Jamarco Jones Not Taking Remaining Unofficial Visits

Submitted by Dustinlo on June 13th, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Per his twitter, he is not taking his last official visits. I have to think this does not bode well for us.



June 13th, 2013 at 11:11 AM ^

Given that the conventional wisdom seemed to suggest UM was gaining ground but still trailing OSU, not getting the opportunity to have another shot with him on campus doesn't sound good for us.   


June 13th, 2013 at 11:19 AM ^

Weird I guess. I seen a blurb somewhere that OSU offered another OL and the pro Michigan rumor was they (OSU) may not feel solid on Jones, FWIW.


June 13th, 2013 at 11:20 AM ^

to tweet at him and wish him good luck/happy trails/pray for him when he commits to OSU.

Seriously though, don't tweet at him when he commits to OSU....


June 13th, 2013 at 11:23 AM ^

Let me be the first to state for the record that yes, we wanted him.  That does not change if he does not pick us.  It won't be because "it's not a good match" or "we lost interest" or he "can't handle our level of intensity" or "he's afraid to compete" or any of the other lame-ass things you will read on 11 Warriors.

If he picks Ohio State, then they won and we lost on a good recruit.  No sour buckeyes, er, grapes for us.


Leroy Hoard

June 13th, 2013 at 11:23 AM ^

If OSU offered another lineman, he may feel the need to take the offer there that he really wanted there rather than continuing to enjoy the process and potentially losing his spot. Good luck to him wherever he goes - too bad though, can never have enough good OL and OSU schadenfreude.


June 13th, 2013 at 11:39 AM ^

I believe it was on 24/7 a few days ago that the visits were to be Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State again, with the Michigan and Michigan State visits coming this weekend, but I could be misremembering this. In any case, it would mean that Notre Dame is out of it perhaps, but we'll know for sure on June 27th at 1 PM, which I believe was when Jones is supposed to announce (at least for the time being). 


June 13th, 2013 at 11:42 AM ^

Sam Webb still says, and has repeatedly said, that we are in good shape for Jamarco.  I trust his opinion more than any other recruiting insider.  I think this one goes our way.


June 13th, 2013 at 11:48 AM ^

According to Sam, OSU may have been the early leader because Jamarco saw how many lineman we've taken in the last couple classes.  But the coaches have apparently done a pretty good job convincing him that most of those guys are guards, and Jamarco is a tackle.  I find that convincing, coming from Sam anyways.


June 13th, 2013 at 12:50 PM ^

Somewhat unexpectedly, we yoinked

  • Winovich from Pitt/Ohio
  • Drake Harris from MSU
  • Lawrence Marshall from MSU

As far as I recall, we never felt that confident we led for those guys until they committed. I'd keep my ear open, as it wouldn't be shocking to start hearing rumors that Michigan may lead or be much closer than anyone expects

Toasted Yosties

June 13th, 2013 at 11:49 AM ^

Jamarco was going to take four final visits to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, and didn't take any of them, or did he make it only to Ohio State?

If he made the visit to Ohio State, I understand the concern, but if not, I feel we're in no worse of a place.  He was talking pretty highly of Michigan over the last couple weeks, and didn't seem like the Ohio State-lean many believe he is.


June 13th, 2013 at 11:54 AM ^

He was supposed to visit Michigan, MSU, and OSU this coming weekend. AFAIK, the last campus he visited was Michigan's back in April. So if we're just going by the most recent visit, Michigan's the pick. Obviously, that doesn't always tell the whole story, though.