Michigan had stopped recruiting him a couple of weeks back. Best of luck to him, hopefully he learns from the mistakes he made.
Yuri Wright to Colorado
I know we stopped recruiting him because of his problems and ultimate expulsion from school. My question is how can he attend Colorado without a HS diploma??? Those are some low admissions requirements. :)
Don't you think he could transfer to another HS?
Obvoiously this would be different from state to state and district to district, but when I was in HS if you were expelled more than 1/2 of the school year in, you could not acquire any school credit for that year. You retained none from your school of expulsion and had insufficient time to earn credit from any other institution. Unless he was very close to graduating after his Junior year, he would have a hard time making up a year of credit in summer term. Even then, he would miss some/all of fall camp. It would take a significant effort to arrange such a feat, and effort to complete as well.
He still in theory would have slightly more than 1/2 year left if he made the transfer to his public school immediately after the expulsion.
I have no idea what impact this has on athletic eligibility, but I had a classmate get expelled from HS with less than week left after being accepted early to Yale. He had to take a year off, but then he was allowed to attend. I think he made it a little over a year at Yale before he was expelled from there as well.
Yikes! What did he do to get expelled (both times)?
You will forever be on my shitlist if you do not elaborate.
yeah, fuck people who don't finish high school right lol
Sorry to ruin your day, but we stopped recruiting him.
He clarified that Wright would need to have a commitable offer to Michigan. I don't think Wright has one at this point.
I believe the bet will be off since his fine print did say that Michigan still had to be pursuing him when he chooses between Michigan and Colorado
because he included cowardly, weasely words about a "commitable offer" from Michigan.
Ew a RAW lemon? Couldn't that give him salmonella or something???
I was wondering how one might cook a lemon. In a stew with okra and tripe?
I think you're confusing the concepts of chicken egg and lemon.
I was making a point that I've never heard of a lemon described as "raw", as I've never heard of a cooked or prepared lemon...
Isnt this the school he tweeted that he was bored at? I guess the next 4 years are gonna be boring as hell for him. I guess he could try out snowboarding to keep himself entertained
Yeah, I thought I read he hated Colorado. Oh well.
pull your offer(I imagine nd did too...not sure) you have to settle.
ND did not -- was kind of surprised by that too after his catholic high school booted him.
Well Yuri Wright is Catholic. ND would not turn their back on a fellow Catholic.
How do you know this? I find it hard to believe that ND, with its image police, would have signed him, post-tweets. The fans, being fans, would have found a way to rationalize the signing. But the trustees, etc, almost certainly opposed signing a guy who tweets about bitches, ho's, and Jews. They know the last thing ND or Kelly needs is more controversy or bad press. Yuri Wright, to ND, would not be worth the trouble.
Plus: By all accounts, Wright favored ND over Colorado in a major way. But then, post controversy, he suddenly chooses Colorado. Wonder why.
Maybe ND didn't officially rescind its offer. But it's not uncommon for schools to send a message that the recruit might be wise to explore other options. That way, the school allows everyone to save face. And I'm sure ND didn't want to be seen as pulling offers from Catholic-league players.
I believe they and we did the same thing with Tommy Schutt.
He was turned away by ND. He tried to commit to us the day we got Pipkins' commitment, and our coaches said thanks but no thanks we will honor Pipkins'. Then he went off and committed to PSU. I believe that is how his initial commitment transpired.
I'm skeptical about how hard ND tries to protect their image when it comes to things that could affect wins and losses on the field.
I don't know for certain.
According to a mentor of YW's that posts on the CU Rivals board and is close with a few of CU's coaches as well as the old Bosco coach (and who pretty accurrately predicted most of the developments in this saga, including his expulsion, which I relayed here http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/yuri-explained?page=2 the day before it became widely known), ND was calling him right up until the end. He also would strongly dispute the fact that CU was a sudden choice, and that YW majorly favored ND (although he did say he liked them). I think a lot of the surprise over this commitment (and maybe rightfully so given CU's recent past) has to do with people not thinking Yuri could seriously consider CU, despite the fact that they have a very good DBs coach who is also the DC (and who just put Jimmy Smith in the first round last year), and the fact that Yuri has friends that are either going to or already do play for CU. CU was the only school he visited twice (once unofficially), and despite his tweet about being bored one night, was always a school he really liked.
But really, I know none of the players in this thing personally, so I'm just repeating what I've read elsewhere.
He would have had some comment on the ladies there....
Said more below, but although CU has plenty of faults, I feel pretty confident that (maybe finals week notwithstanding) boring is not one of them.
He could try out that new twittering thing... You can litterally waste away all your time on that thing, and I hear its all the rage with kids these days.
But only because you told me to tell you so.
In reality, we stopped awhile ago.
Wright didn't have that great an US Army AA week, nor did he have a great game.
IMHO he's going to be a safety in college...especially with the speed at WR he will be seeing at USC, Oregon, and heck, the smurfs that Arizona will now be recruiting.
That school is gonna have some lock-down corners with Crawley and Wright.
Too bad nobody is gonna pass when they can gain 5 YPC on the ground.
He hated his trip to Colorado.
He tweeted every other hour about how boring it was and how he couldn't wait to get back home.
That same social medium is largely why he is "stuck" there now...
FWIW, he tweeted one time that he was bored on his last night there, which was in the middle of finals, because people were not going out. He had already visited CU once before that and had a great time -- and with the exception of the last night, by all accounts had a good second visit too. He has high school friends also going to CU (one already there), and has had a good connection to the coaches for a long time. Although it was never a sure thing, Colorado was a very serious consideration long before he got in Twitter trouble. Not saying for sure he would have picked it anyway, but he is in no way "stuck" there.
Colorado also developed a first round NFL corner back similar to Yuri's size and stature in Jimmy Smith so that also could be a contributing factor.
Yup, no doubt Greg Brown (DBs coach and DC for CU) played a big part in both Yuri's and Crawley's commitments.
A lot of people misuse the word irony, but I think it safely applies to this situation.
EDIT: Maybe not as ironic based on the post directly preceding me.
Does that qualify as irony?
Garnett's going to Stanford?!?!?!
NO! It means that now they are just more due to be right on Garnett!
Yeah, they're not *Wright* all the time! No need to panic!
Plenty of time for extracurricular activities now! Good luck to him.
At least Colorado has some killer weed.
The munchies can't be good for this guy. He's already so hungry for...well, you know.
a great place to burn
Boulder has nothing on Ann Arbor with regards to weed.
I know some people who would argue that weed doesn't kill anything. It's totally harmless, man.
He's going down to South Park, gonna have himself a time.
Best of luck.
It seems Ken Griffey Jr's son is off to play with RR at Arizona.
I think you should start a new thread about this. People like to hear frequent updates about how our former coach is doing.
is he any good?
Cool story bro
Is Mr. Wright aware that Colorado indefinitely suspended its "women for players and recruits" program a few years ago? Maybe they're restarting it.
It still sickens me that the blog posted his protected tweets. He shouldn't have posted them, but I just wonder if he would have had more opportunities with the better types of schools.
That's one of the best oxymorons I've come across lately.
From the Twitter corporate website:
"Accounts with protected Tweets require manual approval of each and every person who may view that account's Tweets. Only approved followers can view Tweets made on these accounts."
There is nothing that I see here to absolutely prevent an approved follower from passing on the information in the tweet to non-approved outsiders.
It's just as stupid as assuming that all of your emails are forever and always never going to be passed on by the recipients, even when you're emailing pictures of your dick.
You missed the point. He should have known that he would be vulnerable, but also I did not think it was the place of the blog to post it.
Do you perhaps think that just maybe the expulsion had something to do with schools choosing to stay away from him.
He and his father will have to satisfy their unmitigated Jewish lady bloodlust via snowball fights now; Colorado is utterly lacking in puddles with which to splash them.
Eat. A. Lemon!
Eat. A. Lemon!
Eat. A. Lemon!
I thought he... uhhhh... didn't enjoy his visit... per twitter, of course.
Colorado seems like the perfect place for Yuri Wright to get all the pussy he wants...
oh wait, Gary Barnett is gone.
They've been making some noise lately...Crawley and now Wright. Are the Buffs on the rise?
Crawley and Wright are their only 4 stars, and Crawley isn't consensus. The rest are middle three stars.
I hope CU gets it going. I'll be going to a lot of the games.
To answer your question: No.
I wasn't aware Gary Barnett was still at Colorado.
Yeah. Probably going to the biggest party school in that part of the country will really serve him well. Very grounding.
teens who will lose out on opportunities because of their tweets or facebook posts. I am a high school teacher, and I had a student tell me he was tweeting and that I should check it out. After checking TomVH, I went on and saw what this kid's tweets. Pretty tame over all. But then I saw many other students were following this kid, and so I clicked on their accounts. One kid used his twitter to deal weed, another spewed white supremist crap, and many others said things that would have made Mr. Wright blush. Plus, there were kids calling teachers fags and cunts. None of these kids are D-1 athletes, and I had to report the weed kid and white supremicist.
Kids (my old guy comment) may know how to use technology but they also have no filter, and many of them are just trying to get a laugh - and be as outrageous as possible to attain one.
YW's tweets were appalling, but I doubt he's the pussy-obsessed, white-woman coveting teen he unfortunately portrayed himself as to the entire world.
I hope he figures it out...
As a teacher also, I would have reported the students as well. If I have suspicion of illegal activity then I need to report it to the proper authorities.
So u have to report weed dealers? Wait weed is dealt in schools? Well thank you jesus those teachers who would never ever partake in such nonsense in their premature years are on the case!
...it's not identification with the authorities that would make us old fucks turn in white-supremecist, misogonystic, profanity-spewing, disrespectful, obnoxious, drug-dealing or otherwise blight-on-society punk kids using social media to broadcast their pathetic rantings...
we would do it because we CAN! Whooo... scoreboard, baby!
I think Brian should eat a raw lemon anyway. Not because of the bet, but just to ward off scurvy. We can't have fearless leader get MGoJaundiced!
at this. If I had the ability to rate this it would be "underrated" - good stuff. It appears Mgoblog has a high propensity of landlubbers and not nearly enough seasoned seadogs!
like this could be another Jimmy Smith.
Well I'm official weird. Sometimes I just randomly eat a lemon as a snack. Actually now I'm kind of hungry.
use pronamel or some other enamel-building toothpaste if you're going to eat lemons. (learned that from googling earlier--apparently some people eat enough lemons to really fuck up their enamel.)
My older cousin went to colorado to play basketball. Even doe this was like ten years ago it was plenty of pussy lol so I'm sure yuri will enjoy himself, come on its not byu
There's the first guy the Rivals experts struck out on. Makes me feel better about Garnett, not so much Diamond.
Ima be joinin the Mile High club ere night!
as a TT would be epic!
Plenty of Buffalo organisms in his future.
Herzog ate his shoe when he lost his bet to Morris. Brian should be a man of honor as well. Bets with caveats suck!
It seems like Colorado is taking chances on prospects this year. It is rumored that Desean Rippy is favoring Colorado, but he might not even have the grades to qualify.
I understand kids make mistakes... but Michigan isn't for every kid. So I'm not heartbroken.
Don Bosco is a private school. There is nothing to stop him from transferring to and graduating from his local high school.
In fact I doubt the public school would have been able to expel him for his twitter offenses.
There are a lot of people who are bitter on these boards after a recruit de-commits or commits somewhere else and post useless nonsense like "we didn't want him anyway," but I think this is a clear cut case of "we didn't want him anyway."
I think Hoke and Co. are absolutely doing the right thing in terms of recruiting kids with high character, or at least kids smart enough not to tweet some obviously self-harming things. I am very happy that we stopped recruiting him and he did not come to Michigan.
If Matt Stone and Trey Parker paid attention to recruiting, they would probably make fun of him on South Park. lol