spiff

December 20th, 2015 at 6:07 PM ^

I'm not on Twitter, but it isn't like that at all. People put stuff out on Twitter to be viewed, fully knowing strangers may see it. No one walks around their house thinking it is ok for people to be looking in through their window. Get off your high horse.

That said, I'm totally for not tweeting at strangers. That IS creepy.

Benoit Balls

December 20th, 2015 at 6:43 PM ^

the recruit has control over what they put on their Twitter page/timeline/bio.

On the other hand tweets from adults to recruits are generally unsolicited, but come with the implication that the person tweeting the recruit feels that their opinion should somehow impact what a minor is thinking.

Now if the recruit posts a question and/or asks for feedback? Fair game. Re-tweets/likes? Again, this is information the recruit put out for public consumption (they may even want the attention). But the moment a stranger is offering unsolicited advice/commentary, that's creepy.

Mgodiscgolfer

December 20th, 2015 at 3:07 PM ^

Michigan was not even in top 3's. I like being in the mix, even if he picks someone else. At the risk of seeing the dumb and dumber GIF again, being in his top 3 says to me there is a chance. At least we aren't on the outside (Notre Dame for example) looking in and have a 33.3% chance of landing him. Now if we would have watched the last two commits go to the Noles instead of UM then I might be a little more cynical to pay any attention to the old "well we are in the top 3 BS". Like a couple years ago when the only mention UM got was they are in my top 3. I believe it was a LB to the Noles and a OL to Stanford were two i can remember.That got old quick.

stephenrjking

December 20th, 2015 at 3:55 PM ^

I'm kinda with you on this.

When Hoke was surging in recruiting, Michigan was in on some nationally-known guys. And it was nice to see Michigan on these lists. The problem was that Michigan couldn't close the deal, missed out on a bunch of guys, and started losing early commits and battles we thought we led for. So "Top 3 Woohoo" lost all of its luster. 

And maybe we get back there. But right now Michigan is winning a few of these battles--Walker being the most prominent. If Michigan can close the deal on Gary, it will validate Harbaugh's recruiting this year and going forward and the fact that they're in on a bunch of guys in the South (and CA, TX, etc) becomes exciting even if Michigan doesn't win every battle. 

 

MgoHacker

December 20th, 2015 at 2:13 PM ^

If he comes it could be one of the greatest tight end duos of all time. Seems like he's set on Georgia though. I can't blame him I'd go nowhere but Michigan if I was a recruit and I had all those offers.

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