Good luck to Mr. Jones.
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Can't win em all
days of the year.
Ah, we didn't want him; not a good fit :)
No surprise there. On to the next.
guess that's what everyone had him leaning towards... but thought we were getting close...
oh well, good luck jamarco!
Did not see this coming.
Sarcastic...which apparently is lost on many.
EDIT: Little testy on board today aren't we. Just answering a direct question.
Have to admit, I was more excited about the possibility of a total 11W meltdown than I was about actually having him. Good luck, big fella...
Look forward to the tRCMB meltdown.
And we didn't need him. Word on the street is that Hoke didn't want him because he didn't fit his system. It was a mutual parting of ways...
But in all seriousness, I don't see this as a huge loss. Good luck to this kid
Non-committable offer, etc.
I hear he didn't have the competitive fire necessary to play for Hoke.
Hoke looks for people that live, eat, and breath football. He said, "Jamarco, I want you to eat an actual football for me right now, son". But Jamarco wouldn't do it. Do not want.
/11 Warriors Da'Shawn Hand'd
See you after next Thanksgiving. Sparty must be happy.
by all accounts he's good, and he didn't seem like a bad guy. Just went the place that fit him best (that's not a knock).
But, the best of luck to him. Who does that leave as our next likely OL recruit?
Would most likely be a 2015 guy.
CoAches might stay at two for 2014.
I wish the kid well and hope he has a successful, injury-free 4-5 years down there.
It's too bad out of his top 3 I think he picked the system that suits him the least. Oh, and it's also too bad that he picked OSU. So that's 0/2.
He'll likely still be good though, and that's what sucks the most about it.
Would have thought he'd want to stick with traditional Pro-Style smashmouth football vs. spread...but there may have been different factors leading to his decision.
Good Luck to him except when he plays Michigan!
this is gonna be billed as a head-to-head loss but i dont remember ever feeling like he was going to choose UM
But that doesn't make it any less of a head-to-head loss.
It's fair to bill it as a head to head loss. We both wanted him. They won, we lost. No spin.
We move on.
Ohio needed him more than us, which i'm guessing influenced his recruitment. I was hopping we would get him just so ohio didn't get him though.
Either us of MSU. I honestly feel bad, it seems like every recruit Sparty goes after in a head-to-head has shunned them.
I feel bad for Sparty as well. Especially when I think of their treatment of Denard in pileups. Poor Dantonio.
I don't feel bad. Fuck their couch. I can't wait until they're back in the basement of the B1G where they belong.
couch? I mean, Sparty likes to burn them and all, but what did their couch ever do to you?
Best position for us to miss on a kid. OL is beyond deep.
Best of luck to him in all future endeavors.
Interesting to see if offer to another lineman goes out for this class or if that gets used next year.
The thought of only one scholarship OL for 2015 gives me hives.
Why would we only have one scholarship OL for 2015?
One scholarship OL commit in 2015 class, I should say. Lorenz has repeatedly said this is a strong possibility. Apparently why Chuma Edoga didn't get the offer he coveted.
but its not like UM is hurting at OL. In the grand scheme, it'll all work out. Best of luck to him and I hope he declares for the NFL early.
Good luck to him. All the best.
So is UM out of 2014 OL targets, and if so, does this mean that 2015 OL Edoga gets the Michigan offer that he's been coveting so much? From what I've read about him, he's all but said he'd commit on the spot.
Nice get for the Bucks, nothing bad to say about the decision.
Not HOT enough
This makes me glad that everyone said MSU for the last few days. Him being an OSU lean the whole time would have been boring. Getting Sparty's hopes up just for them to be dashed is much more fun.
Would have loved to have him, but we're not exactly hurting on the O-Line right now. We're going to win some recruiting battles against OSU, like Marshall, Winovich, Harris, Peppers, etc., and we're going to lose some too, like this one. Hope he does well, but then gives up 5 sacks in every game he plays against us.
It must be the promise of going undefeated his entire 4 years at Ohio that drew him in. That, or Urban Meyer's extensive collection of Bratz dolls.
Ohio really needed him. It still would be cool to win all the head to head battles, but he had a long line in front of him in Ann Arbor. Best of luck Mr Jones
Wouldn't surprise me if we wind up getting a kid at OL who breaks out this season and none of us have heard of yet. Our classes are filling so fast these days we might be missing out on some of these kids (not that I'm complaining about our recruiting). Finley might be a good example.
Clearly he's overrated.
Seems like a good kid. Could be a great prospect. Good luck to him.
I would have thought MSU would be the better choice for a lineman who wants early playing time, but then again its MSU.
We are losing 4 starters this year so he'll have a lot of opportunity to play.
Plus, MSU has Jim Bollman.
Not gonna lie, we needed him. With us losing 4 OL starters after this year and UM cleaning up in OL recruiting, this is nice.
How dare you use the pronoun "we" on a Michigan blog! Off with his head!
It was completely on purpose, cause if the OL recruiting didn't improve, we the fans were going to have a major meltdown.
You are not of us.
But if we have no more prospects on the board this year, we'll need to come back with a strong OL class for 2015. Getting Jon Runyan Jr. (son of former U-M All Big 10 and NFL Tackle) was a good start.
ESPN gave them a nice bump from 18th to 17th in team rankings. We all know ESPN has been killing it this year in recruiting.
Meanwhile Rivals shot them up to 3rd. Booo Rivals.
I think Michigan could sit tight with two offensive linemen after taking six in the 2013 class. That's still eight guys over two classes. I think they're at a point where they can take the best available guy, whether it's a RB, a CB, a LB, an OL, etc.
With the haul of 6 linemen last year, how many of those do you think will RS this year?
Six of them redshirt. But with such depth in the class, maybe one of them could play as a backup this year and it wouldn't harm future depth.
I believe they've redshirted every OL since Hoke arrived. Even last year when the interior of the line was weak and the conventional wisdom was that Kalis was college ready as a freshman. I'd think that's likely to continue with what should be a deeper, more talented OL group.
Barring injury, I think all of them will redshirt. Bosch and Kugler are the two most likely to play if someone goes down, in my opinion.
Agree - that is a logjam at the position due to last year's haul. Nice to say that as depth has been an issue. Of course as always some kids won't work out but 8 over 2 years is 4 average and we can expect next year will be easier to recruit the position since kids will see playing time won't be so difficult to get with the 2 year spacing between their class and the big 6.
Good for him. Not really news though. Did anyone really expect anything else?
Damnit kid, guarantee a win or something. NEED MORE RIVALRY FODDER.
This is a Michigan blog.
You were perfectly okay with the Aaron Hernandez thread.
I have stated this numerous times. It's not the OT threads I have an issue with, rather it's the copious amounts of MSU and Ohio threads.
This is a Michigan blog.
realize Michigan was a finalist for this kid right? And despite what you think, a top 50 overall recruit choosing a rival school IS, in fact, newsworthy
If he picks Ohio, move on. We don't need a thread about every kid who commits to the Buckeyes.
EDIT: Also, we were all smart enough to know that he wasn't picking M, so again, no thread necessary.
Then go read another website. Or read this one and click on a different thread. Nobody forced you to click on the thread that's titled "Jamarco Jones to Ohio." Brian - the owner of this blog - is obviously okay with it, so stop whining.
He's most likely not going to stop, there is a reason he's already had 1 account banned.
don't read the thread if you don't want. Some of us Michigan fans care about what Michigan's rivals do since we, ya know, play them every single season.
This is a Michigan blog?
that you have outstanding blog recognition skills. Probably better than anyone on this thread. Very good observation, good sir.
don't try to derail threads with pointless comments. That's just trolling, and we ban trolls.
Even though i hate O$U, it's good to see the B1G dominate the state of Illinois like they should. The SEC has done some damage, especially last 2 years getting Treadwell, Pocic, A.Morrison, etc. Even USC plucked RB Issac
How do you think the rest of our board is going to look like? By that I mean like Furbush, Westphal, Scott, McDowell...etc. I look on 247 sports daily and I feel like there aren't much more interest from other guys that I haven't read about. Any surprise guys?
I'll give you a top five of guys I think might end up at Michigan (in no particular order):
Malik McDowell, Da'Shawn Hand, Noah Furbush, Montae Nicholson, Malik Hooker.
If there are going to be surprise guys but I know about them, then it wouldn't really be a surprise. But Casey Tucker, Jamal Davis, Darius West, Jalen Embry, Tyrone Washington, Saeed Blacknall, and Juwann Winfree are some guys that could be possibilities for commitments or offers if the coaches turn up the heat.
His loss! He wants to be a nut let him!
Urban Oscar Meyer weiner will probably leave for another school soon and the school will be dealing with some more crazy sanctions due to Meyers cheap recruiting tricks.
it's OL. Good luck to the young man. Ohio State is a better choice than MSU at least
Good luck to him except when he plays UM.
The start of the comment thread was weak. We tried to play the 'class card' and it looked weak to me. Why can't we just get nasty sometime. If Jamarco wants to play the buckeye card then let the boy's get loose a little. Screw trying to compare class response with "rcmb & 11wari". We're arrogant for a reason. Go Blue tohell with ND & tosu.
Good luck to Mr. Jones. Wish him the best of luck.