Jamarco Jones Decision Date Set

Submitted by Wolverine15 on May 5th, 2013 at 8:42 PM
Per his twitter, Jamarco Jones (4* OL, IL) has set his decision date for June 27th. He will be deciding between Michigan, MSU, ohio st, and ND, a top 4 which he revealed earlier today. @jjones_73: I will be making my final decision June 27


Space Coyote

May 5th, 2013 at 8:55 PM ^

Hopefully we can get Bars to make up for it. I haven't watched film on Jones, but he appears to be a good recruit.

Too bad for OSU is they're going to have so many blown assignments on the line when they figure out they have two Joneses though. Suckers.

Randy Marsh

May 5th, 2013 at 9:38 PM ^

Offer list and of course 4 starzz. Offers include Arizona, Arkansas, Cal, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, MSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, with several others. I'll agree he seems like a good recruit and I haven't seen any video either.


May 5th, 2013 at 11:13 PM ^

That might be true, but has this really been a "problem," as you put it? The assistants that have come out of here have gone on to have great coaching careers. Schools like Michigan are usually where assistants are developed, not bought. 

I Like Burgers

May 6th, 2013 at 9:43 AM ^

Not to be the turd in the punch bowl, but which assistants have gone on to great coaching careers out of Michigan in the last 10-20 years?  Montgomery to Oklahoma was the only one I can think of lately that moved up.  Going back to Carr, Hoke has pretty much been the only one to amount to anything, right?  Wasn't one of the big criticisms of Lloyd that he never had much of a coaching tree?

I Like Burgers

May 6th, 2013 at 3:12 PM ^

Miles and Mattison are definitely the best, but you have to go back almost 20 years for their time as assistants at Michigan which I wouldn't consider recent enough to fit in the whole developing coaches thing.  Same with Vance Bedford.

Ron English I wouldn't really count as a success since he went Michigan DC -> Louisville DC -> Eastern head coach.  That's a downward path in my opinion.  Fred Jackson has been running backs coach for a 147 years.  Not a lot of developing their either (except in outlandish superlatives -- he's still the best at that).

Scott Loeffler is good example.  And Sheridan and Hoke I'll give you too.  But both were Michigan assistants 10-15 years ago.  And going back to the main point of paying assistant coaches, since salaries have exploded in the last 10-15 years in college football, Michigan hasn't really "developed" anyone outside of Loeffler maybe Montgomery and he was only here for two seasons and its too soon to know if he's a success story or not.


May 6th, 2013 at 11:30 AM ^

Illinois has produced some high quality front seven players in the last few years (Mercilus, Liuget, etc.), so if I were a high schooler at one of those positions, I might consider U of I.  But at most other positions, I would almost certainly go somewhere else.


May 5th, 2013 at 9:07 PM ^

OSU recruits people who can block?  I thought they just relied on their all-world speed to run around people.  Are we sure this offer is comittable?


May 5th, 2013 at 9:33 PM ^

I was looking forward to seeing their 2014 O-line 2 deep consisting of 3 scholarship players and a lot of walk-ons. They still might get there with any attrition or flame-outs


May 6th, 2013 at 12:03 AM ^

Doesn't necessarily mean "not good enough to get scholly", often it means "not smart enough/grades aren't good enough to get admitted" Nick Fairley comes to mind as does Cam Newton, but he was sitting a year out from D1 after transferring rather than the former reasons


May 6th, 2013 at 12:21 AM ^

But that's very much the exception.  It's rare that top 250 type players go to JUCO, and of the ones that do, many of them don't make it out of JUCO.  

Nick Fairley is a good example, but those guys are hard to find (and many times come with other problems).  Cam Newton is not a good example, because he went the JUCO route just so he wouldn't have to sit out after transferring.  

Getting a JUCO is fine if you want a stop gap, because you can get a 21 year old with playing experience instead of a true frosh, but it will likely not lead to an all-conference type player.


May 6th, 2013 at 3:31 AM ^

I don't think anyone is saying they can jump on the team whenever they want. It's the point of having experienced talent asap rather than a true frosh 18 year old kid with no playing experience or weight room time. Recruiting a quality JUCO is like getting a talented transfer with experience. It's an easy way for schools that take them (most) to shore up a position in one recruiting cycle rather than recruit, RS, develop/coach and hope.

Mmmm Hmmm

May 6th, 2013 at 10:08 AM ^

Also, in Newton's case, his trip to JUCO was after some alleged criminal transgressions (if memory serves) at Florida, where he went after high school.

Kansas State under Snyder is the master of JUCO-ing up the lineup and they have found some success over the years, so it can be done. But recruiting JUCO when you normally build through HS recruiting may or may not work for a position of need in a given year like Urban's OL.

Perkis-Size Me

May 5th, 2013 at 11:06 PM ^

I have to feel like most times, the quality you're going to get out of the JUCO ranks just won't be up to par with big-time football. Now obviously sometimes that proves to be not true, and guys can turn out to be studs. My point is that if those kids were really so good, 99 times out of 100, they wouldn't be playing at a junior college level.

If Meyer JUCO's up his offensive line, he won't necessarily be getting quality linemen. He'll be getting bodies, which is fine by me. I'd very much look forward to watching our defensive line rip through them all day. But with guys like Charlton, Poggi, Pip and (hopefully) Hand under Mattison's tutelage, that might happen anyway.


May 6th, 2013 at 12:49 AM ^

All quality points but in the "good juco" pool you have to think most would have a strong interest to play right away at a major school by a big named and ex-sec coach who not only needs them ASAP but has used the route before. Then it's just my guess and point that their limited numbers/talent at OL can be cured at a place like osu right away with jucos.


May 5th, 2013 at 9:49 PM ^

MSU is the obvious choice.  That's where good offensive linemen go to be great.  Just look at...umm...Flozell "The Hotel."


May 6th, 2013 at 12:46 AM ^

I know a few Illinois graduates.  They don't give a damn about any of their sports.  Mostly just resort to pro sports like da bulls and da bears.