that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
I don't mean to rail on Hoke - he's doing a fine job and the explanation of "I just got here, give me a break" will probably be accepted.
However, a lot of film can be watched in 2-3 weeks.
I am and I definitely understand his short timeline. I just wonder at the wisdom of appearring to favor one kid at a pipeline school with multiple D-1 guys. I wasn't trying to be negative.
This is kinda my point.
Rivals is saying that Richardson has offers from LSU and Alabama and some lesser programs like MSU, Pitt, Iowa. Plus, he's hearing from Oregon, Nebraska, Boston College, Tennessee, USC and UCLA.
I realize he's hearing from M too and may get the M offer tomorrow, but I just would have liked to see them offer a bit earlier. Everyone knows the offer is coming, Hoke's been to the school several times, so why the wait?
If that's the case then it's a mystery as to why he wouldn't be a part of tomorrow's meeting. I'd think since the meeting is happening anyway they'd get all the D1 Technician's in '12 out there.
Could this be attributed to RJS really wanting a Michigan offer more than anything?
Isn't James Ross part of the discussion?
Since he's an Orchard Lake St. Mary's kid, not a Cass Tech kid, no.
James Ross goes to Orchard Lake St. Mary's but he's friends with the Cass kids.
He already has an offer anyway.
Brady Hoke will tell them that pre-season Lions games will be on channel 7.
this be are first commit TomVH?
Wow. Just wow.
Our you kidding me?
Who wouldn't want to play for Mattison!?!?!?!
there are only 15 scholarships to give out next year. With the huge hunk of DB's signed in this class, does that mean the coaches will either go after Richardson or Leviticus and not both?
I think if they take two CB's in this class, that one might need to be of the taller variety.
I'd be shocked if the class size didn't up to around 20 with attrition. I can't see anyway all the scatbacks and slot ninjas decide to stay through Spring, although they could prove me wrong.
I can only imagine that Cass Tech fields a defense with 11 DBs, because that's all we ever seem to recruit from there.
Yeah, I am pretty sure that Big Will Campbell played DB for Cass Tech when we recruited him to UM.
Hoke is gonna recruit the top players on the state of Michigan that fit what he is trying to do. That said he will definitely continue getting players from Mich pipeline schools while also winning over Mich St. Pipeline schools. Don't forget RR was not really focused on recruiting Mich kids because we don't really produce that many players that fit his spread system which I understand bit on the process he damaged a lot of relationships that I'm positive Hoke will repair. The future is very bright to return to the GoBlue of old....The Hokester OS running wild!!!
" RR was not really focused on recruiting Mich kids because we don't really produce that many players that fit his spread system"
That is not true. RR recruited here, though 2008 and 2009 weren't stellar years for the state talent, combined with Dantonio hitting our state triple hard, tag-teaming with his best buddy Tressel and negatively recruiting. This is how your perception was formed, causing you to make that statement above.
Continue the media chatter my friend...
Hasn't been on the job for a month. Come on, people.
Richardson and RJS are both guaranteed to get offers. It was just a matter of getting their ducks in a row. And we are going to have about 20 spots, and with the blue chippers in the midwest this season, we will probably see the coaches hold back other mid tier player offers until later.
The ultimate recruit !
This is from an article on 247sports talkin to RJS...take it FWIW but it doesnt sound promising
ST.We talked to [Terry Richardson] about this the other day but there is a pretty widespread believe among Spartan followers that there is a bias against Michigan State when it comes to Detroit Cass Tech players and they are going to end up at Michigan. What do you think of that?
RJS: I would say that is false. Anybody can go anywhere they want if they get the right offer. Former Cass Tech players may have went there but I think they all planned that. Terry and I, we are going to try and knock that off. We are going to make sure a lot of schools come in and recruit Cass Tech players. I don't know where Terry is going but he is not going to Michigan.
I'm not surprised at all with the above quote. They pretty much consign with this little number from RJS's twitter account a couple a days ago. "SMFH thats BS!! Im diffently not looking at no more schools in MI!! ALL OF THEM JUST LOST MY INTREST! ALL OF THEM PLAY GAMES
LIFE GOES ON IF U WANT TO SEE ME PLAY COLLEGE BALL COME DOWN SOUTH!"
Wow, so tells how you really really feel RJS!!!
Anyway, it's obvious that there's still A TON of time before signing day next year, but, this kind of tone from them so early on in the process can't bode well for us and kind of concerns me....a lot! Get those offer's out a.s.a.p. coach Brady!
If I'm not mistaken, this tweet came shortly after his appearance at an MSU Junior-day type event. He left the event without an offer and was disappointed. He later received his MSU offer.