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Honestly who gives a damn about track. If that's what he's going to base his college decision off of then more power to him.
I doubt anybody could name the 3 medalists for the long jump in the last Olympics, let alone the NCAA championships, without looking it up.
To answer your question, Adoree Jackson gives a damn about track.
I can name 2 of them...... Because they went to UF. Will Claye and Christian Taylor.
Adoree is just as good at Track as he is at football and says he wants to go to the Olympics. I know we see him as a football player, but sometimes kids like track more then football.
You know who doesn't give a damn about track... 99% of America, including our coaching staff, as they don't allow Frosh. to participate. If he really cares about track that much, then he won't be coming here. Oh well.
Hope he doesn't divide his attention so much that he never reaches his full potential at either sport.
There have been plenty of good football players that have run track. If he doesn't reach his full potential in either sport it won't be because he divided his attention, it has been proven you can be good in both.
David Wilson for VT, was an All American in track and football in 2011.
I know Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey both ran track and played football at UF. They seemed to make it work.
Yea it's not as if the Michigan staff is taking this, "The kid wants to run track? Well who needs him" approach that Clark is assuming. I'm sure we'll be just fine without him, but when we lose out on Adoree Jackson because of our track program, it'll be our loss not his.
SMH he can play what sport(s) he wants
From what I remember it was quite a challenge for Wilson. He was AA in triple jump, and the kind of body he needed for triple jump was very different from what he needed for RB. Don't know that we have ever had anyone more athletic or in better shape.
You are quoting statements that were never made. The coaches have a policy where true freshman aren't allowed to participate in track. Therefore if it's going to be a deciding factor for him, he won't be coming here.
This post was edited by Clarkw267 10 months ago
Who cares about track?
Exactly. You have 2 sports and coaching staffs pulling you in different directions. The training and physical requirements aren't the same for each.
Not getting excited at all, 'cause I don't think it will happen either. That said, these kids are cognizant of what their peers are doing and some of them do decide to go to a school to play with someone they want as a teamate, it happened at Michigan before when a group of 5 guys, 3 of them from out of state, decided to go there to play basketball together. So it CAN sometimes be the difference.
This post was edited by CDog1959 10 months ago
Yeah nobody thinks Fournette is going to end up at Michigan. It's probably about a .0001% chance.
But if he comes on a visit and absolutely loves it, stranger things have happened...
The offense we want to run is a perfect fit for him, and we have been bringing in great OL talent the last couple years.
Michigan's most recent multi-sport athlete was a kid from Florida that came north to play a little QB and ran 60 meter sprint on the UM track team in 2010. He wasn't an All American, but he did okay.
I forgot it's too cold to run outside in Michigan
Don't be mad just because our players aren't little wusses who need to put a jacket on every time it dips below 60 degrees.
Reminds me of Jalen Ramsey's recruitment. Major program assumes they will get him, Florida is talking trash and FSU sits in the tall grass, waiting.
UF was talking trash saying he wasn't going to USC, not that he was going to UF. Luke kept it real the whole time, said he wasn't going to USC but he didn't know where he was going.
It was more of an implication on your part it seemed. I'll put it this way- if it means signing Adoree Jackson, the coaches definitely care about track. I doubt they'll change their policy, but they certainly won't have an "oh well" type attitude.
Do I need to bump threads or once I do will you claim they were just trolling? Well I dont care enough to bump threads so we'll never know.
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