January 24th, 2012 at 12:32 AM ^

Both the scouting services say Stanford.  Yet I keep seeing how much he loves Michigan, and I haven't seen a single thing, relatively, about Stanford.  Mind you, we're all biased because we're immersed in the Michigan-blogosphere, but at the same time I haven't seen anything to the contrary.  Yes, Stanford is an amazing school, but Michigan is an amazing school as well. Stanford is closer, but it's still a 14 hour drive from Puyallup—a very long drive for his family to go see a game, one that would warrent a flight, just like Michigan does.  I think the kicker is Magnuson.  Everything I see between these two seems like they're best friends, that has to tilt things in our favor.

My interpretation: I think that we, at MGoBlog, have looked into this one specific recruit more than most of the pro's have (as they have to focus on a few hundred), which has allowed us to make a better informed decision, rather than making one just based on distance and Stanford's name.  Is that a biased analysis? Absolutely.  But I think it very well might be the right one.


January 24th, 2012 at 8:44 AM ^

I'm really not going to get my hopes up on Garnett. Even Sam webb said he likes the "stage" and kind of enjoys playing to his audience. Which is us. I hope we get him but for the love of god, don't let this blog go into meltdown mode if he chooses Stanford on thursday.


January 23rd, 2012 at 11:36 PM ^

The OP is kind of deceiving. The analysts did not say that Jordan Diamond would commit or that Armani Reeves was a 50% shot. They showed predictions by two analysts per prospect. Both analysts picked Michigan for Diamond and one analyst picked Michigan and Ohio State each for Reeves.

Also, both analysts picked Stanford for Garnett but that doesn't mean he is 100% going to Stanford, that is just what they think at this point.


January 23rd, 2012 at 11:36 PM ^

Yeah it would be wierd if Garnett went to stanford, especially with the friendship he and erik magnuson have developed. Lets hope these anaylsts dont know what they are talking about.

Bo Knows

January 23rd, 2012 at 11:47 PM ^

With all these garnett to stanford predictions I am expecting his commitment less and less, but then again what do these analysts know.  We'll kow for sure on Thursday.


January 23rd, 2012 at 11:52 PM ^

Based on everything I've seen written and said, Diamond keeps everything with a neutral slant. I get zero confidence beyond a one in five chance based on his final five.

Garnett, on the other hand, shows nothing but love towards Michigan, the other recruits, the coaches, etc. he's also narrowed it down to two finalists. Based on that alone, we have two and a half times better chance of success with Josh. If you take the intangibles into account, I'm 75/25 in favor of Michigan.

I believe the so called experts are guessing based on old data and geography. I'm confident on Garnett and have no idea with Diamond ...


January 24th, 2012 at 12:02 AM ^

Apparently Meyer showed up late for the visit, and Reeves came away unimpressed. All the fine Ohio folk on 11Warriros and Bucknuts are already accepting him commiting to Michigan as a foregone conclusion; they're even starting to squirm a little.

Obviously no one truly knows what's going on, but things are looking up!!!




January 24th, 2012 at 12:28 AM ^

If this Reeves report is true, winning the first high-profile recruiting battle against U. Meyer would be huge. Not only would we bet a quality player and human, but it would seriously slow down the recruiting machine down there. Very excited to see how this turns out. Just hope Mattison isn't delayed tomorrow...


January 24th, 2012 at 12:36 AM ^

For the most the head doesn't move against the heart.  Garnett might well be leaning Stanford but that friendship thing might be too much for his heart to overcome.  And it's not as if he wouldn't be getting a world class education as part of the deal.

Mr. Yost

January 24th, 2012 at 9:05 AM ^

I truly feel like we get...

24. Josh Garnett

25. Sam Grant

26. Armani Reeves

27. Jordan Diamond


However, my confidence goes (most to least confident): Grant, Garnett, Diamond, Reeves.


January 24th, 2012 at 10:55 AM ^

I mean, just because the "experts" think that a recruit will choose one school, it doesn't mean he won't commit to a different school. Doesn't that happen every year? Snake oil or not, the experts are frequently wrong when predicting commitments. So I won't be surprised by this "surprise".