Well that was disappointing.
Whence Monty Madaris?
I was all :D now im all -_-
Anyone else disappointed by the Bar B Q??
I'm glad we finally got Wormley, but, I was expecting a commit-a-palooza of 3 or 4 commits.
It was kinda anti-climactic.
Oh well, life goes on.
Anyone know what they ate? Was it ribs and deluxe stuff or just generic summer fare like brats, burgers, watermelon, and corn on the cob?
Did anyone even commit during last years bbq?
And I'm not dispointed. Wormly is a very solid get. Plus, we probably gained ground with several other prospects. It's just a matter of time before one of the DTs jumps on board.
Yeah, I know. Don't get me wrorng I'm thrilled with Wormley, I just figured we'd get Wormley plus 2-3 others.
As YooperGoBlue said right below your comment, really, we've been spoiled so far this year. That's what led to the disappointment.
Yes, we have been spoiled. It's going to catch up to us when we have a full class. What will we do with possible months of no commitments? Last year most of the drama filled recruiting hapened during and after the season. It's going to tremendously slow down this year.
I guess I was expecting one or two more commits as well. They will drop soon though.
We move on to next year's recruiting class! Dymonte Thomas, Steve Elmer, Wyatt Shallman, and LaQoun Treadwell anyone?
If we get all those guys, we can certainlty raise expectations so far as what we expect from the program. I think the next few years are about getting back to BTC level, but with those players, we can start thinking BCS bowls.
It's going to catch up to us when we have a full class. What will we do with possible months of no commitments?
Seriously, what could we possibly keep ourselves occupied with during the months of September through December, if not recruiting news?
God help us in January, though, if the class fills up in August.
By then, we'll be working on like the 2018 class.
Oh yeah, forgot. You mean there is some football to watch from September through December? Thanks for reminding me.
I meant regarding recruiting!
The coaches can use this time to start recuiting more of the country for the 2013 class.
I think we have been pretty spoiled this year already. We have 21 commits by August. Most programs are sitting around 10 or so right now so we are doing exceptional. I wouldn't be too disappointed.
I'm not so sure why people expected so much. I really only thought Wormley would commit with a possibility of Pipkins too. As far as Madaris goes I hope we can make up the ground on this kid because he looks special.
and think I'll wake up to at least 3 or 4 commits. It gets very depressing.
I'd expect top ranked kids to space their annoucements so they each get their moment in the sun. So I'd say lets judge the BBQ by what happens in early August.
If nothing else, pushing Wormley over the edge and ending DE recruiting is nice. We're now down to two posistions of need (DT and WR) and three posistions we'd take a top ranked recruit in (QB, RB and OL)*.
*I'm assuming Dunn for RB, Diamond for OL and I guess all the elite QBs are off the board, but we might be quietly trying to flip someone.
I think we still have a shot at Fuller for QB.
Rules state we must jack one of Purdue commits, so Appleby or Garcia would be the QB we steal from the Stashe.
CRex, what's going on with you personally? After the Diaries on your introduction to the Korean inlaws, always wondered what the end result was? Are you headed to S. Korea? Staying in MI? Going somewhere else? Update us on how things ultimately turned out.
Things aren't quite as exciting these days. I got "married" back in the winter. The married was in the sense of getting the green card joining and dealing with the fact INS can be a bunch of uptight pricks over Student Visas sometimes. The official ceremony was in Korea in May and we honeymooned in Mongolia. Monogila in one sentence: Never again will I complain about the mosquitos in Northern Michigan.
We're likely in Michigan for about the next two years while my wife postdocs. Various elements of her family remain not thrilled about the fact I'm white. However one of her cousins is dating a Japanese guy and suddenly I'm the lesser of two evils. The Japanese after all are the hated colonial opressor of the first half of the 20th century (at least the older generations hate them). So I'm kind of the old gossip and some poor Japanese guy is the new focal point of family hatred.
If there is some kind of demand and August slow is maybe I can toss up a post.
It is now August, so I for one am officially demanding a post!
with lots of top OL including Zach Banner. The longer this plays out with Diamond the less I expect him in this class. I believe reports are he is headed to SEC country this week and one of the reasons for not making it in to the BBQ was expenses. I don't like to read between the lines but....
If you build up lofty expectations you are bound for disappointments. I assume the bbq built stronger ties with the commits and non-commits and we just have to be patient. On a side note, not sure if this was posted anywhere but seems we are making strides with payton.
I think the Hokester has spoiled you a little bit. The BBQ wrapped up mere hours ago. What if four guys committed and they suddenly have to start answering questions about whose spots are those guys going to fill? Sure, I wanted Pipkins but they've got plenty of time and an amazing foundation to lure some serous elites between now and February. Patience, MBD. Patience.
I thought I read that he had a chance of commiting.
That's why I want to know what happened.
Well he was the receiver that Tom thought might commit but I have no idea why he did not attend. Hopefully something just came up and it wasn't any type of change of heart.
Not necessarily misleading, but the thread title could use a little work.
On Facebook Allen trieu said Nebraska looks to be the leader for Monty
I hate Facebook.
Two DT's, One WR, and Dunn should take care of that dissapointment. It will come in due time...
Which, according to his twitter, should be posted up late tonight. With what appears to be an update about Dunn in it. Also sorry for how big the text is, I'm not sure how i could edit it.
I'll have all my BBQ updates posted in the Weekly Update. Depending on when I get everything it will probably go up late night tonight.
@Mayznblu88 Dunn's Dad didn't make it up with him, the visit went well I'll have more on him in the Weekly Update.
I was really hoping for Monte to commit, IMO he's the best playmaker left on our receiver board. Standford & Peyton are great targets but they seem to have limited playmaking skills after the catch. We need a difference maker and Monte seems to be the guy. He doesn't look too fast on film but ran a great 40 at msu's camp recently. The kid has jukes, that what need. Hopefully he didn't make the bbq for logistical reasons only. I'm sure Tom will let us know tonight in his weekly update.
You misspelled all our recruits's names in this post:
I'm not really worried about getting a WR commit at this point. It seems like all of these guys are looking to take visits. As long as we stay on these guys, I'm sure Hoke and company can bring in one of these guys.
Thankfully spelling aptitude wasn't a requirement for UM admissions. Always have been horrible, always will.
Someone on this board with knowledge of the MSU camp said to take their 40 times with a grain of salt.
I haven't seen much video of Darboh, but he's got a great offer list, excellent speed and is 4* across the board.
Payton or Darboh, but we'll see.
How are the last 5 spots going to play out? 1 WR, 2 DTs, 1 RB, 1 OL or 2 WRs and just 1 DT?
Hopefully 2 WR, 2 DT, 1 OL.
But that's just my opinion.
I rarely neg, but I negged this thread.
Actually, you pos-banged it Jim.
LOL Jim, you may want to switch that vote!
My buddy who follows Iowa recruiting things that ND leads with Darboh with Iowa second.
So we will see, I'm not counting on Darboh.
E: Not sure why this was posted so far down, it was in reply to Death Roh.
I feel confident saying that Iowa is likely not second.
Yehhhh this title to the topic is a little misleading to all of us hopefulls for a WR commit. Ideas for a title change . . .
Where was Monty Madaris??
Monty Madaris is a Vegetarian??
Not the Full Monty!!
Where was that Madaris kid; doesnt he know we need WR commits??
A guys name is simply his name.
HELLO: insert name here, is what you wanted.
What should I title my threads?
Please make your thread titles as informative as possible: "Justin Feagin" is bad. "Justin Feagin leaving the team?" is good.
But doesn't the whole Feagin thing seem like it was a decade ago?
I'll be more specific next time.
You had the unfortunate timing of posting a thread title that seems like it could be a "Hello:" post at a time when people were on the lookout for such a post.
So, no harm done. The Universe will continue expanding at its present rate, restrained only by the gravitational pull of Charlie Weis (miss you, big guy).
For sure not a biggie. For a quick second I was wondering how in the world Hoke got a kid to commit on bbq weekend with the kid not even showing up . . . Thats gold Jerry!!!
We are having an outstanding recruiting season. You have to remember, that the high school season hasnt began yet and we only have 5 spots left. Its gonna be slow since we are going after the absolute elite players for the last 5 spots. Also most of these players have mooved up their timelines already so just be patient.
anyway, not a lot of seats left so the staff has to grab the top kids. What do you expect with only 5-6 spots remaining?
Gotta be calm the season hasn't even started. We can't expect recruiting to close out so soon. We have been fortunate to have such a great number and quality of incoming players.
Sometimes when I'm bored, I like to lay on the floor and pretend I'm a carrot
Nice. Thats awesome!
Nice. Thats awesome!
Nice. Thats awesome!
I was on The Duffy Daugherty forum on 24/7 for MSU and someone there posted that Trieu is hearing he'll pick Nebraska soon, which is why he was a no-show at th BBQ.