So it sounds like (towards the end of the game anyway) there was a ton of excitement and noise in the stadium. One of the biggest visitors over the weekend, according to Scout, was 5* Sammy Watkins. I would think both qb's showed that they could pass the ball, and I know a couple years ago people were a little fearful that our WR recruiting would have a major dropoff with a running spread. What kind of impact does yesterdays game have on a big time wideout?? I'm sure we'll hear more when TomVH gets back to computer access, but it'd be nice to talk about something a little more positive.
Yesterday's game and recruiting
To sum up the Scout Article:
He loved the visit, the loss didn't really have any effect on his view of Michigan. He loved it when the crowd went nuts in the 3rd/4th. He loved how much they threw it yesterday (with Tate, mainly). He was worried about the weather, but said it was a pretty good day yesterday, and if he's moving around it wouldn't matter that much anyway. His AD has a condo up in Michigan and many connections to the area. He has a great relationship with the coaches, and a certain dreadlocked QB called him up this week, just to chat. He guaranteed Sammy that he could get him the ball, a lot, and had a fun time talking. Right after the interview, he and Dallas were heading over to hang out with said dreadlocked QB. He and Dallas will be back up sometime in January (a matter of weeks before NSD!) for their official.
All in all, sounded like a pretty kickass visit for him.
Thanks, I like the weather comment, moving around it wouldn't matter much. What was the weather like yesterday, I heard it was nice on TV and some fans were in t-shirts. Great that they are coming back for official, but was hoping if Dallas commits, it would be early. Oh well, I just hope he commits.
Sorry for the double post. Not sure what happened.
Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't it against the rules for recruits to be interviewed while on campus? Or is that only on official visits?
I thought it was against the NCAA rules for a current team member to call a recruit if no preexisting relationship existed
I think that may be only on official visits. Sam Webb just put up an interview with Crawford, too, which was from last night.
That's why I didn't start a thread. If Brian or the mods think it's too much, they'll take it down. But I sourced it and didn't take any direct quotes/new knowledge really.
I had phenomenal seats and was within reaching distance of Dallas Crawford, Timmy J, Watkins and Wormley. Of course I cheered for them and told them to come to UofM but didn't get much of a reaction. They were playing with their phones most of the time.
It's too bad morons had to boo.
I thought about the recruits once the booing started. Hopefully they were more impressed by the enthusiasm at the end than by the booing.
I have never boo'ed an 18-22 year college kid. It seems shallow and ridiculous.
I am embarassed hearing it when I'm 1000 miles away watching the game on tv.
I don't think they were booing any 18-22 year olds unless the coaching staff is lying about their age.
Does it make it better if the booing was directed at the staff? That's the staff that these recruits expect to play for, if they commit.
Hello: Sammy Watkins.
Scout Article about Crawford:
It was also set last night before he and Sammy visited Shoelace. Like Watkins, the weather didn't bother him, and he really loved to feel the place shake when Tate ran the TD in. Michigan is number 1 right now, with Miami a close second, followed by Tennessee and WVU. He saw that he could definitely contribute right away, as a freshman. He'll be taking a few more visits, but he wants to decide by the end of the season (NOTE: And still come up for an official in January, after his season is over. Even if he does commit elsewhere, it looks like he'll be back up in January). When asked what he wants from a school, he said atmosphere (check), a place he likes in the offseason (assumed check?), a great degree (check) and opportunity to play (check).
If weather is an issue I would prefer they not do their officials in January ....unless it is at our bowl game- Go Blue!.
he wanted to see snow when talking about the January visit.