Perhaps a little spread offense would have helped the guy... but man, he doesn't even like running at the combine.
Joke of the Day: What's one drug that Mallett won't test positive for? Speed.
Mallett, who is 6-foot-6 and 247 pounds, was timed at 5.37 seconds. It was the second-worst time among the 18 players who participated in Arkansas' pro day. Only guard Zhamal Thomas, who is 6-3 and 346 pounds, turned in a slower time, at 5.41 seconds. (Source)
Disclaimer: This is my first topic post on the mgoboard. I hope I don't earn a trip to Bolivia.
It appears as though the first 2010 recruiting profile (Carvin Johnson) was posted on March 1st of last year. Perhaps Brian hasn't posted them yet because of the actual events happening with the hoops team, or because we don't have as many recruits in this class. I'm just itching to see the YMRMFSPA comparisons for our new players.
Kaiwan Lewis (6'2", 230 lbs) is a linebacker prospect out of St. Joseph High School in New Jersey and has started to pick up momentum with his recruitment. With big time offers from all over the country including Arkansas, Cal, LSU, Miami, and South Carolina among others, Lewis is starting to hear more from the Michigan coaches. Here's a look at his film and what he's hearing from the Wolverines.
TOM: Have you heard anything new from the Michigan coaches recently?
KAIWAN: Yes, they really like me. They said they just have to get the head coach to view my film and I may be getting an offer.
TOM: What coach from Michigan has been recruiting you, and is Michigan a school that you want to learn more about?
KAIWAN: Coach Curt Mallory, and yes we'll see what happens.
TOM: I know you have a good amount of offers now, are you pretty open right now, and where are you at in the process?
KAIWAN: Yeah, I'm open. I'm just ready to take visits and cut the schools that I don't talk to. That will make it easier for me because I know I can't get out to every school.
TOM: When are you going to start taking these visits?
KAIWAN: Spring break.
TOM: If Michigan offers are they going to be one of your trips?
KAIWAN: Yes, I believe so. It just depends on how they recruit me because there's so many schools to get to know. I have to go see schools that catch my interest and recruit me like I'm needed or wanted.
TOM: What position is Michigan recruiting you for?
KAIWAN: Middle linebacker. They said they need big fast linebackers.
TOM: I just watched your film, and it looks like you fit that. It seems like you really like to hit.
KAIWAN: Yeah, I guess it just comes with the game. You know if people could hit me like that, or harder, they wouldn't miss the chance so I'm not going to miss mine.
TOM: When do you want to make your final decision, do you know yet?
Sportscenter just had a "this just in" clip, saying Gene Smith has called a news conference tonight at 7pm. They reported that this is an indication that Tressel's job could be in jeopardy because he knew about the NCAA violatons prior to reporting them to the school. Sounds like they're not too happy about him keeping the info from them. I'm sure he'll just get slapped on the hand, but I guess we won't know till 7pm tonight.
Does anyone have the details on the spring game? I am thinking of flying up from Florida to see it. The last one I attended was back in the Carr era. No tickets, walk in, we even had some hooch with us.
An administration official said today that the school has been in frequent contact with the NCAA about the suspensions of six players for selling memorabilia, because the school is appealing those suspensions, and that the discussion of this latest allegation will be folded into those conversations.
EDIT: Changed the title because no one thinks I'm funny.