It is either Dorsey or RoJo. Book it.
Sam Webb mentions possible surprise recruit
it a combination of both Rojo Dorsey the fastest most physical WR/DB you will see.
Who is RoJo?
Ronald Johnson - recruit from Muskegon, MI a few years back. Chose USC over M. Fastest player ever in the world to not choose michigan until Mr. OLDI chose michigan what?
His recruitment was the first time I ever got to see M fans truly freak out on mgoblog (haloscan uber alles!) about a high school senior.
The comments circa 2007 are... wow
Funny how recruiting turns out.
Dorsey!! I don't know why I turn into a giddy child every time I hear some chance that he'll be on the team, but I do. And I'm proud of it.
Cue all the Diggs projections.
.....there is still a chance?!
glad he put that to rest
So it must be Yuri Wright then.
that might be the best guess out there
So when is Yuri Wright visiting ?
If not Diggs, I'm going with Sean Price decommit from USF and take his Blue offer after work from Hoke and Co.
The way our luck has been going, this will be a surprise decommitment
I mean this in the nicest way possible........shut your whorish mouth.
Please no. And to think I sent in my PSD today for an aweful home schedule this year.
I will guess WR Durron Neal. Just a hunch :)
Is your hunch because Pipkins tweeted him?
I'll take him either way. That kid is really good.
wow, people really keeping the hope high. i believe it's some 2* recruit. Just like what hoke did last year's signing day.
He was a 2 star only to ESPN and a 3 star to the rest of the recruiting services. He also committed on 1/21, he was not a signing day commit.
but he's the most likely suspect for the revisionist history of a Signing Day 2* (only 11 days and a couple of recruiting services off...)
I can't remember the other sites, but Rivals certainly had him as a three star.
Seriously, give it up.
lol that's why I posted it the hope people have for Diggs is getting insane.
FO SHO! JUST Saying! DGB
Hold me TomVH
The best part is that this came up on my twitter feed immediately after this:
Quiet Signing Day in store for Michigan
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Are you comments directed at Sam Webb? Just curious if you are calling him the whore or the OP?
Loud Signing Day in store for Michigan
Hopefully we don't Miss the Bus on this mystery recruit.
Please be Diggs!
considering he tweeted after saying "If it happens you will know it. If it doesn't I will tell you who it was tomorrow" I will have to disagree with you
Sam just doesn't appear to b.s. like that. I trust that there really is a potential surprise commit if he says there is.
I dunno, Sam has beeb consistently saying that this years NSD for Michigan was going to be quiet. I do not think he would come out and say this if there wasnt a realistic chance of a surprise conmit.
Just like 247 did the other day. Hold onto information and then use it in a vague manner when things get boring so that people with a premium membership think they're getting something for their money.
What did they say exactly?
Haha well he isn't going to sell too many subs telling people to temper their 5 star dreams.
Sam will sell the hell out of the car dealership that sponsors his show, but I've never heard him say anything about recruiting that later proved unwarranted...Of course, you can make a good business decision and say something based in reality at the same time.
Sam scrupulously avoids BS when it comes to recruiting. He knows accuracy, honesty, and circumspection are his bread-and-butter, and that horseshit will only hurt him in the long run with future recruits and their coaches.
I love Sam. He is my favorite sports journalist 100 times over.
Love Sam....wish I new more about him.
Wonder what kind of car he drives...or where he exercises. Curious what kind of phone he has, or where he orders flowers for his wife...
(all in good fun, more power to Sam and his success, and I'd rather hear him shill for flowers than Merlin Olsen's successor or some generic radio ad voice)
Agree 100% with comments above re: Sam's integrity and respect for the subjects of his knowledge.
Perhaps. It sounds as if it is another under the radar type though. I liked the last surprise though. Henry looks like a potential player. Trieu is a buddy of mine, and he really likes him.
Because we don't have anyone who can play center.
Jordan Payton perhaps?
I believe he just committed to Washington. Per Ondre Pipkins' twitter at least
I figured he would go to Washington, but it sure would have been a surprise.
ESPN also confirming Payton is with Washington
Josh Garnett just realized that Stanford is called the Cardinal, not the Cardinals. This being weird, he's decided to go to Michigan.
A friggin tree fergodsakes.
The friggin tree is the only mascot in all of sports that I actually like.
How can you not love this goofy mess of a thing?
Do you imagine that when the tree was in gradeschool other kids tried to tree the tree?
The RISD hockey team's mascot. I couldn't post it on here, but google it.
Gotta pimp that subscription for signing day.
Its obviously Brionte Dunn.
We could use a nice surprise to finish off the year. I just hope it's not Chris Barnett 2.0....a really talented kid who has some issues.
Issues like a knee blowing up early in his senior year of high school and the coaches still taking a chance on him and then realizing the kid can't play? That doesn't seem like a KID with issues if you ask me.
But saying a kid has "issues" sounds like his grades are bad or he was arrested or something like that. Blowing out your knee doesn't qualify, IMO.
It can be a lonely world.
The kid didn't have "issues." The coaches took a flyer on him and his knee was too messed up for him to be effective at the D-1 level. Plus he gained some bad weight throughout his year of not playing. I don't think either of those are "issues."
I don't know about issues, but there was some baggage associated with his recruiting.
Bri'onte Dunn. Book it.
You guys saying Diggs are stupid. All signs point to DGB.
DGB wouldn't be a surprise. Isn't it understood that he is already part of this class? I think for it to qualify as a surprise it is going to be DGB, Garnett, Dunn, Diamond, Wright and Banner. That would be a suprise. A mild surprise, but still a surprise.
We have an awesome class, but after the weekend we had anyone else that comes aboard is icing on the cake amigos!
Will he be wrestling too?
I heard Hoke offered Jessie Spano (also known as "momma" to Slater) a job to get him to come here.
Another Carlos Brown (hopefully minus the injuries)?
Was he the one who eliminated us and then picked us a week later?
flips from stanford
Sammie says he will say who it is tomorrow, Michigan or not. It's legit.
Hoke had to put down quite a few pieces of candy to lure him to Ann Arbor. Otherwise he would have committed months ago.
Rob Lowe says that Payton Manning will sign with us, giving us a QB for this class.
So we're going to lose to Ohio 4 years in a row but then win a National Championship in 2016?
He may just win that Heisman after all.
Nick Perry, clearly.
Stefon Diggs and Brady Hoke worked in Cohuts and had a slient Commitment
Per Sam Webb, 'not a Diggs-level surprise'. Don't your breath, you will pass out.
'not a Diggs level surprise'
This considering that Sam has been emphatic that Diggs will not sign with Michigan.
Yuri Wright? Wasn't he on campus the other day?
Would this be a good time to get a free 7 day trial of the insider?
If Sam is going to at least say not Diggs you'd at least expect him to say its not even a WR too. That being said, my guess is Jordan Payton
Payton just announced on ESPNU he's headed to Washington...
I've been buckled up for a week and I'm starting to chafe.
After the total strikeout the other day, plus the fail of the original 'buckle up', I'm officially calling that phrase bad luck.
Glenville have a C? A TE? A QB?
Ted Ginn Sr. is to Brady Hoke as Scott Boras is to Dave Dumbrowski
They have a couple of CB's. Sean Draper just verballed to Iowa, but V'Angelo Bentley is a corner I wouldn't mind taking a chance on.
Surprise recruit committed to another school so mentioning his name right now might lead to additional pressure on him before tomorrow. However, it will be major if he signs the dotted line tomorrow.
PS - He is a WR committed to a southern school and not on anyone's radar.
You're killing me, inside info?
and why do you know things?
My heart wants to believe you.
But my head says, hmmm, random internet dude who just joing today and has a total of 1 point?
I want to go with my heart, but my head is winning this one.
that being his first post, consider that he might be a troll.
he didn't visit though, did he?
Per Allen Trieu. Scroll down/over in the thread.
Verify your credentials Sir.
Pizza House or Cottage Inn?
Hello Faz or Hello Faz?
I don't want to post paywalled material, but our old friend TomVH posted something on WolverineNation with a name and if it is the same player we are talking about a 4* WR committed to an SEC school.
ESPN owns the presentation of the news. They don't own the information itself. You can post it without violating copyright.
I'm well aware of the law - I can legally post it, but you must be new around here if you think it is okay to post paywalled material from another site is acceptable on MGoBlog.
Jason Croom maybe? I wouldn't want to be apart of that train wreck Dooley is commanding.
I count 6 4* WRs on scout (not including the Juco prospect). Croom, Hatcher, A. Johnson, Cooper, C. Black, & K. Smith.
If you use ESPN, Roland, Howard, Addison (soft verbal on Scout), Pittman, Cowan, J. Williams (soft verbal on Scout), also qualify.
And Michigan just offered '13 CB Ryan White, high school teammate of Hatcher.
Edit: Sorry, thats DE Jason Hatcher, not a WR. But White is also teammates with WR James Quick.
I realized they were all '13 recruits after I posted. Not really relevant to this discussion, but solid offers nonetheless.
Well that's good, it must mean he has EES-EEE-SEE speed
It's Taco Pants' cousin Tostada Capris....
He's only 10'5" tall, but plays DB and has hips on a swivel.
His Brother Torta Shorts is a 7'5 slot ninja who runs a 4.1 40.
I can't wait Saturday, when I don't have to be put through this rollercoaster of emotions
but after missing on Grant, he is someone i wish the coaches would have made a hard play for.
Burbridge or Pittman. Poor Sparty
Pittman already switched to OSU
I'm aware. Just know it would get Spartys panties in a bunch if one of their old verbals committed to UM
What if Monty Madaris switches to M within a week? How juicey would that be?
I'm thinking that it would be shitty if you just leaked paywalled info, but I would be really happy if you are correct. The kid has amazing speed and ties to Michigan.
Since people are saying it's someone committed to a southern school, I'd say it isn't him, but I'd also say it'd be awesome if it was him because Shaq Wiggins goes to school with him.
Jaquay Williams is committed to Auburn.
I would consider Auburn to be in the south.
I just checked on a map. Alabama does appear to be in the south.
Oops. Never mind. Not Payton lol
That would be my guess, but I'm probably wrong.
I was going to guess Sean Draper, but he just committed to Iowa.
Anybody know if the kid is good on bubble screens?
TomVH has a hint at Wolverine Nation, just an FYI
Looks like he took it down... I missed it by 4 minutes... Damnit!
Where? I have insider and can't find it.
The info is gone now, but it was on the Wolverine Nation forum.
Sorry guys he took it down because it was leaked...
Someone mentioned Shittu. Apparently Pipkins was tweeting with him yesterday -- but he'd be a "Diggs Level" guy. This will be interesting. Hoke was in California over the weekend.
Sam, you ol' cryptic bastard. Isn't it obvious? Noah Spence decommitted from tsio and will be going blue.
Somebody send a tweet to Rob Lowe and find out!!!
That doubles our chances of getting facts instead of rumors.
I want to know NOW damnit!
I just got my ESPN insider activated yesterday and now I feel like i know some dirty little secret.
I was hoping I would get my first issue of ESPN magazine before signing day and it happened to come yesterday. Talk about good timing, but I'm going to be spending all my time on mgoblog.
You can call ESPN and they'll help you sign up before you get the first issue. That's what I did.
ESPN insider was the biggest waste of $4 I've ever spent.
Seems to be two different guys, maybe?
TomVH mentions one, and says to keep it there.
But Hemholdt repsonded to a tweet about Draper wanting to play with Willie Henry, so who knows.
After he does his time
Still holdin' out hope for Jazzmar!
That we could/would poach becoming a Hope for us?
We haven't bagged our quota of snake oiled purdue commits yet....
I think after the last week of failed predictions I won't let myself get carried away with one tweet about a potential recruit.
Grant came to his senses. That wouldn't be a 'Diggs' type of surprise right? If you have information you must share NOW! THIS PENIS PARTY HAS TO GO...HEY HEY...HO HO!
That the surprise recruit has passed away.
No, I stopped caring about recruiting after the worst day ever. No, don't bring me back into the madness. Nooooooo
I tried to get out, but they pull me back in.
Hmmm....if it is anyone out in cali....wasn't Powe from Cali?
Actually, on second thought the answer is obvious. We're getting Mitch McGary to play football - as the tallest punt returner in NCAA history.
Greg Mattison talked him into playing FB for special teams to block PAT and FG attempts.
Onside kicks would be cake.
We just went through a season where everyone complained about Denard throwing jump balls. Well, with Junior graduating, wouldn't McGary be the best possible replacement? Folks old enough to remember Harold Carmichael know where I'm going with this...
...GR3 over MM on the jump balls on a football field. Just my opinion though.
some of us even remember paul jokish (sp).
I think it's spelled Jockitch.
I've been more accurate than Sam Webb. I have zero insider info and only get my info from free internet sites like this one. Sam travels to camps and high schools and still is only 50/50. I'll still listen to his recruiting roundup and his show because it's interesting. However, I think these kids he interviews mess with his head on purpose. Garnett totally played him all the way. The big time recruiting guru's all said that he would go to Stanford. Sam might be a little easy to trick.
A lot of people apparently thought Garnett would go blue.
Sam never claimed to know anything about Garnett. He said the whole time that he didn't know where Garnett was going. He guessed Michigan.
Thanks for the best laugh I've had all day.
is pretty good when you're dealing with kids.
I can promise it's not: Jaquay Williams, Ron Thompson, Brionte Dunn, Burbridge, Wayne Morgan, O'Brien, Brown, Nelson Agholor. That's according to Allen Trieu, so there's no way it's any of them. He knows who it is too, so this is definitely legitimate.
But... you didn't say Diggs?!
Sorry, it's 100% NOT Diggs either. I will say some people have asked about Croom and Allen didn't really have a response to it. He said that he might be able to say something tonight, but he can't right now. Now, I'm not saying it's Croom! I'm just relaying info, but I wouldn't mind it being Croom.
Dude didn't you see O'Brian say Ann Arbor was too liberal for him? LOL
Yes, I sure did. I knew he wasn't coming here!
According to my ESPNU ticker, DOB now feels that Knoxville is too liberal, so he has switched him commitment from Tennessee to Baylor.
According to my ESPNU ticker, DOB now feels that Waco is too liberal, so he has switched him commitment from Baylor to 1952.
can you guaransheed that?
Barry Sanders Jr. !!! His dad lives in Detroit and it would be easier for him to attend the games.
Jason Croom is my guess. WR with good size, currently committed to Tennessee. Trieu mentioned him the other day kind of casually out of the blue.
Going off the different things I have read, and I am not using any paywalled info, this is a list of who I think it could be:
Latroy Pittman (Fla)
Avery Johnson (LSU)
Jody Fuller (SC)
Drae Bowles (Tenn)
I have no idea if this is who it is but this is the best list i could come up with.
Also, I would like to add that I have heard multiple times that this recruit doesn't want this getting out before he chooses between his current commitment and Michigan so if you do know (or find out) leave him alone. I think we owe any recruit that!
Draper committed today.
since we're throwing darts in the dark here
THrowing darts is dangerous. Especially if you're playing handball.
Yes this is real.
He's the No. 1 corner who decommitted from ND 2 weeks ago!
Looks like he's going from one 5-star graveyard to another...
He will probably go to FSU.
I'd bet a good amount of money on it. It's nobody local, Allen Trieu said on Facebook that it wasn't a name that people had alreayd mentioned, and that we'd go blue in the face trying to figure it out. And the latest rumor, is that it's a 4 star WR from an SEC school. Croom fits the bill of the type of WR this staff has been recruiting thus far.
But his last tweet sais "Im good, no need to worry about anything".
I am an adult. I have a job. I have a house and responsibilities. Why in the hell am I looking at a 17 year olds tweets?
The team, the team, the team
He also tweeted that 6 hours ago. Not that it matters but that was before the speculation occurred.
Sure...which might explain why they would go after a different type of player. Like a deep threat maybe. Big WR/TE/H-Back hybrids we have. Deep threats we have not.
So...we are getting Diggs!?!!?!?!?!?
That's really just not that funny. It wasn't the first 35 times in the thread either.
I know who Sam is talking about . . . and he isn't coming.
Remember when we used to be able to police the board by negging guys like this.
Aren't you the same guy that thinks we should stop prognosticating about what 17 year olds will do because none of them know until just before they do it? Now all of a sudden you know what a mystery recruit is going to do. How convenient, and if we do pull in a 4* WR from an SEC school you will just say it was different one...right?
Looking at his profile on Scout, there are recent paywalled articles about the strength of his commitment to UT, and going all the way back to his pre-commitment days, there is literally nothing in there about UM, or any other northern school for that matter. There's no indication he's ever visited, so I'm skeptical, but as they say, you never know about recruiting...
I'd rather have Darby or another OL anyhow.
I think he had interest in Michigan back in the summer and I think he has family in Michigan, but I am not 100% sure. I think tom covered him on here before he left us.
Please no twitter/facebook/text stalking of any of these potential guys until after a committment is made. Don't want some creeper scaring them off last minute, badgering him for an interview.
It's not Croom. It sounds like Darby.
No chance of it being Darby.
A. We were never really in the picture when he committed to ND
B. when he decommitted he was looking at 3 or 4 southern schools, not UM
C. Sam said it would not be a surprise of Diggs' magnitude, and Darby definitely would be
or maybe Richardson will go to OSU . . .
Henson has a couple of years of eligibility left . . . so it could be him as well.
Yeah, but then we couldn't recruit any other QBs.
I'm saying Jordan Payton, I just feel like that kid's recruitment won't be over till he signs.
He committed to Washington today.
UT Loses a player to Arkansas: Othna Peters just decommitted from Tenn. Maybe some problems popping up down there in ESSSS EEEEE SEEEE country?
mspeedkills says its a SEC commit 4 star... so deduce away folks....
wising up to getting cut or grey shirted or run off??????? Maybe they are looking for a place where we stick with you unless you do something truly stupid a couple of times????
He committed to Washington today.
All you Diggs crazies out there need to let it go already. He's not coming.
Fuller on the other hand.... I say there's still a chance! RichRod can suck it.
Edit: My hopes have been shattered. Dang PAC12 is killing me. I now apologize for my crude language towards Mr. Rodriguez. If I could, I'd give the guy a big bear hug right now. I'm sure our feelings are mutual.
I have 3 educated guesses and im prob wrong...but maybe im right...and maybe i already know but im sick and enjoy fueling the fire of you all go mad
JWilliams-Ark..makes sense with the hints given
DBowles-Tenn..doesnt fit the hint
DRogers-USC..because Hoke was in Cali and i like to dream big...plus USC might as well be in the SEC
Just watched Jason Crooms film. Yes Plz
The key is to switch to plain text editor first, then add the embed link.
No worries. Just post a link. Someone else with knowledge will embed
Edit: don't meant that as an insult. I can't embed either
On youtube, make sure you select the option for the old embed format before you cut and paste.
I'm not getting too excited, it does say "potential" surprise recruit.
What is Diggs?
Where's Dandy Don when we need him?
He says it's 60-40 not an LSU player (so that means it is!)
any chance we bring pharoh back?? that would be an awesome pull. hopefully we snag diamond, and maybe a surprise or two.
I would be very surprised if we got any committments tomorrow. Unless, of course, we throw out a one or two offers to a few three star recruits that have had interest in us. That being said, I am going to hold out hope that we pull in someone special out of the blue. See what I did there?
I'd much prefer if we pulled someone special INTO the blue.
Jaquay Williams will be the surprise commit.
If it is, I will be shocked. The kid grew up an Ohio State fan. I'm not even sure if the kid ever visited here. But I'd definately take it.
Just confirmed...we are getting a surprise LOI tomorrow...and it's supposedly coming early, so all of us at work will ge more productive than previously thought...
Source? I don't think it's confirmed, just a possibility. No guarantees, unless you have a source?
Calm down Sheed. Chill, bro.
Sorry! I'm just excited. It IS confirmed and it's supposed to happen at 7 am tomorrow. 25 LOIs will be sent in, not including Diamond. Diamond is most likely to commit on the 3rd, leaving Michigan with 26 guys in this class.
Source? Link? anything? I'm hoping you are right but I didn't think it was a sure thing.
Thinking outside the box
Its Becky Dantonio!!!!!!!! Big class and Becky is the Icing on the cake!
288 comments for a thread titled "Sam Webb mentions possible surprise recruit" - I love this site.
It's very obvious that Gunner Kiel is the big surprise. At 3am he will decommit from ND and give a verbal to Ohio. Then in a diabolical scheme to break hearts across the country he signs his LOI to Michigan in order to develop Morris in 2013.
F5 key is trembling in anticipation of tomorrow
I honestly feel like a kid at 3AM waiting to get up for Santa.
It's technically already started for me... but tomorrow (for you) will be fairly uneventful. Michigan does have one rumored surprise recruit that they are hoping to sign, but the main announcement for us will come on Friday with Jordan Diamond.
I'll still post some updates and might do a liveblog at some point. Tune in to WTKA radio for their show which will feature coach Brady Hoke himself for one hour at least! He'll be able to talk about any recruits that have sent in their LOI's.
Update: Its pretty much confirmed that Michigan has another commit, who's LOI will be faxed in early tomorrow. The story is due to break at 8am, so wake up early!!!