"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
OSU offers Wyatt Shalman
...though he is a Blue lean.
I guess that's better than knowing nothing.
Is it me, or does it seem that Ohio is being extremely LAZY with their recruiting this year, and are basically just looking at who Michigan is targeting, then going after them? It seems like every one of our top targets suddenly are OSU's targets too. Lazy bastards...do your own research.
Well didn't Meyer admit to basically doing that exact thing with Saban for D recruits? It's a good strategy.
I don't know if Urban came out and admitted that, but he said something along those lines. It was proven more so by him offering players shortly after they got Alabama offers.
You'd think with one coach focusing only on recruiting while the other one was coaching the team though that he might have gotten his own list going...
He actually did say that during the signing day special. I was amazed to hear that. I kind of find it pathetic. Let one team do all the leg work then come in a offer them. I say we send out 25 offers to scrubs around Columbus that love Ohio. That should fill up there class real quick
If you're going to quote Shane Morris's tweets, at least cite him as a source.
thats where that line came from.. I was thinking about it all night and I remembered I read it on twitter. It just felt right to say. Not sure if I really needed to site a tweet when just about every one here thought it at one point or another but I will give credit where credit is due.
Well it could be that he is copying us, or that we each go after highly rated players that most big time midwestern schools will offer.
One of the knocks on him at FL was that he strictly relied on the recruiting services. So he offered all the top guys. Without seeing them or evaluating how they fit into his systems. So while he got many top recruits many did not fit and pan out.
The EXACT same thing could be said for Hoke (and staff) targeting Dantonio's recruits since he joined UM..
If Hoke and Co. targeted all of the players MSU recruited, Michigan's class would be ranked in the middle of the B1G. Your point is irrelevant.
Also, there were like 80 offers sent out in a 2 week period immediately following signing day last year. There's no evidence that the staff was just hanging around waiting to see if any other schools offered these players.
If I was Michigan I would try and go after OSUs highly ranked prospects too
What position are they wanting him for? i can't imagine him being a RB in the spread
I think most schools are recruiting him at DL, and some at TE. It seems we are one of the few schools recruiting him at RB.
There are some summer 2011 camp one-on-one videos of Shalman at DE. He was utterly unblockable. Incredible first step, the 2012 OTs he was going against were consistently slow with their first reach step, where Shalman would either go around, or do a swim back inside to tackle the 'QB' (tackling dummy).
Shalman has stated his preference as a RB, but I think he would be a great rush end/3-4 OLB...JMHO.
I dont think hes going after who we offer, its cause were offering the best so is he. Urban is going to be the most hated coach in the b10(if he already isint). And dont think that Shalman is a lock, urban is a slick bastard who knows the recruiting game. He will tell/do anything to recruits to get them to committ....
"He will do anything to recruits to get them to committ...."
I hope Wyatt's mom cried again, although this time for the opposite reasons.
drop his offer letter from TSIO in the paper shredder.
Mike Alstott 2.0
I hear that Michigan just offered poopsi mcgillocutti and 5 min later he received a call from Urban offering him a full ride on the spot!
I guess urbie is recruiting him as an H-back...
flamebait? ill keep my info to myself in the future...
I guess urbie is recruiting him as an H-back...
I hear Michigan offered Poopsi McGillacutti and 5 min later he got a call and full ride from Urban Lyer.
This. OSU "offers" now mean nothing because everyone with a solid BCS offer or two will get one. It is marketing; many will find out their offer is one of those noncommitable offer things. 180 degree divergence from Tressel's style.
never understood how the schollie offers can be revoked for an academically eligible kid.
It's basically a "Hey! How's it going? We're interested. Keep us in mind."
Seems to be the way things are done these days, especially in the SEC.
It also keeps you from "offending" some kids who feel they're being disrespected if a school doesn't offer them during their junior year.
it basically means, "Hey, you're on our list. You're not at the top of the list, but we'll let you know what happens with the guys we really want and if there's room for you because the guys ahead of you are going elsewhere, we'll actually accept a commitment from you. But for now, we're just engaged to be engaged."
I could go for some Dr. McGillicuddys right now.
Who cares what Ohio does?
RB class in 2013 could be special. I think Shallman will be used like an H-Back here. Hope we get Isaac too. But Edwards could earn an offer as well.
Well, I don't mind that OSU thinks he's tremendous because I'm more interested in what Ohio thinks of him fergodsakes.
Sorry to hijack this thread, but did anyone hear if Yuri Wright is coming this weekend? /s
give the guy a little credit. In his defense, I searched the entire board and couldn't find anything about it. Is he coming or not? /s
And f ohio
I hear Yuri is bringing Demar Dorsey, Bubakar Sissoko and Justin Turner with him this weekend. From what I'm hearing it's a package deal.
The epitome of a "suspicious package".
Although he is a D1 prospect, Shallman is leaning towards GVSU. He has a strong interest in Hope, Alma, JV Adrian, JV Albion, and Siena Heights. I spoke with im and he is thinking about committing to Grand Valley State University to be a Laker!!!!!!!!!
GO LAKERS!!!!!!!! (;