Enough said. BBQ off to a great start!
LeBron style "@Young__Kid__: Proud to say im a Michigan Wolverine! 〽️
Enough said. BBQ off to a great start!
LeBron style "@Young__Kid__: Proud to say im a Michigan Wolverine! 〽️
Safe to assume that's a recruiting thing the staff sent him? Pretty well done
... and no spelling errors!
Leaving MSU out in the Coled.
Boo! That's not punny.
My high school played his last year in football and he single handedly won them the game, very excited for him to come to Michigan
Just made my day. I expect Roseboro to follow suit tomorrow. Go Blue!
Fucking right, doggy!
That is huge. Best player in Michigan.
His guy is the top guy.
Wow didn't see that coming
Wow. Great get by the staff, probably most important to get after KLS given WR recruiting lately.
@JeffHecklinski: .@CoachDNuss We r off! I hope the doubters keep going strong, it motivates us. The negative talk, it drives us! #gunslingers #DreamChasers
I think it shows the chip and edge every person in the program is going to carry into this season. This is a great tone setter for the BBQ. Roseboro and then Weber......I can picture that sour ass look on Dantonio right now.
Wow! Nice start to the BBQ. I'm loving this class!
I'm surprised at how quickly but had a hunch that good things would happen with him hanging out with Malzone yesterday.
Welcome to Michigan!
after losing Brian Cole to Michigan and Josh Alabi to OSU in last 24 hours:
hits before Weber commits here.
Thompson will be at BBQ today and will choose his school before the season.
I can't see him coming to the BBQ with his girlfriend and the tweet that went out if he's not coming here.
Great news. Welcome aboard Brian.
HOLY WOW. WOW. i thought Cole was gonna be the next step in sparty nailing us after mcdowell. YES.
Very nice surprise. Welcome to Michigan Brian.
Your timing is impeccable. This can only add to the atmosphere at the BBQ tomorrow.
THIS is a perfect 19th birthday present.
Needless to say, I'll be partying a little extra hard tonight in Windsor.
Why downvote this?
Devotee...go to Cheetah's and NOT the Million Dollar Saloon.
Now go get some strippers.
Congratulations and welcome! Great start to the weekend!
This is huge considering OSU's hot path on the recruiting trail... Hopefully we pick up steam and momentum as a result... hahaha OSU and Staee
Holy crap didn't see that coming this is awesome
We still can have nice things after all
The kids leadership and enthusiasm for Michigan is real and it's helping recruiting.
other receivers we have. I hope he can come in early.
The coaches have plans for Cole to play in the slot. Matchup nightmare with his size and speed/athleticism.
— Brandon Brown (@CoachBrown3) July 26, 2014
yep never a bad thing to recruit versatile athletes who can potentially play both sides of the ball. if he struggles cracking the lineup due to WR depth or they need bodies at S or whatever, cole could always jump to D and take a shot at S (i think hell be decent on offense but nice to have options)
No kidding. A 6'2 slot receiver is huge
Malzone says that Cole plans to enroll early. This is from a 247 article Malzone Pumped about Cole Addition, which also touches on Malzone's plans tomorrow:
"I've seen Brian's tape plenty, and with him and Chris (Clark), there are no real excuses for us not to succeed at a high level," he said. "It would be even better if the three of us all enroll early, which we're planning to do right now. It will give us time to develop and work together at winning games. I'm really, really excited about this."
Malzone will now return to Ann Arbor tomorrow for the BBQ at the Big House, where he'll continue to work on targets that are already on campus, and ones who will show up tomorrow.
"I already talked a lot with Darian (Roseboro) and ran into Marcus (Lewis)," he said. "They were both around when Brian committed so I think they could feel the excitement. I know there's gonna be some other guys I've run into that will be here from both the 2015 and 2016 classes, so we're ready to get to work. It should end up being a great weekend."
I think tomorrow may be a day we need the airbags in addition to the seatbelt.
Hoke is McGee, Dantonio is Noah.
They thought they had this one in the bag.
Welcome Mr. Cole!
Wow, can't say enough about this one. This should help us with Weber as well. Keep the commits coming!
i hope Holyfield not poisoned by urban visit last week
Bam. Cole is like a better and more skilled JuJu Smith and that punk is damn good. It has to really burn Sparty to lose these guys in Michigan after the good season they had. Hilarious they cant even bring most of the top talent in. Holyfield would be a really awesome get also because who is going to mess with Evander's son? No linebacker or db wants to take the chance of getting an uppercut and being knocked out cold in a big game. Not that it would happen but gotta get him. Everyone in the country is going to want to watch that kid and play with him. Bring in Peppers and Green to get him on board baby. Go Blue! Roseboro and Thompson are huge too.
You've made a great choice.
And you've made me very happy!!!
B. Cole...... Let's get that drinking thread going! Go Blue!
Excellent addition to the program!! Welcome to the family young man.
From having to worry about this issue. I don't understand why people spend so much time worrying about it. The coaches have it all figured it out.
pre-attrition - but it is assumed that we will add at least 1 RB, 1 DB, 1 LB, and 2 DE to the current list in 2015.
Huzzah! More BBQ magic!
Love me some BBQ.
Well, I was hoping to be rewarded with good news after nearly three hours of assembling furniture from Target and having to use some of my own screws in the process because I personally can't have nice things. It is great, however, to see that Michigan can have nice things - welcome to Michigan, Brian Cole!
What happened to the included screws?
HUGE! Welcome to the family B Cole! Keep it rolling! And get on your recruiting cap, there's still work to do!
Must be some damn good BBQ
That said- anyone seen the shit they have up for the soccer game next weekend? I understand the advertising, but to put it over our block M on the scoreboards sucks. There is a way to promote both...
They did this for the Winter Classic as well. I can't say I'm totally surprised.
Isn't the big deal the fact that it is a non college/michigan went occurring at Michigan Stadium? The whole appeal is a unique venue that is huge! Since we have the hugest we are able to offer the opportunity. It just bothers me to cover shit rather than mix it in
Is this what they did? If so, what do they have on it? I hope it's the team logos and not just ads...
This is a sneaky good class. It's 5th right now in average player rating according to the 247 composite and would be 2nd behind Alabama if we didn't have a kicker in the class (though I'm sure other schools have kickers, too).
Granted, it'll be hard to keep this average quality up as the quantity increases, but I'm definitely not seeing a big recruiting drop-off.
be that hard to keep the average up. I think Thompson is a 3* by most services. Most of the other guys we are close on are 4* guys at least so I think we will stay about where we are.
Was not expecting this! Great news and welcome aboard!
I forgot how good Hello posts feel when you're not expecting them.. #GoBlue
Taste like Sugar
These seem to taste more like Cole slaw.
Side note: Michigan has the 18th ranked class on Scout, but ties with Alabama for first with average star ranking.
he is a four star and we are close to a four star average.
..and then immediately after
Wow. Blow to Sparty
Yeah!!!, Fuck Yeah!
Was it really a surprise. Hoke has beaten Dantonio for every big recruit except for Burbridge and Mcdowell.
Nope on burbridge. Bad grades and hoke shut it down
They've basically owned us for over 5 years....and kids still would rather play for Michigan than them. This is even after they're coming off a Rose Bowl win.
Probably doesn't help that your head coach has the personality of a rock and your offensive coordinator is Jim Bollman
I bet they can make a decent sales pitch for that. That makes this an even bigger recruiting win in my book.
Huge get. Most talented player in the state, imo. Between him & Ty Isaac, pretty much completely nullifies the Damien Harris/George Campbell loss...
Damn good point. It actually does. Cole is more skilled than Campbell, just doesn't match the top end which doesn't mean everything. As long as Harris doesn't end up at Ohio, all is fine.
Then it's all good.
Couple quotes from Scout article:
"First off, I loved ever school that offered me a scholarship," he said. "All the coaches and staffs and supporters that treated me like family, nothing against any of them, but the thing about Michigan was, I wanted to stay closer to home. It felt like home and felt like the place I need to be."
. . .
"I know I'll be playing slot receiver and depth chart wise, the best players play so I'll compete for my spot."
A big part of Cole's recent recruitment was Wolverine quarterback commit Alex Malzone, who targeted Cole as soon as he made his commitment and hopes to target him on the field as teammates now.
"It was good. I like Alex a lot. He's a leader, and I can tell he will be a great quarterback. I had a really good time down here with those guys and getting to know them."
Cole, Malzone, and Clark plan to enroll early together.
I am pretty sure it was this forum i posted quite a while ago - but we really did not have a very good chance at landing Cole, and im talking from the very beginning. The coaches really deserve a ton of credit on this one.
I am from Saginaw and every so often i get some very good tidbits on athletes here since im extremely active in the area and speak to quite a few people in regards to high school athletics.
Let me say that Brian Cole for quite some time favored OSU, from a pretty reliable source. Now, i don't know this for a fact, but from tea leaves, MSU then took the lead over OSU and MSU and the coaching staff did a very good job recruiting him. No doubt in my mind. It had/has to be hard for Cole to turn them down.
Michigan for most of his recruitment was actually 3rd. IMO, there was no way i saw him coming here up until maybe a few weeks ago i though 'maybe' Michigan had a chance, but still not a great one.
Again, in short, Michigan did a unbelievable job changing this kids mind. Great job Michigan staff.
Alex Malzone. Big ups Alex!
What about Roy Manning? Anyone know his role in this?
Holy crap! I go for an innocent round of golf thinking I'd be missing nothing...and WHAM! Hello, Mr. Cole. Welcome and Go Blue!
I may have to go for another innocent round tomorrow so Mr. Roseboro can join the fold...my wife will surely understand.
in football again. Welcome Mr. Cole (and nice threads).
I thought I had another day to buckle my seat.
It's been said 100 times, but a huge get. Can't wait to see this kid play. Hopefully he redshirts, meaning we have solid play/depth from our current WRs this year.
This is great news! Welcome, Brian!
Just the type of player we need, great news. Welcome to UM!!! A few more and the class will be full, then on to 2016.
Holy crap....that is a tremendous pick-up.
I mentioned Thurs on Ace's recruiting piece that Cole's low-key approach was a nice change in the recruiting scene. He is CLEARLY a thoughtful guy - he decided to play for the good guys!
Become a legend, Brian..
Wow, been working all day and just checked in. Did not see this one coming, definitely made my day. Welcome Brian Cole !!
Welcome Young man - I lived in Saginaw for three years and loved it, Brother.
Welcome to the Big House & good luck.
10 page thread on RCMB about Brian committing to the good guys. Pathetic
From Brian's 'Hello: Brian Cole' report:
"Saginaw Heritage didn't exist as a school until 1988, and their history of producing college football players is short—Cole is the only Heritage product to commit to a D-I school in the Rivals database (2002-present), and a quick U-M roster search shows only two Wolverines from the school (Jake Malacos and Matt Sygo), both of whom only were on the team for one season in the 1990s. Michigan does have a nice history with Saginaw players, however, as the town produced S Shonte Peoples, LB Sam Sword, TE Shawn Thompson, LB Roy Manning, RB Jerome Jackson, DE LaMarr Woodley, and FB John McColgan over the last few decades."
Saginaw Heritage formed from the closure of two Saginaw Township high schools, Douglas MacArthur and Eisenhower.
This is not Heritage's first D-1 player, however.
Stuart Schweigert was heavily recruited by Michigan, but ended up having a successful career at Purdue (Safety) before being selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Schweigert's high school days were spent competing against future MSU WR Charles Rogers in Saginaw Valley League play. Oh yes, THAT Charles Rogers -- perhaps the biggest football bust to have ever come from this town, which included a horrendous stint with and subsequent release from the Detroit Lions due to well documented legal issues.
Since his retirement from the NFL, Schweigert has held a positive presence in the area, including, visits to his high school alma mater for some assistant coaching duties, and a principal owner of the local Continental Indoor Football League team, the Saginaw Sting, taking the franchise to the league's championship game multiple times, winning twice.
Also from Saginaw, I am looking forward to photographing yet another local native wearing the winged helmet in Ann Arbor -- a helmet design Heritage used themselves for several years before changing to a simple "H" design on the sides.
Brian Cole. Good story.
SSElite22 SSElite22 All Access VIP Badge (29) 5 months PM User Follow User 16 hours ago Reply Quote This is one of my favorite stories about Brian and his recruitment. Last year at the BBQ, GC and Brian were trying on gloves, jerseys and the like. We (brian and I) were talking in general about WR depth and talent and what he could do there. during this, GC was being a bit cocky and walked over to us and said hi and all that.. During the conversation GC says to Brian while holding up the #1 Jersey "see this jersey, this is going to be mine right here". what Brians response was ill never forget, he simply answered in a concise, strong way, saying "not if I have anything to do about it, thats my jersey". I think at the end of the day, Michigan got the better of the two players regardless of how you view rankings and where you view them. Brian is a supremely humble, but confident athlete. he knows what he can do and what he wants to do. I think as far as being a dynamic athlete at the WR position, he will be a special player. I truly believe this when i say it, i think Brian will one day wear the #1 jersey at Michigan. Just as i see Jabrill dawning the #2 jersey on defense. I think cole is underranked due to him never wanting to do camps, but i think the UA game will show his talents. I think he is the type of athlete needed to take Michigan to the next level. he will be fun to watch for at least 3 years.
He explains who he is down a little ways in the replies. It seems legit.