Some good news, according to 24/7.
Edit: Added a link that is not behind paywall
we only get bad news in 2014
You suck the big one dude. Seeing this kind of made my morning. I'm just gonna start hatin on all the sucky fans that always be hatin on my team. You're all going to be hatin me too. Hatin one more time.
It is spelled Hating...
The More You Know.......
I bet if he was verbally saying it in front of you he would be saying hatin. Love our English slang
You must feel better about yourself and so much more intelligent. Please help more awesome guy!
You totally took that the wrong way.
I think he was joking dude.
Finding out who leads to see where a 17 year old goes to college made your morning? And I thought MY life sucked...
Was a little good news for a Monday morning. Don't know how it wouldn't be if you're on this site and by the looks of it, your life probably does suck. Sorry about that.
Wasn't 2014 all shiny ducks and roses?
Problem is, it's the Exxon Valdez variety of shiny duck:
Note that this shiny duck is getting a bath before it's returned to the wild. Boo oil spills, and yeah ducks!
(Kidding aside, I think this board is way too hard on 2014 - early returns are an Elite 8 appearance, a great softball team, great success in gymnastics, swimming, etc. And we've got a shiny new OC who I suspect will cause some smiles around here before The Game. Oh, and Jabrill Peppers eventually occupying huge areas of the backfield, making life much tougher on opposing QBs.)
Agreed! Years always start of well since that is Beilein's turn. We've had Final 4s, Elite 8s, Big 10 championships, a few years ago we were hauling in recruits every 3 hrs in a February, among the other sports you mentioned. Things just start to get dicey around early/mid April - and then tend to swoon through November lately ...
First quarter 2014 was excellent. Now we clench....
Clench? Or did you mean clinch? Determining the correct vowel here could make all the difference.
Nope - clenching is what I meant... I will unclench about Thanksgiving when bball is back hot and heavy.
Did it lay out any visit plans for him to Michigan or OSU? And I think he wanted to make his (another) decision over the summer?
Information is public - on both Steves' twitters
A short article quoting the 24/7 piece:
Long time before signing day especially for a kid that is already a decommit from UNC. Glad Michigan is going to be in the race.
Exactly. This kid seems to be leaning in whichever direction the wind blows.
until I realized you're probably right.
...wait, what about PSU?
This is good though, fun, I'll just wait until he makes a decision before I cheer. Is there a date?
Does not compute.
If you look at his interests on 247Sports, we're decided in the lead ("Warmer", as they put it), ahead of Georgia, Michigan State, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Tennessee. It lists Auburn and North Carolina as "cool" as well, and then there is the long list of schools that at least offered (that list includes Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Northwestern among schools in the Big Ten anyway).
I no longer care for or follow recruits unless they commit. Hell, I don't even watch their highlight tape until after they commit. After the commit-clusterf*ck of 2012 I don't get my hopes up anymore.
We just need to WIN - not raise an eyebrow every time a kid shows interest in Michigan.
I just realized that my interest in recruiting has waned over the past year and a half for these same reasons.
Yup, always enjoyable!
... recruiting "burnout."
But I'm not sure why 2012 soured you to the process. While we're still waiting for these players to develop, that was one of Michigan's best classes ever (#4 Scout; #7 Rivals), and we've retained all but one of those guys (i.e., Kaleb Ringer, who ended up being hurt). [And we grabbed Norfleet on signing day... insert "Yay" from Brian.]
Maybe '2012' was a typo.
on signing day, when the ink is dry.
Would love to have him, but We may want to not want to count our chickens early here.
likes. He's attending their camp this summer according to Maize n Brew.
We may need o get him back for another viit after that.
If Michigan is the place he wants to go, I wouldn't be excited until pen meets paper on NSD. Also, I feel like Notre Dame can make a definite push here. Especially with the comments he gave Wiltfong, you can see why Notre Dame would be an attractive destination for Clark. "I'm actually going to the invite-only Irish camp on June 26th," Clark said. "Notre Dame is definitely TE U. The last seven players at the position they've had at tight end have gone on to the NFL. They even run three tight end sets. That stuff is a plus for me but there are other things I'm looking at with them too. My mom is crazy about Notre Dame." Things will start to become more clear once the summer rolls around. Also, Clark confirmed on Sunday that he had been invited to Nike's The Opening.
Regardless of everything said there, ND is a long shot. His academics are of question.
He will get here and tear his ACL.
Better not offer him a scholli. I think he will, just to prevent us from improving. He knows our weakness are OL and TE.
that dude damn sure looks like a TE