Offensive Guard Jordan Walsh, committed to Iowa today. I had a good feeling about this kid going blue, oh well.
OL Jordan Walsh commits to Iowa
Looks like he'll be getting detroyed by Big Will for the next several years then.
Well, I guess Chris Bryant, step on down. I know we're in the hunt for Hobbi, but I doubt he'll leave the Pac-10 area. Still need another OG; if Zettel stays at DE, I don't know who else we'll get at OG. Damn the last 2 seasons are really killing us on the recruiting trail.
This just ruined my day sorry to say. I thought we were looking real good for him. Not only do we need OL, this hurts us for the Schutt kid Tom just talked about. Not going to be too productive for the rest of the day unless I see a Hello post.
That's quite the fragile psyche you've got there...
Yeah, its too hot in NYC and I am real cranky. I thought his mom would have made us the favorites. I need help, going to get fired because I am checking this board too much.
Some people like corn fields. Others enjoy other people and paved roads. To each their own.
Hey maybe he just loves America, I don't hold that against him.
Didn't expect that with his mom being such a Wolverine fan. Probably hurt by negative recruiting and continued bullcrap media reports about Rich at West Virginia.
WTF I thought he was blue for sure, I guess he didn't want to have to get dressed in the infamous Pink visitors locker room
I do not enjoy piss in my corn flakes.
ps - I think the negative recruiting got to him.
I hate this negative recruiting crap. Recruits should realize that if coachs are negative recruiting, then its only a matter of time before they talk negative about the kids. Ahh, I hate Mondays.
I agree. Anytime we lose a recruit it's "OMG negative recruiting." It's like the NCAA video games-you should compare yourself to another school a kid likes if you're better in that area. Saying to a kid, "Hey, the situation at UM isn't as stable as it is here, or Hey, we have sent more (insert position here) to the NFL than RR has, etc." isn't necessarily negative. You don't think RR tells kids "We have more tradition, more wins, more alumni in the pros than school A and schol B"? It's not necessarily saying anything negative about the other school.
doubt it, iowa was going to be a big player with him from the beginning, they have a strong connection to his high school, it shouldn't be a big surprise
Get out of here Irish with that logic nonsense... Michigan didn't get him because we didn't want him or because of negative recruiting. Not because of Iowa being a decent place for a kid to go to school or because of the possible risk of RR getting fired in the middle of a recruit's college career. Nope.. it's definitely negative recruiting.
You forgot to mention how Ferentz and Iowa are a well oiled machine that puts OL into the NFL with a lot of success. I can see how that would appeal to OL recruits.
man I wish I had thought of that =)
With his mom loving Michigan and his great visit, I thought for sure he would be in the maize and blue.
I'm guessing Iowa is a shorter drive for his family?
It is possible that he just liked Iowa a little bit more than he liked Michigan. Whether it was that, or believing negative recruiting BS, or wanting to join a program that is successful right now, he just wasn't meant to be a Wolverine. It's not for everybody.
An OL recruit wanting to go to a school whose head coach has about 15 years of experience coaching the offensive line in the NFL, plus having 9 OL from Iowa on an NFL roster, makes sense to me.
as i am sure that goes into the thinking of lots of kids.
I have a hard time getting too upset when we dont land a kid. Its such a crap-shoot anyways as to who actually pans out.
We get our share of very good players and we will get more as the team starts to turn the corner. I fully believe we have seen the last of the sub .500 seasons for a good long while.
I can't wait until things start to click for this team and all of the recruits that went elsewhere start kicking themselves for their lack of faith in Michigan.
I don't blame teenage kids for falling for the negative recruiting, but that doesn't change the fact that I want them to suffer serious buyer's remorse every time that they have to suit up against Michigan.
“I really didn’t have plans to commit this early to be honest,” Walsh told Rivals. “Iowa was always near the top for me from early on but I also wanted to check out some other schools. I like what a lot of other schools had to offer but in the end none of them could offer me the complete package like Iowa offers me.”
Too bad, but if we land Bryant and Zettel we're doing fine on the interior OL. OT worries me more. If Posada goes to USF, we might be in some trouble unless we pick up a sleeper or someone else surprises us by being able to play that position.
Another will come along when we start winning this year. His moms is still a proper fan, best to them both
wasn't this one of those "education is really important" guys? is he interested in getting a degree in farming or something?
You might want to check into Iowa as an academic institution. They're not Michigan, but they are pretty solid. I hate Iowa as much as anyone but facts are facts.
I also will love to watch Iowa go 7-5 this year. The last time they had huge expectations they completely blew. I could really see them being like and 07 Michigan type team even without injuries. They snuck by a lot of games last year and those teams will get better. I just do not see a lot of room for improvement from them. There are no big time players that will make an immediate impact and Ricky Stanzi is still their quarterback.
That would be like having an offer from Harvard and instead going to BC. If academics aren't the priority don't say it. Do these kids really expect us to believe them
It is disappointing that he did not choose Michigan, but Iowa is a really good place to be a lineman. Kirk Ferentz is one of the most respected line coaches in the country.
Hopefully, we can close on a couple of a good OL prospects to finish out the class.
A bit surprised by this one.. damn. The Hawks are building a nice class.
You'll be glad that we didn't hire Frerentz in a year or two when his team is back in the doldrums of 6-6 or 7-5.
1-10 first year, 3-9 second, 7-5 third. He then had three good years, and back to 7-5, 6-7, 6-6. His last 2 have been good. Up and down though, yo?
Good coach, but maybe we should exercise the same kind of patience with our guy
If he had chosen us, I would have called him anything he wanted. Can't blame him for choosing Iowa, but I thought we had this guy in the bag. Good luck to him and maybe he will change his mind after the season starts.
That is true because ther's nothing worse than a spineless momma's boy.(Said while slightly gesturiing head towards Shavodrick Beaver and loud enough to make sure he heard it . Then grinning because you know he hates that..)
Still a long way til Signing Day and this staff has pulled at least one kid away from another school each year. If UM isn't hit too hard by the NCAA and has a decent season (read 8-4 or better), I don't think it is out of the question that Walsh might end up a Woverine when all is said and done.
Keeping my fingers crossed on this kid...
I thought we had a pretty good shot with that kid
...or something like that...I am certain that some quality players will emerge for the staff to recruit and/or take from other programs.
Even more reason for us to beat the shit out of Iowa this fall. That's a game I really want to win.
There's always a chance that Michigan backed off with other potential commitments giving them good vibes...