12-14 recruits by June 1st?

Submitted by dwightlongfellow27 on May 9th, 2011 at 1:28 PM
That's what Chris Barnett is saying on twitter. He claims to know one for sure and also says he is working on Matt Godin, Chris Wormley, Zeke Pike,Sheldon Day and Noah Spence.



May 9th, 2011 at 1:32 PM ^

Maybe it's just me, but if people want to follow high school kids on Twitter...

...then get a Twitter account.

All these threads popping up about what various kids are saying on Twitter gets a little bit old.


May 9th, 2011 at 1:53 PM ^

I could fill up this entire blog with FREE, user-generated content.

That doesn't mean all of it would be useful.

And, of course, it could easily be inserted to one of the multiple threads about recruiting, either on the MGoBoard or on the front page.


May 9th, 2011 at 3:13 PM ^

This was information that I otherwise would not have known. Hence it was USEFUL to me.

You can and do fill up a site(TTB) with your content and you don't see me coming over there to tell you what to (and NOT to) post. Many people would also argue that the babe of the day pictures on your site aren't exactly useful either...they would be stupid of course.

NOTE: reply to Magnus, not to FumanBlue.

James Burrill Angell

May 9th, 2011 at 1:35 PM ^

 We may have 12 by the end of the week if Godin does what we hope on Thursday and some of these others who seem to have commitments looming like Thompson or Richardson pull the trigger.


May 9th, 2011 at 1:51 PM ^

I enjoy all this info from twitter and other sources. I have a paid rivals account but i come here first because its amazing how some of these guys report everything they read/hear tht give us some insight as to the next happening in michigan football. Is it 16-22 yr old kids we are stalking?? Yes. But any diehard fan knows this not as being a demented obsessed stalker....but as being a...well....diehard. So keep on keeping on dwightlongfellow27 and thanks for info.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:01 PM ^

Is it 16-22 yr old kids we are stalking?? Yes. But...

I challenge anyone to fill in the blank posed here with an acceptable rationalization.  Winner gets a new pair of high-power binoculars.

EDIT: The standard for an acceptable response is whether you realistically put the words "Your Honor" in front of the statement...


May 9th, 2011 at 2:12 PM ^

The OP is as clueless as everyone else is. You are not stalking anyone if you read their twitter posts. That is public information given to the internet community. Reading anyone's twitter account is not creepy at all. Unless, of course, that is combined with actual creepy behavior such as stalking them from a windowless van.


May 9th, 2011 at 1:54 PM ^

I find it interesting.  It is the downtime for a lot of sports so the update is fine.  I do not click on links I have already read to reread them so I appreciate a new link if it has something new in it.  If you do not feel this way, you are free to not waste your time.  There are plenty of topics I do not waste my time clicking on or commenting on.  Proceed with your day.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:02 PM ^

I have no problem with this post. If you don't like it, I don't really care if you don't like it. Your response is as useless as the OP. Click it, if you don't find it interesting then move on to the other incredibly important things that occupy your time.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:09 PM ^

Twitter is far from being a creep in a windowless van. All you relating the two are fucking nuts. The purpose of twitter is to get your thoughts and information out there for others to read. Who cares if it happens to be an 18 year old kid disseminating the information?


The kid signed up for twitter with the expectation people would follow them. It is not the same as following some kid around in the store, at school, in a creepy van.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:20 PM ^

First, it's called 'hyperbole.'

Second, can you really tell me it's a good idea for an entire fan base to have access to, and discuss in every third thread, the unfiltered thoughts of 16- to 18-year-old kids? Sure, these kids have an expectation that people would follow them, but that doesn't mean that the results aren't going to be (a) creepy, (b) detrimental to the kid, or (c) otherwise messed up.

Look no further than Rashard Mendenhall.  Dude is like 25, and attended a rather prestigious university, and he went and F-ed up HUGE last week and screwed up a bunch for himself.  Tell me we don't run similar risks with kids who can barely buy a ticket to an R-rated movie?


May 9th, 2011 at 2:30 PM ^

Does not matter. It is not our job to regulate these kids on the internet. That is for their parents/guardians to do. If they have a twitter account there is no problem with anyone following that person. You are putting the responsibility of regulation on the fans instead of the player and his family.

Kids may say some stupid things but that does not mean we are all dumb, or creepy, for following a future player on twitter. Twitter is a tool used to disseminate information, nothing more. All the blame for such stupid remarks should be put on the kid and his family/upbringing.


Twitter combined with creepy behavior such as actual stalking is completely unacceptable obviously. Twitter is not the problem, it always comes back to individuals.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:37 PM ^

I don't see a huge problem with following players on Twitter. I don't, but players (and fans) can do what they want.

The echo chamber, on the other hand, worries me.  I don't know if kids have a proper appreciation for what happens when they send a tweet or post on Facebook.  MGoBlog feeds into some pretty mainstream media outlets, and despite the best upbringings, kids will continue to do and say stupid shit they'll wish they hadn't said.  That's my concern.

Plus, like Magnus pointed out, there is no reason to re-tweet everything straight onto the board.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:42 PM ^

I agree with the echo chamber part of your post. However, whether we like it or not, this is the age we live in. kids are becoming more and more aware of how things on the internet spread. Hell, I am 26 years old, I grew up in a house that did not have internet in it until I was 16. Kids today have had internet their entire lives. They are more savvy than I was when I was their age.

Still, the blame for any ignorant comments, no matter how unfortunate or damaging, falls squarely on whoever said it.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:12 PM ^

Same argument from the Coaching Change, no one's twisting your arm to click the link. Thanks for the info, I do not have twitter just a government computer and enjoy all thing Michigan.


Personal flamebait: No nuclear bombs or layers agreements please.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:16 PM ^

Personally, I don't really care if fans follow players on Twitter.

It's when message boards become Twitter feeds that it starts to gnaw at me.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:19 PM ^

Now there is an opinion that is reasonable. I personally do not mind people posting information from twitter, but maybe to appease the masses it should have a label along the lines of "Twitter: Barnett says 12-14 recruits by June 1st" that way those of you who do not want to read twitter updates know to avoid it.

Little Brown J…

May 9th, 2011 at 3:12 PM ^

That's actually a good idea, since there are some fans who like getting up to date info on what recruits/players have to say, while others like to avoid twitter whenever possible.  Since we have OT for Off Topic, we should have PT for Per Twitter.  That way it is clear whether they are relaying information they got from twitter vs. the normal discussion board topics. Just a thought.


May 9th, 2011 at 2:33 PM ^

Agree that I don't care what someone had for breakfast but me being a tech ignorant, I don't mind feeds being posted due to lack of access. As it is the offseason and I pretty much burned through every B1G/UM blog by 10:00am I'll take anything.  

I can only stare at your attractive Michigan girl off the week for so long.


maybe not.


May 9th, 2011 at 3:13 PM ^

For the record...the majority of my post was meant to thank the obsessed fans tht bring all this virtual information to one site. Stalking mightve not been the best choice of words...but it was meant as a joke. Sometimes when i get all fired up over reading tht some random 17 yr old may or may not come to michigan i take a step back and realize tht most people in the world dnt care and its not tht big of a deal. My wife would agree. However...thts why i love this site becuz i realize my wife and all those other people are dead wrong and this IS the biggest deal in life. Man i cant wait till september.