Hello: Damien Harris
The Incredible Hoke and Company back at it landed more 5 Stars!!!!
My co-worker is a Buckeye fan. So naturally when he stepped out of the office I went to his computer and made mgoblog his home page. About 20 mins later I him yell: "How the fuck did you guys get another 5 star recruit?"
I love it!
I'm losing my shit.
It's here! In my pants.
I'm here for the posbang. This is fan-freaking-tastic
this definitely makes RB a less pressing position this year.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen...
would be awesome with audio of a good throaty GOOOOOOOOOD from the emperor
Apparently Palaptine says GOOD a lot.
Monday was not going well...but this helps a lot!
There's another one. Shane said we were building something special!
General thoughts: AAAAAAAAASKSJSJDHBDHAJAKAKEHWH72727939AAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
so much win here
I knew it would have a happy ending but the long stare kept me in suspense.
Sam was saying that there are only 13 spots in the 2015 class. So, if guys love M they need to secure their spots. Campbell committing got Jacques Patrick talking, so Harris is probably thinking I better sign up before there's no room???
OMFG!!!! what the hell is going on?
This morning Sam said 13 spots for '15. This is 4?
We could get a snowball due to the limited spots and have a good chunk of 2015 done in short order.
That's #4, maybe #5 (Brady Pallante)
This is what is making me so excited about these 2015 commitments. Recruiting is always a liquid state (meaning that things constantly change not only on your roster, but in commitments and projections as well), but locking down talent and so many spots early on would seem to be a pretty big advantage for Michigan's coaching staff long-term.
Just think about if a few more guys pull the trigger before the season. This gives the coaches a ton of extra time to target a few select guys in the 2014/2015 classes and time to focus in on 2016 targets. This might just be my opinion or confirmation bias, but it seems like Michigan has been closing on a lot more targets as of late and it seems like this kind of effect has to be a factor. The positive momentum of these developments is just gigantic in my opinion.
Harris wasn't even at the BBQ either. This is awesome.
NO! I thought the staff wasnt going to recruit a RB for 4 years of FOURNETTE!!!
Next tweet by GC, "looks like I'm doing a good job so far" love it!!!
Looks like I'm doing a good job so far
— George Campbell (@GeorgeCampbell0) July 29, 2013
He certainly has my vote when his re-election bid for Mayor of Ann Arbor comes up
Awesome!! George is following in the footsteps of Shane, Michael and Jabrill. Wilton has done a nice job recruiting also.
High school stats to date for Damien Harris:
He also had offers from Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee and Wake Forest.
Welcome to Michigan, Damien Harris!
In what, 9-10 games? Is that even allowed
Couldnt even score on at least 25% of his completed touches. Means Ohio did not really want.
I'm trying to figure out how he only got 62 carries when he was basically getting a 1st down every time be ran the ball.
He had to give the ball back 40 times after scoring a touchdown.
but I generally like to see my RB recruits with a slightly higher YPC...
Well, there goes about a few hundred man hours lost at work collectively here.
more like from across the street. Scout listed tsio as high interest in Harris. This get makes me very happy!
Holy Crap. Hoke is building a power house.
People in Kentucky were excited...until they find out he just chose MICHIGAN
Don't hate on pure unintentional comedy!
So I moderated your post as "underrated."
Hell yeah. Welcome to the Maize and Blue.
Good week in recruiting keeps getting better.
Hot dang! The 2015 class is looking great already.
They have him listed at 5-11/190lbs...Junior Year!!! Top 20 on ESPN 300! This is great news!!!
According to ESPN - he is currently ranked the #3 RB and #20 Player overall for the 2015 class.
ESPN is best at recruiting!!
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha.....this is great.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha.....this is great.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha.....this is great.
This is crazy, this is crazy
Woohoo! Goodbye workplace productivity!
So this is kind of a big deal
The way this is going, Michigan is going to be a factory for the foreseeable future. When a talent like Damien Harris is only going to be the starter for two years, that's when you know you have depth. Eeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
Insert Buckeye coverage raving about his performance at their camp. Can't backtrack on that one.
I know this is how it's supposed to be. This IS Michigan, and all that, but just...sheesh. An embarrassment of riches. In a couple years, it will just be a question of reloading every year.
Hoke has done an amazing job with athletes who didn't fit his model. I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do with these types of classes one after another.
Steve Lorenz was saying that Campbell is becoming our de facto recruiter for 2015, which is good in several ways. Obviously, in and of itself it's good, but it means a decommitt is not likely.
Rosen is our sole offer for '15? He should be very interested in 6'4", 4.37 forty, fellow student to attend college with.
Who else is having subs for lunch
No joke - totally had a sub for lunch today. Capicola, baby!
2 elite offensive skill positions in a weekend? Huzzah.
I'm really concerned about Hoke's inability to close on elite skill position players.
I am a bit as well. He really should have had three 5 star players this weekend, not two. We may have to let him go to get a better recruiter in.
I guess this is why we told Hilliman that we're done at RB. Man are we on a roll! The incredible O-Line haul in 2012-13 is paving the way for elite RB recruiting.
Brady Hoke is pretty cool, guys.
You will be sad to know that he actually does get tackled...once.
I'll check Twitter quick. THEN I'll be productive... NOOOOOPE!!
Half of my excitement for these commits comes from the great .gif's they bring to light.
Embarrasment of riches is exactly right!!
Kill, smash and destroy!!!!
Not literally, but in football terms, yes.
Cass Tech 2015 guys...come on down?
But guys, Meyer is still going to out coach us, so it doesn't even matter.
But seriously, wow. Awesome pick up. More southern talent please.
Harris called up Hoke and was like "I hear you guys are building for a national championship and not going to jail. I'm down."
Ace, you thought you could take a day off after your Campbell post? HAHAHAHA!
is still catching up from the Campbell commit now you hit me with this...I am going to pass out soon.
Drink more craft beer. It will build your tolerence up so you won't pass out.
He doesn't get tackled often, does he?
I know this kid is awesome and everything; but that competition he's playing against is pretty sad.
but this is still CRAZY
Or am I asleep and dreaming? Seriously, I'm incredibly sleep deprived (newborn) and am having difficutly distinguishing dream from reality.
I'd just like to say that you have tremendous typing skills for being a newborn.
Even the setting fits:
2015 is the class of gamechangers and homerun playmakers.
No major needs. One more Olineman and then if you're a 5 star you're in.
Woo! This is awesome.
Looks like we might get Jashon Cornell as well....hmmm yea hoke can't close on elite prospects.
Was already excitied, and his highlight video only excited me even more. Reminds me of Friday Night Lights
" Ya'll doin' all right? 15, Damien, that's my nephew out there. That boy can play some football. He can play left, he can play right, don't make no difference. He can block, tackle, score the touch down, snap the ball, and kick the extra point. Hell, the boy will fill up the Gatorade cooler, walk the dog, and paint your back porch. I'm telling ya, the boy can plain outplay football. ....
AND HE CAN PASS!!"
Great news! Welcome Damien. I just wish we had more spots open for this class, since the staff continues to recruit at a higher and then higher level. Viva la Hoke!
Eleven Warriors comments after these two commits
Wasn't it one of the rivals guys a while back that said both Campbell and Harris had a chance to be top 10 players?
Excuse me while I walk around the office looking for someone to high five!
Lol Internet high five
I don't think I am getting any work done today. If somehow our staff pulls the upset and gets Josh Rosen next year...2015 can't come fast enough.
This class is starting to look like my NCAA 13/14 recruiting classes!!! OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! Awesome news!!!! Keep 'em rolling in!!!! Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!
The George Campbell effect didn't waste any time!!! The fact that he wasn't even at the BBQ says a lot
Glad he committed , Go Blue !
Ohhhhhhhh K!!!! Gonna need to change the underwear now!
What R u waiting for Hand!! Get on the train.
One of the most memorable moments for me from The Michigan-Alabama game is when Krik Herstreit commented that the talent disparity between the two teams was so vast. I don't think that is going to be the case anymore. Michigan is going to have the horses to run with anyone.
I read on 247 that Shaun Crawford, who visited for the BBQ, is talking his decision over with his parents this week and that they wouldn't be surprised if he committed within the next week.
Excuse me while I go to Eleven Warriors.com for some jokes.
This staff is just Cray.
I check two hundred times in 18 hours and then I take an hour nap and we get a commit.
Go back to sleep
Sooooo...how soon until the 2015 recruiting class rankings come out? I'm curious to see how we stack up. /laughs maniacally
you NEED NOT APPLY....
Hot shit what a weekend!
When I woke up this morning I remembered thinking how quiet things had been since the BBQ and the George Campbell commit, and then I hit F5, and HALLELUJAH!!!!!
For fear that I may miss out on another top recruiting committing to Michigan in the near future???? hahahaha! (Or is that called obsession????)
WE HAD SUBS!!!
IT WAS CRAZY!!!
are 2017 Ohio tickets going to set me back
I'm not sure about the ticket price, but be sure to factor in the cost of replacing your cooler.
And this love is for gentlemen only.
RIP Happy Endings.
This is getting absurd.
This GIF almost completely encapsulates why I will always love Denard: His love for Michigan, his pure joy, his electrifying talent (not pictured).
I am more than ready for the Devin Gardner era and overjoyed with our recent recruiting news, but I was shocked at how this GIF made me miss #16.
This is my favorite... thought everyone needed to know.
Also, its been an hour, whats up with the rest of these 2015 kids??? HAHAHA
World domination make everything fun.
If we get too many right now, then imagine how boring next February/March/April will be!
Is it 1997 again?!!
Hoke is insane. Welcome to Michigan Mr. Harris. Building something special.
Remember when we used land the occasional two-star guys? Remember squinting and finding ways to plug them into our system du-jour? Me neither.
All I can say is INCREDIBLE!
This guy's always getting in the way of things.
I like the future can I move there now.
I figured this would be a boring week with camp still a week away. I am pleasantly incorrect.
"Where's the threat?" Said no one ever ..... Waiiiit
It's amazing! So amazing!
I've seen this kid play after college I lived in Richmond, KY for 3 years and have seen his games. One of their ast. coaches was an employee of mine and invited me out to watch. He was the best player on the field as a freshmen. I'll get out to Burr town to see a game this year. and get it on film. The game Vs. Madison Central should be their toughest game and best opponet.
I've been having severe déjà vu lately...
guess at the 2015! class
Welcome to team 136. Made a great choice. Maybe Mike Hart will be on the coaching staff by 2015, too.
With so few spots left for the 2014 and 2015 classes, would be interested if anyone can project our needs for those classes.