this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
That One Last '13 Spot
Nkemdiche. Book it
Robert Nkemdiche -- Raback It
Kenton Gibbs .. yeah .. yeah, he committed to NC State, but I can see a Dennis Norfleet unfolding
Thought early in the process Gibbs and or/Poet Thomas would be part of this class. Hopefully,one of these young men will get the last spot...
Of the two, I would say that Gibbs is more likely to get an offer. Why not bank the scholarship for 2014?
I think they sit tight, there's a full class that's locked down with no other real needs. If Poggi flips, then I think they might try to pull Kenton Gibbs, but otherwise I'd be surprised if there was any further movement.
Berkley Edwards, come on down!
I just don't see him getting an offer. I think we'll bank it.
Oh, I agree. I should've included the /s on my post.
With or without the mask?
Who the hell wants a banker on the team?
Let's just hope it stays at only one open spot . . .
Is there a best friend of next year's number one recruit we can go after? He doesn't even need to play ball.
Not sure if serious, but this is the 2013 class for Woodbridge High in Virginia. Home of 2014 SDE Da'Shawn Hand.
|DB||Evrett Edwards||Woodbridge, VirginiaWoodbridge Senior||5'11"||175||4.4||http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/r/pdb/pdb-event-sprite.png); text-indent: -5000px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; left: -3px; background-position: -24px -25px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">3 stars||5.6||59|
|K||Jason Eaglin||Woodbridge, VirginiaWoodbridge Senior||6'2"||179||N/A||N/A||N/A||
|OL||Randy Kumah||Woodbridge, VirginiaWoodbridge Senior||6'0"||298||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|RB||Jaylen Avent||Woodbridge, VirginiaWoodbridge Senior||5'8"||185||4.5||N/A||N/A|
Out of Woodbridge High:
If poggi flips, Gibbs may get an offer, or we could see a linebacker...
Honeslty, I could see the staff banking a scholarship for next year, unless theres a talent they really like that's interested and available.
Hey guys, I'm just wondering, has anybody heard anything about Poggi since Friday night?
Nope. Bigg won't talk to media, Henry hasn't said anything, conflicting reports about whether it's actually an official, or if Henry is hanging out with his bud while other Gilman kids are touring campus and meeting coaches.
there would be nothing, otherwise it would be on the board already, thanks man. I just worry a little bit cause I don't wanna lose this kid. If Henry is smart he'll stay Blue. I would hate to see him get oversigned and then cut before fall camp starts
Poggi's dad, who is Gilman's coach, regularly makes trips like this to colleges he may send kids to. Henry went along to see his buddy who he played with last year. Alabama bloogers pictured it as an official which it wasn't.
that's quite interesting, but I still won't feel safe about it till he signs his LOI
If you gotta ask, you can't afford it.
Sometimes, it's just confusing lingo.
Bloogers are caused by the southeast's humid environment
I'm a little late to the party with this thread, but does anyone know what colleges his dad has taken these trips to in the past?
If he's taken similar trips to top 10 schools before, then this makes perfect sense. If his previous trips have primarily been to D2 type schools or some Atlantic 10 type schools, then this trip is an outlier. If that's the case, is this trip a cover to get his kid on Alabama's campus for a visit while still reserving his committment to Michigan?
quite a few D1 players so I'm sure Coach Poggi makes plenty of trips to D1 schools and he had a kid commit to Bama last year so he already knows the staff. I just don't see a HS coach doing something so backhanded that would piss off another top notch D1 school.
Thanks. It would seem awfully backhanded, but I also am surprised that a HS coach would tweet something negative about a whole conference's recruiting ability. I was really skeptical that it was really his twitter account, but someone on this thread said that Gillman Football retweeted it. That leads me to think that maybe he really did tweet it.
I'd love to have the kid here, as part of this class. If he thinks he's better off at Alabama, then so be it. Good luck to him.
Bama interwebs report that they have more interest in a JUCO DL currently commited to Ole Miss. And here's their take on the visit:
The only other official visitor in town in addition to Reed was Michigan commit Henry Poggi. The Baltimore/Gilman School defensive lineman and his camp have been very quiet heading into the visit, with pressure coming from Michigan’s end as they have a no-visit policy for their commits. One thing is for sure though- this trip was much more than a casual jaunt to see former teammate and current UA player, Cyrus Jones. Sources indicate Henry’s father and head coach, Biff Poggi, had a lot of questions on the visit and playing in the SEC is a big pull for the Poggis. That said, it’s no secret that UA’s numbers are very tight at this juncture. We’ve mentioned several times before that the UA staff will have to make some tough decisions down the stretch and this could be the close call that we’ve been referring to.
aparently his dad tweeted some business about the SEC being better at recruiting than the b10. Not sure if its real or not.
Poggi will not flip.
Wow, this thread quickly devolved into a full-blown Poggi freak out.
No one is really freaking out, so ahh.... Thanks?
while we may never see the attrition of the RR era, we need to get athletes on campus and develop them. i do not expect M to "cut' players but there will be players who leave when they realize they will not develop.
However, we're not like Alabama. We don't cut scholarship athletes for underperforming, which means when the coaches accept a commitment from a recruit that the coaching staff is also committing to having that player on the team for the next 4 years. If the coaches aren't comfortable with making that committment to a lesser known recruit then banking it is the right move.
Was that tweet from Poggi's dad about recruiting real, or is that a fake account?
Saying biff poggi posted negative tweets about big ten recruiting. I don't tweet and am sure people can start misleading twitter accounts. I also take very little from anything I read on rcmb. Anyone else hear about this? I hate when adults do stupid kid things on the Internet, hopefully it is nothing.
I suppose you missed the huge thread, actually two threads, on this subject on Friday? No one knows if it's real or not, but it seems it is real considering Gilman football retweets that stuff.
so I don't know if I believe that was really Biff. I mean he didn't seem to have a problem with the Big Ten before, I mean come on his other son plays for Iowa. If it was him, and he's letting the SEC sweet talk him, then that just show's how dumb he is.
I think they bank the last scholarship. They will be having a small class next year anyway. Like someone said earlier in the post, all the needs were met in this class.
Agree. Unless some big time WR, CB, or even a TE falls in their lap on signing day, just bank it. We're not going to have a huge class next year, and taking kids just as filler doesn't make sense at this point. Unless the coaches are expecting some attrition or something, but I really hope this isn't the case.
We all thought we would have a class of maybe 17-20?!? Now it is 27. We need to get the best player available and get them in now for future depth. I don't think we will have a small class, there are too many unknowns just like this year!
Can any recruiting wonk say what the "needs" are for next year.
How many spots are we lookign at, and ideally what positions will make up those spots?
Obviously a lot can change before that point- but a guess as to what the needs are for the next class as it stands now...
Hoke and company seem to cover every position, with that being said qb seems to be the biggest need.
from my count their will be 16 next year if you count Devin getting his medical, but there is always the unknown 5 year guys not coming back,transfers,and someone entering the draft