Recruits Dad Throws Michigan Staff Out Of House During Visit
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Jim Harbaugh has had his first little bump in the road as head coach and recruiter at Michigan. On Monday night, Wolverines defensive line coach Greg Mattison visited defensive end Daishon Neal, who gave Nebraska his verbal last April, to try to get him to switch to Michigan. However, Mattison told Neal he probably wouldn't be able to get into school without football and that did not sit well with Neal's father...





Neal’s father, Abraham Hoskins Jr., told his side of the story on 1620 The Zone in Omaha. Per MLive...
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“Michigan was a powerhouse, they came in and they stormed us, they made one bad statement and it was over,” Hoskins told 1620 on air. “They said without football, Daishon wouldn’t be able to go to Michigan. Like we couldn’t afford to send him there, or that we couldn’t get him in academically.

“Once he said that, we pretty much escorted him out of the house.”
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Anit-Harbaugh
Reply82 months
Damn dumb move by the father. I'd send my son there to get his degree, free education. Wow. Guess it's all about sports.
Reply82 months
Freshman at UM on average have a cumulative HS GPA of 3.8

Average ACT score was 28-32

Please note that these are minimum requirements...

Not many football players perform at this level academically. Even most regular students including the ones mentally capable of doing so do not perform this well academically on the grander scale.

Even out of all the qualified applicants only 50% of those people were allowed admittance into UM.

As messed up and stupid as the comment was for a recruiter to say especially on an in home visit...would he have said it if it wasn't true?
Reply82 months
The fact that his father and him think he could get into UM without football shows how dumb they actually are. I doubt this guy has 30 ACT score. Now, Ohio State he could get into no problem...
Reply82 months
Just a case of not understanding the constraints within which you operate. Having said that, he was most likely right.
Reply82 months
Very few regular people would qualify for Michigan, however I think this was the wrong way to say it. You're supposed to be a good salesman. Don't blow smoke up his ass, but don't insult him either.

What some of the people I've seen around the Internet who have commented on this story (yes the TDers on this post along) don't get, is that why would he have to say this in the first place. He could have just easily explained how a degree from Michigan is a lot more regarded out in the professional world. He could have even exaggerated a claim that a Michigan degree will be seen way better in the job market than a Nebraska one.

Despite what people say, defending what the coach said is BS. You don't try to recruit anybody to your school and say he couldn't get into the school on grades alone, even if that is true.
Reply82 months
Why would he go to Michigan without football? He has offers from everyone! Why in the frick would they bring this up? Like those dip shite coaches would qualify at Michigan
Reply82 months
So Dad wanted Coach to lie to his face about whether Junior could be accepted to attend U of M if Junior's academic credentials alone were presented for consideration?
Reply82 months
He's right...but that's NOT what you say to someone you're trying to recruit. He might be able to get into Nebraska without football though.
Reply82 months
Yeah, I don't get why they would even bring it up. I doubt the kid was implying he was planning to apply as a regular student and then walk-on.

But, as to the larger point, I get what the coach was trying (and failing miserably) to say. A lot of kids applying to schools like UM need a hook since grades and test scores by themselves might not be enough.
Reply82 months
What a retard, he got mad because they told him the truth. Its not like you can get into Michigan with a 3.1.
Reply82 months
Truth Hurts!!!
Reply82 months
Michigan had already offered the kid a scholly, so that point was moot. Why even bring it up? UM dropped the ball on that one.
Reply82 months
I love how Big 10 schools try to some how make their football players sound like real student athletes. Stories like this along with twitter messages by the OSU QB wanting to play football instead of playing school are excellent examples to tear that b.s. claim that their academics some how apply to the program.
Reply82 months
well, many athletes cant get into school based solely on their academics. Sometimes the truth hurts pop, and you have to deal with it. no story here
Reply82 months
Saying you couldnt get into UM without football is not calling someone dumb. Its saying they dont have good enough grades.

The entire college of Mich St. exists because people dont have the grades to get into UM.
Reply82 months
by coach or father?
Reply82 months
by coach or father?
Reply82 months
Dumb move
Reply82 months
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