Per TheWolverine.com Josh Furman will be announcing tonight whether he'll be headed to Michigan or Virginia Tech. Would love to get a speedy linebacker, especially if Brandon Smith decides to transfer.
Josh Furman makes commitment public tonight
I upped you a point simply for your picture, although I find the information you provided useful as well. Touche, sir.
In the timeless words of Inigo Montoya:
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
I was thinking the of that same woute when I read that post. Well done and +1
I think he knows. He was using it to express that the OP had preemptively countered his attempt at best picture.
Or I need to stop giving people the benefit of the doubt.
I think you're right.
Does that mean we have to neg e.go.blue now?
I am also excited to get the news that Furman is going Blue. I can't wait to see this guy after a couple of years under his belt (can't wait to see him period, but especially after a couple of years). He should be great for UM.
I hope they like frozen food.
Maybe they could schedule it a little earlier next year. Mid to late-December games outdoors in the north aren't really a great idea. Unless, of course, they are playing hockey.
the weather's been pretty mild in Maryland most Decembers over the last 15-20 years. Certainly no worse than Novembers in Michigan. The game just ran into a once in a generation snowstorm.
He will make a nice addition to an already solid class.
"early minutes of the fourth quarter" as per the linked article.
"Excited to head up there." If he was going to VT he would be "heading down there". Just sayin.
It may have different meanings to it, he may be referring to the podium/table or whatever he going to announce at. OR he could be referring to Michigan. We shall see
Pretty sure he's talking about his college choice, being that I don't think he's planning on heading up to the podium "for four or five years"
As long as he's good at geometry that's fine.
I completly forgot that he says "for the next four or five years". Great addition if he indeed comes
He also said near the bottom of the artical, that he didn't think he was going to go to the place he was going to. And there was an artical earlier that said his recruiting manager almost threw away michigan's offer.
Yeah, I caught both of those as well. Unless he had a childhood hatred for VT, that quote doesn't make much sense unless he's going to Michigan (or screwing with everyone).
Out of curiosity, has anyone seen what this kid can do in pass coverage. every defensive highlight iv seen have been strictly pass rush and run support. i no some people were saying that he might project as a safety, but i think that was based primarily on his current size and speed. im not even sure he had coverage responsibilities in hs. he looks like a guy that can really cover the outside runs and can beat the rb to the edge. he obviously has great athleticism, but if he doesnt have coverage ability/experience yet, i think hes a shoe in for a redshirt.
He's going to play linebacker.
I am pretty sure he'll have two shoes in for a redshirt.
The Washington Post Live interviewed Furman last week, and in that interview, Josh said he was going to play either linebacker or safety in college.
They also showed his RB stats from this year. Furman rushed for 2,272 yards and 31 TD's his senior season. He runs a 4.36 40 and has a 42" vertical. Very impressive to say the least.
Josh sounds like a very intelligent young man and I'll be a happy camper if he picks Michigan tonight.
If you have an extra 5:18 to spare, I recommend watching the video.
i didnt mean that i dont think he can play safety. its just that the more coverage responsibility he has, the more likely he will have to wait to see the field.
I love the depth of field coverage we're potentially going to have with this class. Both Terrence and Furman can fly; all of those kids hit with a purpose; all those kids knock down a lot of balls. Furman clocked a 4.36 40?! Probably fake, but Talbott is on the board with a 4.4 40! Any way you cut it, these dudes are fast. I like Talbott in the Stevie Brown hybrid role, Furman in deep coverage, Christian at FS. Unless they're needed on Special Teams, a red-shirt season will pay dividends. Excited for the news.
"I like Talbott in the Stevie Brown hybrid role, Furman in deep coverage, Christian at FS."
Dude, you need to read this board more often.
If furman can get some size, and maintain his speed he could be the next Brandon Spikes. Only much better.
minus the tendency to fish-hook a mofo's eye socket.
You're pretty much 0-for-3 on position predictions.
He may be a red shirt due to injury. He is not going to play in the game tonight because of a sprained knee that he suffered about 3-4 week ago. Based on his numbers, he has it all ! He will look nice in the winged helmet.
If Furman redshirts because of a sprained knee that he suffered at the beginning of December 2009, then he's the slowest healer in the history of mankind.
Also out today on Rivals, Sean Parker has an official final 3. Michigan, USC and Cal. He will announce on signing day.
Parker,Beachum,Furman and Grimes would make this recruiting class a top ten class in most people's books and it would greatly enhance the chance of the 2011 team bringing a NC back to Ann Arbor. (yes I am an optimist -_-)Go Blue!!!
lets not get ahead of ourselves. if we end up with the 10th best recruiting class, which im somewhat doubtful of, that means that 10 teams either improved by more than we did (if they were worse of as bad as we were) or reaffirmed their current position (if they were better than us). Although if our chances of a NC went from 0.5% to 1%, i guess your statement still holds...u so smart
not every recruit that USC and Flordia gets are superstars or starters right away. But ours will so we will have more experience then they do when judgement day comes. Its a just a thought to ponder on
If he doesn't choose Michigan some members of this board will need to go on suicide watch.
I am very confident that he will be Blue, but the sky-is-falling comments will be unbearable if he doesn't.
With Brian away, I don't know if anyone else has the ability to shift it into lockdown mode if necessary. That said, it's the holidays so maybe I could drink it away if absolutely necessary.
I don't normally fawn over prospects based on their athletic measurables (40 time, vertical, etc.), but just have this feeling about Furman in addition to his off-the-charts physical gifts. From everything I see and read about the kid I think he has the chance to be one of the bigger impact recruits this year--presuming of course we can lock him down tonight. No matter whether he suits up at LB or S (or even RB at this point) I think he's going to be special, an all-decade type of player at UM.
The game isnt on TV is it?
Rivals has a good amount of info on these all-star games here:
said that Furman would tell the GBW site 15 minutes in advance of his announcement. Webb then coyly changed it to Scout.com as VT was also a finalist. Welcome aboard Josh!
Let's hope he knows not to crash the wrong lanes.
oh man, the suspense is just turning my guts inside out. As I recall,RR said that the spots were filling up, so it seams as though he may be coming on board. Does anyone know if he has a Facebook? if so, we should check it out to see if theres any evidence.
is what I read in the initial article. So we'll know something by about, what, 9 PM or shortly after?
Okay, im going insane right now, nothing is happining and the suspense is picking up. I can't wait any longer. JUST PICK US ALREADY!
slept better know this stud is gonna wear the wings !!