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'22 CO OT Connor Jones (Verbal to Michigan)

WasianCU

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Palmer Ridge HS (Monument, CO)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/77ConnorJones
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Ht: 6'6"
Wt: 280
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247s rating: 3* - 82 grade; #75 OT
ESPN rating:
Rivals rating: 3* - 5.5rr; unranked OT

247sports Composite: 3* / 0.8266 rating / #68 OT / #651 overall

Reported Offers: CSU, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Virginia
 

AztecBuff

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Planning to commit this Thursday. (247's 2 crystal ball predictions, both from today, have him choosing Michigan with 7/10 confidence.)

 
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TSchekler

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Looking forward to hearing all about how he was never going to stay in state.
He’s committing a full year ahead of signing day. Jumping on an opportunity this far ahead leads me to believe there’s not much debate in his mind.
 

Not Sure

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Your sarcasm is noted but you seem to struggle with the concept
I’m not struggling at all with the concept. It’s predictable. The “he was never coming here” is the go-to excuse whenever we lose an in-state kid. Classically followed up by the “why are we struggling recruiting the top in-state kids” debate. I can almost set my watch by it.
 

MtnBuff

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I guess we will see how he and Michigan feel in six months or so when (hopefully) the dead period has been lifted.
Also be interesting to see how he feels a year from now if Harbaugh and his staff continue on the current trajectory.

If they don't start winning some games against their rivals and the top teams in the B1G the heat is going to get turned up a lot on Harbaugh. At a minimum they will turn over some assistants and it may turn out that he is committing to a lame duck class.

Strange thing is how Michigan as a football program still has that name appeal to a lot of recruits. Yes they have a great history and yes the school itself is an excellent university. As a football program though they have fallen hard and it hasn't been for just one or two years. They haven't been beating tOSU, winning the league or even the division, playing in NY6 bowls.

All that said if Jones flips from Michigan I highly doubt it will be to Boulder.
 

patebuff

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I’m not struggling at all with the concept. It’s predictable. The “he was never coming here” is the go-to excuse whenever we lose an in-state kid. Classically followed up by the “why are we struggling recruiting the top in-state kids” debate. I can almost set my watch by it.
Well, considering he never had a CU offer how do you expect him to stay in state?
 

GoldenSkier

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I’m not struggling at all with the concept. It’s predictable. The “he was never coming here” is the go-to excuse whenever we lose an in-state kid. Classically followed up by the “why are we struggling recruiting the top in-state kids” debate. I can almost set my watch by it.
Are you sure?
 

CPVbuff

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And if he committed this early to CU, many would have said why do we rely on instate kids.

lots of quality in state lineman in CO 22.
 

Hank

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An in state kid commits to Michigan and it doesn’t raise the question as to why he didn’t have a CU offer?
Maybe it's because...*checks arbitrary rankings so as not to be corrected on a meaningless technicality*... Michigan is ranked as the third best public university in the US News and World Reports 2021 rankings of Best Colleges.

You can read about the methodlogy here: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/how-us-news-calculated-the-rankings
 

Not Sure

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Maybe it's because...*checks arbitrary rankings so as not to be corrected on a meaningless technicality*... Michigan is ranked as the third best public university in the US News and World Reports 2021 rankings of Best Colleges.

You can read about the methodlogy here: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/how-us-news-calculated-the-rankings
I wasn’t aware that academics was a deciding factor in this recruitment. Maybe those same arbitrary rankings that you checked will be able to provide a link to where he says that. Thanks in advance.
 

patebuff

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An in state kid commits to Michigan and it doesn’t raise the question as to why he didn’t have a CU offer?
I don't have any idea and neither do you. I'd be surprised if he is a commit at the end of the 22 cycle, however; you were wrong in your first assessment. CU actually needs to offer for your statement to be true.
 

GoldenSkier

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An in state kid commits to Michigan and it doesn’t raise the question as to why he didn’t have a CU offer?
Could be a case of him not reporting the offer.

Agreed that the trend of top colorado talent leaving is a bad one that we need to reverse, but a knee jerk to a 22 commit when the 21 class isn’t even done probably isn’t the route to go.
 

Not Sure

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Rodrigue recruiting.
This certainly has every appearance that there was interest on our part and the interest was somewhat reciprocal. It also makes me wonder why we apparently were slow playing him.


I don't have any idea and neither do you. I'd be surprised if he is a commit at the end of the 22 cycle, however; you were wrong in your first assessment. CU actually needs to offer for your statement to be true.

I agree it’s very early in the process, but the optics are pretty bad right now.
 

CPVbuff

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Locally, CU is high on Gray weatherby and Maikula. That would be a strong haul. I’m not sure they’d take all 3. And probably better than Jones
 
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