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I am the OP. I used to be on the BlueBoard when there was just the Michigan Thread with ScoutExile and the other people that have been year for long.
I decided to shut down my Scout account and start back up over on the 247 boards again. I just was signed into a different account, and I'm not sure why I have so many random accounts over here.
Why are you using two accounts, OP?
Are you ScoutExile, Blizzard and the OP? Or just the latter two?
Just the latter two. But that's the last I remember of Michigan on 247.
Cornwell's offer list is littered with trustworthy opinions. He has offers from Alabama, VaTech, Oklahoma St, Auburn, along with notable smart offensive guys Butch Jones, Kevin Wilson, and Mike Leach.
Speight is only showing his Michigan offer on every site. Is he not reporting them, or is he not getting them?
Not getting them, why would a school offer when they know he's 100% Michigan?
If you are the lone QB in the recruiting class of what may be the most obsessive fanbase in the nation, you will be getting an all-star game invite. Tell me you all won't be tuning in,
I'm glad we have Speight. He's doing a great job recruiting for Michigan.
Don't be silly.
Every school offers kids who are 100% committed. Shane Morris had a decent number of offers, probably a lot more than he reported.
Speight's injury and shift to 2014 class put everything on hold. And then he committed the second he could to us. So offers may not be a good gauge of where he is at.
Again. unless you think the coaches are idiots, Speight is probably a top 10-20 QB nationwide, and maybe higher. Maybe Cornwell is higher ranked, most likely is. But some of you talk like Hoke et al are morons.
If Cornwell was ready to commit he would have call UM first thing in the morning on NSD like Speight did. Speight wanted it more.
The jury is still out on the guy responsible for the QBs, and we can be pretty sure that Hoke defers to him a great deal.
They told him to call in the afternoon
Yes, very concerned, Borges's track record with QB's hasn't been good at all.
While I am sure ex-UM football players comments here, armchair recruiters like me have simple comments.
1. Offers 'can be' a way to gauge interest and/or vindication of a players skills and abilities. Assumption is other coaches evaluate effectively. Multiple data points (offers) can be ranked based on a set of criteria. This, offers and the quality of offer matter.
2. Cornwall was not committing so soon. He may have liked UM, but was not pledging to us in Feb. it is clear the coaches wanted a Morris-esque QB to help with recruitment. It is foolish to think Speight is not playing a role with Harris recruitment. He is doing so.
3. The coaches saw him throw. The coaches spoke with 3rd parties that have watched him throw. Who am I to disagree?
4. Speight was hurt and needs to rekindle his momentum. Recruits ups/downs move fast and Speight needs camps, competition to show his skills after the injury.
“Those who stay will be champions”
― Bo Schembechler
i'm not terribly high on speight, but there is no doubt he has all the intangibles you want.
and that really is hoke's modus operandi.
I will agree that I wanted Cornwell at the beginning. I think that Cornwell would have been a Wolverine and would have represented Michigan well. With that said Speight has done an amazing job and is a true Michigan man. I am very happy with the pick up. Having your QB committed early to recruit is a great thing and I'm glad the Speight is that guy.
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