Just a quick thought to share with all of you this fantastic Signing Day morning:
These are young men making huge decisions, easily the most monumental choice they've had to make in their lives. Today's signing will be, for all of them, a key factor in shaping the rest of their athletic careers, academic careers, social lives, and professional network. They've worked hard to get the offer, and they've probably struggled a bit with the final decision. After all, wouldn't you if you were in their shoes.
Either way, they've earned this day. Let them have it. Welcome them to the maize and blue. Show them that they made the right choice. Lambasting an 18-yr old over a star that he may or may not have earned from some guy in a suit that he's never heard of is not something any of them deserve. They may or may not personally read this blog, but either way it's likely a friend or family member will, and would you want to be told that the fan base of the school you chose cut you up instead of confirming all of the thoughts that led you to your final decision?
Remember, every one of these kids is luckier than every one of us... because this summer they will have the honor of wearing the winged helmet of Michigan.
I wish you all a happy National Signing Day