According to Tom VH and Sam Webb.
Wright Cancels visit
So, uh, Armani Reeves then? How about that Armani Reeves?
I'm now also guessing that he was the secret visitor earlier this week, and might have assured us he's in.
Edit: Guess I should have looked at other board topics before posting this.
Guess you shouldn't have two accounts either, troll.
Garnett will be at Stanford this weekend.
If stanford doesn't overwhelm him, he commits here?
FWIW I was just commenting that he will be out at Stanford this weekend not saying that your post was incorrect. Rumors have been circulating for a while now that Michigan is in good position to land Garnett.
but simply regurgitating something that you read behind a paywall at Rivals is considered not adding anything.
You're a rather endearing individual.
was a bit crass, his point is well made. A few of the members of this board are extremely pretentious in regards to content. And while I'm all for integrity of the board and not posting a bunch of BS, some people just need to relax...
PROTIP: Getting angry about "sniping" on this board and then taking swipes at others isn't the best way to make friends around here.
Mr Rager indeed.
Thanks for the info though, upvoted your post
I know I'm #1.
Congrats on "adding something," I have no problem with those kinds of posts, really its cool.
Its just that your a dick to everyone. Take (Score: -1 Flaimbait) as a hint that people don't like the way you talk to them, then maybe your comments will actually be, um, read.
Is Grant visiting UM this weekend?
If true, I'd imagine he's doing so in order to commit in person.
Any word on whether he's cooling on Michigan or Michigan cooling on him? I've heard the latter but there wasn't much substance behind it..
the latter. But that depends on whether you believe Tom Beaver.
After watching him play this past weekend it is understandable why the coaches may have cooled on him as a CB. We are looking for a true cover CB and not a project there, he just looked like he was out of place on many of the plays. Unfortunate as it may be I wish him the best where ever he ends up.
This is a bit strange. If he is a project, let's get him in and there can a discussion with him on his future position. Give it a chance, and wait and see. Bosco puts out some prospects, and we are recruiting guys for next year. This has to hurt that.
Without intimate details of what goes on behind the scenes, the recruitment of Yuri Wright seem to be the most perplexing to me. Here's a guy who claims to be a lifelong Wolverine fan, hasn't committed to anyone, is highly rated, has an offer for a position of constant need, and yet...........nothin. I don't get it.
This guy is what? One of the top five rated corners? A lifelong Michigan fan? But he played poorly in an all-star game? And now he isn't coming for a visit? Too weird.
even prior to the army game, there were rumors the coaches were cooling on him for either football (projecting as a safety) or non-football reasons.
This may be an indication of how the coaches feel about Armani Reeves, but I think it's also an indication of Michigan's thoughts on Wright as a project and as an individual. Wright has some baggage/character questions.
His character may be the subject of debate, but the one thing that cannot be denied is that he has an incredible eyebrow stylist.
that Notre Dame is rolling out for its 2012 game with USC. According to an adidas press release; "Lighter, and bearing the famed three-stripes logo, these eyebrows will reduce glare and promote weight-reduction by eliminating the need for heavy eyeblack patches bearing biblical verses which Notre Dame never cared too much about unless they were written in Latin. 'Authentic' versions of the tribute eyebrows can be purchased by fans through authorized adidas retailers."
I can't wait to see Nike's Pro Combat mustache designs.
Best post on this thread, by far. Haha.
Yeah, I saw a video on Rivals when he was being interviewed. He did not sound well spoken at all. He actually seemed to be struggling getting sentences together.
You two have something in common.
He has a speech impediment. That's not what I'm talking about, nor should it be a concern or a point of emphasis. I know some stupid people who speak just fine, and I know some smart people who stutter.
There are other concerns.
don't we all
We have probably found a better use for that pick.
..is banking it for next year. There are not many options left on the table.
I don't know that I would say there are not many options left perhaps not as big name of ones as we would hope, but if the past years have taught us anything depth is never a bad thing.
I expect a couple of names to pop up here shortly that will be new to the recruiting scene for this years class.
Very true, I am sure a name unknown to us will pop up and remember the **** system is any thing but perfect for predicting a recruit's success at the next level. The optimist in me says it is because they want to use that offer on Demar Dorsey, but he is a safety so that doesn't work.
When in doubt, go to the snake oil.
I hope TomVH and Chris Balas revoke your subscriptions for posting this stuff! IT'S SECRET!
Then again, maybe they need to learn a little bit about the efficient market hypothesis before they go on asking subscribers to keep information secret.
is still a legally recognized principle, so it's not ridiculous.
I'm thinking those guys need to take a Securities Regulation class. Btw, remind me what case popularized the use of the efficient market hypothesis (to establish damages?) for a 10b5 charge?
the efficient market hypothesis is a load of crap, but whatever.
The point is it's not absurd for news entities (even ones whose "news" is where 18 year old kids are going to play football) to expect at least a short window where they're allowed to reap the benefits of their work.
I remember...it's Basic v Levinson. Law skools is usefull in daley life.
Given that no user in a forum is in competition with the pay sites or profits in any way from sharing the information it's quite a reach. If Brian encouraged people to post premium content it might be different, but even then any claim would be constrained by fair use. So yeah, I think it's ridiculoous.
Joking aside the OP could have posted a link.
was flagged as trolling. I thought it was pretty funny.
It was public domain once Sam Webb declared on radio this morning, as far as I am concerned.
Shumate going Irish didn't help our cause. ND would have to be the overwhelming favorite at this point.
Michigan backed off a kid when it looks like the kid is going to end up elsewhere, but I actually think it's likely to be true here. Don't think this was totally (or even mostly) Wright's call.
That he claims to be a U of M fan, but then goes to a rival school. (I know he hasn't yet, but say he does) Guess the hatred for some of the rivals is not totally shared
There are probably six or seven commits in the 2012 class alone who grew up as Ohio State fans. I think they really end up going to the schools they feel most comfortable at in the end.
Damn, that's a shame.
Best of luck to him.
Guess someone really really wants to get screamed at for the next four years.
As was posted in the Madaris thread on Monday, according to Webb, Michigan made the decision to stop recruiting Wright last Tuesday.
The rumor is that it's an attitude/character issue that may have turned the Michigan coaches off.
Would guess the torching in one-on-ones against top-flight WRs in the AA practices, as well as the 2012 cupboard overflowing with projected safeties also played a role.
Not sour grapes, would have loved him in the class if he projected as a true, 6'2" corner.
He may end up being a killer safety in college. God knows the Domers need the help in the backfield. Would be VERY surprised if he played corner in college for the Domers, unless Kelly wants an aneurysm.
With all this secret visiting - not visiting, speculation on who is involved, and he said - she said . . . I don't know what the f-ck is going on! LOUD NOISES!
Grant is making his second visit this weekend though...commitment watch?
Can someone Remind me again why we gave up on Anthony Standifer ??
Supposedly grades. Who knows if that was a cover for something else though, talent or otherwise.
it was confirmed grades by the higher ups. He didn't meet U of M requirements. ( and many others) look for him to be at boise.
Dee Hart. Kris Frost. Yuri Wright. All "lifelong" Michigan fans who are (or will) playing elsewhere. I no longer subscribe to the lifelong fan meme until signing day.
ah no one listens to me, I made two posts about this in the past couple weeks. I knew (well suspected) this visit would never happen. You follow recruiting for almost 20 years and you see things again and again. Wright's recruitment didn't smell right (no pun intended) the whole way. Not in a shady sense, just in the sense that somebody, us or him, maybe both, didn't have the level of interest that was presumed/stated. Not visiting his "childhood fav" until Jan was a sign, people on the board pointed out that his coach wouldnt allow visits until after the season, but somehow he found time to get to ND and Colorado of all places in Dec. The Colorado visit by itself was real weird for a kid who was/is suppossedly a big recruit from New Jersey.
If I had to guess, we slow played him and maybe ultimately dropped him and I wouldnt be surprised if ND ultimately doesn't take him. Although with Darby dropping and his teammate in the fold, maybe they do. I could also see him ending up someplace like Rutgers.
Just fyi, to explain the Colorado interest, he's friends with a freshman on the team at Colorado, and some of his coaches/advisors/mentors or whatever are pretty close with the Colorado staff.
coaching staff. This has been said before but his performance at the Army All-American game, his practice videos, etc. seemed to indicate that he may not be what we think he is. A lot of experts have cooled off on him as of late. They say he will most likely end up as a safety and that at CB he is very raw and need A LOT of work. Reeves, on the other hand, is more solid, at this point, at corner, so the experts think based on videos, etc.
and another 4/5 star would work for me =)
I wonder how much of his hype had to do with him being a 6'2" corner? Recruiting sites partly rate on the basis of "potential" and height has a lot to do with that when speaking of dbs. It could be that our coaching staff took a close look and, despite the potential, just didn't think he was an elite ball player.
Shane Morris types who are TRUE lifelong fans
Shane says "Michigan is where it's at....GO BLUE!!!!"
and those that grew up following a school (or two), like the school, but are willing to look into other schools......
See....the second guy from the right (Thank God he was the second type of a lifelong fan)