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Hello: Lawrence Marshall
Is this true? Sparty schadenfreude?
I honestly cannot stop laughing at this. Sparty's all over that page.
I like that the prediction is "100%".
Folks, I think we have broken the space-time continuum.
because "He's comin' in your windows, he's snatchin' your people up!!!" awesome....
its funny reading rcmb as they realize that the climax of msu football is over
This brings a smile to my face. This kid is really, really good. I was ultra bummed when he committed to OSU (just like i was for Webb). Then he was said to be an MSU lean for a while.
Extremely happy if Michigan lands 4 of the big 5.
Think of it, Webb and Marshall were at OSU, Harris was at MSU, and things were starting to dwindle with the stud 5* DT once national powers were aggressively pursuing. It was looking like there was a chance Mich would get shut out for all the blue chippers in Mich at one point. Nice job by the staff.
Holy shit. Did not expect that. Is Coach Brown actually really good?
TomVH confirmed it.
THAT IS ALL.
Didn't see that coming, but this is awesome news, and ferns is on campus so he's at the source.
The nice thing about Sparty is, they don't just toss your salad--they can grow all the ingredients for it too.
I see what you did there
We had subs?
Ace be prepared.
So McDowell and Hand, come on down?
Hoke makes this recruiting game look so easy.
"Hey Lawrence, I heard you were leaning towards MSU. Don't do that."
Per Sparty Shaudenfraude... "Biggest fail yet by the staff. These guys couldn't close a f***ing screen door."
I also like "He only comes here to bang our girls...he goes there to play football" by tVargMan Prime.
I don't usually look at RCMB but it's irresistable today.
I don't know if that really qualifies as schadenfreude. That's why everyone goes to MSU.
You're right. Perhaps this contribution then, from Respert for Three:
"Find this girl and kick her ass out of school. How hard is it to be a whore for christ sakes!?!? Send her ass to Eastern with myself and the rest of the riff raff.....I wana smash. Good times!
That is pitiful.
Here's one of my favorites:
it is not our staff doing something wrong. UM is just doing something really right. It only seems odd if you have not been paying attention to the pattern these last few years.
Player A has very little interest in UM
Player A takes a visit to UM
Player A commits a half hour after arriving
nothin to see here
Here's another delusional comment:
how is it every time some recruit says he wants to visit a bunch of schools commits to scUM as soon as they step on their campus? something isn't right here. the ncaa needs to investigate them.
And a response to this by another state fan:
Yeah man, they're clearly cheating. Beating us for recruits? That's never happened before.
Are we really "beating" staee for recruits? I don't think so, since that would mean state was actually some competition for a recruit.
"That's never happened before."
Clearly rcmb has members that are only 4 or 5 years old with no knowledge of pre-2008 recruiting.
Even if this poster is being sarcastic, it's still hillarious.
Welcome aboard Mr. Marshall!
As bad as today was for sparty, there is always tomorrow for it to get worse.
Was not expecting this today!
For the record, that means 5 of our 8 commits have OSU offers. 3 OSU commits have M offers.
Yeah but those offers weren't committable. Even though Marshall already committed to them once.
Awesome for the team! Now lets see what happens with McDowell and Hand
Marshall at SAM? McDowell at DT, Hand at DE? I'll take it.
And don't forget about Mone at DT as well!
And this doesn't even take into account who we already have in the fold, with the likes of Poggi, Pip and Taco. If all these guys can live up to their hype, Mattison will have a rotation of absolute monsters on the line in the next year or two.
Now all we need to do is win in EL and Spartys little "run" is officially over on and off the field.
All of this is fantastic but I need to see some results in EL this year!
Will be catching a Southfield High game this year.
May I suggest their opener... they play Cass Tech
Their opener will be fun but it will also be a landslide. Southfield is a good team with solid talent. They will be a playoff team but they are not near on the same level as Cass. It will be lopsided, but if you want to see talented players both sides will have a few.
ESPN continues to demonstrate their evaluation prowess this year. That's 8 of 9 in the 150 for the Wolverines. And it sounds like when the next re-rank comes out Ways will get a good spot. I wouldn't expect a 150 spot but maybe a 4 star.
edit: Oh yeah, and every one of them is at least 6' 3".
lol @ scouts headline:
Southfield defensive end Lawrence Marshall came to Ann Arbor this morning - and the Scout300 #89 prospect has just committed to Michigan!
Come to MGo and read Ace's Q & A for a few minutes. Click on Twitter and we have a commitment from Mr. Marshall. Welcome to Michigan recruiting where commits can come in in less than 21 seconds..
he only comes here to bang our girls...he goes there to play football
The SEC seems to do pretty well getting recruits to do both. The "Hostesses" are doing their job and obviously the MSU football program isn't holding up their end of the bargain...
This is one way Michigan and Sparty can combine forces - offer the "hosting capabilities" of MSU girls and then send them over to Ann Arbor for the serious stuff. See, we CAN work together.
I can see the t-shirts now!
Moe Ways tweeted he's taking credit for this committment. Good job bringing your friend on board Moe.
I guess they came together, Ways gave him a ride so he probably does deserve alot of credit
For the record, I chose to give this troll hair. It was an artistic decision that I stand by 100%
Will this hurt our chances with Hand? or will it speed up the process?
For now I think Marshall is targeted to play WDE. I don't think this will have any effect on Hand joining the class. Welcome aboard Marshall.
When you're the number one player in the country, I don't think you spend much time worrying about other commitments and future DL competition.
Michigan - 8
OSU - 1
Hey Webb, do you really want to miss out on this class...if could look like this:
Michigan - 9
OSU - 0
Meyer is even begging the rest of the Big 10 to match his recruiting prowess. Be careful what you wish for.
Former Ohio commit. Michigan State lean. I'll take it.
Here are your steak knives for second place. Or maybe you are holding out for third? You did just lose a kid to northwestern...
No coffee for you. Coffee is for closers.
Getting peppers will heal any pains caused by the webb defection
Peppers may be a safety.
Sure he's a higher rated prospect, but you never want to lose a top kid from the state and a pipeline school.
I loved getting Donovan Warren, but losing out on RoJo was always tough. But that's recruiting.
We'd all love to have them both.
If we get Peppers, Hand, McDowell and Westphal, then maybe I'll truly forget about Webb.
Peppers can play anywhere in the secondary he and the coaches want him to play.
I said there is a possibility that he and Webb may play different positions.
Sorry to offend you so deeply.
The point is Peppers more than makes up for Webb.
you cannot look at it that way. There are 4 starters in the secondary, Peppers cannot play them all at the same time.
IMO, Webb is probably the top player in the State of MIchigan. I believe he is the most ready to play his position right now. I believe Harris and McDowell have better upside though.
Webb stings a bit. Wish we could flip him but most on here say no chance for whatever reason.
RCMB crashes chrome on my iPad. Just saying.
Welcome aboard! Go Blue!
I saw a lot of "once he gets his USC offer he'll commit, he's just going to choose MSU until he gets that USC offer", any chance he backs out now? That's kind of worrisome in my mind.
Unreal...this class is gonna be crazy when all is said and done
This is excellent news, of course, and only a day after we get a #3 overall ranking for the class to date from ESPN. That makes for nine commits for 2014 already, I believe, and that Michigan is an in-demand place for top talent is a tribute to how the staff identifies talent early and then recruits talent.
Welcome to Michigan, Lawrence Marshall!
QB - Wilton Speight
RB - Jonathan Hillman
WR - Drake Harris
WR - Moe Ways
TE - Ian Bunting
OT - Jamarco Jones
OG - Mason Cole
OG - Juwan Bushell-Beatty
SLB/WDE - Lawrence Marshall
WDE/SDE - Da'Shawn Hand
NG - Bryan Mone
SDE/DT - Malik McDowell
MLB - Michael Ferns
ILB - Kyron Watson
CB - Jabrill Peppers
CB - Parrker Westphal
S - sleeper prospect
JuJu Smith, Alex Bars, Montae Nicholson and Chase Winovich are guys I have us just missing out on. Nonetheless, this would be an impressive group. More than halfway home!
If we get HAND and McDOWELL and PEPPERS (and it seems Peppers is a yes and McDowell strong lean) the rest of the class is somewhat irrelevent. I dont mean the names above but you can put any combination of 4 stars or "Hoke sleeper 3 stars" into the rest of the slots and it is a sick class.
...I can't help but want one of those ridiculous classes.
I want one of those video game like classes, those classes that star-gazers love, one of those f*** you SEC classes.
We're not going to be high on numbers, so let's be high on impact players.That's what this team is missing. Other than Denard (and I guess Lewan and Molk), we haven't had a true playmaker on our team since Brandon Graham.
I want high draft picks. I want reload not rebuild. I want to truly be the leaders and the best.
3rd WR? Maybe Scott?
Hearing Beilen offered him subs today on his visit, and after that it was in the bag.
It was crazy.
and welcome to the fam.
Welcome Lawrence!! Great to have you aboard.
So much salt in this comment.
"I don't know what's in the water in AA, but it's making kids believe whatever it is they're selling. I'd be very interested to see what the average visit is like down there. Between the dump of a city, the hideous girls, and a disgusting, inarticulate slob of a head coach, I'm surprised they can even put together a recruiting class - let alone a top ranked one. Nostalgia for the 1800s should only be able to take a program so far in 2013."
Lol at dump of a city. You stop projecting on me Sparty!
Dump of a city? I'm surprised he didn't comment on our small stadium, our weak endowment or our lack of alumni who founded Google.
Someone just had a healthy serving of hater-ade
E.L. and it's western counterpart would like to have a word with you.
Welcome aboard Lawrence... and LOL at Sparty.
For the much needed laugh.
It does make for a slow July. Hoke.... slow down in bringing in elite talent!!
I really wish I could contribute anything to this thread other than SPARTYLOL
Your avatar is always a solid contribution.
I look forward to Marshall making a Tacoesque size gain over the next couple of years. For some reason I can't help but compare those two kids in my mind, even though Taco has a couple of inches on Lawrence.
Wow. I will never underestimate this coaching staff for any prospect. Now if we get Peppers, Hand, and McDowell to join this class is gonna be fucking EPIC.
it seems like without fail, if a recruit comes on campus, we fly up their list. Very seldomly have guys said 'meh' about their visit. If we can get a guy on campus, we really do have an excellent chance of bringing them in
Awesome, Go Blue!
The folks at RCMB do not dress that well.
Welcome to the family Mr. Marshall
Anyone that disses Urb and Danto to commit to Michigan is a smart guy. My money we beat MSU for the next 5 years straight. And even an 18 year old recruit knows that Urb and Saban would sell their kids, pets, and friends for a championship. Its great to be a Michigan Wolverine. We got the academics, athletics, and national exposure to be competitive. Now we just need to put it all together and beat Urb and Saban to keep pace for the long run.
ESPN - (almost) All of your top 150 talent belongs to us.
Since Ferns just spent the day with Chase, I'm going with "A" as my choice.
I agre with Sam Webb that Kyle Berger is the better player currently, but that Winovich has more upside. I really like the kid's highlight tape. He looked a little thin for a linebacker, but he's supposedly around 220lb now, so size shouldn't be an issue anymore. He'll probably show up as a 6'4 230lb freshman a little over a year from now.
I'm really excited about Marshall. It's always great to land a solid 4 star prospect especially when they are instate. But the fact that he was committed to Osu then a heavy MSU lean just made my day.
When can we get Webb to Ann Arbor for an official?!