Stephon's a stud. Count us (me) in (LAWL COUNTESS PUN)
i refuse to even consider this a possibility
Stephon's a stud. Count us (me) in (LAWL COUNTESS PUN)
He's a stud? I can Digg that. (LAWL DIGGS PUN)
Here's his scout profile, for whomever is interested. Many an early offer
I don't get it...
The last one wasn't a pun. That's his actual profile
don't get it.....
There's also a 2012 OL from Our Lady of Good Counsel named Mike Madaras. He has a number of BCS offers, no real big dogs yet, but a lot of ACC and Big East teams, which makes sense since he's in Maryland.
One of the offers, though, is from Stanford. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'. Not a bad chance he's one to watch for UM in the next class.
Good Counsel regularly pumps out top-notch talent.
snicker....looks like "The Lady" is pretty loose cause shes' "pumping out" "big-time kids" every year
The combination of your comments and your avatar leads me to believe the answer is yes.
Go Blue and Go Blake!
A two way win - and come September, more wins for our Wolverines!!!
I'm all set with September wins. Hoping for more October/November wins!!
Great kid made a great choice! Go blue!
Good news on a Friday is refreshing!!!
Kid has some talent and a great attitude. This is turning out to be a good day. I think I'll go buy a lotto ticket today!
Freeze thread. Consolidate comments in one spot.
/didn't make sense then and doesn't now
He sounds VERY committed to Michigan. Can't wait to get him here!
Didn't Jelani Jenkins go to Good Counsel last year? If so, great pipeline...
He graduated in 2008, but yes, he went to Good Counsel
I went to Gonzaga in DC, which is in the same conference as Good Counsel. They regularly produce good football talent and routinely give us the beatdown in football. A Good Counsel pipeline would be a great thing for Michigan
More excited about him than Dee Hart? At least put them on the same pedestal. Dee is an incredible gifted athlete. If we can retain Dee, we will see the major benefits almost immediately.
Either way, this is very good news. Keep it up RR!!!
no doubt. +1
Is that I not only know where this reference comes from, but also just heard that song last night. +1 my friend.
I've been holding out for a hero like TomVH.
oh Oh OH OOHHHHHH!
Tom, I see he had a Stanford offer. Did he say anything about understanding the coaching situation and being ok with whoever it ends up being?
Yes, he understands it and is fine with whatever happens.
In times like this it is nice to know that a kid is committed to the school more than the coach. BTW, I hope Coach Rod sticks around for many more years.
I don't get the negs there. He's in a unique situation where both coaches like him and in a time where recruits are holding off commitig he pulled the trigger. Other recruits have commented on the coaching situation. It's not blasphemy to ask his take. People need to relax.
Thank you Tom for the answer.
Thanks Tom. Sounds like Blake is a Wolverine no matter what happens.
without a question mark in the subject line goes underappreciated.
And I thought I was going to be depressed this morning.
EDIT: This was meant to be a reply to those.who.stay above.
I liked how Blake made an emphasis on the school and tradition
Isn't Good Counsel one of the best HS programs in Maryland on a consitent basis? It would be nice to get a foothold into that program.
Yes, very good pipeline.
First, thanks Tom for always keeping us updated about recruiting, it is much appreciated. Secondly, I am very excited about Blake coming to the maize and blue. I cant wait to see this kid play. I think he is going to be a beast. From the sounds of it, he is a high character kid with a great attitude who loves Michigan. Oh and he's a DB, I think we could use some of those...GO BLUE!
Any way we can get Countess to sway Vincent Croce back our way?
You seem very confident. I'll take your word for it since I knew nothing about Virginia's recruiting. I just read your blog's recruiting section, so now I'm semi-informed.
Welcome Blake. Merry Christmas to us.
Two picks, three picks, 4 picks.........
Seven! Seven picks! AH AH AH AH AH AH!
But my son watches "Plaza Sesamo" instead, so it'e more like "Siete!"
So, you make your kid watch Sesame Street in Spanish? What's the rule in your house, French at breakfast, German at lunch, Chinese at dinner? Is your kid looking forward to his Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa multicultural holiday?
Like me, we're both in the Washington DC area. Unlike me, he regularly goes to high school games in the area. He saw Good Counsel play a couple of times and said Countess is really, really good.
And I likes the great news.
From what I'm pretty sure is the free header section of the Rivals article:
The 5-10, 171-pound prospect actually notified Michigan coaches of his commitment Thursday evening, but waited to make it public until he could inform other schools.
2 Commits this week, hopefully more coming, and possibly getting Stephon Diggs next year makes happy cat very happy.
SWEET way to start my Fri off right.
All Hail Tom!!!
Thanks for making my Friday a good one
the bigger picture and understand that attending The University of Michigan will benefit them for their entire life.
It is always nice to get some positive news like this especially since we have had to deal with the ramifications of DB's January decision. It is good to know that we have another solid "I am committed to Michigan no matter what" recruit aka Michigan Man.
has put Michigan back in Rivals' top 25 recruiting classes. I recognize that's small solace to those of us who are used to top 10 recruiting classes, but it's better than the alternative. Also, a few more blue-chip signings that I suspect will happen before all is said and done and we should move up even more.
sir,i watched that game that was on t.v earlier in the year.Diggs was just a beast.If we don't get a outside receiver,Diggs is our top priorty at WR next year.I forgot about Frost,so we will get a outside receiver.GO BLUE!!!
Now that we have lots of cornerbacks, a couple good options at LB, a good OL haul with likely Bryant to round it out and unfortunately not much left at FS and DT, what comes next? Do we lower the bar some and add a FS and DT to fill the holes or hold out to 2012?