Logan88

February 21st, 2010 at 11:55 AM ^

That kid made numerous leaping or stretching catches. I can't believe that people are actually upset with this commit. IME, he looks as good as, if not better than, any of the WR's we signed in the 2010 class.

Just goes to show that beauty (or fondness for a recruit) is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder.

Welcome aboard, Mr. Conway!

mejunglechop

February 20th, 2010 at 7:45 PM ^

You're probably going to get negged for that, but yeah. I don't get it either. Trust the coaches I guess.

I'm starting to wonder, though, how good a lot of these "super sleeper" types really are. If this guy ends up with three stars, would he have gotten the same evaluation if he'd committed to West Virginia? With the number of sleepers we're taking it's a question worth asking.

TheOldQB

February 20th, 2010 at 9:07 PM ^

From the last couple of recruiting years we all know that RR suffers the Slot/WR addiction. This is very similar to the affliction that Matt M suffered from on Draft Day with the Lions.

By this time last year he had already bagged 3 WR. He has not signed any offensive players since White in July, and no WR sleepers since April.

Give RR a break here guys, he has gone 10 months with out a WRSS relapse. He needs our support at times like these so he doesn't go on another Slot/WR signing binge.

cpt20

February 20th, 2010 at 8:03 PM ^

Since we have a small class, I do not get it either. There is A.J. Jordan and De'Anthony Arnett, who look like better WR prospects, and Ray Hamilton, who looks like a better TE than him.

Got to trust the coaches, but still confusing on why they took him.

mejunglechop

February 20th, 2010 at 8:33 PM ^

Once Omameh grew a ton his senior year, he blew up and both the biggest regional powers offered him. That growth was something people didn't foresee during is junior year, so I don't really know what you're doing with that. My point is not: this kid sucks or we shouldn't have offered this kid. I don't have the football knowledge or the information at hand to say that.

Tim

February 20th, 2010 at 9:39 PM ^

And I'm saying the staff has much more information than you, a much better track record than you, and a much better idea what they're looking for in a prospect.

If this kid was worth a February offer to them, that's far more valuable knowledge to me than Guy On Internet (who admits he doesn't know what he's talking about) saying that it's likely this kid doesn't pan out.

Tim

February 20th, 2010 at 9:55 PM ^

There is no basis on which to make an evaluative method, aside from a 4-minute highlight video.

It's not that the recruiting sites don't like this kid, it's that they haven't heard of him. I know that's not the most ringing endorsement of the kid, but it's true.

Peopel who have seen the kid play (Michigan's coaches, local newspaper writers, Jim stefani) think he's a good talent.

I'm not trying to say let's start printing the nameplate for his Heisman, I'm just saying that we shouldn't pre-emptively peg him as a non-contributor, either (and I know that's not what you're trying to do, but you rush to defend those who do so on the basis of very little evidence).

victors2000

February 20th, 2010 at 11:18 PM ^

the past two years we haven't had a ton of scholarship players, we've been playing too many freshman/sophomore/walkons, and we've gone through two years playing a freshman quarterback in a quarterback intensive system. No coach is going to have startling success with those conditions. You make it sound like Coach Rod has been here for five years. And as for why you should trust "their" judgment, Coach Rod was averaging over 9 wins a year at WVU his last 6 years there. He's a proven coach, this isn't his first rodeo. No one likes the way things have started, but the kind of rhetoric you are putting out should at least wait until year three is in the books, not year two.

tymacg

February 20th, 2010 at 7:39 PM ^

obviously he isnt the fasted dude in the world but his ball skills and size can't be challenged. I'd say TE maybe...looks pretty physical. Either way I think it's sort of risky...but I trust the judgment of coaches.

tymacg

February 20th, 2010 at 7:52 PM ^

but I wouldnt be surprised if that number is a little low...koger was about 225 coming out of hs and I'd assume this guy could be around 200-210. I think the TE in RR's offense is more like a flex hybrid type WR/TE...either way I still say the kid has big ten skills w/ MAC speed

burntorange wi…

February 20th, 2010 at 7:39 PM ^

looks like hes got great hands tho. doesnt use his body to catch the ball, always a plus. also goes up and plucks the ball out of the air. really his best skill. looks like calvin johnson when going up to get the ball. the film doesnt exactly show him running any routes(other than the one deep in) so u cant really evaluate him there. could have deceptive speed.

gater

February 20th, 2010 at 7:50 PM ^

Quote from the article:

"On the football field, however, he is an unknown commodity and the definition of a sleeper. This is primarily because the 6-4 split end/defensive back has only played in 2 varsity football games in his first two years of high school, due to a transfer at the end of his freshman year from Cass Tech in Detroit to Seaholm in Birmingham to be closer to his family and first cousin/teammate Richaud Pack (a top-tier hoops recruit). That all said, when the curtain finally does come down on Conway’s HS football career in the fall of 2010, he could wind up being one of the best players in the county, not to mention the state, certain to earn offers to play at the next level."

He's also mentioned as running like a gazelle.

FLMichMan

February 20th, 2010 at 7:45 PM ^

I don't get it either..sleepers this early with a small 2011 class? With a possbile bowl berth and comeback season coming up we could be back on track with attracting 5 and 4 start blue chippers! Does anyone know why we schedule Junior day in February? Terrible weather to attract southern recruits. Maybe I just don't and it has to be this early. Someone please educate me.