OSU DEcommit Lawrence Marshall Visiting UM TONIGHT

Submitted by West German Judge on February 13th, 2013 at 8:02 PM

The twitters are abuzz.  @mspeedkills said outright what the 247 guys @tremendousum and @swiltfong247 were teasing.  @TomVH confirmed.

edit: Sam Webb reports that he's decommitted from OSU.



February 13th, 2013 at 8:04 PM ^

Flip him Brady.  I heard a rumor on 247 that he's not very solid to Ohio which can be confirmed by his visits to Michigan and MSU recently.  It would be sweet and a gut punch to Meyer if we got him to flip to the good guys.


February 14th, 2013 at 12:40 PM ^

Not sure why you would take solace in this. Coach Wilcher is a Michigan Man and he's doing a great job with the CT program. He deserves a lot of credit for churning out more and more players that are garnering national attention. It will only benefit Michigan if these guys start to meet or exceed expectations.

814 East U

February 13th, 2013 at 8:10 PM ^

Yeah Coach Meyer I want to be a buckeye...by the way I am visiting MSU and UofM the next couple days.

Just seems odd to me, but then again it is recruiting it does not make sense

Coastal Elite

February 13th, 2013 at 8:16 PM ^

This situation demonstrates, once again, the idiocy of a "commit" visiting other schools and flirting with other coaching staffs, and hopefully will shut up the lingering malcontents who complain about Hoke's no-visit policy.

Coastal Elite

February 13th, 2013 at 8:23 PM ^

Hand is the #1 overall prospect in the country. We would likely accept him as a "best available" even if our DE needs were met. Preventing Urban Meyer from building pipelines into the state of Michigan is a huge priority, and landing Marshall is a major step toward stemming that tide.

Also, while it is technically correct to say that our scholarships are limited (in the sense that, due to NCAA rules, there are a finite number of scholarships we're able to give out), this class is not shaping up to be significantly smaller than a standard class, once you factor in expected attrition.

Mr Miggle

February 14th, 2013 at 12:20 AM ^

but I don't think you know what you are talking about. Hoke and Mattison have both mentioned that that the 5-tech and 3-tech can be somewhat interchangeable in our defense. You are the first one I've seen suggest they look at the 5-tech and 7-tech that way. It's pretty obvious they have been recruiting different types of players for those positions.

Six Zero

February 13th, 2013 at 8:32 PM ^

I still want to look around at other schools, but I was offered an extra $800, two tattoos and an '03 Celica to announce my verbal earlier this week. Not even Ole Miss offered that kinda cash.


February 13th, 2013 at 8:37 PM ^

If I were a D lineman, Michigan would automatically be in consideration.  Obviously I'm biased here, but objectively speaking, is there any better staff in the country for development at this position?


February 13th, 2013 at 9:43 PM ^

With Alabama and LSU it's really hard to tell if they are doing an extraordinary job developing these players or they are just recruiting absolute studs.  

I trust our staff to develop d-linemen as well as any other staff in the country given their focus and the head coach's background.  Now if we could just pull in a few of those SEC type talents.