Chane title to Michigan offers (insert name)
Michigan Offers 2014 OL Tommy Doles
You misspelled chain.
mustve forgot to hit the g. Thank you spelling police. Glad you have nothing better to do.
I read it that way and laughed to myself. I'm not that anal to seriously correct people. I was just sharing something slightly humorous.
Your being a dick.
You're. Nice try though. Plus, I was simply pointing out to change the title, not in a mean way, just so it's more informative.
We all steal, we all murder, we all make typos. It's just that some are more fun than others.
My first day on a temp job doing transcription for a leading medical researcher, I typed "venus catheter" instead of venous. Guess my classical education trumped any medical background. I was humiliated that I didn't catch it, but they all found it so amusing that they offered me a permanent job.
Your missing the point.
Who will be the first to commit from 2014? I like Webb.
I like Webb as well, but there are some other guys who I would not be surprised to see commit first, like Corey Holmes or Malik McDowell.
He looks really excited.
We need a full picture of the bench with the social media stalking pedophile cuddled up to Brutus on right and Casey Anthony on the left with the caption All Your Nuts Are Belong to Us.
I am not sure if you do not understand the vision or if you simply do not like it. If you don't understand it hopefully this helps; take a photo of the bench (minus Webb) drop Charles Waugh cuddled up onder Brutus' s arm on the right side of the photo and Casey Anthony sitting to the left of Brutus. The caption, "All Your Nuts Are Belong to Us" refers to the lunacy that is "BuckeyeNation", i.e., They are Nuts. The poor grammar is because, well, it's tOSU. If you don't like it, that is your prerogative.
Wait. I get it now. They are nuts and being a hard-shelled indehiscent fruit from a plant they lack the capabilities to have knowledge and therefore proper grammar. It all makes sense now.
It's amazing how the word indehiscent de-creepifies this entire line of thread. I feel better about myself, and strangely comfortable with non-grammatical, noneffectual fruit.
You have totally become my 418th favorite person!
(you get a free pint of my blood if the circumstances warrant it)
I had to look up indehiscent. I feel smarter now.
the conjunction, bro.
Or does that bench say 'Ohio Uni...'?
I'm guessing it say 'Ohio Union'
What was the California burger chain that gave out round faces to put on your car antennae in the early 90's? And why is he sitting next to that creepy burger mascot?
He seemed to have as good a time in Columbus as a "Michigan lock" can, but I still see him going blue. I do think he'll look around for a while though. He seems like a really bright kid and won't want to make a final decision until he has time to soak it all in.
Usually early commitments begin after their junior football season is over (January-March 2013 in this case). I still think Webb will be one of Michigan's first commitments for 2014.
I probably feel stronger about Webb committing to Michigan than most Buckeye fans felt about Cameron Burrows committing to Ohio at this time last year. Webb goes to Cass Tech, Michigan was his first offer, his dad is a huge Michigan fan, and his mom is a professor at UDM who stresses education as a priority. All those factors put together favor Michigan by a wide margin.
I hope you're right. This kid looks like he might be a special player.
will commit to MICHIGAN!
Understandable. Cass Tech is more a of a pipeline for UM than TM is for OSU, simply because guys from CT get more offers from the home school. We only offered one Trotwood guy this year (excluding McCray because the offer came after the UM commitment), while you offered a larger number of CT guys. Same goes for the past years where Trotwood players without OSU offers have gone all over and diluted the pipeline. It may have some to do with Cass Tech being the major powerhouse in a state with less talent depth, while TM is one of many of its type.
He didn't sound all that into it when interviewed about his OSU offer, but did go on to say that he's planning on at least 2 more visits to Columbus... to their FML camp, and to one of their games. While I'm not going to at all suggest he's not a Michigan lean, that doesn't sound like someone who's planning on commiting anytime soon.
Was "FML" camp on purpose? Because if so, that's hilarious. If not, FNL*
Yes. I'm a Michigan fan... to me, it will forever be known as FML camp.
Is De'Shawn Hand coming to your BBQ? ;)
Malik McDowell has more to do with that than anything.
So you don't want Hand because you (probably) have McDowell? That doesn't make sense. Was joking to begin with, but i'm not sure I understand.
That's a good idea. Start poking. Because your handle hasn't already isolated you.
If I wanted to be one of you, I would've lied and made my name something Michigan-centric. But instead I bring another viewpoint, one which regulars on this board have benefitted from on at least a few occasions. If it makes you feel better to try and alienate me, feel free, but know that I do not care.
I'm not trying to alienate you, nor do I mind you posting. But as a buckeye you should be careful what you say – the tides turn quick around here. There have been a number of "RationalRivalFans" on this board over the years. Notice my use of past tense.
Understood, but I see you guys treat each other with more hostility than myself or any of the rival fans I've seen on this site. The same goes for 11w, more infighting than Michigan bashing goes on. Of course I can be careful with what I say, I have been since I joined this site. I could bash Michigan, but I respect the rivalry and the institution and it's in my interests as well as the other posters' to incite recourse, rather than turmoil.
Michigan is the presumed leader for one national DE recruit. What are the odds that Hand wants to compete for a spot with him? Obviously the coaches would love both, but that is the longest of long shots I could imagine.
I guess I see your point, but I don't think it makes it any more of a long shot than it already was. These top kids aren't afraid of a little competition, especially at a position in which there are two on the field at a given time. Not to mention, either of these guys could grow into interior linemen, they're barely juniors.
Some believe McDowell will play on the inside. I hope we can land both. They would be a great tandem.
Not sure. Why, have you talked to him?
Webb is doing what's best for him. Surprise! Camping at OSU for Urban Meyer will beget many more offers. I still think he'll end up blue but can you blame him for wanting to be highly sought after?
so does anyone have a guess for the, say...top 5-10 in-state kids for 2014? So far, from what I've pieced together, it seems as if it goes
1. Malik McDowell
2. Drake Harris
3. Damon Webb
Where do Chance Stewart, Deon Drake, ect. fall in here? The first 3 all seem like top 100 sorts. What about the rest of the state? Is this a deep year coming up in Michigan?
Ka'John Armstrong, Damon Webb, Chance Stewart, Lorenzo Collins, Deon Drake, Drake Harris, Malik McDowell, Jake Khoury, Avonte Maddox and Jordan VanDort. I would expect most of these guys to comprise the top ten for next year. Look out for VanDort.... he's a 6'5 275lb TE who moves like a TE. Could be a very athletic tackle or an "every down" TE.
Meh on Roney. He might be near the bottom of the top ten, I guess.
about the rest of the 10? Those were just my best guesses based on camps and various articles I've read over the past few months. I'd especially like to hear your take on Van Dort. On his film he looks incredibly fast for 275lbs. On the first play he burns the DBs downfield on what looks to be a TE wheel route.
The quality of the video was terrible, but his play sure wasn't. You didn't need an arrow pointing him out, since he was so much bigger than the other players. He moves really well for his size. Looks like a very promising recruit. The only caveat is that the level of competition didn't look that great.
I saw him in the state championship game. When I saw he was a soph. I freaked. He the biggest soph I've ever seen. He's huge! And he haz skillz. Hoke will want to get this kid
I like Van Dort as a tackle or a guard, but I don't think he'll play tight end at the next level. I see him more as an OG right now. He looks like a good prospect, but the position change might affect his ratings. He probably hasn't had much work on pass protection.
I would throw in Carl Fuller (LB, Detroit King) to your top ten players. Otherwise, I think your list is pretty solid at this point.
1. Malik McDowell (offers from everyone)
2. Damon Webb (Michigan, OSU, MSU) -- supposedly dominated at Ohio camp yesterday
3. Drake Harris (Michigan, ND, MSU, Florida)
I think there is a dropoff after those 3 to the next tier like you have predicted and probably too early to sort them out until their Junior year completed. Others with BCS offers:
Deon Drake (Syracuse, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh)
Chance Stewart (Wisconsin)
Carl Fuller (Syracuse)
Tommy Doles (Michigan)
Connor Hayes (Indiana)
He looks very mobile and has that mean streak the coaches love. Listed as 6'5" 250, but I'm guessing that he showed up at camp larger than that with the frame to add good weight. As with Channing gotta be happy with a kid who has been srcutinized by the coaches for three solid days.... and maybe he helps us with Harris?
He's reported everywhere as being 250 or below. The coaches told him TE, OL or DL which explains why he's not up to protypical OL weight yet has an offer.
He has great feet and looked about 240-250 in his sophomore film. It will be interesting to see how big he gets after his junior season.
I am almost certain that he is the son of WOOD TV 8 (Grand Rapids/NBC) sports reporter Jack Doles. I don't know the dad's side, but mom's side of the family are quality people.
I thought he might be a pineapple scion.
This is fun to see really talented kids come out of there. When I attended (graduated 2001) we were terrible at football! We have a new coach imported from California. It is rumored that the DeVos family (runs GR) gave him a really cushy 'job' somewhere that pays the bills so he can focus on coaching. Fine with me!
We also recruit kids from other schools now (which has made area schools slightly unhappy). '01 alum here too.
Not sure where you're getting this info regarding "recruiting", but none the less Tommy is a very talented, hard working kid who we are all glad to see get this type of offer. His frame will absolutely allow for more weight. He plays with a mean streak and is a great finisher as you can see from his tape. Even more impressive when you watch an entire game film, is his consistency. In terms of technique he is very sound and plays like a senior in that regard. I work with Tommy extensively as I am an assistant coach at GRC. Looking forward to his growth over the next 2 seasons.
So there is no way of me verifying it. Commence negbang...
I'm an '07 grad of GR Christian, absolutely not surprised to see others lurking on these boards. I don't know if it's so much recruiting as the youth football program that's making a massive difference in the quality of the football team. On the flip side though, I think it's having a pretty big impact on the soccer team. They used to win championships in the late 90s in soccer but now all the good athletes are playing the foosball. Cool to see them with some athletes recruited by Michigan though, I agree about that.