Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Signing Day Eve

It's the night before Signing Day and all through the house, not a single recruit was sleeping not even this "Big House" Mouse. The letters were hung on the refrigerator with care, In hopes that the NFL soon would be there; The 4 star recruits were all snug in their beds, while visions of Sportscenter danc'd in their heads.................

  • Sam, I'm Not: Sam Montgomery dropped the Wolverines and Clemson last night. He will choose between USC, North Carolina, LSU and Tennessee on signing day. Another school was dropped but Sam's family was not able to get in touch with them last night. So Sam will choose between 3. As an FYI, UNC is closing in on 30 commits. Not good for upperclassmen that don't get a lot of playing time.

  • Denard Robinson is a wanted man. Look at the list of coaches that visited him last week: On Tuesday, Meyer and Lane Kiffin showed up to make their pitch. From Wednesday through Thursday, Georgia coach Mark Richt, Auburn coach Gene Chizik and Central Florida coach George O'Leary visited. On Saturday, the entire Michigan offensive coaching staff showed up. Also from the article: Rodriguez has told Robinson he can be the next White, a speedy, all-purpose quarterback who starred for Rodriguez at West Virginia. Rodriguez has no one like White at Michigan, and he has made it clear that Robinson could start as a freshman. Here is what DRob's coach had to say about his choices: ''Can you imagine a freshman quarterback starting in The Big House,'' said Taylor, referring to Michigan's 100,000-seat stadium. " DRob will announce at 11:00 am on Wednesday.

  • QW: We thought we might have a decision from Quinton Washington yesterday or today, but now it looks like he will wait until Wednesday to announce at a 3:30 press conference. Q is down to Michigan and South Carolina.

  • News from an Illinois paper: Illinois appears a long shot for Je'Ron Stokes of Philadelphia. Stokes committed to Tennessee and now also considers Michigan and Georgia after a coaching change in Knoxville.

  • DQJ: One of Michigan's soft recruits DT DeQuinta Jones will announce tomorrow at 12:30. He reportedly will decide between Michigan, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

  • Sean Griffin (who?), Tim Jamison, Terrance Taylor, and Morgan Trent are all invited to the NFL Combine. Sean is a long snapper (I wonder if they make him run and do the Wonderlic test or does he just long snap all day?)

  • Opps!: Ohio State offensive lineman Alex Boone was arrested in California after being subdued with a Taser during an alleged drunken tirade, authorities said Monday. When they arrived, the 6-foot-8, 312-pound tackle had been jumping on car hoods, yanking on a tow truck cable and trying to break a window, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. Boone ran away from deputies and was found hiding underneath a patio, authorities said. Boone was combative and uncooperative and had to be taken down with a stun gun, Amormino said. "He was yelling obscenities at deputies and had a strong smell of alcohol," Amormino said. "His blood-alcohol level was at least three times the legal amount." I'm guessing this isn't the best way to prepare for the NFL draft. BTW: When your 6"8 312 I'm guessing hiding under a patio isn't the best place to hide. Maybe try a mountain or skyscraper next time, big fella.

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