TomVH: Update on ATH Kris Frost and WR Devin Lucien

Submitted by TomVH on January 17th, 2011 at 9:41 PM

I just caught up with 4 star ATH Kris Frost. He told me has spoken to Brady Hoke, and that the Michigan staff will be coming down for an in home visit. He's not sure what the date will be, but it will be soon.

Frost hasn't heard yet from Auburn on whether or not they'll accept him. They told him they're waiting to see who goes pro to see if they have room. If they say no Michigan has a great shot.

Unfortunately Michigan is out of the running with California WR Devin Lucien. Chris Singletary called Devin today and said that Michigan will recruit him for defense, and Lucien doesn't want that. He said, "It killed my heart, because you know how I felt about Michigan." At one point Lucien had told me he was just waiting to make sure his scholarship would be honored and he would commit to Michigan. They told him this morning that they want him as a defensive back.

Comments

Knuckles

January 17th, 2011 at 11:17 PM ^

I study him and I see some things that are good for great teams. I watched RR accept failure as an option and therefore he is gone. Nick on the other hand, if you miss field goals, blocks, passes etc he literally recruits your position. We have no room to accept less than the best.

ND Sux

January 18th, 2011 at 6:51 AM ^

maybe the comment about RR. 

I agree - there is nothing wrong with recruiting to fill positions of perceived weakness...that's what coaches are supposed to do.  Lying to a recruit as was suggested above is something else altogether.

BlueTimesTwo

January 18th, 2011 at 10:43 AM ^

He got negged because Saban doesn't just recruit your position on the field - he recruits to fill your scholarship position when he finds a way to get you off of the team.  That, my friend, is bullshit, and nobody here wants Michigan to employ such practices.  Not everybody's soul is for sale quite so cheaply.

MGoAndy

January 17th, 2011 at 9:44 PM ^

Call me crazy, but maybe we shouldn't be turning away 4* guys who want to play for Michigan because we want to switch their positions?  

I guess maybe it's better than being dishonest and forcing a switch later, but jesus this class is horrendous bordering on catastrophic and you'd think we'd be in the market for top-flight talent.

um4life

January 17th, 2011 at 9:49 PM ^

I think everyone is going to be thrown off by this.  I am shocked, wasnt he being recuited by SDSU?  I guess Hoke is really set on getting the defense better, and brining in a TON of DBs.  This is unfortunate, I thought he would be a great WR.  With that said, I will put my trust in Hoke and his staff.  Finish this strong.

TXmaizeNblue

January 17th, 2011 at 10:20 PM ^

Don't we have enough DB's in this class and last year's???  Don't they call this overkill?  I Hoke does not make the opposite mistake of RR and focus too much on defense.  We need a good taller deep threat.  When we can barely get two 4*'s why on earth would we turn any others away who want to come to Michigan? 

HeismanPose

January 17th, 2011 at 10:29 PM ^

Not to mention the fact the we currently have exactly TWO commits on the offensive side of the ball, one of whom is a lineman who is on the fence.  I know defense is an area of need, but teams always need WRs and QBs.  We currently have none.  Zero.  Why would we be turning anyone away?

I'd like to think that Hoke will be able to turn this around in two weeks, but how can this possibly end well?  We have 10 commits right now. 10.  And that's assuming nobody else jumps ship.

Drenasu

January 17th, 2011 at 10:52 PM ^

Perhaps Hoke thinks that WR isn't a position of need for us.  If that is the case, then it may indicate the usage of less WRs than under RR.  Hopefully this doesn't mean a whole bunch of 2 WR sets.

Michigan4Life

January 17th, 2011 at 10:51 PM ^

you don't get competent that quickly with this recruiting classes full of defensive players.  It takes at least 2 years for them to make a significant impact/contribution to the team.  Michigan needs talents regardless of what side of the ball they play at.