College basketball recruiting.
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
College basketball recruiting.
I think you two just shared a special moment...
Football recruiting: 1 shady out of 5 shadies (not very much);
Baseball recruiting: 2 shadies out 5 shadies (sort of shady);
Hockey recruiting: 3 shadies out of 5 shadies (kinda' shady)
SEC football recruting: 4 shadies out 5 shadies (pretty damn shady)
Basketball recruiting: 5 shadies out 5 shadies (wtf nonprofit AAU organizations etc. etc.)
If it's true, that is awesome news. Thanks for the post.
I think this might have legs.
That is all.
One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh no," I said, "Disneyland burned down."
He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a
pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but decided to go home instead.
I love that Deep Thought. I think there's a line in there about "but it was getting late, so I decided to go home instead."
If you ever accidentally drop your keys in a river of molten lava, let em go, 'cause man, they're gone.
If you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you'll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, 'cause hey, free dummy.
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
I didn't mean to use the word "crap," but to me, that's what her dinner tasted like.
and I found a skeleton. I thought "Who was this man? What did he accomplish in his life? Did he leave behind loved ones? Why does he have antlers?"
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away, and you have their SHOES!
Go forth with great furor.
EDIT: This was supposed to be a reply to aawolve.
Braylon is never really given to this kind of open speculation. I'd trust it.
From his scout profile: "Ash reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 16 ACT, which he will retake."
I believe this puts him in the area of questionable qualifier. Over signing conspiracy theories live here. CONSPIRACY!!
Insurance check AND free demolition? I didn't even have to go Herbstreit.
Really though, I am in no way associated with the business. When trying to find a name that is associated with Ann Arbor, this one seemed right. I do have some very fond memories of street fighter, tekken, mortal combat and $0.25 sodas in that place from the late 90's.
The place you went to still exists. What burned down was the old PP location, which was abandoned around 15 years ago for the current one on the other side of South U.
This is complete speculation, but I think Carvin Johnson might be a softer commitment than we realize, and part of the reason we seem to be over-recruiting. Check out the Friday Night Lights post: "LSU is starting to show interest... more on that situation tomorrow..."
...the comments from Carvin's coach after the commit led one to believe that LSU really dropped the ball and may not be contenders even if they offer. Maybe Carvin feels disresepected? And Les' image has to have been tarnished as a coach in recent weeks with the end of this season.
the comments served as advertising for his player that if and when offered, he'd probably bite. I would not be surprised if we fail to land Jefferson, lose Johnson, and perhaps another yet. I'd think the coaches know what is going on, and there has to be a reason they wanted Vinopal and are still out there actively recruting dbs.
Good points but if it was advertising, why only posting on Michigan forums and boards?
That said, great point about RR still pursuing Vinopal...
They may have also taken a look at our defense this last year and thought, well, couldn't hurt to recruit every able bodied DB.
As opposed the what--the sterling image of our coach and program right now?
I really hope Carvin keeps to his word with RR.
I am really unreasonably high on him... something to do with him putting up great numbers, being the best player on one of the best teams in LA. I think he is terribly underrated by the "gurus" on scout/rivals. Just a good feeling about him.
If it were the case that he was just underrated by scouting sites, then he would have more offers. Unless, of course, you think that coaches recruit only based on what the scouting sites say? When in doubt, look at a prospect's offers list. The fact that he doesn't have very many offers is disconcerting to me. And the fact that the only other FBS offer he has is from the school in his own backyard doesn't make me feel much better.
I think Drake might be out. There's the qualifying thing, but he hasn't even taken an official visit yet and he committed back in March. If he ends up bolting, that would be another Hopson recruit who didn't make it in (Graves and Jones last year).
Drake probably has better offers now that he wasn't stuck behind another D1 prospect all year. He's also looking up 6 or 7 guys at the slot before he sets foot on campus
Is it possible that RR is encouraging kids who seem to marginally be in academically to go to JC for a semester anyways (a la Adrian Witty)? If he can convince 4 or 5 guys that this is the right move, then we could have a huge class.
Is that unethical? I think it could be a weird way of looking out for the kids' best interest: ease into college classes at JC before being thrown into the fire of UofM classes having barely passed the NCAA standards...
I don't think our admissions department would like that. It doesn't accept many JUCO credits. What we might do instead (which Lloyd Carr also did a few times) is "grayshirt" a couple of players for next season. Of course, the downside of grayshirting is that it reduces the number of scholarships available for next year's class.
Is it signing day yet? What day in Feburary is it?
look for up to two more kids to transfer out (Carr's recruits of the 08 class). Rumor has it one is a long snapper from Los Vegas, that is being beat out by a walk-on. The other is a slot wr from Texas. Also, Michigan is looking at maybe two kids not qualifing in this upcoming recruiting class and one kid may just decommit altogether. Hence is why they are going to 28
T-Rob and Morales? I'm sure this is someone's wild-ass guess. It's logical, but probably based on absolutely nothing.
If true, losing Morales would be devastating to the WLA.
Please God let this be true.
According to Rivals, we can still sign 28 players on February 3.
Guys, is it just me? Or does it seem like we have a lot of commits?
If indeed we do get Ash tomorrow that will make 24. It is expected that we will sign 28, 3 over the limit of 25 as it is expected that some of the recruits will fail to make grade. It is also possible that some will greyshirt.
Yes. And i hope everyone senses the sarcasm in my comment.
I hope these rumblings don't steal anyone's thunder.
Ash would be #24. There are 22 commits who are graduating this month or in June 2010, plus Adrian Witty from the 2009 graduating class.
And plenty of people have mentioned it but Michigan is recruiting a lot of uncomitted players hard for having so many current commits. I think this class potentially has some very interesting additions come signing day. One thing I thought about with DJ Williamson is would he be able to receive a track scholarship (he's the Ohio 100M State Champion) and then play football without it counting against the football team? Does anyone know if that was the case with Trindon Holiday or was he recruited for football?
is that it does not matter what else you are recruited to play. If you have any scholarship and play football, then your scholarship counts against football.
I checked with a former track team member and was told that the scholarship would count against the football team.
So, in that instance, does that athlete effectively take up two scholarships, one in each sport? Or does the scholarship only count for the higher revenue generating sport?
One scholarship is taken up by the higher revenue generating sport. This is why many football players participate in indoor track. It does not hurt track scholarships.
Then why are football players sometimes recruited with track scholarships? I think Florida or Miami tried this with one of our Floridian ninja recruits. If they were on track scholarship could they practice with the football team as long as they didn't play in games?
Even if the person was not recruited by the football team as soon as they play in a game their scholarship counts towards football. This is the head count sports issue being discussed.