Willie T seems like a hell of a recruiter at USF. He's a very charismatic guy.
Tweet From Leon McQuay's Father
It is better take your time and think things through than doing what Jordan Payton did.
I obsess over this stuff as much as the next guy, but there comes a point when you just feel that enough is enough, the kid can decide whenever he wants to decide. If he picks M, great. If not, then another kid who wants to be here will get the chance he would have had. And we don't need his father tweeting about the process.
By the time Treadwell dropped us I was just glad it was over.
You follow his dad? Shits getting weeeeeeird....
It was posted on GBW message board. Most of the services talk to his dad since L3 is pretty quiet about things.
And all these tweets get re-tweeted by Michigan sports people.
His dad sounds like a dick. Damn dude, let your kid decide where he wants to go to school without calling it "drama."
This dad is approaching Seantrel Henderson's dad status.
Lets just hope he's not approaching Cam Newton's dad status!!
IIRC, his dad got in a twitter argument vs Mike Farrell.
Now that, is just flat out funny.
An argument with Mike Farrell?
He might be our kind of guy after all.
I think you're reading way, way too much into this. First of all, just because he termed this new wrinkle 'drama,' that doesn't mean he's using it in a pejorative sense (i.e., 'my son's a drama queen.')
Regardless of interpretation though, it's hard to say someone's a dick based on one innocuous word in a tweet.
It could be quite counter-productive to call a recruit's father a "dick." I hope the thread gets deleted.
Maybe we should stop insulting McQuay's father, if we want McQuay to play for Michigan. I could be wrong, but it may not look good if his dad does end up reading this blog....or worse yet, a rival school who is also recruiting him, shows him what "the other schools" are saying about him and his dad.
That's a little harsh.
His dad has a Twitter...but you don't think there is any chance he reads blogs/message boards?
What an idiotic statement.
(wait for standard message board "hey Mr. McQuay...is that you?" comeback...)
I don't even follow my own dad.
His AA visit was 6 weeks ago - an eternity when Taggart, Kiffin and Franklin are angling for him with LA glory and hometown sales pitches.
Only hope the Outback presence helps our cause.
have ruined any help the bowl may have offered.
teenagers are fickle.
Maybe it's not about being fickle and about him taking his time to make a major decision. We all want kids to decide on our time table, but this is a huge choice for them. Let them take their time; we're still months away from signing day.
I'm in no rush for him to decide either. More so my point was there are certain kids you get a feeling are not going to decide until they have too. I'll wait and click on the one that says he has decided. This twitter stuff gets silly in my opinion.
For what it's worth, I didn't neg/down mod you. I think you were getting at the same thing that I was, anyways (i.e., that these kids have the right to take as long as they need and teenagers aren't the best at decision making to begin with). But I'm with you that a lot of this 24 hour recruiting news is at best silly, often irritating. It's clearly not for me, and I should try and stay away, too.
Is who is your avatar picture of?
at a totally new school, not one that's been on his list so far. Meaning it won't be Michigan or Vanderbilt or USC. It wouldn't shock me if Nick Satan lured him to Tuscaloosa with promises of a custom-built music production program with tricked-out studio equipment conveniently donated by a wealthy Alabama grad who's suddenly interested in music.
Nick Satan? You are better than that Don.
that people who troll hell message boards refer to Satan as Saban. So maybe Nick Satan makes him less vicious.
I guess it's better than Beezlebama...
Saban or Satan?
The English language.
You have sorely overestimated me. I only pretend that I'm 59—I'm actually 15.
I find it very odd that his dad is tweating out regarding his son's recruitment....someone really likes all the attention in a Honey Boo Boo kind of way.
the less interested I am. Yawhn, as stated below, wake me when it's over.
I will never be convinced that a recruitment that drags on is about "finding" the best school as much as it is a negotiation.
When parents start to get involved with the media, I thank my lucky stars that I don't have to follow recruiting for a living.
No one has to follow recruiting, and it would probably be much less stressful if 10 blogs for each school didn't want an interview just because a kid is offered. As interesting as recruiting is these people deserve privacy. Why not wait to praise and interview recruits until they make a commitment? Has anyone thought constant "go blues" and "we need you" and "why would you go to that school" etc. is annoying as hell? It's pathetic really. Let the coaches do their jobs. "We" are not on the staff, nor the team.
(This isn't directed at you necessarily, just putting it out there)
because they truly are searching for the right fit, but I agree that there does seem to be a growing trend of kids dragging things out in order to create a buzz, and more often than not those kids are not a good fit with Michigan which is why I have thought we would probably have a similar lack of success down the stretch with the few elites we are still in on (including Derek Green IMO).
Because people listen and respond.
Wake me up when it's over.
I really like to follow recruiting (I don't know why. Call it a compulsion), but sometimes certain players' situations turn into soap operas. That's when I tune out. Like you say "wake me up when it's over".
not as good as Iverson's mom refering to her son as AI.
If so, I'd like to follow them too.
Would be awesome. We could finally get to ask him about the goal line fumble in the '72 Gray Cup.
He insists that he was down and wishes, in retrospect, that they'd just gone for the rouge.
Not Gray Cup
Ive been living south of the border for too long
"Harlan Huckelby's dad tweets regarding his son's recruitment"
Rick Leach's Facebook status: "Love you Blue, LOL"
What are things I didn't experience while as a youthful M fan?
is considering Bama, Clemson and couple others for 2014.
Wonder if I could Tweet "no news" for the next 6 month and build a following ....
A little old, but . . .Sorry, should be up by Don's Saban/Satan post.
His dad is a fricken crazy person
In other news, Leon McQuay III's pyloric sphincter has contracted. Updates at 11.
Best of wishes to Mr McQuay and son and I hope all goes well with them.
But at this point, it just seems like there are too many warning signs that though the TALENT might be a fit, the CULTURE may not be. Michigan has always been about THE TEAM. And if what sets Michigan apart hasn't been enough to get buy-in at this point, perhaps Leon's needs would be better served elsewhere.
I like Michigan talented. But I also like it team-oriented, and would sacrifice talent for culture fit any day. ESPECIALLY these days, given the talent coming in. To placate a lot of wavering and interlocuters in communication sets up too many bad precedents for Hoke. Not worth it.
Again, good luck, Leon. If you want to march in without the shuffle, without the atmosphere of negotiation, then welcome.
Otherwise best for all for you to find one of the programs that will accommodate/bargain/address your unique requirements. They're out there. Good for you to recognize that you have some unique requirements that are making you vacillate even at this stage.
But individualized requirements for enrollment just aren't a big thing in Ann Arbor.
We're all about great education opportunities, pro-level football instruction, a winning tradition of teamwork, amazing uniforms, and a coaching staff renowned for its genuine attention to developing not just good players, but good people.
If that sounds good, join the TEAM. If not, good luck to you.
Rock on, Leon.
dude. Aesop wrote a fable about you once...
Honestly, this is why you shouldn't follow kids twitter accounts; recruiting isn't for the feint of heart. They are kids, extremely talented, and most likely pampered kids. We obviously want him here and not somewhere else so stop this TEAM crap. You sound like one of those people who like the No Fun League. Its a game homie. relax...
needless to say, I don't care what his dad says and I hope we get him. And as for 'selfish' players. I want a player who is accustomed to, and desires to, be the reason we win the game. I wish we had more of those guys on our team right now. Look at woodson and the swagger of our late nineties teams. Look at Braylon. it goes on and on.
I hear ya, but it's not sour grapes at all: it's just reading the situation as a kid and his family who are negotiating aggressively. And I just don't think Michigan is desperate enough to have to create a precedent of it under Hoke.
It'll make more problems than he's worth in the long run.
You look at this behavior and see shades of Woodson.
I don't. I see shades of Maurice Clarett.
Wanting TEAM oriented players doesn't mean we don't want players with swagger: just players who swagger for the right reasons. I DON'T want players "who want to be the reason we win the game."
I want players who want the team to win the game, and will do whatever it takes, even for individual sacrfices, for the good of the team. The kind of guys you are talking about lead to tattoogate, etc.
And I like Hoke far too much to have him end up like Tressel.
And you ACTUALLY wrote, "stop this TEAM crap"?!?
Good God, man: don't you know the history of your own team?
“We want the Big Ten championship and we’re gonna win it as a Team. They can throw out all those great backs, and great quarterbacks, and great defensive players, throughout the country and in this conference, but there’s gonna be one Team that’s gonna play solely as a Team. No man is more important than The Team. No coach is more important than The Team. The Team, The Team, The Team, and if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do, you take into consideration what effect does it have on my Team? Because you can go into professional football, you can go anywhere you want to play after you leave here. You will never play for a Team again. You’ll play for a contract. You’ll play for this. You’ll play for that. You’ll play for everything except the team, and think what a great thing it is to be a part of something that is, The Team. We’re gonna win it. We’re gonna win the championship again because we’re gonna play as team, better than anybody else in this conference, we’re gonna play together as a team. We’re gonna believe in each other, we’re not gonna criticize each other, we’re not gonna talk about each other, we’re gonna encourage each other. And when we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know, it’s gonna be Michigan again, Michigan.”
Oh no, what are we going to do??
an indictment of you sharing this information with us - thanks by the way. I just do not get how sometimes people want every detail of their lives known and feel the urge to share through "social media." I do not know the father and am not bashing on him either - I know people keep asking him and he feels the need to share but I miss the good old days when I did not have to hear what every Hollywood celebrity thinks about Chi tea or global warming.
Or does the son seem more mature than the dad? Dad is creating the drama.
No, I think we're all with you on that one.
you know, judging people by their writing skills is a little bit elitist. We can't all be Wolverine grads but at least we can accept people for how they choose to communicate...
you guys dissappoint the hell out of me lately. This board has become a caricature of itself in so many ways...
sorry to be a downer but jesus...
People don't ignore anything anymore.
Dead period = Closer scrutiny of each comment.
Save the women and the children first!
I think there might be a problem with your shift key.
very well played sir!
Not surprised by this at all. The hire at Pruitt at FSU is what is causing the delay.
this is one of those times when i just say get back to me when he commits, wherever that may be. there are some recruits, or some parents of recruits, who clearly just enjoy the attention they receive every time they send out a tweet, and they'll tweet anything to get a rise out of people. given how intensely many of us follow recruiting, i can't say i blame them. hell, i'd consider doing the same thing if i were in their shoes, if for no other reason than to just mess with people.