August 24th, 2013 at 11:41 AM ^

"Several times, Hand has taken a personal vacation from the recruiting game, sending texts to all the college coaches — there are strict limits on how many texts the coaches can send recruits, but no limits the other way around — that he was going to be laying low for awhile. When one coach violated his embargo, he nearly struck the school from the list on the spot."

He's talked about these breaks before in interviews, where he basically just wants to be the 17 year-old that he is and to enjoy the time before he makes this decision. I really don't think anyone can begrudge him that, and I like how it seems he rather insists on being respected as a person as well as a player. 

That was a pretty good read, OP. Thanks for sharing this. 


Jaqen H'ghar

August 24th, 2013 at 12:34 PM ^

“After four years of sales pitches, I think that stage is over,” Harris says. “The last sales pitch they have is just this [football] season coming up.”

I think this quote is very telling. The only way that Michigan keeps recuiting at the pace we are is by starting to show progress on the field. This will be a big year with a lot of big time visitors and if we can win the big games the flood gates will open up even more for recruits.