June 3rd, 2010 at 12:32 PM ^

Yeah, I think most of us had him penciled in there for a while now.  Hey, they get their players and we get ours.  It's the biggest sports rivalry for a reason.  Once we get our shit put back together, we'll get our dubble-yoos.


June 3rd, 2010 at 1:10 PM ^

Comparing their ability to win due to their 5-star-level talent  (albeit different types of QBs).

But to everyones' point --- a decade of Smith - Pryor - Miller (assuming he lives up to his rankings) is pretty daunting as Michigan fans.

I miss the days of the Herbstreit Buckeyes...


June 3rd, 2010 at 2:19 PM ^

Just because he's not VY yet, doesn't mean he won't decide to go pro.  If he has a good season, he might be one of the top QB's in the draft, behind probably Mallett and Locker.  Warren wasn't Woodson during his Junior year either, but he still went pro.  You don't have to be one of the best ever at your position to jump early for the draft.

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June 3rd, 2010 at 5:17 PM ^

Tebow hasn't played a single NFL down yet. I agree with you that he projects extremely well as a TE or big WR, but not a QB. If he has a similar season as last year and decides to come out, he will still go in top 3 rounds but it will be a TE/WR prospect with a chance to be QB (although I highly doubt he would make it) a la Matt Jones (I think is his name)


June 3rd, 2010 at 12:43 PM ^

that he beat his girlfriend...  he might have fit better at MSU


EDIT:  Okay... so why the negs?   I live near Huber Heights and heard that from a local HS Football coach...


June 3rd, 2010 at 12:38 PM ^

i think you'll see him decline in the rankings as the year goes on.  he'll still be highly ranked, but not top 50.  my guess is he settles between top 80-120.


June 3rd, 2010 at 2:09 PM ^

Because he is now committed, and committed prep athletes do not drive membership revenue at Scout and Rivals. Uncommitted preps who declare "I'm going to think about reducing my maybe list to a top 20" and stretch everything out until the god awful contrived hat selection events are the ones that make these sites money.

Proof? Ricardo Miller.


June 3rd, 2010 at 12:43 PM ^

No surprises here.  It doesn't worry me that much when highly regarded QBs commit to Ohio State.  Outside of Troy Smith's last 20 games as a Buckeye, QB has been a weak spot of Tressel's teams. 


June 3rd, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

If this means our chances of landing Cardale from Glenville. Im ok with it, i wrote Braxton off after a recruiting video of him at OSU surfaced a long while back.


June 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM ^

I'm definitely on your side with this one.  There are 2 things getting in the way of m fans objectively analyzing Cardale.  The first, he's from Glenville, and people want in to that school so badly, it almost doesn't matter who the player is or how good of a fit he is for us.  Second, I think I lot of people often confuse "black QB" and "dual-threat QB."  Cardale Jones is more like Navarre than he is like Pat White, IMO.  That doesn't make him a bad QB, but I don't think he's a great fit for us. 


June 3rd, 2010 at 1:18 PM ^

I like Hundley, and I like Marquise Williams.  Maybe Kevin Sousa if we can't get either of those guys.  And I'm sure RR disagrees with me, but if we can't get one of the top guys on our board, I say we don't take a qb this year.  We took 2 last year, and they'll probably both RS.


June 3rd, 2010 at 1:03 PM ^

I was selfishly hoping by takiong him, we might get more looks from other talented Glenville players. I believe at one point we used to get a few of their players from time to time, Correct me if i am wrong.


June 3rd, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

Not much of a surprise.  He's a very good athlete.  I don't think he really fits into what Tressel likes to do down there in Columbus, but whatever.  Hopefully the Talbott brothers can make him regret his decision in a couple years.


June 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM ^

never thought miller was serious about Michigan (i hope tressel slows his grow like most of the other QB's under his watch), so i have been hoping we can get hundley or williams, ie a taller/thicker QB, who can handle the pounding of big ten play and be a passer who can run if needed


June 3rd, 2010 at 1:14 PM ^

I think Cardale would be an excellent get for us; of course he'd have a shot at starting, but if he didn't  win that spot, he would give us some depth at the position, which is really what we are looking for in another QB this year, isn't it? Also, I don't think you could underestimate the importance of getting our foot in the door at Glenville; we treat Coach Ginn's player well, we might get in on some other guys. I like the effort Coach has placed on getting a foothold into that school.


June 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 PM ^

I don't think you ever recruit a guy with the goal being "added depth."  If you don't think the guy has what it takes to lead the team, don't take him.  So it sounds to me like the only reason you want to take him is to get our foot in the door at his school.  If that's the case, take Aundrey Walker, at least he's a highly rated guy at a position of need.  Hell, if that's your only reason, take a guy with MAC offers who you know will commit, then we'll look like the good guys far having faith in a player no one else did. 

Let me say that I don't think that last idea is a good one, just that it's as good of an idea as yours.


June 3rd, 2010 at 9:19 PM ^

I don't think we should take him just to be a clipboard holder either, I just think at the end of the day Devin will benefit from being in the UM system for a year and will have the jump on Cardale. At Glenville he is a quarterback in a system similar to ours and he did a decent job running it, taking his team all the way to the state championship. I liked what I saw on his highlight video; he isn't slow (if folks think he's John Navarre, it's only because he's a big kid running fast), he's got a good eye for downfield, and he can run option in a system similar to ours. So no, I'm not simply saying pick him up for 'added depth'; I don't view Cardale as a throw-in, he's doing a good job for himself. At the same time I'm not saying I view him as our number one option, but if we get him I won't be upset.


June 3rd, 2010 at 2:15 PM ^

You heard from a coach eh, ole deepthroat sounds like a bitter coach of a competing team...IF he actually said that.  I find it hard to believe some random coach would have heard that and not a word leaked anywhere else.  Either way, without any support, it makes you look like a classless idiot. 


June 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 PM ^

What am I missing about this kid?  Recruits that are hyped this much usually destroy high school football.  He barely threw for over 1000 yards, his comp% was only 53, and he only threw for 9 touchdowns.  So I'm thinkin, alright, he must have ran over everybody, and he only rushed for 450 yards.  Pryor ran for over 30 TDs, and averaged 9 yards a carry.  Devin Gardner ran for 1800 yards, and rushed and threw for over 20 TDs.  So what's with his production?  Kids this hyped, pryor, bush, gardner, it was as if the opposing team wasn't even on the field sometimes.