Per his twitter, he is not taking his last official visits. I have to think this does not bode well for us.
Jamarco Jones Not Taking Remaining Unofficial Visits
@jjones_73: Won't be making any of my planned visits
They would be unofficial visits anyways, but understood.
Given that the conventional wisdom seemed to suggest UM was gaining ground but still trailing OSU, not getting the opportunity to have another shot with him on campus doesn't sound good for us.
Maybe it's because he has already committed to Michigan and Brady Hoke has the no visit policy?
has he visited Michigan at all ? If not than he ain't coming here.
He was here for the Illinois game last year and I believe he was here over the offseason at one point. Don't quote me on the seconded part.
I believe the last time he was at Michigan was in early April.
Doesn't look like its Michigan then. We stood a chance but it was pretty important to get him on campus one last time to get ahead.
Ohio it is. Oh well, good luck to him.
Weird I guess. I seen a blurb somewhere that OSU offered another OL and the pro Michigan rumor was they (OSU) may not feel solid on Jones, FWIW.
Well, if you seen it, then it must is true.
Did you see his avatar? He's in character.
to tweet at him and wish him good luck/happy trails/pray for him when he commits to OSU.
Seriously though, don't tweet at him when he commits to OSU....
Don't tweet at recruits AT ALL!!!!
I second that.
don't tweet recruits ever. Ever ever ever
He must have seen the latest 4 year APR averages. Arrrggghhh!
Let me be the first to state for the record that yes, we wanted him. That does not change if he does not pick us. It won't be because "it's not a good match" or "we lost interest" or he "can't handle our level of intensity" or "he's afraid to compete" or any of the other lame-ass things you will read on 11 Warriors.
If he picks Ohio State, then they won and we lost on a good recruit. No sour buckeyes, er, grapes for us.
Is it sour grapes to say that we recruited an insane amount of O linemen the last two years and Ohio State did not, and while it is pure speculation, one could reasonably conclude that this probably had an impact on him?
If OSU offered another lineman, he may feel the need to take the offer there that he really wanted there rather than continuing to enjoy the process and potentially losing his spot. Good luck to him wherever he goes - too bad though, can never have enough good OL and OSU schadenfreude.
Didn't you guys know? We retroactively cooled on him.
are SO 2013.
If he's not from below the Mason Dixon line, they don't want him.
I believe it was on 24/7 a few days ago that the visits were to be Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State again, with the Michigan and Michigan State visits coming this weekend, but I could be misremembering this. In any case, it would mean that Notre Dame is out of it perhaps, but we'll know for sure on June 27th at 1 PM, which I believe was when Jones is supposed to announce (at least for the time being).
Yeah, Notre Dame is already out of it. It's U of M, MSU, or OSU.
So what you're saying is, it's U of M or OSU.
is it's M.
Sam Webb still says, and has repeatedly said, that we are in good shape for Jamarco. I trust his opinion more than any other recruiting insider. I think this one goes our way.
Not as gung-ho about our chances as you are, but I agree that he's far from an OSU lock. Not quite sure why everyone is assuming he is.
According to Sam, OSU may have been the early leader because Jamarco saw how many lineman we've taken in the last couple classes. But the coaches have apparently done a pretty good job convincing him that most of those guys are guards, and Jamarco is a tackle. I find that convincing, coming from Sam anyways.
Wierd, because from what I've heard he would fit really well as a guard in an offense like Michigan's.
Somewhat unexpectedly, we yoinked
- Winovich from Pitt/Ohio
Drake Harris from MSU
- Lawrence Marshall from MSU
As far as I recall, we never felt that confident we led for those guys until they committed. I'd keep my ear open, as it wouldn't be shocking to start hearing rumors that Michigan may lead or be much closer than anyone expects
Marshall was originally committed to Ohio.
This a kid that we want, and I wish him the best no matter where he goes.
Jamarco was going to take four final visits to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, and didn't take any of them, or did he make it only to Ohio State?
If he made the visit to Ohio State, I understand the concern, but if not, I feel we're in no worse of a place. He was talking pretty highly of Michigan over the last couple weeks, and didn't seem like the Ohio State-lean many believe he is.
He was supposed to visit Michigan, MSU, and OSU this coming weekend. AFAIK, the last campus he visited was Michigan's back in April. So if we're just going by the most recent visit, Michigan's the pick. Obviously, that doesn't always tell the whole story, though.