2013 OH S Jayme Thompson visits Michigan

Submitted by JR's Flow on November 15th, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Via Facebook (no I'm not one of those guys, he used to go to my school). 

 

 

Had a real nice visit at Michigan today...real nice place

I'm sure there will be some sort of news about it in tomorrow's Recruiting entry. Even though I am a little concerned about his loyalty, he is a very athletic prospect and has an opprotunity to earn a scholarship offer from Michigan.

EDIT: It's a problem with the player's loyalty, not that I wouldn't want him to go to Michigan. 

Comments

JR's Flow

November 15th, 2011 at 8:59 PM ^

It's a long story. I just question the guy's character.He left my school because he was sick of losing to our rival so he went to CCHS(our rival). Hopefully when he does make his college decision and sticks to it.

CRex

November 15th, 2011 at 10:49 PM ^

Yeah.  I lost my two best HS teammates to our rival.  Our rival actually took football seriousily, had paid assistants and a good track record with putting kids in D-I programs.  Our program had a bunch of volunteers and thought it was a big deal when we had a kid get a D-II offer. 

Can't say I really blamed my teammates, who had D-I talent, for making the move. 

PburgGoBlue

November 16th, 2011 at 8:14 AM ^

Jesse, I have mentioned this before. He left SFS because he thought he might struggle getting into the NCAA with his current status there. So he went to CCHS which has a LD program that he could excel in and help him get into the NCAA. It wasn't because he was sick of losing.

MGoCooper

November 15th, 2011 at 8:57 PM ^

I'd hate for him to go to Michigan as well. World class education, once in a life time athletic opportunities, and getting to play and be apart of the greatest and most storied  football program in the country. I couldn't even begin to imagine how horrible that would be for him.

Cope

November 15th, 2011 at 9:50 PM ^

Appreciate the info and your opinion. I also appreciate how tastefully you declined your support for the prospect while not smearing him. I don't know why anyone would be down on that. You should be plussed.

manchild56

November 15th, 2011 at 9:00 PM ^

have a great safety in Dymonte Thomas so bringing in another top safety from the state of Ohio would be pretty nice. I know Dymonte is a 4 star in the early scout top 100 for juniors. He is also a good RB for Marlington, but I would think safety where he ends up.

 

Chi-Blue

November 15th, 2011 at 9:10 PM ^

Quality safety depth has been an issue for like a decade or so. If this kid comes we start to stack up pretty well for the future.

Kovacs

T. Gordan

M. Robinson, J Furman

J. Wilson, A. Gant, J. Clark

D. Thomas, ????????

No matter how you look at it this staff seems to understand that you have to build quality depth and are doing so . . . . now for that Dunn kid!!!!

 

Humen

November 15th, 2011 at 11:29 PM ^

If the coaches want him, then I'm not worried about it. I was never really a fan of my high school, but I am certainly a fan of my college. Loyalty works in weird ways. He could end up all blue in the GBOD mold. Once again, I defer to the coaches' judgment. 

BlueSince5

November 16th, 2011 at 11:08 AM ^

To the OP: Jayme's a good kid who did have issues at SFS. He's in a better position now and at a school and with a coach that gets kids into DI programs.

Be careful about citing "character" when your school is now seen as the dirtiest program around with a coach who resigned partly because of the type of program he ran and the consistent losing that has occured in his two years as coach.

JR's Flow

November 16th, 2011 at 2:07 PM ^

I totally understanding people saying that he left to get a better chance to become a D-1 athlete. And I totally agree but thats not the situation. SFS turns out many D-1 athletes as well. It wouldn't bother me if he didn't badmouth his former school like he has. That's my issue.

cadillacjack333

November 16th, 2011 at 3:45 PM ^

At 17 years old life is tough enough without trying to fight to change the system.  Look at it this way.  You live in the City of Detroit.  Nothing works.  Every other day your home or business is broken into and the police take forever to respond because they are over worked.  Schools are failing.  Do you fight to make things better or do you move to  the suburbs.  Judging by the population loss people are moving to the suburbs.   I am sure this kid wanted his old school to be better at football.  I am sure he wanted his old coaches to be better at coaching.  I am sure he had lots of friends.  Guess what?  He chose to go to a school he knew was better in football because he wanted to go D1 instead of hoping to go to D1 with an inferior program.  It is why parents move to the wealthier suburbs when they become successful, it is why parents send kids to Catholic schools and private schools.  Good for him.  He is making it happen for him as opposed to hoping for it to happen with things he can't control