landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Leon McQuay III to USC
Shut up idiot.
no need for that. Good for him, I wish him the best. yada yada. On to the next one.
You stay classy. The kid is 18 and this is how you respond to his decision?
I wouldnt want people like this guy rooting for me. Looks like LM3 made the right decision
Oh, one of your 99 problems.
Go back to MLive. They're OK with middle-schoolers commenting over there.
MGoBlog isn't the place for that kind of reaction, and certainly not when it's directed at a guy who was at high school homecoming two and a half months ago. Back to zero until after National Signing Day.
So you're the a-hole sitting behind me in the section yelling crap all the time.
I thought I told you this season what I thought of your act.
:-/ oh well...on to the next one...
McQuay chooses USC, then Shane throws a pic. Not a good sequence for Michigan. Oh well.
Is there a basketball game tonight to make us all feel warm and fuzzy again??? (
I wish him all the best
They have 5 stars decommit... so they go and replace them with 5 stars... gosh darnit
We have 4 stars decommit, and then we get the same 4 star to recommit. (Conley excluded)
probably the best place for his music interests
Wait! He hasn't signed his letter of intent yet - we're still in this. Everyone stay positive and good things will happen.
Speaking of which, have you heard any updates on Demar Dorsey's status?
Good luck to him. Can't blow up at every missed recruit
No defensive-coordinator, but he might be getting a house with a pretty sweet studio in it.
If i'm trying to be a music producer no place can really compete with L.A and New York. Out of those 2 cities You're only going to play competitive college football in L.A.
Nashville has just as many qaulity studios and producers and it's not even close to being all country music. Playing at Vanderbilt in the SEC would also expose him to better football than in the Pac-12.
If it were in Nashville it would start with a W. East of the Mississippi.
I love our class but we sure dont win many of these high profile TV announcements..I am still salty at Joshua Garnett because he had me legit fooled..Got to get DGreen,Hunt or one of the other OLineman on our short list,and Reon Dawson or if Crawford gets the offer and hope he developes..Id like another DB in this class.
Garnett fooled a lot people. He was playing it up for attention after he decided on Stanford. LM3 is different. He seemed to be genuinely trying to pick the right school for himself.
Damnit. Did he not know about JDK & Rey? They said he's into the music biz.
Would've been sweet to be 'Quay, Rey & JDK".
Maybe we'll have better luck with Leon McQuay IV.
If he continues to propogate his DNA as quickly as grandpa and father. I'm only 47 and I know of no other family where I've seen 3 generations play in my lifetime
I want a Rueban. Can we please sneak up and get one of these guys to close out the class.
Fact: Maize and Blue Deli has really good and inexpensive reubens!
no one should be surprised. Well, maybe a little surprised he chose USC over FSU, but whatever. Good luck to him.
Michigan is on the way up and USC on the way down. Everyone thought he wouldnt go to Michigan anyways. Good luck DR Dre Mcquay!
Sincerely. He's serious about the music thing so going to LA is a great move for him. Many more opportunities to make connections there. I don't know anything about USC's music school specifically, but I'm sure it's good as well. My only advice to him would be -- make sure you clear anything you do music-wise with the NCAA first because I can definitely see the potential for some NCAA no-nos.
Football wise he's going to a powerhouse with scholarship reductions. If he's one of the lucky ones to get that scholarship he's going to have a pretty great shot at PT. Probably the best choice for "Leon McQuay," although all other prospects are definitely better off at Michigan.
I hate to say this--but this post, like many others, just really creeped me out. You didn't date Leon McQuay. You do not know him at all. This post sounds like your girfriend broke up with you and all you want is for her to be happy (even if it's with someone else). Can we stop this? PLEASE? NONE OF US KNOW HIM!!!
Wow ass... Seemed unnecessary.
In all honesty, it sounded like he was just wishing the kid luck and typing out on why it made sense for him to go there. If anyone sounds like they're writing a post to their ex-girlfriend, it's you. Why are you so obsessed with what other people type on here regarding a recruits decision?
As far as "none of us know him!!!" Really? Because thise board gossips about a plethora of Michigan players that I'm sure 99% of the people on here don't know personally. So should we stop talking about Gibbons liking brunettes, or Denard's dillithium, ect. ect. because none of us know them? Come on know. Your post just sounds like sour grapes.
I hate to say this, but if that post creeped you out, then maybe MGoBlog isn't the place for you.
that shit Quay!
That announcement was weird. They put him on stage, they asked his dad a question, they asked him a question, then Luginball talked for like a minute while McQuay was still on stage. I think McQuay's mom told him to just smile. He looked happy about committing, but underwhelmed by the announcement experience.
i saw that too... it also looked like his dad was a little disappointed too. oh well
maybe if there were even more hipsters with guitars on campus AA would be a bigger draw for music majors
Not sure why people are surprised, wasn't USC supposed to be his leader all along except they didn't have room for him? When Redfield decommitted that opened the door for McQuay.
Kid wants to be a music producer, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was really Vandy and USC all along. And for all the Kiffin being Kiffin, let's face it, you think "Big Time College Football" for only one of those.
Word of advice, kid: watch out for that producer scene in LA. As they say, "It's dog eat dog. It's worse than dog eat dog. It's dog doesn't return other dog's phone calls."
I believe now that would be "lion" eat "lion".
Who was the last player to commit to Michigan at an all star game? I can't remember any.
I remember Big Will did. We were so excited to have a NFL size defensive tackle coming in. SMH. What could have been if you know, he cared the first 3 years
I'm pretty sure it was Brandon Smith
to have Snoop Dogg, or Lion, or whatever his name is now, as a huge USC fan if he wants to go into music productionn (this is not a knock on Snoop Dogg by the way, he's a legend).
Good for McQuay. Hope he is successful against ND for years to come and is later successful in the NFL or the music biz, or both. The only time I hope he fails is if he happens to play against Michigan.
I really do not understand how people can hate an 18 year old kid for making a decision about his future. I would have walked to Ann Arbor to go to college, but my parents luckily drove me, and I would love if my kids went there and will try to convince them of the beauty that is the University of Michigan. However, I will also let them make their own decisions about what college to attend.
I'll bet Kiffin sent him to www.notsopuremichigan.com or something. What a dirty recruiter.
This should be in the Leon McQuay III commitment announcment open thread!!!
does this mean James Crawford gets his offer?
I'm glad he's not coming here... He wants to become a music producer!?! best of luck kid...
Soo you're saying you'd make him walk the plank?
Hopefully, McQuay and Su'a don't give Michigan too many problems in future Rose Bowls. Good luck to Leon and his cool-ass 'fro.
Good for him. UM will be fine.
does anyone know the total number of recruits they have now?
They've had a ton of decommitments recently. Final numbers in this class are hard to track. Frustrating to lose to that douchebag coach and terrible school but thems the breaks. Good luck to him in all areas but winning football games.
The weather might be an additional reason he didn't pick UM. He was worried about the cold weather, and whenever I hear a recruit say this, I instantly lower my expectations of them ever commiting to Michigan.
Good luck to Leon, to USC not so much
Per Garry Hamilton from 247..."McQuay actually picked USC over Michigan per a family member". Not that a silver medal matters, just thought it was interesting
Unless he decommits, I'd prefer to have finished in 4th place. Bothers me less for some reason.
the recent pickups by Ohio and ND, combined with this are making me sad, but on the flip side, this is just a numbers game at a certain point, and by signing day I'm sure we will have picked up more high level recruits based on the number still considering us, so I'm not taking it overly hard.
Like you said, consider that we've already picked up a lot of guys, and quality guys at that. Remember that day last February where we had I believe 6 commits in one day? That never happens. Notre Dame and OSU will get their guys, we'll get our guys, and MSU will only dream about getting its guys.
Given that he wants to pursue music, this is a smart move. Think about how many Real Sports episodes and 30 for 30's are about guys whose sports careers went south and they had no back-up plan. As much as I would have loved to have a great safety, I wish him luck.
We still have dymonte. No worries.
May he have a wonderful life but lose all 48 of his college football games.
A lot of Gators fans headed for the exits after the announcement. This was a curious decision. I have to believe that one of the stars who hangs around USC promised to "hook him up in the music business." This raises a question:
Out of all the players who have gone to USC after being told that someone will get them into "the biz," how many have actually gigged or released any product?
I'd much rather hear a Leon mcquay-Apollo brown, black milk colab than a snoop or Kendrick Lamaar colab
I saw apollo brown at the jmt show at the intersection a month ago. Dude is a beast. Got his dice game album early too from him.
JMT- Jedi Mind Tricks? that group is hard as hell, they miss Stoupe though, that dude is a god amongst producers.
I don't like Kiffin. I don't much like USC. But I wish LM3 the best...just not his football team.
recruits to Kiffin and USC. LM3 and Ty were core targets, and Su'a and Khaliel were secondary targets.
I don't think we won a single recruit vs USC. They go 7-6, schollie reductions, coach on hot seat, DC gone, etc and we still miss.
Shake fist at perfect weather, song girls and LA glitz. Argggghhh ....
damn we could really use the elite secondary talent but oh well
First off Fuck USC.....now that I have that off my chest. I think some in these parts are a bit too sensitive about criticizing recruits and players. Blatant ad hominum bs is always frowned on but saying that a kid made a stupid or irresponsible decision is no biggie. If 18 is old enough to die In war or get executed under state law than 18 is old enough to be criticized for going to play for a dip shit pre-pubescent acting coach.
Criticizing the decision is fine (i.e. USC's situation, coach, what would appeal to him about playing there, etc.), but too often people on this site and elsewhere get so caught up in it that they resort to namecalling, putdowns, or wild speculations (e.g. "Michigan is a much better fit for him, School X must be paying him. School X is a bunch of cheaters).
In the end, you may disagree with the presumed reasons that a recruit picked a school, but only the kid and his family know the real reasons and made the decision they felt was best for them. Even if you don't think it was the best for them, you have to respect the decision.
And you guys are worried about competing with ND? I think you lose more to other schools than to ND.
PS: Called it in the other McQuay thread, labelled trolling.
Don't flatter yourself.
Oh I'm not worried. Did you feel that breeze? That was NDs class racing by you.
Indeed. Best of luck to him, his football career, and his eventual career as a starving musician. With hard work, perhaps his dreams will come true.
Until then, I will revel in my earned status as a Michigan Man, those around me, and those that choose to dedicate themselves unto.
Anyone know what ever happened to Joe Mathis?? Haven't heard the name in such a long time
Joe just named his 17th favorite school after another unofficial visit.
I bet he lands at Wash or Utah.