Also Darren kitchen committed to smu for those who care.
LA DB Floyd Raven to Texas A&M..Wait...Maybe Not? (Updated)
Kitchen seemed like he desperately wanted to go to Michigan, but just couldn't get the offer. Good luck to him.
Agreed. At least he gets a free education at a great school. Not a bad consolation prize.
I honestly have no idea
but its in Dallas, Texas and Coach June Jones would be fun to play for, I think.
SMU is actually a great educational school
and yes its a good school. just ask craig james
it's a amazing school used to live near it
does this remind anybody else of RR firing.. (fox2) i think Tamu is jumping the gun a bit
That's odd. Oh well.
Touche, Mike Sherman... touche.
EDIT: Maybe I spoke too soon, but I'm still watching you Sherman.
on Ravens decision but if he likes T&AM you cant blame him. i hope him the best and i can see him being very successful at safety not cornerback.
For you 30 for 30 folks, some people just like the Trans A&M.
Given that it wasn't clear that he was ever going to get to Ann Arbor for a visit, this isn't that big of a surprise. It will hurt more if McClure doesn't go blue.
I wouldn't get your hopes up. The consensus is that it's a Cal-UCLA battle
sounds to me like Kitchen could still get an offer then.
I think our DB recruiting i probably done. At this point, McClure might be the last DB recruit Hoke would taek a commitment from.
Hoke's not likely to extend any more offers to DBs
Yeah, if we don't get Raven, I'd rather use the scholarship on a position of greater need than on Kitchen, no offense to him. If he committed to SMU, it sounds like we weren't the only big school to pass on him.
Wasn't Donovan Warren the same way? He was considered a USC "lock" for a long time but we all know who he chose...
I'm starting to understand that you really don't get jokes... do you? Or do you just have to get the last word?
I did get the "joke". I KNOW he chose the Jets but I thought it was OBVIOUS that we are talking about recruiting not the NFL. My bad...
He didn't get the joke.
That's why it was a joke. See, you expected the answer to be Michigan. But when he anwered "The Jets," it was unexpected and humorous.
That's the way a joke works.
I still remember that commitment. Just got spurned by RoJo, standing depressed in the Jug. Then, lo and behold, I get a text that 5 star super stud D. Warren verballed. It was glorious.
Not staying for his senior year? No, wait, it was not getting drafted. Sorry, I'm still a bit spiteful.
in case anyone is curious, after sitting out all season Donovan's been signed to the Steelers on a futures contract. A little late for the Super Bowl, however.
we get Mcclure hes a solid, physical, smart player and we could use him in the near future
Does anyone know if he'll still visit?
If we can (I'm pretty sure) take leilon willingham from tamu we can take raven.
Oh, and has anybody thought about how awesome Leilon Willingham's name is?
No, he probably won't visit.
Willingham's a different case. Had this have happened eight months ago, I might agree, but a week before signing day is probably fairly secure in his commitment.
I was expecting him to visit Alabama instead anyway. Hopefully we can pull McClure though I'm not really expecting anything.
Seeing as how he was questionable to visit anyway, and just committed to a different school with only one visit weekend left, I think it's safe to say he won't be making a trip up here...
It may just be me, but I'm not really against trading TAMU Raven for Willingham.. Seems like we need the LB more at this point, but it's still too bad. He could've been a big time player for us. Hopefully McClure comes, though
I'm holding on. It's going to be a wild rollercoaster ride 'til signing day. As long as I don't get nauseous and puke when it's over all will be fine.
HAR HAR HAR
Bob Lichtenfels (?) reports that East St. John 3-star safety Floyd Raven told him that he did not commit to Texas A&M, despite reports saying otherwise.
Both Ole Miss rivals/scout sites are reporting that it's a rumor.. wouldn't be surprised if it happens though, A&M has been on Raven for a while, even while he was committed to Ole Miss.
really had a chance at him anyway. if we got him somehow, great, but i think i would lean towards mcclure if i had to choose.
Oh well not to surprised even if he does officially commit.
So, you're saying we've still got a chance? Good news.
I hope wherever he goes he takes his cute little beaver with him!
Is anyone an ESPN insider? In the rumours section it says we are close to have a OL and DB commit to us? So the OL must be Fisher. But, Is it McClure or Raven for DB?
Is about Bryant and Clark, in a positive vein, according to Bill Kurelic.
beat me to it! well played
the rumor is talking about Bryant and Clark - they mention McClure but they simply say ""
Does anyone get the feeling that all of the current players we are getting, are grading out much HIGHER than what R.R. was recruiting? Next year should show what Hoke-A-mania can do with the Block "M" in his back pocket. This new staff has busted their asses just to be able to get in the conversations with most of these kids. GO BLUE!!!!!!!!
No, I don't get that feeling at all, because it's not the case. I think Hoke is doing fairly well considering the situation, and frankly I'm extremely relieved that we haven't lost more recruits and current players. But no, our current recruiting class is grading out lower than past classes.
If we can get 8-9 wins next year, which I hope/believe we should be able to get (with RR's recruits), I do think Hoke will be able to put together a top 20 (if not higher) recruiting class.
If we win 9 games next year, we should have a top 10 class given all the talent in the midwest.
Rodriguez probably would have pulled in Raymon Taylor if he hadn't been fired, so that's a wash.
Rodriguez also had Demetrius Hart in the fold, who would have been the highest rated player in the class overall.
The only players who have committed to Hoke have been Taylor, a couple 3-stars, and a 2-star, so it's not like there's been much of a difference so far.
If Hoke Poole and Willingham actually commit, then maybe I'll agree with you. But with the kids who are actually committed right now, Rodriguez actually had a higher rated group.
Rivals has Raven listed as a solid verbal to A&M while Scout has nothing listed for him yet, and in fact has "No Interest" next to the Aggies.
EDIT: Both Balas and Helmholdt have posted on the Fort with quotes from Raven that he has NOT committed to A&M, and will be visiting Michigan this weekend. FWIW apparently AggieYell mods aren't optimistic on their chances.