this changes everything!
Michigan visited EJ Levenberry Today
I just envisioned a knife fight confrontation between the coaches, in a seedy alley like something out of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" video... Man I'm having a boring workday.
I think of the scene from Anchorman and the epic trident toss.
Well played, Son of Lloyd Brady.
Brick, where'd you get a hand grenade?
....I don't know.
I think Hoke killed a guy....
He's not just selling jerseys anymore.
Serenity now, insanity later!
Are you the one who's been negging the entire board to hell tonight?
I imagined the Anchorman fight scene, where it's Michigan and FSU who casually run into eachother, then Saban, Meyer, and Miles come out of nowhere, then Dantonio decides to join the party, then everybody starts beating the shit out of eachother. Can you imagine Hoke, Mattison, and Borges in a fight? I think it would be hilarious to see Borges get really angry.
Now this is a battle.
Hoke can't go but it would be an amazing advantage if Mattison could show up.
One of you on twitter should tweet the Mike Martin interview to EJ about how amazing Mattison is as a coach and as an NFL reference.
I'm pretty sure that is frowned upon by the NCAA
If schools were held responsible for what their crazy fans say on twitter they all would be on probation.
Fans would pose as fans of their rival schools to get their rival schools in trouble.
Why would that be frowned upon? It's not even paywalled.
This recruitment is a knock down drag down face in the mud raging bull bare knuckle slug fest.
You high jacked my post man! ahhhh its cool!
This is us after the visit:
I thought it was strange when I heard FSU visited and we didn't. Hoke doesn't miss opportunities like that.
So coach Hoke sat with him in math class.
TEACHER: Mr. Hoke, what do we need to have to define a line?
That's from his participation in Ty Isaac's Advanced Non-Euclidian Geometry class this afternoon.
...is plane to see.
FWIW, further down on Sam Webb's twitter.
Upvoted for the correct spelling of Isaac.
I know that there are a lot of big names out there that we are in on, but to me, locking down a premier RB is priority number 1 in this class.
But a spectacular RB would also be really helpful.
I'm more on the wide receiver train. It doesn't really matter who we have behind that line. He's gonna get yards. Plus I think Deveon is a stud. That said, I also want Isaac real bad.
I think a DT is pretty important for this class too
Did we bring the band?
I'm starting a petition.
cause I think if his heart is really set on that major we're still screwed, but I'd love to see us take one from FSU. Hopefully Mattison took the oil.
Between Fsu crim justice program and football potential....I could see him choosing the noles.....but I just have a feeling that this kid is a Michigan kid. There is a difference between the two. Florida state recruits a more cutthroat pure athlete. The program is more of a "get to the league" program than it is "caught up in the nostalgia and history" type program. I think EJ is more in tune with being a Michigan Man than he is joining the "athlete surplus" that is FSU. I love both schools but I really want to see EJ go blue. FsU does need linebackers badly and they will def propose serious playing time for Ej that Michigan might not be able to...at least within the first two years. We will know in 23 short hours. This would be a monster recruiting battle win for Hoke...because FSU has been arguably the hottest recruiting team the past 3 years and is a legitimate NC contender now and the near future.
Don't they say that every year?
Schedule works out nicely for FSU this year as well...save the traditional Thursday night trap game...this years edition being in Blacksburg.
Wake me up when FSU starts beating Wake Forest consistently again.
You could also make the argument that FSU has had top ten recruiting classes the last 3 years and has underperformed big time. They were only 8-4 last year to get to the Champs Sports Bowl... Hoke on the other hand, took someone else's players, who were less touted than FSU's, while at the same time playing multiple freshmen, and went 11-2 with a BCS win. I think that speaks to Hoke's staff's coaching ability, and ability to develop talent. Also, I think the fact that Hoke was a criminal justice major has helped him to really connect with EJ, and his knowledge of the field could help dilute the advantage FSU has by offering that major (i.e. telling him he can still get there without majoring in CJ for undergrad). There are good arguments both ways. I keep going back and forth on it.
When people make a statement with why FSU underachieved last season and mention they dont develop players thats just not accurate..Losses along the Oline and the QB was killer for FSU while playing as many freshman as anyone not named clemson(youngest team in fbs last year) not to make excuses though just think no one ever gets deep. Now what Hoke did was impressive no question.
I believe coaches are allowed to have "incidental" contact with recruits during this period. How coaches get around it? Dont wanna know...
I still believe we can land him because... This is Michigan FERGODSAKES!!!! no other reason needed.
If hoke decided to point at EJ at some point during his incidental contact, the recruiting battle is over
what do you guys think MICHIGAN OR FSU?GO BLUE!!!
At some point it becomes academic, but who was the last Michigan recruit who had a list of offers like young Mr. Levenberry? He's been offered by virtually every big program save for a couple of PAC12 schools. I presume that they were, each and every one of them, serious, committable, real offers.
Thanks for the rules dad
He's still a JR right? Is school still in session in VA?
Choosing a major is overated anyways. They are really just a gateway to something else. Hoke > criminal justice.
There are plenty of career paths that would be incredibily difficult to follow without the right undergrad program. Not saying criminal justice is one (I frankly don't know enough about it) such path, but let's not over generalize.
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Tomorrow I expect Florida State to receive a commitment from Virginia linebacker E.J. Levenberry.
The ‘Noles have been recruiting EJ Levenberry since the end of his freshman year. He and the FSU staff have a longstanding relationship, he’s come to games and recently spent an entire week in Tallahassee with his family. Levenberry’s strongest relationship is with FSU DL coach Odell Haggins.
I feel there are things that Levenberry likes about both Michigan and Florida State. However, the fact that Michigan doesn’t have Levenberry’s major, is a big plus for FSU’s chances.
Levenberry’s announcement will take place tomorrow at 3pm. I’ll update this if something changes between now and his announcement.
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I don't understand.
I dont like our chances on this one. Shane better get on the phone and get into his ear before 3pm tomorrow. Just curious, are we done with the LB position if we dont land Levenberry?
all I did was post a premium article