i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean
Not a shocker, and good for him. UM should be okay.
Glad he needed to hold a scheduled event to say the obvious. Did he also mention the sky is up and Dantonio is grumpy?
This must be what they felt like when we landed Shane Morris
and Terry Richardson
and James Ross
and Royce Jenkins-Stone
and Mario Ojemudia
and Devin Funchess
and Matt Godin
and Ben Braden
and Dennis Norfleet
patrick kuglar is my favorite reaction
with kids from Michigan, and primarily class of '13. If I did everyone we beat Sparty on, I'd be typing all night. Hoke left Mork in the dust (and, apparently, the weeds) long ago.
But good luck to Harris
we were cooling on him anyway.
Is that you?
"He didn't have a committable offer."
We offered the kid. We wanted him. He chose MSU, likely because he's leaning towards BBall as his sport of choice. I hope he's thrilled with his choice except for one or two times a year (depending on the sport).
Maybe HTYB was being sarcastic...?
Good luck to him.
Waaay too early for me to shed tears re; the 2014 recruiting class.
I look forward to seeing Lewis shutting him down in a few years!
When it comes to basketball, MSU is always going to get its guys. Football was just a nice add-on. Sucks that we can't get him, but if Bailey or Treadwell commits, its all essentially negated.
I love Michigan as much as anyone. However, stop talking like our basketball program is comparable to Michigan State. MSU has been a top five program over the last decade or so. Michigan has been horrible and hasn't even been to the sweet 16 in over a decade. It looks like Michigan is heading in the right direction, but they need to make a deep tournament run before its validated.
havent made sweet 16 in over a decade?? i think u forgot to add an "s" on decade.
If you ever decide to add an avatar, it should be interesting.
I am pretty close with a friend of Drake's family and this was pretty much a decision based solely on basketball. He knew that he would get a scholly from UM with a visit, but he felt that he fit better with Izzo's style rather than Beilein's. I can't really disagree with that. He isn't a pure shooter that Beilein loves. Some may say that he would fill Hardaway's shoes and Hardaway didn't come in as a great pure shooter, but Drake doesn't have the size that THJ has on the wing (at least not yet). Either way, best of luck to him. UM will be fine.
Good post. Does the family realize that he might have a much better shot at the NFL than the NBA?
A kid should never, ever make his college choice on what he feels might give him the best path to the pros. Simply put, if a kid is good enough to go pro in any sport, he can play at whatever decently high profile school he wants and get noticed. If you're trying to choose a school or sport that'll maximize your pro potential, you're probably not good enough to get there.
He should go where he feels like he'll have the best COLLEGE career in the sport of his choosing, and let the pro side shake out. If he's good enough, he'll get picked up wherever he goes.
So if Barry Sanders loved basketball, he should have played at some D3 school as a point guard?
Can't wait to see Izzo up in his face on national television.
are the master of neither. Best wishes to the kid and hope he finds which sport he wants to focus upon.
"Mr. Drew Hensen to the white courtesy telephone for a message..."
I could only think of a couple exceptions, Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, and those were football and baseball. I am not aware of any player in recent history (last 30 years) who played pro football and pro basketball. Some have played both in college (I think Cris Carter did for OSU) but eventually you have to decide.
There is no way you can play professional football and basketball. If your team makes it to the Super Bowl then you would miss over half of the NBA season. This is why two sport athletes usually play football and baseball, football and track...nowadays anyway.
Speaking of other anomalies: Charlie Ward
Brady Hoke is a crappy recruiter.
I know, MSU is beating Michigan in 2014 recruiting. Hoke is really falling behind here.
I'm not going to lie. Gary Harris, Jabari Parker, and Drake Harris is a sick haul, but their football recruiting is a bunch of highly ranked WRs, which I don't know how they got them all, and the rest is a bunch of guys that Michigan, Ohio, ND, PSU, and Nebraska didn't want at other positions.
I wouldn't pencil in Jabari Parker as a Spartan just yet. Those three players are each on a different level: Parker > G Harris > D Harris.
Parker is a likely one n done top 5 pick
if Harris is coming of not. And given the fact that Beeline did not offer him, no one should. We got bigger fishes to fry, fellas (ladies).
Drake Harris is a great get for MSU. No doubt. I love how Spartys all of a sudden care about stars though. They don't need 4 and 5 stars, right?
Don't want to start a new thread, but did anyone see where Harris committed?
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
We can't get them but will be ok. GO BLUE!!!
We *never* win these 50/50 recruiting battles!!
I don't think we would have viewed Harris's commitment to MSU as a loss 3-5 years ago...we were at the end of a streak where all the best in-state prospects were MSU-bound (or were leaving the state)..we just would have written off Harris to MSU as being par for the course.
Now, with the past 2 classes in tow, other than a MSU legacy, any commitment to MSU of a top prospect is viewed as a miss by the staff.
Quite the change in expectations, no?
up. I don't view this as a head to head win for their football program,if not for his relationship with Izzo.
Nonetheless,good luck to Drake and wishing him drop passes and tough hits againist Michigan.