TomVH: Dallas Crawford Update

Submitted by TomVH on December 16th, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I'm sure everyone has seen the news article with Dallas Crawford saying he might open up his recruitment. If not, here it is. I spoke to Crawford's coach today about the situation, and here's what he had to say.

Dallas may take another visit to another school, but that's it. He asked me what I thought about everything, and I told him I think Michigan is an outstanding institution to play at either way. He's said in the past that he'd go there either way.

There have been some schools, including USC, that have been trying to contact Dallas. He hasn't said if he will take another visit, and if he does which school will get that visit. It sounds like he's just making sure he has something to fall back on just in case though.

Dallas hasn't said anything about Miami and the new staff. He was shocked when he went there and they only had 27,000 fans in the stands, then you go to the Big House and it's 112,000. You should go somewhere where the people like the team. Sometimes when new coaches come in they'll let the new guys recruit their own kids, and they don't acknowledge the old staff's recruits. I just want to make sure he has somewhere to go just in case.

I've been told by others that Dallas would most likely end up at Michigan either way before. Obviously I have to throw in the fact that anything can happen, but I think this is pretty normal. He's making sure he has somewhere to go that he likes just in case he's left out in the cold.



December 16th, 2010 at 8:57 PM ^

Why? So that an 18 year old kid is forced to go play for a coach they may or may not like in a system that may or may not fit their skillset? If there was an early signing period (technically there is one) there would have to be exemptions in the event of a coaching change which really would do nothing for our situation.


December 16th, 2010 at 6:35 PM ^

I for one would be surprised as hell if the coach, whoever that may be, would leave a top prospect like Dallas "out in the cold."    We need more talent on that side of the ball regardless.  

(That bowl game can't get here fast enough).

Born Blue

December 16th, 2010 at 6:28 PM ^

Thanks Tom, I really appreciate your take on this with the updated information!  Everyone, coaches included, want to be in a place where they are loved and appreciated...why not expect the same from a recruit. thanks again!


December 16th, 2010 at 6:31 PM ^

I think we often forget how big of a decision this is for these kids. IMO, it is very smart to have a back up plan because you just never know what could happen. That said, you won't find a place that loves their sports teams more than Michigan. Go Blue, Dallas!


December 16th, 2010 at 6:34 PM ^

... but I've sort of resigned myself to this:

1) If RichRod stays, we keep our recruits

2) If RichRod is asked to leave, we have more serious things with which to be concerned than this year's recruiting class.  

So, at this point, any recruiting news to me is sort of dulled by the uncertainty around the coaching situation.


December 16th, 2010 at 6:41 PM ^

If USC wants him, we'd do real well to keep him.  They get the A-listers only. Kiffin isn't all that well thought of by most people, but he is a hoss recruiter.  He came in and griped about the talent Carroll left because it wasn't like 05-08 when they set a record for planting guys drafted to the NFL.  

Them wanting Dallas tells me something.


December 17th, 2010 at 7:58 AM ^

MGoBlog has a signal-to-noise ratio that blows away most other college football forums. It is actually possible for Irish (the individual, not the fan base) to post here and not have the discussion go to shit in three seconds. Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt there is a ND blog you could go to and talk about Michigan or ND football without being immediately shat upon.

I also gather (from reading him over the past two seasons) that Irish roots for Michigan when they're not playing ND. I mean, I don't think I could go on an Ohio State blog, because I can't say the same about them. I'm not sure Irish could go on a USC blog -- the animosity there is pretty intense, at least judging from my father, a USC grad -- the only team he hates more than ND is Stanford.