Your title leaves much to be desired.
In-State Recruiting: Royce Jenkins-Stone
And would it be that hard to refer to the recruits by name instead of initials. At least the last name. At least with the first mention of the kid in your post. Not all of us are that into the next recruiting class (yet) that we can memorize the names of 200+ kids that UM will be looking at.
If you don't know who RJS is you should probably do more reading and less commenting.
Thank you and have a nice day.
Your signature makes me not like you. Maybe you don't insult the blog on which you're posting.
RJS? = A quesion about Royce Jenkins-Stone
Please get a clue.
Thank you and have a nice day.
What should I title my threads?
Please make your thread titles as informative as possible: "Justin Feagin" is bad. "Justin Feagin leaving the team?" is good.
The thread title has been edited, so obviously somebody agreed.
That Royce specifically says in the article that his number 1 school is Oklahoma.
Try to relax.
This will feel...a little weird.
He sent (what seems like a mass) text out today that I got. He said, "Make sure you tell people that Oklahoma is my most impressive offer, but I'm still wide open."
It's a sad day when a kid from Michigan thinks that Oklahoma is more impressive than UM. This needs to go back to normal, pronto. Hoke - I'm looking at you.
Yeah, but its basically a given that anyone with good talent in MI will get a UM offer. Getting love from a big time school outside of the region IS impressive. Question is, does he want to be a part of the resurgence of UM football?
Getting an offer from Stoops at OU is impressive. Short of a major SEC offer, Texas, or USC, there is none more so for a kid from Michigan.
Unfortuantely, we have to come to grips with the fact that OU is a much better offer at this moment in time. When's the last time we played for a NC or multiple NCs?
Oklahoma has played for a couple NC's in the last decade, but they lose both. Realistically, we were as close in 2006 to winning a NC as OU was in 2004 - both teams were undefeated with 2 games left, and both teams lost both games. The other year OU played for the championship they got absolutely smoked by USC (which we've done as well, a couple times).
OU has perfected the 2 loss season, but hasn't had fewer than that in 10 years, so let's not annoint them as a dynasty just yet. In the 90's we were better than OU in the 2000's, and we can be back there very quickly. We play in a stronger conference, we have better facilities and we offer a better education.
It will not be long until Michigan is again viewed as universally superior to Oklahoma. And that's a god-damned guarantee.
Another example of silly use of texting/Twitter. Why the heck would the kid send that text? What is the point of it? To brag about being offered by Oklahoma? To tell everyone that Oklahoma is his #1 choice? To tell everyone that he thinks Oklahoma is better than Michigan? To solicit more offers? Either way, its a stupid thing to text about.
Because there are recruiting analysts who are going to ask him who his #1 is, and he doesn't want them to think he isn't keeping an open mind in regards to the process.
Eh that sucks.. we shouldn't start freaking out yet tho about this recruiting class. It happens to be a little early
Isn't it possible that that's the list minus his frontrunner, which is us? It's February... just breathe...
I have no idea what's going on with RJS, but I think we can wait a while to panic.
Exactly. I think the same over-reaction occurred with Dee Hart. Guess what? The world kept spinning and we're just as optimistic and hopeful now as we were back then.
Really? I am pretty sure that the majority of the Mgoblog readership are more pessimistic about next season than they were when RR was coach and we had DHart committed, plus a likely committ from Frost.
I am less pessimistic about the defense next season.
That doesnt prove my point wrong in any way. One person does not a majority make. Also, are you more optimistic about the team in general or just defense? As much as our defense may progress next year, our offense will regress.
I am always optimistic about the team unless given reason to think otherwise and even then I don't give up easily. Before the past 3 seasons, there wasn't a single Michigan game that going in I didn't think we would win.
I like the attitude. I am not saying I am pessimistic about the season. I am more in the wait and see mode. I am indifferent to Hoke, but also I think we will do better next year no matter who the coach is just because of the returning starters and the maturity of the team.
I think we will have a larger improvement in defense than decrease in offense.
Nobody is wishing that this isnt the case. I hope you are right. It will be interesting to say the least.
people thought next season would be better with RR than Hoke, RR would still be the coach. Give it up man, he's gone, move on.
So Brandon took a poll before he fired him? Thats interesting. I dont think you know how an athletic department works if you think majority rules.
I am also not a RR homer. I just feel that more people on this site were more optimistic with RR, Hart, and Frost than with Hoke, ?, ?. etc.
He said not to panic! He said not to panic!
He said that Oklahoma was his "most impressive offer," whatever exactly that means.
EDIT: Tom already relayed this. Please take a moment to think about bunny rabbits.
He's been frustrated for a while. The coaches (from all teams) will get a chance to talk to him more as time progresses and he'll be able to make an educated decision. I wouldn't worry about it yet.
What in the world is wrong with me that I keep checking this website? It's like an objective correlative for the meaninglessness of my professional life.
Recipe for Juicy Sausage
Rare Jackrabbit Sighting
Really Jamtastic Safeties.
RJS would be nice to land, but 11 1/2 months before nsd there are lots of good LB still available. I would put good money on the fact that we get 2 highly rated LBers. Defintiley time to relax and not get worked up over the fun that a 17 year old is having.
I like how people say "just relax" and then forget about the kid ala Trey DePriest and then just fall in love with some other kid who happens to have 4 stars next to his name instead. Then these kids work their asses off for two or three years before we ever hear from them again. Signing Day is weird... it's all very... anti-climactic.
What does Trey DePriest have to do with this? Can someone refresh my memory.
I,think this is his way of getting back in his on way of getting offered late but deep down Michigan is his #1 AN ALWAYS WAS
I don't understand the freakout. Everyone complains that Michigan offers kids who don't have elite offers. Now when instate talent gets other elite offers everyone panics? If these kids truly want to play for Michigan they will choose U of M no matter what offers they receive.
Unless they're Jake Fisher.
avoid a coaching change. One more win in Oct-Nov and Zettel is here as well. Along with quite a few other quality players. Win again and in-state kids won't wander (Arnett would probably also be here if we had a well established pro system)
Was the final straw, which some believe.
If playing time matters to him at all, Oklahoma is not the place to go. Their depth at LB makes me cry.
Whenever you want to freak out about an in state kid saying something about Michigan, I want you to think about Justice Hayes. He called us a sinking ship at one point and verbaled to ND. Before it was all over with he was recruiting players for us. So relax bud.
Well the kid has seen nothing of Hoke and Mattison's actual on the field performance, but he has seen us field a horrible defense three years in a row. I can understand not having us as a leader until we show some turnaround on the field. Names and offseason rosters don't win the B10 or put people in the NFL. We need to prove ourselves.
The bad man punted Baxter
I have two children of my own and if i know anything about teenagers its this...they dont know what the hell they want! Again, just relax.
This is my face when it comes to recruits.
Two weeks ago, we signed our 2011 recruiting class, and you're fretting about the 2012 class already?
What else would I do besides worry about UM football? Get a job or something? HA! That would be ridiculous.
You worked out with him? What does that mean? Like he called you and said "Hey man, wanna hit the gym?" or were you walking by the Cass Tech and he was in there? And if you really knew him well enough to work out with him, shouldn't you know a little more than that.
Oh, I just saw your point total. I get it.
get that feeling also but you never know.
Ditto... Way too much negativity on this site. Unfortunately, it's a small number of individuals who ruin it for all... Go Blue without you!
Yep, I agree about too much negativity. Really puts a damper on the site.
wow didn't expect him to be so interested in ND even without an offer
dumping kerosene on the bonfire of our panic attack
very early in the recuirting season.How many LBS did we signed last year,4.How many are we going to take this year,1 or 2 at the most i would think.So as long as we get James BIGGS Ross I will be happy.GO BLUE!!!
Terry Richardson and RJS played together, have been taking visits together and getting offers together. Now Richardson is starting to distance himself in the quality and quantity of offers(USC, Bama). In RJS's mind/ego, and probably the case with most athletes of his caliber, it has to be a little humiliating to see his buddy doing better than him. Now he has an offer from a top tier BCS school that Richardson doesn't, and he's letting everyone know in his own little way. Kinda like "look at me, I can get bigtime offers too!" If OU ever decides to offer Richardson I'm sure we will see RJS's enthusiasm fade a lil bit for the Sooners
Just would like to here that UM was his number one but it's way early and hopefully our program will "wow" him more in the next few months.
Even in a banner year for in-state talent in michigan, it is still not a huge or deep pool to draw from.
There was a day when we dominated MSU to the extent that the few recruiting battles we had with them weren't even on our radar because we were focused nationally and pulling in top recruits all across the country. Quite frankly, we didn't really care too much who MSU was recruiting in-state or why. We easily took our share of the top Michigan options and left the rest for MSU, occasionally losing out on a top prospect or two.
Now we care?
I would rather see the coaching staff focus their efforts in talent-rich regions across the country and start pulling top recruits nationally so we could once again compete on a national basis rather than end up in a long, drawn out, petty pissing match with MSU over who owns the state of Michigan.
That is a sure way to end up playing for a share of the Big10 title every 5-7 years, just ask them.
It is an interesting way to look at it. Think about it like this: Trust that Michigan is offering based on it's needs for the most elite player/student at any position and if MSU or anyone else want to do the same, fine.
Hoke and his staff have stated that they are making that their focus. The 2012 class will be a great picture of the results. No school will ever get everybody and as you point out, that can be a good thing.
As long we get Ross or RJS, I'm happy. But if we get both, wow.
And I too an very interested to know how the previous poster was working out with RJS...
I don't feel as comfortable with RJS as I did maybe a month or so ago.
I just hope he doesn't make rash decisions to stroke his ego.
Will the Ricardo Miller of this class please stand up? And soon!