Dwayne Stanford Top 5

Submitted by His Dudeness on July 24th, 2011 at 9:36 AM

At Gridiron Kings Dwayne Stanford said his Top 5 in order are LSU, Bama, OSU, Miami (YTM) and Cinci.

I guess that means we are no longer in the running for his services.



July 24th, 2011 at 9:42 AM ^

With every trip that has been canceled or moved I've had an uneasy feeling. I think the timing on this may have passed. Also of note in that article is How Alabama is pushing for Terry Richardson. His recruitment is looking long from over.


July 24th, 2011 at 10:04 AM ^

I never really thought we had a great chance with Washington or Stanford after they kept cancelling visits. After hearing the news about OSU, I'm thinking more kids, especially ones from Ohio, are going to start coming out with smaller lists including OSU. If OSU doesn't get hit as a repeat offender or something new doesn't come out, a lot more kids are going to start re-considering OSU or consider them more seriously, sadly.

Webber's Pimp

July 24th, 2011 at 10:38 AM ^

The writing has been on the wall for some time. This kid isn't coming. Neither is Washington. We need to move quickly to find a game breaker or two on offense.


July 24th, 2011 at 11:16 AM ^

While I'm disappointed we're on the outside for Washington, I can't say I'm bothered about missing out on Stanford.  I like Burbridge and Payton a lot more.  Madaris also looks like a quality player. 


July 24th, 2011 at 11:21 AM ^

I think that if Burbridge gets his school-work in order he will be ours over MSU.  Give us him and Madaris and I will be satisfied for WR recruits this year.  I think it will be a battle with MSU and ND for Madaris.

Mr Mackey

July 24th, 2011 at 11:48 AM ^

Unfortunate. He woulda been a great downfield threat. We still have loads of choices, though. This might explain us offering Madaris late, but any one or two of Burbridge, Madaris, Powe, and Payton would be great

D.C. Dave

July 24th, 2011 at 12:42 PM ^

I realize Stanford is a jump ball-type receiver, but there are legitimate questions about whether he has the wheels to be a star at the next level. Not worried about this at all. Burbridge, Madaris or Payton are all better choices.


July 24th, 2011 at 1:23 PM ^

We have too many of them, and we're taking on TE's. It'd be better for us to take 1 this year, see what kind of depth of talent we really have riding the bench behind all our seniors, and then fill our receiving class up in Shanes class. If we take 2 this year we'll have 9 on scholarship in 2012 as things stand: 3 established WR's, Roundtree, 3 established SR's, and the 2 incoming freshmen WR's, plus 5 TE's if none of the many DE's move.


July 24th, 2011 at 3:06 PM ^

Assuming Shane Morris sticks with his commitment, M will have its pick of top-flight receivers in the next couple years. Nothing attracts receivers like a blue-chip passer in a pro-style offense. Michigan was Receiver U until RR came along; now comes the return to excellence.


July 24th, 2011 at 6:01 PM ^

Wish him the best.  There are other options, though, for UM.  I do think he winds up at Bama, but that just might be my anti-OSU bias talking.