Recruiting Stories

Submitted by cargo on May 14th, 2010 at 9:10 PM

After reading the recruiting history thread I got the idea that we need a thread for people to tell old recruit stories that can't be found anymore, exciting, disappointing etc etc.  I personally no none but would love hear other's stories.


His Dudeness

May 14th, 2010 at 10:29 PM ^

This one kid from Minnesota said he was coming here to catch balls and then recruited a two other kids to come here and throw balls and then he said he was going to Minnesota and one of the kids he told to come here to throw balls went to Penn State and the other kid he told to come here and throw balls went to Tulsa and now the kid who said he was going to come here to catch balls and then said he wanted to catch balls in Minnesota is at Clemson.


May 15th, 2010 at 3:41 AM ^

when Bo was recruiting Art Schlichter and was visiting his house and Schlichter's dad was telling Bo how OSU was guaranteeing Schlichter would start as a freshman and could Michigan match that?

  Bo explained how he started yelling at Schlichter's dad and banging his finger on their coffee table to emphasize his point and then told Schlichter's dad to send his kid to OSU because Rick Leach was his starting QB in the fall.......and how Schlichter went to OSU, started and Leach ate him up that year in the game.....


May 15th, 2010 at 2:53 PM ^

He never committed only to decommit.  He made no promises.  The kid wanted a chance to play WR and we were recruiting him as a corner.  You may not like the outcome, but you cannot be pissed about the RoJo recruitiment.

Additionally, Michigan was able to get Warren, and RoJo not committing likely played part of that.  That was a pretty good trade, if you ask me.

The Other Brian

May 15th, 2010 at 5:57 PM ^

Once again: USC recruiting him as a WR and Michigan recruiting him as a DB had no effect on his recruitment, nor did Warren committing to Michigan. There was no "trade off."

There is a reason people are and should be pissed about the Rojo recruitment. I have told the story several times, and contrary to what certain people would have you believe, it's not some fantasy tale I thought up; I've simply repeated what other people - people who cover recruiting and Michigan football for a living - have said.


May 15th, 2010 at 8:09 PM ^

Everyone knows the story about his mother but my sources aren't that far removed.  My brother graduated with RoJo.  Played football with him.  Wasn't tight but was friends.

The position he was being recruited for might not have been the main reason, but it was a factor.

Once again, RoJo never committed to Michigan.  He was a highly rated played who had Michigan as his leader, but he waited until signing day to make any definite decisions.  I am sorry that I don't agree with you that we should be "pissed" at an 18 year old because he made a decision to not go to Michigan, regardless of his reason, especially when he was a silent commit at best.

Marc 71

May 15th, 2010 at 12:14 PM ^

I assume you refer to Sam McGuffie.  This one kid had heart and guts and was a joy to cheer for.  His leaving was disappointing but he had family issues and played during Rich Rod's first gut wrenching season.  In my book, he does not deserve any disrespect.


May 15th, 2010 at 12:40 PM ^

My senior year in HS, we had plans to go on a really lame senior trip.  Well, we got this totally rad substitute teacher who said he would take us white water rafting instead.  We all got really stoked and showed up super early the morning we were supposed to leave.  Well, little did we know, the sub (also the principal's little brother) totally flaked on us for some chick.  Crestfallen, we thought our trip would be cancelled.  My friend Samuel (we called him screech) was near tears.  Luckily Albert -Clifford and I RECRUITED our principal to take us instead.  It is this incident that led our gal-pal Jessie to go on to become a stripper.


May 15th, 2010 at 8:04 PM ^

a certain ex-ND head football coach refusing to leave a recruit's home until he committed to ND.  The visit lasted a while....