December 31st, 2009 at 11:31 AM ^

a highly regarded, true mlb would be a huge get. it'll be a tough pull to get him out of hotlanta but our depth chart has to be extremely appealing.


December 31st, 2009 at 12:19 PM ^

Right, and USC means South Carolina. I understand that very well. But we aren't in SEC land, and if I used the acronym MSU on here, people would probably assume I meant Michigan State, unless I specified.

My point was that if you want people to understand what you are saying, you should eliminate ambiguity. I've never heard of this recruit before, how was I to know he wasn't a Texas commit?

Raback Omaba

December 31st, 2009 at 11:51 AM ^

It would be HUGE to get this kid....not just for his services, the depth, but almost just as important, to put a dent into SEC territory. We've been recruiting Florida pretty well, but it seems that much of the South is pretty much owned by the big time SEC schools in that they can pick and choose who they want and generally keep the best ones.

SEC Schools (and USC) have been coming into Big Ten territory for years now and it would be nice to start taking some of their prized recruits. This is actually one (probably the only one) reason that I wouldn't be too dissapointed if the Gholston to Alabama rumor is not true....Nick Satan needs to know that he can't walk into Michigan and get his pick of the litter.

That being said, we haven't had a player from Atlanta in a while, so it would be nice. With Pettway and Brown now gone, the Georgia pipeline is getting thin.


December 31st, 2009 at 11:38 AM ^

that for the prospects the schools are watching Webb listed Dior Mathis for Sparty and not us. I knew we weren't pursuing him much, but I hadn't realized we totally dropped it.

Raback Omaba

December 31st, 2009 at 11:45 AM ^

I think it's pretty much common knowledge at this point that Dior isn't high on our list, nor are we high on Dior's. It would be a nice get, but I don't know if there are any current targets that I'd expense for his services.

He's a probably Oregon or MSU commit, which would be a good commit for both schools.


December 31st, 2009 at 12:26 PM ^

but he's a similar prospect to crable coming out of high school. they have similar body types, speed, and offer sheets. crable was very good his senior year but in no way a "man among boys." let's wait until he proves something at the next level before we anoint him the next brandon graham (this was a man among boys).


December 31st, 2009 at 1:34 PM ^

Regarding Gardner, I am excited to see his pocket presence. I hear he is very commanding while standing back there. Also, the article points out how accurate he is on his throws. Combine that with what we know about his wheels, and this class may very well be known as "the Devin Gardner class" in the years to come. The kid is going to be special.

NOLA Wolverine

December 31st, 2009 at 1:45 PM ^

Just read ESPN's first comment with Devin Gardner as the subject, it said he was part of the "play of the day," where he scrambled from the pocket, pulling guys out of coverage, and then splitting defensive backs for a touchdown pass.


December 31st, 2009 at 3:02 PM ^

That may be true, but with our defense the way it is, I sure would like to see a Crable running around. Well, minus the penalties and the *ahem* missed field goal blocking assignments...