TomVH: DeAnthony Arnett Press Conference Update

Submitted by TomVH on November 8th, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Just got a text from DeAnthony, the official time for his press conference is 7pm on Wednesday, at Saginaw High in the media center. 



November 8th, 2010 at 6:50 PM ^

any idea where he's leaning, or if it at least looks more positive for certain schools than others?

Almost every rumor I heard today has him going to Tennessee...



November 8th, 2010 at 6:59 PM ^

Yes!!!! Just what I was hoping when I clicked on this thread - a random, cryptic message from a relatively unknown MGoBlogger saying he is going to choose us!



November 8th, 2010 at 8:42 PM ^

He had a source that let him know that Demar Dorsey was coming to  Michigan. We said if he didn't it would be a neg bang for the ages. I also believe Megan Fox was in play on this bet as well. Anyhow is handle was Raback. Demar committed to Michigan pos bang ensued and the angry Michigan secondary gods pissed on our parade.


November 8th, 2010 at 11:42 PM ^

That guy was crazy about depth charts, posting them years in advance with potential recruits and whatnot. There was a new one practically every day, and he would neg you if you criticized the concept of future depth charts or his projections. Then he'd get banned and come back with a slightly different username but the same posts and comments like "who's em0?"

Eventually I think his depth chart analysis became similar to the computer in War Games playing tic-tac-toe, and his brain just exploded (at least that's how I like to imagine it).


November 9th, 2010 at 7:10 AM ^

When I first joined there was another guy that had been banned and kept returning under different names and asking about himself.  I cna't remember what his original name was, but everytime anyone would ask about him everyone would assume it was him re-incarnate.


November 8th, 2010 at 7:27 PM ^

If you are right, and can prove you had a source (and not just a lucky guess) - then I will gladly spend 30 minutes of my time, going through your posts and pos-banging as many as I can. 

That much, I can guarantee. 

If you're wrong?  Eh, I mean, that's sort of expected. 


November 8th, 2010 at 7:00 PM ^

and will likely cost me an angioplasty by age 45, but my gut is also saying we've got a damn good shot at this kid. The timing, his original interest in the school, the investigation concluded and RR's job appearing to be safe for another season all were part of his reasons to not seriously consider us. Then, he simply came to the craziest game ever.

Agreed that snake oil must flow, but I have a good feeling about a commit.

I wonder what kind of impact a DA commit would have on Sammy Watkins...


November 8th, 2010 at 7:07 PM ^

Better reasons to think he's blue:

  • Why in the hell would he text TomVH, saying effectively: "hey man, I saw your post on MGoBlog today and you got my announcement time wrong, it's really in the evening this Wednesday". 
  • TomVH doesn't typically give this much attention to kids he thinks we have zero shot with

Combine those two things and you've certainly got a greater than 1% chance its us.  After Lebron's decision, I have no idea why Arnett would make sure to reach out to Tom to correct a mistake if he has no intentions of coming here. 

Lil Michigan Man 7

November 8th, 2010 at 7:11 PM ^

Kids like this love the attention, most of the time they have been the center of attention for years because of their skill and they just love everylittle piece of attention they can get. I'm not saying that DeAnthony is this type of kid or anything but I'm just saying don't get your hopes up because of that.


November 8th, 2010 at 9:20 PM ^

If he is one of the kids who love attention who you're describing, then he's either trolling our blog right now laughing his ass of at us for getting our hopes up, or he's trolling our blog right now to see how excited we are for his commitment, and after seeing your comment he's a little upset at you stereotyping him into a kid who loves attention... either way, bad. 



November 8th, 2010 at 11:27 PM ^

Remember this is a kid who came on a surprise visit this weekend. Sam Webb said in his Recruiting Roundup on WTKA today that the reason he didn't announce he was coming was because he wanted to let the coaches know he was sincere in his interest and wasn't using Michigan to add hype to his signing announcement.

I know you made it clear you weren't implying this, but just wanted to put any thought about that being what this is to rest. Now everyone can get their hopes up.


November 8th, 2010 at 7:16 PM ^

Well, and Tom can correct me if I'm wrong, but it could be that Arnett texted Tom with this info because Tom texted him first saying "Please let me know when you have decided when you'll be announcing your commitment" and Arnett simply replied. 

Although I agree with your second bullet.