This morning on "recruiting roundup" Sam Webb said that according to his coach, Stefon Diggs has Michigan in his top 5. For the longest time, Stefon said that he liked Michigan, but that "Michigan doesn't like me like that". Well, it looks like Michigan must be confident that his grades are going to be good enough to qualify, because now they "like him like that". Stefon is incredibly talented, and it would be an amazing get, if we were able to land him in this class. Now having said that, all of this is just talk until he visits campus, but to be in the top 5 of a kid like this this late, is a very good thing. It seems like (from the interviews I've read) he's always wanted to make Michigan one of his official visits, they just both needed to get on the same page with Stefon Diggs's academic side of the ball. Dare I say "Buckle Up"?
Michigan back in it for Stefon Diggs
Talking about a young man's grades, but with Stefon, it's difficult beating around the bush about it. It's unfortunate, but it really is the Gorilla in the room.
Did the gorilla kill the elephant?
Elephants would associate me with Alabama, I can't have that.
Understood, but Gorillas make all of us think about Ohio... and we can't have that.
How about "it's the Walrus in the room?" Nope, Danny Hope.
Ok, "the Donkey in the room?" No, too Zookish.
Let's go with "the Possum in the room." That seems safe enough
think of George Jones. And that's fine because I love me some George Jones!
I am good with this, I do not want a Possum in the room... All of the other animals strike fear into me. But, a Possum!? Damn...
the only North American marsupial and kind of creepy at that. The beadie eyes, the fangs, the hissing and likes to eat dead things, disgusting. Definately something you don't want in the room. Especially if you happen to have some road kill attached to your leg.
They all have fleas too. For the record though I really like opossums.
If by "gorilla", you mean Craig James, and by "elephant" you mean 5 hookers at SMU, then... maybe?
How is it and what did you upgrade from?
I'm laughing so hard everybody within earshot of my office knows I'm not working. Arrrrrgh.
I'm in tears. Thank you.
500 lbs? That's one wimpy gorilla. The gorilla normally weighs 800 lbs.
Apparently not the first time the gorilla and elephant have been interchanged. Wrt the 800 lbs gorilla, according to wikipedia:
The metaphor has been mixed, on occasion, with the metaphor of the elephant in the room, as in TV advertisements by the financial firm AXA Equitable broadcast in 2010. In 2011 former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee referred to the healthcare plan instituted by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney as "the 800-pound elephant in the room".
hopefully it all works out for him. He would be a big get for the class.
Morris to Diggs has a nice 3-4 year ring to it.
Shane to Stefon sounds even better.
Diggs may be a 3 and out talent, and I'm not sold Morris will start as a freshman over senior Gardner. They would have one, maybe two years together. Could be a hell of a year with fellow junior Payton/Darboh on the other side and the current OL recruits protecting Sugar Shane.
I like you Stefon. I mean I LIKE like you. Also I think it's a sign of serious interest that he wasn't deterred/offended by our initial slowplaying of him. I think a lot of these kids would write us off for that.
Agree with that, it speaks a great deal to his character.
And he may respect the fact that academics is an important part of being a student/athlete at Michigan while other schools view him as a source of revenue and don't care as much about grades.
but how does that speak to his character?
is so much better than losing football players. I'm all for this.
They should add a moderator for "Obvious"
Zeke Pike would like to have a word with you.
You have to think seeing his former high school teammate and good friend, Blake Countess, starting already as a true freshman here kept us in play this whole time. If we can get an official visit from him...look out.
Use of the phrase "going on missions" automatically makes Countess my fav player on the team.
There's a Michigan DB / Cissoko joke in here somewhere...
I picture them like Troy and Abed from community. Blake and Stefon in the mooornin'.
The "missions" sound like they could end in hilarity on a regular basis. Just like everyone's in college. Good for these guys.
Couldn't agree more, he's in my linguistics class and was running around with the "feeling good" section of the daily with his picture and it was pretty funny
And you gotta think that a player of his quality would be able to see playing time as a freshman, especially as a PR/KR.
If we can get Countess in his ear, along with Morris and an official, then who knows what could happen.
I think the officials have actually been pretty mediocre this year. Let's leave them out of the process.
These final four games are so crucial. If we play well and win 3 or four of our next games, I think it gives us a legit shot at some major talent.
However unlikely, if we landed Diggs, Shaq Thompson, Brionte Dunn, Banner or Garnett, and Yuri Wright, I think that would give us the #1 recruting class this year.
I would have to heavily agree with you. With this type of class already and adding guys like that, it would make a strong case for #1 class for sure.
So we like him, like him.
At recess today!
I'm glad Diggs got his cooties vaccine at last.
Does this impact Wes Brown at all?
I think Michigan has moved on to other options.
more impressed with Brown, than I am Dunn. I admit that I am nowhere near a coach though.
Has Brown officially visited yet? Optimally they could take the trip out together.
EDIT: Already posted. FAIL.
Any of you twitter people should check the twitter convo between Blake and Diggs. They are talking about getting an appt together, and Steph wearing the #1 and Blake wearing the #2 jersey.... its good stuff.
so early, and now starting, has got to be giving him a lot of positive vibes. Good timing for all the positive mojo Blake is giving to Stefon right now. (And maybe Wes Brown too)
Jordan Payton, or Dunn. I would be ok with that =) Hey, a person can dream =)
Switch Garnett for Payton and you have my dream team. As sam Webb said on Tuesday. We don't NEED 6 lineman. However IMO we NEED 2 WR
shiiiiitttt. I want Diggs bad.
As long as we're making wish lists, my ideal five, in order of preference is:
Same list with Dunn replacing Payton. That said, anything close to this list and I'll be squealing like a school girl (which wouldn't be a pretty sight).
that this would get us at least a top 3 class... possibly #1.
I love wish lists too. Here's mine according to what I think we need (in order of preference) and assuming we have a class of 28 this year:
(1) OL: 1 Garnett 2 Banner 3 Diamond 4 Kozan
(1) DB: 1 Wright 2 Thompson
(1) RB: 1 Dunn 2 Brown
(2) WR: 1 Diggs 2 Payton 3 Powe 4 Darboh 5 Chesson
The only thing that sucks about the wishlist is that we can't have them all.
Saban could sign them all.....
What's your WR wish list look like?( Regardless of possible grade issues)
1. Dorial Green Beckham
We're 7-1 right now, in three hours we find out if we indeed are landing a true program changing recruit to our basketball program. Now, we already have one of the best football recruiting classes in the country and we are STILL in on some of the nation's absolute elite players. Oh, and our hockey recruiting is nothing short of fantastic, like #1 class fantastic.
Seriously, let's appreciate this moment in time as Wolverines fans. It's safe to say that coach Hoke is changing tides on rivalries left, right, and center.
Let's be fair.... a lot of teams are still on the elite guys. HOWEVER, yeahhhh screw it. You're right. Optimistic future has already been established. No reason not to assume we're going to destroy some fools in the forthcoming years.
Maybe we can win the much-coveted Capital One school of the year award. That would really prove we've made it (towels for dripping sarcasm available at the front desk)
games and finish a 10-1 season with a bowl win I think we're going to be hearing news like this a bit more often....and I likey
Finishing 10-1 seems impossible...since we should be playing 12 games (unless my dreams of OSU being eternally banished from earth come true in which case 10-1 would be sugary sweet)
First, we have 4 games left. Second, if we only win one of our last two, we finish 10-2 going into the bowl.
/s im hoping?
With a statement like "Craig James calls a good football game" adding a "/s" is just overkill.
"Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!!!"
What in the hell does "BSSSS" stand for?
Either he stutters or he's imitating my father doing house repairs.
If I recall correctly, Stefon Diggs allegedly has character issues.A while back he was trash talking Dorial Green Beckham on his twitter account and calling some high school teams "phony" because they had a lot of white players.
Did you dislike having Mike Hart on the team? Go ahead and talk all you want, just stay out of real trouble.
Part of me wishes this thread had never appeared now because I just looked at the highlight videos and interviews with Diggs and he seems like an absolute stud and a great guy. He's quick as hell. Now that I know what I'd be missing I'm gonna be real upset to see him go anywhere else. Hopefully he misses the days of those sleepovers as much as Blake.
This thread caused me to search on the site for Sammy Watkins. It was a little less than a year ago that TomVH let us know he heard we were in the driver's seat for Watkins. Would have loved to see him on the field with Denard and company.