Check Wolverine247 at 8am. Big news coming on the Michigan recruiting front. michigan.247sports.com
Both Shane Morris and Allen Trieu have tweeted that a surprise is coming tomorrow too
DGB come on down!
I hope you're right. As in: Dorsey Goes Blue.
Well, maybe it could be him as a upcoming walk on since GRCC no longer has a football team,
Trieu just posted the same thing except he guessed 7:00am. Christmas Eve?
I don't think I'll get any sleep tonight and I have an exam at 9:30! Thanks a lot NSD.
Good news that doesn't wear out my F5 key all goddamn day.
Spoiler Alert: Josh Garnett and Brionte Dunn are switching commitments to M
All i want is garnett and wright
Keep Wright. I'm not in the business of judging recruits based on their production in HS (I think its a big dbag thing to get pissed that we offer a 2-3*), but I don't want a low character guy to come in regardless of talent. Let someone else have him...
Morning can't come soon enough. Maybe NSD won't be so boring after all.
Wayne Morgan .. that's my two cent guess.
he...is not a high caliber recruit at this point.
Where are you reading that he'll be a HIGH CALIBER recruit?
I mean, "I would be shocked if Michigan would be willing to take him now because it's no longer clear he's even a big 6 conference prospect." He's the like 138th ranked linebacker to Scout.
I'm expecting the guy tomorrow to be a high 3 star.
He's ranked nicely on Rivals and 24/7 Sports though...
There are other opinions than just Scout.com, is all.
Rivals - 5.7, which is a notch below a 4* 5.8
24/7Sports - 95, which is a very nice 4*
Whatever, we'll know soon enough.
EDIT: not hoping it's Morgan, was just a guess.
Becky Dantonio!... the whole team morale has went up
Hold me TomVH!
Someone is butthurt tonight and downvoting every post
Per the Scout guys, so please don't suggest Stefon Diggs.
So what you're telling me is that Stefon Diggs is coming?
Do they say a 4* or if it will be a sleeper?
AllenTrieu Allen Trieu
Michigan has 24 listed commitments right now, but I'm expecting 25 LOIs to be sent in tomorrow
Yup, the surprise commit is really happening. 7 AM sharp!
Does that mean he doesn't like our chances with Diamond?
If it is 7am....it's clearly a kid either south or east....the going thought seems to be WR. Kinda exciting, but I wont bother to get too excited. I have a name in mind but pretty sure it would get shot down if I brought it up though....
What have you got to lose, its the friggin internet fergodsake!
I think Hoke flipped someone from Michigan State.
I will say Aaron Burbridge and take the negative points just to give people something to do to take their minds off this big news about big news.
I doubt he'll be able to qualify at Michigan.
yea, that's maybe why they were not pursuing him in the beginning. now that they know he has the grades to qualifqy, they offered. And since certain MSU commits already know about Michigan, it did not take much time to decide or vist.
UM and MSU have the same academic standards for athletes.
Burbridge would be ideal. What a blow it would be to Sparty.
my guess as well.
it's absolutely, 100% not going to be Brionte Dunn.
Dunn is already enrolled.
Steve just changed it to 7 AM as well for when he can release it.
if i set my iphone to 7am does that mean that i will know who it is????
Just curious, but can recruits begin signing their letter of intents at midnight exactly or is it during business hours? If I am not mistaken, I still think the letters of intent are faxed in to the coaches (Considering the state of recruiting, maybe tweeting would be more appropiate...) so I don't know when these can start rolling in.
Says on LOI must be after 7 am, and you can fax or scan then email to coaches.
Just a wild guess, but maybe a last pitch to Pharoah Brown now that we missed on Sam Grant?
anyone from purdue ripe for da picken?
(snake oil sarcasim)^^^
I know he is supposed to announce on Friday, but Diamond is still my guess. It being the Central timezone would give a good reason why people are saying 8:00/7:00 am.
7 am in Michigan is 6 am central...
which is why if he would announce at 8 it would be 7 in MI.
Diamond sending his in early (before his announcement) was my first guess too, but Allen on scout specifically said its not diamond
Jaquay Williams...but I have absolutely nothing other than rumors to back that up.
What would we really have here if we all didn't comment on hopeless rumors?
For what it's worth, I'm also hopeless, and I also think it's Jaquay Williams.
Why wouldn't this be Jordan Diamond? This is not the Sam Webb (surprise) recruit. It's the Big News recruit. Is it because he never visited?
Diamond's not announcing until the 3rd.
Given that Scout and 247 are the ones reporting this, I don't think it's an attempt by Rivals to increase their traffic.
Rivals is saying the same thing.
what do your superpowers tell you??
I'm not going to make stuff up; I don't really know. We started kind of late as far as 2012 guys go, so we were never able to develop those contacts in time.
Don't sell yourself short. You guys are off to a great start, even with numerous 2012 recruits
whatever it is, it's real.
Sam Webb was the first to say it and he's on scout. It's been mentioned by all of the big 4 sites, so yea.
from what I've heard.
That would be nice!
It's a strong class either way, but a nice surprise will finish things off in style and help us regain some momentum going into the 2013 class.
I saw it on 247 that the NCAA won't allow it because it is considered a recruiting advantage or something like that.
It's either Jaquay Williams or Aaron Burbridge - same as Neo - just rumors.
If it is Burbridge...I would be beyond psyched! I absolutely think that kid is a monster - Manningham redux!
Aaron Burbridge will sign his LOI to play for Michigan State tomorrow. End of story.
Aquaman - they super powers are to kill the dreams of anyone who would dare to dream.
And to talk to fish apparently....
maybe after madaris signing, its arnett....
Pretty sure Arnett is already taking classes at MSU.
Is all MSU
How amazing would we think the coaches are if they pulled that off?! We can only dream right? (Saying this, I really like the WR pickups Michigan already has. But DGB, man that would be some icing on a hypothetical cake).
Yes, that would seem the likely candidate.
Now this may sound completely crazy but a few hints dropped on rivals...
One was that this was from "Left.......Field"
Another poster who is very well connected asking if anyone remembers John David Booty from USC.
For those that don't remember, Booty was a QB who ended up graduating HS a year early and enrolling at USC a year earlier than expected....
maybe its alluding to a three word name like dorial-green-beckham when he said john-david-booty... and word is he is supposedly with an SEC team... AND its from LEFT field.. missouri is to the left of us.
think about it... what a bigger selling point than to sell the number 1 wr, the possibility to wear the #1 michigan jersey, which for a decade, was the premier wr in football.... imagine hoke selling that beckham has a good shot to bring it back. see, all the other schools cannot offer this.
So you're suggesting Shane Morris is going to sign tomorrow? If so, that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard, even more so if true. Denard will be the QB next year so why would Shane waste a year? Not going to happen. They also said this isn't a Diggs level surprise, meaning no 5 star and definitely not Shane.
Both imply a baseball kid. Holy shit, it's Bubba Starling!!! Whooot
This must have been part of the Prince Fielder deal...Scott Boras is a crafty bastard.
That would be stupid for Shane to waste a year of eligibility.
He'd redshirt and be able to compete for a starting position in 2013 as opposed to redshirting in 2013 and trying to overtake the returning starter in 2014 or start as a true freshman in 2013. It seems like it might give him another year as a starter.
Against a guy with 3 years experience and two in the system as a RS freshman, where if he didn't get the job he'd go from a three year to a two year starter.
Unless this guy turns into the #1 recruit OVERALL in the Country, he's not beating out 3 years of college experience. How quickly we forget how highly ranked Devin was for the new hotness. Best case he comes in 2013, redshirts, learns for a year as a back up, then plays 3 years as a starter.
Wouldn't he play for 4 years as starter if he redshirts in 2013? Devin will be a junior next season, and the only season he'd be without Denard is 2013.
He gets the medical redshirt. If he doesn't then that would be the case.
Jaquay Williams, as long as he got some things straightened around earlier this evening in regards to his school qualifying stuff. That was from earlier this evening. Tom said he doesn't mind things being shared with other blogs, I'm guessing he means this one since he has such close ties! Must have gotten everything approved, mark it down for 7 a.m. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So you think it's Williams?
um.. did you even read the post? I'm tempted to call you a sparty troll because you can't read.
The post specifically said "this must stay here"
Dude seriously he specifically said keep your mouth shut on This one
Let's thrown some names up. I think its JaQay Williams as well
Said player plays for Michigan, coaches know what they're doing. Jake Ryan and frank Clark were pretty anti climactic.
So can I go ahead and assume that at 7 AM tomorrow when I try and get on here I'm gonna get the bad gateway error?
sometimes in times of dire need, Twitter is your friend.
You don't have to worry about students like me clogging up the servers.
But I don't want to wait till 7am.
J Williams, Auburn soft verbal, is my guess.
but Hoke and company have exceeded all my wildest expectations over the last 13 months, from the season, to recruiting, to the quality of kids they appear to be targetting.
To have a great surprise tomorrow would not be a surprise based on their track record.
Maybe Hoke called him up????
That doesn't read well for us...
And if he's announcing at 8:45, that doesn't line up either.
hint that he was going to Georgia? I read it on the ESPN article when Shaq Wiggins got his UGA offer. Williams, Wiggins, and a top 2014 recruit all attend Sandy Creek HS.
Georgia fans think they have him in the bag, for what it is worth.
I just saw this as well in a google search. I don't understand where all the Williams to M talk originated. Did he ever even visit? In the articles I found it sounded like Wiggins wants Williams to come play with him at Georgia also, which doesn't bode well for our efforts with him...
TomVH stoked that fire. I would have to guess that since all the Midwestern guys from all the recruiting services are breaking this that it is more local than that.
Because he decided not to go to either of those schools and somehow got talked into Michigan! Wanted to be the next great receiver to come from the Great University of Michigan!
I say Dunn says SIKE and signs a Michigan LOI.
No way that happens
I pick....Ken Griffey III, since we're obsessed with names here.
If he gets a last minute offer - might commit.
I just hope everyone is happy for the kid, even if its a 3*, rather than complaining because all these rumors suggest otherwise
I concur. Whoever this is, it's a kid the coaches want, and who wants to be a Wolverine.
And from the sounds of it it's definitely not Gibbs!!! I'm telling you it's Williams!
And from the sounds of it it's definitely not Gibbs!!! I'm telling you it's Williams!
supposedly this prospect is commited elsewhere right? Then it definitely can't be Gibbs. Plus theres no way we'd close the door on Diamond before he even announced. Bring on another WR!
Say "Brionte Dunn" one more time M#&%*$#ker!! I dare you!! I double dare you!!"
Anybody we can bring aboard to help out, no matter the stars, is good news.
If Shane is privy to it, one might reasonable assume it's a WR or TE.
Taylor McNamara? Hmmmmmm. Doubt it but just bouncing off of your idea. Good thought. I was thinking. Someone local, TE/WR/OL or someone like Dennis Norfleet.
The big surprise is without question Gunner Kiel. At 3am he will decommit from ND and verbal to Ohio. Then in a diabolical scheme to get even with Dan Marino, he will sign a LOI to Michigan tomorrow.....hold it!!...I got my facts a little mixed up...
My hope is Bralon Addison shocks the world..because Bralon is like Braylon but it doesnt have a "y" in between the "a" and the "l" ... do you guys notice that ? that is pretty cool isnt it ?
never go full retard!
i better not wake up at 8am for no reason.
May be a name to look at. I'm pretty confident it's Williams however.
It's not Dwayne Stanford. It's not Aaron Burbridge. It's not Durron Neal. Those are three names you can cross off with complete certainty, provided it is a WR that's rumored.
According to the voices in my head it looks like V'angelo Bentley.
I'm guessing Diamond or Brionte Dunn switching over. Those are the only two high calibers that I can think of that we would have a legitmate shot at.
Both those guys are five stars on Scout and someone said it wasn't a five star.
So bascially you are saying either Brionte Dunn is going to unenroll at OSU and comitt to us tomorrow or Diamond is going to cancel the big planned announcement for Friday...umm yeah no
Sorry for any mispelling but what about Devon Bogard? Him and/or Dennis Norfleet. Shane's Darren Sproles.
Puff puff pass man.
The surprise is that I will be awake.
which is why I am saying Thompson
Actually though, Thompson seems like the most logical answer to me. We seemed close to reeling him in early, he's a 4 star at a position of need, etc.
are never wrong and I'm hearing it's Yuri Wright. If signing Wright is wrong, I don't want to be right, amirite?
Disclosure: by "well-placed sources" I mean "voices I hear when I'm alone" and by "never wrong" I mean "frequently if not always wrong."
Also, by "Yuri Wright" I mean "Demar Dorsey."
That is all.
I personally think/hope it'll be Croom.
just a little and I am not talking about Isiah Pead.
I will simply get into my time machine, travel ahead in time then come back and tell you who it is......give me a few minutes and I'll be right back
Well it must be someone pretty big to generate all the excitement. BUT WHO???
Wait who was the first signing day surprise? Sam Webb said there is another?
Well TVH who got the internet a buzz about Jaquay Williams said is was not him.
A verbal to another school. Position of need. I got nothing.
i read that fans would think his senior film is impressive. you only say that about a sleeper.
Vincent Smith 2.0/Darren Sporles 1.2.5 LE
THIS JUST IN.....Anthony Standifer will sign a letter of intent to Michigan by marking an "X" on the signature line tomorrow morning!!
looks like scout is saying norfleet.
don't freak out. it's on their main page not behind a paywall.
Sam Webb and Allen Trieu both say it's a Norfleet flip.
Could really bring a different element to the return game. Can't wait for him to get here.
Edit: And, as with everything else, he's a very solid 4-star on every service but ESPN, which has him as a pretty low 3-star. Everyone agrees that he's tiny, has great balance and excellent acceleration. Darren Sproles FTW!
Sam Webb, Allen Trieu, Helmholdt, Wiltfong et al confirm
Confirmed out of his own mouth, which is even more important than the recruiting services...
Norfleet's senior film is superb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prLLifss1Bw
It's Dennis Norfleet!
We were assured that it was a WR who'd committed to an SEC school. Please don't tell me that somebody was pulling stuff out of his butt and passing it off as good information on the internet. I'm shocked.
Sarcasm aside, Norfleet's a great addition to the class, and it's great to get another kid out of the PSL in Detroit, too. His size/weight combo is very similar to Jamie Morris as a freshman.
So the surprise is Norfleet, right? There's not him AND someone else? I'm sorry for being greedy.
And their sources are full of it. Almost 400 posts, quoting TomVH and others, and it takes till it's just flat out released for anyone to even bring up the correct name. All that fretting for nothing.
I love signing day.
that the kid is a current Purdue verbal...