Would've been nice, but everybody knew he probably wasn't coming here. Hopefully Furman gives us good news
Jefferson to Choose Between USC & Oklahoma
who is Jefferson Down? And how is he going to two schools?
EDIT: What? -15, for a joke? You people are way too promiscuous with points. Oh how we love a good negbang! Everybody get some!
Points don't matter. No one is going to give you a pity party for getting negged on one post.
Yeah, that's exactly what I was going for. You ability to detect sarcasm isn't in line with your avatar at all.
to you finest of blog monitors, perhaps my title could've used a bit more clarity. I'll be sure to maintain the greatest of standards when starting new threads in hopes of satisfying your grammatical appetite. Seriously man, is it that serious?
Take a fricking joke, man.
Yes, I was really quite perturbed that you capitalized the D. Really I was. really.
"Despite what ESPN is reporting, Tony Jefferson told me he will decide in December between Oklahoma, USC, and Michigan."
How can they make the Geico lizard talk for the commercials and still not make Tiger talk? seems OMG ILLEGAL
He's probably just being nice.
Got 2 love twitter ( i guess ) ... but Tom has not steered us wrong ... SO WE SHALL FOLLOW OUR LEADER ... screw ESPN i am going with what Tom says !
"The UCLA players really disrespected me before the game," Jefferson said. "When they saw me, they were all cussing at me, telling me to never come around Westwood again and things like that. These were guys that I had hung out with before and it was a lot of the team. I guess I kind of see it since I was committed there and was wearing USC gear before their big game but I still didn't appreciate it."
Can you blame the UCLA players? Imagine if a Michigan commit went to The Game decked out in OSU gear, or vice versa. There would be some talking.
i can't blame them at all. if seantrel henderson, marcus lattimore and the future ed reed were michigan commits and showed up to The Game in OSU gear and felt "disrespected" no less by the abuse they would get, i wouldn't want them here at all. who cares if you were a USC fan before, you are a UCLA commit!
he was wearing usc gear because he was on an official visit to usc. everytime you see an official visitor on the sidelines at michigan games they are wearing michigan gear
How in the hell does Pete Carroll have such a big fence set up around all of the California five-stars. You'd figure at least one of them would want to go somewhere else just to change things up.
I wonder if UCLA's craptacular season had something to do with his de-commit.
He doesn't, really. I mean, they're a huge factor with all the big stars from Cali that they want, but it's not airtight. Michigan took Warren and Mouton, ND has taken several they wanted, Florida has Josh Shaw, they're the favorite for Ronald Powell, etc...
Sean Parker instead? Still visiting?
According to @TomVH (on twitter) he will choose between USC, Oklahoma, AND Michigan. And he will decide in December. Link: http://twitter.com/TomVH
Crap. I just realized somebody already posted that. My bad.
I really like what are secondary is going to look like in 2010. Starting CB JT TURNER. 2ND CB JT FLOYD
FREE. TROY WOLFOLK
Not to mention all the young talented studs such as marvin robinson,cullen christian,carvin johnson.
It would be a real nice christmas if he chose michigan.
I am hoping that Warren will return. Three sophmores in the backfield doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Turner may be great, but no one has seen him play and he'd be in his first year. Floyd has shown nothing so far. Emilien might be good but couldn't get PT this year despite a historic lack of talent at safety. Woolfolk was fine. That is not the makings of a strong backfield. Having said that, it's possible we could be better there given improvement and time, I'm just saying that on paper that shouldn't make anyone feel warm and content.
Floyd will play his ass off. He just doesn't have the talent to keep up in the Big Ten.
When he got opportunities, J.T. Floyd had his head in the game and didn't make mental mistakes. What he did do was lose every footrace.
I don't have a good feeling about him, I think he ends up at USC, but he's changed his mind about 300 times now, so who knows.
I also don't think he was just telling me that Michigan is still in it. Despite what it seems like from all his decommitments, he's looking at depth charts, and aspects that will affect him in the future.
He really likes that we have a walk on at safety, for obvious reasons. It sounds like the USC coaches have done a good job convincing him that they have no depth at safety. They have about 7 returning next year.
Like I said, I don't think anyone can predict where he'll end up, but he's deciding sometime in December, and enrolling early, where ever that might be.
This is nothing against you, but he does seem to be one of those kids who tells everyone what they want to hear. I pretty firmly believe he's only mildly interested in Michigan.
I agree, which is why I think he ends up at USC.
I know you've said he's been fairly quiet but possibly planning a visit.
I honestly don't know. I don't think anyone does, really. He just doesn't like talking about it too much. I have to take him for his word that he plans on taking a visit. It's all going to depend on when the playoffs end for him.
He had stated earlier per ESPN that Oklahoma and USC were both recruiting him to play running back. Unless we want him as a running back it looks like he's made up his mind that he wants to play offense, and therefore won't be coming here.
I believe it's behind a paywall but he basically says that he will choose between 3 - USC, Oklahoma, and MICHIGAN - all are even. So for everyone worried about us not being in the mix, these are comments from Jefferson himself and support what Tom VH already stated:
From the Rivals article:
"I am thinking (of committing) sometime in December and if not, at the Army All-American Game," he said. "I just need a few weeks to think about it."
As an early enrollee, Jefferson will not be signing an LOI. He simply has to enroll in classes at the school of his choice and sign scholarship papers.
The dates for enrollment differ for each school he is considering.
Jefferson would enroll at USC Jan. 11, Oklahoma Jan. 16 and Michigan Jan. 4.
The Army All-American Bowl is on January 9.
I am not overly familiar with the rules/regulations of early enrollment, but was surprised by the sentence I bolded. I was not aware you could enroll at the school and sign scholarship papers, but not sign the LOI...can anyone clarify or debunk this?
This is true. You can't sign a LOI until signing day so for EEs to sign them before enrolling would be impossible. Technically, actually, you never have to sign an LOI. I've read some columns encouraging kids to buck the trend and to just sign scholarship papers.
Yeah, somehow I forgot about signing day and LOI's not being able to be signed until that day. Oops.
I guess this answers my question. Maybe next time I'll just use my brain for a few seconds and I won't have to look silly.