I havent really followed much on this kid but i thought i saw that MSU may lead for him?? Anyway, maybe he is seeing Michigans class and wants to jump on board soon. I would like to see Michigan get him so incase we miss on Hand.
per Rivals: Lawrence Marshall could be making a decision soon.
he's going to MSU.
Hoke can't get kids from there like Mork D can.
Which is fine, McDowell, Hand and Mone would still make an amazing class. Hell, Brown could come along and join as well and I wouldn't complain.
His going to Staee doesn't bother me...I want them to get a few recruits here and there so their hopes are supported, if just for a little bit, and so that the crash of their world can be heard across the recruiting universe when the lose to Michigan in the fall.
Dennis Finley may have gotten a late offer. Can't think of anyone else.
Madaris as well from a couple years back.
Shane Jones, Lawrence Thomas, Kurtis Drummond, Skyler Schofner, Marcus Rush, William Gholston, Mylan Hicks...
He said last 3 recruiting classes (2011-2013), not last billion years.
You're right. I went back to 2010. Please forgive me for my sins.
feels like a billion years ago
...and the fall of 2008 felt like a billion years on it's own.
plus 2010 was a 100% Rich Rod class. MSU has been owned by Hoke on the recruiting trail since almost the second he stepped foot on campus, and 2010 isn't really relevant to what's happening now.
In all fairness though, some of these kids fall into the "had an offer but not really a spot" category. Not to sound too much like 11warriors, but some kids get offers but aren't top priorities and then the top priorities commit and that kid doesn't have a spot.
Gholston and Thomas are legit. Jones, Rush and Drummond are probably in the category described above, and guys like Schofner and Hicks got M offers before our recruiting train was really rolling.
I think fans often mess up the "Did he have a ___ offer?" thing.
Take Shane Jones, for example. If Jones had accepted his offer when it was initially made, he obviously would have had a place in the class. The Michigan coaches therefore thought very highly of him, at least at one point. When his spot was taken (by Gedeon?), Jones no longer had a spot, and he wasn't considered for one of the "best player available" spots.
So what does this mean with respect to shit-talking with MSU fans?
- No, Jones didn't "choose MSU over Michigan." When both schools were options, he hadn't made a chioce. When he chose MSU, Michigan wasn't available to him.
- Yes, the Michigan coaches believe that he's a Michigan-caliber prospect.
My sense with Marshall is that he's both a Michigan-caliber prospect and one who might choose MSU over Michigan while both are options. If that happens, congrats to MSU for winning that battle.
I'd say if you have to do that much explaining you're not helping your argument, even if it might be true. It does sound very 11Warriors.
Lawrence Thomas is a Bust with a capital B. He is now MSU's backup fullback. He looked like a real talent and probably would have come here if not for the RR situation, but let's not pretend like he's anywhere near the 5* talent he seemed in high school.
" He is now MSU's backup fullback."
No... No he isn't.
Tenative starting DT might not be a whole lot better...for both Thomas and the interior DL as a whole. But who knows; maybe he'll be amazing. Just that a move like heir-apparent MLB (although I think most people looked at him in high school and said DE all the way) to DT doesn't usually mean great things are ahead.
and then switch positions (in the weightier direction) in college typically aren't doing it because they're awesome and gained a ton of muscle. Thomas is probably going to be a BWC type bust. He might be a contributor, but it doesn't look like he's ever going to live up to the lofty expectation he had coming in
Lawrence? What, of Arabia?
From the front page:
UPDATE: Sam Webb talked to Peppers' coach($), who says that a Stanford visit will occur before any decision is made.
I wonder if the ESPN news came after Sam Webb speaking to his coach.
I don't know why someone marked your post as flamebait.
Anyways, it is hard to tell exactly the timeline. It seems like Sam Webb's tweets and that post from TomVH on the Wolverine Nation forum were both made about 3 hours ago.
I pay 33 cents a month to read his stuff and get a copy of ESPN the Magazine.
Those people should be upset, for they are getting ripped off.
I'd say if the updates come that close together it's a virtual certainty the story isn't clear yet.
Didn't see anything about this. Can you provide a link please?
Any link would more than likely include a direct statement saying that any information discussed should be kept in house and not spread amongst other forums.
Not saying that anything was guaranteed, but I will confirm nor deny that somebody possibly said something about visits and the likelihood of them happening or not happening.
It's all good news.
As long as they are marked as such ($) and not too much content behind the link is copy/pasted publicly here. Guidelines are here: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/meta-premium-information-policy
Like many others, I signed up for ESPN when TomVH started there, so I checked the nation site but came up empty. Appreciate the ($) link if someone has it.
You must not have read the second part of the post where he said "This all MUST stay here, too. That HAS to stay here. "
I fully understand the paid scouting services wanting to protect insider information, but what are they going to do if someone anonymously blabs the details? It's not like they can stop providing these tidbits, it's the reason people buy a subscription.
All they can really do is ask nicely, because any threat is worthless.
Why do you pay to read Tom's info? Why don't you post on there and defend yourself over there?
Don't act like a dick.
This is why we can't have nice things. Thanks for ruining all of the inside info in the future for the rest of us....
But if TVH specifically asks people NOT to post a piece of info onto another site (which is exactly what happened in this case), how hard is it to respect the guy's request? Obviously the whole situation is still very fluid and there are no guarantees, but it's still nice to get some good tidbits throughout the process that you can't access on most other sites. If the tradeoff for getting that information is abstaining from running to other sites to share the news, I don't think that's asking for too much.
The guy just had a baby 12 hours ago and is still on top of all this stuff, fergodsakes. Cut him a little slack!
so clearly we're both WN subscribers... My point is would you rather have TomVH sit on the information because people like you are going to leak it on other sites or have them post it on WN telling people not to post it elsewhere.
It's nice when we get the inside information but until you stop posting this shit on here, we might not get it in the future.
Do you really not want any inside information ever again? That can be arranged you know...
but I don't think you understand how that business works. ESPN, Scout, etc aren't going to stop making inside information available to their paying customers. Sitting on stories just means they get scooped by the competing services and lose business. They are not sharing secrets with you. Their sources aren't going to stop talking to them if the info spreads beyond WN or some other paid forum. Granted, they don't like getting that info leaked, but they understand that it happens and that it's been going on from the beginning. They may restrict the accounts of people caught leaking "private" info, but there is really nothing more they would do.
TVH couldn't have been more clear. He specifically asked his readers not to blurt the message all over town. And not 2 hours later, here it is on MGoBlog. Forget how the business works for a second and just apply some basic common sense.
If someone gives you some information in a relatively limited setting and asks you to keep it confidential for some period of time, why is this such an unreasonable request? I get that WN can't really do much to its subscribers to stop this from happening, it's really more of a self-policing thing and just some basic respect for another individual's request.
It's not like TVH asked us to stash 20 kilos in our garage or lie to the cops for him. All the guy asked was for a handful of people to not leak a tidbit about a recruit. Clearly for some people, that was too much to ask for.
It's called "hot news" and it isn't going away. They have paid sites so people can see it there first. When it has leaked out, it's not hot anymore and not worth paying for. That does not mean the paid sites lost; they still got the benefit of breaking the story first. That's how hot news has worked since there even was such a thing as news.
Particularly when it's something someone else told you, and it's their information you're selling. All you can do is report it first. Which had some value back in the newspaper days, but in a twitter era really doesn't do much.
I mean, if people want to pay to be told "first" that's their choice...but the guy providing the info can charge for asking the question, but can't get mad when it leaks out when the person telling him could just as well tell somebody else. They not giving a cut of the money to the people who are actually creating the news, the recruits.
yeah I'm not seeing the information in that tweet. You can put 2 and 2 together to realize who he is talking about but nothing else.
Rager said something about a visit not happening. Looking at the tweet alone doesn't say anything about Peppers or a visit. That only appeared in the forum.
Hey Rager, why dont you fuck off with info from Tom that he explicitly asked to stay private? Especially when he stressed that information not to be shared with the whole god damn world
Did the details/story of his one day commitment to OSU ever come out? Perhaps I just missed them.
But it is thought that basically Urban pressured him into committing, and then he realized that he was not as sure of OSU as Urban wanted him to be
Lawrence Marshall has asked Sam Webb to come on live this Friday to announce his trimmed down list. So unless he's trolling really hard, maybe he's trimmed it all the way down to one...Michigan. Either way seems like this will play out quickly. Been an interesting few weeks for recruiting.
There is no possible way it could be Michigan. It would make no sense to take this kid's commitment at this point.