January 1, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke prior to the 2013 Outback Bowl against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football Recruiting: Seeing a "pattern" with committed recruits visiting Michigan?

Posted at 7:45am — 1/12/2013

Michigan Football Recruiting: Seeing a “pattern” with committed recruits visiting Michigan?

Three “soft” commits to various schools: Nebraska, Cal, and Illinois are all visiting Michigan this weekend.

Than people wonder why Coach Hoke doesn’t want kids visting elsewhere?

To me, it is simple, if your committed to Michigan you shouldn’t be “flirting” around with other programs (like a boyfriend/girlfriend in high school) just waiting on a better offer to come around.

If you want to take visits, fine, but don’t commit to Michigan to save yourself a spot or just in case you don’t like other places as well. Again I have no problems with recruits looking around and all and hope they enjoy their visits and the process, but if your going to commit to Michigan … than commit to Michigan.

This is why I like the stance that Coach Hoke and staff have here at Michigan. I don’t want to worry about a committed player still taking official visits down the stretch especially how early recruiting is getting in football where you can have a recruit committed for a year and than have to worry about replacing him with some recruit you quit recruiting or stopped recruiting hard because you landed the player you thought you had just weeks away from signing day.

Also I don’t have a problem with Coach Hoke and staff going after other committed players to better his program. Some might think that is a double standard, but it is the nature of recruiting of a player is never committed until the LOI papers are signed and sent in. As most coaches will tell you about recruiting a player committed just tells other programs who the favorite is at this time.

Now if a kid doesn’t want to talk or listen, than yes I would have a problem with the staff still recruiting that player, but if a player and family/coach/adviser is willing to listen why shouldn’t those coaches keep trying to make their team better if they believe that player could help their team. It is up to the recruit, his family/coach/advisers to step in and say “Thanks Coach, but he is committed to “such and such school” and we would like for you not to contact us anymore at this time”.

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