Josh Garnett Update

Submitted by snakedog on January 16th, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Quoting Tim over at Rivals summarizing Josh's statement:

"The visit to Standford did not move the Cardinal to the top of his list, unlike what many analyst seemed to have think."

A full interview article is on the way for those with rivals insider privileges. This must make us the favorite, or tied at the very worst, which is good to know.

Comments

a2_electricboogaloo

January 17th, 2012 at 1:43 AM ^

Wolverines are known to hunt large prey—like deer, caribou and even moose—from trees.  So if we team up with stanford we can take out the Moose.  However, I don't think there is a school with a moose mascot.  But if there was, they wouldn't stand a chance.

Don

January 16th, 2012 at 10:40 PM ^

But the decision making of David Shaw at the very end of regulation in the Fiesta Bowl was absolutely brutal. If I were Garnett, I would think for a long time before I committed myself to a head coach who displayed such an abysmally poor feel for the game.

Sione's Flow

January 16th, 2012 at 10:54 PM ^

Hope he goes blue, but if he doesn't can't fault him for choosing Stanford.  Kids seems like a class act all the way, and we should pull for him no matter where he plays.

Real Tackles Wear 77

January 16th, 2012 at 11:19 PM ^

I have been to Stanford's campus, it is beautiful and the school cannot be matched (yes, I am a UM alum) but I was not very impressed by their athletic facilities, especially the football stadium and gameday experience is lacking for a P12 school.

FrankMurphy

January 17th, 2012 at 12:49 AM ^

I don't understand why people think Stanford's campus is so nice. I live near Stanford and I've been to their campus quite a few times, and I think they have one of the most boring, sterile campuses of any major university I've ever seen. Yes, they have us beat on academics and weather, but I would take the campus experience I had at Michigan over Stanford's any day of the week. 

MGoCooper

January 16th, 2012 at 11:21 PM ^

From every thing I've read, I think he went into this weekend with Michigan in the lead, and it doesn't sound like the visit changed all that much. Do I think Michigan will land him? Yes. Do I think it's a forgone conclusion? Absolutely not.

Smash Lampjaw

January 17th, 2012 at 9:08 AM ^

...to read the campus comparisons these last two days with Berkeley, Stanford, and Michigan. Having lived near all three I would summarize thusly: no comparison between the bay area and the Detroit area for natural beauty, weather, and culture. All three are great world-class universities. Michigan is the traditional sports/football power among them, and by sports I mean football and men's basketball. Stanford is tops for all non-revenue sports combined. Not being an athlete, if I could have gotten into Stanford, and if I could have afforded it, I would have gone there, but I would not choose Cal over Michigan, because I prefer Michigan's professional programs. If I thought I had a shot at the NFL I would choose Michigan, unless Jim Harbaugh was recruiting me

chitownblue2

January 17th, 2012 at 10:27 AM ^

Inevitable course of these conversations:

 

1. someone points out the value of a Michigan education over the other school

2. if the other school is superior academically (like Cal and Stanford), someone says that for "better students" Michigan is as good, some oddity in the ranking process, or that in-state kids have lower admission standards, or east-coast kids and their MONIEZ have lower admission standards, and fuck things up for everyone else

3. if their campus is superior (again like Cal or Stanford) talk about how pretentious it is

4. grudgingly talk about how the player will go somewhere else to chase HOTCHIX, cuz mich is apparently full of trolls

5. but it's COLD here!

6. GUY MUST BE GETTING PAID

morepete

January 17th, 2012 at 5:46 PM ^

Is my single favorite recruit in this entire class. His intelligence, passion, and drive stand head and shoulders above most college students, let alone student-athletes. He would be a credit to Michigan if we can land him and us to him. I won't be crushed if he goes to Stanford -- he'll do what's right for him, but I will be over the moon if he joins the class of 2012.