Erik Swenson Officially Re-Opens his Recruitment

Submitted by UMCoconut on January 20th, 2016 at 12:04 PM


Very classy status considering the circumstances.


EDIT:  Just to keep this thread on topic, my above commentary around "the circumstances"  refers to the fact that Swenson obviously wants to be in the class and does not have that opportunity.  Regardless of why, that has to be tough for a kid, and I respect that he didn't take potshots.  That's often not the case.  I am not drawing any conclusions around whether it was ethical on the coaching staff's part, as I don't know those details, so direct your angry commentary around that elsewhere.  



January 20th, 2016 at 1:29 PM ^

Yeah, Harbaugh didn't even speak to him, Drevno called him a week ago.

OK, I previously said this stuff wouldn't bother me, but this is pretty bad, the kid was committed to Michigan since 2013.  He stuck with us through a coaching change and a lot of other stuff.  He deserved better than a call from an assistant 3 weeks before signing day.  He missed out on experiencing the official visits he could hjave had to other schools because he was loyal to us.

Wonder what's going on with Enis too.


January 20th, 2016 at 2:35 PM ^

Swenson was rated as a TOP 5 OL recruit as a sophomore; now he isn't even in the Top 30 OL recruits. Could it be possible that he regressed himself out of UM? Not that I agree with the timing....…

Interesting note; Rashan Gary was an Soph All American as an OL... Dude could play on both lines! Lol


January 20th, 2016 at 12:29 PM ^

Sam Webb said this morning that, unless there is information he is unaware of, he is led to believe this is a situation where some late player evaluation led to telling Swenson he was not going to be a factor / was not wanted. Similar to Dele Harding but with unfortunate timing.

Big Boutros

January 20th, 2016 at 12:07 PM ^

That is a solid dude. Very impressed with him.

The good news is that Northwestern is after him hard and it's a terrific school with a solid B1G football program.

Sucks that it didn't work out.


January 20th, 2016 at 12:21 PM ^

Ugh, this kid's life is over. Rather than riding the bench at Michigan and playing for a staff that doesn't think he can compete, he's going to go to Northwestern to play for a staff that wants him. Poor guy, Jim Harbaugh completely fucked him up. And to think, he'll have to settle for a degree from NORTHWESTERN!!!!!



January 20th, 2016 at 1:16 PM ^

Nah, not at all. Its a funny pic. Difference between our posts is that mine actually hits home on you whereas yours is just silly. You actually see yourself as this street tough dude when in reality you're just a school boy getting by on mommy and daddy's dime ;). Not that there is anything wrong with that!

Nice thing about the internet though is you get to pretend to be things you aren't! 

Edit: I will say this: If I was a pink unicorn man, I would embrace it. I wouldn't pretend to be a green or blue one. 


January 20th, 2016 at 1:24 PM ^

Actually NWA wasn't thug or street at all. 2 of em were barely affiliated with gangs. They did a good job of acting the part. I wouldn't expect you to know that tho since the movie was probably the first time you ever heard of Straight Outta Compton. 

If I really wanted to emulate rappers who lived the life, I would probably be 50 Cent, Game or one of those Chicago Drill rappers. 

And yeah I'll enjoy my privileges. Thanks for your interest. It's getting creepy. 


Victor Valiant

January 20th, 2016 at 1:16 PM ^

I honestly don't care if it sits well with him or anyone else for that matter. We supported Harbaugh's hiring, we supported his coaching tactics, recruiting so far, etc...and we will all continue to support him as long as he wins big and doesn't get into trouble with the NCAA. Space Coyote and anyone else that's upset about this will be celebrating as hard as everyone else if/when Harbaugh brings home B1G/National Championships. Swenson seems like a great kid but nobody on this board will even remember his name in a couple years.


January 20th, 2016 at 12:09 PM ^

That he De Committed! This situation has a very familiar feeling to me, as someone who knows recruits and families etc: looks a lot like the Viramontes situation. I know what happened w Vic regardless of what any reporter says etc: can't say I know what happened to Swenson though

Kinda strange.