no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
Someone had asked me if we could look at the past recruits, compared to Rich Rods class. I took a look at the past, and figured out a big part of the reason why we're here. When I use the word "good" here it's pretty loose, basically if they start or contribute in some way, to give an idea of what our recruiting since 2005 has gotten us. If they're not mentioned on here, it's because they suck, don't play, aren't very good yet, or are transfers.
2005: 23 Total Recruits
NFL - Mario Manningham
Good - Terrance Taylor (4 Star), Brandon Harrison (4 Star), David Moosman (4 Star), Zoltan Mesko (3 Star)
Bust - Kevin Grady (5 Star), Antonio Bass (4 Star), Carson Butler (3 Star)
2006: 19 Total Recruits
Benedict Arnold - Justin Boren (4 Star)
Good - Stephen Schilling (5 Star), Brandon Graham (5 Star), Greg Matthews (4 Star), Brandon Minor (4 Star), Obi Ezeh (3 Star, Running Back)
Bust - Jason Kates? (4 star DT), Steve Brown ( I couldn't decide where to put him)
2007: 20 Total Recruits
Narcissist - Ryan Mallett (5 Star)
Good - Donovan Warren (5 Star), Toney Clemons (4 Star), Michael Williams (4 Star), Junior Hemmingway (3 Star), David Molk (3 Star)
So, since 2005, we basically have 14 people really contributing to the team. Morgan Trent is really the only notable, besides Charles Stewart still around from 2004. We currently have 8 true freshman that have contributed in some way. This is 8 players from one year, compared to 14 since 2005. You can draw your own conclusions from this, but it makes me very encouraged for our future recruiting.
I just talked to Ricardo, and he told me he got an offer from LSU and Rutgers today. There's nothing to worry about though, he said it just looks good to have offers from other big schools. He's using it as motivation for when he gets to Michigan, he wants to prove these offers are real, and that he can play.
Does anyone have any requests for any upcoming interviews? Or information about any recruits. The only exceptions for interview requests are - Willie Haulstead, Jelani Jenkins, and Taylor Lewan, for reasons I will discuss at a later time.
He was named to the Army All American game, as well as Jeremy Gallon earlier. This is good exposure, and a good way for our kids to recruit others to Michigan.
rivals already has a 2010 rivals250 watchlist out. jackson and ricardo are in there. i forget who else we have our eye on? lo wood i think is one but he isnt on there.
In an article on thewolverine.com, Pearlie Graves (4 star DT) has named Michigan the leader, and sounds like the team he will be committing to in December. Good News!