jordraph

December 7th, 2017 at 8:30 PM ^

Yeah man, don't want to be pedantic or anything, but this morning Sam's gut told him we'd have three athletes visit, not seven, as was being reported elsewhere.

 

The reference to the above gut feeling is indeed for Shea to head here as a player, not just for a visit this weekend.

 

Anyway, cheers, this is good news.

LSAClassOf2000

December 7th, 2017 at 10:14 PM ^

I think the old adgae goes, "If it is about Michigan football, it's already on MGoBlog - don't post it again, or indeed on another site. Chances are that MGoBlog has explored the issue and bitched about the issue thoroughly - twice actually."

Here's Sam's latest discussion on the subject -

 

 

StirredNotShaken

December 7th, 2017 at 9:50 PM ^

If he was why not just stay at Ole Miss, play out the year and "showcase" his skills for the draft? I think he wants to win a national title and enjoy the college experience and that's prompting the move more than anything. Certainly possible he leaves after a year but I think it's more likely than not he stays for two years.

DrMantisToboggan

December 7th, 2017 at 9:55 PM ^

Probably because they were a 6-6 team this year before the sanctions hit and people left. It's hard to showcase 1st round draft pick skills on a non-bowl team as a QB. Then, once you decide that you're transferring, you look to a school that you dreamed of playing at as a kid that has very little experience at your position.

 

If he is our starting QB next fall I'd put it at 99% that he enters the 2019 draft, barring any kind of injury/catastrophic setback.

goblue4321

December 8th, 2017 at 9:42 AM ^

You guys are all baseing this on him being eligible immediately. I bet he doesnt play next year because i would bet the NCAA doesnt give him the waiver and he has to sit a year, so he wouldnt have a shot until 2019 and good luck to him to beat out peters and mcaffery at that point. NCAA are dicks and never approve of this immediate eligibility. If he does win his case great tho id gladly be wrong. 

Arb lover

December 7th, 2017 at 8:28 PM ^

I like the chatter on this possible snag, but while I think he would be a great addition to the team, what he really brings is a new kind of credibility to the recruiting program. Recruits in high school have all sorts of people telling them all sorts of stuff, and current commits and likely future rosters/records are what they are. A top quarterback commit with a proven record given a very unusual option to choose again, that choice sends a powerful signal to a lot of young minds I assure you. Its like (but hopefully more fruitful) tracking insider trades to make your own decision.

SFBlue

December 7th, 2017 at 8:35 PM ^

OK this is good, but not on par with the Harbaugh hire (original "it's happening"). Michigan's biggest QB recruits of the ratings era have been underwhelming; Mallett, Morris, Gardner. Henne panned out, so did Henson (but his leaving early swung the Ohio rivalry).

I am keeping a healthy skepticism