Michigan commit Shaun Crawford was offered by Ohio State. Says he is committed to Michigan, but focused on his season right now.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 21, 2013
Shaun Crawford offered by ohio st.
I don't think the Bobcats can pull him from Michigan.
Edit: Original thread title was "Shaun Crawford offered by ohio" before the OP added " st." to the end of it.
You are so clever.
Hit a nerve?
Six posts in the last year and you had to object to 'Ohio'.
I love how most of their fanbase has no problem calling us "scUM", but if one of ours calls their school "Ohio" our fans get pissy...seriously, it's Ohio State. Who gives a shit what people call them? Afterall, their band doesn't spell script "Ohio State" and their chant isn't O-H-I-O-S-T-A-T-E. Telling other people how they should express their hate for the Suckeyes is pretty lame. GO BLUE!
His statement didn't give me much confidence, seems like Ohio will get a serious look hope it doesn't happen though.
His dad said that he loves Michigan and that being offered early is significant based on limited space for the 2015 class.
Well that's a good sign at least.
Would definitely like to see him in Maize and Blue, he plays with alot of intensity.
Hmm. From Ohio. Top 100.
22-0 - Ranked 3rd, won 9 of 10
15-8 - NR, won 1 of last 10
Tough choice for the kid. Hope he stays A2 bound but won't get my hopes up. I think we all knew stuff like this was bound to happen with 2015 kids. They haven't seen anything to make them want to be a Wolverine - outside of a poorly played Sugar Bowl win in 2011.
I don't think it's that easy. I'm pretty sure he grew up a Michigan fan, and it's not like current commitments have left just because Ohio State offered them.
Our top commits getting offered by the in state powerhouse? No way
Well not everyone evaluates a school just by the record. Staff, players, academics, town, system, projections for the future, etc... Man you really have high hopes for our team don't you
Sounds a lot like the scenario when we landed a young Charles Woodsons commitment. They were on top, we were building. When he arrived on campus we could only hope to play spoiler to Ohio at seasons end.
When Charles Woodson came to Michigan, we were 5-1-1 against them the previous 7 meetings and had produced a Heisman Trophy winner 3/4 years prior. People tend to forget we dominated them from 1988-2001.
Ohio offering Crawford is a validation. I think we have to be able to compete with Ohio head to head in recruiting. If we're not doing that, we'll never be competing with them on the field.
Right, just like how Staee never is close to us when it comes to recruiting, but has beat us 5 out of the last 6 meetings. I understand what you are getting at, but not always true.
Your logic is revisionist and silly.
They are also 5-5 in the last 10 but I guess recruiting didn't matter then?
The whole of the series is 2/1 ratio for Michigan but, again, recruiting didn't matter in all those wins either?
I am sure some combination of Chris Rock/Ray Vinopal with a lot of "want to" is your vision of the ideal Michigan player?
As if recruiting doesn't matter. #overlytiredofthatmeme
What is the strategy of telling your coach you are going pro this early?
Courtesy? If I were a coach I'd want to know how many kids are leaving so I can recruit accordingly. I'm sure many of the kids who know they are going pro let their coaches know even if the coaches don't announce it publicily. Just like Michigan is recruiting for more spots than are currently available according to the depth chart. They know their players and have good relationships with them.
Saturday is Senior Day and the graduating seniors will be honored.
Roby is a 4th year Junior who knew going into the year that this would be his last. He wanted to take part in the senior day traditions with his incoming recruiting class and be honored as a Senior (it is his 4th year and he should graduate in the Spring).
He is just making it official because he will be treated as a senior this weekend.
Aren't they filled in defensive backfield and that's why they're not taking both Glenville kids? Or are they different years?
Are they offering because OSU knows they're not getting Glenville kids because they are both going Blue?!? Alright, I'm just wishful thinking.
Well, both of our starting safeties (Corey Brown and CJ Barnett (+Christian Byrant)) are seniors, and Bradley Roby has already told Urban that he's declaring after this season.
So that leaves Doran Grant as the only returning starter in next year's secondary. Armani Reeves and Gareon Conley will both get first crack at replacing Roby next year, but I think the safety spots are wide open. Vonn Bell will probably be a favorite to win one of the safety spots, and Tyvis Powell and Ron Tanner are both currently listed in the 2-deep.
I wouldn't say they are completely filled in the defensive backfield, but they aren't in a dire situation either.
Isn't he a 2015 recruit ... That would make him another year out on your depth chart analysis. They'd need somebody in 2014 class to fill the hole(s) you're talking about.
Uhh, not here
"I read it ______" should always come with a source. Rumors are never good things to spread. Try googling 247 or Rivals or Maize&Brew if you are 100% sure.
does not enjoy this post.
that it is time to stop reading the post and move on. What are we, like 10?
If only we had some sort of "rating" system for comments to hide the useless ones... you might never see it in the first place (unless you went looking for it)
That post and your history tells me you'd be more comfortable at RCMB.
Keep this guy away from gareon conley.
At least it wasn't Alabama.
IMO losing a recruit to OSU is worse than Bama. UM would have to go against an OSU recruit once a year.
Losing a kid to Ohio is worse. I don't see Crawford leaving but you never know these days. I pray we beat those clowns on 30 in the Toilet!
Huh? We play in Ann Arbor this year ... No toilet bowl, my friend, until next year.
Have to win this Iowa game and try to take the bowl game.
Obviously if we could make The Game competitive in a couple of weeks that would be great. Keep in mind we did come somewhat close last year though the teams are somewhat different. Anyway, if we could take two of the next three that would take us to nine wins which I think would be enough to keep our recruits comitted. Plus as either people have said our defense has shown improvement and should be pretty good for the foreseeable future.
Why do you think 9 wins is such an important number for recruits? I tend to think that as long as a coach isn't on the hot seat record isn't THAT important ... Kids commit to schools, programs, coaches, history, campus, teachers, etc. 9 wins might be what we, as fans, consider an acceptable rebound but I am not sure kids even think in those terms - remember all the chatter on twitter about uniformz?!
In any other year, I would agree with you. But not this year. Not when our 7 wins included a near loss to winless Akron and UConn. We barely scraped by NW who is winless in conference. We lost to PSU who is on probation and simply not very good. A loss to Iowa, OSU and Bowl means we finish the year 7-6. That would put Hoke squarely on the hot seat in 2014. We have already lost Hand due to onfield performance. Lose to Iowa, who knows what will happen.
Ok negative nancy. Step awhile from the ledge.
Hand chose Bama cause of the engineering program. He could do that there. Not at Michigan. nothing to do with on field performance.
You actually think Hand chose Bama, because of engineering? Bama, because of engineering...?
Is the earth still flat? Global warming is liberal media propoganda? Snakes speak to humans? Harry Potter didn't actually live?
ya you must have forgotten about the 70's when scientists warned us about the horrors of the upcoming ice age.
On the other hand, I don't think their academics played a huge role either.
Hand chose it based on academics as he would never get into Michigan Engineering program and the coaches knew it, hence why they pushed him into sports management.
Bama has an easier engineering program so they said he could balance that with football. He chose bama based on easier academics and being pushed to the degree he wanted. So his decision was based on academics.
He didn't choose Bama for engineering, he chose between the Michigan and Bama football programs based on engineering being available at one and not at the other. I.e. he narrowed it down to two schools based on football, had a hard decision between two schools that came down to one having the major he wanted.
Ohio talent must be thin for Urbz to be offering Michigan commits.
Weren't Ohio fans just saying they don't want a 5'9 CB after he committed to M? Looks like Urban feels differently.
They didn't want him. They only take CBs who are 6'2"
That little word, "but" makes that whole statement sketchy.
I don't blame Urbz. Crawford could be A. Winfield 2.0. I love a corner that is a factor in stopping the run.
Cleveland powerhouses will always get attention from Ohio State whether there's a snowball's chance of flipping them or not. All about maintaining relationships.
There's a lot of ridiculous pessimism in this thread.
Oh right, mgoblog.
See Gustavo below. What's life going to be like for him if the BB team loses tonight?
For the basketball game tonight?
The football team sucks, Ohio State is about to play in the national championship...can we talk about something less depressing?
...and mass panic and hysteria ensued...