Per a source close to the situation, Sam Grant will decide by the end of the weekend. Things seem to be favoring Michigan over Oklahoma as well. I figured I'd share this real quick to maybe give you something to look forward to over the weekend.
Sam Grant Update
even though we didn't get garnett, i'm really hoping that sam and a few others fall into line
Yeah, but if we got Garnett, no way would we want all these guys
the update. Well I hope we can get some positive news in the next week; although, we have a killer class thus far.
I saw this up on the Rivals coverpage a couple hours ago, your source must've seen it too. Tim would not appreciate that very much...isn't Ace our recruiting ninja? (I do like/appreciate your interviews though.)
aquaman is the new kid on the block to be sure, but he backs his game up.
Does aquaman work for us? Is he literally one of our mgoblog paid insiders? if so great. if not great. Everything is fluid with him.
He who conducts a couple dozen interviews with recruits gets the benefit of the doubt, and may... just MAY... have sources other than Rivals.
Aquaman told me his source and it's definitely a legit source. He is not stealing info, that's not how he rolls.
Not sure how to judge what you're saying, you work with him on the same blog. No offense.
Well I wouldn't work for him if he stole info.
I don't work with EITHER of them, but I have been made aware of their source. The source is (a) real, (b) reliable, (c) one to which they have access, and (d) not Rivals.
The source may be the same one Tim used. It may not. But I'm quite comfortable that our aquatic friend came about the information honestly.
If Sam Grant does choose Michigan I could see him getting quite a bit of playing time in 2012.
This would be a nice get. Itd heal the wound a bit of missing out on Garnett.
It's a good thing I'm still buckled up.
You just saved my weekend from utter and total . . . BLAH!
now what about armani!?! a little bit anxious on that one...
He's also likely to be making his decision this weekend. His godfather (Camren Williams' dad) said that Armani is planning to spend a lot of time this weekend thinking about the decision. I wouldn't be surprised if he makes an announcement on Sunday or Monday.
Is there a reason he's still only a 3-star with the quality of offers he's picked up in the last month? I know that the recruiting sites do their own independent analysis, but it seems to me that a guy who has offers from Oklahoma, Michigan, and Arkansas should at least warrant a second look for a fourth star.
I've been wondering the same thing. Won't be surprised to see him with a 4th star when all is said and done. Not like Oklahoma has never had a good tight end or anything, either.
Just think about Pat Omameh. 2-star Defensive End
You guys never learn. Every single thing we hear about recruting is 100% a guess. Nodoby knows anything until the kids actually comitt. Can we please stop speculating about where so and so is going to go? Even the recruits usually does not know until the day they decide. With that said, I think Diamond is going to the SEC :)
No posbangs for you.
If you believe that, then why do you follow this site and feel the need to post on every single speculative recruiting thread?
I like it! Okay guys. I want a clean fight. Nothing below the belt.
You just jumped the shark.
I thought I'd done it months (years?) ago.
Nope. That was the post. Looks like others agree. I'll try and help you with a click on the moderate button for normal. Your problem is you're lacking toughness, accountability, and technique.
Pad level is not low enough, and there are lingering questions about motor too.
Seems gritty and coachable with a good frame, however.
You guys are both wrong...its all about hand placement!!
Okay, I'll try harder. Or not so hard? I'd blame it on the newborn baby but the little rascal hasn't arrived yet. Alas, I have nothing to blame but myself. Dammit.
When you see threads that are obviously going to be dedicated to speculating about where recruits are going to go, you just shouldn't click on them. This would protect you from such trauma, and the people that enjoy them, such as myself and many others, can continue to do so. Sound fair?
Don't know how long you've been around here braaaah, but our crazy guess speculation has been pretty right on about 25 commits so far - if you include Standifer and Brown.
So maybe you should be here a few minutes before you make stupid comments like this one.
I'm all for speculating on recruits, but I think you might be overstating our collective accuracy. The general feeling on this board was pretty strong that UM was going to land Brionte Dunn, and reasonably confident--though less so--that we would get Garnett. The board was also pretty dismissive of Drake Johnson until UM signed him. So, I think the speculation (which, again, I am totally cool with) has been more hit-or-miss. But hey, that's what makes it exciting.
I would say it is a little better than hit or miss. Sure we missed a few but with Ace, TomVH, Tim, Auquaman and the other paysite guys, we usually get some good info.
This is what makes this site so alluring . . . just saying! Not gonna' Lie!
The board may have been dismissive, but after watching him in the Pioneer-Skyline game, with a sure 2 years until he gets playing time, I've been stoked.
It's good for Michigan to take a player in Washtenaw county, it looks good to the local community, and Saline and Dexter have had some pretty good guys over the years.
My alma mater Pioneer has turned it around in football in the past 7 years, it might develop well.
You should gtfo.
He's a Cubs fan. OF COURSE he's a pessimist.
Instead, may I suggest that we all have a glass of brandy and revisit the rise of the Bengalis in Whitechapel?
To stay out of the recruiting threads and go bury your head in a chemistry book.....
You guys have convinced me . . . Diamond has a 23.22% chance of coming here. I just talked to a guy who has a friend who is a friend with Diamond's former babysitter. The word is that Diamond was wearing a yellow shirt in a blue car and was driving East . . . TOWARDS Michigan. OMG . . . get excited and buckle up!!
Pehaps my sarcasnometer is on the fritz again, but the last sentence makes me think Ryno was being a little tongue in cheek here...or whatever the typing equivalent is to that (finger in nose perhaps).
Edit: I just read the posts in the Kyle Dodson thread and I think booger picker is a much better analogy.
Is he looking at a good amount of PT next season?
Mr. Kyle Kalis?
I was literally just wondering how aquaman could know someone close to the situation, then you made this magnificent point
Wednesday: Garnett is "52% leaning to Michigan"!!! We're gonna get Garnett!! We're gonna get Garnett!! Woo!! Leaning!!!
Thursday: Stanford. I'm never getting my hopes up about a recruit again. Never
Friday: "Things seem to be favoring Michigan" with Sam Grant!!!! Woo!!! Favoring!!!
I hope Grant comes so that him and Funchess could possibly be the next Gronkowski / Hernandez duo. That would be awesome-sauce.
Gronkowski = 6'6 265, Williams = 6'6 260...color me excited
Gronk & Hernandez is a good comparison.
No, they are close to the situation and would not need to check Rivals to let me know. Not to mention I respect the hell out of Tim and what he's accomplished. Thanks though, douche.
Whoa, relax with the name calling. Defensive much? Tim had the story up on Rivals well before your post. I'm trying to take you seriously as long as you don't start posting stuff like you have an in...
I don't care if you take me seriously or not to be honest. Just don't accuse me of being stupid enough to steal information off of a paywalled post, especially from somebody who I would never stain or steal from because they built their name on this site and board.
Hey whatever, man. I'm not accusing you, I said your source probably got it from Rivals since Tim's post on this very subject matter was up there an hour before your post. Now I don't know when your source told you or how you know that they didn't get it from Tim either but ok. No need to bring the FBI to figure this out. Best of luck in your internet awesomeness.
one day I can be as cool as you dredd
For those wondering this post is in reference to someone telling Aquaman his source is a rivals post.
just don't call aquaman BKFinest Jr,....... then he'd REALLY fly off the handle.... LOL !!!!!
You're doing amazing work and building a great reputation for yourself in the MGoCommunity. Much appreciation for your insights. You might take a lead from TomVH and stay above the fray and not respond to jabs like this. Especially not with vulgarity. You are providing far more original news than anyone else on this site. There's no question about that.
Definitely. My personality is one of feistiness and it gets in the way sometimes. I just think it's the most bush league thing somebody can say when it comes to this stuff though, and especially when someone like Tim's name is involved. I have been a member on this board for quite a while and was around when Tim was still building a name for himself. He's like the last guy who I would pull something like that on. Haters gonna hate.
It truly amazes me that people can find something to complain about in every minuscule thing. I imagine these people aren't happy very often. As for the other 99% of us on the board, your efforts and hard work are truly appreciated...keep up the good work!
I thought Reeves was 52 percent
How many sites to we need on UM recruiting to be honest? I am sure everyone appreciates what you do, but this information has been up on scout for nearly two weeks.
Dude...why are you complaining? Not everyone has access to scout.
Scouts free board has most of the info.
Then stay on Scout's free board and don't bother looking at this site.
What is with all the douchebags on this thread? Aquaman gives us good info and people jump his shit. Sorry this isn't about a washed up rapper from cash money productions making a 5 million dollar bet on the superbowl. God knows we all like to bitch about every post that is actually related to U of M and not say a peep when someone puts a thread up about how they can fart the national anthem. I, for one, thank you aquaman
been awhile since we had some good recruiting news hasn't it?
Of tension in this thread...[lurksaround]
Aquaman, I like you. You're cool.
If Grant and Funchess are our Gronk and Hernandez, does that make Shane Morris our Tom Brady?
Keep up the good work aquaman! Over 99 percent of us on this site enjoy reading your informative posts.
We already have an excellent class, though I'm hoping for 2 may be 3 more joining before signing day!
I dont post often, but read this religously, day in and day out. You do a great job getting information out to those of us interested. Like Magnum P.I said, stay above man. Anyway i appreciate all you do, and keep up the great work!
Awesome. Now my day theme in my head is the Magnum P.I. Theme song.
I think I shall drink, wear my white shorts and 80s Hawaiian shirt with my chest hair breezing in the wind along with the mustache.
Thank you sir, gentleman and a scholar.