Arnett Using Commitment Eve to Commit to...All of Them?

Arnett Using Commitment Eve to Commit to...All of Them?

Submitted by Swazi on November 9th, 2010 at 10:48 PM

Ed-M: Six! Six fake commits ah ah ah. Sorry for hijacking this thread, but it's too entertaining not to have it all in one place.

For those just joining us, 4-star WR DeAnthony Arnett has a press conference tomorrow night to announce his school choice. In the meantime, he is having a bit of fun at the expense of fans who follow this stuff way too closely.

Look in the mirror, then look here.

Wherever DeAnthony commits, I give him credit -- this is one of the best roasts of the recruiting nutters that I've ever seen....

He's picking USC:
 

 

Wait, no, it's Michigan:
 

 

Just kiddin, M. It's Central Michigan:
 

 

Aw Hell, It's Tennessee:
 

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And...it's Slippery Rock...wait no the 'University of Michigan State':
 

 

No no no it's "The University of Cal" (last one):
 

 

And then the respective online fanbases get the screen turned around on them.

Thank you DeAnthony and brotherguy for a hilarious night. [/takeover]

Original text:

Not sure if this is him being serious, or him messing around with everyones head again.  Take it for what it's worth.

TVH Weekly: Visit Reactions, DeAnthony Arnett's Decision

TVH Weekly: Visit Reactions, DeAnthony Arnett's Decision

Submitted by TomVH on November 8th, 2010 at 1:48 PM

This past weekend's thriller had a few visitors, including instate prospects DeAnthony Arnett and Desmond Morgan. The game wasn't just exciting for the fans but the recruits as well. Reactions and other recruiting news:

Desmond MorganDesmond Morgan

6'1", 225 lbs.

Linebacker

Holland, Michigan


This was Morgan's second time attending a Michigan game this season. This one was a little bit different for him since he now has a scholarship offer from Michigan.

I enjoyed every part of the game, it was really exciting. Last time I was there I thought how cool it would be to be noticed by them, or get a chance to play for them. This time I thought that could be me next year, and I have a chance to play on that field. I appreciated that feeling.

Desmond was escorted to the game by his dad, who is also a big Michigan fan. They got to experience some firsts together, and started thinking more seriously about the recruiting scene.

We met Coach Rodriguez and Frey, and that was the first time we've met both of them in person. We got a chance to walk around the locker room, and anytime you get a chance to walk through that tunnel it's pretty special. My dad liked it a lot.

As I reported previously, Morgan wants to take his time with his recruitment. He is a Michigan fan, but doesn't want to rush into anything, but this visit was a step in the right direction for Michigan.

I talked to the coaches about making an official visit. We're going to try to get that set up this week. They mentioned the Big Chill hockey game (Dec. 10th), so that's a possible date. I really had a lot of my questions answered already. The main thing was spending time with the coaches and getting to know them better. I wanted to feel welcomed there, and I really did feel that.

Desmond should have his official set up by this week. He also plans on visiting Northwestern this weekend for the Iowa game. Things are looking good for Michigan, though.

Dallas Crawford

5'10", 185 lbs.

Cornerback

Fort Myers, Florida


Dallas Crawford has been high on Michigan for some time now. I wanted to get some perspective on him from his current head coach on where Michigan stands with both Dallas and his teammate Sammy. Coach Redhead:

Dallas has Michigan as his number one school because of his two visits there and the atmosphere. Sammy still has Michigan in close second to Clemson. It's a little harder for me to get a read on him, but Michigan is close. They're in the hunt for both of them. I don't think it should matter, but I think it might matter how both teams finish for Sammy. [ed: ie, coach doesn't think it should be relevant but it could be anyway.]

Redhead has had some good prospects come through the schools he has coached at, but he has some strong feelings about both Crawford and Watkins.

Dallas is a solid character kid, and one that I never have to worry about. He has some of the best instincts I've ever coached, and that includes the big name kids. Dallas has that football IQ. He knows where to be and when to be there, and he's always in the right spot. Same thing with Sammy. They both just do what they're asked of them.

For any head coach, it's important to be able to trust the coaches recruiting their athletes, and it seems as if Michigan has earned that trust from Coach Redhead.

Greg Frey recruits down here, and I've known him since he was at Florida State. I know he's going to take care of our kids. When we know they're good people and they care about the kids, and not just wins and losses, it makes it easier on us. That's the good thing about the Michigan coaches, they all care about these kids.

Both Dallas and Sammy are focused taking their team deep into the playoffs. They will be scheduling an official visit to Michigan in the near future. Sammy will most likely take an official to Clemson as well.

DeAnthony ArnettDeAnthony Arnett

6'0", 170 lbs.

Wide Receiver

Saginaw, Michigan


DeAnthony Arnett was at the Michigan game this past weekend and has put Michigan back on his list. I caught up with his brother Ralph, who let me know about the visit a little while ago, about Arnett's plans for this week.

The visit was nice. We picked the perfect game to come to. We talked with all the coaches, and Coach Singletary. They never stopped recruiting DeAnthony, and he told them that he wanted to see them play before he came for a visit. They had their receivers go off, and it was a great atmosphere.

The visit on the field was great, but what they were shown off the field was possibly just as important.

As far as the visit, it was outstanding. DeAnthony got one on one time with the academic advisors. They stress time management on the kids, and a lot of schools don't talk about that. It can get overwhelming, and they said they don't let the freshman fall behind, and they pay close attention to them. That was great.

Arnett has already been out to USC, Cal, and Tennessee. He obviously has had plenty of exposure to both Michigan and Michigan State. His brother let me know what the plans are from here.

DeAnthony will be announcing his decision this Wednesday at 9 AM at Saginaw High. He will be calling the coaches on Tuesday to tell them what he's decided to do. We'll go over his notes and see what he wants to do from there.

The family has kept everything close to the vest, but Michigan does have a chance. We'll all know Wednesday.

Also, here's film from four of DeAnthony's games this year.

Extra:

  • Four star Maryland defensive back Blake Countess was offered this past week. Look for Michigan to shoot up his list, potentially as his favorite. This could be a big pickup for Michigan if it works out.
  • DC running back Malcolm Crockett is still on his official visit. I will hopefully have an update with him once he's back home.
  • The Demetrius Hart scare has been resolved, and ended up just having to do with his high school, and early enrollment problems.
  • Rich Rodriguez said at his press conference today that Craig Roh will most likely stay on the defensive line. Probably mostly due to this.

DeAnthony Arnett

DeAnthony Arnett

Submitted by Swenet1111 on November 6th, 2010 at 9:33 PM

So Dee Arnett was rumored to be at the Michigan Game in the Big House today to see Roy Roundtree catch 9 passes for 246 yards, a Michigan Record. However, on Arnetts twitter he said: 

Good mourning world.... I'm up early about to get some breakfast.. Surprise school was Boise state lol I hope they beat Hawaii GO BLUE (

And...

It's pretty nice and quiet out here in Idaho.. Can't wait to see the blue turf later on.. Should be fun

Those tweets were from around noon today, which is right when the Michigan game was starting. His tweets make it sound like he was in Boise watching the Boise St. Game vs Hawaii. And is he using the GO BLUE in reference to Boise??? 

Also, Friday night his twitter said he was in Alabama...

Ok since everyone wants to know were I'm at... I'm in Alabama with homie saban

Is this dude just toying with everyone? He claims to have been in 3 states within 10 hours and 2 states at one time...

Can somebody bring some light to this?

Three big things came out from todays W

Three big things came out from todays W

Submitted by zohizzle101 on November 6th, 2010 at 4:38 PM

1. We're going to a BOWL GAME!!!

2. A much needed confidence boost for our team and a good nights sleep for RR

3. Roy Roundtree pulled in 246 yards today! Not only did he set a Michigan record but probably opened DeAnthony Arnett's eyes to how WR's can be massively successful  in our offense too

DeAnthony Arnett chooses USC?? 'Trojan for Life'

DeAnthony Arnett chooses USC?? 'Trojan for Life'

Submitted by jaggs on November 2nd, 2010 at 7:44 PM

 

DArnett13 DeAnthony Arnett 
 
Trojan for life http://plixi.com/p/54617080
 
 
Didn't see this but it was updated very recently.
 
EDIT: Title edit. OK maybe not a commitment per se, but very strong support for USC

TVH Weekly: Avery Walls, Wayne Lyons, Kevin McReynolds, and More Defense

TVH Weekly: Avery Walls, Wayne Lyons, Kevin McReynolds, and More Defense

Submitted by TomVH on October 25th, 2010 at 4:19 PM

This weekly update is for everyone wondering about defensive recruiting after last week's update was all offense. As we get closer to the end of the season we will start to hear more about potential decisions and timeframes for those decisions as well. Right now it's visits and interest for the most part.

Avery Walls

5'11", 185 lbs.

Safety

McDonough, Georgia


Walls' grandma recently fell ill, so he is putting his future visits on hold. He told me earlier that he still plans on visiting MSU, South Carolina, Virginia, and UConn. His decision is a ways off:

I'm not going to make my decision until I've taken all my visits. I don't have a leader yet, I'm not ready to announce that because your mind changes with leaders all the time.

While he has postponed his visits, that didn't mean that Michigan couldn't come out and see him this past weekend.

Michigan sent a coach out to see me on Friday. Greg Robinson, the defensive coordinator, actually spent a good amount of time at my school talking with my coaches.

It was interesting to hear that Greg Robinson was the one that went out to see him since he doesn't make very many trips.

Kevin McReynolds

6'2", 281 lbs.

Defensive Tackle

Washington, DC


Kevin is a four star defensive tackle that has been hearing more from Michigan and a few other schools lately.

It's been on and off with Michigan, but I'm not upset about it or anything. I understand things change with schools, so it's not too late for them. I really like Michigan and Coach Dews, so we'll see. Florida has also been in contact with me lately, and I want to check them out too.

Tony Dews was out to see Kevin this weekend even though Kevin wasn't playing (injury). Dews also got a chance to see 2011 DB Blake Countess and 2012 WR Stefon Diggs since their team was playing Kevin's. Tony is always mentioned highly among recruits and it seems he's made a good impression with Kevin as well.

Coach Dews is supposed to call me this week, so we'll get to talk more. He's from this area so he understands how certain things are here. He's a good coach, and that program has been through a lot lately. He's a real personable guy. Michigan definitely has a shot because of him, and because they have great academics. I'm still trying to work out my schedule for official visits, so I'm not sure if I'll make it up there. My top list right now is probably UCLA, Oregon, Michigan, Arkansas, and Florida.

That list can definitely change, but Michigan is picking up some ground with Kevin. He's a recruit at a position of need, and has a lot of qualities the coaches really like. He would be a great pickup. Getting that visit set is key.

Wayne Lyons

6'0", 190 lbs.

Safety

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


As I said in a recent Weekly Update, Wayne Lyons has Michigan moving up his list. He wasn't sure then if he would make it up to Michigan for a visit, and while he's still not 100%, it's moving in a positive direction for the Wolverines:

I think I will end up taking a visit up there. I'm not sure yet, but I think I am going to visit.

While that's not written in stone, it's a step in the right direction. Without getting him on campus, Michigan probably has little shot to land him. His top school are Stanford, UCLA, Florida, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Michigan. Lyons is another Tony Dews recruit.

Extra:

  • OL Chris Bryant has scheduled his official visit to Michigan for the weekend of The Big Chill hockey game (December 11th). "I want to experience being around the players and interacting with them." He's not sure if his decision will come shortly after the visit, but there is a good possibility that it will. Michigan is still in great position.
  • LB Antonio Kinard should find out this week if he will be included in the 2011 class. Originally committed to the 2010 class, Kinard ended up at Hargrave Military Academy. He's waiting to find out if his SAT score is high enough, and if it is he will be enrolling in January.
  • WR DeAnthony Arnett received a visit this weekend from Fred Jackson. DeAnthony remains that Michigan is out of his top group, but I have a weird feeling that something's going on. I'm not saying to hold your breath, but Michigan is trying to let him know how much he's wanted.
  • S Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix still maintains that he will visit Michigan for the Illinois game and that the Wolverines still have a shot at landing him.

TomVH: Coaches Visiting DeAnthony Arnett ***More****

TomVH: Coaches Visiting DeAnthony Arnett ***More****

Submitted by TomVH on October 21st, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Just got a phone call from DeAnthony Arnett's brother; Michigan coaches will be at DeAnthony's game on Saturday. I believe it will be Fred Jackson, but not positive. 

***Rod Smith was also at Dr. Phillips yesterday, and a few of the coaches will be out to see DT Kevin McReynolds tomorrow.

Michigan 2010 WR Production Better than Advertised?

Michigan 2010 WR Production Better than Advertised?

Submitted by 2014 on October 5th, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Before the season started, I was of the belief that Deanthony Arnett (and other top flight WRs) were justified in eschewing Michigan for more WR friendly offenses. I'm not sure I'm on board with that theory anymore given the early WR production.

Let's look at the potential top two contenders for Arnett at this point vs. our WRs. Chart by top 3 WRs number of receptions:

First Last School Catches Yards Avg. TD
Ronald Johnson USC 26 358 13.8 5
Roy Roundtree Michigan 25 337 13.5 2
Daryl Stonum Michigan 15 226 15.1 2
Mark Dell Michigan St. 16 263 16.4 1
Keshawn Martin Michigan St. 16 219 13.7 1
B.J. Cunningham Michigan St. 17 215 12.6 3
Robert Woods USC 13 175 13.5 1
Martavious Odoms Michigan 14 165 11.8 0
Brandon Carswell USC 6 92 15.3 1
Top 3 WR Total Michigan 54 728 13.5 4
Top 3 WR Total Michigan St. 49 697 14.2 5
Top 3 WR Total USC 45 625 13.9 7

Chart by top 3 WRs number of yards (Odoms and Hemingway switch, look at the YPC leap):

First Last School Catches Yards Avg. TD
Ronald Johnson USC 26 358 13.8 5
Roy Roundtree Michigan 25 337 13.5 2
Daryl Stonum Michigan 15 226 15.1 2
Mark Dell Michigan St. 16 263 16.4 1
Keshawn Martin Michigan St. 16 219 13.7 1
B.J. Cunningham Michigan St. 17 215 12.6 3
Junior Hemingway Michigan 6 190 31.7 1
Robert Woods USC 13 175 13.5 1
Brandon Carswell USC 6 92 15.3 1
Top 3 WR Total Michigan 46 753 16.4 5
Top 3 WR Total Michigan St. 49 697 14.2 5
Top 3 WR Total USC 45 625 13.9 7

 

We're only 5 weeks in obviously, but this dilithium enhanced version of the RR offense leads me to believe that Arnett & Co. wouldn't be crazy to start thinking about Michigan as a real option for top WRs again. Thoughts?

 

edit: (I added a chart on top 3 WRs by number of yards vs. number of receptions. Odoms and Hemingway swap out as the #3, look at the leap on YPC)

Champion Gridiron Kings First Day Report

Champion Gridiron Kings First Day Report

Submitted by MGoShoe on July 24th, 2010 at 7:36 PM

The Champion Gridiron Kings event, part of the ESPN RISE Games is happening this week and several recruits of interest to Michigan fans are participating.

Champion® Gridiron Kings is one of four elite events that anchor the ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target, July 14-27, and includes performance training, position-specific training, skills challenges and a 7-on-7 competition.  [The event] features 65 of the best players in the game’s seven skill positions – quarterback, running back, tight end, wide receiver, linebacker, cornerback and safety. Champion® Gridiron Kings is scheduled for July 24-25 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

This article and several tweets indicate that Dee Hart, DeAnthony Arnett, and Curtis Grant (Richmond, VA LB) have all performed well in today's drills and skills challenges.

Other standouts today were Southeast tight end Nick O'Leary (West Palm Beach, Fla./Dywer); Southeast safety Karlos Williams (Davenport, Fla./Ridge Community); Southeast running back Demetrius Hart (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Hart); Southwest running back Hershcel Sims (Abilene, Texas/Abilene); Southwest cornerback Quandre Diggs (Angelton, Texas/Angleton); Southwest wide receiver Jaxon Shipley (Brownwood, Texas/Brownwood); Midwest linebackers Curtis Grant (Richmond, Va./Hermitage), Travis Hughes (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) and Conner Crowell (Waldorf, Md./North Point); and Midwest wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett (Saginaw, Mich./Saginaw).

"It's been real fun out here," Arnett said. "We are just trying to call get a feel for the quarterback. There's so much competition. But I feel confident and I am playing well."

Then there's this tweet from Victors_Valiant:

Michigan prospects doing well at the Gridiron Kings.. could be several super prospects visiting with Dee Hart to UM this fall.. HaHa!

Wonder if that last bit is a reference to Hart's HS teammate and Alabama commit Ha'sean (HaHa) Clinton-Dix.  Clinton-Dix has been outspoken in his desire to get Hart to join him at 'Bama, but is there a chance that the opposite could happen?  Even if it's not, if Hart is in fact bringing "several super prospects" with him to A2 this fall, Hart's intentions toward Michigan seem to be highly positive and his influence as a potential elite commit could have a major effect on how Michigan rounds out its 2011 class.

Mike Farrell of Rivals on Arnett:

Deanthony arnett standing out at gridiron kings, best wr here so far

Given Arnett's latest comments, it seems that he wants to take his talents out West.

Arnett is still considering his options, which include Michigan State, Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Southern Cal and California.

"I like the West Coast teams. I don't know if I'm going to end up there, but I want to make the trip to check them out. The probabtion at Southern Cal doesn't bother me. All the four-star receivers they have there don't bother me either. I think I can do things better than they can."