I thought Meyer was targeting Analzone.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
I thought Meyer was targeting Analzone.
It's been too long, old friend "Hello:"
Welcome to the family, Ben!!
I love these HELLO posts!
Remember that BS article that talked about Meyer probably winning the bulk of recruiting battles against us? I'd say it'spretty near open season in the state of Ohio.
8 Ohio kids now, 7 of whom are 4 stars to ay least one of the 3 services who have released rankings. Further, one of those players is a 5 star on one site
If we don't get Levenberry, then I'd be happy with seeing if we can get O Daniel.
We probably burned the boats with O'Daniel...
over to 11warriors to see how they spin it. . .
So I don't have to go there myself
WEBB IS THE MAN!!!
Looks like OSU fans are going crazy over their new TE commit from Cali instead of talking about Gedeon. This even though the kid is ranked behind Butt, and not in their own state.
I realize Jake Butt is ranked higher than Baugh in some sites, but I can assure you that Butt was never high on Urban's list. Butt visited and had plenty of opportunities to receive an offer from Urban but it never happened. Baugh, on the other hand, received an offer without having even visited.
I am tapped into OSU recruiting (being a hardcore OSU fan) so I know a lot about Jake Butt, and not much about Baugh, so I can't speak as to what Urban saw in one that he didn't see in the other. But I guess coaches go by things other than what Scout or Rivals say (imagine that!)
Congrats again on Gedeon, though. Like I said earlier in this thread, this was definitely a kid that held a commtiable offer from tOSU and one that Urban wanted. Not a surprise to see him choose you guys (11W had been calling this one for you guys for some time) but still stings, etc.
What's it like being the reasonable The Ohio State University fan?
Hahaha, I swear we exist! I know we have some idiots that give the fanbase a bad rap, but we're just a diehard fanbase very similar to yours. It's what makes the rivalry so special. We're not a basketball fanbase like MSU. We eat, drink, breathe, bleed good ol' hard-nose football.
I know Baugh is probably a bit more athletic and Butt has better size so both sides got what they wanted. Very good pick ups for both sides tonight, looking forward to seeing Gedeon go against Baugh.
I think Baugh fits more of what Meyer wants in his TE's. He's a bit smaller than a traditional TE, but very athletic and a good pass catcher. Butt fits into what Hoke really wants because he has the frame to also be a forceful blocker in power running schemes. One of those times where different staffs are looking for different things.
let's get levenberry (who probably is a SAM) and go home.
Great pick up! He was the second most wanted linebacker that I wanted right behind E.J. Levenberry because he's from Ohio and he had an osu offer. Hopefully E.J. pulls the trigger during the spring game for the last spot.
meyer will prolly say he didnt mean to offer him a scholarship and they dont want him....GO BLUE just gettin better and better
They'll probably recruit a lb that's lower ranked and twist it because he's from a different state and has a better 40 time.
Haha, hate to disappoint you guys, but Meyer has definitely made it known that he wanted Gedeon and his offer was certainly commitable. No spin. Good nab, Wolverines.
Now gentlemen - I know that it's lame when Buckeye fans make excuses on their blogs after we get commits, but it's equally lame when half our posts say "I bet the Bucknuts/Urbz are gonna say _____ but it's totally wrong cuz our guys are awesome!" or "let's go over to eleven warriors so we can read them saying all the things that piss us off!"
They're gonna be upset when we get a head-to-head recruit, and not all of them are gooing to be mature about it, just like some people around here when it happens the other way around. Drop it.
There's no reason to put words into the mouths of OSU fans. They'll either react as you say, in which case we can read and smile knowing that we are correct or they'll own up to losing out a good recruit that they wanted and we can be happy that they recognize the pain just inflicted upon them.
Let's get a Declaration of Independence style roll call of signatures going!
The meme is already getting a bit old. I'd like us to be happy about the players we get more than happy that we robbed another team of a player they wanted. Ultimately, the players that commit to Michigan are going to play like Michigan players and not like players of the programs of our rivals. They are going to develop differently and be different players. Let's enjoy the guys we get.
I think we get the number 1 class if we get Isaac, Treadwell, Levenberry, Poggi, Mathis, Cravens, and Devon Allen, Massington. I think Poggi, Levenberry, and Isaac will pull the trigger pretty soon, but we will have to wait until the fall for the rest.
There were some rumblings that he would visit again the first week of April or at the Spring Game. Obviously the first week of April has passed. Is he not visiting for the Spring Game either?
we will have the number one class.
That would be the number one recruiting class in Michigan history, and one of the best hauls any school has ever gotten. I'd love to get all those guys...but I don't see it happening.
PLEASE, BRADY, PROVE ME WRONG.
Looks like we have another one.
In reply to this:
Michigan also now has 7 commitments that hold an offer from Ohio State or Alabama. They had 5 total from 2008-2010
Shane Morris said this:
@TomVH haha 8...
Shane trying to out-cryptic TomVH?
Tom followed up by saying that #8 is Shane. Shane has an Ohio offer but not many people know about it apparently
I think Shane is just saying he was offered by OSU or Bama as well...
Shane confirmed that his offer is from Alabama. According to 247 that would give him offers from Auburn, Alabama, and Michigan State among others. He also said to Tom "I don't report any of them," in reference to his offers he's received. There goes OSU fans argument that "Morris is overrated, look at his offer sheet."
Shane doesn't want to sully his good name with offers from such places. We should respect his wishes and never speak of this again.
And this may be obvious, but if Urban fails in Columbus or if Urban has a really terrible record against Michigan, there will be books written about his time in Columbus and they will all say that one of his primary failings was allowing top Ohio players to escape the gates of fortress Ohio. Specifically, escape north to Ann Arbor
After having not a ton of a success in there under Richrod, we've already snatched away Kalis, Gedeon, McCray, Jake Butt, Strobel, Bolden, etc, etc. Those are significant pieces to our '12 and '13 classes and I doubt we come away with even half of those guys if Tressel is still around
Did we ever have success like this in Ohio before RR? That was before I started following these things.
That Bo guy did pretty well in Ohio. I remember one year he took two teammates, Elvis Grbac and Desmond Howard, who you might remember.
But seriously, both Bo and Moeller, who are both from Ohio, recruited Ohio very well.
Yep those would be the types of guys I was inquiring about. Griese and Woodson are the oldest guys I can remember actually watching live. Haven't really looked back into the 90s at where guys came from though and didn't know Grbac was an Ohioan. Here's to hoping someone asks a similar question in 15 years when MGoBlog owns the internets and WolvinLA3 responds with Hoke recruiting such historic figures as Dymonte Thomas and Deveon Smith.
Dan Dierdorf, Desmond Howard, Charles Woodson, Rickey Powers, Elvis Grbac sound familiar? All Ohio kids. Trent Zienkowicz (sp?), Morrissey (both), Andy Cannavino, Pierre Woods. There are a ton of them.
Why they write books if no one in Ohio can read them?
Loving the irony of this post.
Haha, not trolling here, but just wanted to ask the obvious question that comes to mind when I read Michigan fans making this kind of joke about Ohioans: You do realize that most of your beloved Michigan men (and a lot of the recruits you hold dear--including Gedeon) hail from the great state of Ohio right? Haha, just seems like if Brady Hoke were on this board, or Bo Schembechler, (I could go on), they would not find that kind of humor so humorous? Just curious. Congrats again on Gedeon.