Conelius Jones, who, like a few other recruits, couldn't quite clear the bar academically at Michigan, is highlighted (positively) in this article:
OT: Conelius Jones highlighted
Except for this statement:
New recruit Conellius Jones, a former Michigan signee, is a player. He has great potential as a wide receiver and playmaker.
A little underwhelming considering we were recruiting him for QB
Not really underwhelming, considering most people thought Denard should play RB, WR or CB.
He was in the same class as Devin Gardner. We all pretty much assumed he would play something other than QB, and Conelius even admitted that he would play whatever position Coach Rodriguez wanted him to - whether it was QB, WR, or DB. Rodriguez offered him early, and it seemed like Jones felt a special allegiance to Michigan's old staff because of the early attention they paid him.
I second what these guys say above.
He was never a lock at QB. RR wanted athletes and moved them around.
A different time, a different "era."
Not a judgment or invitation for debate, but I think a difference between RR and the current approach is that RR would recruit atheletes and move them if necessary Hoke recruits guys who don't need a transition. I think this is most important on D. I prefer a kid that knows technique but is prepared to hit as opposed to learn how to do so. As someone who believes that D is the key to success I like the approach
Good for him. Hopefully things will work out there. Give Conelius some love, Denard
I thought that even though Jones was listed as a QB, it was relatively well known that we were recruiting him as an ATH with the high potential of him switching positions. Regardless, good to hear that he's doing well at Marshall.
Great to hear that he's caught on somewhere.
The amount of players in recent years that never made it here may have ticked a lot fans off here recently but I wonder has the numbers been that different from previous coaching staff's? The recent posts about all of the players that have left the secondary was alarming, to say the least. While I was looking the chart over, the whole time I was thinking, I have seen this before but in a different format and it bothers me more when seeing it this way. I have to admit that the loss of Cullen Christian really bothers me because of the fact that wtih the amount of injuries that have transpired in recent years, he must have really not wanted to be here. That to me is what bothers me the most about the any defections. I don't know any of the situations but after a year of making friends and getting to know the team and then decide to leave? It is not like the next job is just going to be given to you....
Anyway, I asked the question about the previous coaching staff's commitments that,for whatever reason, did not make it to campus. Who can fill me in on that?
Yes, it's more than Lloyd Carr's, at least from 2002-2007. Before that...I'm not sure.
I can't think of any before then. Maybe there were some and I'm drawing a blank, but if so, I don't think there were many.
Good luck young man. Don't waste the opportunity that has been given to you.