further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
The BBQ at the Big House has delivered in a big way, as VA RB Derrick Green has committed to Michigan while attending the event. Green becomes the 24th commit in the class of 2013, joining DeVeon Smith and Wyatt Shallman at running back; he's also the 20th Wolverine commit to earn four stars or more on at least two of the four recruiting services.
Michigan now has one spot remaining in the class and their sights firmly set on IL WR Laquon Treadwell to fill it. Signing day is still a full six months away. NOT BAD, GUYS.
4*, #7 RB,
5*, #1 RB,
4*, 86, #6 RB,
4*, 94, #10 RB,
Green is regarded as a top ten running back across the board, with Rivals going so far as to name him the best in the country at the position and a five-star prospect. Scout and ESPN both have him in top 50 range, and while 247 is the least bullish they still place him easily within the top 150 overall. Rivals, ESPN, and 247 list Green at 6'0" and right around 215 pounds, while Scout has him at 5'11", 220. Recent reports describe him as a tank-like object, so the latter weight is likely closer to where he is right now.
FAKE 40 TIME
PREDICTION BASED ON FLIMSY EVIDENCE
UPSHOT FOR THE REST OF THE CLASS
This kid is shifty off the field too. When he reached for Rocky Top hat I think I shat myself. Im afraid to look. Great kid, high praise from his Principal too.
Yay welcome aboard D.Green! With the line we are forming and him, i feel like we will run people over.
Awesome. Maybe this signing is the beginning of great things in AA. Go Blue.
About time you got around to posting this, Ace.
Now I can put away my Ouija Board and the Pin cushions. I will finally get some sleep since the Panic post the other day.
COMMENCE SITE MELTDOWN FOR BEST POSSIBLE REASON
YEAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best possible reason is Michigan winning the National Championship in one, two, or three of the major sports.
Still very good get and a positive reason for the board to crash.
Go Green Go Blue. Yeah
A better version of Montee Ball? DO WANT PLZ.
He will be a legend the moment he arrives on campus.
Coach Jackson, is that you?
MANBAWWW is now in full effect. Hide your kids. Hide your wife.
Thank the lord.
This can'tbe true; Hoke can't close on the top recruits.
Seems like the archetype of a Hoke recruit, a straightforward bruiser to slowly grind the other team to dust. Welcome to Michigan, Mr. Green.
BIG THANGS comin' for Michigan Football. I would have been shocked if he didn't want to come run behind the elite linemen we have coming up. Next year will be great, but wIth the two DGs in the backfield in 2014 we could be special.
To quote Macklemore.....This is F**king Awesommmmme!!!!!
That principal was awful. Jeebus lady, be good be great be awesome whatever we didn't come to see you.
Awesome custom Green jersey, though. Pretty nasty. Great class this year!
I like the cut of your jib.
I believe that was the pinnacle achievement of gif in a thread.
What's a jib?
The better gifs I've seen in a long while. I lol'd
How much would you give to see a remake of that ad with Fred Jackson as the star (and shown on the jumbotron prior to the next edition of UTL)?
Imagine the entire Michigan sideline doing this...Well, everyone but Hoke I'm sure...
After Green's announcement temporarily broke MGoBlog I aimlessly bounced around Tennessee and Auburn blogs for a while. Representative comment from both schools:
we missed the bouquet again! At least we don't have to defend against him in the SEC
Sorry to thread jack, but has anyone heard anything about green?
It's a soon-to-be-outlawed color, with white, red and gray along with them. Word has it our little recruit here is changing his name to Derrick Blue, but that's not important right now.
And don't call me Jack.
Mr. Green! Go Blue!!
Welcome to the family!! Yea, I don't see him redshirting at all. Even if Toussaint is up to his 2012 form, I think Green has an excellent shot of competing for the starting job. During 2012, Toussaint began to hesitate hitting the hole, and arrived at the line late. While some was the o-line, I think that Toussaint developed bad habits. Unless he begins to run fearless again, like 2011, I think his starting career at UM is ofer. Green go Blue!!
With the OL class coming in this year and last year, plus Green... A couple years from now we're going to be a steamroll on offense.
Everyone better get 2 or 4 more tix because they will be going fast. Dont forget the PSD is due 15FEB. I am putting in for some more as well.
How did you type all this given that he just committed about 15 min. ago?
and that jersey fits him well. It must be the color matches his eyes.
Love that he chose to use the old school Bo style hat
Don't forget that Bump wore the M ballcap before Bo did.
Which brings me to my point. Derrick Green; "You May Remember Me From Such Players As"
Derrick Green - YMRMFSPA: Ron Johnson. All-American.