Man these sportswriters are morons. There have been conflicting reports all day about this.
Monty Madaris still unsigned
Your assessment of the intellectual capacity of basement journalism is spot on. Any journalistic job where cliches constitute 99% of your published work will drive you to an inability to actually find answers to simple questions.
Experts have regularly said he has the height of the Aleutian Islands and hands as soft as seal blubber.
It's all coming together.
He's like Anthony Carter but with better hands.
I don't think there is a chance we get him.
He really wants to go to osu. If that offer never comes I expect him to sign with sparty or cincy.
Is this even a question? Where else would he go besides MSU?
WE REALLY DON'T WANT HIM!
Mlive's NSD coverage for MSU says he signed at 3:40pm.
How hard is it for a reporter to ask a kid if he has signed his letter. How is this still not confirmed?
Let me correct that... Local news reports had Madaris signing his LOI, but he just told me he has not signed yet
So yeah, it looks like he's waiting on something. Maybe if OSU misses on Diggs they'll offer him?
The kid is wrong. He must have signed his LOI and just forgotten. I trust the media.
The media are really the only people I can trust anymore. Without their opinions, I would be lost.
he's signed with msu, good for them
It helps Sparty's national recruiting.
Why is this a thread again?
beacuse obviosuly the bball game isnt enough for some people
Wearing the candy red stripes?
Burke got mauled on that play. Bullshit no call.
SIAP but another kid who hasn't signed is 4* athlete Davonte Neal. According to Mike Farrell, DN tried to sign with OSU but was turned away. Some insiders think Urban turned away Davonte to keep room for Diggs? Neal has some big time offers but I don't think he was offered by Hoke.
Mike Farrell: I don't have the reason why #OhioState won't be taking Davonte Neal, I just know he tried to commit and couldn't. Well sourced. RivalsNSD
He has an official visit to Arizona this weekend.
relating to Neal being from Chaparral High School:
Also, Chaparral’s head coach, Charlie Ragle, was recently hired to be a part of head coach Rich Rodriguez’s staff as an administrative assistant.
He never even visited... If a guy is dumb enough to sign a LOI to a school he's never even seen then I don't want him bringing down the team IQ. (Not totally serious but come on, let's be a little more realistic)
Say your a prospect, and you had to commit right now after something else fell through.. where do you go? I mean, obviously you can't commit to Michigan because you never visited.
I didn't say commit. I said sign a LOI. There's a big difference. Magnuson committed to us without visiting if I remember correctly. That's different than signing a contract to go somewhere and potentially finding out you hate the people there and not being able to get out of it.
Fwiw, some Sparties confirm the LOI is not in.
It was reported. Monty and the school are wrong.
What is holding him up I wonder? Would not be surprised with a late ND offer.
is making a last minute play for him. The longer Monty doesn't sign, the better this looks for Ohio. Just this guys opinion.
I doubt it. OSU looks to be saving there last spot for a crack at Diggs
According to a Columbus paper they are already over the 85 limit. What happened to the scholarship reduction imposed by the NCAA? How can they sign over 25 or is this another special deal from Gee's good buddy Emmert.
They are allowed to take the 9 scholarship reduction over 3 years however they want. If they want to use 85 this year, they will have to break those 9 up over just 2 years instead.
Monty would be a nice fit and I would love to take hime from Sparty. Also, why are we giving up in Diggs? We were a childhood favorite and he had some interest. He is a 5 star guy and a special player in my opinion. I have been reading he has interest in Ohio now, we need keep him away from them.
That ship sailed long ago
While I wouldn't hold your breath, Diggs is not out of the question. Madaris will be an interesting one to watch. Could end up at State, Ohio, or A2. I'd bet on A2 at this point.
sherman, we need to go to the wabac and see if he indeed signed and forgot, the machine never forgets, just gets the facts wrong
just blew the machine's hard drive, aw shit.
Smotz what are you doing?
I really hope Burke does not leave after this season. Kid is just clutch.
that according to his family Madaris called in sick today and missed his school's signing ceremony.
So, yeah, I think he's waiting on something. And, yes, that link that says he signs links to a headline that says he hasn't.
How hilarious would it be if MSU lost 2 of there 3 four star prospects?
He'll sign with OSU if they offer, but I'd be amazed if he didn't go to MSU if that fell through.
Cinci takes Madaris from sparty
Cinci takes Caleb Stacey from UM....
Cinci "took" Stacey from Michigan. I see your point though.
Sam Webb said this morning that "as of 4 minutes ago" he faxed his LOI to MSU. Done.