#1 K Jake Moody commits as grayshirt

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on February 4th, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Per Twitter almost minutes after the Doyle decommitment. Moody is the #1 ranked kicker according to Kornblue Kicking for the 2018 class. The cream will rise to the top at every position.

Comments

Mr Miggle

February 4th, 2018 at 8:38 PM ^

How could grayshirting ever be banned? It's just recruits deferring their enrollment. He's not signing an LOI.  

Few grayshirts actually pay their own way and enroll in the fall  He can go to community college for one semester, enroll in the winter and keep all of his eligibility.

reddogrjw

February 4th, 2018 at 8:45 PM ^

6. Greyshirts / Blueshirts are done after you hit 25 scholarships - the limitation of annual scholarships to 25. This is a move to do away with oversigning and to reduce the practice of grayshirting, a tactic by which schools delay the enrollment of a prospect until the following January so his signing would technically count as part of the next class. The legislation limits to 25 the number of prospects whose aid is initially offered in the fall term of an academic year. Before, rules limited to 25 the number of prospects allowed to sign from Dec. 1 through May 31. This portion of the changes will affect newcomers in the 2018 signing class.

 

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ncaa-passes-major-re-vamp-recruiting-rules

 

we can backdate 2 to 2017 so we are at 18 technically for 2018

Mr Miggle

February 4th, 2018 at 9:04 PM ^

commits to take a grayshirt after they committed for the current class. Basically a bait and switch tactic.

Moody was never offered for the 2018 class. That's a big difference. Even though he's a verbal commit. He could still go anywhere untill he enrolls.

We're probably asking him to grayshirt in order to space him out further from Nordin. Obviously we're not running into the 25 limit, but we would like to leave room for transfers.

 

Blue_by_U

February 5th, 2018 at 11:26 AM ^

this is quite a bit different from how Alabama and all the SEC schoolz screw kids. Sounds like he was given an opportunity to delay enrollment, get ahead academically, and have time after Nordin. And should something else come along, he can leave. Sounds like he wants to be at UM, and they are giving him the best opportunity to succeed being upfront and working with his situation.

CalifExile

February 4th, 2018 at 8:06 PM ^

He doesn't appear in the list of 30 kickers on the 247 composite list. Brad Robbins was #16 on the composite last year but Kornblue had him as the best punter. I'm sure that Kornblue is right this time, but I'm just saying . . . .

Welcome, Jake.

CalifExile

February 4th, 2018 at 10:23 PM ^

Good question. Hopefully this exchange will inspire one of our Mgoblog researchers to compare the predictions made in the past. There is risk in assuming that the people who run camps, and therefore have expertise and are focused on kicking, will give a better answer. They may be biased towards kids who attended their camp. Also there may be honest differences of opinion between people who run different camps. Kornblue isn't the only guy running a camp.

jim4blue

February 4th, 2018 at 8:48 PM ^

Jake is a coachable, terrific kid and has a no-worries demeanor....loved watching him at Northville, and hoping for even better things for him at Michigan

The Cleaner

February 5th, 2018 at 12:00 PM ^

As I said in an earlier post, I think Mr. Nordin is on thin ice here. Now Harbaugh has another kicker to turn to when Quinn thinks it's a good idea to scream at his coach on the sidelines or grab his crotch at mid-field. Two things that were not a good look at all during this past season.