Tom, I see you are at it all night tonight. Stay the course and keep it coming.
TomVH: One More Visitor for the BBQ
I wanted to post this in the comments because it's separate from the OP, but I do think there's potential for this weekend to get interesting. By separate I mean I'm not implying anything just about Dymonte.
So much peace of mind its ridiculous.
There needs to be a "Schwing!" tag.
Here is the ultimate weekend:
Dunn, Pipkins, O'Brien, Wormley, & Madaris. Plus add in Dymonte and Shallman for '13. Rich Rod started a great thing with the BHBBQ.
Don't forget Elmer for '13 also! I have a feeling that his commitment will stick.
Cryptic Tom strikes again
For a second I thought it was a double post
TomVH you're such a tease! :P
TomVH : interesting : Sam Webb : gut feeling?
...if, for boring trivia, it's-
TomVH : interesting :: Sam Webb : gut feeling
And...very perceptive of you.
than waking up to a cryptic TomVH post. Thank you Tom. Also, I think this is worthy of its own thread. Anyone?
My seat belt is firmly buckled and I'm wearing a crash helmet just in case.
Bring it on.
I like just before midnight news.
it's just before 9pm news.
Great news Tom, would Michigan have him play safety? Can't see him, Bri'onte, and Wyatt playing RB and going blue, can they?
He has the most upside at safety. He has the chance to be a very good RB, but an elite safety.
The thought of Thomas and Wilson roaming the secondary is putting a smile on my face. It's been so long since we had two really good safeties. The best combos I can recall are Darden/Curtis and Welborne/Murray.
No but seriously. This is cool. Is he still planning to decide after the season? I read that somewhere...from you, perhaps?
funny that a 2013 kid is trying to convince a 2012 kid.
And awesome! Maybe him being so high on Michigan and him being there together with his cousin will help his cousin make his choice.
Since they both play the RB is that good or bad for landing Dunn? Do they want to compete against each other for PT?
We're recruiting Dymonte to play safety, so there wont be a conflict. I wouldn't doubt if Dymonte ends up playing two ways. This is huge for us and Dunn, the apparently light sanctions will make it harder for us to sway him but I still feel good about our chances.
"you wouldn't doubt if dymonte ends up playing two ways."
not to squash the optimism here because he looks like a great talent but there's regular college footballers and theres sir charles woodson...
It worked for IU and QBs that are brothers. I know there is less overlap but there's also a chance for 2 RBs on the field at one time.
damn thats awesome.
I am not too familiar with the 2013 class, but would I be in the correct ballpark by saying Morris top 25, Thomas 50-100 and Elmer 50-100?
Way too early to talk overall rankings. Thomas will be one of the top players in Ohio in 2013 though.
Shane Morris has been to a ton of camps and out performed top kids in the 2012 class. If he doesn't improve at all he is a top 150 type kid. Beyond that it's just too early, you are talking about kids who probably have played one year on varsity. Greg Brown was the next Charles Woodson when he was a soph, Marvin Robinson was Ronnie Lott.
Ricardo Miller was a sure 5 star, the next Braylon. I still have high hopes for him (not sure if they're reasonable or not), but haven't heard anything particularly promising about him since his junior year of HS.
Go take a look at the roster and look at the TE's. He just doesn't belong there. Huge differences between him and the others when it comes to size. He's got the frame of a receiver. I have high hopes for the kid if they move him back to where he belongs.
I also heard his speed was an issue at receiver.
Well the speed issue could possibly be the reason he was picked to move to TE to help with depth.
being more like in H-back role when his time comes.
Miller is now up over 230 lbs.
Did not know that. I checked the other day and he was listed at 215. I withdraw my previous statements.
will be a fine tight end. I cant embed but take a look at his block that springs Mike Cox' long TD in the spring game
Scroll to the 3:05 mark and watch him stand up Jake Ryan from the Hback/Fback position
I hope Ricardo is the 2nd coming of Tim Massaquoi. Tim was a tweener WR/TE coming out of HS (maybe 220ish lbs), bulked up to 245-250, and was a nice receiving threat for us as a TE. I still think Ricardo can make a significant contribution offensively in future years.
I think of Final Fantasy monsters :/
Damn you! for making me feel like a nerd!
neeevermind. nothing to see here.
I was a bit worried when that Hill guy committed to TN.
Why were you worried? I felt like it was Dunn or none situation for us since Garmon dropped us. If things don't go our way with Dunn, the UNC situation can help us get back in it with Garmon. Also the coaches were impressed with Juwan Lewis from Muskegon. He will probably not get an offer until the coaches see how he does his senior year. There are other options available and the coaches are recruiting incase things don't work out.
Too many other needs including 2 WR's, 2 DT's, 1 DE (wormley) and 1 OL. That finishes the class right there. Unless Dunn decides to make the switch, which I doubt, we need to use our schollies elsewhere.
This is tremendous news. Thanks for the update, Tom.
Like others have said Michigan is recruiting him as a DB.
Has he stated if he would prefer to play RB or DB in college?
Dymote is a fantastic name
Except it's "Dymonte." But yes... quite fantastic indeed. Dymote would be cool too though.
Every time I see his name, all I can think of is "Boom goes the Dymonte."
Is Jordan Diamond coming up?
Last I heard (yesterday), he was "maybe".
Anyone know what kind of safety he is/will be? A centerfielder type or an in the box hard hitter who will drop the hammer on some poor osu running backs since the NCAA won't?
A GOOD ONE!
Not sure how good his cover skills are but he's not afraid to take a step up and knock someones shoes off. He's a hard hitter from what I've heard.
Tom, I apologize if this has been discussed before, but are you going to leave this site to join ESPN, or stay and do double-duty?
Slightly OT - I was curious who attends the BBQ at the Big House?
Presumably, it is a private affair, but in addtion to michigan football staff, possibly current football players and committed and potential recruits, do any other michigan staff or journalists or general public attend?
My simple google searchs don't reveal any images or videos immediately available. Are any public photos released?
I assume recruits arrive at Schembechler Hall and then walk over to stadium via the practice field and possibly the locker room. There is presumably some michigan security to prevent unwanted guests.
Just curious, and trying to put things in context.
It is invite only. Basically the prospect and their family or whoever they come with. Tim said that it would be a violation if media were to be invited.
Man, I'll be honest, when I clicked on the thread I was kind of hoping to see Jordan Diamond's name. Nothing at all against Thomas, though. The more the merrier!
Great news to have Dymonte there to push his cousin. Can't wait to hear the good news after the BBQ!
Seems to me that Dunn would wait until after the OSU fallout to really shake loose make any sort of commitmentTom tweeted that we move up now that Butch Davis is out. Does this put the pressure on Dunn if he's really interested? I know Garmon has been luke warm but as he seemed like a UNC lean I think his process starts over now.