On the Recruiting Roundup, Sam made clear that the Silent Commit is NOT Sheldon Day. Sam also said yesterday that the silent is NOT a LB. This looks like Godin more and more. Considering that the early reports has this commitment as "not surprising," I can't figure out another option. No DB was on the verge of committing.
Sam Webb on the "Silent" Commit
I haven't heard his name mentioned. Was he at the spring game or been on campus lately?
He was supposedly at Penn State last Saturday. His final four is MICH, MSU, Wiscy and PSU.
Terry Richardson perhaps? Nobody really thought RJS was on the verge of committing, and Richardson might feel the same way about ending his recruitment.
Eh, some people figured RJS was pretty close to a decision. He was expected to announce awhile ago and then it kind of got put on hold. There's been no such chatter about Richardson.
Eh, so it's not Sheldon Day, it's not a linebacker. It has to be someone. Godin, Richardson, it might be any of them.
It's clearly Ronald Johnson.
What are you talking about? All signs point to Nick Perry.
I heard it was actually Dee Hart.
My gut feeling: Justin King. Could also be Myron Rolle. He's serious about academics and wants to go to medical school.
Chris Johnson. He's concerned about the lockout hurting his career long term, so he's going to leave the Lions, walk on at M and go Pre-Med.
Do you mean Calvin Johnson leaving the Lions? Chris plays for the Titans. I'll take both, but just wanted to check.
I thought we concluded that his ego simply wouldn't have fit on campus in Ann Arbor?
Yeah, Godin sounds like the guy. Hopefully Sheldon Day also commits then.
I think it could be Godin OR Pharaoh Brown. But probably Godin
Yes, I have seen a couple of people hint at Pharoah Brown. Would fit the description.
at the Spring game either, right? Would be nice if Pharaoh committed during Passover.
He was not on campus for the spring game
Solid Passover joke. +1 if I could.
That was solid.
ive seen a good jewish joke on here! the masses of jewish students can rejoice that they are being included finally!
It's about time - RR really did a bad job of making the Jews feel welcome.
Sam Webb said it was an in-state guy.
Well...then it must be Godin
I just listened to today's recruiting round-up and didn't hear that. I don't rule out the possibility that I missed it.
He mentioned it yesterday.
The silent is an in-state kid. I know this to be 100% fact. Like I've stated already, all signs point to Godin...
I know the silent is on D, is it an in-stater? If in-stater, I would think it's Godin. If not, maybe Morgan out of NYC. I thought I read that Godin went to PSU's spring game this past weekend.
Sounds like he just moved Michigan on par with Rutgers. While I think we will eventually have the edge here, I'm not sure if he is close to deciding. In fact, his recruiting is probably just picking up now.
I just saw Magnus say it was an in-stater, so my guess is Godin. He seemed to always want to come here and I can see after going to PSU's spring game, he decided for us.
As for Morgan, it seems he wants to stay in the northeast and Mich is the boundary in my view. If it is down to Rutgers and us, that should be an easy choice. Michigan is huge in NY and NYC. Probably right behind NDand on par with PSU in popularity. Is PSU on the radar of this kid? I havent heard anything about PSU.
He visited Penn State in October for the Michigan game. Of course, the first thing he mentioned in the post game interview was how much he loved watching Denard Robinson play....*wink*
Thanks. I didn't remember that about him. How many secondary guys will we take. Can't be more than 2 or 3. Morgan, Reeves, and T Rich are possiblities.
2 is probably the maximum. There's bodies there now, they just need to be developed.
What about Jarrod Wilson? He is a good sized (6'2, 190) FS prospect that we haven't had for years. I rememer hearing more about him a while ago rather than lately. Anyone know if we are in good position for him?
Edit: Just to be clear, I am not talking about the silent commit, just responding to the comment about DBs that mentions Richardson, Morgan and Reeves as the ones we are probably in best shape with.
I missed Wilson. Has he visited yet? I was thinking more along the lines of guys we were in their top group. I would love that Bush kid from Florida.
Bush would be my #1 guy as well. He's got the size for developing into a great player. Not to say that he's not already. The kids got speed too..
Well, we know that the coaches want 6 offensive linemen, 3 linebackers, 2 tight ends, and 1 quarterback. The numbers at other positions are a little murkier, but that takes care of 12 out of the 16 spots.
That leaves 4 spots for WR, RB, FB, DT, DE, CB, and S.
The numbers just don't add up. I don't think we see many transfers. My guess is less than 5.
Agreed, from what I gather all signs point to the vast majority of the kids pretty much buying into what coach Hoke and his staff are bringing to Michigan. I also agree that there will be some sort of attrition, but nowhere near the levels accumlated under RR. I think less then 5 is a reasonable guess.
...with that said, he is visiting Miami and Oregon in the near future. I'm assuming if he is willing to go visit Oregon, then Michigan is still pretty close to home. Geographically speaking.
Well if you assume that the silent commit was at the spring game then we're kinda running out of names. Terry Richardson is really the only one with an offer that fits the criteria.
Since we're just in full speculation mode, I want to throw out another name. Vontrell Williams. He was supposed to be at the game and did not have an offer but could be a candidate to commit on the spot if we got one. He's really the only other non-LB, non-Sheldon Day defensive prospect I can think of who was there.
One of the things that's been mentioned has been that the silent commit was expected to commit, just not at this time. I don't think anyone expects Terry Richardson to commit, and I'm taking 'not at this time' to mean 'not at the Spring Game'....I don't consider Spring Game commitments to be surprising timing
The silent commit wasn't at the Spring game, at least according to Beaver.
Hello : sssshhhhhhhhhhhh
I'd have to put my money on Godin based on current description.
This may be an uneducated question, but...when will this commit become "un-silent"?
TVH said about 2-3 weeks
Don't people ask questions to become educated? Therefore, aren't all questions uneducated?
Or to show off your education during a round of Jeopardy.
He apparently has some visits to take in the next couple weeks and will make it public after that.
Danny O Brien? Fits the description.
Heavy Tennessee lean though - but with Mattison there - who knows?
I'll go back to 'he was expected to commit eventually'. Danny O'Brien hasn't been a Michigan lean in quite some time
Was Danny ever a Mich lean? Any word on his visit a couple of weeks back. You hear absolutely nothing about him.
What is the point of silently committing? I've never really understood that or a "soft verbal."
They want to reserve a spot and aren't ready to announce yet. It could be that they're not, per say, completely committed, or they just want to set up some sort of public announcement and haven't yet.
but I gotta lock in "per say" (per se)
Sometimes kids want to tell the coaches that they'll play for them, but they don't want to make it public just yet. Sometimes kids want to announce it on their birthday or whatever. And sometimes kids want to visit schools without other coaches giving them a hard time about having committed elsewhere or totally dismissing them/ignoring them on their visits.
The only people who matter in a commitment are the team and the individual player, so silent commitments don't really bother me.
I know I am going to get crap for this, but Magnus, you should tweet.
What would I tweet? I don't really get the whole Twitter thing. I don't follow anyone on Twitter or anything. I'm not trying to be a smart-ass or anything...
...I just don't know what use Twitter would be.
loves the smell of your balls
As long as it is maize and blue balls. +1
well you knew you were going to take shit for it
I did, and I thought what you said was funny, which is why i upvoted you.
I'm currently in the process of writing an entire book about that.
Good information source. I have it set up for work and even though there is a lot of noise, still you pick out the good info. You can set up links to your site when you tweet. I use my iphone and blackberry all the time and just follow tweets and links.
I know you are not a smart ass, but you do have insight. Just link your website and people will follow the link there for stuff that's more substantial and descriptive.
I wasn't a big fan of twitter but it does give out some good info.
I might check into it at some point. I know this makes me a loser, but I don't have a smart phone. My cell phone is pretty basic and I like it that way. And I feel like if I were to use Twitter, I would want/need a smart phone all the time.
You are right, probably would need a smart phone or tweet when you have time on the computer. It just generates more buzz and activity for people to listen. All twitter is, is advertising ones thoughts.
I think the point of silently committing is to reserve a spot. Of course, there may be no real strategy behind it at all.
I read something earlier that this silent commit in this instance is keeping his commitment silent so that other coaches continue to go to his school which gives other players on his team a chance to get looked at.
Hello: LEVITICUS PAYNE?
I don't care where I am if/when that's posted for real, I will scream like a little school girl.
I believe it is not physiologically possible to scream "LEVITICUS PAYNE" in the manner of a littel school girl. That name must be bellowed.
Some coach said he read that Sheldon had committed, citing Sam Webb as the source
1) props to the blogosphere for having coaches find their information here
2) can't decide if that's pathetic or brilliant for a coach to do
Did Sam comment on Pike's upcoming announcement?
The only reason I don't just flat-out say no is that I was a little distracted when I was listening to him.
Listened to the round up during a lecture but I did not hear anything about Pike either.
Is Danny O'Brien too much to ask for?
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and the silent commit is mario ojemudia. He was at the spring game and michigan has been winning him over in the past few weeks.
While I really have no outside information on the subject, I did just notice on michigan's rivals page it had an article on Ojemudia.
I guess the more informed posters could help to clarify whether or not his could be a reality.
Its Dee hart. He just finished spring ball in Saban land and realized he made a big mistake!
Old overused joke that is still way too soon.
So we know these for certain... Non-LB, an instate kid, has an offer, making his decision earlier than anticipated, and was leaning toward Michigan.
Only three fellars fit the above decsription: Godin, Thompson or Funchess.
I'd be happy with all but my money is on Godin committing.
So its not thompson or funchess. And i remember tvh saying the player wants remain silent because he wants scouts to keep coming to check out his teammates.
Had not seen it was defensive player. You are saying Godin then?
With Godin and O'Brien on the same team that school has exactly zero problems with scouts coming to visit. The big recruit to hint that is Jordan Diamond and he does not fit the above description.
we may only have one spot left for a couple good recruits still out there.
Do you read before you post?
Like I said in Tom's Weekly roundup previously, all signs point to Godin. In fact, I'd be willing to bet cash money that its him.
But would you bkfinest it?
Jazzmar Clax! Jazzmar Clax! Gotta see that kid in the Maize and Blue.
his real name?? Jazzmar Clax??