Mike Lantry, 1972
Hello Again: David Dawson
is rated, but as a guard not a tackle. He's the 6th rated gaurd to Rivals.
Good detective work, which means he should be between #7 and #12 on the list I linked to.
So 5 out of the 28 4-5 stars are going to one team and Hoke's in serious talks with another 4 star.
EDIT: my bad, the list is just OTs. There are 43 4+ star OTs and OGs and we could end up with more than the entire Big 12 and 2 or 3 more than the next best team.
If Hoke could flip Reschke this class would be even more incredible. In the future, Hoke would only have to give the legendary finger point and the recruits would come running!
That is such great news! Glad to have him back with Michigan! Go Blue!!!
Want your flag back?
Seriously - welcome home, David!
I was extremely bummed when he de-committed. So glad he decided his initial decision was a good one afterall.
Our O-Line is going to be so deep that it's possible that if these latest 2 classes develop as well as we think they can, our 2nd stringers would be a great starting 5 for some other team.
This will be great for in-team competition and dealing with injuries.
Also great news about Delano Hill, I really liked his film, seems like a real ball hawk, welcome to the M Family guys and Go Blue!!!
So glad to have Dawson back in the family.
I love this gif. I can't exactly read what the woman is saying, but I'm going to assume it's "welcome back."
as in "pray for this goofy fuck to my right"
Welcome back Mr. Dawson
Nice to have you, David.
With Dawson coming to Ann Arbor, the average OL recruit for the 2013 class is 6'5", 295 pounds with some growing yet to do perhaps. Yes, this road shall have a smooth, even grade for our RBs.
Tell me that Funk didn't walk on air for at least 15 minutes.
Dan Skipper's visit could be a little awkward from here on out. Assuming there not taking anymore lineman.
I thought people were saying there might be room for one more after this?
..... there has been so much neg karma here lately. Absolutely Tremendous!! I wonder how big of hug he got! Great to have him back in the fold!
any hug has got to be a pretty big one to be successful.
This is one of those stories that brings out the maternal in me. No matter his size or stars, I'm so happy for him. Glad he's found his home. And had time to make sure it's the home he wanted.
This is awesome. Hopefully for now we can set aside all the 'Hoke's policy is stupid' talk for awhile. His policy appears to be both flexible (in that he hasn't been shutting doors on guys really, and allows for fluid situations to fully develop) and effective (in that we lost one recruit in this class who blew up in the rankings over time out of a very large, very early to commit class). To me at least, it's completely clear that this staff is full of world class recruiters and knows exactly what it's doing.
World class is okay, I suppose, but that won't do us any good against Sparty. We're so screwed.
David won't be going to his OSU and Alabama official visits???
I'm guessing no, but who knows at this point.
DEATH BY OFFENSIVE LINE
Five of Rivals' top 7 in the UM fold.
Reschke (#6) is facing 4 years of punishment unless he joins this tidal wave.
I am very happy he has committed again. Between last year and this years O Line recruits. I think we will be knocking people off the LOS,
Best birthday present i could have asked for
I can think of a few things I'd rather have. (insert Kate Upton GIF)
Well now that you mention it...
I would agree sir!
I couldn't agree more, I'm in the same boat!
Happy birthday my mans!!
Watching Arizona get their 3-3-5 shredded against Nevada makes me so much more content with Hoke as coach. Despite his lack of notoreity prior to getting this hire (and despite a couple really dumb decision in the 2nd half against ohio, and not trying Devin against Neb after Bellomy started 0-10(!) in the division deciding game), it's pretty clear he has shortened the curve back towards prominence and his recruiting prowess simply cannot be argued with at this point. I honestly do not think that Notre Dame is 'better' than Team 133, or Ohio. Nebraska actually sucks and that stings. Brady has Michigan right about where they need to be and it makes me very excited.
Welcome back to the good guys!
welcome back to the light, my son.
Great news. Now a win over WVU will cap off the day.
So happy to see Dawson back in the fold, it really seems like the best decision. With so many people close around, home is family and family is home son! And I've always been very impressed with his film.
Hill is just a great add. Top player in our backyard, from Detroit, so glad he stayed home and not to a division rival.
Outstanding work Hoke & Co., congratulations to Dawson and Hill!
The line is so critical, both on offense and defense. These unsung heros are what make and break the rest of the team. Dawson is a critical piece in the OL recruiting class. This class and last year's will make a huge difference.
I think in the final analysis, the biggest problem with Toussaint and the other running backs this year was not their own ability (or lack thereof,) nor was it playcalling by Borges. The biggest problem was the subpar play of the offensive line. If you read "between the lines" of Hoke's comments, the redshirt freshmen linemen could probably compete for playing time right now, but it isn't worth burning a year of eligibility.
One of the best things about the re-commitment of Dawson, and the 2012 & 2013 classes, is that Michigan can be extremely, extremely selective in who they recruit on the OL in 2014 & following. We already have Denzel Ward, who has a huge upside, even if he is raw. With Ward, there are really only three more spots in 2014, and we already have a big jump there.
It also bodes well for the future that Ohio is struggling with their line recruiting. Of course, they could sign quite a few in the next couple months, but it is unlikely.
My musings on this subject go back farther; I thought perhaps a year. But I was having trouble finding anything older.
that "loyalty" is neither "mythical" or "19th century". It is as important today as ever.
I'm fine with how this played out and welcome Mr. Dawson back. I credit the coaches too though, for sticking with their plan, and for working with David when he asked to be reconsidered.
Welcome back David...Michigan fans are delighted to have you back in blue.