Honest question: Is this good news?
Hello: Jon Runyan Jr. (per 247)
what is your username and why does it show up as intergalactic font?
plus a lot of mgopoints. Equals?
Lol. I was just kidding. I know what Korean is. Can't you see that my avatar is a protoss zealot!!!! Anyone who plays SC knows what Korean is!!
boyz n da pahokee → thorin → mgovideo → 토린 (torin)
Reason: Korean has no θ sound.
True. In addition, Korean doesn't have a straight "r" sound. It's more of a mix between an "r" and a "l". But close enough.
So, is it pronounced Tollin?
Never question 토린, who is responsible for the best source of Michigan video on the internet.
The Magnus will tell us.
I'd rather have Mangus give his evaluation.
I would rather have magnus give me a handjob... it would be more valuable than his take on a sophmore in high school...
Mike Cox would have won five Heismans if he had Runyan Jr. blocking for him.
That is great for you. I would rather his insight.
I don't swing that way, but to each his own. You're going to have to settle for my analysis and get your handjobs from some other dude.
I don't see nothing wrong with a little mangus grindin'...
anyway, I was just stating that i would rather get jerked off by a stranger than read an assement of a high school sophmore by someone who has probably never seen him live and in person...
that said, I don't hate on magnus and occasionally I find him inciteful (yep inciteful) but the chodes who clamour for your opinion are embarrassing...
love you all,
I'm sure there are plenty of "analysts" who have never seen him in person. If you're only going to value the opinions of guys who see every one of these recruits in person, then you're not going to value many opinions. I'm guessing our very own Ace and Brian are two of those guys who haven't seen Runyan (or many of these players) in person.
The argument that "You haven't seen this guy in person" is mostly hogwash. That's how college coaches do their recruiting. If you run through the list of guys Michigan has offered over the years, how many of them do you think Michigan has watched play in person? They probably haven't seen very many guys outside of Michigan and Ohio play football games, and not many of them at camp, either. I wouldn't be surprised if they've never seen Da'Shawn Hand or Jabrill Peppers play football in person, and those are two of their biggest targets.
I'm not too big on analyst anyway... inherently they have make their 'customers' happy.
I don't even have a problem with you magnus; I figure you obviously know a little something and you are willing to put the time in ( a disturbingly high amount of time, but whatever). I do think that some of the lemmings on this website are a complete joke and were the people I intended to make fun of with my initial post...
That said please don't pretend to be on par with the coaches and the amount of scouting they do. Unless you have access to game film for the players we recruit then I have to assume you are going off of highlight film, individual games you can get your hands on, camp film, and probably the writing of a million different people at all the other sites (247, rivals, whatever)...
handjobs for everyone,
I'm not claiming to be on the same level as college coaches.
What I'm saying is that your criticism of "You haven't seen him in person" is irrelevant.
If you want to argue that I don't have access to ENOUGH film, that's a different discussion.
how much film do you really have access too?
and as a follow up: how much time do you really have to devote to watching said film?
I have access to Youtube, Hudl, and Rivals video. Occasionally I see some of these guys in person.
I can't really give you an answer to the second question. It depends on various factors.
The coaches probably consider anyone they've offered for 2015 as "Plan A" guys, and they probably knew that if they offered this kid he'd jump on that offer, so they obviously wanted him.
The coaches consider this to be good news, therefore I do too.
I'm not sure if it's paywalled, but 247 has a breakdown on him. I seem to be in a half-subscribed limbo and I'm not sure what's available. Anyway, here's one tidbit:
Agreed - super early offer plus in-person evaluation at camp plus his dad was a Michigan legend and long time NFL player means this is certainly a good thing.
Unfortunately I will call him Jon Jansen Jr at least once because I always got those two confused.
Just remember that Runyan rhymes with Paul Bunyan. Convince yourself he's a giant with a big blue ox and you will never forgot. RUNYAN THE GIANT.
For the team: Yes
For me: No, because I remember being at house parties with his father in 1994; which means I am old.
We were probably at some of the same parties then.
I was at some party in some guy's apartment in 1993, and I went into the bathroom to do #1. While I'm in there, somebody comes and bangs on the door. I say, "I''ll be out in a minute," but the guy just keeps on banging. So then I think, "well if this guy can't be patient, then I'll just take my sweet time." So I leisuirely finish my piss, wash my hands (thoroughly), and then as I open the door I am prepared to give the guy a mouthful. But as soon as the door opens, the largest human I have ever seen up close is angrily towering over me. All I can say is, "whoah, dude--how tall are you?" He looks down and gruffly replies, "that's not a wise question to ask." I go across the room and ask somebody who the giant is that just went into the bathroom, and am told, "Oh, that's Jon Runyan. He just likes to mess with people."
I'm guessing Noah Parker (OG - Milton, FL - 1994-98)? The only other OL from Florida from that era are Rod Payne, Steve Everitt, and Steve Hutchinson all of whom played a lot.
Noah Parker was a really, really nice guy. Absolute class act.
Runyan went to Flint Carman-Aimsworth HS and graduated the same year as me. He dated a girl from my nearby hometown of Mount Morris for a few years towards the end of HS and into college. He went to our senior prom. I was a 6'2" left tackle myself...dude absolutely dwarfed me. Once waited on him at McDonald's and looked him square in the sternum. Cool Story Bro.
I enjoy stories like Mark in Mt Morris described and I don't think it's necessary for someone always needing to defend themselves from telling a story on a message board by saying that, even if there are a couple of snobs here that will get mad for posting it
If you post a personal tale, expect someone to say cool story, bro. It just is what it is. I like to read them as well. However, in this case, I do have one qualm. What kind of a McDonald's has actual waiters?
Mark, my dad taught at Carman-Ainsworth and had Runyan as a student. Probably you too. I've met John a few times along with some of the other people that played on that team. So, I wonder if we have met. I myself didn't go to Carmen-Ainsworth.
I remember sitting in a class during the first day of my sophomore or maybe junior year at UM, and the professor is taking attendance. It's one of those situations where the class is full and there are a bunch of waitlisted people in the classroom on the first day to see if they can get it, so the professor is just trying to figure out whether any of the registered students failed to show so that he can admit people from the waiting list. Anyway, he is running through the Gs and eventually calls off, "Gree-zee."
A voice from the back of the room calls back, "It's Gree-zee," as in, he's correcting the professor's pronounciation of the name, even though the professor had it right to first time. So the professor repeats, "Brian Gree-zee," and again Greise "corrects" him. The professor then just moved onto the next name.
Based on that, as well as various stories I heard about Greise trying to pick up women at Scorekeepers using the line, "Do you know who I am?", I didn't have a very high opinion of the dude for some time. However, I didn't really know Greise myself, and I did have a few friends who knew him well and, by the end of my four years, they really liked the guy.
Looking back, I think it may have been one of those situations where Greise came into college as kind of a brash, arrogant kid--and then matured significantly after some humbling experiences. Besides, I kind of look back at the 20-year-old version of myself and think, "man, I was a real douchebag back then." So I have come to have a pretty high opinion of Greise nowadays. And for the same reason, I tend not to be too critical of some of the dumb things players and recruits will do and say--and have all the more respect for guys like Denard and Devin, who handle themselves gracefully from day one.
Yeah not so sure. Griese must have used the "don't you know who I am?" line a lot. I've personally heard it even after his college playing days were over. He was drunk and belligerent at the time so who knows must have been his "go to" phrase.
Afraid to have a drink or many.
Interesting stuff. I think stories like that (along with the more public ones) make the moments when Bob is getting choked up at the end of the 1997 season (while calling games) all the more special. It had to be such a bigger deal for him to see how his son matured on and off the field.
Interestingly, I went to college (private school in South Carolina) with a girl who purported to be a distant cousin of Bob and Brian, and she pronounced her name Gri-zay.
If I remember correctly, Greise was a walk-on. Is that correct? Does anyone remember his recruitment story? Why not follow in his dad's footsteps at Purdue or stick closer to his high school area in southern Florida?
Jim Harbaugh hit on a girlfriend of mine at a party when he was in school. She was RC and not at all a football fan so her blase answer was 'no I don't -- where's the keg?'.
too. Man he was one angry dude after that Colorado game. I used his clubs golfing and that was awkward for a 5'9" guy. Felt like I could hardly see the ball it was so far away.
Class of 2015 OL. This means he won't take a meaningful snap until 2016 at the earliest, more likely 2017. Since I could easily be dead by then, I can't get too excited about this. But here I sit, excited.
I hope you are not dead by then.
That might be the nicest thing I've ever said on this board.
Sorry to break it to you, but there is also a chance you might be dead before even the '13 commits see the field. Hate to be the bearer of bad news buddy and obviously hope you are around to see the 2113 class.
legacy recruits from former standout players are a great thing at any institution. This shows that the "Family Values" aspect is in tact and that former players who are the backbone of our instituion are happy with the direction that the program is headed.
congrats on being the quickest.
(Bet that's not the first time you've heard that.....BOOM!!) j/k...
2nd 2015 commit in a span of a little more than 12 hours... Pretty great
Our classes are starting to lap themselves. The 2015 class may be filled up before the 2014 class is (if the 2016 class doesn't take them both).
Over at TTB, Magnus says no evaluations will be forthcoming until the 2014 class is complete.
I'll still give analysis and descriptions. I'm just not giving TTB Ratings until then...
which class will fill up first, 2014 or 2015?
They're at 2 for 2015, one of whom is a kicker. So, I'mma go with 2014.
between Pallante's status, all the strong candidates for the 2015 class, and its size... it might be a close race...
What's the projected size for 2015?
I'm hoping he'll be around 290 lbs or so...
There are only 12 players scheduled to graduate after the 2014 season, so that's where we're starting. But it will obviously grow.
Chantel just confirmed. Damn, you guys are fast.
No, its just that our processors are a bit more powerful than yours. Just a suggestion but it may be time for an upgrade...
No, Gameboy is right, I'm in my last week of my current job and I'm pretty checked out. I was also encouraged by the suggestion by 'Password is Taco' to "F5 this bitch".
Glad I could help. Godspeed.
This 2015 class is filling up pretty quickly.
High Five Brah!
may you get drafted even earlier than your dad.
Obviously the coaches think he's good enough to offer, so fine by me, but I'm just curious.
Three star by 247. Way early for drawing major conclusions from that though.
Probably will move up in the next year or two, so not much to worry about in the star aspect.
FYI - Word on the recruitnik sites is he is a little undersized (6'1"-ish) but when/if he grows he will be great. Winning one-on-ones at his size now and everyone is hoping for that growth spurt. Plus obvious blood-lines (genetics) and he is a legacy.
He measured 6'4" at UM camp I recall. And he's a sophomore with a 6'7" dad. Hopefully he grows more toward the tackle size. We're pretty stacked at gaurd.
and I heard Levert was up to 6'7", so Junior looks minimum 6'5"... and apparently growing by the day!
...sure he has the football IQ and frame to play OL...but needs to pack on some lbs.
Runyan looks to carry more of his weight in the midsection and the legs. that is hard to tell from the angle that the picture is taken, not showing the depth of his body. He really needs to add some weight but he will be fine some guys mature later than others
reading on this site recently that he was 6'4", but a little light at 250 pounds. Lets wait for the official Hello post before really getting into it though.
Which, by the way...its been 12 min since the announcement already. Is Ace even working today???? /s
Yea, I hope Ace wasn’t busy today; because he sure is now. 1 down and 2 hellos to go. haha
You mean 6'4" right?
3 Hello posts in 5 topics...not bad
Not bad indeed. But a long way off of "the greatest mid-february weekend in the history of mid-february weekends" weekend.
on here before, but it would be nice to re-establish what position this young man plays.
Also, welcome and Go Blue!
Three Hello: posts in 48 hours? Just awesome. It's GREAT to be a Michigan Wolverine.
What about 2016? Really, we are falling behind State.
Yeah, but State's 2016 signees will not be able to enroll until 2019, because of the three light years it will take them to reach East Lansing from the Omicron Xeon galaxy.
Using light years and years interchangeably as if they are the same amount of time, and also mistakenly using light years as a measure of time rather than distance. You lost me.
I played against his Dad when I was at Powers. It's official, I'm old.
as an Eagles fan this is amazing. Somewhat surprising he's never been to a Michigan game before, but I'm betting his dad was feeding him the Kool-Aid from birth
is that you're an Eagles fan.
Does anyone else think he looks like Craig Roh?
There's a Helloverload on the board right now. Never a bad thing
I'm guessing technique isn't going to be much of an issue for JR Jr.
Obligatory: Rabble pad level rabble rabble
Do we now have more 2015's than Sparty has 2014?
Isn't half bad if you ask me
We didn't ask you
Welcome to the Maize and Blue Mr. Runyan Jr.
If we keep piling on all this depth/talent on the OL sooner or later our games will look like Fournette's highlight tape
Hello, hello, hello.
Not that I'm doubting this offer/commitment at all, but I'm still wondering about the lack of a single offer from any other school. Does anyone have any insight as to why UM was his only offer?
Maybe because he just finished his sophomore year? Some kids don't have the exposure or haven't visited many camps by the time they turn 16.
I think a lot of schools were waiting for him to grow. He's only 245 lbs. right now.
Welcome to Michigan, Jon Runyan, Jr.!
His father was an All-American in 1995, as I recall, and part of an offensive line that included Jon Jansen, Zach Adami and Joe Marinaro.
That video can't be right. I saw running backs get tackled, and Leon Fournette taught me that doesn't happen.
I was lining up the cold cuts on the couch next to me but as I was stacking them, they kept falling into my foot bath!
Oh wait, Bunyan, not bunion.
All of them.
Thought FOR SURE it was Fournette...
His profile is up. Thanks Magnus! http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/
Congrats to the whole family. Very happy for them.
to the class of 2015. now he just has to eat and workout like a crazy person. vlad I don't have to pay for his groceries.
I wonder how his dad grew. what size was he going into his junior year?
Supposedly his dad was only about 240 coming out of high school.