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|15 hours 36 min ago||Barksdale was pretty damn good.||
|15 hours 44 min ago||They're making the same offer on other team sites.||
I haven't followed their promotions in the past, but I imagine it's really hard to attract subscribers this time of year. Their main base of customers wouldn't sign up just for the last few days before LOI day. Once it's over, there's not much reason new subscribers to join for months. If they get them in now, they'll keep some of them past the introductory period.
|15 hours 53 min ago||Why would every HS coach in NJ hate||
a coach for supposedly poaching a few players from a couple of the other Catholic school powers? NJ is a pretty big state.
Rutgers backed off because they regularly recruit players from those rival coaches. Presumably they heard complaints directly from them. No doubt, some were also jealous of his being a position coach at Rutgers.
There's not a lot of similarities between that and his having a non-coaching job here. He might help bring in Gary or other Paramus kids. Who was the last player we got from another NJ school? There isn't much for us to lose.
|16 hours 16 min ago||24/7 can be pretty sloppy about those timelines||
when visits get canceled. They have Colin Samuel visiting too.
|18 hours 43 min ago||Not only had Durkin mostly been recruiting||
Southern kids to Florida, these are kids he couldn't get to commit..Or perhaps Florida never offered them. He's getting them to give us a last minute look. We may still reel in 1 or 2 like Jarius Adams. At the same time, Durkin has to work on the other defensive recruits like Marshall.
|18 hours 55 min ago||It's a tenuous tie-in to R. Smith.||
The staff has offered multiple players at every position they've recruited, except LB and FB. That leads me to believe LB was not a high priority, rather than they were counting on Smith and just learned he's not coming. They don't seem to be the type to put all of their eggs in one basket. From the outside, there was never any indication that Smith was even likely, let alone a sure commit.
More offers might just be going out because we have more openings than originally anticipated from added attrition. It's also possible that he plays a different position than Smith anyway. Someone below mentioned FB, which would fit.
|20 hours 21 min ago||I agree and he's already here.||
His father is a longtime NFL coach. I doubt he's a good target for the bagmen.
|20 hours 30 min ago||Only if he graduated in two years.||
You get five years to complete your eligibility once you start taking classes.
It looks like he has one year of eligibility left and is already a grad student.
|20 hours 38 min ago||Only about 10" shy of 6'4".||
|22 hours 6 min ago||Gedeon played in the season opener in 2013.||
The OSU game had nothing to do with burning his redshirt. He was a regular on special teams and got sporadic snaps at LB.
|22 hours 12 min ago||Urban was on Arnette long before us.||
He offered him back in the summer. I usually like your stuff, but if you think Durkin isn't as busy as is possible recruiting, you're crazy. We don't see everything.
|22 hours 26 min ago||Urban took back some of the in-state players||
who would normally have been OSU commits. He took players that were fleeing the Sandusky scandal. That was mostly it and he had a whole month more than Harbaugh.
All of the biggest names on our board aren't announcing yet. I'd save my complaints until the class is actually set.
|22 hours 37 min ago||Congrats, coach!||
You must be proud.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Yes, and despite what's in the OP,||
his comments before the trip were the least encouraging of any of the visitors.
|1 day 19 hours ago||If Wiltfong had posted a commitment,||
it would be all over Michigan-centric ttwitter. Wouldn't it?
|1 day 19 hours ago||If Wiltfong had posted a commitment,||
it would be all over Michigan-centric ttwitter.
|1 day 19 hours ago||They're both versatile players that could play the||
same positions on either side of the ball. It does sound like they're recruiting Jr for offense, but maybe he's open to playing DE. He might well have met with the defensive coaches during his OV too. I'm sure we'd take him for either.
The timing of this commitment does not look like a coincidence at all. Pickard was originally planning to announce this Wednesday, which would have been during Wheatley's OV.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Just where do you think Smith is committed?||
|1 day 21 hours ago||I don't think it's the beginning of a trend.||
Who was the last backup QB who stayed on the roster for his fifth season? Scott Dreisbach perhaps, but he was legitimately fighting for a starting job his whole career.
If we start bringing in two a year, some will be either changing positions or leaving before 4 years.
|2 days 19 hours ago||I was responding to a poster who said we should||
recruit top 5 classes every year. Imo, that's just crazy and a long way from saying we can recruit a top 5 class once in awhile. You just listed 4 teams you expect to be ahead of us. Given that, isn't recruiting at a top 10 level overall a more realistic hope than top 5? There's a lot of serious competition besides the schools you mentioned. Louisville, UCLA and Indiana to name a few.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Even the fab five was eclipsed by one of Kentucky's classes.||
And year to year, no one's even remotely close to Kentucky.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Of course offers get rescinded when spots are taken.||
It's not possible for 25 recruits to accept their offers simultaneously. They generally know how many players a team want to take at their position. They know they can miss out if they wait too long. Exceptions will be made for a handful of guys like Marshall, as long as there is any room at all.
There are such things as non-committable offers, too. Alabama is well known for them, but they're not uncommon. John Beilein won't extend offers unless players make a visit to campus, get the academic tour, send in their transcripts, etc. Other coaches might send out offers, but they are contingent on various things.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Nobody in the history of the sport||
has recruited anywhere near Kentucky under Calipari. It's pointless to compare us to them. Nobody else can pull in top 5 classes every year. To think we can, because Fisher had a couple (out of eight), with some under the table help is silly.
We lost a lot more players last year than normal. We should expect the team to take a step back when that happens, even with a highly ranked, non-Kentucky level class.
|2 days 21 hours ago||You're exactly right.||
I certainly missed where we are trending down with guys like Winston and Towns. Winston seems to be trending up, perhaps related to the Thornton sentiment.
|2 days 22 hours ago||It's not going to matter in every HS in NJ.||
It could conceivably matter to a few coaches who never sent their kids here anyway. Partridge was going to be a position coach at Rutgers and a lead recruiter in the state. It matters a lot to Rutgers if they lose out on some local players. Here, he's in the background. If he helps land one 5*, I'd say we came out ahead.
Harbaugh may be hiring him as a favor to their new coach. He's unlikely to stay at this job long. He looks like a young coach with a lot of potential.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Consider the context in this case.||
It's a recruiting job at a university. A big part of our recruiting pitch to prospective players is the value of a university degree, particularly one from U-M. It's also in the program's interest to have their players graduate. I doubt you can get far in the collegiate coaching ranks without a degree.
|3 days 18 min ago||Iowa is flipping him from EMU and he is ranked||
outside the top 30 in Michigan. I think it's a fair guess that we didn't show much interest in him. Good luck to him at Iowa.
|3 days 41 min ago||I beg to differ. There have always been kids||
that get overlooked. The recruiting services have gotten bigger, so they actually employ more scouts in the field. Scout has him in their database. They even have video of him. He's on Hudl too.
The fact that he has no offers is a lot more meaningful than any rating. The NM schools take a lot of in-state players. You have to wonder why they don't appear to be interested. Surely they know all about his HS career.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Dumb is the word that definitiely comes to mind.||
It isn't about being afraid of having your kids gets hurt. It's about hidden injuries. Things no one may have even noticed that accumulate and cause serious, irreparable damage. That's scary on a whole different level and one where the dangers have never been well understood.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Wasn't he just hired to be the QB coach?||
There's no good way for them to spin this.