Ricky Seals- Jones (Sealy Texas) De-commits from Texas

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on June 5th, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Title sums it up.  Ricky Seals-Jones has de-committed from Texas.  According to ESPN, he is still without a Michigan offer.

Quick infomormation on Seals-Jones:  6'6" 220 lbs. 

 ESPN 7th Overall #1 WR, Rivals #18 Overall #1 WR, Scout #2 WR.

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/801418…

Comments

GoBlueinOhio

June 5th, 2012 at 9:48 PM ^

i read this before i go to bed.. 1 of 2 things are going to happen tonight..

 

  1. I have a wet dream about him in a Michigan uni

  2. I can't sleep because he doesn't have an offer.

 

please be #1!!

DGDestroys

June 5th, 2012 at 9:56 PM ^

..he decommitted because he wants to play basketball too. Add on the fact that we're tight on scholarships and could be filled up at the WR position in the next couple of months, I wouldn't get my hopes up for even an offer to come through.

FreddieMercuryHayes

June 5th, 2012 at 10:33 PM ^

Delusional about what?  If it's expecting success, then they've got a long way until ND.  Three seasons ago they played for a national championship.  They've had 10+ win seasons for 10 straight years until two seasons ago, and 5 or 6 conference championships to go with it.  I like how two bad seasons now make everyone think TX sucks.  The world has a short memory.

trueblueintexas

June 6th, 2012 at 11:39 AM ^

No. Not really. And they shouldn't be, given his success. After the 5 - 7 season two years ago, Mack completely cleaned house with his coordinators.  The new ones appear to be doing well and the team definetly was playing better by the end of last season.  Deloss Dodds (the AD) just signed Mack to a longer contract to prevent negative recruiting. 

The general theory is when Deloss steps down Mack will take over as AD and the feeling is Deloss is not going anywhere anytime soon. He is widely regarded as one of the best AD's in the country. In fairness, he has a ton of money to work with, but he still is fielding competitive teams in many mens and womens sports.

RakeFight

June 5th, 2012 at 10:18 PM ^

Reports indicate he's now looking at LSU, TAMU, Baylor, and Texas.  when he commited he was down to LSU and Texas.  I suspect he either has had second thoughts (or got a bigger check) from LSU, or he's just trying to force Texas' hand on a basketball scholie.

Michigan is not anywhere in this race.

Lionsfan

June 6th, 2012 at 7:45 AM ^

Most schools don't want their players to play football and basketball. It's not about the scholarship, but that he wants to actually play and not be a bench-warmer, which makes it a lot harder to accommodate. I think South Carolina just had a kid like this, and Spurrier forced him to decide after 1 season

Perkis-Size Me

June 6th, 2012 at 1:19 AM ^

I think we've made enough progress with Treadwell that extending this other kid an offer might put Treadwell off a little bit. I don't think extending him an offer is necessary, and even if we did it, I think it might be to the point where other schools are so high on his list that we'd have no realistic chance of catching up.

ChuckWood

June 6th, 2012 at 2:42 AM ^

I don't know....

Treadwell right now is exactly what Jordan Diamond was a year ago.  Not saying it wil turn out the same way.  Loved Michigan, visited all the time, was close with the commits.  Eventually he committed elsewhere.  As of right now, LT knows he wants to be a Wolverine.  The only place we can go is down.  They need to lock him up sooner rather than later, but the longer LT waits, the more we need to have backup plans.

yoyo

June 6th, 2012 at 1:28 AM ^

All we need is Treadwell or an equal talent wr at this point.  We got some solid talent and good depth at wr in the last two classes but we need that game changer.

FrankMurphy

June 6th, 2012 at 1:54 AM ^

This has nothing to do with us. Do you think the coaches would risk all of the goodwill they've built up with Laquon to go after a Texas decommit whom they haven't even offered yet and probably have no shot at?

TheGeneral

June 6th, 2012 at 4:24 AM ^

The coaches aren't offering or not offering other kids depending on how LT would feel about it. That would be incredibly disingenuous.
They can't act as if they have LT, if they like Seals and think they have a shot they will go after him. I assume it's far too late for that though.

Magnus

June 6th, 2012 at 9:53 AM ^

I think Seals-Jones is eventually going to end up as a tight end, so his position seems a little irrelevant to LaQuon Treadwell's.  Regardless, I don't know that this coaching staff would go after a decommit with this few spots remaining.  They've built up relationships with several kids, one of whom I think will come to Michigan (whether it's Treadwell or Allen or LaRue or someone else).

WolverineInTexas

June 6th, 2012 at 11:35 AM ^

I think that they should at least extend an offer and see if there is any interest, and if there is take both.  Just tell LT that he has a spot locked up regardless.  I know scholarship numbers are tight but you don't pass on a top 25 player just because you are worried about scholarships. (i'm  not saying that there even is interest....but in the event that there is)

bronxblue

June 6th, 2012 at 12:05 PM ^

If it is true that he wants to play both basketball and football, then Baylor is probably the best fit, but I'm not sure any top-flight recruit should try to play two sports anymore.  Just too much effort is required for both sports, and in most cases guys go from basketball to football, not the other way around.

Jfox1020

June 6th, 2012 at 12:40 PM ^

Treadwell is who we want.. Dont need to mess with a Kid who has one decommit under his belt...A 6'6 WR with shane morris would be Sick though

Ball Hawk

June 6th, 2012 at 8:15 PM ^

Treadwell claims he doesnt have any favorites. I would love to have this kid but I think this might end up being an Isaac situation. The staff works so hard to get an early established relationship going and in the end another school pulls the rug out from beneath you. If that happens, this board will have biggest meltdown ever.