Twitter recruiting notes

Submitted by Gobluegr on November 26th, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Although it has not led to any commits at the moment, the Ohio game has done wonders for recruiting. Here are a few reactions via twitter (thanks to scoutexile for the first few twitter updates):

@thekidTC33 Taco Charlton 
"Offered by Michigan and good relationship with there coaches are making me lean towards Michigan with the win today for the 1st time ever!"


erikmagnuson77 Erik Magnuson 
"Wow what a game. Now the fun begins with @IamJoshG (Joshua Garnett). Going to detroit? .... Maybe :) depends how hard I want to party I guess haha"


@Mucho_Deniro De'Niro Laster 
"UM is my top school so u know who I'm riding with" 


LoganTillman Logan Tuley-Tillman 
"Greatexperiance 2day it was crazy dwn there on the feild after;the fans almost ripped my jacket off yellin at me 2cum2 michigan ha#gudtimes"


b_price54 Billy Price 
"Thats what im talkin bout babyyy #buckeyenation"

(I wouldn't expect a commitment anytime soon)


Josh Garnett

"Just met jake long! Makes me look like a baby. He's must wear a 4xl glove"

(All of his tweets have been very positive about Michigan, he seems quite impressed)


Shaq Wiggins when asked if he committed

"lol naw not yet was close though but yea had a good time."


Steve Wiltfong of 247 also tweeted

"Top 247 ATH Ben Gedeon has a leader following his visit to Ann Arbor for the Michigan-Ohio State game."

(It links to a paywalled thread on Wolverine 247, but you can figure out which team it is)





November 27th, 2011 at 12:00 AM ^

Brionte better commit soon cuz ain't like Ohio wants a scUM traitor anyway.  Besides, he ain't even all that good... he'll prolly get injured but whatever cuz it'll be another 8 years before Michigan wins again.



November 27th, 2011 at 12:11 AM ^

If I had to guess I would say he decides in the next week or two. Here is why:

The contact period for coaches starts next week so he will probably hear one last pitch from both schools

Urban Meyer will be announced officially next week so he will know where he would stand with Ohio.

The games would be fresh in his mind so he could think about which visits he liked more

He has to choose soon because he is enrolling early.

There's a chance he takes an official in the next two weeks with Kyle Kalis which would be the perfect time to commit


November 27th, 2011 at 12:07 AM ^

So I take it Billy Price will be going to Ohio...other than that, looking good.

Also, it's awesome that Jake Long came back.  Makes a really good impression on the recruits.  I wish we could get Tom Brady on campus...


November 27th, 2011 at 12:08 AM ^

For a second after reading that Magnuson tweet I was thinking what the hell is a high school kid gonna do in Detroit? But then I realized he is obviously joking around with someone.  This is why I hate twitter.  I'm ok with other people creepin though if it means I can extend my victory high into recruiting.


November 27th, 2011 at 12:13 AM ^

billy price is lame. cheering for osu on a michigan visit and then talking shit on twitter after the game, messed up! I would never want a mich target to be cheering for M on a Ohio visit. hope the coaches never invite the kid again.


November 27th, 2011 at 12:44 AM ^

Take it easy on price. His mother gave him one hell of an ass whoopin and he owned up to his mistakes. Hes seems like a nice kid. A kid like that is someone that I will root for. The arrogant ones, not so much. Hope the best for him but doubt it will be in AA.


November 27th, 2011 at 8:11 AM ^

Price should probably commit to Ohio now - where winning is everything and class means nothing.  He is not UM material and unlikely to develop the needed class in the year ahead. 

Seems perfect for O$U.

The Denarding

November 27th, 2011 at 8:59 AM ^

There are two ways to term your fandom:

1)   You can do the Steve Elmer and say (whether on Twitter or not) - "people were cheering for U of M and all I could think about was being on the Notre Dame part of the field"

He understood his true desire and committed to the team his heart wanted to.  He didn't disparage Michigan on his visit - he just made his ultimate desire obvious.  That was the mature method of deciding and he wasn't derided for it on this board.

2)  Or you can do whatever it is Billy Price did - going on an official to a school and then disparaging the team that invited you.  If you are this committed to OSU - just end the suspense and commit to OSU.  People would respect that more than being a juvenile about it.

I bring this up because these are both HS Jrs.  What precludes Price from behaving like Elmer - nothing.   So this excuse becomes hollow to me over time.  Price is just immature not just inexplicably young.   Let's not color the facts...


November 27th, 2011 at 1:00 PM ^

... I agree Elmer's approach is better, but what's to say he is the "norm".  The kid's 16-17 years old.  He made a stupid mistake.  He owned up for it.  Some people on this board need to get off their high horses.  If he has a change of heart, and wants to come to michigan, I'm not judging him anymore than I would judge college age and grown men who disparage 17 year old boys for comments they make on twitter... oh wait, I actually would judge them, and not favorably.