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The Handpocalypse may be upon us; prepare yourselves.
is certainly keeping the last week or so of my summer interesting. If it's 2015, I'll go with Crawford, as that seems trendy/the only one that I know of that seems close that seems big. If it's 2014, and "bigger" than Crawford, the ones on the table that seem actually "huge" would be a Lattimore surprise, McDowell, Hand just going for it, or one of the West Coast guys, or maybe some wonderful resurgence in Fournette stuff.
FWIW, in a post on the board Tim Sullivan mentions that Michigan made a huge move for a top prospect over the weekend and that this prospect may decide soon. That would lead me to believe that it is not someone like Crawford, Jenkins, Hand or McDowell, who are are favorites for already.
This sounds like Lattimore then. Yes please.
Lattimore may not be as far fetched as most of us think. There is some circumstantial pieces of evidence in our favor. First, he has stated several different times that he is not an OSU lock. Second, Lattimore had a great time at the BBQ, and there are unconfirmed rumors that he sat alone at Ohio's FNL. Now this report about us making a big move with a top recruit this weekend. It's possible.
Add on to it that I read somewhere that he wants to wear the #2 in college. And of course, Hoke's slick ass has him decked out in a #2 jersey, which btw happened to be worn by a certain Heisman trophy winning cornerback from Ohio. Coincidence?
I think this could apply to McDowell. He is a Michigan lean, yes, but he also was planning on taking all of his official visits (in SEC country) and not deciding until the AA Game. If his BBQ visit pushed up his decision and he's no longer taking visits, I'd consider that a huge move. Plus, I think I read that he was scheduled to be back in AA later this week.
My best friend is a huge Stanford fan, so I choose the '15 QB. This also qualifies as "huge".
It's a 2014 kid.
Lattimore and Smith since ohio just took Booker at safety. The ohio boards will melt
Would we take both with limited spots? I'd imagine both Hand and Malik have priority in this case.
No rb so prolly
These kids are seeing the light and Michigan is ascending faster than any other major program in the country. Recruiting is college football and at this rate im going to be broke the first week in January accomodating BCS bowl travel plans for years to come!
then why not Jashon Cornell?
Hand and Cornell in back to back years would be all right I guess.
Lattimore is the best case scenario. Hand and McDowell are great too, but we've known we'll be at least finalists with them for months. Lattimore would be an surprise bonus.
I would never count my chickens before they hatch, but we have been hearing ton about a lot of the really big 2014 guys already, so it would be best if it were an amazing shock. That being said, if it were Hand, no one here would be complaining.
Lorenz says it's a 2014 guy that's bigger than Crawford, so that narrows it down quite a bit -- Hand or McDowell most likely. I guess it could also be a big surprise like Juju, Montae, or Adoree (Fournette and Mixon seem to be not even long shots anymore).
It could also be somebody like Booker or Looney, I suppose.
At this point we should just start making threads for when we're not on commit watch.
I am going to say E. Smith just for the hell of it. There is no way we get 2 guys from Glenville rated so high right?
...eventually someones going to figure out that you've got the recruiting difficulty on JV.
if we take the facts, such as that it's a 2014 guy, is a bigger deal than a top 150-ish DB from 2015, and is fairly sudden/unexpected, I'll say f&*% it and go with Lattimore. Book it.
I have to get some sleep!!
Hand. Getting the process over so he can focus on the season ahead. It screams Hand all the way.
Hope it's Lattimore for the delicious schadenfreude.
I can't see why Hand would commit seeing how quiet he's been. It's gotta be someone from the BBQ so I'm gonna guess on McDowell with Lattimore as the kicker. For some reason my gut likes Lattimore the most though. That being said everything we don't expect to happen seems to be happening so for all I know it's like Marlon Humphrey or something. He is in AA....
If the stories of Lattimore supposedly having a good time at the BBQ and the whole him sitting alone thing at FNL are true...smells like orc mischief to me
Hand has stated that he will commit when he feels ready.
Consensus across the interweb seems to have decided its going to either be Malik or Lattimore