Reon Dawson to decide Wednesday

Submitted by mzdmv on January 13th, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Reon Dawson has set his decision date to Wednesday. Choosing between the Illini and Michigan

ESPN with the basic info, just going to call each coaching staff and let them know. 

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January 13th, 2013 at 9:36 PM ^

In the 2011 class, RR/Hoke brought in Countess and Taylor, who have both proven to be quality players on the field with a lot of eligibility left.  If Norfleet stays at corner, that makes four Rivals top-250 players at the position in the 2012 and 2013 classes. 

This is easily the best we've recruited at that position in the recruiting ranking era.


January 13th, 2013 at 10:18 PM ^

that i think has not been talked about enough is the lack of any bright points from the 2012 freshman class except at line backer.

with the kind of fanfare the 2012 recruiting class came in ...i expected much better things...i know they are just freshman ...and give them time ...and blah blah....but overall i was dissapointed by the 2012 class till now (except the lb ers)


January 14th, 2013 at 12:21 AM ^

well as i said in another comment...

we shouldnt settle for mediocrity...i am not saying that any freshman should play at an elite level ...but i am not too high on the potential....(except lbers)


what I expected was some of this....

1. one or two highlight reel sacks from pipkins ....this would give me hope that he would be elite in the future.

2. one or two plays from the funch against elite competition in which he made them look silly.

3. kalis getting some more playing time towards the end which would signal hes ready to take over next year.....

because this is what we were made to believe from pre season hype.

just playing time doesnt cut it when we are talking about elite players.


January 14th, 2013 at 9:41 AM ^

I count eleventy six things wrong with this comment, so I can't possibly begin to refute all of the crazy. But you're upset that we didn't see more on the field from a kid who redshirted?

I think I speak for all of the everyone everywhere when I say that you are welcome to hop off the bandwagon at any time. We'll stop it for you and lower some steps and everything.


January 14th, 2013 at 10:32 AM ^

thanks for the advice...

all i am saying is that the hype and the reality are different...if thats too much for kool aid drinkers be it . 

again ...michigan (right now)  is good but not with it.


January 14th, 2013 at 10:45 AM ^

Who here has said that Michigan is great right now, and who has shown an inability to come to terms with that? Here's what I've seen so far:

  • You say you're disappointed in the 2012 recruiting class (linebackers excepted), because they didn't have much of an on-field impact.
  • You detailed why you were disappointed (you somehow expected a kid, 1 year removed from high school, to perform at Ndamukong Suh levels).
  • Everybody else explained that your expectations are way off base and you need to chill out a little bit.
  • Nobody claimed that Michigan is great or expressed an inability to come to terms with that fact. In fact, it seems like everyone (besides you) understands that this team is still under construction, and that to expect true freshmen to come in and make an impact is setting yourself up for disappointment.

Yet you somehow think we're kool-aid drinkers? Ever think that maybe you're, like, wrong here?


January 14th, 2013 at 10:03 AM ^

You're an idiot with incredibly unrealistic expectations. Go back to MLive.

Edit: Also, you realize Pipkins is a DT, right? It's rare for interior linemen to get sacks. How many DTs can you name who had more than 2 sacks for the season (regardless of whether they were "highlight reel" material or not)? I'll hang up and listen.


January 13th, 2013 at 10:36 PM ^

How can you even say that when 9-10 of them saw the field this year and Bolden, Pipkins, Funchess, Ross, Ojemudia all saw very good time for freshman and they all played very well. Kalis could have played but it didnt make sense to burn his redshirt. Then you see a few players that are on the Lines which is extremely tough to play as a freshman. Clark and Wilson were sposed to replace Kovacs and Gordon....absolutly not.


January 13th, 2013 at 11:39 PM ^

Seriously, this is silly.  The guys you mentioned played a lot, two of the top rated players in that class were OL, and four of them total, so you can't expect them to contribute much, AJ Williams saw a lot of the field, and Chris Wormley tore his ACL and didn't have a chance to contribute.  How many guys from one class can you really expect to play in their true frosh year?  


January 14th, 2013 at 2:08 AM ^

See, that's the whole problem right there.  Why is Hoke recruiting freshmen?  Maybe if he would go and recruit some juniors and seniors we might win more ballgames.  smh.


January 14th, 2013 at 5:47 PM ^

To support your point, Alabama had only 4 true freshmen on their two-deep: Amari Cooper, TJ Yeldon, Denzel Devall, and Geno Smith.  Cooper was the only starter, and none of them were offensive or defensive linemen.


January 13th, 2013 at 9:22 PM ^

Can't wait for the board meltdown if he picks someone else. Can you imagine ths website if Green goes elsewhere. Brian will have to shut it down.


January 14th, 2013 at 8:05 AM ^

I (although not a recruiting expert by any stretch) was more reassured after Green's performance @ the AA Bowl more than anything.  I thought his film wasn't overwhelming for a 5 star, top-in-the-country RB.  However, he did pretty damn well in a setting that seems to favor the defense more than the offense.  And he did a whole lot better than Ty Issac did.

Green seems more like a bruiser RB than someone who is going to break away from the second level like some of the Michigan RBs of old (Wheatley, Biakabatuka)