Rashad Knight Update

Submitted by TomVH on January 10th, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I spoke with Rashad Knight tonight, and he's down to Michigan, Ole Miss, and Rutgers.

He will be taking an official visit to Michigan on the 15th, which is this Friday. There will be a good amount of Michigan commits there, so hopefully that will help.

I really got the feeling that Michigan has some ground to make up, and that Rutgers might be leading. I think he's still pretty open, but it was just a feeling I got from the conversation.

He expressed his concern about Rich Rod's job security. He told me that will be one of his main questions going into the visit, whether or not Rich Rodriguez will be the coach after next year.

Comments

KevinUofM

January 10th, 2010 at 7:59 PM ^

Thanks for the update Tom...Even with all the DB's we have in this class I really like Knight's film, the kid can hit like a ton of bricks. Here's hoping for a good visit this weekend...

KevinUofM

January 10th, 2010 at 9:26 PM ^

Thanks man, I was a little hesitant to add the photo since they are out of Ohio but I figure Cincinnati doesn't really count, plus the stuff is flippin amazing. I live in West Michigan and they sell the canned chili in the stores now, making homemade three way all the time...

Blazefire

January 11th, 2010 at 10:32 AM ^

Oh yes they are. You can find Packo's chili in stores in California if you look.

For those of you unfamiliar, your job is as follows:

Go to Toledo, OH, with intent to see one of the following: One Toledo Mudhens game, One U of Toledo Rockets Football or Basketball game, OR a trip through the Toledo Zoo or the Toledo Museum of Art.

While in Toledo, visit one of the following:
Original Packo's East of the River
Packo's at the Park by 5/3rd field
Packo's Cafe off US 23

Order the following:

1/2 Order Fried Pickles and Peppers for an appetizer (for one, full order for 2)
#2 combo (or the double dog for MOAD combo if you're hungrier), with dumplings and gravy.

While there, read the signed buns.

Smitty D

January 10th, 2010 at 10:18 PM ^

tell you what, this kid looks like a hell of a SS on film. His closing speed from the defensive backfield to the box or line of scrimmage is sick. Have not really seen him in coverage though.

mstier

January 10th, 2010 at 8:09 PM ^

David Brandon, can you please give this kid a call and reassure him that Rodriguez will have a long and successful future here. Thanks in advance!

Blue_Bull_Run

January 10th, 2010 at 8:13 PM ^

Sorry Tom, I'm not entirely clear - does "concern about Rich Rodriguez and his job security" mean concerns about both RichRod, as well as his job security? Or just RichRod's job security?

Simi Maquoketa

January 10th, 2010 at 8:50 PM ^

You have addressed one of the many questions I had from that completely vague post Tom made.

Now, I have my OWN question: Tom, when you say Rich Rodriguez's "job secruity"--I didn't know Rich Rodriguez was working in security.

My question is: Security as in financial stuff? Or security as in Rodriguez is one of those meanies who puts the boot on a cute coed's car after she racks up thousands of dollars in unpaid parking tickets?

clarkiefromcanada

January 10th, 2010 at 8:38 PM ^

Perhaps RichRod should just put together a DVD of Tommy Amaker's years of success at Michigan and get an intro completed by David Brandon and Mary Sue Coleman welcoming new recruits to Michigan.

Rashad Knight watches that thing and he would be asking RichRod about graduate assistant potentials.

Bosch

January 10th, 2010 at 8:40 PM ^

Make sure you also ask Greg Schiano what he'll do when JoePa retires, which could be any time, and Penn State comes calling for him to be their next head coach...........

CCBlue

January 10th, 2010 at 8:42 PM ^

Somebody please get Rashad laid. If we closed with Baxter, Knight, and Parker (along with a couple of other SNAKE OIL surprises like Michael Taylor), I would be pretty confident this would be a huge year. I may be delusional, but I think this could be one of the bigger impact classes Michigan has had in a decade as the nucleus should be a bit more settled and could be complemented by new talent at key skill positions (WR, LB, CB/S).

3rdGenerationBlue

January 10th, 2010 at 11:06 PM ^

I hope you read this. Please consider the following before deciding which university to attend. As you may already know Michigan Stadium seats over 100,000 fans for every home game and has the record for the largest crowd to ever see a college football game when over 112,000 fans packed the Big House for a recent game against Ohio State. This past year over 50,000 fans attended the spring intrasquad game - that is more than Rutgers stadium holds for even their most important games. The stadium at Ole Miss holds only slights more than 60,000. Ask yourself how many times you have seen Rutgers or Ole Miss play a really important game in front of a national TV audience. When was the last time Rutgers or Ole Miss played in the Rose Bowl? Played for a National Championship? Were ranked #1 during the season? How many players from Rutgers or Ole Miss have won the Heisman and then cared so much for their old school that they donated millions back to it as Charles Woodson did for Michigan.
You will learn about this stuff and more when you come to Ann Arbor next weekend. Enjoy yourself, soak it all in, walk around campus (make sure you see the Law Quad, you won't believe how beautiful it is especially with a blank of snow). Make sure you ask about academics - according to a national magazine Michigan is the fourth best public university in the country. Rutgers isn't in the top 25 and Ole Miss....not even in the top 50. I trust after your visit your decision will be easy to make.
So Go Blue and Hail to the Victors!

xN8x

January 11th, 2010 at 6:48 AM ^

I hope Rashad comes to AA. This is the kid i've been high for quite sometime and i'm glad he is finally coming up for a visit. Rashad can hit and is very good athlete, Rich needs to lock him down.