Arnett to transfer

Submitted by Dr.Jay on December 28th, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Just read on Rivals mainboard DeAnthony Arnett is leaving Tenessee because of fathers declining health. Anyone hear anything on our front, Sparty is claiming he is a MSU lock



December 28th, 2011 at 8:38 PM ^

Is that assuming we give T-Rob and Cox the "thanks for a great four years" convo?

EDIT:  I just counted for myself, and assuming Terrence Robinson and Mike Cox don't come back, we have exactly 85 guys if this class is 28. 

Now, the chances of at least one guy currently on the team bailing before fall or one guy from this class not making it for one reason or another is very high, so we should be in good shape to take him if that works out.


December 29th, 2011 at 9:07 AM ^

Actually, I have no inside information, so the title should read:  we should ask Terrance Robinson back.  Having a special teams all-star is always useful.  He's not Steve Tasker yet, but getting there.

Cox, on the other hand, maybe not.  Given his HS background, he shouldn't need the fifth year to graduate either.


December 28th, 2011 at 9:50 PM ^

assuming we lose someone else to attrition or ask another 5th year (besides Cox and T-Rob) not to come back, it sounds like we would have room for Arnett and a 28 man class.  It sounds worth it to me, especially if Arnett gets a hardship exemption to play next year.


December 28th, 2011 at 8:56 PM ^

From what I have read on the Rival's board, it sounds like Shane is already recruiting him hard.

Also TomVH/cup cake, has been mentioning his name for about a weekish now. If we have a spot, there is mutual interest.


December 28th, 2011 at 7:52 PM ^

  Shane Morris 

You need to follow  outta Saginaw..WR at University of Tennessee and started at a freshman!! Wish I could be throwing to him!!
  Shane Morris 
 #989 the phrase "Morris to Arnett for a touchdown!" would become legendary” I like that!!.. Hah
We shall see if Arnett comes to Michigan


December 28th, 2011 at 7:54 PM ^

We're not even sure if THIS coaching staff is interested in him. It was Rich Rodriguez that recruited him, although it seems fairly logical to assume we would have interest.


December 28th, 2011 at 8:04 PM ^

Where is Sparty gloating about him being a "lock"?  I haven't seen or heard anything like that. I thought he liked them before going to UT but would that have carried over?  Could things have changed since?  I'd say UM has just as good a shot. 


December 28th, 2011 at 8:06 PM ^

In 2009, Broderick Green transferred from USC to Arkansas to be with his ailing grandmother in Little Rock.  He received a waiver from the NCAA that allowed him to be eligible without sitting out a year. 


December 28th, 2011 at 8:29 PM ^

Rivals: 4-star (No. 84 overall prospect nationally, No. 12 overall wide receiver, No. 2 overall prospect in Michigan)
<br>Scout: 4-star (No. 8 overall wide receiver)
<br>ESPN: 4-star (No. 57 overall prospect nationally, No. 9 wide receiver)
<br>Selected to U.S. Army All-America Bowl
<br>ESPNU 150 Team
<br>Rivals100 Team
<br>Yes please!

Mr. Yost

December 28th, 2011 at 10:12 PM ^

Arnett would be sitting due to transfer rules! He doesn't HAVE to count against the recruiting scholarships for THIS year at all.

Getting Arnett doesn't mean we don't recruit another TE or anything of the sort.

And what's up with the "uninspiring TE"...I can't stand all of these star gazers! Give me a 6'6 target like Sam Grant ANY day. Do you SEE what we have at TE next year?! We have Brandon Moore who's most famous for missing the block against MSU on 4th and 1 that led to Denard getting destroyed. We have Rico Miller who hasn't played over Moore (who went from awful to "just bad") this year or Steve Watson who wins the James Rogers Award for playing 19 positions and never complaining once.

Then in this class we have Devin Funchess who is a pass catching threat and a TE/WR...not a blocking TE or even a balanced TE like Koger. And we have AJ Williams who many think is playing on the OL starting next year.

We NEED another TE in this class. Not only for next year, but for down the road when Shane Morris is the QB and the offense uses more TE's rather than slot's like Gallon, Grady, Odoms, etc. who will all be gone.

This "we don't need a TE" stuff has to stop. This bashing Sam Grant. This bashing the thought that ANY sleeper or 3-star TE (or player) is uninspiring has to stop as well.

Mr. Yost

December 29th, 2011 at 11:08 AM ^

I'm now repeating what's been said...but #1, in the offense we're trying to run in the future, 3 will not be enough. Especially when one of them is a RS Senior.

Also, you have 3, and not ONE of them has done a thing. I already talked about Moore, Miller and Funchess.

Lastly, how do I get negged when I'm not flamming at all and my post sparked 4-5 insightful comments? What I said was the truth and it got defended by multiple posters. Someone care to explain?