probably meant for this to be a non diary post, didnt you?
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
probably meant for this to be a non diary post, didnt you?
I have been posting on this board for over a year. I can't post my own thread because I don't have enough points I guess. How do you find out how many points you have? Also what posts go where? This shouldn't be brain surgery. Sometimes I just want to post an opinion or some Info I heard. Help!!!! Thanks.
Not sure if you're serious about the "how many points do I have" but read the FAQs about what to post. You need 100 MGoPoints to start a thread.
There is the link for the FAQs.
Plus it says you have only been a member since 09.15.11, so unless you had another account you have not been posting for a year.
To explain and ask questions. Thanks. Been posting from my IPhone for a long time so maybe that is an issue.
Ah that could be.
And I hope you also weren't serious about not knowing how many points you had because it says under your name.
you have 94 as of this writing....try "My Account" :) You are close
you've been posting for over a year but you only joined in September, 2011. Two different usernames?
Probably should be moved to mgoboard.
His friend and teammate Shumate is said to be favoring South Carolina and ND and is set to announce this weeked.
Wright said that if he does announce he will still take his reamaining visits.
I want both Reeves and Wright to GO BLUE!
How exactly is this FLAIMBAIT, huh?
Lol what a joke
I posted this in the other Yuri Wright topic but I might as well bring it over here too. Yuri Wright is not planning to announce at the Army bowl and he has a Michigan visit planned for the weekend of January 13th per Rivals.
As I stated in my post the information came from Rivals.
but for those who have not seen it, there is a long, wonderfully detailed profile on Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey (Yuri Wright) in last week's New Yorker magazine. By Ben McGrath. I was going to post it up again, thinking that by now it would have been pulled out of The New Yorker's subscriber-only section. Sadly, it is still paywalled. But for those of you who know a New Yorker subscriber, the article is really a great read.
Don Bosco Prep is in Ramsey, (northern) New Jersey. (About a half-hour from the fictional Sopranos HQ.)
Some great quotes from the story:
For all the pride in "Jersey football," Don Bosco Prep is really something of a metro-area all-star team. More than twenty players on its varsity roster commute from New York.
Another father apporoached me in September and said, "If you write a hit piece, these guys will come find you." He was kidding, I think.
If I was someone who was predisposed to think that the story was a hit piece on Don Bosco, that is exactly what I would have concluded. Paulie Walnuts would be taking Ben McGrath for a ride.
Phil Simms, who won a Super Bowl as the Giants' quarterback, and is the father of a Don Bosco grad, told me, "They work harder than the pros. That's not even in question."
Yuri Wright is mostly left out, in favor of his underclass teammate CB/RB Jabrill Peppers (2014-LSU recruit). I don't know if recruiters might be thinking that getting Yuri Wright might give them an inside track on getting Peppers; I have not heard that. But Peppers appears to be an amazing talent.
The New Yorker's blog entry (not the full article) is outside the paywall here:
Edit. - There is very little discussion of collegiate recruiting in the New Yorker profile. There is, however, a lot of discussion about how Don Bosco and similar schools assemble football talent to create traveling high school superteams. While not totally unique to the Catholic schools, it is a phenomenon that we see in an awful lot of places, including metro Detroit with CC, Rice, OLSM, DeLasalle and others. I have no way of knowing, or (better yet) quantifying the extent to which that connection gives ND a bit of an advantage in tight recruiting battles. FWIW, Detroit Catholic Central has been nothing if not a fantastic Michigan feeder program. But in northern New Jersey, there is no Michigan. There is no USC, as with Mater Dei in SoCal.
Edit. ii - Don Bosco Prep apparently has some local tv coverage, complete with celebrity All-Pro color commentary. In the person of none other than former- M Wolverine, former NY Giant Amani Toomer. They credit Toomer with coining the name for Jabrill Peppers' touchdown dance; the "Pepper Shake." Hopefully Toomer is doing everything possible within the rules to get and keep Michigan on the lists of Wright and Peppers.
Meant for this go on the MGoBoard...Oops....ohh well. Not the end of the world.
Perhaps the staff started recruiting Armani Reeves because they got a hint that Wright was leaning away from us.
"I was just wearing the hat to wear it," Wright said. "I wasn't trying to say I committed or nothing like that. They went with my sneakers, so I said why not?"
I don't think he's sold out to the golden domers just yet...
Unless if his sneakers are also a sign he's committed to Notre Dame...
I don't think he's Irish, if he's still going to take all five of his official visits.
Just like Garnett in the Michigan shirt...I don't like looking into this, some kids just like the attention to build up their "okie doke."
Now if I do wanna look into it...I'll say that Garnett isn't the attention loving type of kid...so his was geniune. Wright, wants the "shock value" and he's coming to Michigan too. :)
I wore your avatar tshirt today down here in NO and got a lot of "where did you get that" questions. Not too many to be seen!
And I thought I pulled the devil but it was just Brian Kelly looking really red.
we don't need him, and he's not going to make or break this class regardless. if he wants to ruin his collegiate career by going to nd that's his choice.
those who stay will be champions
and those who don't even come, well fuck em
why would he go to ND. they already have 2 good corners.
Michigan already has a couple good corners so what's your point? The good players don't shy away from competition, their smart enough to know that it will only prepare them for the next level.
my blaze orange camo hat today to the store.
I saw a guy wearing a Notre Dame shirt and hat there so i assume he is committed to the Irish too.