This has been a really strange recruitment. Alex Anzalone flipped to Florida today and will enroll early, apparently due to Brian Kelly interviewing with the Eagles.
OT: Alex Anzalone flips to Florida
I almost feel bad for the kid.
You two could have a future in film.
It's hard to feel bad for a kid who is going to get a scholly to play at a school where the co-eds have long had a reputation as some of the most gorgeous and available at any college in the US.
I know this is really selfish, but I am sorta hoping for Kelly's NFL dalliance to cause a meltdown at ND. Maybe Anzalone is the first of many who will revisit their decisions before NSD.
One of the shittiest weeks for Notre Dame in a while continues. I am enjoying it.
I'm not sure Florida, even with their coach in place, is a better spot right now compared to ND.
Muschamp vs Diaco. It's a tie, really.
When I read his last name quickly, the first thing I cognitively put together is, "Anal-zone". Regardless, love this ND shadenfreud.
I feel bad for the running backs who have to run through the anal-zone to get to the end zone.
Seems strangely the same to me. Talk about no-no zones.
Is the anal-zone anything like the dong forest?
Yes, all you have to do is run through it backwards...
I'll just go ahead and keep this Charles Eric Waugh joke to myself. Nothing to see here, mods.
Do not want to see your browser history.
EVERY time I see his last name, It appears in my head as, "Anal-Zone" and I can hear the song, "Highway to the Anal-Zone" (by Kenny Loggins) playing in the background.
Brian Kelly interviews for another job, leaves the country on a vacation and his players wake up to him possibly leaving ND. I wouldn't doubt it if a couple other recruits do the same thing.
Could be but the ND folks have been expecting this one for a while now actually. It's apparently been a real strange recruitment.
is it still the dead period? why would coach who is staying at a school leave for vacation 1 month before signing day? he's gotta be gone because if he was invested in ND he would be on the road still working on this class
I'm pretty sure the dead period was back in December and things have heated up again. Why Kelly would go on vacation now, I have no idea.
Jaylon Smith come on down.
Was he (Jaylon Smith) even considering Michigan???
Not as far as I know. His brother is at Ohio and he didn't want to he on the other side of the rivalry.
His little brother might be the best of them all. Wonder what side of the family rivalry he will end up choosing one day.
I'm not sure that this had a whole lot to do with Kelly interviewing with the Eagles. I think it was Mike Farrell about a month or two ago, who said he would be shocked if Anzalone didn't end up flipping to Florida. It sounds like this was months in the making.
I also heard that his dad wanted him to go to Florida.
Brian Kelly reminds me of a snake.
Really? I was think more like an Artic Fox or a Pelican.
Maybe some kind of egret?
Maybe that's the source of all his fantastical oil...
Come on, Jaylon Smith!!!
edit: Meant to be a response to TNWolverine
Brian Kelly has a first name as a last name. Dont trust him.
What movie/show is that from?
But, but, so does Jake Ryan.
THE WORLD IS ENDING
At least they're both manly names
Glad we didn't go too hard after this kid, first of all.
Second, we better pray Jaylon Smith stays with ND...otherwise, his #2 is OSU.
Mr. Smith meet Coach Mattison. BOOYAA!
Wasn't there some rumor about this happening back in November right after he committed to ND?
Seems a little odd to decommit from ND and then suddenly enroll early at Florida. He's had to have been thinking about this for a while.
According to a Rivals article from late October, he actually had filled out the early enrollment paperwork at Florida once before, so he was almost gone from ND previously already. After this, of course, as Alligator Army notes, he subsequently reaffirmed his commitment to ND, and now this, of course. Very odd recruitment indeed.
I dont remember where I read this, but Michigan turned Anzalone down for a visit. We were full at LB and were only willing to take Levenberry. Thank goodness. He sure Jordan Payton'ed OSU, and ND.
You probably read it here, but I don't know what other sites you visit.
I liked Anzalone's film at all and wish we'd taken a longer look at him, especially considering we seem to be fishing for another LB now. But oh well, as you said, it might've not been worth the time and hassle as he seems to have had something of a dramatic recruiting process (from the outside).
His dad and mom both graduated from Florida IIRC, so it's not a total surprise he would wind up there.
Can I get you to pick some lottery numbers for me?
4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42
1, 7, 11, 17, 71, 77
Let it ride.
Those numbers look cursed...
According to link in the OP, this gives Florida 5 LBs in their 2013 class. It seems likely that one of them might decide to bail and look elsewhere. The most likely of these to leave is James Hearns, who's been considering making a trip to OSU in January.
If this pushes a 4-star LB into Urban's grasp, I'd rather Anzalone stuck it out in South Bend.
Urban just got a 5* LB from Texas and another 4* the day before that. So adding another 4* LB may not be on Urban's agenda considering his OL haul is looking a little light.
Uh??? Why are we bringing up Urban Meyer.
Wonder why Florida went after him. I know that he's an outstanding linebacker, one of the best in the country, but bringing him in likely pushes on or even two of their current commits out very very late in the process. Good news for them I hear ND could use a linebacker or two.
A couple of UF's LBs were only rated as 3* stars, and if Ess Eee See recruiting has taught us anything, it's that, they will always find a way to get rid of a commit for someone better.
I live 100 yards from Wyomissing high school (where he went). He decommited last night. Was even wearing ND gear yesterday. This is crazy.
Also, he played RB here too. So maybe he wont be playing LB.
So for what its worth, it was committed to ND early on. Decommitted and flirted with Florida then recommitted to ND. Apparently at the AA game he was hanging with Florida committs. Definitely an odd recruitment. A bunch of kids from NDs current class were rippin him a new one on twitter, really kind of funny. Recruit on Recruit crime!
im sure ND is happy they dont have a guy named anal-zone on their team. when (if) kelly leaves notre dame will have a bad year.
If I was his girlfriend I'd look out for disloyalty
I mean, his first school housed a child rapist, and his second school has a coach who might be trying to leave. You can't really blame him.