Malik McDowell RT @D1_LEEK My top 4 colleges! Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, Ohio State.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) January 28, 2014
If he had no interest, he didn't have to list us. Maybe there's a chance.
I'll believe it when he signs.
Sorry, don't mean to be a downer.
You'll believe he has interest when he signs? So...if he doesn't sign with Michigan, he wasn't interested? Interesting...
Considering he skipped OSU to go to East Lansing last weekend, I'd assume they are 4th in that list?
He's going to OSU this weekend.
for Urban to do Urban-like things.
Cuz if you are not first, your last
His last what?
Tuxedo t-shirt baby Jesus
Particularly true in recruiting.
I refuse to be optimistic about him committing. I don't want to be let down again.
Keep your expectations low, and then you'll always be pleasantly surprised. Or a know-it-all.
The basketball program has made a habit of exceeding expectations. The football program... well, you get the picture.
Mayb the win in bball really helped
Could have, actually. The parties on campus Saturday night probably were more subdued after they lost.
I will tell you that State parties just the same in any situation.
I was hoping for the same
to commit to U of M, but it's classy (or at least a good political move) to include Michigan in the top 4. I'm guessing MSU still but who knows...
Well, it's better than not being in his previous top 6. I don't know why, but I would be shocked if he picks us.
Saw he'd be taking his final official to Ohio State. Personally, I think we miss out on him but hey what do I know.
Here is a novel thought... Notice how he took officials on the other three schools
Its as if his dad told him to "get it out of your system now."
Or "see if any of them can offer more"
Ask yourself this...how does a childhood fan whose own parents are huge fans NOT go on an official?
This smells fishy...and in OUR favor.
put down the pipe
So...childhood lifelong fan...grew up in a wolverine household.....his dad quoted yesterday in saying hes going to the best progrem with the best academics.
Top 4 teams he listed in order
The latter three of which, he takes official visits to. Hmmmm
If all the above is true, then you should see the pattern here. It seems like hes trying to see if anyone can offer more than michigan. Or that his dad said to get it all out of his system and go visit.
It is ODD AS HELL that he didnt take an official here, given the above facts.
Not in order I don't have a order!
— FAT LEEK (@D1_LEEK) January 28, 2014
Did he not list them in that order RAOUL ?
He's saying that regardless of how they're listed, the order is not indicative of anything. This happens all the time: A prospect will release a list, and people will jump to conclusions based on the order.
I really hope you were high last night when you wrote all of that. Reads like a person who likes the ganj' and was imbibing at the time.
He SHOULD have listed the Top 4 in a circular pattern to avoid confusion. Come on, man. Stop getting our hopes up!
Are you seriously alleging that McDowell or his father are seeking financial compensation?
That's a common phrase in recruiting that has nothing to do with money.
Listen, the kid is getting a full ride scholarship. As much he or his dad are Michigan fans, his dad should be happy wherever he goes. Not that i don't want him, but let's lay off thinking that a 17 year old is going to make a decision purely based on his "life long" fandom.
Agreed. He's Blue, not buying all the Sparty love. Of course they are in it, they are the OTHER in state school and playing close to home is a priority, they had the number one D and won the Rose Bowl - but Hoke and Gmatt got this on lock down..it's 2014 bitches...
Is that right?
Don't fail me now!
It seems like usually M hopes the parents stay out of it. Now, the tables have turned.
Are you just making things up?
Nope, his dad has said that they are trying to check everything the school has to offer including academics, and has raved about how great of a school Michigan is, based on the latest I've read it seems like his parents really want him to pick Michigan... At least that's what I think... so, Go parents I guess...
So you're telling me there's a chance!
Took at official visit. All I know is Michigan was my childhood favorite and nothing can change that love. Not even one bad season. This program will to the highest levels again for a long time.
Right. I think we found the fraud here in all this. Too odd he visits the other three and not us. ???? Cmon.
I smell a rat. This fucking media likes to bs everyone to keep readership.
Don't keep us in suspense. Just exactly what constitutes the "fraud" you're alleging is taking place?
would an official visit have made? He's been to AA like 10 times, he knows the coaches, knows the campus, knows what he'll be getting himself into...
So, he was a lifelong Michigan fan and the coaches are about to whiff on him due to one bad season?
What a fiasco.
You can't put the recruiting hopes and dreams of Michigan on the back of one guy deciding whether he'd like to go to school there or not. People have different preferences and it's not a lock that the best school in the state automatically gets the best players from that state (and it's not very debatable which program is the best in the state right now anyway).
People are individuals. We've poached Derrick Green from VA, Peppers from NJ, Donovan Warren from CA, Stephen Schilling from WA, and on and on. McDowell just might not like Michigan that much