Hello: Ondre Pipkins?
Hello: Ondre Pipkins?
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
We got someone on board.
and O'Brian later. Can't see the staff not taking both
Are random fans calling him? If so, that's bananas.
Welcome to the world of college football recruiting...
Thats what BIG TIME recuriting is all about...when you shine,your in the spotlight!
No, I don't think he meant fans calling. I'm sure he meant analysts calling to ask if he committed, or if he's committing soon.
That's a little bit of a relief.
Some of these analysts should actually do their jobs and stop making you do all the work.
Sounds like they're trying, and that that's the problem.
why did he give out his phone #?
Random fans calling recruits is creepy. That's why I call their parents, coaches, and girlfriends instead.
Sorry for the thread hijack, but since it's a thread telling us to stop asking about O'Brien, I will ask about Armani Reeves. Any news on his decision to forgive our stupidness and put us back in his top three? Any news on if we will get an official?
Tom just had an interview with Armani the other day.
And I believe he tweeted last night (though maybe it was someone else) that Armani was likely to let the coaches know today if we would get an official visit. That is why I asked.
I'm supposed to call him tonight.
You're clearly the busiest guy on here (not to mention the most pestered) and yet you are the only one who took the time to give me a polite and helpful response. Thank you..
I am busier, obviously that's why I'm here reading this.
EDIT: And my pester levels are off the charts
Not that I don't enjoy this site and appreciate all the good work that Tom and others put into it, but I hope that some of the other folks on here (particularly those with U of M degrees) are busier and are doing some things that are really helping to change the world - maybe some surgeons who've saved a couple lives, some engineers working on cleaner energy sources, if not, my pride in my Michigan degree will be greatly diminished
Well, if they are so busy changing the world in ways far more significant than the rest of us, what are they doing on MGoBlog checking the Danny O'Brien thread?
It's exhausting being so much better than the rest of us
Didn't suggest I was better than anyone. Just said if checking on a bunch of recruits made someone the busiest of any of us on this site, I'm not real impressed with what everyone is doing with their degree
But fan stalking is over the top, and not a good thing. Anyone who isn't a friend, and even friends and classmates, for that matter, have no business harrassing O'Brien (or any other recruit.)
If the calls have come in the last hour or so, he can probably thank Schutt and all the excitement he has caused.
Yeah but he texted you, Tom. Very telling
Is Pipkins still in MI?
No offense to Tom, but it really worries me that people are trying to make a living on reporting recruiting of 16-18 year olds.
I know Tom does a lot more for the kids and actually helps many recruits get in contact with schools, but those that don't worry me.
exploitation is what we do best.
Where have you been the last 20 years? Rivals, Scout, Lemming, Webb, etc....all the way to MGoBlog. It's not people just started making a living on recruiting services.
The only way to ensure the future success of an athletic program is through recruiting. So that is where interest stems from. Therefore, there is nothing wrong with being interested in the recruiting aspect of college football.
But if he is taking his time, even IF Pipkins commits...why wouldn't we have Schutt come to campus? It is one thing if he is committing, another just to visit.
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure it has to do with NT vs DT. Schutt and Pipkins seem like true nose tackles, and we probably only want one of those.
but I think it is us who have been differentiating between DT and NT. If I remember correctly (and I could be wrong here), I thought when that first hit the board it was that the coaches said they were only going to take one interior lineman (which is one of either a DT or NT). If they said one DT than you are correct and it could mean they are going to take one of each. I just seem to think the first time it was reported it was said the coaches wanted one interior guy. As I said though, I could be wrong.
Yeah I don't see how a visit hurts. You never know what can change in recruiting and having another option out there can't be bad. Also the more five stars visiting the better. Obviously the coaching staff knows a lot more than me though.
...the kid has said all along he wants to take visits. Shittu has said the same thing (not saying we land him).
I commend guys for going through the process with a plan and a final goal in mind.
O'Brien isn't letting scares about only 1 spot, or limited scholarship sway his initial plan. He said from the beginning he wanted to take a few visits and that's what it looks like he's going to do.
I hope we get the LAST visit of the three, IMO, if we get the first, he could come, fall in love, but since he made this plan to visit 3 schools, he could get swayed along the road to go elsewhere. If we're last, I don't see him breaking his word/form and committing before all of his visits are taken.
We'll land O'Brien, just on his terms...not ours.
...is that coaches see Pipkins and Schutt as very similar players; don't know if I agree, but the coaches are smarter than me. If that is the case, and Pipkins is a silent commit, this all makes sense.
By the way, I by no means blame O'Brien for taking his time...if he was my kid, I would do the same.
making out with a cute girl, thinking you are about to hit a home run, and then her parents walk in. Stay tuned I guess.
This happened to me. It was awful. And awkward.
He grabbed the Mom next and sent the Dad upstairs.
That's like finding out she has a penis.
then why would the coaches tell schutt not to come? not saying that you're wrong. just don't get it.
I'm sure the so-called professionals are bad enough, but when fans start, it has gone too far. To even have to consider changing a number is pitiful.
Sorry folks, park's closed. The moose out front should've told ya.
We fill up before he comes to a decision.
I think it's safe to say that the writing is on the wall, Pipkins will be blue sooner then later.
that we would pull Shutt's offer unless we knew we were getting a commit soon. Otherwise makes no sense.