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Are they? Drake said that he and tommy never really talked about playing together
OLB, RB, KR. 6-2/200 4.4
He's a 2013 recruit. I posted in the 2013 thread about this.
SDSU, Nebraska, MSU offers per Rivals
Doles dropping would not be good. Any run on good midwest OL this early would not be good, I'm assuming the depth that UM has from the last couple classes would keep us near the top for most of them.
MSU hasn't offered Doles.
Seriously...the panic over Doles going to UM is already setting in, when MSU has not even offered.
I'm not panicking in any way. I am saying I hope the talented OL don't all commit a full year prior to signing day. I don't buy that MSU isn't interested in Doles, I think they want to see more from him prior to offering.
That's possible but they're friends and on the same team. If he committed to UM they would at least have a guy on the inside working on Harris.
Or, if our coaches offer we'd have someone on the inside here working on him.
A great way to help with the recruitment of Drake Harris would be to bring in an absolute stud QB and a stud OL or two. If Harris can see that there is a good chance the offense can get the ball to him that would sure help. It would sure be nice to have a more up tempo offense. An offense that is capable of scoring 35 points per game. Seems like MSU is adding speed through recruiting, we need to keep doing that in my opinion. Get a 5 star QB that everyone wants to play with and that will help this class and future classes.
Didn't see a thread about this kid. Slayton was included in a write-up about outstanding performers at the Core 6 Winter Showcase, and said MSU is showing the most interest.
I like 6'5 DEs
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
This kid was another listed. He lists MSU in his early top 4 with UM, OSU, and Wisconsin.
Damion Terry should be high profile enough of a QB recruit
And I like building in-roads into Crete.
I really like what I hear about Damion Terry I sure hope he is. I was referring to someone like Max Browne, getting one of the highest or the highest rated QB. From everything I read Terry sounds great and that he may really energize the offense when he gets a chance to play.
I mean yeah, I would think so but landing Caleb Henderson won't hurt either. Sam Webb interviewed Drake recently and was as usual guilty of leading your honor. Drilled him on how sick he thinks Jesus Morris is and asked if other teams QB situations would have an effect. It's amazing how good people think a dude with poop stats and zero SR film is going to be.
This post was edited by Skip1856 15 months ago
Ah yeah, fill the class with studs! Brilliant!
Why would anyone upvote this asshole comment. Dude makes a decent point.
My point is its not as easy as just saying it. I'm sure we'd like a five star qb every year. There only one or two that come out each year though. Hell there aren't many schools that get a five star at any position each year. Then we need to go get some linemen, as if that hasn't been a priority before. Just look back at all of the discussion of the olinemen we missed on. Those things are always the plan, they're just not easy to do. Now if we want to prioritize a position I'd agree with a qb. As we saw with the 2 in state schools this year the qbs seemed to be the guys leading the charge with recruiting and building relationships within the class. Weve got a few on the radar now that seem awesome. They arent five stars but id take them. But to just say lets go get a five star at this spot is not reasonable.
WR is the one position where MSU really does not take a backseat to anyone. If Drake wants to go to OSU, he will not be a featured player, and the spread offense they play there will go through a Tebow-type or Braxton-type guy who's passing ability will be second to his running ability. That's not a knock - as Urban has made that formula work. But I really don't see how a guy like Drake Harris would think that's a good fit for his pro-style game.
For career aspirations after college, being a featured WR at MSU makes all kinds of sense. If he just wants to play for Urban, not much we can do about it. Bama is bound get interest, but Drake would need to get used to playing with the other 5-star WRs on that team. UM offers nothing better than MSU in the passing game.
Agreed on all points, these were my thought directly when reading the detailed article in the Detroit News this morning summarizing the last couple weeks in the Drake Harris Recruitment. I think all 3 QB's we are going after heavy are great candidates with high ceilings, and it would help the recruitment and building momentum of the 2014 class to get the QB for the 2014 class under verbal. I think that is really the importance about getting a quality QB signed. Seeing the class we are developing will only help the Drake Harris recruitment. But I think it will be because we want to have a strong recruiting class during a deep talent year in the Midwest, not just because we want Drake Harris to play for us so badly, which is definitely also true.
IMO, a talented football player that is going to make it to the NFL will make it there regardless of which college he goes to. Case in point is the OL from CMU expected to be a 1st round draft pick; plus the roughly 50% of NFL draft picks that are not from the D1 schools. Although it may be hard for an 18 year old kid to understand this, getting to the NFL should not impact where they decide to play college ball at. Their decision should be focused solely on what program and coach they feel comfortable with and feel with be a great home for the next three to five years.
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