Totally don't get why anyone is upset with Dantonio. When you commit to Dantonio , you are asked if you are positive you want to be a Spartan. You are then told you are to shut down all recruiting or you could be dropped. It is a loyalty thing. If you visit a school after getting permission from Dantonio, that is different than going to a rival camp and competing for an offer from a rival school. I suspect if a kid committed to OSU went to Michigan and competed for an offer and got dropped by Urban, most of you would be supporting Urban. If a guy is engaged to a woman and tries to sleep with her sister, would you all be upset with his fiancé when she dumped him ?
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To me it is like getting engaged to a girl and her going to other men's apartments and seeing if she thinks she can do better up until the wedding date after accepting and wearing the ring. What happened to loyalty ? Don't make a commitment until you are ready to be committed.
Jango is a 4.5 kid , but is very quick vertically. Very quick pro agility( Sub 4) and L Cone ( 6.86). Would love to see Jango and Tucky on the same team. Very much liked him last year at MSU Camp, which had Jango, Tucky, and Connor. Jango will be at Sound Mind Sound Body and then he will Camp at OSU . IMG Academy has him competing everyday against the best. If IMG Academy was a recruiting class, they would be the third best class behind FSU and OSU. He is coming to earn an offer from the best. Good luck to Tucky in recruiting and track.
LB: Jango Glackin: A sophomore with a bright future out of Lebanon (Ohio) High, the 6-foot-2, 197-pound Glackin ran a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash with a very impressive sub. 4.1 shuttle. His athleticism carried over to 1-on-1s where he was one of the top cover guys.
Jango is at IMG Academy getting better everyday. His film at Lebanon didn't reflect his athletic ability due to his assignment at Lebanon and coaching. Both have been rectified. He is receiving the best High School coaching you can find and sharpening his skills at practice against some of the best recruits in the country. Just being a starter on that roster means he is a standout player. He has legit 4.5 speed, but his side to side speed is what makes him special. He has a sub 4 shuttle, 6.89 L cone, and a 37 vertical. Speed side to side is more valuable than 40 time, which Jango's is still very good. He received 9 offers at camps between his Sophomore and Junior year. During his Junior year he received 0 offers because of how he was not used and the way he was played. He leaves for IMG and receives 8 offers since being there. He has improved drastically and is being used to make plays and strike all over the field. The staff loved Jango at Camp, but it didn't show on his film. Not his fault, he had to do as his coaches wanted. Playing with and against the best players in the Country will only make him better. He will also be graduating early and heading to College as an early enrollee . It would be nice to see Jango with his new teammates (Tyler Gerald and Milik Barrow) and his old teammates ( Justin Hilliard and Jake Hausmann). Hopefully Coach Fickell is impressed with Jangos progress when he visits IMG later today.
Thank you, we appreciate it. IMG is an amazing place. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to go there. The academics are also very challenging. I wish you and your daughter the best of luck. Go Bucks
Trust me his mother wasn't happy when I picked the name Jango. Anyway, IMG Academy has already made a huge difference in the JMan. He was already fast, and is now faster. He has always been very explosive with a 37 vert and moves very well side to side. His L Cone was a 6.86 and his pro agility was a 3.98. With the daily workouts and the constant 7 v 7 against the #1 tight end in the country, and his teammate running back committed to Notre Dame, Jango has also improved his game dramatically . His Junior film didn't show his ability due to how Lebanon made him just contain the outside of the weak side of the field, FROM THE OUTSIDE IN !!!. IMG will have him flying all over the field making plays ,and they will use his speed and let him be aggressive and strike. He ran for over 12 yards a carry his Sophomore year, they ran him one time for 16 yards his junior year. That is my main problem with film, you have no idea what the player has been assigned to do by his coaches, you cant gauge a player unless it is against equal competition, and it is hard to compare a well coached kid from a poorly coached one. Being with great coaches on the field and in the gym have definitely made drastic improvements in Jango. And his teammates all improve each other. " Iron sharpens Iron " Jango , Hilliard, and Hausmann were all teammates once, don't be surprised to see the St. Sues connection reunited to do what they do best , WIN.
Glackin is at IMG Academy now. We will have to see how he develops there
I think OSU will wait and have most the backers Camp. I am sure a lot of OSU offers are not committable .
It is a way of slow playing a recruit. If the kid turns out to be a great recruit they can tell the recruit we offered you way back when, if he doesn't they never give him a spot. To me it is like a way of hedging your bet on a recruit. The recruit can report the offer, no one knows if it is committable or not, and the school can tell them it is committable later or never let them commit. My son has one, I didn't report or list it. To me they aren't offers.
Thank you, It was an education for me when I was looking into sending him. I only had a short period to decide. It is an amazing place. If you are down in Florida you should check it out.