this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
TomVH: Quick Terry Richardson Update
If he wants to pick Michigan, he had better choose soon. These scholarships are going . . . well . . . faster than used cars at Columbus-area dealerships!
Get 'em while they're hot.
Used cars at Columbus-area dealerships are free. Michigan scholarships are earned.
He'll be here all week folks and don't forget to tip your waiter.
And to think I would get tired of hearing all the puns about tsio, however, they just never get old. Gotta love them all. Go Blue!
cannot possibly be bad news for Michigan.
I tweeted this, but for those that don't follow me on Twitter, Illinois DB Anthony Standifer had to reschedule his visit on Thursday.
Is this a legit reschedule, or a "my recruitment is heating up and I'm not sure I like UM as much anymore, but they were my only big-time offer"?
Makes perfect sense that since Standifer had to delay his visit, Richardson is delaying his commitment too. As it was was writen in the Genesis, thou must come in pairs of two, one from Michigan and one from out of state.
I just scratched my name on my Genesis so my little brother wouldn't play it.
A mysterious second cornerback thinks a Michigan commit sounds like a better and better idea.
Does anyone know if it's true that Anthony Standifer picked up a Notre Dame offer along with 3 other offers yesterday? I think that Hoke & Co. may be onto something in that kid.
Yes, he did. I think the new attention will cause him to slow things down a bit.
I understand that it was a great day for him, but is he really soo busy now that he can't visit? If Thursday was going to be an official visit, I could understand that logic.
Yes, he did. I said a couple weeks ago that I thought Standifer was a sleeper, and it seems like college coaches are discovering him now. I think the kid can play.
Well lets hope he chooses Michigan because we are the ones who gave him his first offer and expressed confidence in his abilties to compete at the highest levels of college football.
Minnesota offered him before we did.
Like yooper said, we gave him his first offer. Hopefully he returns the favor.
What is this, a negotiation? Why would he give Michigan an offer?
Regardless...we weren't the first school to offer him a scholarship.
Like Standifer said, Minnesota was his first big ten offer. Michigan followed shortly after.
If you don't get it now, I guess you never will.
Lets just hope we can land him.
So who will be the other half of the "commit pair"?
You mean you didn't know they changed the school's name? C'mon MGoShoe, you're better than that.
i thought they were going to motowns heyday and naming it vinyl high
Holy sweet baby Jesus! That is the funniest damn thing I have seen in forever. I am crying I am laughing so hard!
Looks like interest in Standifer is starting to heat up. ND, Cincy, and Minny have offered now.
I hope that Hoke getting in and offering Anthony early will make us the team to beat. Would have been great to get him on campus Thursday and have him commit but I cannot blame him for wanting to enjoy his recent rise in recruitmen. If Terry commits maybe that will make him want to speed his decision back up again. I think he would be a great addition to the class.
TRich and AStand commiting to us soon!
Anyone know where we stand with Armani Reeves? I thought we had a good shot with him, but with the way the class is filling up it seems some will inevitably be left out by default. Maybe one (Standifer?) will grow into a safety.
He picks PSU over us and Stanford. His buddy and teammate Camren Williams committed to PSU. I know Armani is big on academics which could help us a ton. But i think proximity plus teammate leads him to PSU. Just like how we like our chances with TRich and Burbridge based on teammate connections.
This one is still close though. Alot of experts have us in the lead.
At this rate our recruitting class will be filled by the end of july? What is going to get me over the hump on the way to kickoff?
worry about de-commitments, transfers, and whatever other angst-producing possibilities exist for igniting our natural pessimism.
Or you could run replays of the recruiting victories, somewhat the way many of us did when we watched Michigan's NC basketball run in '89 about fifty times in the first month after the last win.
Yeah thats what I was wondering, Richardson is definitely a corner but who would more likely be taken as a safety, Standifer or Reeves?
There's also Wayne Morgan who can play safety.
I thought Wayne Morgan cooled on us and may have even taken us out of his top 3?
Who is in his top 3?
Maybe I missed the boat on that one...
Magnus or Tom, does anyone know about this? Last I heard it was us and Rutgers.
From May 4th's recruiting round-up, "NY CB/S Wayne Morgan told 24/7 Sports that he's most interested in Rutgers, Syracuse, and UConn, though they must have omitted the part where he said "and least interested in winning football games" (glass houses and all that, but whateva). Michigan dropped in on him last week."
My guess would be Standifer.
So is it now standard thinking that we will be taking . . .
2DB's and a S
A "S" is a "DB."
But anyway, Standifer said the coaches want to take 3 cornerbacks. My guess is that they want one of them to have the versatility to move to safety as well.
Lloyd always seemed less snake oil and more of the methodical, pro-active and well planned recruiting approach. I'm sure there are exceptions, but it always felt like most of Lloyd's recruits were signed, sealed and delivered even before the OSU game let alone January.
At this rate, Hoke will have the class assembled and ready to go before the season is over, which should also mean that he got the men he wanted. He's certainly doing something right.
Or is it just...
THE MATTISON EFFECT®????
from 2003-2007 (the years of all-Carr classes where dates of commits were available), Carr had 50 commits out of 102 before the OSU game (49.01 percent).
In the two full years of RR recruiting he had 32 commits out of 49 before the OSU game (65.3 percent).
Surprising and interesting. Have absolutely no problem tipping my hat to you and your well-informed response. Consider me pwned.
I'm a little bit surprised by this too. But when I went through those commits, the memory of sitting in front of the computer 2 straight Friday's (before going out of course) and getting back-to-back commits from Roh and LaLota, RR did recruit early more than I had re-called too.
I think our perception was created by 2008 when he went all insane near signing day.