which is it? good god.
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
which is it? good god.
That made no sense to me either
I wasn't sure either but I think its enroll early. After there were some rumors that he might not be enrolling early now, but I guess he put those rumors to rest and IS enrolling early.
He also says he's going to visit Florida
Anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but if he's enrolling early, he wouldn't be able to official in January to Florida.
Playing games with the media again? Maybe?
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!!
I don't know where you get your info, but everyone recruited DRob. I don't see how no one recruited him when he was in the top 200 players in the nation that year.
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.
January is going to be a hectic month for him, I guess.
This thread won't end well. Throwing another log on the fire and grabbing some popcorn.
I wouldnt really consider the 85% chance to be good news based on how solid Clinton-Dix seems to be with Bama
I'd be more worried about Florida. Rumor is Muschamp has been going really hard after Hart/HaHa, and he's starting to get his message across. I wouldn't say HaHa is as solid as he was before.
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.
There will will not be very much time( if any) for Dee to visit UF and EE.
Oh god, who's this EE and are you saying they have a serious shot!?
He has potential. He is a two time Letter of the Day winner for the All Sesame Street Team.
I liked this thread better with the original title when I thought it was about double penetration.
made my stomach turn into knots....
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.
..But the dead period refers to contact between the coaches and players off-campus. If he goes onto Florida's campus, everything's fair game.
he told one guy he's still committed to Michigan. That's the only definitive statement, the rest is maybes
I hope Clinton Dix is just bad at math.
78.4% of all statistics are made up.
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.
you would think they would be too upset after losing to want to play games with the fanbases.
So what else is new?
Either Hart or the writer doesnt understand that if he were to EE, he cant take January visits to Flordia.
Either way, I predict 37 more threads that involve Dee Hart potentially decomitting. Anyone want to take the under on that?
I'll take the under. You're saying that there would be a thread nearly every other day. Unless you start 37 threads.
There's open contact period starting January 4th. Classes at UM begin on the 5th but he doesn't have to be there the first day.
I say no more than 33.
These quotes are significant. I just have no idea what they mean.
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.
About your avatar, I always pictured a "Michigan Man" as having a head. This no info is causing me to wonder what the phrase "He isn't a Michigan Man" really means.
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.
But you know what Coach Rod has said: any kid who is still taking visits is not committed, regardless of what he says.
He really didn't get very much help from his OL or playcaller tonight. I'll bet that makes him even more ready to go to a school where he will get the ball in open space.
If I see another quote or tweet from a high school prospect this week I may scream.
Seriously though, I'm as interested in recruiting as the next person here but sometimes it drives you crazy.
posts that are titled
Somewhat Significant Postgame (insert recruit name) Quotes
We know it's bad for us, but we can't help ourselves.
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.
I didn't get 2011 because of my distaste of everything Tebow.
I call dibs on Michigan.
I got 2009 but stopped there because I didn't want to live in a Michigan world without Mallett and MacGuffie.
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 . . . .. .
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.
All Dee Hart should be illegal between now and February. He's as fickle of a recruit as there is in the country.
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.
Are we sure it was Countess that Sam Webb had his gut feeling about? Florida is definitely more south. Both would be good holiday gifts.
Yes, it was Countess. Countess had told Coach Dews that he was coming the night before, and Sam knew about it, hence his "gut feeling".
Let's see here:
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.
I Just read it on my rivals account. All I can add is they asked Dee about his commitment and he said "I'm still committed to Michigan."
They're pretty addicting and very rare from what I hear.
Auburn 1st day of class Jan. 10, last day to add unclear, last day to drop Jan. 31
So Auburn could be a possibility for Dee, but if HaHa was solid 'Bama, I doubt he would go to Auburn. Then again, they could be defending national champs.
some of my good will for him is ebbing away w the continual back and forth.
He's hedging on Michigan because he's not sure who the coach will be or what the scheme will be next year...
...and you're losing good will for him?
You should try to do a better job of keeping things in perspective.
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.
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.
If he is on the sideline for the Gator Bowl we will know our answer. Oh yeah, the Michigan sideline!!!
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.
...he'll be in AA come January.
I won't read into anything he says...THe minute he's enrolled or the minute he signs on NSD I will be happy.....
Contingent upon coaching situation as Sam has said,