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draftguru151
02-01-2012, 01:39 PM
His grandfather doesn't want him at UGA, would be shocked if he flips though.

sbh15
02-01-2012, 01:47 PM
isn't this what happened with kouandijo last year? or was his flip different?

Complex
02-01-2012, 01:48 PM
isn't this what happened with kouandijo last year? or was his flip different?

Same thing and he flipped to Bama.

T-RICH49
02-01-2012, 01:54 PM
KU beat out UF and WVU for 3* LB Schyler Myles

JRTPlaya21
02-01-2012, 01:58 PM
Ronald Darby to FSU.

Notredameleo
02-01-2012, 02:00 PM
In all seriousness, how is FSU getting all of this talent?

sbh15
02-01-2012, 02:01 PM
KU beat out UF and WVU for 3* LB Schyler Myles

he was charlie weis' guy. wonder if he'll still be lb at ku. gators wanted him at fb

Complex
02-01-2012, 02:01 PM
Ronald Darby to FSU.

Jimbo Fisher better at least win the ACC with all the recruits he had over the last years,

draftguru151
02-01-2012, 02:01 PM
FSU has a top class every year.

gator3guy
02-01-2012, 02:02 PM
In all seriousness, how is FSU getting all of this talent?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
























;)

JRTPlaya21
02-01-2012, 02:03 PM
If FSU can't win with all this talent then something is tragically wrong.

T-RICH49
02-01-2012, 02:04 PM
he was charlie weis' guy. wonder if he'll still be lb at ku. gators wanted him at fb

we need a lot of help on defense so I think he at least starts out at LB

D-Unit
02-01-2012, 02:31 PM
How does USC have room? Or do scholarship restrictions mean nothing?
According to ESPN, USC has 17 commits. Alabama has 28. Miami 33! LOL. Boosters still going strong in South Beach!

draftguru151
02-01-2012, 02:38 PM
What does signing a lot of kids have to do with boosters?

D-Unit
02-01-2012, 02:39 PM
In all seriousness, how is FSU getting all of this talent?
Deep Tradition that is captivating.

D-Unit
02-01-2012, 02:43 PM
What does signing a lot of kids have to do with boosters?
Oh I dunno... but I think under the table fancy yacht rides, horny prostitute parties, pockets full of cash and an endless weed suppy provided by those boosters might have an influence or two. ^_^

draftguru151
02-01-2012, 02:45 PM
I am unimpressed by your trolling.

ccB
02-01-2012, 02:49 PM
You guys act like FSU doesn't have a top class year in year out, and just like previous years they will underachieve again, so suck it.


PS: you can all suck it again when Stefon Diggs stays home and goes to UMD next year.

Complex
02-01-2012, 02:51 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/2pp0mt2.jpg

critesy
02-01-2012, 03:08 PM
YAY, ricardo came back and avery hopped on board. saved our NSD after losing out on a bunch. i think on rivals auburns class is 8th for avg star rating.

JRTPlaya21
02-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Cyler Miles is sticking with UW. Next is Kyle Murphy.

asdf1223
02-01-2012, 03:34 PM
Cyler Miles sticks with Washington.

D-Unit
02-01-2012, 03:39 PM
I am unimpressed by your trolling.
I am unimpressed by that suggestion! You asked me the question. :)

Anyways...

Norm Chow is doing a great job with his first recruiting class! :D

bearsfan_51
02-01-2012, 03:42 PM
Norm Chow is illegally giving recruits pineapples and poi under the table.

Punisher
02-01-2012, 03:42 PM
Leonard Williams hasn't faxed his LOI to USC yet...

JRTPlaya21
02-01-2012, 03:43 PM
Murphy to Stanford.

sbh15
02-01-2012, 03:44 PM
Leonard Williams hasn't faxed his LOI to USC yet...

probably wants to give fsu another look since fowler is gone anyway. under normal circumstances he'd probably give them a big 'ol f.u. for wanting him as a backup plan, but his grandma is in a coma and i was under the impression he wanted to stay close to home

and holy ****, stanford is stacked on the o-line. wow

EDIT:

SB Nation Recruiting @SBNRecruiting
Huh? Bringing in 33, returning 58 = 80? RT “@caneswatch: Golden said UM will have only 80 or so scholarship players next season.”

can any miami fans confirm/deny these numbers? just wondering if 58 is off by a lot or not

Punisher
02-01-2012, 03:44 PM
OUCH Murphy to Stanford. This one stings

asdf1223
02-01-2012, 03:50 PM
Stanford's the new Wisconsin.

Complex
02-01-2012, 03:52 PM
Stanford is breaking bread.

Punisher
02-01-2012, 03:54 PM
Murphy to Stanford is such a confusing feeling. His high school coach literally just told me he was going to USC.

I got trolled hard.

draftguru151
02-01-2012, 04:01 PM
probably wants to give fsu another look since fowler is gone anyway. under normal circumstances he'd probably give them a big 'ol f.u. for wanting him as a backup plan, but his grandma is in a coma and i was under the impression he wanted to stay close to home

and holy ****, stanford is stacked on the o-line. wow

EDIT:

SB Nation Recruiting @SBNRecruiting
Huh? Bringing in 33, returning 58 = 80? RT @caneswatch: Golden said UM will have only 80 or so scholarship players next season.

can any miami fans confirm/deny these numbers? just wondering if 58 is off by a lot or not

That 58 number is not including attrition, which will be about 10 or so guys. That plus a few of the 33 not getting in, equals 80 (82 is a number Al threw around before).

critesy
02-01-2012, 04:05 PM
auburn and florida offered this year signee's 4 year schollys. only way revoked is if they violate the terms of it or something of thee other.

https://twitter.com/#!/JHokanson/status/164829252095709184

Punisher
02-01-2012, 04:18 PM
Leonard William's LOI is in at USC.

Azziz Shittu set to announce for Stanford. ugh

bearsfan_51
02-01-2012, 04:26 PM
That 58 number is not including attrition, which will be about 10 or so guys. That plus a few of the 33 not getting in, equals 80 (82 is a number Al threw around before).
How in the world can you lose 20% of your team in one year due to "attrition"?

P-L
02-01-2012, 04:27 PM
auburn and florida offered this year signee's 4 year schollys. only way revoked is if they violate the terms of it or something of thee other.

https://twitter.com/#!/JHokanson/status/164829252095709184 (https://twitter.com/#%21/JHokanson/status/164829252095709184)
What are you hearing about Alex Kozan?

draftguru151
02-01-2012, 04:32 PM
How in the world can you lose 20% of your team in one year due to "attrition"?

Guys not buying what Golden was selling.

JRTPlaya21
02-01-2012, 04:34 PM
Stanford cleaned house today. Shittu makes it 3 five stars.

niel89
02-01-2012, 04:34 PM
Aziz Shittu Commits To Stanford

http://bayarea.sbnation.com/california-golden-bears/2012/2/1/2764803/aziz-shittu-stanford-football-national-signing-day-2012

:D

Miaoww
02-01-2012, 04:42 PM
Guys not buying what Golden was selling.

Don't we have the biggest underclassman exodus in college football?

Notredameleo
02-01-2012, 04:46 PM
Apparently OSU stopped pursing Neal? hopefully thats good news for ND.

JRTPlaya21
02-01-2012, 04:47 PM
OSU won't be taking Neal in this class after all. Makes me wonder does that means they are gonna get Diggs instead.

hawkeye123
02-01-2012, 04:51 PM
Aziz Shittu Commits To Stanford

http://bayarea.sbnation.com/california-golden-bears/2012/2/1/2764803/aziz-shittu-stanford-football-national-signing-day-2012

:D

Murphy to Stanford.

I have wood

BuckeyeDan17
02-01-2012, 04:52 PM
OSU won't be taking Neal in this class after all. Makes me wonder does that means they are gonna get Diggs instead.

There's only one spot left for our class. According to Urban Meyer.

D-Unit
02-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Norm Chow is illegally giving recruits pineapples and poi under the table.
Yeah and the hula girls under the table don't count. ^_^

keylime_5
02-01-2012, 04:59 PM
Yeah, the facts right now are Da'Vonte Neal tried to commit to Ohio State today but they didn't take him. Urban Meyer said in his press conference today that they are at 81 scholarships and have room to sign one more. The only other recruit we are targeting that hasn't signed with anyone yet is Stefon Diggs. Hmmmmm........

draftguru151
02-01-2012, 05:01 PM
Guess you guys are gonna have that scholarship for next year then.

sbh15
02-01-2012, 05:02 PM
this just reeks of urban meyer. "stefon, we denied devonte because you're the only one we want! i would rather sign only you than our other 25 commits. i promise!"

bearsfan_51
02-01-2012, 05:16 PM
this just reeks of urban meyer. "stefon, we denied devonte because you're the only one we want! i would rather sign only you than our other 25 commits. i promise!"
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/830439/Tressel_y_u_mad.jpg

or...if you will....

http://aeryssports.com/the-poisonous-nuthouse/files/2011/11/UMadBroMeyer.jpg

sbh15
02-01-2012, 05:19 PM
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/multimedia/dynamic/01171/muschamp-yell_001_1171826e.jpg

keylime_5
02-01-2012, 05:31 PM
more like he had a dream and God said to pull Neal's offer b/c they only wanted Diggs. I've definitely been on the other side of this one.


....of course Farrell could be wrong and this could all just be BS and Ohio State is waiting on Neal and Diggs and would take either/both.

keylime_5
02-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Guess you guys are gonna have that scholarship for next year then.

I don't think Meyer would say no to Neal (after saying they would wait for him to sign) and if they did then it must mean that Diggs is in. There were a couple of very reliable insiders from other sites that said Diggs was a done deal or a lock or whatever last night, so i t would make sense either way.

sbh15
02-01-2012, 05:42 PM
this is why you always need a chick-fil-a on campus

http://www.tigernet.com/view/recruiting_update.do?id=4557

"Auburn signee Cassanova McKinzy says the lack of a ChickfilA on campus played a factor in picking the Tigers over Clemson."

niel89
02-01-2012, 05:45 PM
this is why you always need a chick-fil-a on campus

http://www.tigernet.com/view/recruiting_update.do?id=4557

"Auburn signee Cassanova McKinzy says the lack of a ChickfilA on campus played a factor in picking the Tigers over Clemson."

All things being equal, I want that chicken.

draftguru151
02-01-2012, 05:47 PM
Clearly the right choice. I couldn't imagine what I'd do if there wasn't a Chick-fil-a on campus while I was in school.

Complex
02-01-2012, 05:49 PM
this just reeks of urban meyer. "stefon, we denied devonte because you're the only one we want! i would rather sign only you than our other 25 commits. i promise!"

You forgot about dreaming about it or God told me it was the right thing to do.

NVM Keylime knows

critesy
02-01-2012, 06:00 PM
What are you hearing about Alex Kozan?

i think in the end, he will be at Iowa but auburn is tryin hard.

critesy
02-01-2012, 06:01 PM
honestly, anyone who has a chance with diggs left a spot open for him.

Punisher
02-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Heard Diggs was planning to visit USC soon?

Any truth to the rumor?

bearsfan_51
02-01-2012, 06:13 PM
honestly, anyone who has a chance with diggs left a spot open for him.
Minnesota left a spot open. Sorry boys, open and shut case. Welcome aboard Stefon (or whatever your name is)

critesy
02-01-2012, 06:21 PM
Heard Diggs was planning to visit USC soon?

Any truth to the rumor?

thought he was takin a visit to maryland last week. who knows though with this kid.

critesy
02-01-2012, 06:22 PM
this is why you always need a chick-fil-a on campus

http://www.tigernet.com/view/recruiting_update.do?id=4557

"Auburn signee Cassanova McKinzy says the lack of a ChickfilA on campus played a factor in picking the Tigers over Clemson."

hahaha i never heard him say that before, thats hilarious.. and good, i guess?

P-L
02-01-2012, 06:31 PM
i think in the end, he will be at Iowa but auburn is tryin hard.
I've heard three different reports. First, he had eliminated Iowa and was down to Auburn and Michigan. Then he was deciding to recommit to Iowa or flip to Michigan. Most recently, I've heard that he's choosing between Iowa and Auburn. The Michigan insiders haven't really said much about the situation, so I'm thinking he's not going to end up here.

Giantsfan1080
02-01-2012, 06:32 PM
A P-L sighting!!!!

ccB
02-01-2012, 06:39 PM
thought he was takin a visit to maryland last week. who knows though with this kid.

His last visit is supposed to be at UMD, he'll be attending the Basketball game vs UNC with Danny O'Brien.

Punisher
02-01-2012, 06:41 PM
Ultimately I feel Diggs is a Buckeye. Urban left room for this kid for a reason, and CUM is THE ultimate closer in the nation.

Not to mention the Percy Harvin pitch :P

P-L
02-01-2012, 07:04 PM
Ultimately I feel Diggs is a Buckeye. Urban left room for this kid for a reason, and CUM is THE ultimate closer in the nation.

Not to mention the Percy Harvin pitch :P
I think the Buckeyes get Diggs too, but the "Neal tried to commit and was turned down" garbage that Farrell tweeted has already been debunked.

critesy
02-01-2012, 07:18 PM
I've heard three different reports. First, he had eliminated Iowa and was down to Auburn and Michigan. Then he was deciding to recommit to Iowa or flip to Michigan. Most recently, I've heard that he's choosing between Iowa and Auburn. The Michigan insiders haven't really said much about the situation, so I'm thinking he's not going to end up here.

not hearing much either. who knows, michigan and auburn are both waiting to see what diamond does maybe? we each get on or the other haha.

sbh15
02-01-2012, 07:23 PM
Ultimately I feel Diggs is a Buckeye. Urban left room for this kid for a reason, and CUM is THE ultimate closer in the nation.

Not to mention the Percy Harvin pitch :P

dude he had >24 hours to make the pitch on his ov. if he was feeling osu this hard you would have heard about it by now, ala tracy howard to miami

keylime_5
02-01-2012, 07:44 PM
I think the Buckeyes get Diggs too, but the "Neal tried to commit and was turned down" garbage that Farrell tweeted has already been debunked.

Yeah, it didn't make sense. Farrell is always wrong. Meyer told Neal they would hold a spot for him, and kids as good as him you don't say no to regardless.

MassNole
02-01-2012, 07:53 PM
I want Rick Trickett to retire so FSU can go get Stanford's OL coach......

holt_bruce81
02-01-2012, 08:12 PM
DGB is listed as a 2-sport athlete. He's a 3-star in basketball, wonder what the chances are he actually sees the court for Coach Haith.

Loving Missouri's Receivers right now. Anyone know anything about Darius White? He's transferring to Mizzou from Texas. Was a 4-star recruit.

keylime_5
02-01-2012, 08:20 PM
Actually I'm hearing now that what Farrell said about Neal is probably true. OSU is saving that spot for Diggs and thinks they get him. I'm still confused as to how they would say no to a talent like Neal.

mriforgot
02-01-2012, 09:19 PM
DGB is listed as a 2-sport athlete. He's a 3-star in basketball, wonder what the chances are he actually sees the court for Coach Haith.

Loving Missouri's Receivers right now. Anyone know anything about Darius White? He's transferring to Mizzou from Texas. Was a 4-star recruit.

Only really see it happening if DGB ends up not living up to his high rating in football. Guys who dual sport at the college level are rarely the caliber athlete DGB is.

BigJohn98
02-01-2012, 09:45 PM
In all seriousness, how is FSU getting all of this talent?

Because we are FSU, and we have a staff full of great recruiters.

keylime_5
02-01-2012, 10:12 PM
yeah, great recruiting coaching staff + successful/presitgious football program + top florida and georgia talent in your backyard = amazing recruiting classes on a yearly basis

bearsfan_51
02-01-2012, 10:21 PM
Because we are FSU, and we have a staff full of great recruiters.
And you still won't win the ACC.

BigJohn98
02-01-2012, 10:34 PM
And you still won't win the ACC.

That's good to know. Thanks.

dansaint
02-01-2012, 10:44 PM
Illinois' final recruiting class. I look more at the other schools offering than I do stars. Stars don't always lie...but I think school offers tell a larger story (not just Illinois but other schools as well)

1. Dami Ayoola / 3 star RB / Auburn, BC, Cinci, Iowa, Kentucky, Minny, Notre Dame, Rutgers, West Virgina, Wisconsin
2. T.J. Neal / 3 star LB / Auburn, Florida, Nebraska, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tennessee, Texas Tech, USC, West Virginia
3. Joseph Spencer / 3 star OL / Cinci, NC State, South Florida
4. Vontrell Williams / 3 star DT / Indiana, Kansas, Michigan State
5. Robbie Bain / 3 star OL / Illinois only BCS offer, many MAC offers
6. Devin Church / 3 star RB / Boston College and MAC offers
7. TaJarvis Fuller / 3 star LB / Iowa State, Maryland, UCONN, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Minny, UCLA, Wisconsin
8. Teko Powell / 3 star DT / Florida, Florida State, Louisville, South Florida, West Virgina, Wisconsin, Washington State, Rutgers
9. Taylor Barton / 3 star S / Syracuse
10. Jevaris Little / 3 star CB / Indiana, Kansas
11. Mason Monheim / 3 star LB / All MAC offers
12. Mike Svetina / 3 star LB / Syracuse and MAC offers
13. Lakeith Walls / 3 star ATH / Cinci, Duke, Iowa, Louisville, NC State, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Syracuse
14. B.J. Bello / 2 star S / MAC offers
15. Justin Hardee / 2 star ATH / MAC offers
16. J.J. Robertson / 2 star WR / MAC offer
17. Ryan Frain / 2 star K / Georgia Tech
18. Daniel Rhodes (Believe he was a greyshirt from last year)
19. V'angelo Bentley / 3 star DB/ Iowa, Pitt, Kansas

keylime_5
02-01-2012, 11:10 PM
V'angelo Bentley is a total sleeper. He was close to getting an Ohio State offer before Meyer was hired and we only went after (and got) national top 100 type recruits.

T-RICH49
02-01-2012, 11:18 PM
rumors are KU's got a committ from Tevin Shaw

Sloopy
02-01-2012, 11:31 PM
Feb 10th can't come fast enough. Really hoping Diggs ends up a Buckeye but it's really hard to get a read on the kid.

SickwithIt1010
02-01-2012, 11:44 PM
rumors are KU's got a committ from Tevin Shaw

They also got a commit from San Francisco Community College's Quarterback Turner Baty. Pretty good QB. Its still early and hes going back for a 2nd year there so he may switch but I figured I'd share that.

T-RICH49
02-02-2012, 12:02 AM
They also got a commit from San Francisco Community College's Quarterback Turner Baty. Pretty good QB. Its still early and hes going back for a 2nd year there so he may switch but I figured I'd share that.

Baty already signed a LOI today so he's locked in

SickwithIt1010
02-02-2012, 12:06 AM
Baty already signed a LOI today so he's locked in

Alright, well he already signed a LOI so hes locked in. He is going back to SFCC for his Sophomore season though right? Or is he going to KU right now?

T-RICH49
02-02-2012, 12:16 AM
He's coming to KU now.he's gonna backup Crist more then likely

SickwithIt1010
02-02-2012, 12:18 AM
He's coming to KU now.he's gonna backup Crist more then likely

Yeah as soon as I posted that I googled it and saw hes just going back to SFCC in the spring. Just got it mixed up, Ive talked to him a lot. Hes in my online dynasty in NCAA haha. I beat his ass, though :).

MassNole
02-02-2012, 06:22 AM
yeah, great recruiting coaching staff + successful/presitgious football program + top florida and georgia talent in your backyard = amazing recruiting classes on a yearly basis
None of our Top 5 recruits are from Florida or Georgia between Edwards (TX), Goldman (DC), Winston (AL), Casher (AL), and Darby (MD). Florida talent was really, really down this year so Eddie Gran and James Coley focused on 2013 kids.

Although it insane to think we pulled the 2 fastest recruits in the country in Marvin Bracy (there is absolutely no debating this one) and Ronald Darby.

MassNole
02-02-2012, 06:42 AM
Know why Rivals is pathetic?

Despite going on ESPN and letting everyone know he was all Nole and just wanted to send in his LOI at home, Jameis Winston was removed from their commitment list. Not even listed as committed but not signed, but just removed.

draftguru151
02-02-2012, 07:51 AM
JHC signed his LOI to UGA finally.

Still can't believe FSU only signed 6 kids from Florida, even with such a small class. Florida was still stacked this year, OOS schools certainly seemed to like the talent, and Miami and UF both had top 10 classes built on Florida kids.

iowatreat54
02-02-2012, 09:30 AM
rumors are KU's got a committ from Tevin Shaw

Nice, he's going to be awesome. Was hoping he'd end up at Rutgers, but glad he ended up going to a BCS program. Is he going to play RB at KU do you know?

keylime_5
02-02-2012, 10:18 AM
None of our Top 5 recruits are from Florida or Georgia between Edwards (TX), Goldman (DC), Winston (AL), Casher (AL), and Darby (MD). Florida talent was really, really down this year so Eddie Gran and James Coley focused on 2013 kids.

Although it insane to think we pulled the 2 fastest recruits in the country in Marvin Bracy (there is absolutely no debating this one) and Ronald Darby.

yes, but your roster is full of florida and georgia kids for certain, and those are the talent hotbeds close to tallahassee.

MassNole
02-02-2012, 10:43 AM
JHC signed his LOI to UGA finally.

Still can't believe FSU only signed 6 kids from Florida, even with such a small class. Florida was still stacked this year, OOS schools certainly seemed to like the talent, and Miami and UF both had top 10 classes built on Florida kids.
And only 4 of those kids will be in for Fall as K Roberto Aguayo is taking a grayshirt and DT Dalvon Stuckey will be at a prep or Juco. However, Florida was in no way loaded this year, especially compared to 2011 or 2013.

Punisher
02-02-2012, 12:04 PM
So how would everyone rate their teams class?

USC- B+

Biggest signing- WR Nelson Agholor

Biggest Miss- OT Kyle Murphy/ DT Azziz Shittu

Sleeper- ATH Devian Shelton

bearsfan_51
02-02-2012, 12:16 PM
I'd probably give Minnesota a C+. Jerry Kill has made it perfectly clear that he doesn't care at all about recruiting rankings, so there is room for growth here if he hits on some of his sleepers.

Biggest signing- WR Andre McDonald

Biggest Miss- TE Will Johnson (losing a Minnesota kid to West Virginia is weird)

Sleeper- RB Rodrick Williams- pretty much all of our guys are sleepers, but I think Rodrick has some Marion Barber potential. Iowa and Utah were both after him pretty hard in the end. Could play from day 1.

kJBmD5TJxyw

Giantsfan1080
02-02-2012, 12:20 PM
Have to give Rutgers an A considering everything that just happened the last week. We landed our best class ever, best recruit ever, and a consensus top 25 class all while losing our head coach a few days before Signing Day. Great work all around.

CashmoneyDrew
02-02-2012, 12:27 PM
For Tennessee I'd say a solid B.

Best Signing: WR Cordarrelle Patterson

Biggest Miss: LB Otha Peters

Sleeper: CB Daniel Gray

MassNole
02-02-2012, 12:50 PM
Florida State
QB - A (B- if J-boo goes the MLB route)
RB - B+ (needed 2)
WR - A- (Can't coach speed like Bracy has)
TE - B+
OL - B- (2 Jucos, no HS kids. Watson could be a beast though)
DL - A+++++++ (#1 DE and #1 DT or #1 and #2 DTs)
LB - A-
DB - B+
K/P - A

Overall - A

JoeJoeBrown
02-02-2012, 12:51 PM
So how would everyone rate their teams class?

USC- B+

Biggest signing- WR Nelson Agholor

Biggest Miss- OT Kyle Murphy/ DT Azziz Shittu

Sleeper- ATH Devian Shelton

B+? Dude, that's a solid A. You guys got a lot of high quality players with few numbers.

I give OSU an A. Lots of quality players, with several that have the potential to start right away.

keylime_5
02-02-2012, 12:55 PM
OSU definitely an A...especially considering where we were literally days before we hired Urban Meyer.

Biggest needs: OT, LB, and DE. We filled those about as magnificently as we could have hoped - all in the last two months of the recruiting year. If we get Diggs then that fills our need for a big time playmaking WR as well. #3 class in the country behind Bama and Texas. Lots of speed and big time athleticism in this class, most especially in the defensive front seven.

Punisher
02-02-2012, 01:01 PM
B+? Dude, that's a solid A. You guys got a lot of high quality players with few numbers.

I give OSU an A. Lots of quality players, with several that have the potential to start right away.

Without a running back and DT in this class I can't give it an A. Don't get me wrong though, I am more than excited about this years class of Trojans. :)

JoeJoeBrown
02-02-2012, 01:10 PM
This is a great piece on Meyer's recruiting for OSU.

Meyer (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/stewart_mandel/02/02/urban.meyer/index.html)

With Meyer's winning style on the field and off, combined with the giant machine of OSU football, I think the perfect storm is hitting the B1G.

I also love that Bielema and Dantonio are butthurt about kids flipping.

draftguru151
02-02-2012, 01:16 PM
Tracy Howard moved the class up to an A for me. Did a great job filling needs at QB, WR, DL and CB and completely locked down South Florida (and did great in Tampa too). Got four special players in Duke, Tracy, Ereck Flowers and Raphael Kirby. Only significant mistake was messing up with Amari Cooper. All this with the Shapiro **** going on. Can't imagine what Al would have done without that. O_O

JoeJoeBrown
02-02-2012, 01:36 PM
Tracy Howard moved the class up to an A for me. Did a great job filling needs at QB, WR, DL and CB and completely locked down South Florida (and did great in Tampa too). Got four special players in Duke, Tracy, Ereck Flowers and Raphael Kirby. Only significant mistake was messing up with Amari Cooper. All this with the Shapiro **** going on. Can't imagine what Al would have done without that. O_O

No impending sanctions + free abortions + infinite cocaine + infinite weed + infinite booze + yachts + hookers = Fifty signed four and five star players

draftguru151
02-02-2012, 01:38 PM
Hey the free abortions are ONLY if you get a hooker that we pay for pregnant. And hey our kids don't do coke, Shapiro wasn't even dumb enough to lie about that.

critesy
02-02-2012, 01:54 PM
Illinois' final recruiting class. I look more at the other schools offering than I do stars. Stars don't always lie...but I think school offers tell a larger story (not just Illinois but other schools as well)

1. Dami Ayoola / 3 star RB / Auburn, BC, Cinci, Iowa, Kentucky, Minny, Notre Dame, Rutgers, West Virgina, Wisconsin

this kid will be a nice bruiser for the big ten. dont know about the other kid with an auburn offer.

critesy
02-02-2012, 02:05 PM
for auburn i give a B

biggest get: Avery Young OT

biggest loss: Eddie Goldman DT

biggest sleeper: Javy Mitchell LB. 6-2 200 4.5 guy, very raw and has the body to get to 220-230. think UNC zach brown.

JoeJoeBrown
02-02-2012, 02:25 PM
Hey the free abortions are ONLY if you get a hooker that we pay for pregnant. And hey our kids don't do coke, Shapiro wasn't even dumb enough to lie about that.

LOL! :) I'm glad that you know I'm just kidding around.

ccB
02-02-2012, 02:25 PM
I'd give UMD a solid B maybe B+ for this recruiting class, which is actually way better than I'd expect after such a terrible season, thank you Mike Locksley!


Biggest signing- RB's Wes Brown and Albert Reid or OL Mike Madaras. Was very important for us to start locking down local talent, despite missing out on most the big dogs (Goldman, Darby etc) we still landed three local studs that should make an impact right away.

Biggest Miss- DT DJ Reader, with our move to 3-4, Reader would of been a great get, oh well.

Sleeper- LB Abner Logan, fairly under-recruited but the dudes going to be a beast!


This would all bump up to a A or A- if we got Stefon Diggs of course.

brat316
02-02-2012, 02:47 PM
Temple A++ built for SECZZZ(mac edition) speedzz.

critesy
02-02-2012, 03:34 PM
I'd give UMD a solid B maybe B+ for this recruiting class, which is actually way better than I'd expect after such a terrible season, thank you Mike Locksley!


Biggest signing- RB's Wes Brown and Albert Reid or OL Mike Madaras. Was very important for us to start locking down local talent, despite missing out on most the big dogs (Goldman, Darby etc) we still landed three local studs that should make an impact right away.

Biggest Miss- DT DJ Reader, with our move to 3-4, Reader would of been a great get, oh well.

Sleeper- LB Abner Logan, fairly under-recruited but the dudes going to be a beast!


This would all bump up to a A or A- if we got Stefon Diggs of course.

where did DJ end up going?

ccB
02-02-2012, 03:39 PM
where did DJ end up going?

He picked Clemson over UMD

bearsfan_51
02-02-2012, 04:34 PM
This is a great piece on Meyer's recruiting for OSU.

Meyer (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/stewart_mandel/02/02/urban.meyer/index.html)

With Meyer's winning style on the field and off, combined with the giant machine of OSU football, I think the perfect storm is hitting the B1G.

I also love that Bielema and Dantonio are butthurt about kids flipping.
This narrative is already worn.

"Oh wow, Meyer was able to convince a bunch of guys to jump ship from a pro-child rape school to attend what was already the biggest program in the Midwest! What a recruiting superstar!"

Other than pulling kids from Rape U., Meyer's other major accomplishment was convincing kids from the state of Ohio to drop Wisconsin and Michigan State to go to Ohio State. Is there any coach in the country other than cro-magnon Luke Fickell who couldn't do that? Those kids probably grew up in Ohio State pajamas and only in that bizarre period of infraction panic ever considered not attending there.

Meyer has proven the ability to convince top prospects to attend what are already top programs. That makes him an appealing head coach to any football program, but it hardly makes him a magician. If you can't recruit at Ohio State/Florida/Miami/Florida State/Texas/Oklahoma/Michigan/Notre Dame/Alabama/LSU/Georgia and USC, you just ******* suck.

keylime_5
02-02-2012, 05:24 PM
whatever, he pulled in 11 four and five star, national top 100 quality recruits that were wanted by everyone in a period of two months. It's hard to recruit a big time kid that everyone wants when they have built a relationship for a year with another school as opposed to two weeks with him. This doesn't even include DaVonte Neal who tried to sign but was refused, and Stefon Diggs who looks like a strong possibility to sign in the next 7 days.

Penn State's scandal helped quite a bit but it's still very impressive nonetheless. Urban exceeded his rather lofty expectations as a recruiter here with his first class for sure.

JRTPlaya21
02-02-2012, 05:34 PM
Winston will sign between 12:30 and 1 pm tomorrow.

iowatreat54
02-02-2012, 06:12 PM
So, just to show how incredibly accurate (and intelligent) recruiting services are, here are two scout pages:

http://iowa.scout.com/a.z?s=8&p=8&c=1&nid=5003617

http://iowa.scout.com/a.z?s=8&p=8&c=1&nid=6094094

The awesome part? It's for the same person. Anthony Gair Morgan is an Iowa commit for 2012. His paternal last name, which he has used through high school, is Morgan and under Anthony Morgan, scout rates him a 3* safety.

Anthony's maternal last name is Gair, which he will us in college, and as Anthony Gair scout rates him a 2* safety. I guess he shouldn't have changed his name...

bearsfan_51
02-02-2012, 06:16 PM
whatever, he pulled in 11 four and five star, national top 100 quality recruits that were wanted by everyone in a period of two months.
"top 100 quality" is that a sufficiently vague expression to include far more than 100 actual players? Ohio State has 5 players in the rivals top 100, 5 is not 11. But, even if you just wanted to say 11 four and five star players, that isn't really true either, unless you're cross-checking multiple recruiting sources to find a guy who has one four star ranking from one site.

But with all that said, if you're Ohio State, you should be pulling four and five star guys. The ranking sites exist to feed off of and promote the guys the helmet schools offer. It's a mutually-reinforcing process.

It's hard to recruit a big time kid that everyone wants when they have built a relationship for a year with another school as opposed to two weeks with him.
Unless said school is demonstrably inferior, the players are from your own state, and many of them built long-term relations with a school that covered for child molestation. That's a bit easier. If Urban Meyer went into Alabama and pulled out an Alabama or Auburn commit, I'd be a bit more impressed. He convinced a kid from Canton to decommit from Michigan State. Wow....

keylime_5
02-02-2012, 06:55 PM
These are the 11 guys he got verbals from

Noah Spence - National top 10
Brionte Dunn - 5 stars on scout, #32 nationally (was a soft verbal who reopened his recruitment)
Tommy Schutt - 5 stars on scout, top 100 on both rivals and scout
Se'Von Pittman - consensus national top 100
Taylor Decker- top 100 on scout
Joey O'Connor - was in the Rivals 100 until final update, in which he is #102
Armani Reeves- national top 100 on scout
Camren Williams - not top 100, but top 250, offers from everyone
David Perkins - same as Cam Williams, had offers from everyone
Kyle Dodson - another top 250 guy, had offers from everywhere
Jamal Marcus - rated as a 3 star b/c of grades and no combine/camps. Insiders have admitted that he should be a top 100 player. Had offers from everyone and the game film of a 5 star recruit. When I say "either top 100 or top 100 quality" I'm talking about Marcus.

That's 7 top 100 guys out of 11, and the 4 who weren't just as easily could be from their ability and offer sheets. It should be 8 out of 12 if we get Diggs, which seems likely.

This detail of my post shouldn't get blown out of proportion. The point, the gist of my post was that the guys Meyer pulled in were all blue chip guys that everyone wanted who could play and project as starters at any school in the country.

bearsfan_51
02-02-2012, 07:00 PM
That's 7 top 100 guys out of 11
No, it's actually still not. It's 7 top 102 guys, and that's pulling from multiple lists.

keylime_5
02-02-2012, 07:22 PM
so what? if you're top 100 on scout or rivals you can tell people that you are a top 100 national player.


....and Williams, Reeves, Schutt, Spence, Perkins, O'Connor, & Marcus (& Diggs) are all guys not from Ohio. Dodson, Decker, Pittman, and Dunn are Ohio guys.

gator3guy
02-02-2012, 07:43 PM
So did Josh Harvey-Clemons officially fax his LOI? Can I stop getting my hopes up?

sbh15
02-02-2012, 08:01 PM
So did Josh Harvey-Clemons officially fax his LOI? Can I stop getting my hopes up?

yes. he's a dawg

gator3guy
02-02-2012, 08:10 PM
yes. he's a dawg

Haha alright then. On to Diggs I guess :D. Kind of a boring signing day, with the exception of Fowler, to be a Gator fan. Overall, can't complain about the class. Would have been nice to have gotten a playmaker or two, but it's never a bad thing to build through the trenches.

Complex
02-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Matt_HayesSN Matt Hayes

Just filed: Wisky coach Bret Beilema says AD Barry Alvarez will speak to Jim Delany about Meyer's recruiting tactics. shortly @sportingnews

Matt_HayesSN Matt Hayes

Beilema: “We at the Big Ten don’t want to be like the SEC -- in any way, shape or form.” He wasn't talking about winning championships.

Matt_HayesSN Matt Hayes

Best part -- I mean, best part -- about Ohio Staters: if Meyer did this to them while he was at Florida, they'd scream like Bielema, too.



Ohio State might have to relocate to the SEC. I want Meyer to use SEC tactics, I want to see how the Ohio State fan base reacts.I don't think he did anything bad...so far.

keylime_5
02-02-2012, 09:53 PM
Bielema and Dantonio....

http://www.terrariaonline.com/attachments/butthurt-butthurt-everywhere-jpg.25619/

sbh15
02-02-2012, 09:55 PM
gators told 2 very good wide receiver recruits (Taj Williams, Reggie Davis) that they have to wait to commit today. can only hope this means good things about Stefon Diggs.

also, Fowler apparently told our coaches he had flipped several weeks ago. kept the noles in the dark to avoid being bothered.

JRTPlaya21
02-03-2012, 12:08 PM
Winston signed with FSU

Hines
02-03-2012, 12:13 PM
Winston signed with FSU

He's going to have a big decision in June.

brat316
02-03-2012, 12:18 PM
How many 4 year schollys did tOSU handout?

MassNole
02-03-2012, 01:03 PM
He's going to have a big decision in June.
Right now Baseball America has him as a late 2nd rounder, with his skill in both sports he'll make more money going to college.

I also heard UF 5* DE Jonathan Bullard is Hargrave bound.

Hines
02-03-2012, 01:08 PM
Right now Baseball America has him as a late 2nd rounder, with his skill in both sports he'll make more money going to college.

I also heard UF 5* DE Jonathan Bullard is Hargrave bound.

A lot of things can happen over the spring. Maybe he starts to show less rawness at baseball and jumps to the first. You throw 5-10 million at an 18 year old and that'll have him thinking. I think he's a second rounder, but even then that's still decent money for a young kid.

bearsfan_51
02-03-2012, 01:09 PM
Right now Baseball America has him as a late 2nd rounder, with his skill in both sports he'll make more money going to college.
You have no way of knowing that. If a team actually spends a 2nd round pick on him, they are going to offer him a decent signing bonus to get him to sign (otherwise, they've wasted a pick on him).

On the other hand, there are countless 5-star players who get to college and completely fan out. He may make more money going to college, but he may not.

Also, he would get that money now, which means he would be able to get a second contract much earlier, and make far more money over the course of his lifetime. That's assuming he's good, of course, but if he's not good, at least he makes some money now.

Declaring for the baseball draft really isn't much different than declaring for the NFL. If you have a chance to go in the first two rounds, you should strongly think about it.

JoeJoeBrown
02-03-2012, 01:12 PM
A lot of things can happen over the spring. Maybe he starts to show less rawness at baseball and jumps to the first. You throw 5-10 million at an 18 year old and that'll have him thinking. I think he's a second rounder, but even then that's still decent money for a young kid.

You throw $5-10M for playing a sport at any non-wealthy person and they'd be fools for not taking it.

JoeJoeBrown
02-03-2012, 01:13 PM
How many 4 year schollys did tOSU handout?

All of them, I believe.

MassNole
02-03-2012, 01:25 PM
A lot of things can happen over the spring. Maybe he starts to show less rawness at baseball and jumps to the first. You throw 5-10 million at an 18 year old and that'll have him thinking. I think he's a second rounder, but even then that's still decent money for a young kid.
My understanding is MLB's last CBA really reduces the money teams can throw at draft picks.

sbh15
02-03-2012, 01:26 PM
Right now Baseball America has him as a late 2nd rounder, with his skill in both sports he'll make more money going to college.

I also heard UF 5* DE Jonathan Bullard is Hargrave bound.

hrmm? where do you see this. I haven't heard anything about Bullard's grades being an issue. Jeremi Powell was the only guy who was in danger of not qualifying.

critesy
02-03-2012, 01:31 PM
IL OT Jordan Diamond is sounding good for Auburn.

and Kozan is still a toss up for Michigan and Auburn and Iowa.

asdf1223
02-03-2012, 03:58 PM
Jim Callis of Baseball America speculates that Winston will be a QB. Its supposedly one of the worst MLB draft classes though. Might push Winston up draft boards.

iowatreat54
02-03-2012, 08:02 PM
IL OT Jordan Diamond is sounding good for Auburn.

and Kozan is still a toss up for Michigan and Auburn and Iowa.

Auburn it is for Diamond.

Any idea when Kozan is supposed to decide? I would think it's Michigan now, especially with Iowa losing their OC today.

T-RICH49
02-03-2012, 08:37 PM
Nice, he's going to be awesome. Was hoping he'd end up at Rutgers, but glad he ended up going to a BCS program. Is he going to play RB at KU do you know?

have'nt heard where he'd play

keylime_5
02-03-2012, 10:36 PM
Diamond picked Auburn b/c they were the only school willing to give up $$$ for his signature I **** you not.

I know Ohio State stopped recruiting him b/c of his "agent" who was the third party in his recruitment. Now I don't have any proof that he is getting cash for his signature, but there is something shady in there, and all signs point to that being the case. I think third parties in recruiting are really messed up and they are big in the SEC just like they are with blue chippers in college basketball these days.

bearsfan_51
02-03-2012, 10:57 PM
It does make you wonder why an offensive lineman from Chicago would turn down offers from multiple programs that are known for producing NFL offensive lineman, to go to an SEC school that isn't.

critesy
02-04-2012, 03:15 AM
Diamond picked Auburn b/c they were the only school willing to give up $$$ for his signature I **** you not.

I know Ohio State stopped recruiting him b/c of his "agent" who was the third party in his recruitment. Now I don't have any proof that he is getting cash for his signature, but there is something shady in there, and all signs point to that being the case. I think third parties in recruiting are really messed up and they are big in the SEC just like they are with blue chippers in college basketball these days.

pretty sure auburn was just under one of the most intense NCAA investigations and found nothing... sooooo

critesy
02-04-2012, 03:24 AM
It does make you wonder why an offensive lineman from Chicago would turn down offers from multiple programs that are known for producing NFL offensive lineman, to go to an SEC school that isn't.

willie anderson
wayne gandy
marcus mcneil
kendall simmons
ben grubbs
king dunlap
tim duckworth
tyrone green
brandon mosley (will be drafted this year)
lee ziemba

i mean ya some of these guys are old as tits but its not like AU is horrible at it, but they constantly get someone drafted in the league almost every year. could it just be that he actually liked the program..

keylime_5
02-04-2012, 09:22 AM
pretty sure auburn was just under one of the most intense NCAA investigations and found nothing... sooooo

c'mon, no incriminating evidence ≠ no foul necessarily. let's not pretend that there are no handlers in CFB who don't get compensated. I heard some very rock solid intel that this was probably the case here.

draftguru151
02-04-2012, 11:57 AM
Everyone gets paid stop whining.

(that said, Auburn pays a lot more)

fenikz
02-04-2012, 09:17 PM
If you pay em in hookers there are no receipts

TitanHope
02-04-2012, 10:19 PM
If you pay em in hookers there are no receipts

They're called hostesses, and they **** for freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

keylime_5
02-04-2012, 11:05 PM
If you pay em in hookers there are no receipts

...sometimes you bouncing baby receipts that need taken care of, so even that's not fool proof apparently.

fenikz
02-05-2012, 04:41 AM
But killing the hooker is free

Yes the recruiting thread is now the how to bribe players and kill pregnant hookers thread, that's what happens after signing day

Rabscuttle
02-05-2012, 12:00 PM
So kids, remember not to upset the Madhatter.

Sloopy
02-07-2012, 07:58 AM
gators told 2 very good wide receiver recruits (Taj Williams, Reggie Davis) that they have to wait to commit today. can only hope this means good things about Stefon Diggs.

also, Fowler apparently told our coaches he had flipped several weeks ago. kept the noles in the dark to avoid being bothered.

Not really news or anything... but the guy has 3 pics of himself in an OSU uniform on twitter 2 in an Auburn uni and only 1 in a FU uni

By picture metrics we are winning :P

sbh15
02-08-2012, 12:46 PM
Mike Farrell @rivalsmike
Right now I would say #Florida and #Maryland have best shot at Diggs. #OhioState trailing. #Auburn longshot.

this shouldn't be news to anyone but Buckeye fans

Complex
02-08-2012, 01:10 PM
Waits for he is getting paid to go to Florida accusations.

If I was Devonte Neal(that his name right), I wouldn't go to Ohio State.

JoeJoeBrown
02-08-2012, 01:29 PM
Waits for he is getting paid to go to Florida accusations.

If I was Devonte Neal(that his name right), I wouldn't go to Ohio State.

Did you graduate from college? Also, are you typing with your schlong?

keylime_5
02-08-2012, 01:54 PM
Waits for he is getting paid to go to Florida accusations.

If I was Devonte Neal(that his name right), I wouldn't go to Ohio State.

Neal doesn't have much choice now considering they refused his commitment. He was caught doing something quite rash on his in-home visit and they pulled his offer.

And as far as the "getting paid" accusation, if you are referring to what is apparently true about Jordan Diamond......Diamond wasn't even being recruited by Ohio State for the past months, it's not like it's sour grapes that we didn't get him (we got Decker and Dodson, we did fine at OT), it's just pointing out how dirty the SEC is. If anyone should have sour grapes over Diamond it's Michigan fans.

gator3guy
02-08-2012, 02:08 PM
Mike Farrell @rivalsmike
Right now I would say #Florida and #Maryland have best shot at Diggs. #OhioState trailing. #Auburn longshot.

this shouldn't be news to anyone but Buckeye fans

The jersey pitch is working!!!!!!!

Sloopy
02-08-2012, 02:26 PM
Mike Farrell @rivalsmike
Right now I would say #Florida and #Maryland have best shot at Diggs. #OhioState trailing. #Auburn longshot.

this shouldn't be news to anyone but Buckeye fans

I think the dude already knows where he's going. Seems to by some of the posts that he is making on his twitter, he's just not announcing it until Friday.

So the idea that anyone is trailing, a long shot, or that two have good shots is all fodder.

keylime_5
02-08-2012, 02:31 PM
and by all accounts he is keeping his recruitment very close to the vest, and all the "experts" have been purely guessing on as to where he ends up. I've heard a ton of Ohio State, Florida, Maryland, and even a little Auburn mixed in in the predicitons...it's quite comical.

ccB
02-08-2012, 05:41 PM
As a UMD fan, I'll give you my opinion on the Diggs recruitment (this does not mean I think we will get him, just what would attract him here)

1. Family/Location: Hometown kid, his Mother LOVES Randy Edsall (da **** she thinking?) If his family has a say in his recruiting it seems UMD is there choice. Remember his mother was NOT present at tOSU visit. Who wouuldn't want to play in front of their family and friends, he'd be a superstar at UMD where as at OSU, or UF he'd just be another player

2. Friends: Diggs' best friend is 4* RB commit Wes Brown and early in their recruitment they OPENLY said they'd probably come as a package deal, now things change quickly in the life of a teenager but that could still be a factor. Not to mention we got commits from his former QB and now S Zach Dancell, and from current teammate and 4* OL recruit Mike Madaras.

3. Playing time: Diggs will be a star from day one at Maryland and now it's being rumored that the number of players OSU has brought in is concerning to Diggs.

4. Pro future: We might not produce the number of pros that OSU or Florida do, but I'm sure Torrey Smith and DHB show Stefon that UMD does produce studs at the next level

5. Mike Locksley: This might be the most important, the dude is a recruiting savant in the DMV and he has STRONG ties to the Diggs family and the good counsel program, this is what I think will be the deciding factor that would give UMD the edge.




Now those are just the positives obviously there are negatives such as UMD being awful last year, not being a very prestigious program in general, as well as the possible transferring of Danny O'Brien which is being heavily rumored on twitter right now.


I guess we will all know Friday night, they are airing it on local tv here, I don't want to jinx it by guessing but I really feel like this might be the perfect storm for UMD to land Diggs. My gut tells me he goes the UF route but I guess we will see.

sbh15
02-08-2012, 07:16 PM
you can believe OSU is in it if you want, but their lead was a fabrication of some nbc anchor making a unsubstantiated prediction and the Buckeye hype surrounding Meyer. he was in Columbus for less than 24 hours (and his mom actually was present, fwiw - there are pics of him with her there).

as for UF vs Maryland...

don't underestimate the role of Jelani Jenkins' family in this whole thing. his mom visited with Diggs' mom and they have a pretty good friendship. she sort of played a role in convincing her that it's more than realistic to still watch him play if he's in Florida. his family has visited several times, they love Muschamp and Aubrey Hill, etc. the whole staying close to home thing and being a hometown hero is what really worries me, because of this kid's ego. in the end, though, he's got a better chance for a long term spotlight at Florida.

if I'm guessing:
1. Florida (60-70% chance)
2. Maryland (20-25% chance)
3. Ohio St. (10-15% chance)
4. Auburn (>1% chance)

JoeJoeBrown
02-08-2012, 07:20 PM
you can believe OSU is in it if you want, but their lead was a fabrication of some nbc anchor making a unsubstantiated prediction and the Buckeye hype surrounding Meyer. he was in Columbus for less than 24 hours (and his mom actually was present, fwiw - there are pics of him with her there).

as for UF vs Maryland...

don't underestimate the role of Jelani Jenkins' family in this whole thing. his mom visited with Diggs' mom and they have a pretty good friendship. she sort of played a role in convincing her that it's more than realistic to still watch him play if he's in Florida. his family has visited several times, they love Muschamp and Aubrey Hill, etc. the whole staying close to home thing and being a hometown hero is what really worries me, because of this kid's ego. in the end, though, he's got a better chance for a long term spotlight at Florida.

if I'm guessing:
1. Florida (60-70% chance)
2. Maryland (20-25% chance)
3. Ohio St. (10-15% chance)
4. Auburn (>1% chance)

Considering that none of us know the kid or what's going on in his head, this sounds like a great swag at the numbers.

The kid kind of freaks me out, since the last time someone waited this long to announce, it was Pryor, who managed to bring a lot of pain with his antics to OSU.

Not sure if you can contain a diva like this. On the other hand, he looks like he can be a special football player. You have to take the good with the bad, just kinda freaks me out.

draftguru151
02-08-2012, 07:29 PM
He's been leaning to UF for a while and a UF guy I trust is still picking UF. And IMO he's the best player in the country. He's a 5* RB, WR and DB. His senior tape is insane.

Sloopy
02-08-2012, 09:23 PM
you can believe OSU is in it if you want, but their lead was a fabrication of some nbc anchor making a unsubstantiated prediction and the Buckeye hype surrounding Meyer. he was in Columbus for less than 24 hours (and his mom actually was present, fwiw - there are pics of him with her there).

Pretty much every bit of news released about this kids decision is unsubstantiated. The kid isn't releasing any details or hints really.

if I'm guessing:
1. Florida (60-70% chance)
2. Maryland (20-25% chance)
3. Ohio St. (10-15% chance)
4. Auburn (>1% chance)

Thats weird... a UF Fan thinking that UF has the best chance?

I'm not trying to say the kid is a lock to OSU or anything like that. I'm saying NO ONE really has a good read on this kid and we will find out Friday.

keylime_5
02-09-2012, 07:51 PM
It's hilarious looking at all the "insider" intel and predictions for this kid. They are all over the place. I've heard so many picks for Florida and Ohio State by different reputal sources over the past few days, and then there are some like the Washington Post who's "sources" say he is expected to sign with Maryland, and they're not the only ones. The truth is these people are all guessing, or at least their sources are guessing...b/c Diggs is really playing it tight and so far he hasn't let it leak out. Insiders are resorting to finding out his phone records from the past week to see who he's been talking to. No one knows what this kid is gonna do Friday, OSU, UF, and MD's staffs all feel good, but none know if they're getting him yet.




3. Playing time: Diggs will be a star from day one at Maryland and now it's being rumored that the number of players OSU has brought in is concerning to Diggs.


see i saw this rumor posted on twitter by someone also, and it reaaaaaaally doesn't make sense at all. The number of players we brought in????? really? We still have room to sign one more player this year, we are currently at 81 scholarship players without Diggs and would be at our limit of 82 with his LOI. We signed 3 WRs this year, but none are rated in the top 100 (Diggs is top 10 nationally) and none play his position (all 3 are outside receivers), AND Diggs will start right away as our slot receiver and kick returner at Ohio State, there are no other players on our roster like him.

Sloopy
02-09-2012, 08:18 PM
Read into it what you will:

tweeted 4 hours ago

Floridas hot I love weather and people ...Umd hometown ... Ohio state great place.. auburn a family

JRTPlaya21
02-09-2012, 08:36 PM
Just read an article saying he is expected to pick Maryland.

ccB
02-09-2012, 08:43 PM
I believe nothing right now, even if UMD is the hottest rumor at the moment. He hasn't contacted anyone since Tuesday, so all these rumors are second hand. Apparently the staff at his HS are the ones saying it's going to be UMD.

All along I've felt we make the most sense, but Floridas always been my gut prediction. OSU is the real wild card, all the rumors about them range from "he doesn't like the cold, doesn't like the idea of missing a bowl game, and doesn't like that he'd be a big fish in an equally big pound" but then you get another that makes it seem like he's a lock to sign there.

I really think Auburn is out of it until I think maybe he's just ******* around, leaks rumors to every school, except the one he actually plans to attend.

I guess we will all know tomorrow...

sbh15
02-09-2012, 08:57 PM
this one makes me skeptical about MD... could be talking about people who'll get pissed if he doesn't go hometown. I still say it's between Gators and Terps

Teamdiggssssdsss @Marseanbaybee
I'll never forget . You gotta do was best for you and the people that don't really support you will fall to the waist side.

iowatreat54
02-09-2012, 09:01 PM
hahaha fall to the waist side. Excellent.

sbh15
02-09-2012, 09:02 PM
hahaha fall to the waist side. Excellent.

read the rest of his tweets... unbelievable

Sloopy
02-09-2012, 09:13 PM
Kid might be illiterate but he has SKILLLZZZ.

Also I don't know how I feel about a Heat fan going to OSU :P

ccB
02-10-2012, 12:49 AM
well now there is this

kristen kenney @kristenkenney Close
Diggs is announcing at the Looneys in college park tomorrow at 6pm


Gonna be terribly awkward if he picks anything but UMD haha

sbh15
02-10-2012, 12:56 AM
well now there is this



Gonna be terribly awkward if he picks anything but UMD haha

Yea, looking awfully Terpy right about now

JoeJoeBrown
02-10-2012, 01:00 AM
well now there is this



Gonna be terribly awkward if he picks anything but UMD haha

That would be cool if he stayed home and played for UMD.

sbh15
02-10-2012, 01:03 AM
Well, now...

Teamdiggssssdsss @Marseanbaybee (28 minutes ago)
Just had a dream I was in the swamp time to go back to sleep .

the things this kid is doing are just cruel

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 06:52 AM
@marseanbaybeeJust had a dream I was in the swamp time to go back to sleep

hmmmmmmm interesting either this kid is going to UF or he is just really hamming it up

EDIT: My bad didn't see that SBH had already posted this

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 10:59 AM
Just some updates...

Contrary to what you hear I have not made a decision . A lot of people going be mad at me . But oh we'll gotta make the best decision for me

Claiming he hasn't made a decision yet.

Even my own city might be mad at me .

Could be a false trail (if he has been hamming it up this entire time) but it looks like hometown is out

keylime_5
02-10-2012, 11:06 AM
9 times out of 10, when a recruit says he's gonna shock the world makes it seem like he's not gonna go where he's expected - he ends up picking the team he's expected to pick.

Announcing on campus at College Park in a place packed full of Maryland fans, gee I wonder who he's gonna pick.

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 11:10 AM
9 times out of 10, when a recruit says he's gonna shock the world makes it seem like he's not gonna go where he's expected - he ends up picking the team he's expected to pick.

Announcing on campus at College Park in a place packed full of Maryland fans, gee I wonder who he's gonna pick.

Could be, I have my doubts though as he keeps hinting that people will be mad at him especially in regards to his hometown.

Obviously the hometown fans would be mad at him if he left but I doubt he cares if Auburn fans hate him for example or even Ohio State fans. Might care about Florida (doesn't he have family there or something?)

keylime_5
02-10-2012, 11:47 AM
he's just blowing smoke to build uncertainty. happens all the time. christian bryant was a buckeye lock and everyone knew it all year in 2010. he waited to announce in january like all glenville kids do, and tweeted that he was gonna shock people and surprise with his decision...then picked ohio state. that's just one case, it happens with most recruits just like that every year.

diggs has been playing the game for a while, he's had the media completely guessing the past couple weeks and a good 2/3 of them will have been wrong in the end b/c the kid is just having fun with the process as is typical with a lot of high profile recruits.

sbh15
02-10-2012, 12:47 PM
Announcing on campus at College Park in a place packed full of Maryland fans, gee I wonder who he's gonna pick.

I've read that while he's still probably a UMD lean, the Looney's thing isn't a giveaway. apparently it's a pretty popular spot in the area and it's 5-10 minutes from his house.

ccB
02-10-2012, 01:35 PM
He's gonna sign with UMD, all those tweets are to keep the suspense built. He didn't wait this long for everyone to already know where he was going, he's having fun with it, but the writings on the wall guys, he's going to be a Terp.

JoeJoeBrown
02-10-2012, 01:44 PM
He's gonna sign with UMD, all those tweets are to keep the suspense built. He didn't wait this long for everyone to already know where he was going, he's having fun with it, but the writings on the wall guys, he's going to be a Terp.

And someday, if he's lucky, he might just be able to bask in the glory of this:

http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/772099/acc_championship_game_crowd_view_2007_empty_stadiu m_jacksonville_altel_acc_sucks_sux.jpg

Complex
02-10-2012, 01:48 PM
Dressed in a sharp black suit accented by a Maryland-red tie,17-year-old Antonio Logan-El sat before a television camera yesterday at ESPN Zone in Baltimore, surrounded by Maryland football fans waving red pompoms and holding Terps signs. Highlights of his football games at Forestville High School in Prince George's County flashed on a giant screen behind him as the top offensive lineman in the state turned his college commitment into prime-time entertainment.

Logan-El first pulled a Florida cap out of a bag before declaring it wasn't the school for him and tossing it aside.Then he held up a Tennessee cap, said a few words and threw it aside.Finally, the senior got to the Maryland cap, said a few nice words about the program he originally committed to as a sophomore and then dropped it on the floor.
And so went the jaws of the Maryland fans.

Logan-El then held up a picture of him and Penn State coach Joe Paterno and committed to playing for the Nittany Lions."TRAI-TOR!" one fan yelled from the back of the room.
"HA-TER!" Logan-El's mom yelled back.

Suddenly the "WE ARE ... PENN STATE" chant broke out from a surprising number of Nittany Lions fans who had discreetly mixed in among the standing-room-only Terps crowd.

Penn State has now lured seven of the top 11 players in Maryland to Happy Valley. Four-star defensive tackle Phillip Taylor from Gwynn Park High also gave an oral commitment to the Nittany Lions yesterday -albeit without a national audience.

"It was very hard, but I had to do what was best for me," said Logan-El, who is rated a four-star recruit and the top offensive lineman in the state by rivals.com. Logan-El said he didn't hear the fan call him a traitor, but said, "It shows you why Penn State was the best decision for me."

NCAA rules prevented coaches from either team from being at the restaurant during Logan-El's actual announcement, but after it was over, two assistants from Penn State's staff joined him and his family, including Larry Johnson, who recruited the 6-foot-4 guard.Offensive line coach Dick Anderson was also there.

Friedgen's wife, Gloria, was seated with a close friend of the family in a large center booth and on her cell phone through the entire announcement. As soon as Logan-El's broadcast was finished, she grabbed her coat and they were out the door.


It could happen

ccB
02-10-2012, 01:50 PM
It could happen
That was in Baltimore at the ESPNZone though, (over an hour away from College Park) Logan El is from Maryland, so of course he was going to comitt somewhere in Maryland, huge difference between that and doing it ON campus. He's from PG County, which is close to UMD, but he went an hour away to Baltimore to comitt because he's not stupid enough to pull something like that on campus.

sbh15
02-10-2012, 01:54 PM
That was in Baltimore at the ESPNZone though, (over an hour away from College Park) Logan El is from Maryland, so of course he was going to comitt somewhere in Maryland, huge difference between that and doing it ON campus.

At this point I'm over who he picks (that is a lie). I just want things to get as trolly as possible

ccB
02-10-2012, 02:05 PM
Take it for what its worth, but I have it on good word (out of the GC program) that Diggs texted Locksley this morning that he will be a Terp.

Like I said, take it for what it's worth (I want to believe it but can't yet) but this is coming from someone inside the GC program.

sbh15
02-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Take it for what its worth, but I have it on good word (out of the GC program) that Diggs texted Locksley this morning that he will be a Terp.

Like I said, take it for what it's worth (I want to believe it but can't yet) but this is coming from someone inside the GC program.

watch him eliminate Maryland about mid-way through to see how many people he can piss off, only to pull a new Maryland hat/gear out of nowhere and commit at the end.

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 02:25 PM
Anyone know if this will be aired anywhere other than maryland?

It's going to be at 6:00 right?

Complex
02-10-2012, 02:27 PM
Anyone know if this will be aired anywhere other than maryland?

It's going to be at 6:00 right?

ESPNU probably.

draftguru151
02-10-2012, 02:29 PM
Apparently the "event" is going to last from 6 to 9 and he'll announce towards the end. O_O

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 02:46 PM
Apparently the "event" is going to last from 6 to 9 and he'll announce towards the end. O_O

No way...

Scratch that...

This illiterate attention ***** can go to Maryland, UF, or Auburn for all I care. I don't want him at OSU

draftguru151
02-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Yea he could slap my mom in the face and I'd still beg him to come to UM. And I'm sure you'll jump for joy if he chooses OSU.

LSaNcXYVD3w

Ridiculous.

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 03:34 PM
I would obviously love the talent but it seems like he's already turning into a diva, something we don't really need at this moment in time at OSU... or for you at UM for that matter :P

Will I be mad if he signs with us? No. Will I care if he goes somewhere else? No, I would have to look at the bright side that we don't really need that kind of ego

ccB
02-10-2012, 04:50 PM
I would obviously love the talent but it seems like he's already turning into a diva, something we don't really need at this moment in time at OSU... or for you at UM for that matter :P

Will I be mad if he signs with us? No. Will I care if he goes somewhere else? No, I would have to look at the bright side that we don't really need that kind of ego

Wait a second, so when he separated himself from the the rest of his recruting class to comitt after signing day, you didn't think none of that was because he wanted the spotlight on him? or didn't care because you still had hope he'd sign with OSU then?

sbh15
02-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Wait a second, so when he separated himself from the the rest of his recruting class to comitt after signing day, you didn't think none of that was because he wanted the spotlight on him? or didn't care because you still had hope he'd sign with OSU then?

Diggs sucks, bro. where you been? this kid is gonna bust when he picks the terriblepins

/angry fan

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 05:09 PM
I don't begrudge anyone not wanting to sign on national signing day, especially if his claims that he hasn't made up his mind are true ( no one should sign if they aren't sure)

but regardless of how talented he is... no high school kid should have a 3 hour special.

Maybe I'm just bitter from "the decision" but I think all this just speaks a lot to him as a person. Just my opinion

We will take Neal and be happy :)

ccB
02-10-2012, 05:17 PM
I don't begrudge anyone not wanting to sign on national signing day, especially if his claims that he hasn't made up his mind are true ( no one should sign if they aren't sure)

but regardless of how talented he is... no high school kid should have a 3 hour special.

Maybe I'm just bitter from "the decision" but I think all this just speaks a lot to him as a person. Just my opinion

We will take Neal and be happy :)

He's not having a 3 hour special you loser, the place he's doing it from, is opening at 6 for the festivities, he's not expected to get their til later, and has some kind of banquet later, so it will occcur between 6-9. Not like he's gonna sit up there 3 hours talking about himself. Stop being an armchair psychoanalyst you weirdo, you'd be happy if you got him, even if he killed small animals in his spare time.

sbh15
02-10-2012, 05:19 PM
He's not having a 3 hour special you loser, the place he's doing it from, is opening at 6 for the festivities, he's not expected to get their til later, and has some kind of banquet later, so it will occcur between 6-9. Not like he's gonna sit up there 3 hours talking about himself.

I'd do it. Just for the trollol's

etk
02-10-2012, 05:24 PM
No way...

Scratch that...

This illiterate attention ***** can go to Maryland, UF, or Auburn for all I care. I don't want him at OSU

Illiterate? Have you ever even heard Diggs speak before? He's one of the most articulate and outspoken recruits in this cycle. Someone's got a bad batch of sour grapes.

I would obviously love the talent but it seems like he's already turning into a diva, something we don't really need at this moment in time at OSU... or for you at UM for that matter :P

Will I be mad if he signs with us? No. Will I care if he goes somewhere else? No, I would have to look at the bright side that we don't really need that kind of ego

He's absolutely a diva, but so are a lot of the NFL's best WRs. Having a vibrant personality doesn't make you any less of a player. Diggs loves the spotlight and so he models himself after top NFL WRs and is highly competitive. Those are positive traits. Whoever gets Diggs (I assume Maryland) will be getting a special player. Anyone who thinks therwise is letting bitter homerism cloud their judgment.

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 05:33 PM
I have not heard him speak... however I've seen spell (well misspell) a bunch of words while following him on twitter.

As far as sour grapes... Yea I would like his talent to be added to my team, but I am of the general opinion that being a diva is a negative.

I can't believe a serious part of your argument is that a lot of good NFL receivers are divas too so it must be a good thing. There are also a ton of BAD NFL WRs who are also divas, one is not conducive to the other...

To CCBG:

Again, yes I would be happy based on talent. Sue me because I'm not excited that the guy is full of himself.

draftguru151
02-10-2012, 05:38 PM
Ugh stop acting like he raped someone, he's making a big deal about his commitment whoopdie freaking doo. He's one of the most talented players in the country with a top work ethic. Dude is gonna talk **** like no one's business but he's also going to dominate college football for the next few years.

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 05:41 PM
Ugh stop acting like he raped someone, he's making a big deal about his commitment whoopdie freaking doo. He's one of the most talented players in the country with a top work ethic. Dude is gonna talk **** like no one's business but he's also going to dominate college football for the next few years.

Fair enough, just my opinion on the guy.

We don't have a shot at him anyway according to you guys, so I'll be happy to go with Neal (if he'll still have us)

ccB
02-10-2012, 05:58 PM
Paul Tenorio @PaulTenorio

Good Counsel All-Met Kendall Fuller among other players in the house. Fans taking pics. One shouts "Kendall you're next!" #allmets


Kendall Fuller <3

keylime_5
02-10-2012, 06:03 PM
We will take Neal and be happy :)

we pulled his offer, so.....2013!

Smooth Criminal
02-10-2012, 06:13 PM
I'm perfectly happy with this class with or without Diggs. He'd be a nice last addition, but Meyer got a great class for us this year and I'm sure he'll pull in another top class next year.

BigJohn98
02-10-2012, 06:21 PM
Rumors are that he will be signing with...Auburn.

keylime_5
02-10-2012, 06:34 PM
Rumors are that he will be signing with...Auburn.

what? no they're not.

keylime_5
02-10-2012, 06:35 PM
officially maryland.

ccB
02-10-2012, 06:37 PM
!!!!!!

So excited right now! First Wes Brown then Stefon Diggs, THANK YOU SO ******* MUCH MIKE LOCKSLEY! I whole heartedly believe Stef would be a Gator, and Wes would either be at Miami or Colorado if it wasn't for that hire.

ccB
02-10-2012, 06:42 PM
http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/514319695.jpg?Expires=1328922212&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=WcCQ8WxXr~ojObsn1Pmx0gPcvE5~ypcQwn29I0p5 pzW6JvA2V007lScu1WAYhWCMR7Ms1JMTfR1XEOxZoghaZ8wg3n 0ZZ5MAgOWTcCwEoqLO8D1OK8CUWVG4DShyXJ-b~m9WQqL5-mzxqVAh4MiYxY~KHDX~J3wCoe0UABWSy84_

"I want to win championships. What better place than to do it in your city. I wouldn’t be no where without my city, so I want to finish it with ya’ll ... have a good night. I’ll see ya’ll in the fall"

Pardon me while I gloat for a second:

You guys act like FSU doesn't have a top class year in year out, and just like previous years they will underachieve again, so suck it.


PS: you can all suck it again when Stefon Diggs stays home and goes to UMD next year.

http://counterkicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/under-armour-maryland-terrapins-pride-uniform-jerseys-terps-8.jpg


Swagger on a hundred million

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 06:47 PM
Grats Maryland and CCBG... hell of a player you got there :)

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 06:51 PM
we pulled his offer, so.....2013!

I don't pretend to know everything about recruiting rules.

Can he not sign with us this year because we turned him down? or is it just unlikely?

JoeJoeBrown
02-10-2012, 07:18 PM
I don't pretend to know everything about recruiting rules.

Can he not sign with us this year because we turned him down? or is it just unlikely?

The Internet is aflutter with rumors of something dirty going on with the Neal camp. It's why some teams have soured on him.

Giantsfan1080
02-10-2012, 07:38 PM
Congrats Maryland fans. I know the exact feeling when Hamilton decided to stay home.

ccB
02-10-2012, 08:32 PM
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keylime_5
02-10-2012, 09:57 PM
I don't pretend to know everything about recruiting rules.

Can he not sign with us this year because we turned him down? or is it just unlikely?

you have to have a scholarship offer from a school (which includes a letter of intent) to sign with that school. Neal had one, but they caught him doing something bad on his inhome visit, so they pulled his offer, i.e. we stopped recruiting him/we don't want him anymore.

keylime_5
02-10-2012, 09:59 PM
when he says "I wanna win championships, I wanna win bowl games" the crowd kinda got quiet and turned off there for a second until he put on that Terps hat, like their hearts jumped. Kinda funny.

Sloopy
02-10-2012, 11:14 PM
you have to have a scholarship offer from a school (which includes a letter of intent) to sign with that school. Neal had one, but they caught him doing something bad on his inhome visit, so they pulled his offer, i.e. we stopped recruiting him/we don't want him anymore.

Gotcha... wonder what he did.

sbh15
02-11-2012, 03:47 AM
"I want to win championships. What better place than to do it in your city."

while I respect his decision, I could not help but lol at this part of it. the Terps might win an ACC championship before his time is done. Diggs will do just fine for them, though. the team just won't be at the same level as him.

you have to have a scholarship offer from a school (which includes a letter of intent) to sign with that school. Neal had one, but they caught him doing something bad on his inhome visit, so they pulled his offer, i.e. we stopped recruiting him/we don't want him anymore.

what could he have been doing, beating off on the couch?

JoeJoeBrown
02-11-2012, 08:11 AM
while I respect his decision, I could not help but lol at this part of it. the Terps might win an ACC championship before his time is done. Diggs will do just fine for them, though. the team just won't be at the same level as him.



what could he have been doing, beating off on the couch?

The next time we will hear about this kid will be the 2015 nfl draft.

keylime_5
02-11-2012, 09:50 AM
he was smoking weed. and i know urban meyer talked about a low tolerance for weed smoking during his first team meeting after he was hired, so he nipped that one it the "bud."

JoeJoeBrown
02-11-2012, 10:45 AM
If an elite player catches a pass when no one is around to see it, is he really playing football?

draftguru151
02-11-2012, 11:00 AM
I get like 8 Maryland games a year so yay.

JoeJoeBrown
02-11-2012, 11:28 AM
I get like 8 Maryland games a year so yay.

My condolences (assuming that they wear those terrible uniforms again).

BRAVEHEART
02-11-2012, 01:52 PM
Illiterate? Have you ever even heard Diggs speak before? He's one of the most articulate and outspoken recruits in this cycle. Someone's got a bad batch of sour grapes.



He's absolutely a diva, but so are a lot of the NFL's best WRs. Having a vibrant personality doesn't make you any less of a player. Diggs loves the spotlight and so he models himself after top NFL WRs and is highly competitive. Those are positive traits. Whoever gets Diggs (I assume Maryland) will be getting a special player. Anyone who thinks therwise is letting bitter homerism cloud their judgment.

No, but he is outspoken. Just had to get that out there LB.

ccB
02-11-2012, 04:42 PM
while I respect his decision, I could not help but lol at this part of it. the Terps might win an ACC championship before his time is done. Diggs will do just fine for them, though. the team just won't be at the same level as him.


Just wait til Mike Locksley continues to funnel in the DC/MD/VA players. He got hired and in about a month got Wes Brown, Albert Reid, and Stefon Diggs to commit when none of the 3 were realitsically considering us before. Now we got Diggs leading the charge for players to stay home, This will continue, just wait...

bearsfan_51
02-11-2012, 04:50 PM
Just wait til Mike Locksley continues to funnel in the DC/MD/VA players. He got hired and in about a month got Wes Brown, Albert Reid, and Stefon Diggs to commit when none of the 3 were realitsically considering us before. Now we got Diggs leading the charge for players to stay home, This will continue, just wait...
Maryland has never had a problem recruiting. They've always produced NFL players despite not winning conference titles.

Locksley is just a continuation of that, since he also can't coach for ****. He couldn't coach at Illinois and he couldn't coach at New Mexico. All of those pro prospects didn't do Illinois a lick of good because the coaching staff still sucked. Of all the fan bases, I figured Maryland would get this.

MassNole
02-11-2012, 04:54 PM
while I respect his decision, I could not help but lol at this part of it. the Terps might win an ACC championship before his time is done. Diggs will do just fine for them, though. the team just won't be at the same level as him.



what could he have been doing, beating off on the couch?
With FSU and Clemson in their division, there is a less than 1% chance they win the Atlantic in the next 4 years, much less the ACC. If they were in the Coastal with VaTech and GaTech, they'd have about a 10% chance.

ccB
02-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Maryland has never had a problem recruiting. They've always produced NFL players despite not winning conference titles.
This isn't entirely true, for the amount of players the DC/MD region produces, we do a poor job of bringing them in. Schools like PSU, VA Tech, etc are constantly poaching our players.

I'm not expecting Locksley to come in and be a top coach, but as far as recruiting, he single handedly landed us 3 prospects in less than 2 months that we wouuldn't had otherwise (Reid, Diggs, and Brown)

Also to those who are complaining about what Diggs said what would you expect him to say, "I want to come in and underperform" everyone is playing for championships.

With FSU and Clemson in their division, there is a less than 1% chance they win the Atlantic in the next 4 years, much less the ACC. If they were in the Coastal with VaTech and GaTech, they'd have about a 10% chance.

Yay for made up percentages! You gotta Degree in statistics from Full Sale University? I don't expect championships, but made up statistic are lame bruh.

gator3guy
02-11-2012, 05:57 PM
Well that's the last we'll hear from him. #sourgrapes

critesy
02-12-2012, 04:23 AM
i dont know how anyone in the ACC is confident..

http://kegsneggsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/439164698.jpg

SickwithIt1010
02-12-2012, 11:59 AM
With FSU and Clemson in their division, there is a less than 1% chance they win the Atlantic in the next 4 years, much less the ACC. If they were in the Coastal with VaTech and GaTech, they'd have about a 10% chance.

In other words FSU is obviously the cream of the ACC crop, they are invincible and they are pouring in top recruiting classes like its nothing, they are obviously going to win the ACC title and national titles for the next 10 years....just like they did this past season....wait?

...what?

JoeJoeBrown
02-12-2012, 12:16 PM
I don't know why more studs don't attend smaller bcs school programs. Instant starter and a chance to shine.

bearsfan_51
02-12-2012, 12:24 PM
Florida State is totally going to win the ACC, as soon as they figure out how to beat Wake Forest.

T-RICH49
02-12-2012, 12:36 PM
Tevin Shaw officially committs to KU.

etk
02-12-2012, 04:46 PM
I have not heard him speak... however I've seen spell (well misspell) a bunch of words while following him on twitter.

As far as sour grapes... Yea I would like his talent to be added to my team, but I am of the general opinion that being a diva is a negative.

I can't believe a serious part of your argument is that a lot of good NFL receivers are divas too so it must be a good thing. There are also a ton of BAD NFL WRs who are also divas, one is not conducive to the other...

To CCBG:

Again, yes I would be happy based on talent. Sue me because I'm not excited that the guy is full of himself.

I know lots of people who have post-secondary degrees and are awful at spelling. Being a poor speller doesn't make you unintelligent or illiterate.

You're mistaken about the nature of being a "diva". Diggs is not a cancer, nor is he needy or lazy. He's a hard-working, smart football player who happens to love the spotlight. Sure he'll demand the ball and maybe celebrate on the field but he'll also deserve the ball.

I never said being a "diva" is a good thing or that it correlates to success. I was using some NFL players (TO, Keyshawn, Ochocinco) as examples of players who have incredible work ethics but also love the spotlight. Diggs isn't a "distraction" like some of those guys are, but his desire to be a superstar is definitely a positive because it inspires him to succeed. I guess you'd rather have a quiet, humble "Buckeye" player with minimal talent who's indifferent to making plays and getting attention. I mean no talented attention-seeking Buckeye has ever produced before (Terrelle Pryor, Glenville recruits).

It's okay though, you don't need to know anything about Diggs. Just pretend that he's uncoachable and lazy and therefore unworthy of being a Buckeye. If he was any good he surely would've chosen OSU.

No, but he is outspoken. Just had to get that out there LB.

Have you seen some of these kids in interviews? I'd estimate half of them speak English at a level I can comprehend. Diggs' interviews at the Army underclassman combines were among the most articulate I've seen.

JoeJoeBrown
02-12-2012, 08:36 PM
I know lots of people who have post-secondary degrees and are awful at spelling. Being a poor speller doesn't make you unintelligent or illiterate.

You're mistaken about the nature of being a "diva". Diggs is not a cancer, nor is he needy or lazy. He's a hard-working, smart football player who happens to love the spotlight. Sure he'll demand the ball and maybe celebrate on the field but he'll also deserve the ball.

I never said being a "diva" is a good thing or that it correlates to success. I was using some NFL players (TO, Keyshawn, Ochocinco) as examples of players who have incredible work ethics but also love the spotlight. Diggs isn't a "distraction" like some of those guys are, but his desire to be a superstar is definitely a positive because it inspires him to succeed. I guess you'd rather have a quiet, humble "Buckeye" player with minimal talent who's indifferent to making plays and getting attention. I mean no talented attention-seeking Buckeye has ever produced before (Terrelle Pryor, Glenville recruits).

It's okay though, you don't need to know anything about Diggs. Just pretend that he's uncoachable and lazy and therefore unworthy of being a Buckeye. If he was any good he surely would've chosen OSU.



Have you seen some of these kids in interviews? I'd estimate half of them speak English at a level I can comprehend. Diggs' interviews at the Army underclassman combines were among the most articulate I've seen.

While I disagree with almost all of what Sloopy said, you come off sounding like a doofus yourself.

People whom misspell are being lazy. If they do it quite often, it's a sign of them not giving a crap about how they communicate. Degrees and intellectual levels mean nothing (unless they are too stupid to know how to spell, and that is pretty stupid).

And your mention of OSU addressed nothing and refuted zero assertions made in this thread. I'm sure it felt good typing it, however. How righteous of you.

Sloopy
02-12-2012, 10:11 PM
I know lots of people who have post-secondary degrees and are awful at spelling. Being a poor speller doesn't make you unintelligent or illiterate.
Actually thats kind of included in the definition of illiterate.

You're mistaken about the nature of being a "diva". Diggs is not a cancer, nor is he needy or lazy. He's a hard-working, smart football player who happens to love the spotlight. Sure he'll demand the ball and maybe celebrate on the field but he'll also deserve the ball.

I don't think we have any idea of his laziness or neediness or the possibility of turning into a cancer. Most of those things would develop or at least come to light in college.

I never said being a "diva" is a good thing or that it correlates to success.

Actually, yes you did:
"Diggs loves the spotlight and so he models himself after top NFL WRs and is highly competitive. Those are positive traits."

I was using some NFL players (TO, Keyshawn, Ochocinco) as examples of players who have incredible work ethics but also love the spotlight.

You used none of these examples.

Diggs isn't a "distraction" like some of those guys are, but his desire to be a superstar is definitely a positive because it inspires him to succeed. I guess you'd rather have a quiet, humble "Buckeye" player with minimal talent who's indifferent to making plays and getting attention. I mean no talented attention-seeking Buckeye has ever produced before (Terrelle Pryor, Glenville recruits).

I'm not quite sure where I ever implied that I'd rather have a "humble 'Buckeye' player with minimal talent. I said that we didn't need that kind of attention seeker.

As you point out, the last time we had a guy prolong his decision it lead to one of the worst periods in school history.

Also, I'm not sure if your trying to imply that Pryor produced? He was decent at best and for the most part not worth the time it took to recruit him.

It's okay though, you don't need to know anything about Diggs. Just pretend that he's uncoachable and lazy and therefore unworthy of being a Buckeye. If he was any good he surely would've chosen OSU.

Where did I EVER say this (I said I would love his talent on the team)? Your building a straw man (not even a good one, it's sad really).

Have you seen some of these kids in interviews? I'd estimate half of them speak English at a level I can comprehend. Diggs' interviews at the Army underclassman combines were among the most articulate I've seen.

That's fine and well, the point is moot anyway; guy is going to Maryland.

Notredameleo
02-13-2012, 11:19 PM
So, where does Neal end up?

critesy
02-14-2012, 12:58 AM
...and alex kozan.

iowatreat54
02-14-2012, 09:50 AM
...and alex kozan.

I usually don't wish ill will on any one for no reason, but at this point I'm kinda hoping that Kozan forgets there's a deadline to sign your LOI. I think that would be pretty hilarious.

critesy
02-14-2012, 10:42 AM
I usually don't wish ill will on any one for no reason, but at this point I'm kinda hoping that Kozan forgets there's a deadline to sign your LOI. I think that would be pretty hilarious.

hahaha yeah, i think auburn is saving his spot now for 2013 rather than wait for him.

iowatreat54
02-14-2012, 11:20 AM
hahaha yeah, i think auburn is saving his spot now for 2013 rather than wait for him.

Yea, I mean Iowa can't really afford to do that and I'll still be happy if he chooses us. An Iowa fan said maybe he's waiting to see who we hire as our OC and our OL coach before deciding, which would make sense.

And I know it's mean spirited, but I do think it would be hilarious if a kid forgot to sign.

Bert Macklin
02-14-2012, 12:48 PM
LSU seems to be going pretty hard after QB Connor Mitch. Anyone know much about him? This was cool.

Ryan Mitch @ryancmitch
@Connor_Mitch3 as your big bro..I think lsu is the best place for you to play and for me to visit and have good tailgates
Retweeted by Connor Mitch

Giantsfan1080
02-14-2012, 05:50 PM
Hey DG any thoughts on Brandon Holifield? It seems like we're in on him since he never committed to you guys.

MassNole
02-15-2012, 06:17 AM
Hey DG any thoughts on Brandon Holifield? It seems like we're in on him since he never committed to you guys.
He'd be like the first ever Godby player to qualify.

draftguru151
02-15-2012, 07:44 AM
Hey DG any thoughts on Brandon Holifield? It seems like we're in on him since he never committed to you guys.

Really good athlete but almost no football experience.

Giantsfan1080
02-15-2012, 07:46 AM
He'd be like the first ever Godby player to qualify.

We don't take idiots hardly ever so I'm not worried about that.