February 24th, 2018 at 1:27 PM ^

I remember how huge of a recrutiing coupe it was when he flipped from MSU to us.  This kid looked as a junior in high school like the next Randy Moss.  Hurt his hamstring and never was the same.

Just goes to show you how competitive big time college football is, this was one of the best players in the Grand Rapids area ever, probably the best high school WR anyone from this side of the state ever saw.  And he couldn't compete in college.


February 24th, 2018 at 2:35 PM ^

I remember reading in the physical therapy journals that they now think hamstring strains are more tendon-based than muscular, which makes for a lot more scar tissue. The likelihood of re-straining a hamstring is disproportinately higher than many other "muscle" strains.

It's not rare for Olympic sprinters (obviously more one dimensional) to take a 1-2 years to return to competition for a hamstring strain.


February 24th, 2018 at 1:33 PM ^

Man those '14 & '15 classes were simply ravaged. Small classes, with very few "stars," and the ones that were there did nothing, except for one who only played 2 seasons. This is the reason for the state of the program right now.


February 24th, 2018 at 1:55 PM ^

When I saw this news, I actually was wondering how many from those 2014 and 2015 classes actually made it to graduation or are still here. It cannot be very many, although I could be wrong, and yes, that is definitely a contributing factor to all that we've discussed on this board in the last few months, IMHO. The funny thing is that I don't know if this specific point has come up before. 


February 24th, 2018 at 1:58 PM ^

I've looked over the two classes a few times in the last month and from what I can figure, that was a two year period that yielded half a recruiting class. When you take a step back and think about that, it seems like it must be unheard of, except for a school that's gone under massive probation (I.e. Penn State a couple of years ago).


February 24th, 2018 at 2:21 PM ^

Good luck Drake. Ole Fleck may be gone now, but they're still rowing the boat in Kalamazoo right now. Litterally, half the city is under water right now...


February 24th, 2018 at 4:50 PM ^

Kid had talent. I’ve always wondered...what if Wilton had delivered the ball when he was wide open over the secondary on the first play of the MSU game in 2016. I think a TD there would have taken his career in another direction.

Honk if Ufer M…

February 24th, 2018 at 8:39 PM ^

I can't understand why we left him on defense where he had no experience & was never going to be needed in a stacked dB room when the WR corps was desperate for somebody with experience, could get open, & catch the fucking ball??

He was defenitley better than the play we were getting from some of guys we were using.

What a nice & polite/respectful guy too.