October 18th, 2012 at 7:26 PM ^

I do. I also remember having enough pride in myself to not let other people dictate my decisions like that.

Edit: Didn't make this clear before. By this I mean that I find it very unlikely that he's doing this out of spite. A couple tweets aren't enough to drive someone to make important life decisions. Why is it so unbelievable that he'd actually want to go to OSU? Several thousands of people do every year.


October 18th, 2012 at 9:59 PM ^

Agreed - anyone who has been on this site long enough knows that Top 5's are basically transitory. And I don't understand the freakout here -- do we feel bad because a big time recruit didn't want us? Truth is - recruits don't really care about us, the fans. They care about the coaches. And TV time. And maybe campus life (which doesn't really include us, "the fans"). And if we're sad about the fact that we don't currently have a top OG coming in, I say don't worry about Dawson. Hoke wants kids who can be decisive and strong, on and off the field. After all, that's the reason Hoke has his "no visit" policy. Understanding all of this goes a long way when it comes to chilling out about Dawson, and recruiting in general.


October 18th, 2012 at 8:23 PM ^

Although jumping to conclusions about a high school kids motives and criticizing his them as "a douche move" is over the top and unnecessary, you are misquoting him; he didn't call the kid a douche, he said it was "a douche move." Maybe I'm just nit-picking. Also, isn't Ohio also short on Olinemen, so there would probably be early playing time there?

Eat Your Wheatlies

October 18th, 2012 at 7:04 PM ^

Am I the only one who finds that extremely odd? For a guy to make comments about how much he liked Michigan at one point to naming Ohio in his top 4...just seems off. Granted everything points to him heading to Gainesville, but it almost comes off as sour grapes. 

I wish him luck in all of his future endeavors, but at this point I hope he commits to Florida soon so this saga can be over with.

Eat Your Wheatlies

October 18th, 2012 at 7:13 PM ^

If you want the spotlight like he seems to, then you need to have thicker skin. I don't follow or tweet any athletes, so I don't accompany the group you speak of, but I guess odd wasn't the right word to use. How about immature, matching the behavior of the twitter haters?


October 18th, 2012 at 8:01 PM ^

... more in a "He's dead to me, now" sort of way.  He can list anybody he wants, go to any school he wants, I simply don't care.  If I hear his name again, the reaction I will have is, "Oh, he's the guy that almost went to Michigan, oh well".  I'll care for him as much as I care for Florida or OSUs existing starting left guard, which is to say not at all, not ever, not even when playing against Michigan.  

And you know what?  He won't care what I think, and shouldn't care what I think.  That's fine too.   But I'm entitled to think it, because that's what I think about anybody that doesn't put the winged helmet on.  




October 18th, 2012 at 7:07 PM ^

So...his top 4 is the school he will likely end up at....his old schools main rival, a team who smashed michigan to start the season and a team whose coach used to coach at michigan.

yea, i'm gonna say that is all to get a response.


October 18th, 2012 at 7:09 PM ^

I kinda hope that he goes there, just for the added incentive it would give our recruiting class to beat Ohio. They seem like a really tight class and that would only make them want to beat them more.


October 18th, 2012 at 8:16 PM ^

Not "people." He wouldn't have been going up against Poggi or Hurst before. The poster didn't say he sucked, just that our defensive line is going to run everyone over, including him if he goes to OSU


October 18th, 2012 at 7:14 PM ^

Because it is obviously a tool of the devil so I didnt se anyone bashing the kid but if he or you think that is any different than what you would get from any other fan base you are mistaken. Every fan base has its fringe of idiots and ours is not immune.


October 18th, 2012 at 7:11 PM ^

How do you go from a UM commit to putting OSU in the top 4?  It doesn't make any sense.  I just don't understand that and don't like it, and think it speaks to what he is about.  I don't wish negatively upon him, but I also don't think very highly of him.  Go to OSU, it will only fuel the fire.


October 18th, 2012 at 7:36 PM ^

being committed to Ohio and taking multiple visits to Michigan (Dunn) or being committed to Tressel and then bailing for Hoke (Kalis). For all the differences between Michigan and Ohio, they both have strong selling points and both recruit out of the same, small pool of super-elite athletes; it's not like there are a shortage of recruits with both in their top-five, three or two.


October 18th, 2012 at 7:12 PM ^

What's the point of getting all upset over someone who hasn't even proven himself at a college level yet? He committed too soon. So what? If he ends up at Ohio State, then you can  dislike him, not because he was indecisive when he was 17 years old, but because he's now a hated rival. He is currently just another high school football player, trying to figure out where he wants to go to college. Nothing more.