i expect to see more info in tmro's weekly recruiting piece. Your thoughts?
Rivals reporting we offered instate LB Desmond Morgan
Here's his highlights.. very impressive.
Feeling a little bit better about this if it is an offer.
Gotta love the QB/LB combo!
And with that name dad has to be an M fan.
Any good trick plays up your sleeve that could utilize a QB/LB?
He seems to flow well to the ball, fills holes quickly, and lays a good hit. I know it's high school level but he could surprise with some good coaching.
I like the highlights.
Interesting music. A choice lyric: "Drink rosé til we black out. Wake up, drink more til we pass out." Classy.
Spend some time in or around Marseilles, France, and that will seem less out of place.
Rosé = water in the south of France
make you pass out from drinking it?
If so, À votre santé/à ta santé!
I think he was hinting at this type of relationship:
Rose: water in the South of France :: Vodka: water in Russia
His dad use to be my Principal in school, BIG michigan fan
Can you shed any light on this?
Three star line backer out of Holland, MI. Project kid - or ready to play? That three star rating has me wondering. Does he hold any other offers?
He has offers by Akron, BG, and Buffalo, which would worry me but the coaches definitely know what they are doing and have proven they can spot talent regardless of star ratings and other offers. So if he does commit, I say welcome to the leaders and the best.
I don't know, star rankings are pretty huge. I mean, Denard was a 5-star QB recruit, right?
I'm pretty sure he was or else he wouldn't be doing as well as he is.
Denard was a four-star recruit You expect pretty big things out of a four-star.
Braylon and Mike Hart were more under-the-radar.
Well, Denard was a 4-star Athlete, right? I seem to remember hearing that one of the biggest reasons that he chose Michigan was because they were willing to give him a shot at playing QB (unlike, say, Florida). So he was a 4-star, but not a 4-star QB.
Also, I thought it would be jumping the gun a bit to bust out the Vinopal reference.
Always could have gone with Patrick Pancakes-Five-Star-LBs Omameh
Michigan, Florida and Kansas State all offered Denard the chance to play QB (although Florida did so fairly late in the game). Everyone agreed that he'd make a great college football player; the question was just at what position. It's not a great example.
Well, that's what I get for talking out of my ass about stuff I didn't really follow at the time.
Just look at this past recruiting class. Through some depressing amount of necessity, they haven't been able to redshirt, but look at the production we've gotten; Carvin, Dileo, Talbott, Vinopal (on special teams), Jeremy Jackson.
What has Jeremy Jackson done?
There has been talk about him starting to get some bigger offers soon, so this is the start. I would expect him to pick up a few more big ones. There's been a lot of good talk around him this year.
I'm not Tom but rivals lists Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, and Michigan as his only offers. I wouldn't count on him making an immediate impact LB seems like it would be difficult to come in and play right away.
I also live in this kid's neighborhood, went to the same hs, but am older so haven't watched him. But i have talked to some younger kids that said he has talked with USC apparently. This was back during st pats wkend
White linebacker?? What are we, Penn State now?? If there was orange hair on him I'd be bothered by it.
I'd even take some Rob Swett action as well.
I guess you guys are not old enough but what about Erik Anderson? One of the better LBers to play at Michigan.
See you in another life brother.
Just too awesome. Desmond was my favorite character. I can't count how many times I'd drop a brother at the end of a sentence just because it's so damn catchy.
Dude's sporting a 4.0 and a 27 on the ACT. Maybe we'll get a Rhodes Scholar out of him!
He's obviously Myron Rolle with more grit.
Lots of moxie.
I had a 27 and good grades, went to Michigan, and couldn't see a Rhodes scholarship using the Hubble telescope. Maybe the drinking did it...
His highlight reel shows him playing QB in a pistol offense, so he's probably a very good all-around athlete.
He runs like he just ate a whole patch of angry onions. I don't know enough to be able to tell if he's D1 material, but he seems to wrap up well and have pretty good instincts based on the few minutes of footage.
the hell is an "angry onion"?
haha yes that is awsome i actually laughed when i read that .. and i agree WTF is an angry onion .. I'll take some if i can start trucking kids like he does lol
So that is an angry onion . I might have to try one today
From my point of view(that has no "expertise")- He doesn't seem to be playing against very good competition, nothing against him, nothing he can do about that. With that said, it appears that it would be more of a project and almost certain RS.
Who knows though. Our lb crew needs so much help, hopefully he will be an impact player instantly.
So, yeah, Michigan high school football isn't exactly Texas, Florida, or California on the whole. However, West Ottawa plays in the OK-Red Conference, which is probably the best football conference in West Michigan.
Other schools in the conference? Oh, just Hudsonville, Rockford, Muskegon, East Kentwood, Grand Haven, Jenison, and Grandville. Look up those schools and you might not find a ton of high-flight D1 prospects, but what you will find are many good teams that simply win football games. I don't have the numbers in front of me for this particular season, but traditionally, and in the last few years, most of those teams are quite good (particularly Muskegon, Hudsonville, Rockford, and EK).
/former OK-Red Conference member before realignment in the early 2000s
Ok am I the only guy confused by this kids two highlight videos. He is a linebacker and fullback his junior year and then all of a sudden he is a quarterback and linebacker and he seems to have gained a lot of speed and athleticism. Maybe Im way off and he looked the same in both but thats just what i saw. But he does seem like a very smart player who wont get caught out of position and more importanly he knows how to wrap and tackle
he played QB this year (they are in the Div. 1 playoffs) is that their normal QB blew his knee out in the pre-season. This kid is an animal and we would be lucky to have him.
Also, to those who rely solely on the rivals/scout rankings, understand that what matter is how they play at the next level.
Thanks for clearing up the position change. He seems like a smart player and since he plays defense i would love to have him.
I'll be the first to say because you know someone is going to.
Can you imagine a package with Denard, Tate and Desmond in the backfield, offensive explosion!
And Devin and Patti! 5 QBs? OMGWTFYESPLZ!
You only get 4 in the backfield.