This is a troll, right?
Top 100 Recruit - Kahairi Fortt
should i just delete the post?
i dont want any more NCAA problems
but some of my best friends are his coaches...
I wanna keep this kid from making the wrong decision!
With Brawis and Robinson wez the new Linebacker U!
hes a BEAST
If he is, he's been laying low for over a year now. Got to admire that kind of patience.
And to the OP, I would say no. Don't interact with him. Don't do anything. Aside from any possible NCAA problems, it starts to get a little stalkerrific.
Mich class of '04
South Quad and Markley
dont think they have a markley at MSU.
and i read the rules... im clearly not a booster.
Hes not going to PSU... ive talked to people who say that he likes UGA which is a HORRIBLE decision.
I give it 7/10
It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
Then ask him if he wants to play for a top program, get a great education, be on TV every week, and have a perfect platform to go to the NFL.
If the answer if yes, then the answer is Michigan.
Way off topic, hopefully you'll catch this, otherwise I'll probably blog stalk you...
Anyways, I was hoping you might know of a bar where M alum gather or at least is somewhat M friendly in Cincinnati. I moved down here this fall. I still have my season tickets and have gotten to see the games in person, but now that we've got an away game, I'm looking for a place to watch the game.
i'm sure he and his family know whats best 4 him.
This makes me feel weird.
I really hope we got recruiters looking and talking to this guy.
I know he hasnt visited school (should have been at ND game) and from what Ive heard no one from Mich has come to town to watch him play.
I know theres still time, but man I dont know whats worse for him not to go to Mich or for him to go to Penn State.
you indicated M and Georgia are the top contenders for Mr. Fortt's services
Benpom, if you're being sincere, well, um OK. Keep cheering the program on and all that.
(1) Worse for him? Or worse for you? I'm willing to bet the kid could make worse mistakes then going to PSU where LBs end up in the NFL on a regular basis;
(2) You hope we have recruiters looking and talking to him? What? Rest easy. If he doesn't come to UM, it won't be because no one from UM ever thought to talk to him.
People - I love the passion. I like following recruiting to. But if a kid decides to go somewhere else it doesn't mean (1) UM didn't try to get him, or (2) the kid is making an enormous mistake. It also doesn't mean (bonus) (3) there's anything random fans could or should have done. That's just weird.
Maybe its just me, but i want this guy at michigan. We could really use the strength at line backer. I know were not at the top of his list, which is why I wanted to say something.
You say stalker, but i was getting dressed out of the same locker room at the same high school 10years ago... my little brother... six years ago. I'd like to direct him to the good guys.
And dont get me wrong, my dad and his whole fam were PSU grads... so i got nothing against the program but (1)i think our team is going places (2) with addition of Robinson the D is gonna tighten the screws.
Also dont think this kid could make any wrong decisions - with the choices he faces. Just wanna see him in Maize and Blue
Dude, what you suggest sounds crazy. All of your proposals sound nuts to everyone that's responded. Maybe you're not understanding what people are saying or we're not understanding what you are saying because we're communicating on a message board, but if I hadn't done the research (above), I'd have concluded with 100% certainty that you're a troll by now.
That's how odd this sounds.
and leave the kid alone.
Just in case
Q: Can boosters entertain prospective student-athletes and/or relatives and friends of prospective student-athletes at any site either on- or off-campus
You should read all of it.
Summary No, no, no, no and no.
but i surely dont qualify as a booster.. in no way an agent or rep of the program.
Just dont want a home town kid to make a super huge mistake.
And talk about a new favorite player on the team... i think itd be nice to have him over this weekend for the Indy game and call rich rod from my house.
IN THE NAME OF ALL THINGS NCAA AND HOLY I WILL NOT TALK TO HIM... AS I DONT WANT TO CREATE EVEN A HINT OF IMPROPRIETY
A. NCAA Regulations
The University of Michigan is responsible for insuring that its various constituencies (e.g., University staff and faculty, coaches, student-athletes, alumni and friends) abide by NCAA rules and regulations. Under NCAA rules, all alumni, friends and employees of the University are categorized as "representatives of the University of Michigan's athletics interests."
ALL ALUMNI. Don't mess with the kid.
bringing a minor across state lines and referring to him as a beast can't be good for your law career.
My google-stalking suggests this is not a troll...
Seriously get him the new car, most of top experts consider it the best route.
Ask yourself - if you were a HS recruit, would you want some stranger telling you where to go to college? Is there ANYTHING you can offer him by way of advice that the coaching staff can't?
Think about how annoying that would be for a recruit.
I mean, honestly.
was a pretty decent wrestler out of high school and had great coaches who told me Mich was the school (the only good school) to go.
Granted my career ended after my first year at mich - no olympics or WWF for me... but, yeah, advice from coaches and local friends was what took me to Ann Arbor.
Common Sence also says were on up swing w/ great S&C coach and D coordinator, while Jo Pa is on his way out and PSU.
Benpom - find the distinction between advice from "local friends and great coaches" who told you to go to Michigan vs. some random guy Fortt's never met.
I couldn't parse your last sentence.
I'll trust our recruiters to do their best and the Fortts to figure out what fits best for the kid, and I'll hope no one in the lunatic fringe of the UM fan base tries the telemarketer approach, i.e., "if he only knew how great UM was... wait, maybe he needs to hear it from a stranger, unsolicited."
Dude - if you meet the kid normally, through your friends, sure, tell him "Go Blue." Anything beyond that would be annoying, I would think, to any HS kid in the country.
i was all for your effort until 'sence'
That was definitely what did it for me too...
Did you try writing Fuck.Shit.Up on his wall?
It may be just what we need for him to commit to Michigan.
"Dear Mr. Fortt,
Please go to U of M. That would be awesome. Also, please bring Seantrel Henderson with you. And Sharrif Floyd.
And please convince Taylor Mays to transfer from USC.
P.S. I love you."
Let the coaches take care of recruiting.
IIRC, Fortt said that he was going to make his college choice within the next few weeks. Considering we haven't gotten an official visit, Georgia got an official, and he's visited PSU several times unofficially, I'd pretty much say the ship has sailed with Mr. Fortt.
If someone can get Fortt's cell we can all periodically call him throughout the recruiting season. Then we can inform snyder UM is at the top of his list. this is perfect
I think you are just going to scare him away. You sir are a creep.
I don't know about anyone else but I seriously got worried that this guy might have an unhealthy infatuation with this kid. I mean really? Invite him over for the game? That comes off kind of creepy inviting a total stranger over to your house that does not know you any better than we do and telling him you want to discuss his future.
and i gotta say, im impressed w all the extra time y'all have.
I was joking about having him over, but now that you mention it maybe well all come over to your house for this weekends game.
Back to work...
Says the law talkin' guy with a fine legal career who wrote the original post and followed up over the course of an hour with eight poorly punctuated, poorly capitalized and poorly written comments of his own, each slightly creepier than the last, in order to argue with the responses.
Lame shot re: "extra time." You've posted 9 times in this thread. Come on, man.
And you weren't joking (if you were... um, why?). But I am glad to see that you're slowly backing away from the precipice of crazy.
Leave the recruiting to UM's staff.
You're right. He wasn't joking. He saw the negative points building and changed his tune, I guess.
So just to get it straight , when you say "well all come over to your house and watch the game " did you mean every body here or you are actually going to bring a well to my house because if everybody is coming that is cool. You are all "well"come, I just gotta get some more salsa and beer but seriously , there is no need to bring a well. I have a water hose and some cups but thanks for the thought. That is what matters!
Why is accusing other posters of having too much time to post on the board one of the first defenses of a person feeling threatened?
This is like going to a strip club and calling everyone there perverts after you find out they don't like you.
...we'll still be using this as the perfect, textbook case study of how to make your first post your last post on Mgoblog3000.
Pure D Scout Guy.
First up, isn't the guy's name KHAIRI Fortt? Why yes, YES it is! Know how I know that? Because before I pos complete bullshit I immediately learn the guy's RIGHT FUCKING NAME. Of course, I don't have the balls to post complete bullshit.
I know UM grads. You sir, are no UM grad. Not even close. I'd peg you as a 13-year old kid with a grand sense of self delusion.
Keep posting, though, this shit makes my day all the time, every time.
Man I thought I followed recruiting closely. You would do much more harm than good if this is even a real thought. You should follow the advice of our head coach and only worry about Michigan Men.
So if we get our minds off of how creepy this post is, I say Michigan starts recruiting the guys with the coolest names ... how nice would it be to have a Obi Ezeh, Khairi Fortt, Aramide Olaniyan line-up. More importantly how much fun would it be to listen to the BTN announcers completely butcher all of their names. I mean, if the guy can't get Craig Roh right, imagine the possibilities.
His name is not Craig Roth.
I'm also in Stamford and I am volunteering to hide in his bushes... with or without clothes.
make sure you bring some hot dogs
What is the sleeping arrangement at your house? If necesssary can he crash there on a pillow stuffed with 100's?
If you have an extra room with ample 100's and a LCD of at least 55 inches that he can watch the games on + a LCD of at least 32 inches to play XBOX on while watching games... Then I say have him over for this meal.
Otherwise, pretend like he went to your Rival HS and dont talk to him.
I know this guy is getting negged but I personally love the effort. great commitment guy
He doesn't even know the kid's fucking name.
And he isn't going to let that stop him is he?
I would send him balloons with the colors of Maize and Blue.....like a whole dozen of them, and make sure they put xtra helium in them. Then I would send them to his house....like on a Tuesday afternoon. So when he gets home from practice they will be waiting for him. If he brings the balloons in his house....then you know he interested in Michigan. However, if you see a dozen blue and maze balloons floating over Stamford...then you will know he is not interested.
if Kahairi Fortt reads mgoblog, particularly the forums, he's not coming to Michigan.
Tell him to FUCK. SHIT. UP. at Michigan.