Chad Simmons from Scout tweeted that Demetrius will be making his decision next week, and I confirmed that with Demetrius tonight. I'll update when I have more. He is still going to Alabama this weekend.
this may be of some local interest
He must be waiting to make sure we can paste at least 1 B10 team before committing. Well played Demetrius
Is it a bad sign that he is going to decide after his visit to Bama and not this week like it was suppose to be previously or just kind of meh?
Even IF he goes with Bama, don't underestimate RR's snake oil. It's apparently pretty strong stuff
Dee is enrolling early so RichRod would have to start the heavy dose because he wouldn't have until signing day haha
Nick Saban is snake oil on steroids compared to snake oil on Joe Tiller.
Question: Does snake oil have any effect on a snake?
Its made from bits of real snake, so you know its good.
and 60% of the time....it works everytime
It's a formidable scent... It stings the nostrils. In a good way.
..... I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline.
I love lamp.
as a moisturizing agent. Although it could tend to make dirt stick.
I am starting to have dreams about Roundtree lighting up Purdue this year at rate of 15 catches for 250 yards. Let it be done.
Yes. It is, if not bad, at least a worrying sign. Remember that for months, Michigan was his self proclaimed leader, despite his other visits. Now he has been quoted as saying he has no leader, and he will announce after a visit to another school. that's not a great trendline.
A backfield of Shoelace & Dee sounds pretty good to me
A new buddy cop drama on CBS.
Tell him dennisblundon would love to see him go blue. If that doesn't do it somebody get Ricardo on this ASAP.
You know he's blue.
You KNOW he's blue.
im lovin the optimism. i really hope you are right
Good sign for us IMO! If he was seriously giving Bama some consideration, he would probably want more time after his visit with them to mull all the options over.
If nothing else, at least the Dee Hart saga will be over shortly and we can all stopmsitting on pins and needles.
Thanks as always for the update TomVH.
These kids emotions run high after a visit and their opinions of the most recently visited school will be highest right after that visit, aka high opinions for Bama next week when he makes his decision. This is of course provided that he enjoys the game and Bama wins,both of which are very likely. This makes me more nervous than ever, but I'm still keepin' my maize and blue fingers crossed.
I'm not saying he's choosing Michigan, but if he's already set the date, doesn't it likely mean that he's pretty much already made his decision? I mean, his visit to Alabama could potentially pursuade him, but he's already visited there and knows all about that school. I don't think anything spectacular is going to happen on his visit to change his mind if he's already made it. That is, I don't think anything spectacular that is not a recruiting violation is going to happen - - having smoking hot girls show me a good time on campus would likely change my mind about anything . . .
He's had that teammate of his whispering "Alabama" in ear and Ingram is more than likely to leave Alabama after this year (unless an NFL strike is 100% inevitable which it may be) so Saban is telling him he can step right into the lineup versus our situation with five guys already in the running back queue. The timing on this one makes me nervous.
and I hope Dee is too. But has anybody thought about the possibility that the only reason he is going to visit Alabama this weekend is to get sideline passes to watch 2 top 10 teams (Alabama and Florida) play? If I was going to Michigan, I wouldn't make that known before I had a chance to see this big game. I would wait until after the visit, make sure I was OK with my previous decision after seeing two of the nations best teams play, and then put on the block M hat next week.....
What young kid who loves football would not want the opportunity to watch Alabama / Florida for free on the sidelines? Hell, I am 43 and a UofM fan and I would love to be on the sidelines watching this game for free, as well....
So, in your opinion, does that bode well for us?
Recruits talk to TomVH in confidence. I'd rather Tom refrain from giving his opinion, out of respect for the recruits and so future recruits know he won't go and broadcast his "insider information" that was told to him off-the-record. Of course, keep all the on-the-record stuff coming, Tom!
I don't think Turbo's request is out of bounds. Tom is professional enough not to leak any information told to him in confidence, but recruits also don't always have their minds 100% made up and Tom can get a feel for which way a recruit is leaning before the decision becomes official.
I swear I read somewhere that Dee is only going to check out Bama with some friends, but doesn't have any serious interest in matriculating there himself. Can't remember where I read that now though...
Pretty sure that's what he said about Arkansas.
He has been high on each team he's visited immediately after the visit. I don't think he'll make any rash decisions -- hopefully the fact that he already set a date for his announcement implies that he already knows who he's signing with (and hopefully that'd be the team that he has already taken an official visit with).
Well hopefully its late next week and not on Sunday after the game.
I don't like the fact that its a big game at Bama and one of his best friends is in his ear to join him.
I for some reason have a bad feeling about this. I dont know why, I just do.
Believe in RR. Finally time for optimisim.
No.1 in total offense, No.1 in total offense, No.1 in total offense.... That's what I keep telling myself, you should try it.
several consecutive years of dong punch can do that to a person's expectations. things are getting better.
and we don't ever expect good things to happen to them.
This commitment is 2 years in the works. Lets hope he goes Blue. I have a feeling this would be a game-changer on the recruiting trail with other SECland recruits.
So is it next week as in early next week or as in sat next week at the Michigan state game? If I recall correctly he was planning on come up to a2 for that game or Iowa.
Can't wait. Thanks TomVH.
but it looks like the F5 key is going to get a workout next week.
Stokes announcement? As drawn out as the McGuffie wait? As ridiculous as the Big Will AAA game liveblog?
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK AND FIND OUT!
I don't think masturbating is going to help anything, Blue.
But better safe than sorry, right?
This thread would definitely get me to commit.
To M or the other team pursuing me, I'm not sure, but one or the other for sure.
It won't hurt anything either.
While Dee's commitment may not make or break Michigan football, it will certainly make or break my day. AMHG, we'll call it even if we get this one.
Thinking nothing but positive thoughts. Come on Dee...Let's Go Blue!!!
I"m with ya' Lutha.
that the fact that we're getting this from TomVH and not a link to a mod on another school's message board as a small reason for optimism.
edit: **pending some research on this Chad Simmons fellow.
I would say it's probably slightly bad news that Chad Simmons found out before a midwest recruiting analysis or our own TomVH. It's also possible that Hart and Simmons have a long established relationship and I'm reading the tea leaves wrong here.
Do you guys think that if Dee comes to Michigan and enrolls early, he will start?
I do. I saw the 7 v 7 tourney on ESPN and he looked so comfortable catching passes and using his body to shield the ball from CBs.
Come on Dee! You and Denard in the backfield would be disgusting.
I think he could have a Dion Lewis like impact
Let's hope that it's the 2009 version of Lewis, not the 2010 version.
I think with all the hard work the upperclassmen have put in, he will work his way up the ladder gradually. Unless our current stable implodes before the end of the season, I don't see a freshman ascending to the top of the charts without any game action. It just feels like there could be bruised egos if that happens.
I think RR has proven that his mantra of "the best players will play" is not just lip service at this point. IF Dee commits to UM and IF he demonstrates to the coaches that he is the best option at RB he WILL play.
A lot of people were absolutely certain that Tate would be the starter at the beginning of this season because he was the more experienced QB, but RR (wisely, I might add) went against that "logic" and put in the guy who gives UM the best chance to win. He will do the same for every position on the field.
Depth as in numbers? Because our depth as in runningbacks who produce is seriously lacking. If he brings the speed and vision Rich is looking for, then we'll plug him in and shift to WVU style running. I'm waiting to see Toussaint, I think he's the only one who would be standing in his way.
That's the problem—Fitz spends most of his time standing on the sidelines injured.
Tom said early last week that he wasn't worried about Auburn being in the mix. And Dee already knows where he wants to go BEFORE his trip to Bama'. Looking BLUE!!!
I agree with Robert. Since Dee has indicated that he will be announcing shorty after his trip to 'Bama (unless the visit causes him to move the announcement date back), I'm thinking he is all Blue!!
I think it's the big block M.
The Chad Simmons tweet said that D Hart was originally going to commit this week. Which means he's decided to give Bama one final crack this weekend. I'm still thinking Blue.
Or he knows that he shouldn't visit Bama if he's already announced his commitment to Michigan, and hence decides to hold off for another week...
Is Ha'Sean going along with Dee for the visit to Tuscaloosa? I think I'd take every official that I possibly could in that position. Why not?
Dee to Ha'Sean: "Hey you should really come with me when I take my official to Ann Arbor. That way, when I'm playing for Michigan and you're playing for 'Bama, you'll understand what I'm talking about."
Ha'Sean to Dee: "Sure, that sounds good. But you should do the same. Sometime before you commit to Michigan, you should come with me to 'Bama. I can do another unofficial there..."
They have really formal conversations.
3rd time this blog has made me literally LOL today. I don't know what i'd do on Mondays without it.
Come on Dee, you know where you belong.
Just go where it feels best to you, where the coaches seem the most genuine, and where you know how you'll be used in a thrilling offense with a breathtaking backfield mate immediately when you come in and work hard to earn that position.
Hey, if you've got some free time on your hands, google "saban oversigning and medical scholarships" or maybe check out "denard heisman explosive dilithium" if you have a moment.
See ya in January.
Let's hope his mom and uncle 7/10 have a big say in this, b/c I think they want him to come to Michigan. This is based on absolutely none of my own information.
If I'm not mistaken, it was originally his mom that wanted him to wait to commit to Michigan because she had been inundated with "Rich Rod is the most evil man on the planet" banter.
She has since changed her tune, at least from what I've heard. Let's hope that's true.
He's going to recruit Haha and other Bama recruits for Michigan.... right? RIGHT?!
I have a bad, bad feeling about this.
I hope I'm wrong, but I'm not feeling too good about this one.
Big game week for 'Bama with tons of recruits going there this weekend.
The pressure to commit will be high.
Come on, Gators - ruin 'Bama's weekend.
"I've got a bad feeling about this"...
Hmmph, surprised you didn't know that.
Help us, Obi Wan Hart?
Come on Dee, our backfield is waiting for you.
...Avatar / Comment agreement and synchronization. +1.
and thanks for pointing that out to me because i had missed that well disguised one. +1 to both of you
I just can't wait to see DEElithium in action.
Our Offense will be DD
I can't but smile if this happens!
DD will be more than a handful for opposing teams.
The less I seek it, the more likely I will find it.
... If a recruit verbally commits in October, does he really commit?
... or "What is the sound of two Dee's running?"
Dee may have made his decision a few months ago? I'm hoping he's just visiting with friends at Auburn and Alabama and decided not to make an official trip for the MSU game, since he already decided he would committed to UM before the MSU game. At least I'm hoping this is the case!!!!
breathe out. Repeat (don't stop repeating at any point)
Guys, calm down. He has dreads, it's his destiny to go blue.
Tom you have talked to him and his family numerous times, what do you think he will do?
that he makes his decision right after the AL visit. He has tended, like plenty of kids, to be impressed with most places he visited. It's all conjecture at this point and--more--the FATES have shown him his path. Let's hope it leads down the Blue and Maize brick road to RichRod.
I would feel a lot better if we got another visit from him, but I really do think he will be Blue.
that also comes with the educational opportunities that the University of Michigan provides. That would seem to make Hart's decision a no-brainer, but there's no accounting for the decision-making process of 18-yr olds.
The more dreads on the team the better
Dee Hart knows we play Alabama in 2012. He is just trying to get some extra first hand views in on their defense before he commits to Michigan.
He's just making sure he doesn't want to go to Bama right?
Sam's gut as of today is calm and cool. This is a good sign.
Blue. Blue. Blue.
The fact that he's deciding next week tells me that he's already made up his mind. It isn't one of those Lebron "I decided this morning" kind of things.He doesn't like to let peopIe down, which is probably why he's deciding right after his visit to Bama, so that they get a fair chance. I think he'll be blue.
I love our backfield with Shaw and Smith as our primary starters but Dee could be that Steve Slaton next to Denard. Praying he becomes a wolverine. Go Blue!