In partnership with CBSSports.com
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Oh mai gawhd, the trolls. As if your "Urban the Conqueror" is the end all be all of talent evaluation. Taco tweeted earlier in the year that he had been offered by Alabama. So, he's good enough to play for the National Champions, but not talented enough to play for Urban the Great?
Yes, he did.
In any case, I don't care who offers the kids Michigan gets. I care that the kids are talented and not knuckleheads.
Every recruiting class is as important as the next. Marshall was a top target at the position, seeing how he's a good talent, in-state, and he had a very early offer from our staff. So by putting faith in what they're doing, they're probably more disappointed than anyone on here. It's obvious they wanted him and will continue to pursue him hard. If our coaches evaluated him and didn't offer or had guys higher up the list, that's a different story. But that is not the situation at hand.
For me it's not so much "Lawrence Marshall". It's Urban coming into our state and the city we have dominated recruiting forever and taking who ever he wants in 2014. That is terrible news any way you spin it.
Did you watch him play this year? Yeah.....
Also.. FYI Thomas, Smith, McCray, and Gedeon all had Ohio offers.
2013 Taco Charlton - Pickerington Central - DE33 - Sr yr
Ferns absolutely had an Ohio offer. In fact, Urban took 2 assistant coaches to see him in the state title game because he still wants to flip him. They are VERY interested in Ferns and Michigan won that one.
dymonte, deveon and gedeon had ohio offers.
Didn't this kid say USC was his dream school? Not like we lost a Michigan kid who grew up loving Michigan. I understand that we don't want Meyer poaching talent from Michigan but I think people have to take a step back a realize losing this particular kid isn't as terrible as some posters are making it out to be. With a recruiter as talented as Urban is you have to pick your battles and I don't think we're going to lose the war based on Marshall going to Ohio.
This post was edited by theorca10 17 months ago
Yes, he did have an OSU offer. In fact he tweeted a picture of 30 letters from Urban weeks months after he committed. He has ignored them. Ferns was a BIG get. Webb was a BIG one for OSU. Marshall is a guy that is either way and is only big because he is from Michigan.
True. We had significant melt downs on signing day over a frickin punter. Our punter flipped to FL, and now we don't have a punter on the roster.
Look, I (and many OSU fans) want Michigan to do well. It's better for the rivalry and better for the conference. Michigan has just landed a top 5 class including a 5 star QB. Looking forward to "The Game" next year.
This. He isn't come elite talent like McDowell.
I was under the impression that marshall grew up a michigan fan. Coombs is the one we have to worry about. I think he is far and away Urbans best recruiter. Coach Jackson has owned Detroit for the past 15 years, he has bet his match in Coombs. Once again its not marshall im worried about it's the kids picking OSU a year away from signing day that are in our backyard.
If we can get mallik and harris all will be good but that will be very difficult. it wouldn't be out of the question and very reasonable for the top four players from the state to not go to michigan. With this staff and the way they have talked about keeping in state talent and owning the midwest. it would be a huge blow and completely unacceptable.
I sincerely hope the coaches can get McDowell. He is the single most important recruit in 2014. Don't like the fact that he is visiting Columbus soon.
He was not at that game watching Ferns and is no longer recruiting him....they will take 3 or 4 LBs in this class (Booker, Berger, Garrett and McMillian)
Yes he was. And he was still recruiting him until Ferns flat out told him to stop.
Good try though.
Come on Clarkw, do not let the facts matter.LOL OSU fans saying they are not recruiting and were not recruiting Ferns is like us saying we are still not recruiting Webb. It's BS.
Hey buddy, go take a dive off a bridge
This post was edited by buttesnake 17 months ago
Hooray! More d-bags from Bucknuts to ban!
Can't wait until these jackasses are all blocked from posting here.
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports