Nuss needs to get busy. USC was added.
ESPN 300 RB Mike Weber says his new top 5 (no order) is Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin and USC. pic.twitter.com/VXCNO7lDCF— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 24, 2014
USC would be fun to visit for sure, but that's a long way for family to travel.
RoJo and Nick Perry didn't think so.
RoJo and Perry didn't think CA was a long way from Michigan? Are you sure about that?
I think he meant they didn't think the distance was a big deal. RoJo may have gone to Muskegon but he's no Miss North Carolina either, he probably understands Cali is a couple states away.
That is absolutely true - two notable recruits in the past 7-10 years decided to go to USC over a local school. And no schools east of the Mississippi have ever recruited successfully in CA.
All I was saying is that it is less common than a kid sticking around at home. And both of the guys you mentioned noted that moving away was tough initially.
Kid was JUST there. I doubt if anyone visits the USC campus and doesn't get excited.
She would just looooove it if you came to USC.
And she's only one of the thousands of dimes in Southern Cali.
but if you just want to take a walk around Compton, I might declare that as unwise decision.
why a parent would want to send their child there given the location of the school. Its not exactly surrounded by good neighborhoods. Add in the fact that the Colisuem is located in a bad area and I would much rather attend UCLA if I was going to school in the LA area.
Visited family in LA a couple years back with the wife. We spent a day walking around UCLA and then over to USC. Will never understand why anyone would pick USC over UCLA. UCLA is a gorgeous school, down the hill from Bel Air better academically in most cases, and home games played in the Rose Bowl vs. a nice campus (but not UCLA), worse location, academics good but not great, and home games played in the Coliseum.
That said, give me that girl in the pic, I might be a Trojan!
The acedemics at USC is actually one of the best you can get, it is also ranked ahead of University of Michigan, which i dont think anyone here would call just "good".
If so...you really think the area around USC scares you?
It's home, but with palm trees.
Everybody's exaggerating how bad the area is. Just don't go a mile south or east if poorer neighborhoods bother you. There's a pretty tight bubble all around campus patrolled by security, and students have no problem walking around at night.
As for UCLA, Westwood is appealing for tourists, but it tends to lose its luster once you live in LA. It's actually quite boring for a major university campus.
No they are not, I have lived in LA my entire life. Everyone that is a native knows to stay away from there after dark. It is in the middle of blood/crip territory and they don't mess around. Thre was a murder of a USC grad student yesterday in off-campus housing. In 2012, two Chinese grad students were murdered during a robbery near campus.
Or how many people gets mudered in the neighborhoods of the KIDS that go to Cass Tech?
My point is, it's nothing new.
All of these message board posters want to go "OMG! HOW COULD YOU GO TO USC!? It's in the middle of the ghetto!." (sic - kinda)
But these kids that we're talking about are many times from the same environment.
We're not talking about some rich, private school kid from the suburbs. We're talking about kids who go to school through metal detectors.
There are Crips and Bloods and gang violence in their neighborhoods too...hell, some of them are very close to it.
If we were talking upper middle class/upper class backgrounds and neighborhoods, then some of the shock and awe may be warranted, but that's not the case.
Most of these kids (not all) that go to CT or any Detroit Public School are going to notice more of a difference in the weather, girls and trees of SoCal than the violence or rough areas.
And it's not like everyone who goes to USC is from the "hood," the pull their fair share of spoiled rich kids from SoCal, so they have to be doing something and have some level of security. I've never been, but I did spend much of my youth in Detroit...I can certainly see the appeal of USC, even over UCLA.
You're married? #crushed.
But does she brew beer?
I'm married too...but I still like you and will maintain my MGoCrush on you.
I never ever act on my crushes, but they're still fun to have. I have several here, but most of them don't know who they are. You're tops though..a good husband and dad..even better.
Way more articulate than I am...I think she's married, but I have a crush on her too.
. Did she use a straight-razor or a multi-blade dispoable to shave that ball?
Can't blame Midwest/inner city kids for loving the sun and palm trees out there. It's a good look. Still think he goes blue in the end.
I just found out all of the palm trees in LA were planted. They aren't native to the area.
All unnatural. Blows my mind.
That's not the only nice scenery L.A. has that's (im)planted and/or unnatural.
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As a minor note, there is actually a species - just one, if I rememeber correctly - of palm tree that is native to the Los Angeles area, although few of them actually grow in the city itself (you have to go out into the mountains to find them, usually near watershed areas). You're basically correct though as far as I know - virtually everything that lines streets and adorns yards in and around Los Angeles was not something you would have found there before development, if you will. It is, at heart and before a city was there, a semi-arid grassland with sage scrub and the odd tree grove.
You are correct. Just the one species. And I love coastal sage scrub too bad all the development has made it an endangered habitat
I feel like we have a 50/50 shot here. If we miss out we still have plenty of talent in the backfield.
Go out and win 10 games this year and we will no longer have these conversations.
Go out and lose six games again and this shit will continue to haunt us.
Let's be done with mediocrity.
I'm over it already.
Thank you. Have a nice night.
I think he knows M is home, but he wanted to feel more love from the staff after Harris the RB from KY got all the love.
I hope he ends this soon and commits.
RDT would be calling this for USC.
Who would WIAB predict?
It makes to much sense for him to Go Blue.
Seen this movie before. Good luck in LA Mike.
... "Because you'll end up in Ann Arbor regardless"..... You forgot to add that part.
So if we goes to USC we essentially trade Mike for Isaac. If he comes here we get both. So feels like playing with house money.
with Ty Isaac. . .he'll give him the lowdown . .
Isn't Michigan technically new to the list as well? Looks good to me!
This could be either a good or bad thing...
That's the joke.
I'd rather see him in a USC uniform than one of our conference rivals.
USC will end up with a couple of west coast kids. If we don't land him you will be seeing him every year in another Big 10 uniform.
Jared Purcell reported Weber's top five yesterday in this MLive article. His list of favorites seems like a pretty fluid one:
Still, Weber was quick to point out that his top five could change.
"I'm still deciding but I do keep a top five," Weber said. "It could change if any other colleges (call)."
One look at this kid's film is convincing enough. I've said for 6 months that this kid needs to be our #1 target. He is a beast from our backyard. USC will be tempting but there is too much offered at Michigan to pass up for the unknown. Ronald Johnson and Nick Perry do come to mind but I think we land Weber and he will be Mike Hart 2.0 only with more speed. Gotta love what our RB group is shaping out to be. 2 5 stars and 2 four stars in the 4 deep....yikes. If we cannot rush for 2000 + yards with that group...we need to fire the whole damn staff and disband the football progran...jk. Absolutely love Mike Weber 's game. I hope he ddoesn't get too enamored with the southern California beauties haha.
with Cal beauties...I just hope it only lasts for a couple of hours.
2011: Chris Bryant - 4 star
2012: Kyle Kalis - 5 star, Eric Magnuson and Blake Bars - 4 stars
2013: Kyle Bosch, Patrick Kugler, Logan Tuley-Tillman, David Dawson, Chris Fox - all 4 stars
2014: Mason Cole - 4 star
Before I get jumped for all the 5 star guys who have flopped and 3 star guys who've become "Mike Hart" my point is that if in this list of 10 highly regarded/talented linemen, UM can't develop 5 of them into quality starters to pave the way for a strong running game with Smith, Green, and/or Isaac, that's saying something.
Trieu says he's likely to stay in the B1G, probably another in-state battle between M and Sparty. This morning on WTKA