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|18 min 50 sec ago||I'm not sure what the||
I'm not sure what the coaching succession is, but it's not just about the current head coach. If they're promoting from within, if they plant a seed in a player's mind, etc., that's still what coaches do.
|41 min 4 sec ago||No, it's not. Coaches foster||
No, it's not. Coaches foster relationships, keep an eye out for 2016/2017/2018 prospects, etc. This is how coaching works.
|42 min 50 sec ago||Were they slow for high||
Were they slow for high schoolers? And is Steve Smith slow, period? And do you mean that slow guys are just as good as fast guys?
|44 min 50 sec ago||I think it shows that||
I think it shows that Harbaugh isn't going to sit around and wait for anyone. He's not wired that way.
|1 hour 8 min ago||Pretty decent. He's||
Pretty decent. He's one-sixteenth Brazilian.
|1 hour 10 min ago||A little more info for||
A little more info for clarity's sake:
Sometimes coaches come into schools randomly because they're recruiting the area. They sit down with that school's coach and say, "Do you think there's anyone who could play at our level?" The high school coach says yes/no/maybe. If there's a yes or a maybe, the college coach will say, "Well, can I talk to him?" or "Can you pull him out of class for me?" Or the coach will watch off-season workouts and pull a kid to the side at some point.
So just because he "visited so-and-so" doesn't mean that Jay Harbaugh specifically went to that school looking to offer that particular kid.
|1 hour 13 min ago||Potential walk-on||
Potential walk-on opportunity.
|1 hour 26 min ago||It would be a pleasant||
It would be a pleasant surprise to board a plane and find that she's sitting next to you.
|1 hour 27 min ago||Washington is also a high||
Washington is also a high school quarterback. I think he's a little stiff in the hips for corner, and he's too lanky for safety. Not a huge fan of him, but the Michigan coaches are obviously really working hard to get at least one more corner. Washington just committed to Cal a couple days ago. He was previously committed to Duke and said he wanted this decision to be final, so I'm not sure if he'll be open to changing his mind.
|1 hour 30 min ago||I'm typically not a fan of||
I'm typically not a fan of small-school wide receivers who don't show a ton of speed, but hey, if Jeremy Jackson can earn a scholarship, this kid might be able to get on the field as a walk-on...
|1 hour 36 min ago||He's almost surely not||
He's almost surely not coming.
|1 hour 45 min ago||(No subject)|
|1 hour 45 min ago||Nope. I really don't think||
Nope. I really don't think so. Michigan doesn't need to reach that far. There are a few guys within the state of Michigan who are committed elsewhere who would be in between those guys and Vuich.
I wouldn't mind if the coaches offered Bryce Witham, who just committed to Minnesota. I think he could help out as an Aaron Shea-type TE/H-back.
|1 hour 48 min ago||You know, no matter when you||
You know, no matter when you say "It's been almost a month," you're right.
|1 hour 51 min ago||That John Lako kid (RB/LB)||
That John Lako kid (RB/LB) could probably be a walk-on, too. I'm not sure if he's going somewhere smaller to play, but I remember being impressed with him. I think he was about 6'3", 210 or so.
|1 hour 55 min ago||I watched him in the state||
I watched him in the state championship game when they beat Ithaca. He's not going to get an offer. Maybe a preferred walk-on spot. That's about it. I think Jay Harbaugh is probably just doing his due diligence and visiting some area schools in metro Detroit.
|2 hours 4 min ago||Boy, first he was in Men's||
Boy, first he was in Men's Journal, now the Ann Arbor Observer... What's next? We ought to start a campaign to get him in Women's Health.
|3 hours 57 min ago||Yeah...in the MAC. You know||
Yeah...in the MAC. You know who else looked pretty good in the MAC? Mike Jones, Richard Ash, Vlad Emilien, etc. Going from the Big Ten to the MAC is a different world.
|3 hours 59 min ago||I'm not predicting. I'm just||
I'm not predicting. I'm just going by what mock drafts, draft boards, etc. say.
|6 hours 25 min ago||Yeah...that's not going to||
Yeah...that's not going to work. He's an in-state kid who was once committed to Michigan, and he goes to a high school that is/was a pipeline to Michigan. People are going to be talking about him on this board for the next four or five years in some form or fashion. You might as well just get used to it.
|6 hours 27 min ago||FWIW, Dee Hart had a very||
FWIW, Dee Hart had a very good year at Colorado State this year and declared early for the NFL Draft. Unfortunately for him, it looks like he might go undrafted.
|6 hours 32 min ago||LOL. If he doesn't remember||
LOL. If he doesn't remember Brionte Dunn, he probably won't remember Ronald Johnson, either.
|7 hours 16 min ago||Thanks. I'm glad my comments||
Thanks. I'm glad my comments are appreciated by some people.
|7 hours 16 min ago||Just because you feel like||
Just because you feel like you're being disrespected doesn't mean you are.
There is literally zero reason that Greg Mattison would walk into an in-home visit and disrespect somebody he's trying to recruit.
The kid doesn't need to be trashed (although I haven't really seen that in this thread), but logic suggests that he's overreacting in some way.
|7 hours 29 min ago||Yep. I said yesterday (or two||
Yep. I said yesterday (or two days ago?) that I wasn't a huge fan of Neal's film, and there have been some red flags with his recruitment, too. This is another one. There are some schools not recruiting him that probably should if everything were kosher, and him being wishy-washy about a couple things makes him seem a little iffy. He could be a good player (good size, decent speed), but other things might get in the way.
|7 hours 34 min ago||There are many kids and||
There are many kids and parents who are sensitive, especially parents of kids who are special in one way or another. An innocent or straight-forward comment was probably taken too seriously or too harshly, and it was blown up into something it was not.
Obviously, Mattison - or any coach - wouldn't call Daishon Neal "stupid." That would be a waste of everyone's precious time, including that of Mattison, who could spend time/energy pursuing other prospects.
|7 hours 40 min ago||Every situation is different.||
Every situation is different. You're never going to find two situations that are EXACTLY the same.
Brady Hoke was also on the west coast, so he had some of the same limitations as far as proximity goes. His best recruiter during that transition was Greg Mattison, who had been in the NFL with the Ravens prior to that. You can go tit-for-tat in this discussion, but it's still two guys who were hired pretty late in the recruiting game (end of December for Harbaugh, second week in January for Hoke, IIRC) who have just a few weeks to fill out the class.
|9 hours 32 min ago||I think you might be talking||
I think you might be talking about Sam Madden, who recently committed to Georgia. And I don't think it was a slow-play situation. I think they just couldn't get him through admissions.
|9 hours 34 min ago||Small dick syndrome?||
Small dick syndrome? Classy.
And I never said anything about Pat Massey, so I don't know what your point is.
|9 hours 56 min ago||That's almost certainly not||
That's almost certainly not it. I think there will be a few more additions, and there should be at least one more within the next 48 hours.