May 15th, 2012 at 12:20 PM ^

The ratio of people commenting about a meltdown to the people actualy melting down has gotten ridiculously high.

In the spirit of outraged-by-outraged, I pointlessly take issue with your pointless issue-taking.


May 15th, 2012 at 11:14 AM ^

Yeah som teams have all the luck.  Like getting 5 OL in the ESPN 150 and a consensus 5-star QB.  Some teams get 18 commits before June and lead the team rankings for every single recruiting service. 

Yeah, we didn't get this one.  But we have two 4-star RBs committed already, and an incredible OL for them to run behind.  We'll be OK. 

Also, let the record show that before the commitment (in the thread last night, among others) I stated that I thought Deveon Smith was better than Ty Isaac.  Now I really hope he proves it.


May 15th, 2012 at 1:07 PM ^

I'm with WolvinLa2 on this, though it was Green that I thought better than Isaac.  Either way, I get flashbacks of McGuffie when I see Isaac film - obviously a completely different kind of runner, but Isaac always seems to hit the off-tackle hole and suddenly be alone, which is unlikely to happen in college.  Just as McGuffie relied on just outrunning (or hurdling) in his tape.

I guess now we can all stop caring when people spell his name wrong.  


May 15th, 2012 at 12:55 PM ^

For me, if a recruit is attracted to a guy like Lane Kiffin and a place like USC, they don't have the character to be a real Michigan man. May be a fantastic football player but not the kind of guy I want in our program.






May 15th, 2012 at 1:05 PM ^

I'd be choosing a school based on a)how fun it would be to go there b) how good the school is, academically and c) how well it prepares me for my career.

My head coach wouldn't play a big factor in things...but most recruits seem to say differently.

USC is a fine school, and I think it would be a lot of fun to go there, especially as a football player.  This is no reason to question a kids character.


May 15th, 2012 at 1:54 PM ^

I am disappointed, but why dis on USC.  They are an excellent school academically, the weather is stellar and they have had tremendous recent success on the field, the last few years and their bowl-ban notwithstanding. They also have the capability of bringing in superb talent.  Maybe the kid is just tired of midwest winters and would rather spend time walking around in shorts mid-January.


May 15th, 2012 at 2:59 PM ^

Really? I'm a huge UM fan and USC would be at the top of the list with UM and UT. Unbelievable girls, weather, football, and a great academic school. Who the head coach is is 1 factor. it says nothing about his character.

The Baughz

May 15th, 2012 at 11:41 AM ^

I probably wanted Isaac more than anyone, but in the end, Id rather have guys that want to be Michigan Wolverines. I wish Ty the best, he will be a beast. But lets not count out the guys we have. They are going to be so hungry to prove everyone wrong and make us forgey about losing Isaac. I am a little bummed out, but Im happy with our current RBs. The Levenberry miss wasnt as bad either because of the depth we have there. Now, with that being said, If we miss out on Treadwell, that will warrant a mass panic. We need a stud WR. That is one position we cant afford to miss out on, imo.


May 15th, 2012 at 10:43 AM ^

I really expected him to go to UM, but it seems he just fell in love with USC more and more each time he ran out there. I think he's going to be a great player. Tough loss for UM, but still plenty of time to find another guy

Blue in Yarmouth

May 15th, 2012 at 10:45 AM ^

He looks like he is going to be a great player. I like Smith a lot and think he will have a hell of a career running behind the O-line here at UM though, so I don't find this news all that bad. Good luck Isaac. 

I find it hard to get too upset about recruiting at this juncture and with the type of class the staff has put together. We'll be just fine.


May 15th, 2012 at 11:17 AM ^

or Bama type of player, meaning a super elite skill type that so far, we just can't seem to land. Smith is more our kind of player, just a level down from the elite. As we continue to win, this could/will change, but for now I think this shows it's pretty hard for us at this stage to win these recruiting battles. The class is already great, so we'll be fine. But it sure would be nice to land one of these RB/WR 5* types once in awhiile.


May 15th, 2012 at 1:26 PM ^

I'm not sure that's correct. In the latter half of Lloyd's tenure, we landed at least Ryan Mallet, Donovan Warren, and Chad Henne, all of whom were consensus 5-stars. Warren was from CA and had a USC offer. Mallett had offers from Alabama and Texas. Henne had an offer from Miami (which was as big a deal as a USC or Alabama offer back then).

It's true that against the Alabamas and the USCs of the world, we may lose more head-to-head recruiting battles for kids from outside the Midwest than we win. And yes, they'll probably be able to pull more kids from the Midwest than we'll be able to pull from the West Coast/Southeast. But it's not like we don't hold our own.  


May 15th, 2012 at 1:27 PM ^

I agree that it is early, but we have had some frustrating recruiting misses for some skill guys over the years.  At the risk of over-generalizing, it does seem that many top skill players (especially WRs and RBs) seem to love the limelight and the attention of their position.  If getting attention is their goal, then SoCal might not be a bad choice.  On the other hand, if they want to be part of a great team and a family, Michigan would be a better choice.


May 15th, 2012 at 3:08 PM ^

Shane will be a consensus 5-star when all is said and done. And if he wasn't such a Michigan lock, he would be getting plenty of attention from the USCs and the Alabamas of the world. Laquon Treadwell is a borderline 5-star with offers from USC and Alabama , and we look to be in pretty good shape for him. 

Relax dude, we'll be fine.