Hello: Derrick Green

Submitted by Mlaw2010 on January 26th, 2013 at 4:05 PM

In an announcement at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, Derrick Green, the top running back in the country according to Rivals, just announced that he will attend the University of Michigan over Auburn and Tennessee.  Welcome Derrick!  Green Go Blue!!!!!

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m goblue

January 26th, 2013 at 4:54 PM ^

Yesterday he tweeted "imma shock the world!" referring to his commitment so when he went over to move the overhead projecter I was expecting him to commit to some random school no one was expecting.  Naturally I bust out a tiger woods fist pump.  Needless to say I got a few stares from the people around me in the grad library.

LB

January 26th, 2013 at 7:03 PM ^

We have some brave souls here who go over there, read, and report the 2 or 3 items per year that are worth repeating and can be repeated in public. Don't subject yourself to RCMB.

TheTeam16

January 26th, 2013 at 5:03 PM ^

When asked about the committment of D. Green...

 

"Ya know, um, Derrick is a guy that we believe can, uh, do a lot of things for the football team."

"So would you say he's the frontrunner for the starting job."

"Well, I think he's a football player, and he's gon' be a good player for Michigan."

 

Bank it lol.

Hello_Heisman

January 26th, 2013 at 5:03 PM ^

Michigan was rumored to be heavily in the mix for arguably the best RB prospect and best WR prospect in the country. Both guys had high national profiles, lots of SEC attention and no interest in doing the low-key, early commitment that Hoke and crew seem to prefer. The fact that we ended up with 1 of the 2 is a success in my book. 2-3 years ago, there's no way we're seriously in play for guys the caliber of either Green or Treadwell.

The way this staff recruits, I think we just need to show some more progress in terms of win/loss record over the next couple of years and we should be much more in the mix for the Alabama-esque 5 star recruits that haven't been giving Michigan the time of day over the last few years.

Overall, getting Green to close out this class is a big exclamation point to some awesome work by Hoke and his staff. Hopefully this gives us some momentum with the big recruits we're chasing in the 2014 class.

mGrowOld

January 26th, 2013 at 5:06 PM ^

Mark Dantonio laughs at your comments.  Michigan only landed the best RB in America......Dantonio has his sights set a wee bit higher than that my friend.

YoOoBoMoLloRoHo

January 26th, 2013 at 5:08 PM ^

Work hard in the offseason so the first carry of 2013 goes like this:

"Gardner hands to Green off left tackle, there's a hole, Green stiff arms Jones at the 35, he bounces it outside, down the sideline goes Green, they won't catch him, he's at the 30, 20, 10, its a touchdown, and everybody say hello to Derrick Green!"

The Barwis Effect

January 26th, 2013 at 5:13 PM ^

 

Moorhead, Donald QB 1970 v Sr. 6-2 199 South Haven MI L. C. Mohr

 

Murray, Vada FS 1990 v Sr. 6-3 193 Cincinnati OH Moeller

 

Vidmer, Richard QB 1967 v Sr. 6-1 183 Greensburg PA Hempfield

 

Wilcher, Thomas TB 1986 v Sr. 5-10 188 Detroit MI Central

 

TheGhostofYost

January 26th, 2013 at 5:18 PM ^

The best one of the day: 

"Him picking scUM should tell you how badly he wanted to be a Buckeye, IMO.  Things don't always work out the way they "should", but that's life.  Best of luck to him."

Classic 11W

the Glove

January 26th, 2013 at 5:28 PM ^

Sadly, I've been busy texting all of my acquaintances that are fans of the teams I hate. It's so worth listening to their reasoning of why he picked Michigan.

Georgeous

January 26th, 2013 at 5:32 PM ^

He supposedly wears #27 because of Eddie George.   Here's to watching that number in maize and blue running wild on the buckeyes for the next few years.

k1400

January 26th, 2013 at 5:35 PM ^

Welcome to the Michigan family DG!  Get your head down, listen to your coaches.  Listen to your teammates, especially the seniors.  

Warrior-poet

January 26th, 2013 at 5:42 PM ^

It's been a while since we had a skull-crushing back. Now we have 2 in this class running behind an equally merciless OL....it's going to be like the late 80's/early90's ....only this time M beats the tar out of ND

goblue_stl504

January 26th, 2013 at 5:45 PM ^

The funniest part is ohio fans saying they passed on Green after getting Elliot because Elliot is so much better. Green was one of the most thorough recruits I've seen in regards to looking for the right fit and ohio only had the fact that he was an eddie george fan on their side.  Comparing the two Green plays in a state loaded with top end talent while Elliot plays in my home state and city where d1 talent doesn't exactly grow on trees. Throw in the fact that Elliot plays for a small school in Missouri division 2 (the second smallest division in MO) and you have to take his stats with a large grain of salt because the level of competition Elliot has faced is weak where as Green has seen stiffer competition.

Only time will tell who is better but right now I think we got the better end of this one. 

The Barwis Effect

January 26th, 2013 at 5:55 PM ^

 

33 Davis, Russell FB 1978 v Sr. 6-1 215 Woodbridge VA

Woodbridge

 

4

Minor, Brandon

RB 2009 _ Sr. 6-1 218 Richmond VA

Varina

 

1 Terrell, David WR 2000 v Jr. 6-3 208 Richmond VA Huguenot

 

5 Whitley, James CB 2000 _ Sr. 5-11 188 Norfolk VA Norview