Michigan Re-offers Dawson

Submitted by WoodleyIsBeast on November 29th, 2012 at 9:19 PM

@AllenTrieu: Michigan has re-offered David Dawson and he will visit December 14.

Comments

ChopBlock

November 29th, 2012 at 9:21 PM ^

Interesting. I wonder if this signals a shift in policy, or if Dawson didn't go behind the coaches' backs like we all assumed.

Either way, I'm sure there's a lot to this story that we don't know. I for one was always in his corner and would love to see him recommit.

4godkingandwol…

November 29th, 2012 at 9:48 PM ^

... Exhibit 1:  Because he's a kid and trashing kids on the internet about their life decisions is moronic.

Exhibit 2:Because he's a kid and trashing kids on the internet about their life decisions is moronic.

Exhibit 3:Because he's a kid and trashing kids on the internet about their life decisions is moronic.

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Exhibit 875: Because he's a kid and trashing kids on the internet about their life decisions is moronic.

LB

November 29th, 2012 at 10:04 PM ^

Add to that the very recent loss of his father, and it moves a notch past moronic.

He also repeated the "ship has sailed" comment almost verbatim - that raised a flag, to my way of thinking.

I'm still betting someone with suspect intentions had his ear. I would like to think that he spoke to the staff (didn't someone post a tweet from the Recruiting Office, Warren Extension suggesting that?) and the entire scenario was examined, not just the picture envisioned by the bloggery. If Hoke and Co. are interested in doing the best for the athletes, young Mr. Dawson needs to be Blue.

Steve Lorenz

November 29th, 2012 at 9:23 PM ^

I'm surprised, but I think it's the right move. He's been through a lot more than has even been known publicly and I think he deserves a second chance to be a part of the class if he wants to, which I believe he does. 

turd ferguson

November 29th, 2012 at 10:00 PM ^

Even with what's known publicly, the kid lost his dad during what should have been one of the happiest, most exciting times of his life, and he probably lost one of his best advisers who could have steered him clear of the mess he ended up in.

Although it's hard to know from afar, this seems like a good decision, and I'm sure that other recruits will understand why an exception might be made.

Blue in Yarmouth

November 30th, 2012 at 8:29 AM ^

never mind a kid, it's hard no matter how old you are. I lost my Father almost 3 years ago and I was 35. I went off the rails in a big way and even now, three years later at 38 years  old I still have trouble even telling stories about him.

If I was David's age and lost my father I would have been an absolute mess. Hell, I didn't lose anyone when I was his age and I was an absolute mess. People need to give these guys a break. Whether they want to go to UM or not, people need to stop taking this recruiting stuff so personally. I mean, it's always nice when one picks us but is it really that horrible if one decides to go elsewhere? These aren't your girlfriends/boyfriends, they're allowed to look around and pick someone else.

I think it would be awesome if he chose UM but I am not going to harbour any ill will if he decides somewhere else offers him a better future.

Michiganfootball13

November 29th, 2012 at 9:25 PM ^

I guess i'll take it as long as this kid does not pull anything if he does decide Michigan is his future home.  I really did like him as a recruit and as an athlete so I am pleased with this "re-offer"