How could you NOT get caught up in that excitement? Even watching on TV you could feel the electricity and excitement from that game. What a GREAT first night game. I would expect a couple more too. I do so love being a Michigan fan. Especially when we make the baby Jesus smile and beat Notre Dame!
Revision of Hello: Dymonte Thomas from September 11th, 2011 at 9:06 AM
2013 commit list consists of a top 2 player in Michigan and a top 5 kid in Ohio. Not a bad start...
Dymonte Thomas: “I just like going out there and hitting people."
David Molk: "I like to hit people really f*cking hard."
A great pick-up for Michigan. Thomas sounds like a sure starter in a few years. If we can solve the tailback situation, I'd love to see him at S pairing up with Wilson to give us a really tough tandem there. Now if he can convince his cousin to come here.
Love Duane Long's comments about why TSIO hasn't offered Thomas yet: "I have said this before and I will say it again, the most puzzling lack of an offer out there is Dymonte Thomas." ""
Then he says, "His grades are outstanding. He is known to be a high character kid."
Nice Deduction! That just brought a smile to my face
...echo my sentiments!
Nice write up, this kid looks like a stud.
After he graduates after next year, hope Kovacs can find a way to stay on with the coaching staff to help train Thomas, Wilson, and Gant on how to play safety
if kovacs continues playing like he is he may get a chance at the NFL
Love me some Jordan Brovacs but no, just no.
He's not fast enough for the NFL.
Dont remember which player or at what point in the game, but he ran down one of ND's ball carriers from behind. Don't even remember if it was a rb or wr, but I was amazed. I would have never guessed he had enough speed to run down someone like that.
Kovacs reminds me of Jim Leonhard (#36) of the Jets. Smart, tough, overacheiving. Another guy who was told he was too small and too slow for the NFL but there he is, the starting safety in one of the best defenses in the nfl.
How sweet would it be to actually have a pair of really talented, athletic, smart safeties side by side in a few years. I can't remember the last time Michigan had that.
Ahhhhhh. So nice to be Maize and Blue.
Nice first "Hello:" post, Ace! I particularly appreciate the depth of the "prediction based on flimsy evidence" portion - for those of us who haven't memorized the depth chart by class (yet) it's really helpful to have it spelled out.
The more years I see of recruiting, I think the following is true: OSU will not offer any kid early who they think is a strong UM lean.
Long's statement about their failure to offer Dymonte is just one example. I think OSU coaches suspected what the fan base didn't...that he was never going to consider OSU.
I have only circumstantial evidence for this, but I think it is probably accurate.
So the failure of obtaining a OSU offer, used by bucknuts as an example of a subpar candidate, is more a choice of coaches than actual evaluation of the kid's talent.
I think this is true to a degree and Michigan's guilty of it as well. 2013 example would be Cameron Burrows who is supposedly an OSU lean and possibly a better DB then Dymonte. It's a little baffling that we haven't offered him, considering his ability and that he plays for Trotwood-Madison (Roundtree, Shaw, Koger)
I saw he wasn't offered yet either. However on the front page of Rivals (it was you can view it on his profile here) about how he was at the game last night. So they may be trying to work on him yet.
Is from Toledo and went to Whitmer High School.
Sorry, Brandon Moore.
Superclass 12 was not enough you say? Well why not another with superclass 2013
Step into the light and lets be Dunn with the games.
...with open arms. GO BLUE,Dymonte!
How many do you think we will take in the 2013 class (as things stand today, not considering any dropouts)