aka Beardy Ryan
- Oct 11, 2012
Yep, Liuget’s mom wanted him out of so fla iirc. Worth recalling that Pata was killed not that long before Liuget was being recruited.Good call. I recall good ol' pete and other insiders repeated the whole "he needs to get away from sofla" implying that the kid was running with some bad hombres and so he went to illiinois where Zook was baggin' them up. That said, he actually had a nice career for himself in the league.
I looked back into it. A huge recruiting failure by UM considering he was a local kid, we should have figured this out. He didn’t play as a junior was what happened. Non-football issues. So yeah, seemed off the radar but the local program is supposed to pounce on these types of situations. We weren’t ahead of time or first in line. Saban pulled him legit.My memory could be off but he I’m almost certain was offered by Miami as a DB before Bama. His late offers all came for him as a DB, he was not being pursued by any major programs until well into his senior year.
This was pre eNSD, so late season evals were more prevalent.
damn. Didn’t even know Michel went to HS down south
His runner up was clemson iirc.I think he was Alf's first recruit - he recruited Sorny since he was in like 8th grade or something like that. Heard it directly from a staff member how Sorny got bagged up late in the recruiting process. But, folks still believed the "he fell in love with athens on his visit" nonsense.
Bad evals and bad recruiting are really different types of flaw, agreed.So many of these local quarterbacks we missed on because we were too busy trying to find 6'4" statues to play in our 1980's offense.
Some of the biggest names on the list were guys where we did everything right and had them just about wrapped up until someone else dropped a 6 figure bag in front of them. Honestly, I get way more mad about the guys we ignored who turned into superstars than the 5 star guys we swung and missed on.
jeudy, cooper, watkins
I believe there was some trouble that he wanted to get away from. Or his family wanted to get away from. Don’t quote me thoDerrick Thomas was a big miss in 1985. Went to high school down the street from Coral Gables. Would jave been awesome on those Jimmy Johnson teams. Not sure what happened.