Pls don't make him another Jordan Diamond
i refuse to even consider this a possibility
Pls don't make him another Jordan Diamond
I must be wrong but I thought he went to Alabama this weekend.
He was there last weekend I believe
You down with LTT?!...Yeah you know me! (Sorry had to do it)
I really hope we can own Illinois for 2013. Could you imagine if we landed: Isaac, LTT, Bosch, Pocic, and/or Treadwell
Yes. I have imagined it. It turned out well.
I'd love Alabama to get this kid's signature next winter. I get the feeling he's a massive Michigan lean at this point however, even if he says Michigan and Bama are tied. Great strength at this point, which is great to see. A lot of times when kids are as big as Logan, they haven't developed the strength they should have. Good lateral movement, and from the film, looks like a solid hand punch. He actually went itno Saban's office on his visit, or the "place recruits don't leave uncommitted" room. I always say, if Tricky Nicky can't get you hooked on that first visit, than that kid is likely going someplace else.
You can stay as long as you want with posts like these RDT. You can sleep in my bed. I'll take the couch.
I hope you remain as even-keeled as you are right now in your future posts! I just have a bad feeling whenever we (the big 10) have to go up against the SEC for a recruit... Just seems like the vast majority of recruits, especially if they aren't from the midwest, get roped into the SEC. It may be that distance is what is keeping Tillman and other midwest recruits from committing initially to the SEC, but if they keep their recruitment open, like Diamond for example, it seems like they always end up down there for some reason.
They get reminded of a Midwest winter?
That Michigan and Bama go head to head for a recruit. The times we do go head to head, is because Saban offer everyboddy of any value. Having ::cough:: coached so many places around the country, he has established so many contacts, that he probably has the widest net of any college football coach. Take Richardson, Ross, and Jenkins-Stone for example. Alabama offered all 3. Would we get any of them? Absolutely not. What it does do however, is it keeps Saban connected, when there is an absolute star at that school, that Saban feels he can get. It's quite brilliant when you think about it. When you coach in a football hotbed state like Alabama, you can afford to take a risks on kids across the country.
What about Demetrius Hart? And how do you feel about what went down with Alabama just happening to practice at Dr. Phillips?
And was like, why would he want LTT to go to Alabama. Then I saw your username and promptly realized your a Bama fan. But a reasonable one it seems (as in not a troll). Always nice to have reasonable fans of other schools here. Welcome man.
He was actually back at practice in late November, and got in even more time during bowl prep. Ideally, I think Nick would love to get him on the field, even with the running back depth we have. Because Dee really provides you with an explosive option catching the ball out of the backfield. That being said, there are some rumors around campus, that he may not be long for the program. There have been a lot of rumors regarding Dee, and I think he's openly considering transferring. It has been a tough go of it for him, because Saban is STARK difference from the envvironment that he was use to. A lot of people around the program, think he'll end up at Arizona with Rich Rodriguez. And when you see the passion in which Nick is recruiting running backs, you'd have to agree.
I think I love you?
Where is all this hero worship coming from? The guy seems like a solid poster that has insight from another fanbase, but if you scroll down you'll see at least half a dozen guys propose marriage. As a guy who seems like he can make good contributions to the board, welcome. But my fellow posters sound like an IT department would if Megan Fox walked through the doors...
I'm not trying to knock the Bama guy, but guys, please keep it in your pants.
Haven't you figured out that the majority here are Wal-mart Wolverines, and behave as such?
This has to be King of Belch/Barking Spincter doesn't it?
One can only hope!
Haven't you figured out that the majority here are Wal-mart Wolverines, and behave as such?
I heart Irish.
Leave some recruits for the rest of us.
he was at the hockey game tonight but he also tweeted that he would be visiting florida and fsu in like late june or july. I don't remember. So by hoke law, the only way he will be ours is when hes done visiting and that won't be til atleast mid summer. Aqua did say something about an all star game if I remember right. I will be interested if that time line stays the same if this class takes off like a bat out of hell like shane said in his tweet on NSD.
What did Shane tweet?
something along the lines of you better get your spot now because there going fast...
How many OL r they taking next yr?
Yeah he said that LTT moved his announcement date from Spring to the UA game next year or something.
Not a good news if he wants to wai
We need this kid!
Probably didn't hurt that it was a blowout win either, I bet Yost was going crazy
Hoke needs to do what Urban did to Dunn, he would pull offers away from them. Btw RR gave us Denard.
does is win championships. Urban is a dirty, lying cheater. I hope he burns in hell.
Hart20 knows what he's talking about. I'm not scared of Urban's recruits. We have Hoke. Hoke uber alles.
Urban takes other schools' commits, but that isn't cheatng. In the SEC he was one of the only guys who didn't oversign. Now he is one of the only guys who offers four year scholarships as opposed to the renewable ones. Can we drop this meme until we have some proof? We sound like Sparties.
I agree about committed recruits - doesn't matter until signing day.
But I don't think that's what everyone is talking about when calling Meyer a sleaze. I can't confirm all of this, but some of it can be comfirmed true - like the LSU test score story and the Jevan Snead story. I haven't found the Pouncey article, but Urban Meyer is the reason the NCAA had to initially put a limit on text message contact - so none of this seems out of character.
Urban Meyer is to overzealous and grey-area 'legal' recruiting what Houston Nutt is to oversigning.
Michigan also offers 4-year scholarships. They and most of the schools in the Big Ten (9 out of 12) did this year.
Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Northwestern and Illinois confirmed to ESPN.com that they have given out four-year scholarships to this class. Ohio State and Nebraska also confirmed on signing day that they are giving out scholarships that no longer have to be renewed annually. Purdue, Indiana and Minnesota are still awarding one-year renewable grants.
"I look at next yr's class of WR and I don't think we have offered any if the top 5 kids at the position."
is not correct, unless you think James Quick, Robert Foster, Kevin Gladney and Marcell Atemen aren't potential top 5 guys and Laquon Treadwell, Jaron Dukes, and Marquez North aren't potential top-10 guys.
Regardless of that - they're all 6-1 through 6-5 receivers with speed and offers from the major regional BCS schools. Here's a list of 2013 WR offers (and NSD was Wednesday, so I'm sure more will go out):
Laquon Treadwell - 6'3 - Crete, IL
Jaron Dukes - 6-5 - Columbus
James Quick - 6-1 - Louisville
Jake Oliver - 6-4 - Dallas
Kevin Gladney - 6-4 - Akron
Marquez North - 6-3 - Charlotte, NC
Marcell Ateman - 6-5 - Wylie, TX
Richard Benjamin - 6-1 - Tampa
Rob Wheelwwright - 6-2 - Columbus
Devon Allen - 6-1 - Phoenix
Uriah Lemay - 6-2 - Matthews, NC (Brother Lemay on Georgia)
Also, from what it sounds like - Jaron Dukes may be the next 2013 Michigan commit, so that would give us a nice big-bodied receiver to start this year's WR corps.
Dude chill. Stars are for the recruiting services. Yeah they have a higher bell curve of being good but coaching makes the players. This staff has turned a walk on dlineman into an asset in less then a year. I believe whatever players we get be coached up the right way.
Whether you realize it or not, Urban Meyer at OSU is actually good for us... he is taking top recruits from PSU, MSU, Wisconsin, etc... ie he is resetting the dominance of the rivalry.... the players go to him which leave less space, and those extras go to us, leaving MSU, PSU, Wisconsin, none the wiser.
Why do you think MSU and Wisconsin have done so well these past four years? It was true, that our recruiting took a monster hit with Carr his last two years...and its been said was because 1. Martin forced him to stay on two more years, and Lloyd didn't have the recruiting energy, and 2. Miles sandbagged us and told Eugene that Carr had onset of Parkinsons, which spread like wildfire among the elite people and recruits. Then Martin hires RR, and RR acts like RR and MSU cleans up on recruits, and to lesser extent Wisconsin.
If you heard the recent complaints from Dantonio and Beilema, those are the cracks that are starting to form in the current heirarchy, and the natural order of things is returning.
Thank and love Urban Meyer....or at the very least, realize that love and hate are the same emotion.
I approve of this message, however did Ohio State ever really lose their foothold on Ohio recruits? Fickell never really had a "recruiting class". Meyer picked up the pieces of any missteps Fickell took and OSU never missed a beat.
The credit for limiting MSU's and Wisconsin's inroads goes to Hoke and Co. Not Urban.
seems like a great kid, and a great fit for this program. Hopefully when he is done seeing other schools, he comes back to A2 and commits.
This kid Mario Ojemudia, he's going to be a 1st round draft pick some day. If you can get him around 250, his edge rush value to a 3-4 team would be quite large. If you go back to when Jason Pierre Paul was in high school, he has almost identical measurables, with JPP being 2 inches taller. I don't think Mario will go up to 275, or even 260 for that matter, but I do think Mattison will want him playing at around 250 where ever he plays at. He's one of my favorite hidden gem recruits in the entire country. That's the type of kis Bama loves to get. A lot of athletic ability, and Mattison can use him in so many different ways. You guys will love to have him, especially with the style of offense the patron saint of student aids, Urban Meyer is going to run.
Also, why in the hell does Ty Isaac not get with the plan and commit to Michigan? He just screams "Michigan back" to me. Big tough physical kid, with great vision, who isn't afraid to block.
Are you too good to be true?!? Seriously...Welcome!
I like you. And I think Isaac will commit sooner than later. We might be on a recruiting drought right now, minus the awesome addition of Norfleet, but this clas is still tremendous and next year will be equal if not better.
Who are you? I swear you are welcome hear as long as you like with posts like these. I have been reading your stuff all around here and you are more informed than some of the Michigan guys here.
damn Android auto correct *here.
Youve have been all over mgoblog tonight. I enjoy your insights and different perspectives. I hope you continue to post on here.
Love your objective contributions to the board so far, keep it up.
However, somewhat ironic calling Meyer the patron saint of student aid considering what Saban has done in recruiting. It's like the crow calling the raven black. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Saban is a premier coach, but what are your thoughts on the number of medical hardships in the Alabama program?
Funny but for some reason, when I saw the words "student aid" I thought of the female grad student Meyer supposedly was involved with.
but the guy's avatar is not Saban and he has no control over what Saban does. It's like a neighbor coming over and helping you fix your roof unexpectedly; you don't say "Thanks and, by the way, I hear your wife cheats at Bingo." If it were me, I wouldn't badmouth my own school or coach on another team's forum - even anonymously. So let's just appreciate the insight from a good-natured fan and leave our discontent with Saban's tactics aside.
Hopefully MGoBlog will get more informed posters from the SEC as I bet there will be a lot of interest in cheering against Ohio now that Meyer is there.
I cannot wait to see this kid on the field. I hope he adds ten lbs to his frame and keeps the quickness. Biggest pickup next to pee wee and kalis I thought. Adds a huge dimension to this offense that hasnt been seen here before. Thought it was great that he and Shane were tearing up 7 on 7s. Did not understand why no offers and why wait til now. Did we get his film late because he has a 3.4gpa No offense but so glad Urban did not go after this guy. He would've killed us. Nice trade Stacey for Norfleet. His film reminds me alot of what West Virginia did to Clemson.
I think it all worked out for the best for both parties. I know we didn't offer him til late, but one of the things that I've noticed is that Michigan has gotten in on a lot of guys which has caused other schools to offer the kid. Norfleet could end up being on of the hidden gems of this class, but it might have been harder to get him if we had offered sooner. I think Norfleet is getting a chance to go to a great school and we're getting a very explosive player.
I also think part of it was that Freddy J wasn't a huge fan of Dennis. I personally believe you should try and get talent and then figure out how to use that talent as efficiently as possible. I think Norfleet brings a lot of tools to our tool chest.
Jackson post on the main page today and saw Hoke's comments at the presser, I am not so sure that they are that high on Norfleet except as a return and ST guy - maybe slot and 3rd down back someday.
They WERE aware of him and his strong desire to come to Michigan for quite some time, so when they missed out on so many Plan A guys over the last week they decided to give him his dream shot. I hope he is able to vastly exceed their expectations.
Of course it could be a motivational tactic but that doesn't seem the style of this staff - particularly coach jackson
...named Jamie Morris ended up being fairly good.
When Morris first arrived at Michigan, Coach Schembechler told Morris (who stood five feet, seven inches) he was too short to play at running back. Schembechler recalled: "I told Jamie when we recruited him he was too small to be a running back and we wanted him for running back kicks. I did, however, promise him the chance to try to be a running back for us. Good thing I did, isn't it?"
this is the offense that would put you in the NFL.
after the heartbreaks from this year its hard to take visit reactions as any indication as 9 times outa 10 recruits say they loved their visit no matter where they go
I would say 99/100 the only person I ever saw say he didn't like a visit was yuri at Colorado and ironically he ended up there
Hasnt he been here like 6 times. Love the post about tricky nicky...thanks by the way TN for boosting the local area kids recruiting rankings. It will be fun with a couple guys like Hayes and Norfleet to compliment Fitz and Drob next year. We still need a big back with wheels. isaac is a must get there Hoke. Size and speed Tyrone 2.0
seems very pleased with the way things have gone with Michigan. Even though he will probably wait to commit anywhere, it's safe to assume he'll be coming back to Ann Arbor more than Diamond did.