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There's a new term for that - it's call being "Urbanated"; not quite the same as being urinated on but very similar end result.
Pittman, Trout and others will get Urbanated.
This hasn't been substantiated yet but my brother mentioned Alan Truie said he thought Jamarco Jones could surprise and go to State. I'll try and find it.
Pay walled update from last week. Anyone with a Scout account can track it down.
Allen Trieu on HUGE, talks about Jamarco around the 5:56 mark.
" i know they're up there, he's had a lot of good visits and he's really close to those guys down there, but I wouldn't necessarily call Ohio State his number one. I really think Michigan State has a very strong there. They've done really well in IL to get a couple of OL commits. Brian Allen and Chase Gianacakos train with him at Core6 and are really good friends with him. And then the 3rd commit from IL is Enoch Smith, a guy that Jamarco played against last year, so all 3 of them are working him pretty hard. MSU has a real good shot in that one. I think Michigan has a good shot because of academics and thats real important to his mom, but right now what I'm hearing is that its Michigan St and Ohio St that have separated themselves from the top 4."
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Braintrust 11 months ago
That would be a huge coup. That's a great comment; still going to be very hard to pull him away from Meyer, but it's nice to make a move on a very high level recruit.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Whenever someone brings up academics as a reason to like a school for an athlete, I laugh. With any revenue generating sport, you are there, number one, to be an athlete, stay eligible and out of trouble. You will probably not be able to be a biochemistry or chemical engineer major. As long as you apply yourself, you will receive a good education anywhere. A schools rankings on US News and world report will have very little effect on an athlete's overall education.
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Seemed like a heavy OSU lean, but obviously that may not be the case.
My opinion on Jones is that he would be a great guard prospect, but I don't see him as a future LT prospect. Great, powerful leverage, pretty good at pulling and trapping, gets into defenders body while run blocking. But I don't think he has the lateral quickness, nimble feet, or length to play LT. Also probably needs to work on hand placement as he won't simply be able to pancake college kids (technique stuff is almost always going to be raw for high school linemen though). Could play some RT at the college level, but I think his optimal position is LG, both in terms of highest floor and highest ceiling. Looks like he could be really good at rooting out DTs and be an All-B1G type player.
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I don't necessarily agree with your first point. I do think it's extremely difficult as a football player, but not impossible. Many non-football athletes, particularly non-revenue sport athletes, major in difficult majors. Some football players do as well, though obviously they are major exceptions.
I also think many of these football recruits have sincere intentions when it comes to academics. The fact of the matter is, they are putting in an extraordinary amount of time into football, more than many of them could ever imagine coming from high school football. Even for the very intelligent ones, a full curriculum on top of football can be a lot to ask. I do agree on the second to last line though: you can get a good education anywhere if you apply yourself. Same can be said for non-athletes.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by BeerBaron 11 months ago
Michigan may be Ohio State more.
Care to summarize for those of us who aren't VIPs? Any quotes that stand out?
Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
Jamarco Jones: OSU still the team to beat (by a heavy margin), UM still a player, MSU still a (possibly lesser) player, ND is 4th.
This post was edited by Final Countdown 11 months ago
I didn't get the feeling reading it MSU was third behind um at all. ND is clearly 4th on the list but it still sounds like a battle for 2nd place. Four visits in the month of June is a pretty packed schedule. It'll surprise me if he gets to all 4.
I get the feeling Jones is a runaway favorite for OSU, and we need to stop hoping for a different result. The James recruitment also causes concern. I also had hoped to be in the running for Morgan. But he's gone.
Chris James? I think we're in pretty good shape there. We've heard all along that he was high on Wisky and when he got the offer we got a quote two days later saying we still lead even after their offer. I kind of thought that was a best case scenario.
We will still get James, we will be in it till the end with Jones, and Morgan will always be a longshot.
"We're in pretty good shape there" have been the famous last words for every major recruiting loss this year.
I think Burkland's retirement could be huge for our recruitment of Jones.
Perhaps not. The Ohio State is also scrambling for OTs and will likely also go the JUCO route (they also lead for Mavety).
From RCR last week:
**Wisconsin offered Niles (Ill.) Notre Dame Class of 2014 running back Chris James on Monday. The Badgers promptly joined B1G foes Michigan State and Iowa in his top three.
"MSU still leads as my favorite," James said. "Even after Wisconsin offered me."
Yeah, I completely disagree with this assessment, although I'm a big fan of your work, Mr. Countdown.
I think it basically reiterated the same message we've been hearing; OSU leads for Jones and MSU has snuck into a decent 2nd place. The addition in this article is that UM is now tied with MSU.
Honestly, though, no quotes were provided so I don't put much weight in the article at all. When no quotes are provided, I'm on 'high alert' for claims that a team has made movements. When that happens, it seems to me like a writer is looking for clicks/views. But maybe that's just me.
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Very well. The article made this statement only by implication and that's why I used the phrase "possibly lesser" to echo that implication. When it comes to choosing my words, I do so very carefulness.
But their lack of depth was a plus OSU had in the eyes of a recruit. They no longer have that advantage. Not saying we will get Jones, but our shitty depth will only improve our chances.
Anyone who paid attention to what happened with Arther Ray and what happens when Meyer sacks kids to make room for the next class, should have an easy time making the decision. Of course no one ever thinks they'll be the one Meyer boots to make room, until it happens. NO ONE would have said when he signed, that Se'Von Pittman would be healthy and bounced by Meyer in a year's time.
EXACTLY!! I've been saying this for a while now, every kid thinks they will play because they are all studs on their high school teams. Rightfully so with all of them, but only a handful of kids get the majority of the actual snaps... take scUM's last OL class for instance, more than half of those kids are gonna be watching games/playing special teams for most of their career (if they don't transfer first). Depth is great, but if kids want to maximize their potential at the earliest point of their careers they would pay attention to depth charts, injuries, etc......
whatever happened to Pittman anyway? Transfer? If so, where?
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