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at least we have ONE very good Harris at WR coming....he looks GOOD too. I've read and heard this kid could be a sleeper in this class. He' built like Kings and has serious quicks.
Hopefully he's not used as sparingly as Kings.
Although Trey Kilgore might be very underrated too. I think his junior year he played mostly QB because he was the team's best athlete, and his senior year he broke his foot I believe.
That looks like it might be taken at the Broad Museum?
Hopefully we aren't boring the '14 recruits with some lame art and instead have them off getting our version of the Lane Kiffen special?
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Have you been there?
I think it's cool to show the commits that Alumni donations are coming into the university to fund stuff like that. And it's a really quick tour.
And I'd bet that a lot of them would really like the 3D thing in the basement.
I agree...it's a really cool place and I'm sure our coaches know how to make it fun without boring them.
I am confident that 15-16 year olds would rather be doing something else on campus.
I'm sure that they are doing plenty of other things. I don't think a quick stop at a new multi million dollar facility is any harm. They'll get their share of football facilities, parties, etc.
Of course the kicker is the only one wearing his varsity jacket.
I'm sure they apprciate the chance to update their twitter and Facebooks without missing anything. Look, my age starts with a 3, I'd probably enjoy a good tour. But 16 year old Rocket would want to see Football stuff and females. Not art. This isn't a band recruting trip, it's football.
Ha I was thinking the same thing! Didn't realize that was a kicker.
Salmon is a big dude
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
So a 16 year old Rocket wouldnt want to be at the hoops game that they're at?
I'd imagine a lot of these kids have their parents up there with them. Part of the thinking here is probably also to instill in the parents that MSU is a good academic institution...and showing off a world-class art museum helps in that regard.
Of course! Sports, girls.. What's not for 16 year old Rocket not to love!
I'm glad so many of you are so quick to belittle the idea of taking recruits to the Broad Museum. As a high school teacher, I can tell you that high school athletes are a little more complicated than you're making them out to be. For example, at my high school we had an RB/DB this year that was a top-5 national recruit this year (I don't want to give his exact ranking). He wrote an essay for me his sophomore year about his doubts about going into athletics because he felt so restricted in so many ways. He wanted to have a broader experience than he was being allowed (in his mind) as an athlete. You think a kid like that wouldn't appreciate being taken to a museum and being treated like someone with a mind? (Note: he signed with Florida) I could give other examples of athletes who are not the meatmen you pretend they ALL are. Don't get me wrong. A lot of athletes are dopes, but not all are.
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It's pretty much just me, and one example doesn't make me wrong.
Well, since we got a commit off the weekend, apparently it wasn't too off-putting.
P.S.: I could give you other examples from personal experience. For example, I knew Tim Cunningham a little. He was a guy who played under Perles and was also a sax player. He ended up playing sax around Chicago. I doubt a jazz sax player would be too put-out being "forced" to go to a museum.
Here's another example: at my last high school, we had a good (but not great) point guard. I haven't followed his college career, but he got a scholarship to play at a Division I. I'd bet he was solid, but not NBA-caliber. At any rate, I assigned Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe to his class. A lot of the kids beyotched and moaned, but he liked it so much that he read another Achebe novel on his own: Anthills of the Savannah. Achebe is a Nobel-prize winning author. Well-regarded.
My point: all jocks aren't total idiots (but some fit that particular bill depressingly well). This is a university. What does it say about the health of the student-athlete ideal when alums are terrified of losing recruits due to a side trip to the campus museum?
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I think it was a great move to tour the museum. It's one of the most impressive buildings on any campus and even if the players don't appreciate the art, I'd bet the architecture wowed all of them. I'm sure it left an impression on all of them. Every big time school has nice football facilities, you've seen one, you've seen them all though, this featured something that no other school can match. It also shows the kid that there's more to MSU for them than just football. That's exactly the type of stuff that recruit's parents want to see and hear about.
Yeah, 2017 isn't far away.
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He wont start until he's a RS Sr? well damn.
Preach it GM....because you are right. Cousins, Misch, Blair White, are a few examples and Chris Norman is going into the ministry so......you absolutely have a valid point. Not all are dolts obsessed with playing in a meat grinding league like the NFL.
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