FWIW, here's my scouting report on Cole:
Hello: Mason Cole
Magnus, I am dissapointed in you.
From past experience, several people will ask throughout the thread, so at least it won't get lost in the shuffle here.
Am I the only one that keeps reading Tarpon Springs, FL as Tampon Springs, FL? I am fully aware I am four years old.
You are an advanced 4 year old. I didn't know what tampons were when I was 4.
What about him playing right tackle I know he doesn't have great arm length. He seems like he could play four spots on the line other than LT. although Shane being a south paw....
I don't think he has the size to play tackle unless he hits a growth spurt. I think he'll end up at guard. For several years, Michigan offensive tackles have all been 6'6" to 6'8". Plus I think one of Cole's strengths is his ability to pull, which is a skill used less often at tackle.
now we keep our fingers crossed for Artavis Scott and George Campbell.
I love it. Scott and Campbell, your commitments are welcome at any moment also
It's SO early for him yet. At least let the kid finish his Sophomore year of High School!
Absolutely amazing pick up....
Offers from the entire nation....Looks versatile enough to play any position on the line, and he comes from a great program....
For people concerned about how 'mid-west centric' our recruiting was last year, we currently have commits from Virginia, Florida, Utah, and Ohio....
Um... Ohio? It may be the worst state ever, but it's relatively midwestern.
Coles' commitment after Montgomery left just proves that Montgomery wasn't really doing all that much and we're better off cutting the dead weight from the program
Especially since Montgomery was the one who was involved in bringing in Ferns, Speight and Mone. You never like it when a guy is bringing in quality players like that. He was also pretty involved with quite a few other guys on the board so its a great thing he's gone. I would definitely not call him "dead weight". He did a pretty good job while at Michigan.
Yeah I'm sure that's why Oklahoma was willing to give him a $70k raise. Actually nevermind - I'll just flat out call you an idiot. Idiot.
I am an anarchist and all that but it seems like the board has taken a step backward the last two months with more name calling and too many people talking just to hear themselves speak.
Am I right? Or is it just me?
70K? Dave Brandon needs to break out his wallet. At Auburn, that's the going rate for one 3-star tight end or two long-snappers.
Dang Herm, how'd you win that trip to Bolivia? You were once so well liked.
I think sarcasm.
PROTIP: If people can't tell it's sarcasm, it's probably not very good sarcasm
Well then, your sarcasm needs work... Commence loop.
Great to get a great player from Florida. He alone is a huge get for Michigan. The fact that he is tight with other studs from East Lake could be HUGE!
This is awesome. Are there any thoughts on what effect, if any, Artavis Scott will have on Drake Harris?
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Scott needs to jump on board first. If that happens I don't think it would affect Harris too much.
Fair. I am jumping to conclusions. However, they definitely said they were a package deal on numerous occasions. That's definitely still up in the air, but I was reacting to that.
Scott and Harris are very different players. Just look at their measurables. They would compliment each other quite nicely.
edit: Should do a little extra scrolling before responding. Way late.
so probably not at all. Scott's size says more slot receiver to me, whereas Harris is pure wideout. I could be wrong on that assessment however.
Cue the dancing Kates and welcome aboard Mason!
though I'm a Ruination guy
We still have 3 commits in February. Just keep bringing top talent every few weeks and football season will be here before we know it.
Very good pickup. After I heard Mason's quote last night I figured Michigan was the place for him. Good thing to hear when you're just getting off work.
Now grab your buddies, Artavis and George!
This is good! Welcome to michigan!
Artavis...where you at, bro? Great news for Michigan!
but I thought Urban got every recruit from Florida?
Yes i have joined the #WolverineFamily. Newest commit to the University of Michigan! I want to thank everyone thats helped me! #GoBlue
2/25/13 4:29 PM
I think many people saw this coming. W00T W00T. Welcome Mason!
DO A BARRELL ROLL!!!
Michael Ferns: Get this man his T-Shirt!
Huge get for us. Not only because it gives us a great OL commit, but because it puts us in a great position for Artavis Scott and George Campbell.
Go Blue Mr. Cole!
Let's take one of CA recruits and then tie down the Midwest.
I'm glad we finally decided to take a page out of MSU's play book and recruit nationall. Sparty hard and often.
Call Michael Ferns to send Mason his shirts so he can start representing it down in Florida. Congrats, welcome aboard Mason!
I wonder if he already got the shirt and kept it on the downlow?
Nope Ferns tweeted that the shirt is in the mail now.
Excellent pickup. What a luxury to have two great classes in a row in the trenches and then another one shaping up. We're finally returning to the point where a season isn't going to hinge on one guy's knee or elbow.
Sounds like a legit Top 100 guy. If he had drawn out his recruitment until signing day, it would be muppets time.
I see what you did there.
J/k...lucky I still had my seatbelt on from this weekend! Great pick up!
Just curious: Why would you neg the OP in a "Hello:" thread? Am I missing something?
Hopefully it was on accident. I did that before. I forgot if upvoting it right away corrected it.
Yeah, I've done it before too (several times). I think you can correct it by changing your vote. But no take-backs, unfortunately. You can't go from pos/neg back to neutral.
You can easily change your neg to a pos but cannot change to neutral or remove your vote. I've done it as well but have always corrected it shortly after
...still adjusting from blackberry to iPhone...not a see less transition.
Oh, no pressure to change your vote. I was just curious as to why a downvote. iPhone transition is a good enough reason for me!
...wow tough crowd today. Thank u for letting me know. Thought everyone would be in a good mood due to Cole commits...I guess a few people on here have a case of the Mondays.
If you sit at your desk long enough without a break (like I just unwantingly did), you're bound to be on edge, ready to snap at unsuspecting victims. I suspect there are others out there like me. Luckily for me and you all, its time to go home! Have a good evening, internets.
I believe you'd get your ass kicked if you say something like that...
"...it seems like the board has taken a step backward the last two months with more name calling and too many people talking just to hear themselves speak."
U should take a page out of your own book.
I was quoting 'Office Space'. I thought everyone loved that movie?
...love that movie...you see, I have this mat that I put on the floor...and it has different conclusions written on it that I jump to.
Why did you downvote the thread? Not totally happy he committed to Michigan?
You downvoted a thread where a four-star OL committed to Michigan. You must be a Buckeye in disguise.
I an at home, and just happen to have a single New Holland Dragon's Milk that will be sacrificed in honor of this commit.
*does You Suck chant at Cali Wolverine*
Downvote this? I'll downvote you!
Just gone done reading the Monday recruiting wrap up regarding Mason and checked the board from my iPhone. Most recent post: Hello Mason.
Also, I saw him at the basketball game, and the man has the flow that this class needs.
Awesome pick up. Great, great start for this small 2014 class.
Could be bi in the recruitment of Denzel Ward as well
I hope not.
I'm pretty sure we stopped recruiting him.
You're not suggesting that Mason Cole should make some more-than-friendly advances towards Denzel Ward, are you?!?
He had offers from: Alabama, Ohio St.. Notre Dame, both USCs, Florida, FSU, Georgia, Stanford, Wisco, amongst others.
That offer sheet is as impressive as it gets. Glad to have him on board! Shitty monday at work just got better.
Welcome to Maize and Blue, Mr. Cole
because it would be such a shane for you to have to conduct a Player Search on Rivals or Scout and find out all of that information yourself
They come in pairs...just throwing that out there.
Pairs...how appropriate that Kate Upton is in the next post.
OMG NO COMMITS OVER THE WEEKEND!!!!
WHAT I AM SO CONFUSED HOW DO WE GET RECRUITS WITHOUT JERRY MONTGOMERY?!?!
Finally ... the post I have been frantically hitting f10 to see. Hello Mason.
Press F5 next time because that is the button that refreshes your browser.
One of the best Gif's of all time
You can tell he's actually saying that in his head lol
Agreed and Yea I will never get sick of that GIF.
who the hell would downvote this?!?
The ohio, sparty, domer fans that have accounts here. And also RDT. I bet it was him
WolverineInABag. I cannot remember the different personalities between the two anymore.
seems like a great fit, and he can put in work on some Florida kids as well
They will soon be calling us OL U.
They will keep calling us OL U.
No, they'll just keep calling us MICHIGAN
Lol I kept refreshing the page all morning waiting on a "hello" post.
Welcome young fella
WooHoo!!! All your OL's belong to us, bitches!
"(Mason and I) talked about it -- we're going to go to the same school. We know for a fact we're going to the same school."
"If me and Tay do end up going to the same school, that will definitely influence George [Campbell] a lot. Us three are like brothers. It would definitely sway his decision a little bit."
Love the sound of that! Would love to have all 3 of them. This is definitely the start we needed for that.
Hopefully everything said above pans out. I really can't think of a package deal that actually happened.
His former high school teammate, Anthony Standifer, is a defensive back at Ole Miss, who Treadwell said "played a big role" in his decision.
Sorry for the formatting, posted from iPhone.
I don't think you're really understanding what "package deal" means...
Need MOAR recruits!!!
With us moving up with Harris, Hood, and other recruits, this is looking to be a very good class (even if it is a small one)
Great news! Looking forward to seeing Mason play in the Big House!
Do you think they'll show up on rivals as Mason's primary recruiters?
...Utah, Florida, Virginia and Ohio...still February!
Man I love the recruiting season! Great pick-up!
I guess this was Jerry Montgomery's last gift to Michigan. Thanks, Jerry and good luck!
I for one actually prefer the commits to be a little more spread out. As much fun as committapolooza was, for me it got pretty boring afterwards.
IM READY FOR COMMITTAPOLOOZA POS BANG!
...but I like this GIF even more.
Congrats Mason Cole! Welcome to the Michigan family! GO BLUE!
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Seriously. Almost. Died. Laughing. My caloric burn had to have just exceeded my intake.
Welcome to the family Mason. Hopefully his WR friends will decide to join him.
Size, versatility, attitude, hair - every great quality to fit in.
Congrats to Mason and the staff!
Just kidding. You got it to work.
C'mon Florida! It would be nice to get some more guys from Sunshine State. Welcome to the Team
making inroads into SEC country. i like it.
I am still recovering from wrist injury by hitting F5 too many times on Sunday.
Awesome decision and we will be rooting for you!
Don't forget to take your teammates to AA!
when is the next "big recruiting weekend"? The Indiana game?
Great news ,welcome abord yong man and bring a few freinds as well!!
Welcome to Michigan, Mason!
But what do the numbers mean Mason?
As far as the OL, I think Doles is a future commit... after that we should only take 2 more and from guys that are sure fire tackles. Alex Bars is a kid I'd like to see here, hopefully the family connection selas the deal. Now flame away with the "you let the coaches decide that" comments, just what I think. Yes, the coaches know best.
Welcome to Big House young fella...Hail.
We are fortunate to have you.
Please help make Team 135 even more special.