He would be a great pickup for Michigan.
to play football, not to play trumpet
He would be a great pickup for Michigan.
Hell yes! Hopefully we can get him on campus.
Please, please, please, please
This is great news in what seemed like a slow week in recruiting.
Fantastic news. Thanks, Tom!
4 star WR possibly visiting UM? OK!
He spoke very highly of USC as his childhood favorite and dream school, and comes from Oaks Christian. Any word on why the de-commit? Is he looking around still considering USC or are they completely out of it?
I'm guessing he just wants to explore his options. With their 15 scholarships, maybe he felt he was being unfair. I don't know, just a hunch.
With their scholarship crunch one position they can afford not to recruit this year is WR. Their depth chart is staked with 4-5 star WRs.
After this year we lose Stonum, Hemingway and Odoms. We could definitely use some receivers.
Just realized you were talking USC. My bad
those 3 we still have 4 true WRs, 3 SR's and 3 TE's not including the 2012 kids we'll bring in. For reference when Carr coached we had 3 true WR starters and then a huge drop off. We'd have TE's lined up in 4-5 WR sets. We are losing starting talent in those 3 you mentioned but I think a kid like Funchess will be all the WR we need to add to this mix as a 6'5" jump ball/red zone type of guy.
Rather have Burbridge. Just from the highlight tapes he looks quicker and made some rediculous catches. If only he gets his grades situated.
I agree not b/c of highlight tape but rather b/c he's from Michigan. Howeva, chances are he doesn't qualify from what we've heard. Therefore, Payton I'll take.
Thousand Oaks Christian, CA
6'2", ~200lbs, 4.49 sec. 40
Offers: Many (Oklahoma, USC (obv.), Florida, LSU, Miami (YTM), Notre Dame, etc.)
4-star to Scout (#5 WR), Rivals (5.8 rating, #13 WR, 96 overall), ESPN (80 grade, #19 WR), and 247 (93 grade, #26 WR).
Great news! Would be awesome to get this guy on campus
For those of you who have more expertise on Michigan recruiting then I do, I have two questions,
1) Could there be room for both Payton and Stanford (if they decide for Michigan) with all the other guys that are predicted to commit to Michigan?
2) What are the chances that Diamond commits elsewhere (like Wisconsin)? My concern of Diamond is growing of him possibly going somewhere else.
I am not a subscriber to any of the recruiting sites, so am kind of lost when big stories come out.
1) Probably 1-2 WRs this class, and it's looking like Stanford, Burbridge, or Payton. There's a couple others that have shown some interest, but those are the main three. I'd say if two want to come, we could probably make room.
2) I'm not too worried yet, but it'd be reassuring to have him commit soon.
I'm also not a subscriber anywhere, so those are my totally unprofessional opinions based on nothing but MGoBlog.
I have heard that the coaches want to have 2 WR in this class.
I'm not too worried either because if he does go else where we have lots of other options. I would prefer that he chooses us though.
1) Depends. My guess is 3-4 slots are going to be filled by some combo of QB/RB/FB/WR. Payton and Stanford would be an elite enough pair that it would be worth sacrificing a FB or a QB.
2) I'm really not concerned. And regardless, I don't think concern is warranted. Diamond is not going to make or break this class. It would be great to get him but there are other viable options who are close to or as good as he is.
I hear he is high on ND too. Any thoughts on his recruitment going forward?
Wow, I did not hear to much about him having interest in ND. I know reading in a previous article that Hoke would be devastated if he lost Diamond. I would be to.
Wow, who brought the good news bear? Somebody get him some fucking honey.
No honey needed. If the ND comment was intended for ND, then it is my mistake. I just wanted to get some thoughts on Diamond's recruiting progress.
Yeah, pretty sure the ND comment was about Jordan Payton, not Diamond
I don't think the ND comment was regarding Diamond
To misuse to two times is two too many.
What is this "Grammer" you speak of? Is it anything like "grammar?"
ND was on him for a long time
Shane Morris already on the case ! Per Steve Wiltfongs twitter
Is it weird that I already love this guy and he's just finishing his sophomore year of high school?
I live right around the corner from Burbank High School, and there are a few students there I feel the same way about. None of them are football players though.
I'm sensing a conference call in the making... I see GM and Hoke gearing up for war!
Maybe this will light a fire under Stanford's ass, if he sees that Payton comes to campus. Payton visiting would have nothing but positive effects, even if he's not interested in Michigan that much.
Payton has been a little uneasy about USC for awhile now, so this isn't out of nowhere.
Does USC even have 15 ships available for 2012? They signed 30(!) recruits last year and have a cap of 75 scholarship players. In order to have room to sign 15 in 2012, they would need to only have 30 guys from the classes preceding their giant 2011 class still on the roster.
if Brady Hoke has snake oil as well as pooping gold and the point of a Greek God.
We really need a highly rated WR in this class (IMO) and Payton is another option. Personally, my top choice would be Stanford from OH, but whoever signs first gets the billet.
To those interested, Payton is #98 overall (and the #13 WR) in those aggregate Rivals/Scout/247/ESPN rankings I did. Stanford is #108 (#16 WR) and Burbridge is #156 (#23 WR).
I cant start a new thread but Aziz Shittu just tweeted: Hope Michigan Class Dont Feel Up Before I Make A Desicion
and another tweet: @Mr2012RJS One Time For My Boy #GOBLUE
Royce Jenkins also retweeted him back saying just commit and get it over with.(michigan)
Any chance Burbridge's friends already in the class get upset if we get another 4* WR instead of leaving space for AB to qualify academically?
Would get upset.We may take 2 WR if we don't land an elite runningback.So we could get Ab and payton.
Sounds like he would be a great pickup for us, but that comment by Payton makes no sense whatsoever.
My understanding is he's been wavering on his commitment for awhile. Decommitted because it would be unfair to USC for him to decommit later when they have less time to fill their class.