DetNews feature on Thomas Wilcher

DetNews feature on Thomas Wilcher

Submitted by StateStreetApostle on July 12th, 2017 at 10:52 PM

Article on the Cass Tech HC (Gregg Krupa) which is as much a rumination/comparative study of the Detroit of his youth and that of today as it is an interview.

Loved this quote (so true; too true), talking about players that get into trouble:

...right now, society really doesn’t want them to correct themselves. Society is just saying this is who you are. This is the behavior you’re going to have.

“And that’s not true.

(edit: just to make clear, neither Wilcher ((nor I)) am condoning kids screwing up; he's condemning them being permanently labeled screw-ups. that's not to say that conversion always happens. i mean, look at the end of last year's State game for proof.)

Video: #CassTechMovement - Recruit Highlights

Video: #CassTechMovement - Recruit Highlights

Submitted by FanNamedOzzy on October 16th, 2016 at 9:54 PM

Hey guys - I collaborated with Corey Malone-Hatcher once again to create another video. This one is for both of Michigan's main Cass Tech targets - Donovan Peoples-Jones and Jaylen Kelly-Powell.

Took some of your advice and used the clean version of the song - hope you all enjoy!

 

#CassTechMovement @dpeoplesjones @JKellypowell @JourdanJD #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/FMTQaETOhw

— Corey Malone-Hatcher (@CMH2017) October 15, 2016

OT-ish: Cass Tech in Adidas commercial

OT-ish: Cass Tech in Adidas commercial

Submitted by VectorVictor05 on May 12th, 2015 at 8:43 PM

Watching the Bulls/Cavs game and caught a new (?) Adidas commercial that is part of their "Here's to the Takers" marketing thingy.  Check out the 8 second mark.  Pretty awesome to see a local/pipeline high school get featured in such a huge spot.

Will embed below if it doesn't work here.

 

Michigan offers Cass Tech S Jaylen Kelly-Powell

Michigan offers Cass Tech S Jaylen Kelly-Powell

Submitted by Magnus on April 13th, 2015 at 4:51 PM

It seems like kind of a slow news day, so I'll throw this "breaking news" item out there.

Michigan offered Cass Tech safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell today. He's a 2017 kid whose other offers are from a few MAC schools and Northwestern. He's one of two 2017s out of Cass Tech that Michigan has offered so far, joining WR Donovan Peoples-Jones. There were will probably be more, too.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4075190/highlights/236509377/v2

2016 4* Cass Tech OL/DL Michael Onwenu - Leaning towards Michigan

2016 4* Cass Tech OL/DL Michael Onwenu - Leaning towards Michigan

Submitted by The Mad Hatter on March 10th, 2015 at 9:08 AM

OSU was his previous favorite, but the Weber situation seems to have changed that.  He's the #3 in-state prospect for the 2016 class.

 

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/03/michigan_makes_up_serious_grou.html

Coach Wilcher on Urban Meyer: "I believe our relationship is stronger now."

Coach Wilcher on Urban Meyer: "I believe our relationship is stronger now."

Submitted by Scarlatina on February 24th, 2015 at 5:28 AM

"(Meyer) said he didn't know about (Drayton) leaving, that it was a last minute thing. The most important thing about my 'misleading' part was that I didn't really understand the process of recruiting behind Ohio State. I truly do now.

I understand the ambition Urban Meyer has, I understand the integrity of Urban Meyer and I understand that he's about the welfare of the child and the wholeness of what the athletes need at the university. He instilled in me that no child will be left behind in his program.

We did meet. We did talk. And he is the person I thought he was and the person I believe him to be. I believe our relationship is stronger now."

-Thomas Wilcher (cited)

I figured the board may be interested given how Coach Wilcher had previously blasted Urban Meyer about the Mike Weber/Stan Drayton situation:

"I think Urban Meyer will have to step his game up; we're going to have to talk," Wilcher told Detroit Sports 105.1 in a long interview. "He has come to my school and got the No. 1 athlete two years in a row. You cannot come over here, come up to the north, and walk out of here with your pockets full and not give us respect."

Jermain Crowell Tweet (Cass Tech DC)

Jermain Crowell Tweet (Cass Tech DC)

Submitted by DCAlum on August 5th, 2013 at 6:46 PM
 

Something big is about to happen!

— jermain crowell (@JermainCrowell) August 5, 2013
 
Not sure if this is even recruiting-related, but it's been a slow day waiting for camp reports and additional uniformed speculation seems kind of fun.  FWIW, he was tweeting with Tremendous about Wangler's offer yesterday.

Mike Weber - Vols #1 school

Mike Weber - Vols #1 school

Submitted by His Dudeness on July 31st, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Just posted on Rivals message board. Mike Weber (Cass Tech RB) in an interview with InsideTenn blog:

"Up there it's just football, but down here it means so much more. There's a different passion about the sport and I love that."

"All the coaches here make you feel like family," Weber said. "They made sure I felt like I was at home."

"I don't have a decision or time table right now," he said. "I'm just taking my process. Tennessee is the top school right now. Wherever I go I want to come in and help the University the best way I can to win and win bowl games."

"The facility is crazy," the 5-foot-10, 185-pound back said. "It's by far one of the best, if not the best one I've seen so far. I can really see myself here because it would be a good fit for me. The weight room really stuck out to me."

FYI - It could be Mike putting out quotes to see if Michigan comes calling after the Harris commitment per Tim Sullivan

Dennis Finley and (Edit) Reon Dawson Offered

Dennis Finley and (Edit) Reon Dawson Offered

Submitted by MFanWM on December 3rd, 2012 at 5:12 PM

http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/Dennis-Finley-offered-by-Mi…

Interesting offer and Spartans are crying again.......

Updated, confirmed by Tom.....

 

RT @JermainCrowell: Congrats to Dennis Finley on his Michigan offer!