Brionte Dunn Not Visiting UM This Week

Submitted by MGoBeer on December 13th, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Per Sam Webb's twitter, no visit this weekend. Not a good sign for Michigan and Brionte.

Edit: After further research, it seems he may be visiting in January. Seems he's serious about not being EE. Sorry if I panicked you although this is still news for the fervent Brionte watchers.



December 13th, 2011 at 6:01 PM ^

Ya know how when something bad happens to Ohio State and we get all schadenfreudey and visit Bucknuts and go all lolzcats about their warped-&-narrow-and-incapable-of-being-self-critical perspectives spin how that bad thing actually ain't even a thing?

Comparatively speaking, now how do you feel about what you just did?

And before answering "but this is different"--thereby proving my point precisely--try to recognize that is the least logical retort conceivable.


December 13th, 2011 at 1:55 PM ^

we need to remember that as much as we want brionte, he isn't a 5 star kind of guy.  he's a great recruit, not a program changer.


December 13th, 2011 at 1:56 PM ^

Except the consensus is that it isn't a bad thing at all for Michigan.  Dunn is not enrolling early anymore.  It will allow the OSU visit to wear off a bit, it will allow us to have the last visit in his mind right before he decides, etc.

There is consensus that he WILL visit, just not this weekend.

Mr. Rager

December 13th, 2011 at 1:56 PM ^

Not worried about it.  If he's not enrolling early, what is the big deal if he doesn't visit this weekend?

You can take the kid to water, but you cannot force him to drink.  If he doesn't want to go to UofM, that's his decision.  We'll still have 2 years of Fitz and (hopefully) Ty Isaac in the 2013 class.  

Also, I am sorry to say it, but Dunn is not a 5-star, across the board prospect.  A great one that I'd love to have.  But one kid doesn't make / break this class.  


December 13th, 2011 at 9:47 PM ^

I'm with you, I would like for this kid to come to UM but at the end of the day if he doesn't want to come the greatest school ever, then, that's his problem. I remember going through something similar with Terelle Pryor and we all see how that worked out. Not saying that Dunn will pull the same crap that TP did, just saying.


December 13th, 2011 at 2:00 PM ^

I would love for this guy to be a wolverine next year, but I think it's time that I quit trying to follow along. This has been a never ending roller coaster ride since Kalis committed to us. Just let me know when it's over and he's made a decision either way best of luck to the kid.


December 13th, 2011 at 2:05 PM ^

So is it safe to unbuckle until after the bowl season?

Looks like the weeks until signing day will be a bumpy ride;


At least we're not on decommitt suicide watch like Sparty/PSU!


December 13th, 2011 at 2:06 PM ^

Am I the only one who is not overwhelmed by his film? 


MGoUser: "You're just bitter because he's waivering on his imaginary commitment to us." 

Eh, maybe. 


December 13th, 2011 at 2:27 PM ^

Dunn looks a little more of a long strider once he gets into the open field.  No one will mistake him for a Darren Sproles-type back.

A-Train or Eddie George come to mind watching his film.

Remember you have to take high school film with a BIG shot of your alcoholic beverage of choice due to the variability of the quality of the opposition.  Running for 400 yards against future doctors/lawyers/teachers is one thing, putting that up against a defense stocked with D1 athletes is completely different.


December 13th, 2011 at 4:02 PM ^

This is a d*** measuring contest between OSU and us. We're all so emotionally wrapped up in this because many people see this kid's recruitment as the ultimate chance to vindicate that "we're back" on OSU's level, Urban Meyer or not.

In reality, with the offensive line we'll be fielding by the time Fitz graduates we won't need STAR POWER to have an effective running game. This is something that has been pointed out repeatedly.

I want Dunn as badly as everyone else but there is no doom and gloom whatsoever if he doesn't come here. The thought that we're even in the running for a lifelong OSU fan who is being heavily recruited by the "hottest" coaching hire since Nick Saban is all the validation that we need that we're back to being relevant. 



December 13th, 2011 at 2:38 PM ^

I don't think his film is extremely impressive, but that's largely because he's not the type of running back to be extremely impressive.  He's not very shifty, he's not super fast, he doesn't make quick cuts, etc.  He's an old-fashioned running back.  The comparison I keep making is that he reminds me of Anthony Thomas.  Anthony Thomas wasn't the most exciting back in Michigan history, but he got the job done for some very good Michigan teams, and then had an average career in the NFL.  Dunn might not be a Heisman winner or a future #1 pick, but he could be a very poweful weapon behind the offensive line that Michigan is building for the next 4-5 years.

Rather be on BA

December 13th, 2011 at 3:24 PM ^

Maybe similar to John Clay from Wisconsin?

Would love to have him, but its not the end of the world if he stays with OSU.  I think Fitz will be the better back in the enjar future anyways, thus we have time to get our RB recruiting game up. 

On a side note, I would rather he be at OSU than say MSU or Wisconsin.  Those two schools would use him much more effectively and would be a much more scary prospect.


December 13th, 2011 at 5:04 PM ^

John Clay was fat.

OSU does a pretty good job with running backs.  Eddie George, Maurice Clarett, Beanie Wells, etc.  I think they're better at producing backs than MSU and Wisconsin.  Wisconsin just gets a huge offensive line that can turn any given back into a superstar, the way Texas Tech did for quarterbacks.


December 13th, 2011 at 6:18 PM ^

That's the best one I've found to date as far as showing his workload. What I've felt is basically what Magnus layed out above. He clearly has ability and has a better shot than most recruits of being a good RB at the D1 level. However, I haven't seen anything that has waranted people freaking out over him. Not how much this board has atleast. But that's probably a function of the OSU vs. U-M element more than anything (as another poster pointed to up this sub-thread). If he does some stuff like this in an AA game, then I think the daily threads would be waranted. 


December 13th, 2011 at 2:08 PM ^

I'm not climbing aboard the roller-coaster. If he comes here, fine. If he doesn't, I'm not going to spend one second moaning about it.


December 13th, 2011 at 2:10 PM ^

but if we don't, keep in mind - he won't be utlized properly in the spread - so his impact will be much less.  I am still hoping Rawls is the second coming of A-Train...


December 13th, 2011 at 7:55 PM ^

The A-Train had 549 yards, 5 rushing TDs, 22 catches for 219 yards and 8 kickoff returns for 200 yards his freshman year. Rawls not so much.

Not sure Dunn is the next A-Train either, but I have a tremendous desire to consume Ohio's milkshake.



December 13th, 2011 at 2:14 PM ^

I already put all my hope in the 2013 Ty Isaac basket. Dunn would be a nice get and I would somewhat annoyed if he couldn't get him...However, I feel like Isaac is a must get for next year more so than Dunn this year.


December 13th, 2011 at 2:24 PM ^

Seriously, I'll be happy when NSD comes around.  I am getting stressed out the more I check this blog.  I just want to have the class wrapped up so I can go back to my normal life until spring practice.  This season has been absolutely fantastic...fantastic to the point it's been exhausting.  I just need to see who will be in the maize and blue next year then I can bide my time until Opening Day/Spring ball since I don't have a pro team to watch anymore since the Cleveland Browns are on the verge of putting a roof over their stadium and calling themselves an arena team in hopes of making those playoffs.


December 13th, 2011 at 2:25 PM ^

I recognize the kid's talent, but to me -- it was more about looking right into the The Pontif's eyes, and saying "Your days of  getting whomever you choose are over.  Ohio is open."

Heinous Wagner

December 13th, 2011 at 2:28 PM ^

No word from the NCAA on sanctions means no decision from Dunn. If they go easy on Ohio (which all signs indicate they will), I'm afraid the kid isn't coming north.