Vicious Vic is transferring

Submitted by hurt36 on June 14th, 2017 at 9:05 AM
Per his Twitter. Make a move Jimmy! (Vic Viramontes was once a commit, for those who may not remember)



June 14th, 2017 at 9:27 AM ^

Maybe he has changed his mind about being a college QB. IIRC, Cal was going to give him a shot at QB and that's in of the reasons he ended up there. So if that's still his mindset, he won't end up at Michigan. He would be a perfect fit for Don Brown and our defense. A recruit like this would take our future linebacking corp to ELITE status.

AA Forever

June 14th, 2017 at 10:18 AM ^

That's why they're called "highlights", dude. You could put together clips of most of the D1defensive recruits in the country putting a few big hits on people over the course of their high school careers. It's nothing special.


June 14th, 2017 at 11:22 AM ^

It's not every 3 star recruit, but yes there are often underrated recruits who become fan favorites for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's because their name is LEVITICUS PAYNE and sometimes it's because their nickname is Vicious Vic and they wear a badass fucking bandana while squatting 600 pounds. There's nothing wrong with that, it makes recruiting more fun.

You don't have to play along, but bitching about it won't change anything.

uncle leo

June 14th, 2017 at 11:29 AM ^

I have no clue what you are talking about. 

I am not bitching about ANYTHING here. And I am not getting mad at anyone who DOES get enamored with those low star recruits. You can do whatever you like as a fan.

I'm calling out a poster who says a signifcant amount of Michigan fans gets caught up in the hype. Nothing more, nothing less.


June 14th, 2017 at 10:53 AM ^

Eh, Freddie Canteen comes to mind. I would not say that was a small segment of MgoBlog that was obsessed with him based on one workout video and him torching Blake Countess a couple times in the spring game. Admittedly, I got caught up in the hype too.

uncle leo

June 14th, 2017 at 11:11 AM ^

And I do believe there is a segment of Michigan fans that watch hype videos and gets caught up in lower stars and what they can do.

But to say there is a "significant segment" of Michigan fans that obsess over mid 3-stars is just made up. If anything, if you talked to the average M fan in public and said, "Hey, we just landed a high 2-star, but he's super athletic," the response would probably be very, very tepid. I'm part of that. 

I used to go crazy about the recruiting game, but it is such a crapshoot. At this point, I'm at the "show me" stage.


June 14th, 2017 at 6:59 PM ^

larger portion of the fanbase has been slightly disappointed that despite having Harbaugh, we're still taking a surprising number of 3-stars and getting surprisingly few 5-stars (especially when Urban gets a commit from one seemingly every week).

One has to admit there are some (not sure how many it takes to be "significant" in this context) who are rationalizing our non-elite recruiting (by purely quantitative standards) by overhyping some 3-stars we take as magical HARBAUGH 3-stars that are Football Players and are destined to be better than their rankings/offer lists.  

But to defend that mindset, most of those that get the hype-train treatment are high three stars that are mostly indistinguishable from 4-stars, like Hudson, McDoom, Eubanks, Stueber, Hawkins, etc.  And Harbaugh does have a track record of getting high character guys that outperform recruiting rankings so having the Harbaugh seal of approval is reason for some excitement.


June 14th, 2017 at 10:00 AM ^

I like the guy, but I doubt he would take our LB's to ELITE by himself. The dude barely played defense in high school and not one service even rated him as a Linebacker. On top of that we already have 3 studs at LB coming in this year who I like a lot more then Vic at LB (who has barely played that position for the last 3-4 years). Even if he came here as a LB, I highly doubt he would be a starter 2 years from now. Possibly not even on the 2 deep since we have a lot of young talent and he really doesn't have much experience.