Per his twitter, he is not taking his last official visits. I have to think this does not bode well for us.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
@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
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.
Tremendous tweeted out that Jones visited Michigan on 4/4, MSU on 4/5 and hasn't been to OSU since 2/10.
Oh, s***. I guess it's MSU.
ohio was meant to be the last of the three visits so I don't see any great advantage to them from this news.... I'll go with Sam Webb and continue to think we have a good shot.
just says he won't be taking his planned visits, which were to be this weekend. That said, with a decision just two weeks away it's a good assumption that he really won't take any more visits, but that's not what his tweet said.
with one of his blatant commitment-spoiler tweets like he did with Jabrill Peppers a few weeks prior to his announcement.
I'm always in favor of additional offensive line depth but if this does go Ohio's way it won't be a "traveshamockery" by any stretch. Still he's a good player and i'd like to have him in AA
Why do people think he us going to Ohio? Confused...
I look at it as some of the above poster did. He didn't say he won't take ANY visits again, just that his planned ones aren't going to happen. Those planned ones were this weekend. He could also push back his decision date b/c the current visits aren't going to happen right now.
Of course, he could have gotten a hard sell from Meyer and decided he didn't wanna screw around and go with OSU at this point. If that's the case, his recruitment might not be completely over. Hard sells don't really seem to work when it's just a verbal commitment.
He already knows where he wants to go hence no need for more visits.
Nothing that screams OSU over there.
So if he chooses Ohio over us, do we create a thread saying that he wasn't a right fit for the program and that the coaches want guys who fight in practice and always have a competitive demeanor about them?
You don't even have to write anything. Just cut and paste any one of the hundreds of 11w posts over the last two weeks.
....You ever go over to 11W on WEEEEEDD? I kid I kid, but I do like reading all the remarks in Macho Man Randy Savages voice over there.
If he comes here (or even MSU), that's obviously a huge blow to Urban & Friends. Jones would be a great, welcomed addition to this class, but we can afford to miss out on him much more than Ohio State. I won't get my hopes up too much, though.
It is neither a huge blow to Meyer, nor is it unlikely he goes to MSU... he'd be the star at MSU with nearly guaranteed playing time, and that may be appealing to him.
If OSU misses out on a top-50 OL prospect that has favored them throughout the entire process after mediocre recruiting at that position for the past few years, only to have said prospect go to their biggest rival, that is a huge blow to them. OSU can offer him nearly guaranteed playing time as well. If an o-lineman wants to be the star of a team then he needs to switch positions.
...if he chooses Michigan after being 100% prediction to Ohio...SHIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!
Not possible. They wouldn't call it crystal ball if it could be wrong...
as previously scheduled.
Per twitter now, the visits are back on as planned.
JJ is now visiting all 3 schools as planned. Go to espn and look at our page.