WHAT THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THIS SEATBELT NOW???
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
WHAT THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THIS SEATBELT NOW???
unwrap it from around your neck...not sure how it got so tangled like that, but once removed, safely reclick the belt in the appropriate slot
So... 4 OL coming in that day?
Hmm... I want him in the class, but this seems very strange. Hoping there is a lot we don't know; I appreciated the coaching staff's consistency.
Don't tell Magnus that!
edit - beat to the punch.
Dec. 14 could be an interesting day. If the mutual interest between Dawson and the coaches is strong enough, there must be a chance he'll commit before then.
I hope he comes back. Good kid, tons of talent, and good intensity. High schoolers are never perfect, and we don't even really know what happened, exactly.
Lol this be cray
Actually this be cray:
Is it wrong that i want him to be a part of the class over the westcoast kids just because it means neither sparty nor ohio can get him?
No. Never. Trust your hatred and let it consume you.
Nope, I feel the same way. I think its pretty logical actually. I also think he is the best prospect of the 3 as well...so thats a thing here too.
damn double post.
Interesting.....well as I said when he decommitted, good luck to him in whatever he chooses, I would wish no one to have to go through what he had to this past year. Good luck to you Mr. Dawson.
OSU offers Lacy, we re-offer Dawson. Good trade IMO.
Wait, I thought he was gonna be a sparty??!!
No, Sparty only recruits extraterrestrially. No local kids for them.
No neg, but enough with that Sparty "national recruiting" meme already. Dantonio, like Hoke, will recruit the best kids he can get, wherever they come from.
Heard there was a 2pm presser about Mercury today. I expect Dantonio pulled a recruit, but it could be about finding water on the surface of the planet.
Are there weeds on Mercury?
I appreciate and take seriously the comment, Stephen (Mr. Kass?), especially coming from you. However, I think you're misunderstanding the "recruiting nationally" meme. The point here is that Sparty claims to be a national recruiter, which is true insofar as it does recruit nationally. The question isn't whether it tries to get kids from all over the country, but whether it succeeds in doing so. Michigan can go into a place like Florida, California, Arizona, and get the cream of the crop, because it's a nationally-respected recruiting football brand. MSU, OTOH, can't get the cream, by and large, from anywhere but Michigan/the midwest. There will be some blue-chippers that choose Sparty, of course, but the players from outside the midwest aren't the blue-chippers that people like Taylor Lewan, for example, are.
Again, thanks for the feedback.
You may have a crush on Donetonio!!
The meme isn't original or really that funny anymore, the same phrase has been way overused. I hate to see something that was once funny get completely over-saturated. At least bring it up in creative ways (example: the weeds thing has been used a lot, but "Are there weeds on Mercury is a new and funny way of saying it, kudos). Time to move on to something else, and there really is plenty to move onto.
Sparty will actually soon begin recruiting existentially, because honestly, whats the point, they're just going to lose to Michigan anyway.
David has went through more than most kids his age should have to..that is not an excuse and its not a okay for him to act the way he did..but i think in hindsight he understands that and want to be at UM..so i hope all works out for him
It's not ok for him to act the way he did? Why? He's working on making the biggest decision of his life so far. As a senior in high school. Who just lost his father. Please.
My opinion he was decieving..I understand losing a father and as i said i hope it all works out..If he wanted to take visits or even attend another college that is his choice..but being a honest and up front person is the more respectable way to carry yourself..and i think David wishes he had done things differently
Kid can't change his mind?
I have no problem with a kid changing their mind..Just be up front and honest about it..escpecially when coaches are up front and honest with you as many have said the UM staff is
Please stop making my comment sound as if im downing David or saying he owes us fans something..its his choice and i have a soft spot for any kid who loses a dad..i simply respect honesty..and thats all i expect
I'd guess you don't. Let's let the coaches -- who know him and his situation a lot better than any of us -- decide how honest or dishonest he is and was and what decision is appropriate.
I guess my comment is flamebait and i will respect Timayy's opinion..i trust he knows flamebait when he spots it since he has to look at it everytime he stands in front of the mirror..you and block M are misguided flame queens.
Didn't downvote you, just saying that in the grand scheme of things what Dawson did to slight Michigan is incredibly minor and he's been through a lot. No need to take recruiting so personally. He could have been more up front with the coaches, yes, but let's not get carried away.
But thanks though.
It really annoys me to watch players such as zettel or dee hart playing for other teams. Dawson would be just there, but only worst since he's from cass tech and he would be playing for a rival.
As long as the coaches are good with it, so am I. Dawson didn't act very mature, but he is a 17 year old kid, and our coaches should treat him as such. Giving him a second chance is the right thing to do.
Sam Webb reporting visits @ Ohio on Dec. 7th, Bama on Jan. 11th and Sparty Jan. 18th as well. We should be good to stay the course, so to speak.
There may not be a spot open for him after Dec 14
Ah, of course, of course. If that's the case, so be it. I just don't want Hoke swaying too much in regards to his policy. Little room for much flexibility in this case, IMO. Just gotta handle Dawson tenuously is all.
And just what evidence have you seen that would suggest that Hoke could sway on his policy?
that what must have happened is that he decommitted so he could look at Florida, then didn't like it as much as he thought and realized he wanted to stay close to home, but realized there are really only a few high level schools in the Midwest and would end up back here.
Little confused about the policy. Definitely understand not pulling Conley's offer (up front about his decision making). Was under the impression Dawson was not as up front. Obviously do not know the full story hence the confusion.
As long as the coaches are up front and clear with the recruits we shouldn't have any problems.
Here's my best understanding/guess of "the policy," which could be completely wrong.
If you are offered a scholarship to Michigan, you commit, and you keep your grades up and yourself out of trouble, the coaches will honor that original offer. Even if you have a bad season or something - or a sexier recruit comes along - they won't drop you because they found someone they like better.
If you visit another school, you no longer have that guarantee. Michigan might still recruit you, but they'll only do so if they think you're a good option at the moment. If someone else takes your spot in the meantime, so be it.
Basically, I think people are incorrect when they say that the policy is "visit elsewhere --> can't go to Michigan." I think it's more "visit elsewhere --> give up your guaranteed spot --> we'll see what happens."
It should be.
This is how it is, and it has been very advantageous for Hoke thus far. I don't want people to get the wrong impression because I respect and advocate our recruiting principles; I just want to see Hoke stand his ground at the same time because, if he does not; future, more costly predicaments could arise.
Maybe I'm just being cynical or semantical, and I do want Dawson (he is such an integral addition to our OL class), however; I think a recruit should understand, thoroughly, what entails their commitment to Michigan. I believe most do, and honestly hope Dawson is an exception, respectively, because in the future, I think Hoke should deny a recommitment.
It's really out of fairness. Cause in Turd's words, there technically really isn't a "policy".