Per the link, Rawls is going to make his announcement tomorrow afternoon as opposed to Wednesday due to Stormageddon.
Rawls to Announce Tomorrow at 1:30.
So less than 24 hours before we know if it is us or CMU!
Sitting on pins and needles.
Damn near a guarantee its us (Atleast in my mindset)
Our helmets have wings..........
theirs is just another letter in the alphabet.
Has to be ours.
of NCAA Football, the iPhone version. You can pick from dozens of teams, including all the classic football powers. Mid-levels like Iowa, Wiscy, and WVU are also part of the game. Heck, you can choose Colorado State, Troy, Wake Forest or, incredibly, Central Michigan as your team if you wish.
But you cannot pick Sparty. They did not make the cut. I think of this and chuckle
I almost just fell out of my chair. That. Is. Awesome.
Central's helmets used to be sweet. They had the spear before FSU (I think).
Florida State first started using the spear on their helmets in 1976. Though the CMU helmet is a obvious ripoff of the Redskins, who started using it in 1966.
Has BKFinest been back since the guaranteeing of Zettel to UM debacle? There must be no flights out of Bolivia.
He BKFinest'd Keith Heitzman to Michigan. Of course he did it a day before the commit when Heitzman received his offer and promptly edited the post to try and play it off like he never said he'd commit....
Didn't he also BKFinest the whole Frank Clark and Leilon Willingham as roommates thing, too? I don't know about you, but I miss his always accurate reassurances.
Maybe he should be cut some slack now that it's been a couple of months. It hurt when Zettel went to PSU especially after he garunteed him coming to us. Maybe he's learned his lesson from that debacle. It is a new year. At least Hoke is getting some fine recruits and making this class better than many expected it to be a few weeks ago.
very funny...however bet on rawls divulging a few silent offers from some big time schools, that many weren't aware of.
He looks like a bulldog running in his video. His frame reminds me a bit of Ingram...if I'm allowed to say that.
Its a guarantee...MICHIGAN!!!!
I think it's because he had to work hard to qualify and he did it -- he succeeded. That's a good sign. We've seen several others fail to do this in recent years, so to see somebody pull it off is heartening.
the kid really wanted to come to Michigan and he worked his ass off for the chance. I can't wait til tomorrow when he throws on the Michigan hat.
Has there been any change from the academics/admissions standpoint? Other guys have been offered only to end up having to wait to enroll (Slocum, Kinard, etc.) and Witty got qualified only to get denied by admissions.
Hopefully Rawls can get in and be a success on the field and in the classroom, but I don't know that the process is over just yet.
And if I did, I couldn't talk about it. [Not a backhanded way of saying I know.] But the way this is being presented seems different from the cases you mention. My sense is his grades are consistent, but he had a disastrous test score that he had to improve significantly in order to qualify. So there's unlikely to be any problems with Admissions.
Witty got qualified only to get denied by admissions.
Are you sure about this? I'm quite positive that we will admit anyone who's qualified. The only real admissions standards we have for athletes are for schools other than Kines.
I'm hazy on all the details, but I'm pretty sure he got a qualifying test score in the fall of what would have been his freshman year but UM admissions still passed. Then he ended up at Cincinnati where presumably he is/was qualified because he got admitted and at least participated in spring ball according to their website.
I love that he's announcing a decision he's pretty much already announced. The next level: the meta announcement!
Sounds good to me! Can't wait to see him in the winged helmet.
Agreed! Him and Hopkins in the same backfield gets me feeling like a school girl...
Do you think we will see a lot of sets with both of them in the backfield? "Me thinks not, " say the man in Pirate speak.
you're probably correct, but I can dream...
Rawls is a beast. I hope he redshirts unless hes far an away one of the best Rb's we have coming out of spring ball.
Unless I'm mistaken if he goes blue he won't be participating in spring this season. Only early enrolee can I believe.
Go Blue Rawls!
To the best of my knowledge you are correct.
I'm really curious to see what kind of player he turns out to be. Is his relatively low ranking really due to his grade issue and/or that he's wanted to go to U-M all along? That seems hard to believe. He's a superstar in one of the most competitive HS leagues in the state. It's weird.
Does anyone know of any other Michigan players that were from Flint Northern in the past?
Demetrious Solomon, Greg Cooper, what others?
They also put out Mateen, Antonio Smith, Robaire Smith, etc.
time to gear up the informative portion, tim.
When he picks Michigan, I'm going to stand up and give him a Rawlsing applause.
Just had to throw that out there. Also, I'm in agreement with a poster above: you have to love guys who end up going to their dream school (*am knocking on wood that he goes Blue, of course*). The fact he had to battle adversity to get there only makes it sweeter.
Here's to hoping he chooses Michigan and that he has a fantastic career, both on the field and off.
In our offensive backfield the next couple of years. I can't wait to see him bolt through the defensive line for a touchdown.
/obscure fastener pun humor for our MGoBlog loving contractors.
I have a feeling come this time tomorrow he'll be blue-er then my balls on prom night.
You drop off your date, put that partition up, and rub one out in the backseat on the ride home. Everybody knows that.
What, too poor to pay for a hooker? God, what is this country coming to?
Considering the kind of pros I could have afforded with my awesome minimum wage job, taking matters into my own hands was probably for the best.
Now, as a wealthy industrialist, I can splurge on the finest of prostitutes, limo or no limo.
I always found it interesting that the guys who skipped the paying part and went right to the after party, got better results than the human money machines who ushered these gals around and fed them an expensive dinner.
Maybe there was a life's lesson there somewhere?
Taking a prostitute to an expensive dinner is dumb. Lesson learned.
Also, they usually don't party if you try to skip the paying part and their muscular friend waiting outside the door is never friendly under those circumstances.