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At least he's showing the maturity and class that Dawson and Brown didn't. He's telling the coaches and being straightforward about it - Can't be mad about that. He's handling the situation well.
It's really unfortunate that we're losing him, but I think because he's being straightforward, the coaches might still recruit him. I hope, at least.
I think one thing that he needs to realize is that he'll be a pretty good WR, but a 6'1 WR is nothing special. A 6'1 CB with his man-to-man skills is a future NFL-er. I get that he wants the more glamorous offensive position, but he could be something special on defense. He won't play WR at OSU or Oregon, despite what they're telling him to get him to visit.
I hope we still recruit him, but we probably won't. Best of luck to him in Columbus or Eugene. They're getting a great player.
This post was edited by Ducksworth on 10/30/2012 at 1:38 PM
Trying to read between the lines in all the pieces I've seen written on him recently, it sounds like he really prefers WR. If that's the case, we aren't losing a potential superstar CB. We are losing a potential good WR. WRs with his measurables are much easier to come by than CBs, but if he really wants to be a WR there's not much we can do. And TBH he probably fits at WR better in a spread system than in our future mega-sized manball system. If he ends up as a CB at OSU, I will be extremely frustrated. But if he ends up at OSU or Oregon as a WR, it will be hard to say it's a wrong decision. It's probably not.
I find it puzzling that Conley doesn't seem to be interested in playing WR at Michigan. He'd have the opportunity to see the field right away as a true freshman next year. Oh well. Time to turn the page.
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