June 28th, 2018 at 4:28 PM ^

Aaand, yes. That is exactly who I guessed would have combed the student directory. How fine is the line between researching and stalking??


June 28th, 2018 at 10:07 PM ^

WD, don't let it get to you. You have a high level of persistence and willingness to glean data. So be it. Perhaps accounting or other careers with such focus to detail would be in your best interest at some point. 

It's interesting to me, and something I wouldn't personally take the time to do, but judging someone for finding out, is lame. Keep up the efforts, there are a lot of people who appreciate your investment. Still goes back to 'if you don't like it, don't click, move on, nothing here to see.'

Hail Harbo

June 28th, 2018 at 6:06 PM ^

I don't, and I could live my life in serenity if I never knew the status.  Still, for those who hang on every last bit of information regarding a recruit up to and including the LOI, I should think they would be interested to learn that the recruit they know will transform the football team will in fact be enrolled and be part of that team.


June 28th, 2018 at 5:12 PM ^

Ahhh yes that time of year where WD posts what he finds in the directory then people make fun of him for it. The mgoblog circle of life. 

KC Wolve

June 28th, 2018 at 5:14 PM ^

Haha. This was a post where I didn’t even need to complain to Seth that we should be able to see the author prior to clicking. I would have bet a paycheck it was WD. 


June 28th, 2018 at 5:18 PM ^

One of these days, we're going to need to survey other Big Ten blogs and ask how many of them use the campus e-mail directory for minor scoops on the status of their recruiting classes. Not a knock on the idea, of course, but it does seem rather unusual on its surface even though admittedly it is probably one of the most reliable sources.

Indy Pete - Go Blue

June 28th, 2018 at 6:48 PM ^

Good stuff, and hats off for your resourcefulness WD.  In four years when these kids are graduating seniors, it will be interesting to see what kind of players they become. If the 21st ranked recruiting class in the country turns out to have six NFL draft picks and four 10 win seasons, it will be safe to say that Coach Harbaugh and staff did their job in talent evaluation and development.  The converse could also be true, but as a speculating fan, I choose optimism.   


June 29th, 2018 at 6:58 AM ^

As a long time stalker of this blog and an occasional poster. I love WolverineDevotee's dedication to his craft and the annual "everyone is officially enrolled per directory" is something I look forward to. Thanks WD.


June 29th, 2018 at 9:40 AM ^

I imagine Welschof had some extra paperwork and visa issues to wait for, so it's not a surprise that he would take more time (currently dealing with some of that myself) - nice to hear they're all in :)