Michigan's coaches have been in contact. It was always down to USC, Notre Dame, and Michigan, and I don't think Michigan was a clear #2.
Ty Isaac may decommit and is taking ND visit [Debunked]
He didn't look very explosive to me in the All-American game that he played in (I can't remember which one it was). I don't mean to dog the kid, but I was surprised at how unimpressive he was.
It hasn't really changed. The offensive line in the UA game was terrible. None of those running backs looked good except Kamara, and Isaac's not the kind of kid who can create a ton of yards on broken plays (like Kamara is). It's hard to be explosive when Robert Nkemdiche and Co. are blowing up the offensive line every play.
This is surprising. Although I did see that Tarean Folston is still taking visits.
Alford (ND) had a chat with him after his visit to Auburn and Folston reupped his pledge to ND. That being said, Feb 6th is a long way away.
I'd rather USC than ND- but if we get Green I'm not sure it matters too much in the scheme of UM recruiting.
And I'm curious about it. I get that we often recruit similar players, but now that we won't be playing Notre Dame for a while after next year, does it really matter?
I couldn't really care whether Notre Dame or USC gets a good recruit if we don't, because Notre Dame has dropped off my relevance radar.
Don't we play them two more times before the hiatus?
My default: Do not let Notre Dame have nice things.
Agreed! That was my rationale too- although we also play ND two more times- although I don't imagine he'd be too huge a factor as an undercalssman at that point. I hate USC too- but unless its OSU anyone beats ND for me- so I always like to see them lose out on a top recruit.
Although, watching USC recruits flee is quite entertaining- although they still have an absurd class...
With the Rose Bowl we'd be more likely to play USC in any given year than the Irish.
Eh, not with Kiffin at the helm
It does for recruiting. There is a lot of overlap of players ND and UM recruit. While losing one doesn't hurt, Isaac and Jaylon Smith may be the two biggest recruits coming out of the midwest this year and it would suck to continue to lose out on the perceived best players (and ones that we recruit heavily) to a rival. More kids going to ND or Ohio hurts the UM recruiting pool and may put a bug in the ear of other recruits from those high schools.
Well, now we know where that car offer came from
Maybe it won't just be Notre Dame. Signing day ain't here yet. I'd take all 3.
Hey I can dream can't I?
How does ND's depth chart look for 2013 and beyond? Will we be likely to see him on the field by 2014?
They're rebuilding at RB so they might have room for 3 in this class. Next year they'll have basically 4 running backs without Isaac. 1 returning junior who's likely to be the starter, a bowling ball rs freshman, and 2 true freshmen. They have another junior rb, but he's played exclusively on special teams, or at corner back for 2 years. I don't think he'll push the 2 starters but he could be in the 2 deep next year, and in 2014.
Looking at Amir Carlisle (USC Transfer), George Atkinson and probably Greg Bryant.
So like any other high-profile ND commit, where will he transfer to in 30 months?
Ty tweeted that this is false and sources should be checked.
Isn't the third or fourth time this particular rumor has come out over the past several months. I feel like you can almost time it with the phases of the moon as in: it's a full moon, commence Ty Isaac decommitment rumor.
If Isaac takes the field against us (Im calling it now) he will have 23 yards rushing. We will have the best LB core in the country by then. WORD.
I'm holding you to this prediction.
If I'm Michigan, I'm trying to sell him on the idea of being a wide receiver right now. The guy has the body of a wide receiver, runs like a wide receiver, and probably has more of an NFL future there than at running back. He supposedly has pretty good hands, too.
Yeah...um...I don't think that would work.
"Hey, guy who thinks he's awesome at running back. I know you're headed to NFL factory USC or you're thinking about joining national championship runners-up as a running back, but hey, why don't you switch positions and come play for us?"
turd gonna turd.
Lennay targeted notre dame and USC players so clearly he must come to Michigan so he is not hoaxed.
I heard that Brian Kelly is alledgedly creating all kinds of smart, beautiful, and giving (if you know what I mean) imaginary girls and allegedly promising their services (if you know what I mean) to recruits. The NCAA is allegedly unsure about how to deal with it since the girls are, you know, imaginary.
Unfortunately however Kelly's plan fell apart when all the imaginary girls.....died.
Take this FWIW but an Auburn commit, Jeremy Johnson, thinks Green is going to choose Auburn. Mike Farrell says its closer than expected also.
Well that would certainly be a kick in the nuts. Maybe when he said he knew where he was going, he meant Auburn and everybody just assumed he was talking about UM. If he does in fact choose AU, then he is really looking for a reason to not go to UM. But it seems very strange. Recruiting is about relationships, and I have a hard time believing one in home visit could make up all that ground for a new coach.
26 to 1 man
The Auburn thing wouldn't make sense. He has said that he wants to play in a pro-style offense and play early. Not only does Gus Malzahn run a non-pro system, but Auburn returns a 1,000-yard rusher in Tre Mason.
(Oh, come on, you can't say that about every recruit...but you can with just about every recruit that goes to Auburn)
When Dunn stayed committed to Ohio even after Meyer came in and began to change things to a spread-based offense. I hate to be the skeptic, but I think the allure of the SEC and playing with the Big Boys in the South will drive Green away from Michigan and towards Auburn.
I really hope I'm wrong, but I've got the same nagging feeling with Green as I had with Suter/Parise over the summer during NHL free agency. Common sense said one or both players would have been a perfect fit with the Wings, and everyone and their mother speculated that the Wings would get at least one of them (Suter). What happened? Wings were essentially left at the altar empty handed with no viable contingency plan.
I have not had a good feeling about the Green recruitment for its entire duration, and I've already prepared myself for a disappointing announcement on Saturday.
has a real shot by touting the immediate playing time and close to home route.
Emotional decisions by 18 yr olds give Aub and Tenn a puncher's chance against UM, especially as our image is "solid and stable" and these 2 are "new and exciting".
Auburn has hired a new RB coach from the NFL ranks in recent weeks. No way to know if this means anything to DG.
Yeah, it was hard for me to believe that too. But even with all the turmoil involving the coaches, we only had a slight lead over AU and Tennessee. Another poster mentioned that the pay walled Rivals board had a post saying how Green was going to shock the world and pick Auburn. I certainly hope he choose us as we are the best fit, on the field and in the classroom, for him.
They've won too many head-to-head recruiting battles against Michigan in the last several years for me to ever take it for granted that Michigan will beat them for any given recruit.
It depends on how much Malzahn offered to Derrick Green last Friday night. Given what we know about Auburn (Cam Newton) and what the ESPN story linked today, we know there's a great chance Malzahn offered cars / cash / jobs to Green and his family.
But your post is about a post that says another poster says something? And the original poster is in the know how?
If one of these recruiting guys says something, one can still be sceptical, but at least there's some possible merit to it. But don't we at least need someone other than "I signed up for an account" to say something?
Only reason I couldn't authenticate the source is because I don't subscribe to any of the pay sites. I know Wiltfong has a post about Green, and I'm curious about what Rivals has to say, also.
I don't know what Auburn can offer Green that we can't, aside from playing in the SEC. Which....uhh....ugh....you know what, that's a pretty damn good plus-side to Auburn. Let's just get to 4pm Saturday so we can get this overwith.
I don't know... I think top tier Big 10 program should be a plus over SEC middling program / doormat (except for rare occassions).
Yes, the rare occasion when they win the National Championship and have a Heisman trophy winner... Three years ago.
the kid was coming here and frankly won't beleive it until he sends in his LOI.
You can't blame auto-correct for that one!
1. There were rumors about ND running back commit G. Bryant (which were squashed today) about him decommitting...maybe Ty had something to do with it?
2. I would like to squash the Ty and D. Green in the '13 class dreams of fellow MGoBloggers
3. Whatever Auburn/Auburn fans think I immediately believe the opposite...no sources necessary
that we have DeVeon Smith in this class. Even if we don't get Green I'm still excited about DeVeon Smith. Scout has him listed at 5'11 and 210 pounds. I understand the need for a top RB but let's keep Mr. Smith in mind.
Nobody's forgetting that Deveon Smith is committed.
Somebody seemingly says this in every thread about running backs, so we couldn't possibly forget.
It's just that these other guys are better. That's all.
And don't forget about Wyatt Shallman too. He's basically Brandon Jacobs.
Shallman is finally admitting that he might play fullback and/or U-back.
Since you mentioned that someone always brings up Deveon Smith, let the record show that henceforth I shall forevermore proclaim Shallman our Mike Alstott, complete with Chris Berman and his PUM PUM PUM sound effects!!
Remember when michigan commits thought a certain recruit was going to commit and so did all of michigans fans? Even though all the services thought he was going to Stanford? I think his name was Joshua Garnett. Seriously calm down, rumors are rumors.
Hoesntly, with the way recent recruits like Diamond, Treadwell, Isaac, and Frost were "guaranteed" to pick us, Green choosing auburn wouldn't shock me. A little surprised, and a lot of disappointed, but not shocked.
Lot of that going around over there, isn't there?
smoke around Ty decommitting for over a month for no substance to exist.
Maybe his dad or HS coach is communicating the door is open, but Ty must be listening at least.
IMO, expect his landing at ND or UM if Green or Bryant go elsewhere.
The melt down on this board is going to be historic if Green picks Auburn.
Damn you Garnett, Diamond, Hart, ECT...
seems to be how it typically goes when we're in on a big name late. Lotsa hype, gets quiet, we hope, we cry, we create mgoboard topics to discuss our sadness
No! Sheridanforheisman it. Derrick green to michigan!
But guys we have Drake Johnson, everything will be alright.
We're going to get dong punched.
Bryant and Folston are as solid as one can be, ahem, before signing day. If ND somehow loses one of those I believe Isaac will be a hard target.
I still think Maize + Blue == Green, however.
Debunked, eh? Or, if proven that this is all a bunch of "bunk", wouldn't it be, bunked?
Let's put Craig James on it....I'm sure he can eliminate all these imaginary girlfriends!