I would love to see him pick the Maize n Blue, if we aren't the choice please go out west and NO SPARTY. If I remember correctly, he went sour on us because of the perception that we 'Don't Throw'. Well, he couldn't have been at a better game to dispel those thoughts...GO BLUE
TomVH: DeAnthony Arnett Press Conference Update
While we speak RR is busy whipping up a batch extra powerful snake oil. I have a good feeling about this. Go Blue Mr. Arnett!!!
that we're talking about snake oil before we kill the 'stache this coming week?
LMAO if we "snake oil" a kid the week after RR sets a record and just before we destroy PurDon't!
Timing is everything and I think seeing that game in person could have done a ton for a talented young kid who just wants the ball.
I can see him being attracted to a school with the most dynamic QB in the NCAA who happens to be a sophomore, and offense that just destroyed a top 15 defense. Oh, and we have DG waiting to step in... Looks pretty rosy to me..
In two days at the DeAnthony "Decision" ........
I will be taking my talents... to Ann Arbor.
Do you know anything about Joe Kerridge?http://mgorecruit.blogspot.com/
were CAL, USC, and Michigan.
Now I am not him, but why would he choose USC when they have a new coach and are under major sanctions from the NCAA?
CAL? Well CAL is a good academic school, but no better than Michigan. And they are certainly not very competitive in the PAC 10 or BCS.
UM? UM has great academics, has 3 great quarterbacks, an offensive genius coach, and is a 2 hour drive away from home.
To me, this choice is a no-brainer.
DeAnthony, Go Blue!
That analysis is appropriate for determining who his 3rd place school is. His top two are believed to be MSU and TN.
That was before his eyes were opened to Michigan's down field passing attack.
Michigan's downfield passing attack moved Cal and USC in front of MSU and TN? That's wierd.
Cal blogs told me that Arnett eliminated Cal. But they also say he's down to MSU, Tennessee, and USC:
"He has eliminated Cal and is down to USC, Tennessee and Michigan State," DeAnthony's brother Ralph Arnett said. "Right now, DeAnthony is pretty confident in his decision but hasn't told any of us yet and I don't even know what he's going to do."
That stuff is almost a week old. No one even knew UM was in the picture 6 days ago, other than Deanthony and whatever insiders he told. Perhaps it was UM all along and the recent visit confirmed it for him.
If we don't get him, I will wish him good luck in the future. Surely the game had an effect on his decision, but if not then maybe it had a positive effect on sammy watkins who has us currently on the top of his list with Clemson. I see us getting atleast one of the two WR's and both of them would definitely boost our 2011 class ratings.
Was it already known that he would be announcing in this general timeframe (early nov-ish)?
Or was it just recently known that he would make his announcement just days after a surprise visit to M to see one of the craziest games ever?
I would think the answer to that question could possibly be telling...
He had said before the visit that he was likely going to be making his decision around this time.
It was said that RR recruits harder in other states and not in his own back yard....just from having my ear to the ground...He will not be a wolverine...just based on RR not going harder after Michigan (in State) recruits....MSU
you are kidding, right. Where did you hear this from? So, based on where ever you got your info, you think he will go to MSU.
Did your ear to the ground tell you that Michigan never stopped recruiting him and that was the reason for his visit? Hey it may not happen, but Michigan can and Rod will look nationwide for good recruits and this time the good recruit was in Michigan.
And who was this "it" that said this? C'mon facts here buddy....Cough up your sources SPARTY!
I think you're confusing "ear to the ground" with "head in the sand".
Yipee, another WR
Seriously, it's nice if he comes here and all. But Michigan's offense is locked and loaded. I'll get excited for a 5 - star defensive back. Or even a 4 star.
... a picture of Tom Brady?
Wait, what? Really? Oh, man, what the hell is he thinking.
Oh, wait, college players leave after 3 or 4 years.
Why doesn't someone reach out and ask THE_KNOWLEDGE. I'm sure he already knows. Maybe he'd be willing to share that with us. I like that our visit was only 4 days before his announcement. I think it puts us in a good position unless he is such a heavy lean toward USC or MSU that even a great weekend couldn't sway him.
Of course he knows what happens. THE_KNOWLEDGE knows who we get in the 2014 Class.
I agree with Justin Beaver.
Look at it this way: By the time DeAnthony is up to speed with the offense, and had some real time with Barwis, three of our best wideouts will be gone. There is no guarantee that last year's haul will pan out, so you gotta take him. Also, you don't say no to 5 star players.
Hope he's Blue!
I'm not sure how significant this is really but after checkin out his twitter account after hearin about these claims about being in idaho, boise, and alabama within 24 hours I saw this tweet from november 3rd.
"IM WEARING NUMBER #1 IN COLLEGE ITS OFFICIAL"
no ones worn the #1 at michigan in a while, and I'm not sure how significant that number is to other teams at the wide receiver position as it is at michigan. Just saying, plus having visited michigan right after that.
Or i may just be too optimistic by it
Why. Because tom has not commented once on this thread or the inital thread about our chances. When Tom feels like we got no shot, he usually states so and answers questions in the thread. that is not happening here. He is always very respectful of how recruits wan their decisions to be known and never leaks early information unless the recruit wants him to. Quiet Tom = Hopeful me.
Plus. He was a Michigan fan growing up! You can't ignore that as being a huge factor no matter what recruits say.
On this post,
Tom's post is 1/3 down from the top. He thinks that Arnett, Walls, and Zettel will not go to MSU. Some sparty lover was making claims that all 3 may go to MSU.
So, there may be hope for Arnett, but at least he won't be Sparty.
If that #1 jersey comment is true, I'd say there's no way RR makes that promise to a kid when he hasn't earned it yet. Sounds like a Kiffin move. We have kids busting their asses and trying to win for last couple years and you think a hs kid gets promised that jersey? No way. Especially when Roy just said he wants it, but knows he has to earn it.
okay everybody if this kid comes to mich it will be as big as Demar Dorsey, (wish he was Here) cause it seemed like Mich was the last school on his mind I mean he never talked about Mich bein in the runing or acted like he was seriously interested, it seems like he thinks he's to big for Mich, like he has to go someway and be that teams "Shoelace" I tell ya what !!!!!! if he comes to Mich I'll do somethin that makes me sick I'll sing the Suckeye Battle Cry in my office in front of the whole Floor...I hope im wrong cause there gonna look at me like im crazy
@DArnett13: Sorry I couldnt wait for 2moro I want to thank all coaches for offering me! My skool is.... http://twitvid.com/9VYRK
He could be joking, it's hard to tell.