4-star 2013 CB from Avon, OH that was committed to PSU...
Edit - More info: Ross to visit Notre Dame on Thursday, Wisconsin on Saturday, and Michigan on Sunday. Seems like he would like to get this figured out soon (in my opinion).
It would be interesting to hear how the coaching staff is handling these offers at this point in the game from the "commitability" point of view. Like could Ross Douglass and Leon McQuary III commit today and end the process (to an extent, no more commits without decommits or attrition)? Or is only one spot designated for a DB out of the last two, and it's a race between the two? Or does one of the guys get "priority" over the field like we've assumed LaQuon Treadwell does?
After Fun with the Law Monday, I'm thinking attrition is in play. If Hoke has reason to believe that the Home Invasion charge will not be pled down, that's a felony and automatic removal from the team. Stepping beyond that, Monday showed us the odds of a team making it a year without some kind of attrition.
the big ten/ncaa mentioned some accomodations to stretch the max number of freshmen scholarships in one year to absorb these psu orphans, an make up for in with less scholarships the following year.
Unless they commit, I really don't care too much. Open house on a program that was just hammered, doesn't excite me.
This is really not a Penn State thread. Douglas is now an uncommitted, top-250 recruit who we offered. That's always thread worthy.
It is not like he was actually on PSU's roster, he is a de-commit just like anyone else that may de-commits from a school and should be looked at that way. It does not matter if it “excites” you or not, we are trying to fill out a solid recruiting class. Not a well thought out statement.
I though we offered him back on April. Also, apparently he's coming to the BBQ according to Steve Wiltfong.
Edit: apparently they made his offer pulled/made his offer uncommittable before.
You could've have noted his tweet saying Michigan re-offered him, and he ended the tweet in "#blessed". That makes it more likely he is favoring UofM.
How many spots do we even have left, I thought we were down to a few spots left. Do we even have the room to take on decommits and our original targets?
You are caring too much.
With the fact that we had prior interest in him and vice versa, it turns a "a PSU CB decommit got offered by Michigan" into "a former Michigan CB target has interest in us again".
Sorry my previous post was based on there was no past relationship or interest entered both parties. And we just offered him because he was a 4* DB.
Was your previous thought that Michigan only offered him so we could say, "Suck it PSU! That's what you get!" As opposed to, you know, offering him because he's good at football?
Doritos are overrated. If in fact I am sitting on a couch, I'd have to go with a much tastier snack. And yes, it's the internet, people bitch.
According to at least one of your scores, so are your comments.
I am not up to par on this "blogging" like most of you are, I read something and respond before I think it through. And as I find out more facts, I look back at previous comments I have made and shake my head. I have 20 "points" what do you expect. A friend of mine here in Bagram said something and referred to Mgoblog, so I figured since I made this account way back when I would actually use it and give me something to do in down time. Next time I will try to make a valid comment so I don't upset the masses.
Him and Dymonte Thomas played a lot of 7 on 7 this summer and have become pretty good friends, there's a good chance that this is going to end well for the good guys.
No offense but we've heard that statement before with many a recent prospect and havent exactly had the greatest success rate.
I believe you have the context of my comment completely wrong as nowhere did I mention that I was unhappy with our current COMMITS. (notice the emphasis on commited prospect)
I was alluding to the fact that PROSPECTS such as Garnett, Issac, EJ Levenberry, lots of the Good Counsel (MD) kids have all been good "friends" with a commit of ours and that we should look out for a package deal which never happened for various reasons.
Just in case anyone is still lurking around here I'd just like to drop off a "boo-ya" and an "I told you so".
That is all.
He's a low four star on most sites, three star to Scout.
Low-ish, but not that low on Rivals. He's the number 15 guy in Ohio, according to them, one spot above Gedeon. He's #222 in the Rivals 250, and there are 5 four star CBs ranked below him. So he's securely in the four star range in Rivals' opinion.
Not meant at all as a "this guy isn't very good" statement, I was just trying to info-dump so people could get an idea of what the recruiting services think right now.
Personally, I'm a fan of the re-offer. If we were recruiting him before he committed to Penn State, I don't care what any site says about him...the coaches know their business.
Any information out there about his performance at The Opening? How does he stack up against our other 2013 CBs?
I see he is visiting, along with ND and Wisconsin. Has he visited M, or the others in the past?
Also talking to D. Thomas. I think we have a good shot.
Very interesting that his Scout profile lists interest in Michigan as "high," while everyone else is at "medium." This leads me to believe that it is based upon more than just the offer status and visit schedule.
247 Sports lists his interest in Michigan as "Warmer", with everyone else listed as "Cool."
Hmmm . . . That just changed. When the profile list post above came out, he was listed as "cool" for all of the schools listed, including UM.
a 4.41 40-yard time in school and 4.5 at the New York combine. A 4.09 shuttle time!! A 33.2 vertical leap. He is very aggressive from the film that is put out. Finsihed top 3 at combine with score of 107.07.
His reviews from The Opening were few and mediocre at best. One of the few specific mentions I could find of him was talking about how he got outrun for a TD by TE porspect OJ Howard.
He had a nice review from the NFL NSPD 7 on 7 tournament, including this line:
"Douglas was a pass breakup machine on Saturday. He’s quick, changes direction well, and has a good nose for the football." (247, Wiltfong)
Most of his stats are from the RB position. His build is similar to that of Fitz coming out of high school. Maybe he has some potential there in the future. Of course, I'm really bored at work right now and still delirious from being sick this weekend, so... yeah....
Hello: Ross Douglas, per Bill Greene on Twitter
Who takes the last spot now? Treadwell?
I am glad he is coming, but disgusted about Joe being a stage 4 pedo supporter. I am glad the young men all get to transfer. They will all transfer from Pedo U. Yes, they all deserve this tag, because they are still supporting Joe.
Douglas commits to Michigan per bill Greene twitter!!!
Ross was offered right around the time he committed to PSU. This is not a new offer. He just had to check with the coaches to see if they still had room. Apparently they said yes.
The writing has been on the wall regarding Fuller and McQuay Jr. for awhile now...we clearly wanted another DB and it looked as if we were going to go 0 for 2.
Douglas got reoffered and took advantage...good for him, good for us. I'm happy he's found a home.