Im on my I-phone. If one of the mods could help with that, I'd be greatly obliged.
This week in Alabama (With RDT)
with some of the typos also? Not a grammar queen but it took me a couple of takes to figure out what he was saying, e.g. not we're = nor were
Good insights. Thanks for taking the time to share the information. On Isaac: USC has a very barren depth chart at RB right now too. That's very rare for a program of that stature.
But I always wonder about the depth chart argument when it comes to positions like RBs and QBs where there can really only be 1 person per position on the field at any time. I mean, with linemen, you have 4-5 spots where you could conceivably fit in, so kids may think "hey, I might not line up at RT, but I could always slip over to guard if needed." But with RBs, you are going to have to compete for playing time regardless, and even though USC's depth is less than expected at that position, it's not like you will become the starting RB by default.
Maybe nothing more than he likes CA, but I just never understood the depth chart argument for kids.
GREAT NEWS!!! If RDT thinks Poggi is going to Bama, he's a lock for Michigan!
I see what you did there .
The Poggi take is interesting since the UM camp (at least at Scout) feel pretty confident that UM is in the lead here. They have been wrong before (with quite a few guys recently) so I guess we will have to wait and see how this one plays out.
Just June filler!
I promise to make up for it on Monday. Lots of good 2014 info, it'll be more fun than getting a speeding ticket in the pouring rain just to watch the cop have to get soaked.
RDT glad to hear you are coming back with regular recruiting updates. You have been sorely missed.
Get into much greater detail about a lot of other recruits Monday.
Thanks for the info. Another good bit of news from our friendly neighborhood Alabama insider.
I couldn't be more excited. TomVH's posts were what got me hooked on this board and to be honest posts like his and RDT are is what this board needs. Glad to have you back RDT!
To correct something someone said earlier, I never said that EJ Levenberry would commit to Michigan. I simply said that the schools were so evenly matched that it could go either way. People simply took that as saying he was leaning towards Michigan. EJ pretty much confirmed my thoughts with his interview on why he chose FSU. The only one that I'll take complete and utter responsibility for is Isaac.
No need to take responsibility.
As many people said last time everybody is wrong sometimes and you're not trying to be like Ace Williams. I for one really appreciate your insights and hope you'll continue to be a regular contributor.
but while you didn't say he was going to commit to Michigan, you did say that Michigan led. That doesn't bother me--it's impossible to get everything right, especially with something as fickle as recruiting high school kids--but it is what it is.
I'd say (based upon what I've heard) I'd say Michigan is the safe bet. His father loves FSU, but EJ loves Michigan. His mother coming on the trip with him to Michigan is a damn good sign for Michigan.
The second recruit is unknown to me right now, but I am hearing that if his Dad likes what he sees, he will allow E.J to pull the trigger. Will that Happen? Hey, your guess is as good as mine. What's is the weather like in AA that weekend? From the people that know something about it, they say that Michigan is definitely EJ's top school at the moment. His Dad does like Florida State, but I don't think it's as much as Mike Farrell says he does. He wants to wait until signing day to decide, that's certain. Having said that, I will say this. For Michigan to turn down Dorian O'Daniel, they had to know something about E.J, and be REALLY confident. Ben Gedeon is a solid prospect, but he's not the kind of prospect that you turn O'Daniel for, Levenberry is. What people haven't mentioned, is that Levenberry and O'Daniel are projected to play the same LB spot at the next level. Gedeon is a bigger kid, and not likely to be used the same as O'Daniel and Levenberry. Do the math.
But except for the slam dunks, has there been any evidence his sources get anything right? That's 0-2.
I wouldn't feel to bad about the Isaac bit. I think everyone was thinking UM on that one and was like whaaa? when it did a 180 for USC so quickly.
There's probably no worse bet than guessing where a 17 or 18 year old kid is going to go to college. Everything is fluid...
Thanks for the info - I'm not going to post anything snarky because it is not me who spent a ton of time writing such a long and sincere post on an iPhone fergodsake. I will be looking forward to what you have to say on Monday and I truly appreciate the weekly updates!
You mentioned in the original post that Hurst's decision could have a negative impact for us recruiting Poggi. I heard that they were recruiting Poggi and Hurst as two different kinds of DT's. One as a 3 tec. and one as a 5. I get them both mixed up, I played LB in High school and never learned the difference. Anyway....... Do you still think Poggi would be worried about DT depth with the two of them being recruited for the two different DT spots?
Plus, it's been pretty clearly established that the caoches want to take 2 DTs, and Poggi may have "treadwell status," ie: they'll save a spot for him.
Welcome back RDT... I enjoy your posts and am not hard core enough to take them as gospel.
In the 4-3 under, the 2 DT spots are nose and 3- tech. 5-tech is the SDE. I haven't heard what spots they are recruiting these 2 for, but it's possible Poggi is being recruited as a 5-tech. I'd be surprised if hurst was since he's a shorter prospect. Maybe they project Hurst as a NT. Perhaps someone has heard something I haven't.
That is correct according to Sam Webb.
Poggi 5, Hurst 3 potentially 1 (NT).
Poggi and Joe Mathis sound like they would be lining up at the same position, if that helps anyone.
I heard somewhere that they were projecting Hurst to NT. I saw it somewhere on the board or heard it from Sam Webb. Can't remember which one.
But it would be nice if we got Poggi, Treadwell, and Green. RDT, nice to have you back. Go Blue, beat Bama. (sorry RDT)
Like Ive stated before on this blog, I was born and raised in B'ham, Al and I currently live in Vegas. I practically have to watch every Bama game just to have something to talk about when I call my family in the fall. I especially appreciate what you bring to this blog RDT. Thanks homie...
Rumor going around that Bama's top commit may have switched to Auburn on his visit.
I wonder how much cash he brought home from that visit.
Word on the street is that he has brought in a new chief negotiator--Cecil Newton. My guess would be well into 6 figures.
it would make up for the whole T.J. Yeldon situation.
It's RDT's world. We just livin' in it
and rooting against (sorry RDT) Alabama in the Women's College World Series.
I love RDT, but is there any reason to think he has inside recruiting information?
Considering his track record, NOPE
Plus a couple weeks ago he was basically saying Poggi was a Michigan lock.
There are no absolutes in recruiting. We're talking about 18 y/o kids. RDT does have contacts that can give the prevailing perspective amongst the high school coaches. If you need something more precise, wait until the first week in February and get your recruiting update then.
He has contacts that can give you...anything? Or how about you wait till his sources show a track record of getting, well, anything right, before you admonish someone for taking it with a grain of salt?
Someday everyone will realize that he's just a creative story teller who has subscription accounts on Rivals and Scout. I guess getting attention on message boards is fun though...
Right now, RDT is somewhere between Raback and BKFinest. The next month should show us what he's got.
Good to have you back RDT. Any inside recruiting info is good content in my book, I don't care how "ground breaking" the news is
So there was a wrong guess on Isaac, a sense about Poggi, a belief about Green, and zero info on Treadwell. Sweet!
RDT, you don't think Green's good friend being a LB at Ohio hurts Michigan's chances a lot? That was my thought on the matter. He said that he prefers the Pro-style (of course!) but I think that relationship is what's keeping Ohio in it despite having a spread offense.
Hurst committing wont really matter at all if we take 2 DTs.
I know it's crazy to ask but What are the chances we get Kendall Fuller over VT now that M is in his top 4? I think he could wear the Charles Woodson no. 2 jersey.
still drunk from the night before?
As doughboy references below, Shakey Jake was an eccentric gentleman who was a staple on campus and the surrounding area, who would play an oft-broken-stringed pink guitar and hustle for money. He died in 2007. I saw many times around Ann Arbor during my mid-90s college years.
Wow I graduated in 02 and didn't realize Shakey Jake had passed away. I guess it's not a huge surprise given the health he seemed to be in, but it's still sad.
I'll have to have a drink for him tonight.
Shakey was an icon for us in the mid 80's. Excellent Drake's reference. Ever purchase one of his tapes? Even with a hard buzz it wasn't good - but we all loved and supported Shakey Jake!
Glad to have RDT back too!
I actually stumbled across a CD from him in a store about five years ago. I don't remember where the store was, but the recordings were from the late 60's and not too bad. It isn't exceptional either but it's very listenable blues - even if you didn't remember SJ from school days (I date to the 80's as well.)
Regarding Drakes, I just walked by there a week ago and thought about Drakes for the first time in a long time. My sister worked there for a few years... used to get some weird jelly beans and candy.
Once when I was waiting to cross the street with him back in the day, I asked him what CD I should buy my brother for Christmas, and his sage advice was, and I quote, "You gots to buy the CD with the most musics."
Coffee? How about some Campbell's soup and an egg salad sandwich?
I still maintain that Shakey Jake is the most lucid MGoBlog poster who is some combination of mentally ill, homeless, and dead.
With dahblue a close second (ZING!).
Need MOAR recruiting updates!
Do you know Jim from Crestwood?
I don't know if this helps, but i know Forrest from Greenbow.
Welcome back RDT! What's the word on the street about Paul Harris?
Whats your feeling on Leon McQuay.
Dude, quit trying to pass yourself off as some sort of recruiting expert.