Down to Ole Miss, Oklahoma & Oklahoma State. Not unexpected but still disappointing he didn't make it to Michigan for an official visit for a final shot to change his mind.
Laquon Treadwell eliminates Michigan
Have fun down south.
Heard he is still taking an official to Michigan. It AINT over!
I literally laughed out loud
...that was anticlimactic.
Nah, it just climaxed back in July.
...I'm Ron Burgundy?
You don't know me and you know nothing of my work
Who wouldn't want to play in Oklahoma or Northern Mississippi. Beautiful landscape and very good schools academically with thriving economies.
Hate to beat on my home state, but, to answer your question:
kids who are from there and see a freezing winter and being close to Detroit as the alternatives
Well then just stay in Ann Arbor and buy a Carhartt.
As someone who has lived in Oklahoma - then he's got the wrong idea. USC or Florida would be better choices.
Agreed. Oklahoma gets cold in the winter. When that wind gets going, man worse than AA at times. That said for a WR OU or OSU are GREAT for NFL prep, it'd be more surprising for him not to look there. There's also something going on with Ole Miss this year, every year there seems to be a random hot recruiting school. This year it's Ole Miss. I've been saying for months this one's probably not going to go our way, best of luck to him.
Where exactly did this recruitment go wrong? Obviously he favored us for a long time while maintaining he wanted to visit the Oklahoma schools. Then he said the Michigan coaches hadn't been in contact for a while and suddenly he's interested in Ole Miss. Am I missing something?
He's been to Ole Miss multiple times and been interested for a while. His teammate andd friend from HS, Standifer, is playing down there.
anyone else wonder if our handling of Standifer--while an important way to handle and ultimately win the war--might have lost us this battle?
How did we incorrectly "handle" Standifer? From my understanding, he failed a class required for admission.
nope. it seems we didn't handle it well (not saying he's a prima donna, but maybe)
standifer withdraws his UM commit ... the comments are now gone, I don't know, but
it was ND with the admissions-related decision (and he was totally upfront about that; so it's not as if he were BSing about UM)
and act III:
We will see how this plays out with Nyles Morgan...
I think the fact Michigan is not running a spread offense hurt Michigan. He wants to play in a spread.
That, and the fact that Michigan probably doesn't offer the same kind of cash incentives that schools in the great (pffft) state of Mississippi does.
I though the logic was that we were losing receivers during the RR days because they didn't think they could make it to the league in that offense. Now I'm confused.
He watched our terrible offensive playcalling...
Blame it on Borges!
I think this staff chilled out on chasing him because like a lot of blue chip players who have a very me first attitude it gets to a point where you start wasting energy and time into something that maybe isn't the right fit to begin with.
I am not saying that Treadwell is a bad guy but he is 17 years old and all 17 year old kids are in need of molding. But when it starts looking like a guy is possibly going to disrupt team chemistry his attitude starts looking like its not worth the talent. It's one guy.
I am also not saying that the coaches think Treadwell is some horrible person but that He had a lot of me first mentality hence the comment that the Michigan coaches work showing him a enough love.
I think there comes a time when you have invested so much time into a particular person to show them how much you want them to be a part of your program and yet they still seem to want to look around while the rest of the team seems like damn near family already.
I know what a lot of people are going to say, but what about all the rest of these players like Dawson And McQuay and green that are all and have been on the fence for a long time. True but You have to admit that they have all been very up front or classy about it or in Dawsons case had a very real 17 year old moment, but none of them have acted quite the way Treadwell has.
Funny thing is if I were a kid like Treadwell that wanted to go to a major program that had a good school and was on the rise I think that Michigan would be easily in my top group if not the leader considering the depth chart.
There are very few positions in football where you can come in and be THAT GUY Neatly like you can at positions like receiver. And you would think that Treadwell would see he could step on to the field next year and start.
Just my two cents anyways
Everyone keeps saying he had a "me first" attitude. What did he do specifically that drew those criticisms? Just seems like a kid that wanted to take his time and make sure he was sure if his decision. Wonder if he was an LB or some other non-stereotypical "diva" position if people would say the same thing?
Between the tweets, interviews etc he just comes off that way. Maybe I'm way off. But that's how I perceive it from a guessing standpoint.
Dude likes attention. It's been very obvious from his Twitter account for a long time. I mean, I don't have a Twitter account or visit Twitter more than once a month, and I know about his dramatic turns trying to rile up fan bases. But when I've said stuff along the lines of what EZMIKEP said here, everybody downvotes it. Maybe now that he's eliminated Michigan people around here will be willing to consider that this kid might just be a diva.
If you're basing someone's character solely off of things like Twitter feeds, you could probably call Shane Morris a "diva" too. You don't amass 19k+ followers by not craving attention. And yet, we're all cool with Shane, so what's the difference with Laquon?
I would try to explain the difference, but the only thing I know about Shane Morris's twitter is that he uses it to talk about Glee. Is he routinely dramatic? Does he pretend he's going to commit to different schools to rile people up? Does he dissimulate in any way to rile people up? I'd be happy to revise my opinion of him if you want to point me to some tweets where he does stuff like that. If not, maybe those questions can point you in the direction of what the difference is.
He didn't come here. Must be a diva. Couldn't possibly be our offense hasn't showed off the WR position lately like those other schools.
This is like Purdue pulling the top WR in the nation out of Georgia. Just doesn't make any sense.
Go to Oklahoma kid. They've developed good wideouts lately and the BIG XII can't play defense. Ole miss is shouldn't be on that list (and OK state).
Seems like OK State sends WRs to the NFL every year.
they've been 1st rounders too (blackmon and bryant). I didn't realize OK state has had 2 double digit win seasons of the last three (OU is 3 for 3). Oklahoma is traditionally better and has just as good of an offense for wideouts, but I guess both are good fits.
And Ole Miss is... $EC! $EC! $EC!
Why can't Michigan land elite WR or RB prospects?
Michigan gets four star (and sometimes five star) players at those positions as often as they do at other positions. Aside from the Rich Rod era when recruiting was a bit down across the board, Michigan is doing as well as they always have at those positions. Four stars and occasional but rare five stars.
Your post lacks an accurate context and is thereby hollow.
Thank you both for that.
i don't see much the way of elite talent coming up the next few years.. and im talking about playmakers on O.. unless you think darboh or chesson are gonna be incredible which i highly doubt..
Is "elite" talent? Are you a scout? Are you basing it on Stars? What about Deveon Smith? Devin Funchess? Amara Darboh? Jake Butt? I just can't believe people who continue to seem to know whether we have recruited "elite" talent...
See the posts below for a description.
Know if we have a player like manningham, Edwards, or Terrell. That's why everyone should relax. Even when those guys were incoming, we knew not what they would be.
While I agree with the premise of your post, I don't think all of your examples fit that description. David Terrell was regarded as one of the prize recruits in that top-rated 1998 class, along with Drew Henson. He came to Michigan with a lot of hype and pretty much lived up to it almost from the start.
The other two players definately fit better with your idea of not knowing what we have until we get them on the field. Mario Manningham was regarded as talented, but raw out of HS. Edwards was a meh 3 star legacy with little expectations and frankly played that way for the first 2 and a half years of his college career.
How about its been a really long time since we've had an elite WR and even longer for an elite RB. And I'd call elite like top 10 at your position. 4-star is more really good, than elite especially since most sites have like 20-30 4-star WRs
I'm obviously excited about the future - having a lockdown OL will make up for a lot of things - but what we have right now is a far cry from having the likes of Edwards, Manningham, Arrington, Avant, and Breaston on (or near) the same roster...