YoOoBoMoLloRoHo

November 30th, 2012 at 3:11 PM ^

If Tread, Green and McQuay have spots reserved and only 1 OL will get a spot, it appears the staff will create a waiting list for the "next open slot" on Dec 14. Pent-up demand for 5* misses.

It certainly reinforces early commitment for next year unless you're a 5*.

CR509

November 30th, 2012 at 3:35 PM ^

Hard to see Dawson not re-commiting before his visit. Sounds like he has a little regret and can't see him missing his "second chance".

Rasmus

December 1st, 2012 at 9:14 AM ^

Except that he is a special case, in view of his father's death. Was his offer actually pulled after he decided to take all of his officials? I don't remember hearing that. Since he feels the need to apologize, we can assume he handled it badly in some way, but it's hard to imagine the coaches giving him a hard time about whatever it was, given his personal story.

I think they just decided to give him some space, a strategy that seems to be working.

Dawson is good enough that you have to wonder what they'll do if another OL commits. I don't think it's a given that they'll pull his offer. In my mind, at least, he warrants ☆☆☆☆☆ treatment.

Wendyk5

November 30th, 2012 at 3:58 PM ^

Question about the official visits: have these two not taken official visits yet? I'm assuming this means they have visited, but did not get the official scheduled tour, meetings, etc.. that other recruits get. If this is the case, why not require a recruit to take an official visit before "officially" committing? That way, at least the team has done its due diligence. 

WolvinLA2

November 30th, 2012 at 4:07 PM ^

Because you can't take an official until fall of your senior year, and we have a lot of guys committed before then.  It's not fair for a kid from Colorado who can't schedule a flight to AA until his season is over, or something like that.  That policy would really hurt us with non-Midwest kids.

Lac55

November 30th, 2012 at 4:16 PM ^

Interesting to see if Conley even makes his visit after he goes to Ohio for an official the week before. Gotta think Urb is going to put the full court press on. Conley.

mrbs1955

November 30th, 2012 at 4:34 PM ^

i am new here to mgoblog but i have been blue all my life but this is just crazy what is going on kids commiting then leaving and now thinking of coming back all with in a month i understand that kids leave but you would think they would have a plan in place after they left or what is the sense of leaving in the first place i guess i'm old school you give your word then you stand by it

Business Time

November 30th, 2012 at 5:19 PM ^

Allow me to translate:

 

i am new here to mgoblog but i have been blue all my life but this is just crazy STOP what is going on kids commiting then leaving and now thinking of coming back all with in a month STOP i understand that kids leave but you would think they would have a plan in place after they left or what is the sense of leaving in the first place STOP i guess i'm old school you give your word then you stand by it STOP

marti221

November 30th, 2012 at 5:33 PM ^

Ok, I'll take a crack at it.

 "I am new here to mgoblog PAUSE but I have been blue all my life STOP However this is just crazy PAUSE what is going on with kids committing PAUSE then leaving PAUSE and now thinking of coming back PAUSE all within a month STOP I understand that kids leave PAUSE but you would think they would have a plan in place after they left PAUSE or what would be the sense of leaving in the first place STOP I guess I'm old school PAUSE you give your word then you stand by it STOP"

WolvinLA2

November 30th, 2012 at 7:45 PM ^

"Old School" is one of those terms that has a positive connotation, but people think that any aged way of thinking can be made positive if you call it "old school" and that's just not the case. 

I just beat my wife, but that's fine because I'm old school.  I just wouldn't let a black guy eat at my restaurant.  No big deal though, I'm old school like that. 

ATL Blue Boi

November 30th, 2012 at 9:57 PM ^

 

But I am not new to recruiting and I think this is completely normal for any recruiting cycle.  Yes, it sucks to have our players decommit but compared to other universities, who allow visits, our recruitment at Michigan has much less drama than other places like USC or most SEC schools. At schools who allow visits, their commits go on every official visit and give another school a shot at flipping them.  My friends at UGA sit on the edge of their seats literally EVERY week not knowing whether a kid got "blown away" by a visit they took.  So I say relax because we are Michigan "For God's sake".