Rutgers fans apparently didn't know Drew Singleton was a Michigan lean

Submitted by Decatur Jack on December 23rd, 2016 at 10:03 PM

So in another installment of the LOL RUTGERS series, I had a bunch of friends from NJ text me these priceless reactions. I found a few on my own at these places:

http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/columnists/darren-cooper/2016/1…

http://rutgers.247sports.com/Board/Rutgers-Scarlet-Knights-Message-Boar…

https://twitter.com/getbusy__bo/status/812140989880090624

https://twitter.com/RickyBaker22/status/812474956407853057

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/football/#/0

SINGLETON TOO?!?! ARE YOU SRS?!??
Yet another reason to hate Harbaugh.
This is Partridge's doing, I just know it.
Partridge is the worst fucking person in the world. He needs to eat a dick asap. I would offer mine but no thanks it ain't even worth it
What the fuck is wrong with Ash?? Singleton was a MUST GET
No chance to get better as a program if this keeps happening
Were we even on Singleton's radar?
(Reply) He listed us in his top ten.
(Reply) And you believed that?
Ash needs to start getting these NJ recruits or we are seriously fucked
It just makes no sense why a Jersey kid like DS would ever want to go to Michigan, what's so special about them? Harbaugh? FUCKK THAT GUY
Fuck Partridge
Why are we even talking about this??? Singleton committed to Mich with a torn acl, if anything we dodged a bullet!
Oh wow a Paramus kid went to Michigan? Never heard that before...
Guess Ash's friendship with Urban Meyer is really working out, isn't it
Weird. I wouldn't have picked Singleton to go to Michigan. They're already loaded at that position.
Someone needs to explain to me how this KEEPS HAPPENING
Hard to keep a major recruit in state when we lose 78-0
Chris Ash is the future! I guess Drew Singleton wants to have a life full of disappointment
DONT CARE OUR CLASS WILL END UP BEATING THEM
noooooo anywhere but michigan!!!!!
I loathe Chris Partridge. I loathe that man. Loathe.
Parmus recruits are bullshit anyway, Peppers didnt even win the heismen
This kid will never see the field!
Ok I am bothered by this but srsly it doesnt matter

Apparently they didn't realize he was a Michigan lean.

Hope you all enjoyed! (Yes, I do enjoy posting Rutgers fans freaking out about Michigan. There's just something fun about it.)

EDIT: Also quick thanks to WD who mentioned their Rivals.com threads, which I forgot to link to. There are some good gems in there too. I particularly enjoyed this one:

This is the last year of the partridge in a pear tree.

Ash owns NJ in 2018.

https://rutgers.forums.rivals.com/threads/michigan-strikes-again.115984/

https://rutgers.forums.rivals.com/forums/rutgers-football.20/

Comments

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December 24th, 2016 at 4:19 AM ^

I was thinking the exact same thing you were. Most of those comments sound completely childish and/or illogical. I mean......what did you think Partridge was going to do once he got the job at UofM? Recruit them to Rutg-arbag-ers? Or try and not recruit the best players he has a coach/player relationship with? Open your New Jersey eyes folks.

SBo

December 23rd, 2016 at 10:07 PM ^

"DONT CARE OUR CLASS WILL END UP BEATING THEM"

Why do they think a 4/5* kid would want to commit to Rutgers? Even if he is in-state, he's just jeaporadizing his entire career. This shouldn't surprise them.

CalifExile

December 24th, 2016 at 12:30 PM ^

I laughed at that comment too.

To your question: Rutgers is beaten down badly right now, but with their new coach, some players probably see hope. Rutgers does currently have the #32 class overall (#6 in the Big Ten, ahead of everyone in the West). Add in love of your state and some kids will decide to go there. Specifically, they have 2 of the top 5 players in NJ committed, with Marquese Bell uncommitted at this time. Corey Bolds (#12), a DT we were interested in, is also uncommitted, along with the #9 and #11 ranked players. 

I think their hope is misplaced. Michigan, OSU and Penn State are going to be dominant for a long time to come and Maryland is in position to reach that level as well. 4 powers in a single division doesn't leave much room for other teams to have success. I also think their hope is  understandable.

Wolverine Devotee

December 23rd, 2016 at 10:09 PM ^

Michigan has received a commitment from the #1 player in the State of New Jersey in 3 of the last 4 recruiting classes, including back-to-back.

4 players in the last 4 years from Paramus Catholic, which is now a cemented pipeline. 

Safe to say in addition to taking back Detroit and the State of Michigan, Harbaugh has quite the claim of NJ now. 

BTW, the #1 player in NJ in 2018 has a crystall ball of 100% to Michigan right now. 

Beautiful, isn't it?

 

Blau

December 24th, 2016 at 12:26 AM ^

Satirical in nature.

Alluding to the fact everyone is up in arms about JH swarming through the South but not really giving a fuck if he takes the best kids from areas not traditionally associated as recruiting "hotbeds".

In other words, it would be much more of a shock if we were to take the higher ranked kids from say... Florida, Georgia and Alabama. With Solomon and Collins, we might actually get close to doing that.