2013 LB. Reuben Foster "Wants to visit Michigan"

Submitted by robbyt003 on January 4th, 2013 at 11:24 AM

per Tremendous via facebook

Following up on a Sam Webb report, 2013 commitment Henry Poggi tells me that five-star LB Reubon Foster "wants to visit Michigan".  He says they've been talking a lot and that he thinks Foster is serious about taking a visit.

It's still a long-shot either way, but apparently it's worth at least speculating on in regards to a visit.  Director of Player Personnel Chris Singletary was following him on twitter yesterday afternoon; this is only meaningful because Singletary is the guy who sets up and coordinates recruit visits.

I know this was touched on yesterday in another thread, but felt it was thread worthy with this update.  This would be a HUGE GET for Michigan.  

His Rivals Profile - Link

He's listed as a 5 star and the #6 player in the nation.  

TREMENDOUS

Comments

Steve Lorenz

January 4th, 2013 at 11:37 AM ^

I think it's a peculiar connection.

The Singletary part is more of an indicator to me than anything. At the very least, it's showing that Michigan is looking into his perceived interest to try to set up a visit. Obvious longshot is obvious, but even having the attention of the top players in the country is a win for the program, especially when it's so far outside their normal recruiting footprint. 

mejunglechop

January 4th, 2013 at 12:01 PM ^

If this were Northwestern or Vanderbilt having "interest" or landing a visit from a 5 star would be a win as far as perception. At Michigan it's not going to raise anyone's eyebrows. Out of the 26 five stars on Rivals I can count around 10 who at one point had us in a top group or visited.

WolvinLA2

January 4th, 2013 at 1:35 PM ^

Yes, but that's a victory.  2-3 years ago, very few of those guys were considering us or visiting us, and you can't get them to commit without first being on their radar.  Being in the final group for these guys has no on-field benefit when they pick someone else, but it helps the image of the program and will probably convince other recruits to consider us as well, some of whom will pick Michigan.

turtleboy

January 4th, 2013 at 11:43 AM ^

This is awesome. Big difference between just being interested and visiting. Even if he doesnt commit, him visiting and talking about it is great for our recruiting.

Needs

January 4th, 2013 at 12:06 PM ^

Colorado and Washington should totally put that at the forefront of their recruiting pitches. 

I do seriously wonder if, in states where pot has been legalized, if some teams will change suspension policies related to marijuana use (I may be making a leap here in thinking that UW has such a policy or that CU even continues to field a football team).

goblue20111

January 4th, 2013 at 8:08 PM ^

Not to get political, but how aggressively is the Obama administration pursuing the enforcement where medical marijuana is legal or legalized? I guess legalized on the level of WA and CO has yet to be seen but as I recall, Obama told Holder to back off on places that were in compliance with local laws when medical marijuana laws were being passed left and right but then he backed off on that? Still a lot of things are legal that teams prohibit during the season. 

joeyb

January 6th, 2013 at 9:14 PM ^

I've read that Obama publicly stated that the federal government wouldn't pursue marijuana cases in states where it has been legalized but I've also read about cases where they have done so anyway. The real issue, though, is that schools aren't going to let their players do something that is illegal in the United States and neither is the NCAA.