This is the longest announcement ever.
This is the longest announcement ever.
This isn't even his final announcement though. This is his top five. Two hours and we've only found out two of the teams.
he is going to sit in front of the cameras and crochet ski hats in the colors of five schools before putting one on.
That text just says he's favoring two schools after his ND visit. It doesn't say there is any variance from the two b schools he was favoring going into the visit. The art of online recruiting gurus is to try to create smoke with or without fire, and the fact that most recruits speak well of the schools they visit feeds into that.
Why ND honestly? They don't win, ever, their coach is a complete dick, their city blows...I just don't get it. Unless Garnett is dying to underachieve, why ND?
He wants to be a doctor and ND has an excellent pre-med program.
That can't be a reason to choose ND over Michigan or Stanford.
Thats the joke. ND does not have a med program.
The success of the football team is just one of many factors that go into the decision.
Garnett also tweeted this today:
— Joshua Garnett (@IamJoshG) December 15, 2011
I wouldn't count him out based on a visit reaction, especially since he had a similarly glowing review of Michigan. That said, he'll be a tough pull from the West Coast, but we already knew that.
[Edit: No idea why the embedded tweet is so far below the text, and there's no obvious solution in the HTML, so I guess it's just gonna stay that way.]
He's also been tweeting about his bro Ronnie Stanley, who committed to Notre Dame today. And he retweeted the announcement of Stanford guard David DeCastro's All-America status made by Stanford football's official Twitter page, so it's not impossible.
But I agree. Probably staying on the West Coast.
That is unforseen...Would be great to get another Ohio roadgrater for our line, especially one who apparently verbaled to Ohio last week. /S
Isn't Yuri Wright visiting ND this coming weekend?
Yes, with his teammate Elijah Shumate.
Don't worry, he's visiting ND before he comes to UM. Curse avoided. Hopefully.
I think Jordan Diamond stopped his top 5 with Ohio. Which is wrong on two levels. He listed Ohio first, and he apparently can't count to 5.
Although I was really hoping he would come to Michigan, I never thought it would happen. I am fairly confident that we will land someone unexpected, like a Dodson or a Reeves.
....well there is that little ace card they hold in the form of "wild catholic school girls" running around the place.
With the tiny little mustache.
but it must be freakin awesome because the football team has been mediocre for about 20 years now and they always seem to reel in top recruits. They even have a coach with insane anger issues right now and they still are reeling em in. I don't understand
but I do sleep soundly knowing that a lot of these guys will continue to carry the torch of medicority at ND
If you want to know the truth about the quality of women in the South Bend area, here it is an I think this is pretty definitive THE LOCAL HOOTERS CLOSED THIS FALL.
We're likely to add another 4 star, whoever it is, before it is all over, so not getting Garnett is disappointing, but not too disappointing. He's always seemed a Stanford guy, and I'll just hope he goes there.
Come on magnuson!!
Really? Sounds like mommy is picking for him. Oh well great kid. Best of luck to him.
But if it's true, then it seems a safe bet that he had Stanford as #1 and he wasn't coming to Michigan anyway. So I guess better to know now while we can still lock in another O-lineman.
Isn't Diamond the one that is doing a documentary of his recruiting process? That just screams well adjusted young man to me... I never thought we had a real shot at him but when kids make the process into a big production (literally in this case) then I am fine with not getting them, it doesn't really mesh well with "the team, the team, the team".
As far as Garnett, I really thought we had him all but wrapped up with Stanford being the only other real choice and I can only echo the sentiments of many others in this thread by wondering what in the world ND is selling to these kids to consistently recruit so well and be so mediocre. They don't even put THAT many guys into the NFL now do they? Hopefully Wright doesn't get suckered by the purple faced spaz coaching the Papists.
This is the first time I'm hearing of a documentary. Do you have a source or a link to anything?
I think Garnett stays on the west coach. In all seriousness - South Bend is just not a great place to be, but that is my impression only after multiple visits.
IMHO, ND's status as an independent probably is one of the biggest draws they have over Michigan. They play games on both coasts and get tons of airtime. The only way a school like Michigan, that belongs to a confrence can compete with that is by playing a crazy non confrence schedule. Alabama should help next year but in years past other than the occasional Oregon game, not much exposure outside of the midwest.