I think more and more HS kids are reading into they hype that surrounds them and this is no different!! Ha Ha and Dee might be having fun with everyone.....Alabama....Florida....Michigan....a secret dark horse??? They know blogs like this across the football world live and die on their every waiver in commitment.... Everyone needs to take a breath and CHILL!! This is like a card game....you hope for the best cards/players but you have to play with the hand you are dealt...hell look at the last recruiting classes and where they finished: 1 USC 8-5.... 2 Florida 3 Texas
Sorry dropped iPhone.... Florida 7-5....Texas under .500!!! Please please everyone think to our LONG standing motto.... Those who stay WILL be champions!!! We will take who we get and turn them into a great blue winning machine!! Look a DRob NO ONE recruited him and now are all kicking themselves!! Let's all just relax since one player does not a championship team make!! God bless Michigan and coach RR!!
Numerous teams wanted him as a DB or slot reciever. KSU, UCF and us were primarily after DRob as a starting QB. Yes i misspoke when i said no one recruited him...but only a few teams put in a HUGE effort to get him...and thank god we won that battle!!
Not many people recruited Robinson as a QUARTERBACK. That doesn't mean he wasn't very heavily recruited though. A guy with an offer list that includes Michigan, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Miami, and Ohio State is a big time recruit, and Robinson was.
A month or so ago, HaHa was really gung-ho about Bama. He might have fielded calls from other coaches, but he was a walking billboard for Bama and he let everyone know it. Lately, he's been talking about how close he's gotten to the new UF staff, how he could see himself elsewhere, etc.
Isnt there a dead period in recruiting coming up soon? How the hell is he planning on visiting the Gators and EE? This Dee kid is a great talent and I hope he comes to UM, but he sure is sketchy at times.
"This is a program in transition, this is a program that's going back to hard-nosed, big-boy football," Brandon said. "We're in the process of putting the pieces in place to afford us to do that consistently and effectively.
I like Dee Hart as an athlete, and I can't comment on him as a person, but we all have to admit that he has a habit of being a bit of a joker and jerking around the fanbases of schools he is interested in/committed to. How do we know he and HaHa didn't just do this for more smoke (but no fire)? I'm not coming down on the kid; just merely stating what I see as a bit of a pattern.
When it comes to recruits, I'm just going to plug my ears and go "LaLaLaLa" until after the bowl games...then I'm gonna plug just one ear, and maybe hum a little bit, at least until NSD.
"Blame no one. Expect nothing. Do something. That is attitude." -Bo
Only those who have never played on a football team can expect high school kids to speak rationally after losing the state championship game and, more significantly, playing their last game together. No surprise Ha-ha and Dee are talking about playing together (for sure) at the next level. After my last high school game I sat in the locker room for an hour refusing to shower because I didn't want to take the uniform off for the last time. I would say that tonight's remarks therefore have no bearing on reality, except that there is a long way between right now and NSD for them. Probably the best way to read their actual choice is to see where their parents are thinking.
"We will do our very best to carry on the Michigan tradition of excellence... And what I ask is that everyone that's for us is for us." Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh
Florida isn't even going to run the spread, thats what Dee has said he wants for awhile so going there would confuse me. Its definitly going to be interesting how this plays out. All we can do is wait to see RR's fate.
And though I put no stock in these things like everyone else has said, I will say one thing. It would make me really mad if Dee ended up with the Gators if we end up keeping Coach Rod. He said if RR stays, he stays. He said the only thing to sway his decision was coaching change possibilities. Well, Florida just changed coaches, my boy, which means according to your logic they should be nowhere near the picture anymore.
I try not to get worked up about rumors or even over actual news, but that would just bug me a bit.
Hydraugh: cut off one head, he'll grow two more in its place
The history of the football program and the quality of education is without equal - even with the W-L record over the last three years. You either want to be one of the select few men on this planet who will ever get the rare opportunity to wear the winged helmet, and touch that banner as you take the field at every home game in front of 110,000+ people at the Big House -- or you don't.
I want kids who have actually watched the last 30 + years of incredible "Wolverine Historian" YouTube football highlights - and understand what their place will be in the history of this storied program - instead of kids who have opted to veg in just as many hours of Madden Football ("Did you see that move?? Man, that was sick! Lets watch it again in sloooooowwww motion. The dexterity of my thumbs is amazing!").
This is Michigan. It is bigger than any one coach. It is bigger than any one player. It absolutely is one of the single best offers you will ever receive in the course of your lifetime. All the best to any high school player who has a scholarship offer from the University and isn't "All In for Michigan" at this point - good luck wherever you end up, until we line up against you.
But I think you are asking 18 year olds to be at a level of maturity that is not realistic. Fact is, high school graduates are still boys. Their college experience is one of the things that will help give them the maturity and will help them later in life, and Michigan is tops at this. High School seniors are not going to be glued to every Michigan related item broadcast on the BTN, etc. That comes later, after they step on campus in AA. I arrived freshman year knowing nothing about the school, but the obsession started there and here I am on a Sunday morning . . . .. .
Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth. -Mike
In the grand scheme of things Dee needs to do what he feels is best for himself.
Do I want him in Ann Arbor? Unequivocally yes.
Will I fault him if he decides to go elsewhere? No, these past few months have been rough on the most diehard M fans and most of us aren't commiting to 4+ years of blood sweat and tears for the FB program.
Boom. No more threads needed on this topic. I have been saying this ever since he started waivering on his commitment. You can't fault him if he wants to go somewhere more stable at this point. Hopefully he comes here but don't get so caught up in his ever changing mind until he signs that LOI.
Robinson also packed snow into a plastic bag for his return flight.
"Melted on the plane," he said.
I'm not blaming him either, but he shouldn't be looked at in the same light as a lot of our recruits. His mind is going to change and understandably so. He's in a position where he can basically walk on to any campus in the country and be welcomed with open arms, which isn't something very many recruits can say.. I do think he'll be a Wolverine if RR stays, but there's a lot of time between now and NSD. Just about anything could happen.
There is a little wiggle room for early graduates. Even though classes start on January5th doesn't mean he has to necessarily be there right away. Remember last year when Devin snuck in towards the end of January? All he has to do is be at a school before the last day to add/drop classes. He would have to work his ass off to catch up, may even have to live with some guy named Charlie, who would have no idea who he is, and wouldn't know the difference between a football or a baseball like Devin had to, but he could still enroll early here, or anywhere else for that matter. He just has to beat the add/drop date like Devin had to.
Dee and Ha-Ha both say they're 85-90% playing college ball together
Dee still plans to EE, says "I leave January 21st."
UM 1st day of class Jan. 5, last day to add a class Jan. 25*
UF 1st day of class Jan. 5, last day to add Jan. 11
UA 1st day of class Jan. 12, last day to add Jan. 19
FSU 1st day of class Jan. 4, last day to add Jan. 7
As far as dates go, it's looking best for Michigan.
That said, I think we all, myself included, would be best served to lightly regard all of the news and take a big chill pill until all the LOIs are signed, sealed, and delivered.
*The key with all of these last add day deadlines is that most of them are "without dean's permission;" i.e., he could probably still add if the football program/AD expressed to the dean the importance of the young man's enrollment.
Honestly, this is getting old. We empower these recruits as if they're NFL worthy already. Quite frankly (excuse me Stephen A.) immaturity has proven to be the Achilles heel for most recruits (ultimately effecting the whole program). Michigan is rebounding in a big way. We have a mature, hard-working, humble team. Led by Denard's humility, and RR's tact and perseverance; they are holding the rope. The transformation has already happened. If we continue to recruit athletes with character, we will prevail. Desmond Morgan (love the name Howard-Trent) will be an All-American in 3 years! He has the skill set and more importantly the right attitude and character.
I just get frustrated by the "Media Hype"! They are creating egos and empowering individuals, and it's starting to carry over to the collegiate level. The attitudes like "No Fly Zone" etc... has proven to be ineffective and short lived. A confidence is important and most of these 3, 4, and 5 star recruits have it. But it needs to be complimented with maturity and humility.
All these guys should take a look at Mike Vick. Bottom line is, the quicker you change your attitude and grow up, the better off you will be in the long run. I’m afraid Dee will make the wrong decision because of immaturity. If Dee comes to Michigan, he will be a better man; a Michigan Man!
Just a Sunday vent…Hope you all have a great day! Be well.
Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass.
He's the number one all purpose back in the country and is currently committed to a school which hasn't even decided who is going to be their coach for next season, so he is keeping his options open. People are reading waaaaay too much into this.
The perception is that there is going to be a coaching change. This is created by the Media not the university. The bottom line is RR is still our coach. Hence they are still recruiting as such...They are not telling their recruits there is a coaching change on the horizon. DB is sticking to what he said when we were 5-0. He will conduct a review of the season, stats, etc...at the end of the season. DB didn't say he was making a decision on who our next coach is going to be, that is a given and should be considered at every program that isn't living up to the tradition.
Regarding maturity, see Countess' recent comments! I like this kid.
Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass.
I agree with drewandblue about the whole media empowering HS kids with the nonstop questions and honestly badgering some of them to the point of they will say anything to get the media outta thier faces. I'm sure this will continue to only get hyped the closer it gets to NSD but come on wolverine fans dont get your hopes up too much....we have a great team now and its only going to get better!!
Princeton University starts classes January 31st (not that they have early enrollment but that is irrelevant). Their helmets have wings in ugly orange and black. Fritz Crisler coached the Tigers from 1932-37 when he then became Michigan's head coach. DH will become a Tiger. Bet on it.