Denzel Ward visits florida?

Submitted by cozy200 on January 6th, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Per twitter from 24/7 Denzel Ward visited Florida today.

Comments

Leaders And Best

January 6th, 2013 at 10:25 PM ^

But I don't trust anything from 247Sports anymore, especially anything from the Midwest. Their reporters, Steve Wiltfong and Jason Sapp in particular, seem to try to create headlines more than report news.

Steve Wiltfong is their Midwest reporter (but also a known Notre Dame fan and reporter in previous work) who has been responsible for multiple previous erroneous reports about Michigan commits wavering and taking other visits (most recently this week with Henry Poggi & Alabama). Jason Sapp was the ND reporter who texted Ty Isaac about competitor schools depth charts and other RB targets to try to convince Isaac to choose ND and not USC or Michigan.

And seeing the 2014 Signing Day is over a year away, I am not even going to worry about this at all right now. People are going to try to steal early commits. It's part of the game. Based on Michigan's track record under Hoke though, I wouldn't sweat it.

Dubs

January 6th, 2013 at 10:33 PM ^

I believe someone on this board (or perhaps during the Outback liveblog) brought up the fact that Ward felt he had committed too early and wanted to take some visits.

LB

January 6th, 2013 at 10:50 PM ^

1 - Oh hell yes

2 - Oh hell no

3 - None of us know, we weren't invited to listen in on any of the discussions, and Hoke has never directly spelled out exactly what the policy is, or any possible exceptions, or the implications and ramifications of the policy having a boo-boo.

Edit - 4 - What Steve Everitt said.

Ventilator

January 6th, 2013 at 10:50 PM ^

He visited Florida and got an offer. He said that he's still committed to Michigan. He was open with the coaches about visiting so his offer is still valid.

UMFoster

January 6th, 2013 at 10:57 PM ^

This just shows how good the Michigan staff is at evaluating players. Denzel Ward has only played one year of football and was very under the radar until Michigan offered. Our coaching staff always seems to find these kind of players.

Wilma Edwards

January 6th, 2013 at 10:58 PM ^

I ALWAYS KNEW DENZEL WARD WOULDNT END UP AT MICHIGAN AND THIS GOES TO SHOW THAT HOKES VISIT POLICY IS OLD FASHIONED AND OUT DATED. FIRE HOKE AND COMPANY BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE AND THEY RUIN THE SCHOOL

UMFoster

January 11th, 2013 at 3:17 PM ^

I think I was misunderstood. I'm saying that Michigan coaches evaluate talent very well. There have been players we have offered that people disagree with but they end up moving up in the player rankings. They find good talent and dont just look at the star rating.

flysociety3

January 7th, 2013 at 12:27 AM ^

Is it weird that I am happy that he's taking visits? Let him get the 'drama' out of the way now, and then next Fall, when the coaching staff has a better idea of the positional needs, it won't be an issue...He is soooo far from signing day, and I still think he ends up at UMich anyway...