He had a great time. He just sent me a text that he just landed. I'm sure he's exhausted, so I don't know if I'll talk to him tonight.
Latest on Dee Hart?
With a recruit as highly touted and well-known as Dee Hart, and with an event as consequential as a campus visit, any information that is both reliable and noteworthy will be prominently displayed on the board (or at www.twitter.com/TomVH). You won't have to look hard.
Don't worry, we aren't holding back on you.
EDIT: And as I say that, Tom comes through with new information. The man is a force of nature.
Was pretty inconclusive. He said they saw huge squirrels, he didn't reveal when he's gonna commit, he's considering FSU, Florida and Oregon now round out his top 5 with Michigan and Bama, and he liked that RR wants to use him like Noel Devine. Nothing earth shattering there, which is why we have TomVH.
/scratches beard furtively
Um...if you don't think that article was revealing, you didn't read the whole thing.
Sam Webb can feel it in his fingers and feel it in his gut.
I mean I did. I just didn't let myself get my and the board's hopes up again if he decides to push his decision date back again, says he likes Auburn again, etc. I'd rather have something more concrete from Tom
concrete. But those scout updates left me feeling very good about the situation.
But you are right. Don't want to get ahead of ourselves.
TomVH is like Scout's dad.
nothing against tom, but clearly you're judging that off of this last article. (that you probably didn't read)
Every time Tom posts or there is a post regarding Tom, he likes to say things like that. For a while it was that Tom was Rivals and Scout's worst nightmare or something along those lines. I have to agree with him because Tom is giving "premium" information to the mgoblog community.
...with a rather exceptional and time consuming service. I am comfortable recognizing it.
What possible reason would there be in mentioning that he say large squirrels? Is this a plus??
The squirrels here in Florida are very small. He must like the fat ones.
Before bulking up our players, Barwis tested out his theory of muscle gain on the campus squirrels.
to see "he saw huge squirrels" become the new "Sam Webb's got a gut feeling."
"Did Jake Fisher enjoy his Michigan visit?"
"Well, he's not ready to announce a commitment, but he saw huge squirrels in Ann Arbor."
The Noel Devine card is pretty powerful. Any small and talented RB would have to wonder how cool it would be to be a Noel Devine type behind a Michigan OL. If I was in Hart's position, they would have my verbal already.
Think Cullen Christian.
Just because you don't know, doesn't mean that the staff doesn't know, especially considering the state of Sam Webb's intestines right about now.
are exactly right, JG. I would not be surprised at all if he gave a silent this trip to the staff or at least Ricardo.
He's still a really good football player. That's all I have for now. I'll let you know if that changes.
Fan on Ricardo Miller's wall:
Hey bro whats up with D? when is that decision coming?
Soon very soon it will b a treat to c wat happens
Im not much for creeping, but i had to pass along the possible good news. I am really hopeful that i will be seeing a Tom VH update/interview on Dee Hart. Followed shortly by his "Hello Demetrius Hart"
I really wish "fans" would leave these players alone. It's really intrusive and inappropriate.
It's really up to the players if they wish to allow these "intrusive" fans to be "inappropriate." With Facebook you are given the option to deny friend requests and hide certain parts of your profile you don't want people to see.
Obviously these players don't mind if they allow fans to become friends with them or don't take the time to make certain parts of their profile hidden to the public.
I understand everything you wrote.
And yet, I still have no idea how people think it's "appropriate" to send messages to 17-year-old kids, begging that they attend the school where they support the football team.
I know of fans of other teams that spend hours a day going onto recruits' social networking pages, writing disgraceful things about schools in order to try and deter them from committing to another school.
Frankly, it'd just be a better situation if we left these kids alone. If I were a top recruit and a senior in high school, I'd be creeped out beyond belief if some 38-year-old middle manager living in Alpena was sending me messages about my pending college choice.
I guess it just depends who you are as a person.
Me personally, if many fans/ alumni from one particular school were posting on my wall about how much they want me to attend their university it would have some effect on me. Especially if they were fans from a school I was highly considering. Would wall posts from fans be a huge part in my deciding factor? No. The university as a whole academically, athletically, and staff personnel wise would be huge factors in my decision making process.
Michigan has a huge alumni/ fan base and I think we should use it to our advantage as long as it is not breaking recruiting violations.
on whether it's ever appropriate for M alumni/fans to post on a recruit's Facebook profile:
I'm genuinely shocked that people would be negged for making the common-sense argument that we should leave these kids alone.
Yes, in theory, Facebook shouldn't pose any problems because they can control access. But they're teenagers. They're not as emotionally and intellectually mature as we are. They often don't understand that things posted on the internet are public, and that granting access to their pages can be potentially dangerous. (And this is a problem for teenagers in general, not just athletes.) Don't assume that they understand what they're doing.
I see this particular instance a little differently in that the fan isn't pestering Dee, he's aasking Ricardo Miller, a current Michigan player. I think that context changes the appropriateness of the question quite a bit.
I love Rush, and Muse.
September 4th is going to be a great day. A great fucking day.