January 22nd, 2012 at 11:08 PM ^

I definitely like having Mattison be Armani's last visitor, that definitely will help us after Urban talks to him.


As for Diamond choosing his school the a couple days after NSD, could that change whether or not we land him?  I'm just a little worried he might want to go blue, but the spots will fill up beforehand.


January 22nd, 2012 at 11:07 PM ^

Aquaman, I feel the complete opposite feelings towards you that I am feeling towards Kyle Williams right now...and right now I wanna tie Kyle Williams to a couch and send him to East Lansing...so yea thanks for the pick-me-up!


January 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 PM ^

Armani even between OSU and Michigan, dropped PSU.  Visit was good by Hoke.

Diamond even between five schools.  No favorites.

I recommend clicking through, tremendous deserves the clicks. 


January 22nd, 2012 at 11:21 PM ^

Tom would pump out info and then over time it gets less and less. He trickles it out over at ESPN, probably for page hits. I have ESPN and mess with Rivals right before signing day but this place always has more info than either. Plus both of their boards are god awful. ESPN's has no rhyme or reason to the order of posts and Rivals is premium Mlive.


January 23rd, 2012 at 10:12 AM ^

You know I kind of agree with you on this one. 

I got the cheap Insider account on one of the previous deals just because TomVH is there and OMFG that website is A. Terrible, B. I like to open tabs to read various articles and it always makes me re-sign in even if I sign in on the man page and C. The content is lacking, the updates usually consist of some BS interview w/ the commit/recruit that asks dumb PC questions.

I also find their readership to not be as informed as Mgoblog as any recruiting thread asks about or shots with Diggs or Dorial Green-Beckham (sp).


January 22nd, 2012 at 11:26 PM ^

I am glued in on Reeves. Having Mattison be the last visit is big, but Urban is a good salesman of things "Bucky". I do not have great feelings about Diamond. I don't understand his recruitment. We all know he does have a favorite, but he can't say which ones are ahead of others. He also is waiting until after signing day?? The last recruit we went after who did this was Pryor I believe. His was much longer, but I don't have a good vibe from him.


January 22nd, 2012 at 11:36 PM ^

Have to say agree! Diamond is too iffy; I think he would've commuted by now, but then again never no. I think with reeves to many (+) going our direction. 1) we've been recruiting him MUCH longer, better relationships. 2) Osu has a bowl ban and a few sanction amid not big but will have a slight (-) impact for the. 3) EDUCATION . 4) no matter what Osu is NOT establishes yet under Meyer, there will be growing pains, while Michigans in the up and up. The only thing going osu's way is his teammate committing. In a deadlock tie after he sits down with his family, Michigan wins out!


January 22nd, 2012 at 11:41 PM ^


- 1 month subscription to ESPN Insider

- Increased standard of Ohio hatred

- Snake Oil antibiotics 

- Wife understanding the importance of the day

- 10 sick days allotted for the year un used

- Alcohol (For the good or bad)

Ready to go

Ball Hawk

January 22nd, 2012 at 11:48 PM ^

I dont think he will be coming to Michigan. He is too afraid of competition. He is deciding on Feb 3rd? Sounds like he is waiting to see who all signs with which teams before he makes his decision. He's worried about everyone else instead of going with his heart. The kid is afraid.


January 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 AM ^

Why would you say he is afraid of comp. His mom was the one to ask last time. I hate to say this but I am more worried about reeves. Good kid but his best friend from 2nd grade is going osu. I will be sweating that one

turd ferguson

January 23rd, 2012 at 9:12 AM ^

Honestly, I think that's a really savvy move. If I were advising a prospect about where to go, I'd tell him to keep an eye on depth charts, and if he could get away with waiting for the dust to settle at his favorite schools, why not?
<br>I actually think the Michigan depth chart will be appealing, too. Diamond is an OT, where the roster will be very thin and the only competition from this class could be Magnuson and Braden (and maybe Bars).


January 22nd, 2012 at 11:49 PM ^

I just have this terrible gut feeling that both will end up at Ohio. Never underestimate the power of unrealistic promises to teenagers who watch TV.