Recruit’s Dad Throws Michigan Staff Out Of His House For Insinuating His Son Was Stupid #TheHarbaughEffect
ANN ARBOR — On Monday night, Michigan made one more pitch at flipping another Nebraska recruit. But ultimately, three-star defensive end Daishon Neal reaffirmed his commitment to Nebraska live on Omaha’s 1620 The Zone radio station Tuesday morning.
But then things got interesting.
Neal and his family hosted Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison in their home Monday, and at first, everything went well. In fact, Neal’s father — Abraham Hoskins Jr., a former college receiver — was leaning toward pushing his son to Michigan.
But then, things changed.
“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.”
Neal continued by stating: “(They) basically tried to call me stupid in front of my face.”
The top player in the state of Nebraska, Neal — a 6-foot-7, 250-pounder — also had offers from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa and Oregon.
Neal did not make a visit to Michigan at any time during the process.
“I was leaning towards Michigan, with their academics, stats, everything,” Hoskins said. “What if he never played again in his life, that degree could have taken him anywhere.”
Big time start to the Harbaugh era. Walk into a recruit’s house, call him dumb and/or poor, and get immediately tossed out on your ass by his father. #TheHarbaughEffect
Listen I’m not an expert recruiter or anything (but then again neither is anyone at Michigan apparently), but I know this. You do nothing but verbally suck his dick from the second you walk in the door to the second you walk out. Kids these days have so much thrown at them, all the perks and benefits and groupies, you got to really light it up in there to get a kid to consider going up to Michigan. I don’t care if this kid is the dumbest motherfucker in the state of Nebraska, I don’t care if he got a 400 on the SAT just for spelling his name correctly. You treat him like Albert god damn Einstein and promise him every starting spot he can handle. That’s how you turn shit around in Ann Arbor.