The twitters are abuzz. @mspeedkills said outright what the 247 guys @tremendousum and @swiltfong247 were teasing. @TomVH confirmed.
edit: Sam Webb reports that he's decommitted from OSU.
Good. Let's take him back.
Flip him Brady. I heard a rumor on 247 that he's not very solid to Ohio which can be confirmed by his visits to Michigan and MSU recently. It would be sweet and a gut punch to Meyer if we got him to flip to the good guys.
...Hoke doesn't personally recruit kids. :)
Looks like Urb will have to settle for a set of steak knives
Personally, I hope Urban gets third prize...
on the line which is dotted!
Our staff is amazing and Michigan sells itself!
My fear with Webb is that he is such an early commit, he will develope relationships he will not be willing to break. And once you start recruiting other players, it's hard to backtrack. The longer he is committed to them, the tougher it will be.
Kyle Kalis anyone?
The solace I take in the Webb situation is that Cass Tech players have been so vastly overrated for sometime now that I just assume that he (as well as UM's Cass Tech commits, unfortunately) will never really live up to the recruiting hype.
Not sure why you would take solace in this. Coach Wilcher is a Michigan Man and he's doing a great job with the CT program. He deserves a lot of credit for churning out more and more players that are garnering national attention. It will only benefit Michigan if these guys start to meet or exceed expectations.
Yeah Coach Meyer I want to be a buckeye...by the way I am visiting MSU and UofM the next couple days.
Just seems odd to me, but then again it is recruiting it does not make sense
his commitment was done impulsively. Happens a lot. See: Ward, Denzel. Glad to see Michigan is staying on him. Elite talent or not, can't have Ohio taking our guys.
This situation demonstrates, once again, the idiocy of a "commit" visiting other schools and flirting with other coaching staffs, and hopefully will shut up the lingering malcontents who complain about Hoke's no-visit policy.
Lets beat there ass on the field. The commits will come. With or without Marshall, I am certain Hoke and Co. can put together another great class.
Michigan has limited scholarships save the de spots for McDowell an Hand
Hand is the #1 overall prospect in the country. We would likely accept him as a "best available" even if our DE needs were met. Preventing Urban Meyer from building pipelines into the state of Michigan is a huge priority, and landing Marshall is a major step toward stemming that tide.
Also, while it is technically correct to say that our scholarships are limited (in the sense that, due to NCAA rules, there are a finite number of scholarships we're able to give out), this class is not shaping up to be significantly smaller than a standard class, once you factor in expected attrition.
No I don't believe you settle for less talent just so OSU doesn't get him.
See below. This is moot - he doesn't play the same position.
The whole strong side weak side talk is over rated, When Michigan has all their players I guarantee you the line won't be flip flopping every play.
Strong and weak side ends are very different positions in our defense.
yea right now because the dline has been weak
but I don't think you know what you are talking about. Hoke and Mattison have both mentioned that that the 5-tech and 3-tech can be somewhat interchangeable in our defense. You are the first one I've seen suggest they look at the 5-tech and 7-tech that way. It's pretty obvious they have been recruiting different types of players for those positions.
How is continuing to recruit someone that you've offered "settl[ing] for less talent"? Are you suggesting that Marshall's was somehow not a "commitable offer"? #bucknuts'd
Also, I'll reiterate that we would likely take Hand regardless.
I am not speculating anything, I just don't see him being a elite player. My personal belief.
Good thing you're not our coach, isn't it?
Because being one of the top 250 rated kids in America as a high school senior is not elite. Sorry, but we aren't gonna fill our class with 16-17 of the top 100.
no one in the 250 has ever been a bust? why can't anyone here not have a different opinion without ppl getting butthurt
Marshall is a Weakside DE. Hand is a Strongside DE. McDowell, if he adds a little bit of weight, could be a terror at DT as well. They play different positions - don't worry about it.
Recruiting is so confusing these days.
Meyer probably told him to look around after the Rivals 250 came out.
Commence snake oil. Leave nothing for Ohio.
I still want to look around at other schools, but I was offered an extra $800, two tattoos and an '03 Celica to announce my verbal earlier this week. Not even Ole Miss offered that kinda cash.
But then he compared Ole Miss women to Ohio State women.
If I were a D lineman, Michigan would automatically be in consideration. Obviously I'm biased here, but objectively speaking, is there any better staff in the country for development at this position?
Alabama seems to do okay.
LSU.. Wouldn't it be safe to say LSU has done the best job developing d lineman over the last 5-6 years?
USC has had some gamers, including one they stole from Michigan.
It's the egg...
Glenn Dorsey who is currently a bust. Am I missing someone?
think 5 th overall by chiefs
they have lots of other nfl talent last 5-6 years
couple of natlchamps as well
Alabama has signed 27 D lineman over the past 5 years, and the vast majority of them were 4 stars and above. Of course they're going to have some hits. They've also had quite a few misses.
You are the apparition of a legendary coach at the winningest school in D1; act like it man! Get out there and recruit from the afterlife, Fergodsakes.
How do you think we landed Derrick Green?
Possibility of a commit from him tonight? Seems strange to visit on a Wednesday night if there wasn't something big in the works. I could see it happening since Mone's commitment.
It would be kind of ridiculous for him to commit to OSU and then commit to Michigan two days later.
Ridiculous things happen, but that would be dumb. And I don't think it would mean anything if it happened, because he would obviously immediately be labeled as wishy-washy and a bit of a head case.