|07/16/2012 - 10:34pm||Trust me, I've ignored plenty||
Trust me, I've ignored plenty of "critics," but if someone is misquoting me, I have to say something. I don't tell recruits to come to Michigan. There are tons of fans who do that, one more message from me isn't gonna do anything for them.
|07/16/2012 - 10:33pm||The assumption you're making||
The assumption you're making is that people don't appreciate sites like Tremendous. That assumption is clearly wrong considering the type of success he's had so quickly. His reply was regarding your comment, "You're assuming that what you guys do is a good thing." You being on this board is clearly proof that what he does do is indeed a good thing. People are obsessed with recruiting and the fact that there are some sites who share the information for free is a gift to fans.
Tremendous is a special site because they don't get info from the pay sites or anything like that, they actually do the work, which is damn impressive considering it's only a couple of them and how many recruits they've talked to. The "old-school" way of contacting a recruit via his parents or his coach is just like you said, old-school. The world moves on and if recruits live on Twitter and Facebook the way they do today, then there is nothing wrong with trying to get an interview or a top-5 list from them. It only becomes crossing the line when someone pushes him to attend a certain school, which he has never done.
The world is changing, and so is recruiting. If you were a parent of a top recruit and didn't want 50 sites after him for an interview, you can do what 2014 WR Derek Kief's parents did, and create a Twitter account and website strictly for his recruitment. Reporters and journalists are being referred to the site and Twitter account for questions about his recruitment so he doesn't get nagged. Twitter and Facebook have changed recruiting so people are starting to change their tactics. It's better to embrace technology and change as opposed to being stuck in the past. Yes, they are kids, but they are also treated like celebrities. That comes with the territory.
|07/16/2012 - 8:50pm||Seriously?||
Can't you guys just take the information and be happy about it?
First of all, I never said anything to Ty Isaac regarding playing behind Michigan's o-line. That is ridiculous. I may have retweeted another recruit but I would never say that to him considering that could be a violation.
Second of all, I contacted a current commit today who told me who the 2 recruits who are supposedly comitting soon are. I gave you guys a hint on Twitter by saying it's probably our best-case scenario but that's all I could say because the commit specifically told me not to say anything. Why would I break his trust? So he never tells me anything again? That wouldn't be very smart now, would it? Why would I break two kids' commitments before they want everyone to know? I'm not a journalist or a reporter, have never claimed to me, so it's not my job to "break" commitments. I have no gain in that.
And about Tremendous saying "good luck" to a recruit...you guys must be joking. That's a bad thing now? Some of you need a reality check.
For those who had my back -- thank you. At least some people can appreciate free information.
|04/10/2012 - 10:08am||Don't forget about||
Don't forget about Levenberry, who's visiting this weekend.
|04/09/2012 - 11:08pm||Haha I messaged Walker, but||
Haha I messaged Walker, but thanks. And I always cite.
|04/09/2012 - 11:00pm||Haha MARRIED. Typo.||
Haha MARRIED. Typo.
|04/09/2012 - 10:41pm||Why hello there!
Why hello there!
First, I'd like to say thanks to all those people who backed my credibility, that is much appreciated. Second, I don't appreciate being called a creeper for doing what anyone in my position does :)
Thanks guys! If you have questions, feel free to ask me...
And no, I don't have a crush on Shane Morris, I am a worried woman... ;)