Good to hear. Thanks M-Wolverine sharing this. Can't wait till tomorrow to hear some great news.
"I don't care what the Orlando Sentinel says, I still think (Dee Hart) is coming to Michigan"
Honestly, a lot of Dee to Michigan rumors have surfaced in the past week. I think Dee wanted to just maintain the suprise of his Commitment day. They day you commit to play for the Michigan Wolverines must be a very special day. All the rumors and speculations were most likely a bit too one sided for Dee.
I agree. I think Dee wants to have some fun with it, stressy Michigan message board readers be damned. Hopefully.
M-Wolverine is right that Sam stood by his gut feeling; however, Sam stated that he had not spoken to Dee yesterday or today. Sam mentioned that the Orlando Sentinel article had no impact on his gut feeling and that he would stand firm to his thoughts unless he heard it directly from Dee.
I was sleepy and in a rush this morning.
This is reminiscent of Big Will’s recruitment. Sam had a strong gut feeling while all the others were confident Michigan was not in it for him. Sam’s gut feelings have, for the most part, been pretty reliable.
God bless Sam Webb's cotton pickin' maize and blue gut!
According to Sam this morning, Dee has shut off his phone and was not answering any calls. My feeling on this is that Sam (and Tom VH) get a lot of inside information from kids that they do not want made public. If they were to burn a kid by giving out information they would no longer be credible and recruits wouldn't talk to them or confide in them. I will allow Dee Hart to do anything he wants in the next 27 hours as long as in the end he puts on the Michigan Hat/Jersey, etc. I can't think of a better way to start the weekend.
I will allow Dee Hart to do anything he wants in the next 27 hours as long as in the end he puts on the Michigan Hat/Jersey, etc.
And if he doesn't?
(not to say that I DON'T think he'll go blue, it's just a funny statement to make, as if any of us have any control over what he does in the next 27 hours or beyond)
become a friend of Dee's on Facebook and attach cute little pictures of his dog / cat everyday on his wall, until the point were Dee becomes so ennoyed, he realizes the error of his ways, and finally commits to Michgan.
Or make FB posts like: "I just woke up today and put on my maize and blue slippers. Everyone of my friends who is a top 100 recuit in Rivals/Scout/ESPN, should get a pair, they are nice and cozy. Everybody have a great day today....."
Look, I want Hart to come to Michigan based on this alone:
It seems to me, though, that a lot of collective psychological energy is being invested in one guy. I'd agree that none of our RBs have shown signs of stardom, but there are more glaring recruiting needs at several other positions. Is it really the end of the world if he goes to Alabama?
Nobody at those other positions is announcing their commitment tomorrow.
Yeah, that is the biggest part of it. We haven't had anyone committing lately, so I think that's part of the reason why we are all looking forward to this one. Hoping that it will be the turning point to convince other recruits that Michigan is officially back and it is safe to committ here again. Plus, he is a great running back...so he has that working for him.
26.5 hours guys.
Ah! 666 points. Double post so I don't have this number tomorrow. :)
Hart would be a great asset and it would be great if he signed, but I would also like to see a lockdown corner and a vile, all-consuming MLB.
Mike Farrell was on Bill's show this AM and they opened with the Dee Hart question, Mike has no idea. Dee has officially confused the experts, well played on his part.
Farrell did say that he believed that bama was still recruiting Dee as a slot vs. a RB. They both believed Dee would be a much better match for our offense. Here's hoping Dee was listening, although I'm sure he has made up his mind already. And by "I'm sure" I mean Tom VH is sure.
Hip hip...hip hip... hip hip...
Immediate impact at running back
+ a genuine coach
+ #1 program in terms of CFB wins
+ superior education
Depth chart / position uncertainty
+ a disingenuous coach
+ #6 program in terms of CFB wins
+ and average education
+1 to you, sir, for referencing education, although I would place Alabama at sub-par education status.
Oh, and you forgot to mention your own sig:
+ Helmets got wings
Yeah, but most kids only play lip service to education. Really, its about our system and what appears to be a bright future vs. the football factory and #1 team in the land. Sure AA is better then Alabama (anything in Alabama), but at the end of the day, it is who is going to make me succeed and get me to the pros!
I agree with you: the vast majority of kids don't care about the education. However, there are a lot kids out there with parents who DO care about education. I'm not sure if this is the case with Hart, but it's always good to bring it up, because you never knew who's mom or dad is whispering about education in that kid's ear.
That's a stretch.
Dee Hart will be Blue because Nick Saban manages his roster like I do in NCAA 11.
Just checked Tom's twitter page, and a comment and response from Tom caught my attention (in a positive way for UM).
I may be reading too much into this, but it seems as if Tom doesn't want to come out and say it, but he sees no reason to believe the Bama hype.
If it makes you feel any better, I talked to Demetrius yesterday and on Monday. Like I said, I know what's going on and I'll share it with you after he announces.
I will sleep tonight now....thanks TVH
I want Tom answering the phone at 2 am
Do you ever feel like you're an enigma, wrapped in a riddle, surrounded by mystery?
a Michigan commitment. Too much evidence to think otherwise.
Who is Tom VanKaaren?