ACE: Jordan Payton Annoucing on Tuesday

Submitted by Ace on October 18th, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Per Tim Sullivan, who posted this info on The Fort ($, also front-paged on The Wolverine, but still behind a paywall), Oaks Christian (CA) WR Jordan Payton will announce his college decision on Tuesday. He's visiting Notre Dame for the USC game this weekend, but has maintained throughout the last several weeks that Michigan is his leader, and there has been no indication his stance has changed. Barring a last-minute change of heart, it looks like the Wolverines will finally have a wide receiver in this class, and a very good one at that.


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October 18th, 2011 at 7:40 PM ^

Good luck to Jordan, looks like good news.

Did Sam Webb say something about M looking at Burbridge again?  I thought he said that on WTKA.  Also, are we looking good for Darboh or Madaris?



October 18th, 2011 at 8:42 PM ^

I've read a couple of times that if he gets his grades in order, the doors would be open to him.  The coaches probably didn't want to wate a schollarship on him if he couldn't be here next fall.  THe team had too much of that under RR, and the sooner Hoke can have a deep roster of upperclassmen the better the team will be.


October 18th, 2011 at 9:31 PM ^

my god i hope that's true.  losing him to sparty is one of my greatest recruiting letdowns.  i realize it was the grades thing rather than a lack of interest, but i honestly think he's fantastic and would be a terrible loss.  hopefully he can get it together and he switches to the good guys.


October 18th, 2011 at 9:28 PM ^

USC "cold shouldered" him out the door (can't blame them, they have like five thousand 5* WRs), Cal sucks, and Notre Dame hasn't been recruiting him hard for multiple months now.  I seriously have no idea why he is still visiting for the USC game.  Maybe just to hang out... maybe to do some recruiting for Michigan... who knows.  But I will be socked if he doesn't commit to Michigan.

Very good player.  Premptive congrats.


October 18th, 2011 at 10:26 PM ^

Is there any meat to the suspicion that Payton's fellow USC decommit Arik Armstead's recent addition of Michigan as a contender suggests something about Payton's likely plans? Or am I just being too hopeful?


October 18th, 2011 at 10:35 PM ^

I thought the same thing... Armstead supposedly said his parents weren't happy with some of the things that were happening, maybe it was the same deal with Payton when he decided to de-commit... I'm sure they were talking a lot when they were committed to USC, maybe they've been talking all along...