Are the coaches in AA right now?
TomVH: About This Weekend
I haf heard they are on vacation. I hope that the school itself along with his own glowing reviews about it are enough to convince his mom.
Funk would take a day off from his family to pick up a player like Kalis.
I guess it all depends on where he is right now. I'm sure if we get his mom into the academic center to speak to one of the advisors she will be sold. I heard moms like those sorts of things.
So do dads.
I'm so drunk with happiness, I should be in AA right now.
RIGHT? HIGH FIVE?
No? That's cool. No big deal.
Gotcha. No problem...
....right, still no.
It's cool guys I work at zingermans and delivered food to jake long lloyd carr yesterday, so he can just talk to them about michigan and offensive lineman, its all good.
Thanks as always, Tom. Hopefully the trend of comitting in pairs continues
I've been enjoying a glass, myself. Yum, indeed, good sir; Yum, indeed.
Actually, I've been waiting to taste how sweet they are with a little aging... maybe in November.
Go Blue Kyle!
its been confirmed on a GBW forum that Kyle Kalis is visiting Sunday the 10th
Good news! Thanks Tom.
How did my comment get negged?
When a recruit comes back for a second time to show his parents, that is a big deal. Hopefully he and his family won't get bugged too much and his parents will like UM! May be a future HELLO!
Thanks Tom, both for the update and for respecting Kyle's wishes.
We have been faithful and true as of late, and we have been rewarded well.
It's my B-day. I want to continue the really good weekend. Happy b-day to Isiah Bell also, we were born on the same day.
Would be a nice gift!
Today is also (honestly) my birthday. Happy B-Day!!!
My birthday is today as well! Happy Birthday to all "9th Of July" folks!
A lot of MGoconception in early November, I guess.
Happy Birthday Mom!
Oh man! HUGE in more ways than one. Go Blue!
I would have already buckled up, but I'm kind of a badass.
Huge for UM i cant wait! COMMIMENT WATCH!!!
Can we convince the folks at Blimpy's not to yell at him or his family?
Doubtful, better skip Blimpy's until after enrollment.
I've seen them yell at people who have garnered enough respect otherwise to not be yelled at......Blimpy's is not "Level 1 Ann Arbor", if you will. As someone said, once enrolled, he can eat there to his heart's content.
and wait until TomVH tells us more. Go enjoy your weekend everyone.
I'm setting up my "chicken with a top hat bobbing thing" to hit F5 all weekend Homer Simpson style.
Shout out to Tom Strobel, good work on the recruiting front, son!
almost forgot about Strobel working behind the scenes. Imaginary +1 and a great weekend to you sir.
Bringing the rest of the family up for another visit this soon is a very big deal. The UM family will welcome Kalis and his family with open arms.
we're freaking out over the possibility of a kid as talented and as high character as you visiting Michigan with your family, but we also appreciate what a difficult decision this may be for you. We hope whatever decision you do make is the right one for you and if you commit to noone until NSD then we perfectly understand.
Awesome news. Can't wait for Sunday night to hear how his visit went and hopefully seeing a possible commitment. That's great he's bringing the family. Shows what type of interest he has. Now hopefully the family has the same reaction and we end up one step closer to filling up the OL spots
Tom I just want to take a second to say thank you for all that you do for us. Always classy with your info and always considerate of incoming recruits wishes with the info that you give out. Keep up the great work. You are greatly appreciated.
As far as Kalis goes can I just say EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
I thought about that too. Pretty good problem to have, I think.
This is a GREAT problem to have! Also, I hope we get our last commit just before the first game against Western. Then all the games will hold us over. Then we can watch all our gentlemen coming in dominate their respective All-Star games (can anyone make a list about who is and isnt going to an all-star game?). This will be an exciting ride!
Also thanks for the reminder to buckle up...going to an amusement park today, so it is a friendly reminder for me in more ways than one!
The caliber of those late commits should be quite good thanks to the staff's early success (also high caliber kids, which allows coaches to dream BIG in late stages).
Next we move on to 2013, and then 2014, etc. on throughout the new millenium.
When Hoke points, he can recruit future All-Americans not yet born . . . .
Thusly, he will provide us with a seemingly never-ending supply of Hello posts . . .
I Lol'd....Just keep him out of South Florida area where they gamble on pop-warner games. Don't want a sketchy situation with our staff. HOKE POINT! MARTIN SMASH! ahhh great team this year.
Well once we get to the fall there will be, you know, actual football on to satisfy us.
Its ok to be spoiled now...we have a whole michigan football season and following 19 (hopefully kalis makes 20) soon to be wolverines senior searsons to keep us preoccuppied until signing day....I think we will live.
Oh yeah, and Shane Morris is just waiting to fill up his class...its a party and e'rybody invited.
Fortunately, in less than 2 months we'll have, you know, actual football to focus our obsessive behavior. Recruiting is fun and all, but I am totally geeking out for football action again.
Of course, a second possiblity would be that all of our current commits could de-commit and then we could have a whole new round of "Hello!" posts to get excited about. Wouldn't that be a hoot?
However, we may still get a couple of 2013 recruits in that timespan. We may still get a couple extra Hello posts from those recruits...just sayin. Stay positive my friend!
hopefully we have a win a week starting in August to carry us few many of the remaining months
I'm glad it's happened this way but I'm gona miss the excitement.
There is, of course, something else football-related going on each Saturday from early September to the end of November.
My good friend down here keeps asking me which recruit that I want the most ... and I don't even hesitate -- KYLE KALIS!
Have fun, Kyle .. hope your family sees all that you saw!
Michigan would be so very lucky to have you here. I hope your mom likes the campus as much as you did. You would be such a great asset to this team hands down. I wish you the very best in your decision. GO BLUE!
As i have stated i live in fargo north dakota and the info i get on michigan athletics is via espn which in my opinion they hate us and the internet. I can guarantee you this site is the best kept secret on the net. Fargo is a long way from my hometown of redford michigan. So to be able to come to this site and get a fix everyday about whats going on is awesome so thank u all. Sorry back to topic getting this kid would be huge that would make 10 recruits out of the state of ohio.
site is not as big a secret as you think
I think what he means is that if you are living out of the area where you can get Michigan info, and then you find this site, it is like water in the desert !
It is like finding water in the desert. All i ever hear about is north dakota state, minnesota gophers, north dakota sioux hockey, twins vikings ect ect. There are actually quite alot of golden domer fans. More what i was trying to say is this site beats rivals and scout hands down. And not because it is free.
To bevel your guilt.
pretty outrageous that we have the #8 OT (per rivals) committed and we're still well in it for #3 Andrus Peat, #4 Kyle Kalis, #5 Josh Garnett and #7 Zach Banner.
Hoke: he be good
I love everything about this. Hopefully his mother will be as impressed as his father was. There's nowhere like Michigan.
Hopefully will see a Hello post Sunday afternoon. Kyle Kalis is a beast and what another great way to add fire to our rivalry with Ohio, stealing a recruit from under them. GO BLUE!
My friend Keg thinks something special could happen this weekend...
He's talking about Shaq Thompson, Bryce Treggs and himself to Cal
He may want to check his math.
He has a lot of teams on his mind, once the dust settles it will be a lot more clear what teams he has legit interest in. You can expect the west coast schools but it will take a lot to actually get him on campus the further east you go.
Must not count chickens...
Must not count chickens...
DAMNIT HOW MANY CHICKENS ARE THERE? I MUST KNOW...
The answer is...42.
Make that 10 and counting! I echo the sentiments about the commitment flury over the last few months. I find myself checking this site a minimum of 7-10 times/day (I gotta' get a life!). It's like a drug - I'm drooling over how OL recruiting has gone and Kalis would top it off nicely!
Michigan is bringing the Funk on the O-line recruiting
what are the chances that if Kalis commits this weekend that Wormley moves up his decision
Their decisions aren't likely related. Wormley is a quiet kid so he wants to announce quietly and unexpectedly. He'll do it when he thinks it's a time that no one will expect.
Well surely noone would expect Wormely to commit today, Saturday July 9th. Hell, Tim would have to scramble something fierce to get his "Hello" post together in a reasonable time frame. Yeah, no way he commits in the next few minutes. It would shock the world!
I highly suspect wormleys hello post was mostly done around the first day of spring.
any word on the day that Ondre Pipkins will visit? i heard something about him possibly going up for the BBQ
in this thread he usually post something creepy about trying to make a recruit commit. i guess he must be in A2 like he said hopefully he doesnt do anything stupid.
to watch the program of their dreams self destruct. The blind eye Michigan once received by many of these Ohio recruits are now open. This is a win-win situation for both Michigan Football and the Ohio recruits. JT and OSU forced these young men to open their eyes and explore their opportunites-when all is said and done, several recruits and thousands of Michigan Fans will be thanking them.
I was just at a huge 7 on 7 tournament in California. As I was walking up to one of the fields, Jordan Payton just caught a bomb touchdown. One step into the endzone, still in mid stride, he sees me in my Michigan hat, points with the ball and said, "Go Blue."
That guy is a stud.
.....Can I say bullshit? I would love for that to be true but can you do anything to back it up?
Oaks Christian was playing in a 7 on 7 tournament at edison high school. Long Beach Poly just beat Mater Dei in the final on a last second failed 2 point conversion.
I've never been so excited/nervous about an upcoming season as I am this year. I hope these recruits realize that Hoke is trying to run his team with RichRods players and not his own and that they are going to have to be a bit patient.
Kais would be HUGE!
Whether RR's players are perfectly suited or not, Hoke & Co. are going to have infinitely more talent than they had at SDSU, and they had them going toe to toe with legitimate programs like TCU and Missouri within 2 seasons. Whether or not our 8-4* record improves, we should see vast improvement in competing against the top half of the Big10.