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
Leon McQuay III to USC
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.
USC is the place to be if you want to play football and boogie down with those in the music industry.
He'll make some serious connections. Ones he would never have made at Michigan or Vandy or FSU.
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?
Well, that's just like... Your opinion, man
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.