Ty Issac talked with Aquaman tonight and he told him among other things that he plans on visiting Michigan on March 10. You can see the full update on Issac HERE
Ty Issac visiting Michigan Soon
I'm pre-bucklin' up
to have some advance notice of the hazardous conditions ahead.
Great info. I have to ask, though, what's Aquaman's situation on staff? I thought these were done for mgoblog now or something.
The exact details have yet to be worked out still as Brian has been busy lately.
Awesome, I can't wait to officially have you on staff.
Also, as a fellow Isaac I feel for this guy. It's two A's, not two S's.
So you're related to him ? cool...are you jealous that the family likes him more than you ?
So we can expect a commitment on the 10th then? I don't know if I can wait that long! It would be nice to get him and Treadwell locked up so that they can focus on the defensive front seven.
He has to be impressed with all the OL we are having commit. It'd be nice if he committed on the spot. Ah, to dream.
He needs to get it over with, I've been saying he's the best players/team fit in college football recruiting. He'd be foolish to pass up this opportunity, and I think he knows that. It's almost redundant to say this now, but my God, look at who he'd be running behind in 2 years?
I've seen you on this board posting now quite a lot and like what you have to add. I do have a question as far as the Bama vs Michigan game next fall, are there any 2012 freshmen on Bama's side that we might see some sort of playing time from?
Well, this is pure speculation, and this will be based upon just word of mouth at this point. That being said however:
Landon Collins will see the field, due to the loss of several players in the defensive backfield
T.J. Yeldon-The kid has a body structure that is ready to carry the ball in the SEC, and we all know how talented he is.
Chris Black- If he pulls his head out of his ass, he should see the field.
Amari Cooper- Ready to contribute now
Eddie Williams (Of course)- The guy can do so much, you'd be hard pressed to keep him off the field
Brandon Green- Big thick kid, could see a rotation at right tackle
Alabama is simply loaded right now, so it's hard to speculate who will play. Saban is tough on his freshies, but he also gets the most out of them.
Also, I love Dakota Ball, but he'll need a RS year. Denzell Devall has been getting a lot of buzz, so that's a name too. Cyrus Jones is VERY talented, and he'll see the field, I'm just not sure how much production we'll see.
You know I would like to think how good it is for us that so many freshmen might see the field for you guys, but you have so much talent that honestly it's probably not going to be that much of a difference. So what would you consider your strengths going into the game? I'd say right now M's is Denard, RB, and OL. Honestly I am not sure what on our defense will be a strength. I think we have some talented players on defense, I just am not sure who continues to develop. I think Countess takes a big step forward this year, and Kovacs is definitely a strength as well. As for weaknesses, I think we may have trouble finding a playmaker at receiver, and I am worried about the center of our Dline.
I'm taking notes... I want to impress the in-laws in Florence next Thanksgiving with my deep knowlege of Bama football.
If we're following our recent trend in recruiting, visit=commitment. They have become synonmous.
I am with tide on this, I think Isaac knows this is the best place for him. I would not be shocked if he commits on the 10th.
Great, if not we'll get someone else, I really am not going to fret, I am very confident we are getting 1-2 solid running backs.
Yes, we'd get someone else...but I still really, really want Isaac to commit. His highlight video is football bliss.
I am expecting a commit on that day.GO BLUE!!!
Would love to see LTT, Bosch, Shallman and Shane make the trip to AA that weekend as well. Nothing like getting to know the guys who will be blocking for you and handing the ball off to you to get a commit to pull the trigger.
That would be huge to get those guys on campus with him. I'd like to see all the o-lineman make the trip to help recruit him.
I thought that Colin McGovern is also visiting on the 10th, is that still on?? If he does that would seem to signal that we will take another OL. Who else is slated to be visiting that weekend??
I'm talking with Colin tomorrow. I'm interested to hear what he has to say although my guess is that his interest in Michigan will wane with the five guys they've picked up along with the great offer list he has.
What about DT? Anyone know who we "should" end up getting? Obviously there are wishlist guys, but who has Michigan high on their list and have a pretty good shot of ending up here?
Sorry about off topic, not sure how long I have to wait before I can post my own topic...
100 points till you can start your own thread I believe.
I know UVs aren't set in stone but I thought he was visiting ND, UM, and USC (in that order). We just had a guy commit on the same day he was suppose to visit MSU, so it could happen.
Not just for the fact that we lead with Isaac and Treadwell. I'm just dreaming about Vanderdoes, Levenberry, O'Daniel, Cravens, and Fuller on the Defense too. Chance that I think we get all of them: 1%. Anyway, one can dream.
Current percentages (IMO) for all the guys I just mentioned based on publically available info and no inside knowledge:
Ty Isaac: 75%
Ty Isaac: 76.3748493922%
I'd like to see some regression analysis and z scores, but oh well.
Confidence Intervals or GTFO
Why so low on Treadwell?? I think he's pushing 60. I also like our chances with Vanderdoes more than Fuller. He seemed pretty excited for our offer. And hasn't Levenberry named us as his leader, whereas Ty Isaac has said only that we're in his top group?
Ty Isaac has not only said we were in his top group, but was very adamant about UM making the cut when he does narrow his list down. Strangely enough he couldn't name any other schools when asked. Quote from Tremendous update:
He wants to start narrowing things down. He's down to a top five that includes Michigan, but he doesn't have a number one. He said he was working on determining who the other schools were but wasn't specific as to who they actually were.
Call me optimistic but to me it seems we are his leader
I do love precise figures of probability!
I have Isaac slightly higher at Ty Isaac: 76.3748493923%
I hate to hijack a thread, but I'm wondering what the '3-star mafia' meme is. What does that mean? Is it that if we recruit too many 3-stars, the 3-star mafia will come and get us? Was it that Rich Rod was building a 3-star mafia of sleepers?
I've been lurking here since just after the coaching search began last year, and as far as I can tell, the "3 star mafia" refers to the fact that RR tended to get lots of them to commit pretty early in the process, so we'd be left with a "3 star mafia" for our recruiting class. Someone else with more knowledge can of course correct me if I'm wrong
3 star mafia goes back to the RR days when people (fascinated with stars) were giving him flak for not recruiting well, how Brady Hoke does. "3-star mafia" produced some pretty good players though, ala Martavious.
What do you think the actual chances he would commit on the 10th? I know that he has to be feeling a little bit of pressure due to the class filling up so quick. With the o-line classes we have had, he has to see that he will be able to do some things.
What pressure? Isaac knows that he is our top prospect on our board, and therefore, we will leave a spot open for him as long as it takes.
I'd be shocked if he committed on the 10th.
Is having second thoughts now that he sees what kinda line he could have ran behind. Go luck running in a spread when you are a pro style guy!
Eh, doubtful. And Pro-style guys can do well in spread style offenses, especially if the offense is tweaked. Think Minor, just without the nagging injuries.
Point... Wish Minor would have dropped the injury bug... But Dunn still blew a great opportunity to run behind some great lineman
Is Joliet Academy a ND feeder school and have we previously had any success pulling kids from there to Michigan?
Snaggin him from the likes of ND and USC would be fantastic.
Yes Joliet Catholic is a feeder school to ND. I believe Rudy was from there. As far as Michigan and JCA goes, the only guy I can think of that we got from there was Mike Kolodziej back in 2002. Otherwise I am not aware of any other players coming from there to Michigan.
Fortunatly, ND is due for a bad year this year and USC is under heavy probation. I like our chance. Just give him time
Lets do it!!!
If he commits on the 10th, then who will his buddy be? Dukes is buddied up with Kugler, so Isaac has to have someone lined up to keep the trend going or does the staff have someone in mind already?
Thats what I'm Talking about!!
I'm a Joliet native. Am typing from there right now, in fact.
The kid's unbelievable. The Rudy thing isn't as influential around here as it used to be...
... but it still carries PLENTY of weight. The Golden Domers outnumber us Wolverines substantially around here. But there's a fair amount of Maize and Blue fans.
And even more counterreactionary just flatout anti-ND types.
Still, I believe our last recruit out of Joliet Catholic was Mike Kolodziej (?), under Carr, who had to stop playing due to risk of severe neurologic injury. So we have a real shot, especially with the Mighty Hoke.
But the favorite HAS to be ND until proven otherwise.
My Gawd I love Brady Hoke!!! Been waiting for that true 5* tailback commit for years. Isaac and Treadwell are the most important recruits left (at least on the offensive side of the ball). Though James Quick and Deveon Smith would be an ok sub if we whiff. Buckled and pill-bottled up. whoohooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
..and yes, suffice to say with our OL haul and pro style sets, Dunn should have listened to his head as opposed to his heart...
We definitely agree with you but he made the right choice for him. Ty Isaac needs to do the same. I would much rather these prospects take their time an make a firm commitment to a program rather then committing and decommitting whenever their hearts fancy.
We will be fine regarding tailback whatever Ty Isaac decides to do.
Man, things are crazy when you risk losing a slot at Michigan because you wait until the Spring Game to visit.
Ty Isaac reminds me (at least physically) of Eddie George, and he has some of the same straight up running style.
Would make me dislike him without having seen any video. There has got to be a better comparison than that guy!
I love A-Train but comparing him and AP alongside each other is a bit of a stretch. Maybe size wise but AP is in another class.
I'm worried that Isaac is distracted by too many other teams at this point. We can't go all the way down to the last days of next January waiting for a commitment from this guy. If Deveon Smith or another decent 4 star running back wants to come to Michigan I say we take them first and hope that Isaac will still come. But judging from this interview, he is by no means a lock for Michigan.
Treadwell is a similar problem...in addition to ND and OSU, now Alabama has offered him...if I had to make a random guess, he'll be this year's Diamond...leaning blue the whole time...until he doesn't. Thankfully, I have no actual information, just based on what I've read and intuition.
My twin sons are high school juniors and a whole bunch of them around the country will be taking the SAT that date. The fates of a lot of college aspirants will be decided March 10. My guess is that Ty takes the plunge and commits in Ann Arbor that day.
He'll be visiting ND on March 3rd, Michigan on March 10th, and USC in late March or early April. USC doesn't make too much sense at this point. They had three O-linemen for the 2012 class and have only offered Tunsil and Pocic for 2013. Neither of those two OTs have USC in their top-five. Looking at the dates, It seems like Deveon Smith may be making a decision earlier than Issac.