Anyway, props to MnB for bringing us some of Stephen's reactions to this awesome story, now that he's had time to digest it all. I especially like how Stephen describes how Coach Hoke treated him during the visit. Brady Hoke: a hell of a good man who really knows how to treat people.
Some commentary from Stephen Loszewski about his recruitment and recent visit
As far as what the future holds for Loszewski and Michigan, he says that he is expecting a phone call from Athletic Director Dave Brandon soon and perhaps an honoring during a game could be a possibility for this upcoming season.
It would be great if they could do it during the Penn State game.
I'm not sure if he's part of this community but if not I hope he finds the site. I'd like him to know how much support he has here also. Not that it's my place to offer, but it would be nice to get him at least a digital copy of the HTTV.
That would be awesome indeed. Imagine if he and Brock Mealer both were honored on the same day. The stadium would literally be flooded out.
Thanks for sharing! I definitely hope to keep up with his story and wish him all the best in recovery.
"One of the cool things about the trip is that they didn't treat me like the 'Make-A-Wish Kid' they were serious about it," said Loszewski. "A lot of the conversation with Mr. Hoke was serious, like the responsibilities of the position I will be playing, which would've been rush-end. A lot of itt was what he would actually say to a recruit. He talked to me as someone who would be playing in August."
I was actually wondering about details like this, and knowing that they stuck to how the actual process would potentially go and make the experience as genuine as possible makes me even more proud of this staff and team. I did like his description of the locker room - I actually didn't know about the Michigan State sign, but I like the motivation tactic.
I still have the image of his dad watching Stephen put on the winged helmet and it still awesome.
As much as people around here debate whether Hoke should be head coach, we can all agree how much of an awesome human being he is!
But I have to admit, I really started feeling that way after he invited the little boy who named his cancer Michigan to the OSU game and introduced himself and welcomed his family on the sidelines before the game.
This story just puts the gravy on the icing on the apple pie of fact that one would be hard pressed to find a more decent man.
Gravy and icing on Apple pie? Disgusting.
This is a great story and I'm proud of our team for the way they handled this and took it seriously. We all love football, but it is also important to keep life in perspective as well.
And, on a less serious note, I really hope the NCAA or FREEP doesn't start investigating us for recruiting violations related to Loszewski's recruitment... having Jake Long go to his house, signature from Desmond, etc.
Was not so frightening. Feel like they would stick it to us if they could while Ohio gets a mild slap for a coach and AD to lie to the NCAA.
Rosenberg is on it as we speak.
This story is simply amazing. I am so happy to be a part of the Michigan family.
I work at a children's hospital in St Petersburg Fl and I wear a Michigan lanyard and have Michigan stickers on my truck. Everyday I go out and represent the best of my family and the University. Both have not only taught me the skills to excel as a professional, but also as a person.
Every patient and family get my best (even on mornings after "x night drinking thread" posting), it's the Michigan way!
I watched the segment on YouTube and was glad I was alone. I was absolutely in tears watching it, just like I was with Mealer. Even though I will most likely never meet these young men, both have made us all proud as their own fathers would be by the character, resilience and resolve they show everyday of their lives. The fact that the UM community including the university, coaches, players,fans, Barwis et al. also make me very proud that I am apart of it. #Go Blue!