at least it's not just us?
That's something for the coaches to do. Mind yo biz.
Realizes, as a booster, you could be committing what could be perceived as a recruiting contact violation, don't you?
Leave the kids alone. You're not part of the program. Wait till they hit the field, then cheer.
Sam Webb Hinted on yesterdays show that we should not be on commitment watch for any of these guys this weekend. Although anything can happen when a kid gets on campus, and Michigan is in good shape for both of them, he doesn’t believe that a commitment is likely this weekend. Personally I say why not! Bring on the Worm!!!
Is awsome. Smart o linemen are also awesome e.g Stefan Humphries.
Yeah I dunno why Wormley is dragging out his recruitment. Normally kids want to see other schools and enjoy the recruitment process, but outside of UM, MSU, and OSU offers, Wormley's offer list isn't all that. OSU is in flames and Wormley has never mentioned MSU, so what are we missing here? Where is Wormley gonna visit, Toledo? Indiana?
I agree If Wormley leaves with thought committing this weekend it would make a strange situation stranger. Wormley’s visit seems very similar to The Erik Magnuson visit a couple of weeks ago. Seems like if he likes what he sees than he should probably just go ahead and commit. However the powers that be believes otherwise so I don’t know; We’ll see what happens when Hoke puts the Mattison on him this weekend.
Not really the same at all. Magnuson had never visited and told Tom beforehand that he planned on committing. Wormley's been to campus loads of times and still there's no sign of an impending commitment. Wormley has to know at this point what Michigan and the coaching staff are about. Why he hasn't committed baffles me frankly.
Maybe he has committed but you just don't know about it. Sometimes kids don't commit publicly early on so that schools still come to their games during senior year and happen to see/scout teammates.
Jordan Diamond said this a while back... that he isn't going to commit early because he felt a responsibility to help his teammates get seen by scouts/coaches.
True. Brings to mind Cullen Christian who was supposedly a silent for 6 months before the saga that was his announcement. I don't know if it would be to gain exposure for teammates though, because Wormley doesn't actually have a lot of offers. He basically said early on it was either Michigan or Ohio State. Who knows. Bizarre recruitment for a kid I think we all know will eventually be blue.
Yeah that makes sense, I didn’t know that Magnuson told Tom beforehand at he would commit. Your right, that changes everything. Well here is to hoping for a good weekend.
Per Caleb Stacey twitter -
@cstacey71 @KRingoUM1 talked to @JBolden_007 were in there for the bbq at the big house haha (posted today)
Stacey also responded to a tweeter and said they will definitely be doing some recruiting.
Let’s hope these guys are the difference this weekend.
but sorry to let you down but the BBQ is next weekend so maybe they will head up for both weekends and recruit.
Sounds good to me.
living in ohio I would think twice about openly committing. Hell sometimes they practically make you think twice about going to The Game down there.
I'd be ecstatic if Wormley committed. Not only will we get a great prospect, but another guy in Kalis's ear.
Meh. We're starting to get squeezed on spots and it seems like everyone in recruiting expects him to be blue so he has to pull the trigger at some point. But we've also been expecting an imminent commitment for over a year it seems. I believe Sam and Tom when they say a commitment's unlikely but I don't think it's out of the question.
So my math tells me it is 50% / 50%.
You think you've had a direct impact on recruiting by being Facebook friends with potential commits who you have never met in person? Who wouldn't recognize you if you bumped into each other on an empty sidewalk?
Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison would laugh themselves into a coronary if they read this.
(Not Wow as in, "man that's awesome." Wow as in, "dude, are you serious?")
they're saying "wow" because they didn't realize people like you existed. In fact, you seem to be "having this effect" on a lot of the people on the board.
Here is an example of a star players response and what it means: "WOW!"...(Why won't this person leave me alone? I am a teenager and just trying to get some girls on here. Not get recruiting advice from someone who only knows me because I *MIGHT* play football for the school they like. Get lost weirdo!)
Moral of the story just leave these kids alone, all you can possibly do is hurt the effort Hoke & Co. have put forth.
I made it for this reason: I've been following recruiting fairly closely since the early '90s. I've read and heard scores of interviews with UM commits, as well as with commits to other schools. In interview after interview, commits are asked about the factors that led them to commit to UM, or to another school. Routinely, the commits offer these reasons:
• Nature of program, especially recent success and/or tradition
• Coaching staff, including abilities to prepare for next level
• Proximity to home
• Educational opportunities
• Stadium and practice facilities
• Enthusiasm of fans on game day in stadium
In all these years, I have never once heard or read any commit say that contact from individual fans urging them to commit to a particular school has had any meaningful positive impact whatsoever on their choice. Not once. In fact, they only time they mention anything about fan impact during recruiting is in reference to negative comments by fans of a particular program after they've chosen a rival school. Hence my skepticism.
Regardless, we're rooting for the same program and school, and if your comments do have a positive effect on a particular recruit, great. Once I hear a recruit mention sales pitches from individual fans as a factor in his decision, I will gladly change my opinion.
Your posts have given me the most laughs I have had in ages. Thanks dude.
I have never been a fan of facebook and you are a walking, posting advertisement of why this whole facebook/social networking site thing is a bad idea. Get a damn life and leave recruits alone.
Stop it. I can't say it any plainer. To all of us that's crossing the line. You might be able to sense that by the overwhelming reaction your getting here, bro. Universal "not cool" from Michigan fans.
Trust me, I tend to have
thisa nauseating effect on people.
You are not a coach. It is not your job to try and recruit kids. Look at the link below. It's about Ole Miss signee C.J. Johnson who if you're unfamiliar with his recruiting story, was committed to Mississippi State and decommitted citing constant pestering from Miss St. fans about his recruitment. Saying 'Go Blue!' to a kid if you happen to see him is one thing, actively trying to recruit is creepy and wrong, and can actually have a detrimental effect.
I'll bet they didn't think they were creepy either.
"My mom says I'm cool!"
...43.8%, rounding up to the nearest decimal point
no, we need a Chris Hanson cryptic message.
we need a cryptic message.
I'm coming up with a 32.33 repeating, of course, percent chance.
I built an analytical model to take out the randomness, substituted a few variables based on known constraints, factored in atmospheric chaos, and subtracted a few points because of Chet's creepiness.
I came up with 50-50.
I think there is a very good chance Chris will commit very soon and Kyle not far behind. We are looking real good for both of these guys!. Dunn is looking real good also!