Saturday, March 2, 2013

Is Project 135 in Jeopardy?

To be blunt, not at all.  Michael Ferns is 110% committed to the University of Michigan and that is exactly what he told Nick Saban yesterday when the Alabama head coach offered the Wolverine verbal commit a scholarship to play for the Crimson Tide.  Michael Ferns was at his high school working out when Nick Saban called St. Clairsville High School to talk to head football coach, Brett McLean.  McLean and Saban talked about Ferns for some time and then McLean called Ferns into his office.  Saban himself chatted with Ferns for a little less than 30 minutes and finally Saban got to the point of his call, and that was to extend a scholarship offer to Michael.  This kind of thing is nothing new to Ferns as teams are constantly contacting him even though he is solid to Michigan.  The difference this time is that it was at his high school weight room within earshot of his assistant coaches.  The assistant coaches passed word onto some of Michael's teammates, and those young men hit the cell phones and word spread like wildfire on Twitter, Facebook, and text messages.  Of course nobody meant anything harmful by any of this.  Any coach, assistant coach, friend, or teammate of somebody who was just offered by the 2-time defending National Champions would  be excited for that young man and want to spread the news of the accomplishment.  However in the world of recruiting it can turn into something that it's not.  Once the local newspaper in the area got word of this, they tried to turn it into a story that never really had any significance.  It hasn't taken long for this story to grow legs, but nobody needs to worry.  Ferns is all Blue and will continue onward with Project 135.  He has already become a leader in this class and has clearly gotten the attention of recruits and even big time coaches, but sorry Coach Saban, Ferns is all set.

 

8 comments:

  1. This kid is as blue as you can get. I am very he is in this class and I can't wait to see who he recruits next.

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  2. Oh how I love to hear he said NO to Nick Saban.

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  3. This saying no to Saban thing is becoming a trend among our recruits. That has to bode well.

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  4. Its got to piss ol saban off. He left Lansing because he couldn't recruit against Michigan and ohio. Love it. Go Blue!

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  5. Its got to piss ol saban off. He left Lansing because he couldn't recruit against Michigan and ohio. Love it. Go Blue!

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  6. As much as it may piss him off im sure he looks at his hand counts his rings and continues on with his day. It is nice to have kids committed who arent budging with schools like Bama still offering though!

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    1. Don't rain on parade tgio, I live in Alabama and i'll take whatever victories I can get.

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  7. Deshawn Hands is visiting Michigan March 16-17.

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