Regardless, Pipkins is now out of the picture. I had recently placed him at #66 on the 2015 Season Countdown (LINK), and I did not expect him to make a big impact this season even if he had stayed. He tore his ACL in the middle of his sophomore year, but in 24 career games, he made just 23 tackles and 1 tackle for loss. He was a promising high school prospect who did not seem destined to match his recruiting profile once he saw the field in college.
Pipkins has received permission to talk to Florida State, Georgia State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Tennessee, and Washington State. Former Wolverine Josh Furman was drafted out of Oklahoma State this spring after playing the 2014 season there as a graduate transfer. Former Michigan linebackers/cornerbacks coach Roy Manning is now coaching at Washington State.
It makes sense if they want to take a transfer. They just had a potential candidate visit last week.ReplyDelete
Unfortunately for Ondre, I think it's very unlikely he finds a big time program to take on 2 years worth of scholarships to get one season of play from him. He'll likely end up in a lower division of football or maybe a mid major type program where he might be able to make an impact.ReplyDelete
I think he would be best off transferring to an FCS program and trying to make a name for himself there if he wants to play in the pros. Transferring somewhere to play on the scout team for a year only increases the likelihood of another injury before he has a chance at the NFL.Delete
He's going to be a senior. Haven't heard any rumblings of any grad transfers coming in. There is no reason to "cut" him, to make space.
There have been rumblings about grad transfers.Delete
One of those things is not like the other. Georgia State?? Not Georgia, or Georgia Tech, perhaps?ReplyDelete
The career of yet another 5* stud recruit leads to crushing disappointment. It sure would be nice to have one of those live up to his billing for a change.ReplyDelete
Ondre should've just shut up and not make this into a drama. He wasn't going to get playtime, why not just get your degree and eye for a grad transfer? Div. 1 teams won't take him and he can't play in 2015 anyway. Now he burned the bridges with Michigan's staff -- can he now come back for football alumni meetings? of course not. Kids don't understand the consequences of their actions.ReplyDelete
Ondre complaining about this to the media and burning bridges with Harbaugh and co. just hurted him even more.
You can't grad transfer if you don't red-shirt. Pipkins didn't.Delete
The choice he was given was Michigan or football.
Except this could've been his "redshirt" year.Delete