November 22nd, 2012 at 1:59 PM ^

I'm going to see semi final Cali CIF football game tomorrow

Vista Murrietta


Rancho Cucamonga

#1 safety in the country vs the the #5 safety in the country and Hawkins a USC verbal and 2 Ordgon St WR commits and 2 LB commits to Arizona St, UCLA commit at DE and also about 5 other players that are commited to D1 schools

Gonna be a great game, I will GE on the sideline

Sione's Flow

November 22nd, 2012 at 2:02 PM ^

Maybe he's just visiting because he wants to go to "the Game"! Cut the kid some slack, what happens if he ends up standing on the UM sideline, would everyone be cool with that?


November 22nd, 2012 at 2:40 PM ^

this thread is a great example of reasons to bring back the old point system. Would love a bunch of these flamers to see a big ole' fashioned neg bomb.


November 22nd, 2012 at 3:18 PM ^

The, "see ya, we never wanted you anyway," responses here are really sad. As a fan base, I'd like to think we're better than this. The coaches obviously wanted him, or they wouldn't have offered. Let's be proud of our coaching staff and their ability to evaluate talent, and this excited for our class regardless of rankings. This young man isn't even old enough to vote. Why get so upset over any decision he makes? Would I like to see him come to Michigan? Absolutely. He seems like a very talented young man. Do I want him to keep to a commitment that would make him miserable for four years? Absolutely not. That would end poorly for both Michigan and Conley.


November 22nd, 2012 at 4:03 PM ^

I think the choice of game is what has people riled up. Personally I think the coaches can't pull his offer because they'd look pretty shady for that as he was honest the whole way through, but given the choice of this game for a visit, I'd be surprised if they put much effort into his recruitment. Conley may not mean to send a message, but that is definitely what he's doing whether he means to or not.


November 22nd, 2012 at 4:59 PM ^

This is probably the turkey talking, but I have to wonder if maybe Meyer put him up to this. We know damn well he's committing to them on Saturday. What better way to stick it to us than having a commit flip during The Game.

Beat Ohio.


November 22nd, 2012 at 5:30 PM ^

It is quite likely that Urban is hoping for a "recruiting spin" from this approach. Whether Conley fits their scheme (unlikely) or whether Urban missed on bigger stars (likely), this late push is a publicity move.

It takes a few cycles for these games to start eroding a roster's fit and players/parents to recognize the publicity shenanigans.


November 22nd, 2012 at 6:45 PM ^

What has bugged me about Conley is his parents up to this point. Every article has been about them pushing for visits. It is their sons decision and up until recently it was Michigan... I hope it works out for him, but I hate reading articles about recruits parents wishes.


November 22nd, 2012 at 8:02 PM ^

Regardless who wins the game Conley will be gone. Goes back to Hoke saying make sure your done with visits to other schools before you commit to Michigan. I'm okay because I think Channing Stribling is an absolute STUD!!!!


November 22nd, 2012 at 10:30 PM ^

Well, if you're so reliant on us guys for everything, you'd know that any "big news" would be front paged, no? I just wouldn't advise coming into a thread about one of our recruits, only to essentially say "good riddance" and ask about another one. It makes you out to be disingenous, and is at the very least, offtopic to this thread.

Be resourceful and searrrrrch next time.


November 22nd, 2012 at 10:11 PM ^

He is still a kid and is looking for what for him is the best option.   The system Hoke has developed takes indecision into account.  Hoke will not hold his position if Conley wants to shop around, but if Conley decides UM is the place for him, and a spot is still open, he is welcome.  Ultimately, he will likely be more committed in such a scenario as he has done his homework.  Preferably, all these recruits do their homework before they committ so there we don't have these situations, but in reality, it is unavoidable.  Conley is a good recruit.  If we lose him, our program survives and we will fill his spot with someone of equal or better value.  If we get him, he will truly be committed.  Either way, it is a good outcome.