Mixed feelings from David Cornwell (2014 QB)

Submitted by 814 East U on February 6th, 2013 at 11:29 AM

David Cornwell seems to be somewhat disappointed with how Michigan handled the offer to Wilton. I am assuming there is no way Michigan is getting both Cornwell and Wilton? I am aware and prepared to get the Twitter Haters usual responses of "why do you look at high school kids twitters" but today's signing day is a bit slow for Michigan...


Tough Deal today thought Michigan would at least tell me. Still plan in calling at 12 today



Not saying I would have committed to Michigan, but they were defiantly towards the top



Proud of my man @WiltonSpeight great to get to know him over the last week we will see each other soon!



Will come out with a new top 5 tonight, calls with Michigan, Tennessee, Bama, Virginia Tech today


Michael Scarn

February 6th, 2013 at 11:35 AM ^

I'm confident the staff will handle things well when they talk at noon.  If they're going to take 2 in the class, which apparently they probably won't, the door should still be open with Cornwell.  


February 6th, 2013 at 11:36 AM ^

Something here, either one of these guys seem to be one of the better kids in the upcoming class from what I see. There seems to be a few that had us 1-3 at the top of next years rankings, these guys seem like avg QB prospects and not the elite ones. Any info


February 6th, 2013 at 11:55 AM ^

Yeah...but he's a high school junior who was (perhaps) thinking he might get his dream school offer today, and he presumably found out through the media that some other kid already got offered and likely took his spot.

If he responds with "Tough deal I thought they would at least tell me," I don't see how that's stupidly touchy.  He's a teenager.  He's not a 45-year-old CEO who's well versed in public relations.


February 6th, 2013 at 2:20 PM ^

Except nothing in your comment showed that distinction, except, apparently a sarcastic comment about him being a touchy teenager. 

It would be equivalent to me saying that chitownblue2 is an anonymous poster trolling hard because he is a sad little person.  I did note factually that you are an anonymous poster.  Words vs. meaning thing.


February 6th, 2013 at 11:36 AM ^

I don't think the coach's made a hasty decision.  Based on the info we've been given, they took their time and did an exhaustive examination of each potential offeree.  Apparently they though Speight was more worthy of the initial offer.  (That, or they felt they could lock up a commitment from him faster than Cornwell).

Lucky Socks

February 6th, 2013 at 11:37 AM ^

Reasonable emotions to have.  Maybe he wasn't the #1 option though, in which case can you expect Michigan to call every QB on their list to give them the news?  He'll talk it over with the coaches and either continue his recruitment with Michigan and exploring his other options.  Ultimately there are a limited number of spots and Michigan knew they were in a power position with recruiting QBs, can't blame them for wanting to wrap it up early when multiple great QBs were interested.  


February 6th, 2013 at 11:57 AM ^

minute or two.    I don't blame Cornwell for being dissappointed, and his tweets were certainly not offensive or over the top, but today must be an incredibly busy time attending to new and prospective recruits, let alone having to deal with kids who aren't going to be part of the program.


February 6th, 2013 at 11:53 AM ^

I am not sure that Cornwell is pouting or unjustifiably wanted a little time to consider UM rather than immediate YES.

But to your point, it sounds like the staff rated "interest" as perhaps more important (at least a tie-breaker) than talent in their choice.  Passionate buy-in is a critical trait in a team leader.

Actually think the staff, Wilton and Cornwell are handling it fine.


February 6th, 2013 at 11:56 AM ^

I'm in the camp that would like to see them carry four QBs at all times, and Cornwell is very impressive to my untrained eye.  FWIW, it seemed very legitimate to me to rate him as the No.1 guy whom we knew had interest in the Wolverines. 


February 6th, 2013 at 1:59 PM ^

At least in 2014 -- Gardner, Bellomy, Morris, and Speight.  I suppose Gardner could leave early, or someone gets hurt, transfers, or whatever, but as it stands now, we would have four in 2014, and could look to the 2015 to replace Garder.

I do agree with you tho -- if there was attrition at the QB position between now and next NSD, I would likek to take two QB's next year.  I do not like the lack of the depth at the position this year.  Just ask Maryland how that can go.