Sean Parker Per Scout

Submitted by Simi Maquoketa on December 18th, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Guys, FWIW, King Beaver has gone "sunny sider" on Sean Parker. Parker has apparently moved his announcement day up to January 2.

A sunny sider (KB says he's too chicken to go higher) is a pretty good sign, usually.




December 18th, 2009 at 1:30 PM ^

I think Parker is a safety we haven't had at Michigan in a very long time. He's a true center fielder who can not only tackle, but also play the ball, pick it off, and go the other way. He's not a midget like Vinopal or Mike Williams or Thomas Gordon, and he's got more speed than Carvin Johnson or Marvin Robinson.

I really think this kid is going to be good. He might not make an immediate impact, but he could very well be our starting SS once Troy Woolfolk leaves.

turbo cool

December 18th, 2009 at 1:46 PM ^

Gotcha, it seemed like an intersting pick as your favorite (fingers crossed) recruit. Though his one disadvantage is his size, being only 5'10/11 so he may not be a midget but he's not huge.

I certainly agree however that I would love to add Parker to this class. All of a sudden our secondary could potentially go from OMGPLZRUNON3RD&LONG to feeling pretty comfortbable with the wealth of talent that we'll have back there. Let's hope we get this guy!

And FWIW, I am really liking this recruiting class. We are really filling all of our needs rather than getting guys just to get them. Good job RR.


December 18th, 2009 at 2:04 PM ^

I like other players. I think Gardner's going to be good, I like Marvin Robinson, I like Tony Drake, I like Christian Pace. I just think Parker has "it." He's just a fluid athlete, and when you have guys like that, the sky's the limit because the fundamental things can be taught.

Tony Drake and Sean Parker are fluid athletes. They're just fun to watch. Some of these other guys might turn out to be good. For example, Marvin Robinson is a good athlete, but sometimes when he runs, he looks like he's going to fall flat on his face. Vinopal is supposedly fast, but when he runs full speed, his legs go in about 14 different directions.


December 18th, 2009 at 7:06 PM ^

With all of the remaing recruits that we still have a shot at, Shaw, Stills, Furman, Big Tex, Hankins, Jefferson, Murphy, Grimes, Parker, Mathis, and a few more, is anyone else kind of dissapointed seeing guys like Ray Vinopal and Stephen Hopkins on our commits list? It seems like there is a fairly good chance we wont have room for a very good recruit, because our class is full and has some much lower recruits. Does anyone else think that Rich Rod offered way to early on these guys, when he could of been recruiting some of the guys i listed instead? I mean in Vinopals case, he has offers from Michigan, Kent State, and Bowling Green. Kinda wonder why we would offer on someone like that when we still have a shot at all the guys i listed

Speed Kills

December 18th, 2009 at 7:17 PM ^

No. I. Don't. I have a lot of faith in Vinopal, he has the intangibles that sometimes that 4* or even some 5* recruit doesn't and they turn out to be huge busts. I think you stick to your recruiting strategy and don't end up missing out just bc some "higher rated" recruits are flirting. It's a 2 way street and a player wanting to be with us is just as important as us wanting him.


December 18th, 2009 at 7:47 PM ^

I have let it be known that I am not a fan of the Vinopal offer/commitment. If it prevents us from getting someone like Parker, then yeah, I think it's not a good thing, because there are better players out there.

But as someone pointed out to me the last time I argued this, perhaps the coaches know that Parker or Beachum or Recruit X isn't coming to Michigan. I'm okay with Vinopal in this class if he's taking a scholarship that nobody else will.

(For the record, there are one or two other commits that I would prefer to see exit the picture before Vinopal, but I won't bother mentioning their names.)


December 18th, 2009 at 11:47 PM ^

A lot of years the class gets a commit or two early on which causes the class to fill up and maybe makes us say no to a guy we wanted instead. This is the gamble you take.

The other side of that gamble is when you wait too long and you end up getting a couple guys decommit near (or on) signing day and you aren't able to replace those guys. Or you just wait too long on a guy and by the time you think you have room for him he's sold on Other School X.

I'm not saying we should always sign every guy who wants to come, but that there's two sides to that coin and the spot we're in isn't a bad one at all. We couldn't afford to wait and have a less-than-full class again this year.