Jayme Thompson, 2013 S recruit from Toledo, has verballed to West Virginia. This was the potential commit reported yesterday by Tremendous. People are going back and forth on whether he actually had a commitable offer from us, but I'll take the kid's word for it that he did and just say best of luck at WVU.
Jayme Thompson to WVU
I have a funny feeling we have not heard the last from him.
If Mattison starts pursuing, I have a feeling he might end up blue based on his perceived interest in Michigan for so long. Should be intereting to watch.
If Jayme Thompson is as good as his ratings, Urban Meyer will try to flip him too.
As good as his ratings? Last I checked he was NR to at least most of the sites.
Does WVU have a defensive cordinator at the moment?
Well that was quick, would have loved a 6'-2" corner.
How is that recruits choose schools like WVU, Auburn, Washington, Iowa, et al over Michigan? I know this has been brought up before, but I just don't get it. I understand losing out to Stanford, Bama, OU, Texas, the Florida Schools, even OSU. But what does Morgantown offer that Ann Arbor doesn't, in terms of academics,prestige and location?
When he first announced he was going to decide between three schools a few weeks ago, the only one of the three schools he was deciding on that he actually had an offer from was WVU. It's not clear to me he does have a Michigan offer. So that may be it.
And if that isn't it, he made a comment about WVU being his favorite school. Thatb could be it as well.
Dang, some people need some coffee this morning. Negging a legitimate question...
I will answer your legitimate(ly biased) question with two analogies:
Let's say you're looking for a job, and two companies have offered you. One of them is with a big, well-known company who will pay you well. The other is from a smaller company, slightly less pay, but you just really clicked with your potential boss and coworkers during your interviews, the job is more along the lines of what you want to do, and the part of town the office is in is an area you like better than the other company.
Similarly, let's say you have a chance to date two different girls. One is very pretty, sexy and has a great job. The other girl is slightly less in all of those categories, but is just crazy about you. She's known you for longer and can't see herself dating/marrying anyone but you. The pretty girl is willing to go out with you, but since she has her pick of the guys in town, isn't sold that you're the one.
This is how recruiting goes. Sometimes the team (or company) that is known as the "best," isn't the best for every guy. And sometimes guys will choose a team (or girl) based on mutual interest, a place they feel comfortable and wanted, a team who is as excited about them and they are about the team.
I'm assuming the one girl is WVU and she is really easy.
I think academics means very little, regardless of what the kids say. I also think a lot of kids do choose for academics, EASY academics. I remember hearing kids say they picked Fla St. for academics. Well yeah, someone else was writing exams for them ... on-line no less. And if anyone remembers Andy Katzenmoyer (sp?) at O$U you'll know what a joke classes are over there.I expect a lot of kids are offered a free diploma at a lot of schools and they jump on the free ride.
Myron Rolle would like to dispute your assumption you can't excel academically at Florida State.
How can I forget Andy Katzenmoyer? First round pick of my Patriots. He was such a failure.
thats ok, hopefully we will pick up a solid 2013 safety. Wait, nvm
If he's as good as advertised, I think he'll end up at Michigan or Ohio
The exception that proves the rule?
his recruitment is just beginning.
It's hard to tell from his video just how good he is. He doesn't look 6'2 190, has decent speed, and plays hard. He had some nice plays, but I wasn't overly impressed. Not sure why they even included his returns, they were mediocre at best.
We just picked up THREE safeties this year, plus Dymonte Thomas is in the bag next year. So I would imagine we're set at safety until 2014 class.
First of all, many project Thompson as a corner.
Second, I wouldn't be surprised if we take one more safety, but I would imagine we'd wait for a very good one.
He might project as a corner, but there is not much evidence in his video that he could successfully play corner.
I want Su'a Cravens. He said that he will get one of his visits. He is an early 5 star to Rivals out of Murrieta, CA.
When the class of 2013 arrives on campus, both Marvin Robinson and Thomas Gordon will be seniors. So it's not inconceivable that the coaches would a couple guys waiting in the wings to replace them, although I do agree that safety is pretty low on the priority list.