oriental andrew

July 4th, 2017 at 10:39 PM ^

you really think he is just doing this without approval of the parents? I'm sure he wouldn't be doing this unless it was okay with both parents. if the dad was even a little uncomfortable with it, if assume he had enough integrity (and awareness of annoying the recruit) to respect those wishes and not text.

BoFlex

July 5th, 2017 at 12:29 AM ^

Not to mention that Jim Harbaugh also had a sleepover at a teenage recruit's house.

So on a creepy/quirky scale, I still got to give Coach Harbaugh the win in that column compared to texting a recruit's girlfriend.

Maison Bleue

July 4th, 2017 at 1:30 PM ^

Sorry, I may be in the minority here, but this seems like something we would think is quirky or funny if Harbaugh did it on the recruiting trail.

If he were doing this to my girlfriend trying to recruit me in high school, would I find it weird and off putting? Yes. But this all part of the current recruiting landscape these days.

war-dawg69

July 4th, 2017 at 8:46 PM ^

I read from one guy that Meyer should get a raise for writing letters to recruits girlfriends mom. What a joke. Meyer would do anything to secure a recruit. I meen it is flat out insecure and weird and the osu fan base are the most hypicritical slobs on the face of the earth. Boy if things ever go south for Meyer and his minions I could see a major breakdown. Since Meyer will do anything to secure a recruit I have to wonder what is going on behind the scenes down in Columbus. They talk about Harbaugh and they have Meyer, Schiano and Wilson running their bullshit program. Fuck that shit state and the weirdo's at osu.

LKLIII

July 4th, 2017 at 2:20 PM ^

Totally agree. Maybe I'd be bad at sales or recruiting. But that kind of contact? And THAT frequently? If I were a recruit I'd find it off putting. Once I've met the staff and campus a few times, I'd want to be left alone unless I had specific questions. Let me call him & ask for a short talk or another famous visit or ask questions to current players etc. If they kept blowing up my phone I'd be tempted to say "Call me again unsolicited and you drop from my top 5 list" or whatever.

RoseInBlue

July 4th, 2017 at 2:12 PM ^

OSU fans thought it was creepy when Jay Harbaugh did it.  For some reason, they seemed to have changed their tune, though.  Can't imagine why.

For the record, I thought it was creepy when Jay did it and still do now that Urban has.  I see no reason a grown man needs to write to a teenage boy's girlfriend.

Minus The Houma

July 4th, 2017 at 1:51 PM ^

A little off topic but after following The Opening a bit Ruckert is probably my most wanted not commited prospect in this class.

Also, Ballast Point Sculpin in my hand.

evenyoubrutus

July 4th, 2017 at 4:10 PM ^

11 Warriors had a whole front page thread about this when Jay Harbaugh wrote a note to a recruit's girlfriend. Let's see what they have to say about this now.

*crickets*

Perkis-Size Me

July 4th, 2017 at 8:20 PM ^

Well our coach spends the night at recruit's houses so I'm not going to rag on him. As long as we stop hearing shit from OSU fans about how Harbaugh is a creep for spending the night with recruits. Which I know we won't so what the fuck does it matter?

Honestly, do what you can to get recruits. Within reason of course.

spiff

July 4th, 2017 at 9:53 PM ^

Thank God I don't have to recruit HS athletes.
Don't get me wrong, I want UM to get as many top players as possible. But what is being done in recruiting these days is weird and I would feel weird doing it.

LabattsBleu

July 5th, 2017 at 1:28 AM ^

OSU fans mercilessly mocked Harbaugh for the things he did on the recruiting trail... Meyer texting a recruit's GF is right on that razor's edge..possibly over it, considering Meyer's past history...

but i am sure the OSU fans won't say anything about it... Those in glass houses and all that...