If we can't get him, and it appears that we won't, I hope he's the next Desean Jackson at Cal rather than OSU.
Updated: Stefon Diggs News (Not Good News)
Cancer? I don't think hes a cancer? He just left for his official visit. I'd like him to stay as far away as possible from Ohio.
You have Hoke on speed dial? You can't call him a cancer, if you dont know the whole story.
I said this above, but I think its safe to assume that the visit mishap was more than a misunderstanding. If the coaches are willing to drop a kid like that off of their board after a non-visit, he definitely showed them up. If it was just a misunderstanding, they would apologize and keep recruiting him, given his talent.
I never got hope in for Diggs...I'd be cool with Chesson this year and Treadwell in 2013.
I just hope to God that he isn't drawn in by the snake oil salesman that is Urban Meyer. I completely agree with the coaches though. If he doesn't take the time to make sure to meet with our coaches when they are in the area then he isn't interested
will paint him as the next Percy Harvin. Remember Diggs, Desmond Howard got all the hardware (Heisman, Bilitnikof, Super Bowl, SB MVP etc....) not Percy. Go Blue!!!!
if he were to land at tuos. Something just seems abrupt about this...similar to Dunn visiting their this weekend.
Fine with me, leaves us a spot open for Dorial Green-Beckham
Or, "Megatron's Clone?" Let's get him! ;)
Thats fine by me. If he ends up at Ohio, then Yuri Wright will shut his ass down.
I don't always talk about 17 year old boys, but when I do, I prefer michigan commits.
I was talking about Yuri Wright when he comes to mich. Im that confident he will go blue
You want strong character guys, and guys that want to be at Michigan. Honestly, if Diggs really wanted to be at Michigan, he could have easily given a verbal commitment already. Compromising your values to bring in a recruit because someone is a 4 or 5 star is short sighted, and simply doesn't pay off in the end. Exhibit A: TP & Ohio.
Not only am I not disappointed, I'm pleased that this came out now, and not later. Yes, Diggs is a High School student, and his head is spinning with the courting going on. But choices he makes now typically correlate and predict choices down the road. Having Michigan coaches show up and be told by someone else, "sorry, come back later, he's in California today" is absolutely inexcusable and a gross lack of respect. They wasted time and money that could have spent on another visit. If Diggs didn't appreciate that, it is his loss.
It is better to move on today than to have him accept an offer and cause problems down the road. Even worse, make a verbal commitment now and pull it on or around signing day. This is clearly a case where a "bird in the hand is worthy two in the bush." Specifically, I'd rather have Payton, or Chesson, or Madaris, or Powe, than hold out hope for Diggs and have him go down in flames.
This is Michigan, for God's sake. Some of these guys need to shit or get off the pot. Diggs will not make or break this class. We can take four more at most, and from the post with Recruit decision dates there are at least 11 solid recruits still in the mix, most ranked with 4 or 5 stars. It is getting to be the time to stop saving room on the bus. Hoke and Mattison know what they are doing, and this is shaping up as the greatest recruiting class in years.
It takes more than being able to run fast, tackle, or jump high to be a Michigan Wolverine, and I want to see us keep it that way. Let's hope he learns a lesson from this, and let others see what we have done and know that we don't tolerate that kind of stuff. Let him go to the SEC!
Hoke, when asked the reason for the success of this year's team said: "They like each other."
Therefore, when a player displays a selfish lack of common courtesy---not showing for a prearranged and agreed-upon visit--that failure should raise questions about how much this players' teammates will like him. It should raise questions about whether the player will contribute to the common good of the team. No matter how many stars a player has, star ratings are unreliable, and, in the end, he may end up subtracting more than he adds to the team.
Hoke, as a disciple of Bo, certainly recognizes what is most important to success::
"The team. The team. The team."
that Richrod brought in some really solid guys, and kept some really solid Lloyd guys around. Not trying to start a Richrod discussion, just cool that the team seems so down to earth despite all the crap they've been through
He also brought in a bunch of guys who bailed on the program.
Not trying to hijack, but with all the talk about Chesson committing soon, does that mean we've cooled on Payton?
He seems like he wants to take his time with his decision. I don't think that we have cooled on him, but the question is if there will be a spot once he does decide.
We don't want Diggs anyways!
This will prove to be for the best in retrospect. Mich rather have Jehu, who will bleed maize and blue. Come on down Jehu, come and be a part of this awesome tradition.
If you are interested in Michigan, you better walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Cliche, I know, but it's obviously the rule now based off this and Pharoh Brown's visit to Oregon.
Sucks. He would've been a Watkins like game changer, but with AD already in the fold and Chesson (a big target for odds are Gardner and then Morris) odds are coming in, I'm not too beat up about this.
I'm disappointed If we really don't have a chance anymore, no matter who's decision it is to end it.
how is it not Diggs' decision, when he knew the coaches were coming to his home, but decided to visit another school?
He blew it...
I doubt he's losing any sleep over it. It's not like Michigan was one of his top three finalists. The kid still seems interested in a bunch of schools.
Like, "Those who show up to begin with..."
"As far as Michigan's interest, it's a business and they had some concerns about me academically," Diggs admitted.
I want to . . . make sure there are certain things in place for me to succeed in school. I like people staying on top of me and that kind of thing. I know it's college, but I need a little extra help sometimes here and there."
This was early in the recruiting process. Diggs had turned things around as the year went on.
Obviously he's a markie name, but if the ship has sailed in the fashion it has it makes sense to move on. Just don't go to Ohio!!!!!!FFS.
Odds are we'll never know about what happened with the coaches visit or that we'll ever know who cooled on who. By all accounts Diggs is supposed to be a good kid, which is probably at least in some small part why we were interested.
If it hasn't or doesn't work out, it's okay. We'll pick up another recruit. This recruit may not be as highly ranked. This recruit may turn out to be a first rounder at some point. This recruit might not pan out...........we don't know.
For now, I'll keep trusting the coaches and wish young Mr. Diggs all the best with his future.
I'm kind of embarrassed by the kid's flaking out on the coaches if that's true.
To answer all the
#Michigan fans about Diggs, they are still in it, he hasn't really eliminated any of his 9 or so yet
But we only want men who want to wear the Maize and Blue. Not Diggs. What an ass.
We don't know if this is 100% true. I'm not going to crucify this kid without knowing for sure.
To me, it sure seems like they're trying to fill spots ASAP and looking for recruits who aren't looking to take visits/decide closer to signing day.
They were all about McNamara, he didn't come right away so they were on the PA tight end. He didn't come, so they offered Grant from Kalis' school.
Personally, I'd like to see a fight for some top guys until the end with these last 4 spots. This is Michigan, we can get a Big East bound 3* TE whenever we want.
on this site, at least. We're classy!
rivalsmike Mike Farrell
We just need to keep on keep'n on with Diggs. After all, life's a garden - Digg it.
this must be why we got Darboh.
This is the type of thing that makes people question Diggs' character...
...and yet when we questioned his character in the past, many people got upset.
Where there's smoke there's often fire when it comes to recruiting. Rumors don't just start for no good reason.
I don't remember the Diggs character conversation, but the fact that some/most rumors are true doesn't mean that all rumors should be spread. That's especially true when the rumors are about high school kids that we haven't met.
As long no Ohio State, cool.
I'd like to have someone with his talent commit to the school obviously, but only if they truly want to be here.
"Apparently Diggs and the coaches had an arrangement for an in-home visit but Diggs took an official visit to Cal instead, without telling the coaches. So the coaches showed up while Diggs wasn't there"
Then I don't want this kid in a winged helmet. I'm not saying all of our recruits have to be saints, but some basic respect for others seems like a good starting point. Best of luck, Mr. Diggs.
"Ain't no use in havin a tiger in the house, if it's just gonna turn around and bite ya in the ass"
Too bad he seems flakey - would've loved to see this guy in the slot catching passes in the big house.