Recruiting Question: Visits

Submitted by 814 East U on January 8th, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Is Jay-nard Bostwick still visiting 1/18? According to ESPN he is. Besides Hunt and Dawson any official word on any other visits from uncommitted prospects (Larue, Foster)?



January 8th, 2013 at 11:03 PM ^

Larue reaffirmed his visit to A&M but no word on a UM visit yet. Also, no word on anything outside of the all star game comments with Foster. Not giving away any info but I have an ESPN Insider/Rivals account and with twitter/MGOBoard and Ace everything high profile you will see on the biweekly roundup or board.


January 9th, 2013 at 10:08 AM ^

You can only back date a certain number of recruits to the previous class. I think the number is 3 but don't quote me on that. So that still leaves a lot of "attrition" that needs to happen before the next season.

EDIT: Dammit, it's only a Big Ten rule to only allow 3 backdates


January 9th, 2013 at 12:39 AM ^

I know football and basketball recruits aren't represenetive of the university as a whole for better or for worse, but this is MIchigan, one of the elite education venues in the world.  The guy has a four year old kid at only 18 years of age.  He would probably be three years and out to the NFL.  Sure I can support the guy for trying to do good by his family with an NFL salary, but the guy would otherwise likely have no business near a majority of college campuses without his great athletic ability.  Yeah the guy made some past mistakes and has been living and learning from them hopefully.  Call me elitist I guess, but I love the stories of the Kovacs and Zoltans of Michigan (I know their situations weren't even close, but just commenting on Kovacs obivous walk on to Captain/star status and what Zoltan was able to do during the NFL strike with his education, upbringing, his charity etc.)


January 9th, 2013 at 12:58 AM ^

Lots of Michigan students likely have no business near a majority of college campuses without some unusual feature they happen to have (in some cases, for example, the hiring of ACT tutors by their families). Student-athletes, like student violinists and National AP Scholars, managed to hone a skill the university community values through dedication and perseverance. The only academic question is whether they have the ability to learn the requisite amount of material to complete a degree, which the admissions procedure is supposed to ensure, pace your preference for accountant types.


January 9th, 2013 at 9:28 AM ^


Well said. You are exactly correct. FTR my friend and fmr Michigan stud Steve King had a child before he came to M to play D for Mattison '92-'96. Besides being an excellent football player Steve is a great guy who later worked in the AD for M and NU and has helped a lot of athletes at those schools, including yours truly, get through some challenging schoolwork and get a degree. He now runs the BeyondSports Foundation to give underprivileged kids a better chance at maximizing their own unique abilities to make it to good schools. So yeah, we like those guys.


January 9th, 2013 at 7:24 AM ^

Via Dan Samuelson twitter he is making his decision between us and Nebraska on the 14th. What happens if he and hunt decide they want to go blue?


January 9th, 2013 at 7:45 AM ^

And the other one, assuming he Is still interested, gets told there is no more room. Although given the timing of Samuelson's announcement and Hunt's visit this weekend, I wonder if there is some sort of pecking order -- i.e. Samuelson doesn't have a commitable offer until after Hunt's visit.