On the front of the Michigan scout.com page, it flirts with the notion that Michigan has just added another recruit .. anyone know about this .. TomVH?
spoiler alert: i linked this
curious to find out who it is..
He hasn't posted in over a day. How can he possibly take a vacation/break/rest at a time like this when we need his guidance and information before we all go crazy. How selfish.
Edit: Not meant to be snarky at you, I actually want him to give us some info too.
I just posted something yesterday. My sister is in town today though, so I'm with my family. But yeah, I've heard the news. Not much to say about it. You could probably figure it out.
So... It's either Wayne Morgan, or Armani Reeves. In an earlier post you'd said that Armani wasn't sure about his decision yet. Morgan, perhaps?
(Rhetorical question btw, definitely not expecting you to give anything away)
...posted on Hines getting the offer yesterday, as well. Day before yesterday posted about Diamond moving up his decision.
I think you overestimate our ability to think while hysteric.
Dee Hart? Tim Tebow? I can't concentrate right now!!!
If TomHV thinks we're supposed to be able to figure out who this silent commit is, then this seems like the best lead I've seen...
Tom just over-estimates our ability to figure this out.
Is this a new silent commit? Cause the last time I heaerd anything about UM and silent commits were on the defensive side of the ball and in state.
Godin was the silent commit we heard about earlier so yes this is a new one.
No, I think Godin is just switching his commit back to silent.
Highly regarded defender and he's not from the MidWest.
You are on a ROLL. Keep up the good work.
you sure know how to make an entrance...we need an "amazing" button added to the moderate list
Oh snap we have a new .gif guy in town.
I figured as much, just trying to be sarcastic. I think we all takeyour information for granted at times, but it is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
They could be just toying...but if there is a commit, I bet Tom would be less likely to speak up.
questions is always yes. WHO IS IT?!!
I didn't want to call the thread Commit #13, cause that makes it look like I know who it is, and I'm breaking news, which I'm not.
Was anyone close to committing?
If the image means anything I'll guess armani reeves.
I'll believe that Angry Michigan Blank-Hating God is taking a break.
Of course he is, needs to get ready to rapture all those people tomorrow. Good thing we have assembled a class of upstanding young gentlemen of fine morale character...wait...NOOOOOOOO!
Based on the image i would 100% concur.
The shadow and this picture are very similar
I compared them side-to-side and they are extremely similar. The only difference is the left ear lobe haha. It would be crazy hard to find a better match though.
I looked at a different picture from this spot and it was close. Then I saw this picture and it looked like a match.
that this outline is a picture of raymon taylor
I think I found the picture
I knew the name Raymon Taylor sounded familiar! For a moment my soul had found harmony in the fact that I knew the #13 commit. Turns out I may be cursed to wander the netherworld in despair for the fact that I will never know.
And I couldn't get the profiles to line up, even by stretching the image in multiple directions. They might be the same guy, but they aren't from the same picture.
Edit: The Raymon Taylor picture matches up perfecly as an overlay. It is his picture.
Well, it's obviously a DB.
just what we need for our last day on earth. Anyone want to offer up some money to DGB so he can commit to michigan before the world is over. I doubt we will be sanactioned in those 24 hours, look how long it took OSU to get caught
So, won't know about who it is for a bit...
Good call on the silhouette. Sure looks like his.
It is hard for me to trust scout. It seems like they do this kind of stuff all the time so they can get more paid subscribers.
... so I think it is more legit, but I hear you.
That is a good point. Do you know if he said anything on the recruiting round up today?
... he actually wasn't too bullish on a quick Armani or Standifer commit. He didn't really mention any sure things.
He said Standifer's numerous delays don't point to a quick commitment and that people in MA are saying Armani won't commit soon. He definitely made it sound like neither will be joining Hoke's Ark this month.
I know nothing about either situation personally just relaying what Sam said yesterday.
Any word about Wtka podcast being back up?
Yes, the podcasts are back up. They only go back a few days though, so a lot of the stuff we missed during their "conversion" period is apparently gone forever.
I dont know, I've been a premieum subscriber for 6 months now and I've got nothing but great things to say about Scout!! All the info that they've given out thus far as been very reliable and accurate. Lets just say the 10 bucks you pay a month is worth every penny imo. Anyway, if I had to guess, I would say it's either Reeves or Morgan, but not quite sure...
Oh, and a little hint for everyone...its a non Midwest prospect...
I'm not saying it's not worth it. Scout has had a habit in the past of putting up articles with very misleading headlines to get more readers.
They are OK, but I was a member for 5 months, and would rather have my $10/ month in my pocket and read MGo for free. It's usually a bit delayed and there aren't as much rumors, but who knows how many of those rumors are even true.
There was a Trieu tweet yesterday which said, "Michigan dropped in on a 5-star QB, a four-star DT and a WR with multiple BCS offers this week..."
Michigan football is way more important than trivial things like the end of the world . . .
Well the 5 star QB was Pike. And Sam said the silent commit is on defense and not from the Midwest. And that Michigans national recruiting phase has started with this committ. So that would rule out Washington and Stanford.
he was on defense.
The silent commit was Matt Godin.
Those that hate talk of silent commits, DO NOT CLICK! <-- Title of the hyperlink to Sam's Webblog.
Not Matt Godin, lol! The new commit is a defensive player not from the midwest.
If that's the case then methinks Tom dropped us a hint above. Will Hines perhaps...
Is Missouri midwest? My guess is Hines, from texas. Got the offer yesterday, committed today.
Morgan = NY
Reeves = MA
Neither are midwest
We're still visiting Pike even after he committed to Auburn?
Tenacity. Snake oil. Love it.
Washington is a DE
Or Reeves, they make the most sense to me.
Someone put up the VH signal!
he (tom) tweeted he knew who it was
... him back and ask him when he is willing to share the info?
I'm old, I don't tweet.
(which he won't), wouldn't that sort of ruin the whole "silent" commit thing?!?
Maybe he could silently tweet it to you and you could silently post it on here. I'm not sure how to do that, but come on, we went to Michigan, we can figure this out.
That's easy. Just do not say a word and make sure you press the keyboard really softly so it does not make a sound!
It will technically be silent then.
addictions if we keep hearing about potential new recruits? I was thinking that this would be a quiet weekend on the recruiting front and I could develop the power to stay away from frequent checks of Twitter and MGo. At least it is not a detectable drug.
There is a big Nike camp at tOSU this weekend. Could that have something to do with it? Some of our recruits such as Stanford and Washington will be there. (If the world ends Saturday, Sunday events will be postponed)
RJS, Biggs and Richardson are supposed to be at the Nike camp this weeked. we all know that RJS is a very good recruiter. Hopefully he is in Stanford and Washinton's ear all week.
Godin and O'brien are going to be at the camp as well. It can't hurt to have Godin and the other three recruiting for us.
He said we could probably figure it out. Who makes the most sense right now?
Conventional wisdom tells me Reeves, Wormley or Standifer. Reeves the least likely of those three.
Longshot=Dunn. Who knows if there's any truth to what was rumored this week.
Standifer, he makes the most sense to me. We all thought we had a good shot at him committing when he was supposed to be up for a visit.
cant be him if it's a non-midwest kid right?
FYI: Tom said that the rumors started by someone on the radio in Ohio about Dunn are not true.
Even though I don't think Aaron Burbridge has a commitable offer yet, I want to think it's him. Another highly ranked instate trio would be a dream come true.
I think it's Armani Reeves, he makes the most sense. With T-Rich committing and with all the new DB offers the staff has handed out over the last week, it just makes sense that it would be him. He probably wants to secure his position but wants to make the announcement a big dea. It could be him or Wayne Morgan, but I don't know if I consider Morgan a highly decorated defensive recruit. Which is how Sam phrased it.
Morgan has offers from Alabama and Miami (YTM) and is the 33rd ranked player in the nation according to 247sports. That qualifies as pretty decorated in my books. Reeves' best offers are probably ND and Stanford. He is 59th overall in the nation according to 247sports. Both are outside the top 100 on scout and rivals but still well ranked.
Weren't we supposed to be in a battle with PSU for Reeves? I think Morgan recently moved us above Rutgers, so I would guess Morgan over Reeves, but honestly would be happy with either, especially since both are supposed to be very fast (both reporting 4.40 40's, which might be embellished like any other HS recruit's numbers, but still impressive).
PSU is the team that would be considered our biggest competitor at this moment. They do have a commitment from Carmen Williams who is a very good friend of his.
Of the two, I would rather have Reeves. It was reported recently that he has put on some good size, but has not lost any of his speed.
I'd rather have the guy with LSU and Alabama offers. Ultimately, the elite teams are the real judge of who are probably the most talented players. I've always been confused by kids that are rated really highly, but have a bunch of mid-level BCS and MAC offers.
My comments about Morgan not being highly touted were a little off. I just like Reeves and Standifer a little better. But he has an impressive offer list and is highly ranked. And everything i'm hearing now is pointing to Morgan and definately not Reeves. So i would say it's Morgan and would be very pleased to have him. He's a tough nosed kid from NY, he should bring toughness and a great attitude.
Those can be tricky.
With the way our recruits have been coming in pairs, Reeves makes a lot of sense.
Tom said on twitter, he knows about the commit. Just can't give us anything. O well, GREAT news anyway. I'm sure we'll all find out soon enough.
Sam used Reeves silhouette photo on the scout website.... someone above already posted it... WELL DONE WOLVERINEINSB.
so if this is any tease, then its Reeves. Plus, they are committing in pairs.... I for one, am looking forward to when the DT pairs drop...actually I hope we land three, in Washington, Pipkins, Jones.
Thats the main reason I believe its Reeves, also-I remember a few days ago there was talk of T-Rich posting on his facebook for Reeves to message him back. So that would make sense.
one could guess:
Dunn - Some substance to yesterday's rumors
Wormley - Although he will wait until at least the end of track season
Reeves - Richardson convinced him
Kiel - Silent until he gets to A2 to tell Hoke face to face and man to man
Morgan - Wants a DB spot before they are all gone
Just throwing these out there.
Brionte dunn rumours? Was is the one about him decommitting from
OSU or was there another one?
coming down the OSU NCAA pipeline.....improper housing I believe was the specific thing thrown out there.
I highly doubt that it is Kiel, but I would love to be wrong about it. I guess we will see if he decides to answer any questions during the Elite 11 camp this weekend. I do think we are sitting in a better position than before especially with this visit coming up.
Sam said it's a defensive, non-Midwest recruit so definitely rule out Kiel. Would be an odd time for him to commit anyway since he's at Elite 11 as we speak.
It's a defensive player not from the midwest.
Do we know that it is a DB? I was wondering if Jordan Diamond or more likely Sheldon Day were close to committiing. Chris Wormley said he was waiting until track was over to focus on his recruitment, which I am not sure when that is. I think Armani Reeves is another good possibility, and hopefully Terry Richardson has been recruiting him harder than his teammate Camren Williams. When will the commitment be announced or known to the public?
Seems like the DB assumption was made based on our recent paired-by-position pattern of committments.
I think one of the posters above said it was from a non-Midwestern defensive player eliminating Diamond (offense, Illinois) and Day (Indiana). But I admit I would absolutely love to get those guys too. Does anyone know if we still lead for Day? I haven't heard as much about him recently. I think he is supposed to be at the upcoming OSU Nike camp along with several other Michigan commits. Hopefully they can get in his ear.
The last thing I heard about Day was that his coach is very pro-osu. This might not be such a huge issue now since Day doesn't have an offer from osu.
Lets hope it stays that way after the Nike camp there.
I don't know if I believe this rumor.. His head coach, John Hart, used to be at Evansville Reitz and coached me.. He was never a big OSU guy but we also didn't have a Sheldon Day on our team and never had anybody recruited by them .. I think we have a good shot at him. I still stay in touch with coach Hart here and there and from what we talked about last time, he's pretty high on Michigan..
says news won't break until Monday at the earliest
Trieu also said we should here by monday, maybe later...
Someone PLEASE let us know! I will be checking every 2 3/4 minutes for updates.
I could see Richardson getting on the phone to Reeves, telling him "the LBs are in place, the DEs are lining up, let's form a monster CB tandem"
I hope it's someone msu offered that way they can continue to freak out
but Diamond tweeted yesterday:
Jordan76simeon Jordan Diamond
I'll walk that path with you!
I would be ecstatic if it were Jordan Diamond!
Starting to worry about all his recent visits and the decision to move his commitment date up. I hope he makes the right choice.
Wormley, Diamond, a CB (Reeves, Morgan, Standifer), Burbridge or Gant seem likely.
Gant seems the most likely of anyone. He was waiting for an offer, received one, and now is ready to jump on the ark before someone else takes his spot.
I don't see why Gant would keep it silent, being a "legacy" type recruit and all...
EDIT: after seeing Tom's post about telling friends or family, I deem my point moot.
Wayne Morgan. he has been rumored to have M out in front of Rutgers right now.
He just wants to make sure the world doesn't end first.
It will be out pretty soon, so I don't know why they even said anything. You won't have to wait very long.
About how long would you say?
He said he wants to tell his friends and family, the coaches etc first. I don't think he's sure when it will be.
So that rules out any of the women that we offered, anymore hints?
Ah, well done Hoek. We also know he has family and friends. We can flip down all the recruits without family or friends.
Does your silent commit wear glasses?
you forgot one very important aspect........
he has coaches
you forgot one very important aspect........
he has coaches
We also know he's not an orphan.
thanks Tom. your reassurance will allow many MGoBloggers to sleep soundly tonight
... it's for the clicks and the subscriptions.
Do the letters "cl" look like a "d" in this font to anyone else? Makes for some comical reading sometimes.
Kind of like "pom" looks a lot like "porn" So when my friends say they're "working hard at pom" i read it differently and it makes it quitefun
I am sure we can wait a couple more days.
I can't wait another couple of minutes. The refresh key on my keyboard is still recovering from the whole cc thing. Recruiting heating up this early is killing me.
It would seem like, given that we don't have a lot more room for DBs, that it would be "commit now or forever hold your peace" . . .
Non-Midwest kid. It's Reeves.
1. Not in midwest
2. On defense
Possibilities: A. Reeves, W. Morgan, W. Hines, O. Pipkens
Less Likely: N. Agholor, J. Jones, R. Watson
Doesn't fit criteria: A. Washington, A. Burbridge, D. Stanford, G. Kiel, Z. Pike, S. Day, J. Johnson, A. Standifer, T. Strobel, C. Wormley
Am I missing any names???
Those 4 possibilities look about right barring something from way out in left field.
rule out pipkins I and many others would consider Missouri being a mid west state.
FWIW, I know Rivals classes Missouri as Midlands and not Midwest. Not sure what Scout and the others do.
Not going to weigh in on what I think, mostly because I couldn't possibly care less but for Rivals at least, Missouri is not considered Midwest.
EDIT: Per the link, Scout do have Missouri in the Midlands as well so Pipkins should be considered. I don't think it's him, but he's a possibility.
In fact the Dept. of Commerce and the Census Bureau would agree with you. MO is the midwest, even if a site classifies it as "Midlands" it would still meet the criteria for the Midwest.
"even if a site classifies it as "Midlands" it would still meet the criteria for the Midwest"
Except the site breaking this news and classifying it as non-Midwest is Scout which lists Missouri as non-Midwest. The census isn't the one giving us this news. Therefore, we need to consider Scout's interpretation.
I consider Russia more part of Europe then of Asia. Not everyone in the world does and that's something I might have to consider when interpreting news/opinions, etc.
I hope it's Reeves. I'm still holding out hope we can steal Jones from PSU (and it seems like he's interested in being stolen). Not sold on Hines yet.
Gant's not in there. He's mid-west though I believe.
Jordan Diamond. At least in your "doesn't fit criteria" catergory. But I'm not sure where you heard that this recruit is not in the midwest and plays defense. If I were to guess without confirmation about your details, I would guess Jordan Diamond, especially since he tweeted recently that he was close to making a decision, and a few hours ago canceled his visit to Wisconsin for whatever reason.
Hines seems a little far afield for me. Has he even been on campus yet? And Missouri is still the Midwest, although, granted, people tend to forget that. I imagine it's either Reeves or Morgan, and that makes the most sense, as the CB position just lost one opening.
the Midwest is all the Big Ten states, including Nebraska, except for Pennsylvania. In addition to those, Missouri, Kansas, and the Dakotas.
I've never heard the Dakotas as considered part of the Midwest.
According to the map on scout.com Missouri is not considered Midwest....don't have link but google it
let the kids have their glory. But we can always bet on who it is. Winner gets 10 Mgopoints?
my bet is Diamond.
Apparently, the silent commit is on defense and from outside the midwest. (Thus, the geography debate) I'll go with Morgan as most likely, followed by Reeves . . .
go look at his twitter
So Wayne Morgan then.
You're all missing the big part of the story. It's a national recruit. Sparty announced that it's going national. Now that BH took back the state, he's going to take back the whole country. In that vein, I'm guessing Ondre Pipkins.
How can we wait until monday, when the world is ending tomorrow?
Gonna go with Standifer...
It's Armani Reeves
From the info I've read.....It's a decorated defensive recruit that is NOT in the Midwest! We may not find out for some time if it doesn't leak
This is Jordan Diamond's espn profile compared to the shadowy figure on scout. Look it up yourselves if you don't think my shitty crop job does it justice (It doesn't).
Edit: damn it doesn't work. Just look it up. for cereal
Question....! why is the world ending tommrrow? haha
The rapture. It's coming.
Not sure how to do it but I think it would really cool if someone made a poll with the possibilities and see the general consensus of who it may be.
Armani is a 4 star on every site and Wayne Morgan is a 4 star on rivals and 247. Both would be awesome commits.
Does it have to be a defensive back? what about a guy like Darius Hamilton. Pretty decorated guy who has interest in blue, from jersey which is not midwest obviously and I can see him being a guy ppl want to play with. I know he hasn't visited, at least not that I know of, but it could be someone like him?
So Hoke-a-Mania said its Wayne Morgan so nvm my opinion/guess.
Would be a colossal shock.
Based on what we know (defensive, not from the midwest, highly-rated), and assuming it's not someone out of left field like Hamilton, but someone who we know and who there has been chatter about then it's pretty much Wayne Morgan, Armani Reeves or Ondre Pipkins.
We're in the top 2 for both Morgan and Reeves so they are the likely candidates.
The fact that Sam Webb said "highly decorated" makes me not think Morgan-Morgan is only a 3 star on scout.
Meh. He's the highest 3-star safety. Still not bad. Scout's also the lowest of anyone on him and I don't know if they're considering that. He's an ESPN150 Watch-lister, and a 4* to Rivals and 247, 139th and 33rd overall respectively. Sam would probably consider him highly rated as a result.
If it doesn't turn out to be Morgan then we're getting fed misinformation from somewhere. Rivals says it isn't Reeves and the only other name that's plausible is Pipkins and that doesn't seem to fit.
Darius Hamilton isn't going to Michigan.
but Shane Morris' last tweet is very encouraging.. on the Droid so I can't include it here
but Shane Morris' last tweet is very encouraging.. on the Droid so I can't include it here
so encouraging I posted twice..
It has been confirmed that it is not Armani Reeves...
Relevant sources, people!
Mod on TheWolverine
Was that DT from PSU visiting? That would be awesome.
Why be a silent commit?
Was noted above that he wants to inform friends, family, and coaches before going public.
Update Facebook status, call coach, and Tweet TomVH who will let us all know.
Just a FYI for everyone who says the world is ending tomorrow. This isn't true.
The rapture takes place tomorrow at 6pm. Those who are left behind will suffer on earth until Oct 21; which is when the world officlally comes to an end.
So, if this silent commit happens to be an atheist, this information is still relevant and gives us new ammo against sparty for the next 5 months.
Just read in Rivals that the silent recruit is not Reeves
It has 2 be Morgan.... cross your fingers!
I hope its Morgan. He seems like a good kid and really looks like an explosive player. Even though all of our recruits to this point are awesome and I love dominating the region, it will be nice to get our first recruit from outside of the area. The Hoke-train is rolling and ready to pick up passengers nationwide!
...Then once the announcement is made we can all go over to the Rutgers Football boards to watch the meltdown.
This, of course, assumes that such things in fact exist....
Brian Poole would be my guess from the picture.
It's Armani Reeves' picture, so that's who I'm guessing
its just an outline from last year commit Raymon Taylor, google it
I would be really excited if it is reeves however I just wonder if he had made a decision as of yet. I'm assuming it's morgan just because he does have more positive things to say about us. if reeves and morgan both come I would wonder which 1 would go to safety and which would play corner back? from what I've heard morgan would be the better safety
is a stud i hope its him. does anyone knwo how many DBs we want to take in this class?
Depending on the class size, I've heard anywhere from 22 to 25, it appears that they'll take 2 to 3 DBs (CB/S).
He's supposed to be a defensive player.
Then obviously it's Eddie Goldman
Outside Midwest: check
Highly rated: check
Offered by seemingly every school that has a football program: check
Lock the thread.
were talking about a recruit on the defensive side of the ball, not in the midwest. im going with wayne morgan
I am pretty comfortable with thinking it is Morgan. He would be a great get out of the east, and Alabama was pushing for him.
The circular discussion in here is ridiculous. How many times do you people have to be told the same thing over and over again? If you read the board instead of asking a bazillion questions/guesses, you can find the answer to your questions and/or discover that your guesses are ridiculous.
who is the commit with no face your magnus. you act like its a horrible thing to try and guess who its going to be. i think the fun in recruiting is all the speculating. if you dont like it dont read everyones comments. thanks
1) Take a look at Tom VH's recent posts
2) Check out Magnus' attractive Michigan girls. Any irritation you have with him will likely melt away.
No, I'm not saying that people shouldn't be speculating.
What I'm saying is that if people read the entire thread, they'll see that "Sam Webb said it isn't X because of _________________" and blah blah blah, and therefore people wouldn't have to explain that "Sam Webb said it isn't X because of _________________" twenty times.
Too many people are wrapped up in guessing, rather than reading. Then you end up with a thread that's 220 posts longs when 50% of them are repetitively redundant.
There's an old saying that goes, "If your mouth's open, you're not learning." Maybe people should spend more time reading than opening their mouths (or, in this case, typing).
Isn't "repetitively redundant" redundant itself?
You're saying that the kid who came out thursday with PSU as the "decided leader" isn't the commit?
man I love these threads
Somebody did guess right though
Well, of course somebody guessed right, we've named every person with a Michigan offer by now...
I was happy but skeptical when I heard Mattison was the best recruiter in the country, but I have to say that, a day before the rapture, I have become a believer.
Has all of the speculation actually produced any results?
right meow. we will find out soon though
247 has Morgan's interest in Michigan listed as "High," with everyone else as "Warm," for what that's worth (link). They have all of Reeves' schools listed as "Warm."
All signs point to Morgan right now.
EDIT: ... which, by the way, I think would be great.
Is there a timetable for when he's going to announce? I can't wait to out-recruit sparty nationally, since theyre such a superpower. /s