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I didn't see it posted, but if it has feel free to neg me to death. Michigan is #16. UK #1. MSU not on the list.
First top 100 (actually top 300 if you load the other pages) was released by Scout, with a lot of other updated and expanded rankings. There are currently 33 5*s, and the 4*s extend out to the 250th ranked player (meaning currently players ranked 251-300 are 3*s).
There are several interesting rankings/listings, but here are some players of interest and a few observations/comments.
Braden #40 OT, 3*
Stacey #33 OG, 3*
Kiel #1 QB, 5*, 17th overall
Pike #3 QB, 5*, 25th overall - slight UM lean maybe? hopefully?
Fuller #9 QB, 4*, 163rd overall - I guess somebody likes him as a QB
Garmon #11 RB, 65th overall - he is listed as the RB most likely to commit to Mich over on Touch the Banner.com (is that Magnus's site right?)
Burbridge #11 WR, 84th overall - I had once heard he was a MSU lean, is that still presumed true?
Stanford #16 WR, 106th overall
Thompson #5 TE, 4*, 137th overall (Yeah Ron! If you look at my previous posts, I had him on my wish list even when he was getting no recruiting hype, so you can imagine how happy I am to see him get this ranking. Go Blue Ron!) - strong Mich lean
Funchess #6 TE, 146 overall - maybe a Mich lean?
McNamara #7 TE, 165 overall - presumed OSU lean, from SD area
Peat #2 OT, 5*, 3rd overall - would be a huge get - both literally and figuratively
Murphy #8 OT, 34th overall
Diamond #9 OT, 4*, 40th overall - presumed Mich lean
Simmons #2 OG, 5*, 30th overall - his mentor is a former Mich OL, story is on front of Michigan's Rivals page, but I'm not an insider
Wormley #13 DE, 4*, 112th overall - Mich lean
Shittu #7 DT, 50th overall
Day #9 DT, 4*, 64th overall - grew up Mich fan right? presumed Mich lean
O'Brien #14 DT, 4*, 131st overall - I actually expected him to be higher than Day, but I guess we stand a better shot at Day any way right? Personally, I would be quite happy if we could get both of them - still a Tenn lean though?
Ross #2 MLB, 4*, 72nd overall - would love to get several of these LBs
Ringer #8 MLB, 4*, 206th overall - April 15th-ish, is that the date we hopefully ring in Ringer (it's late, I'm allowed bad puns)
Odenigbo #2 OLB, 58th overall - I didn't realize he was this highly regarded, although he has already been selected to the Under Armour All American game for next year
RJS #7 OLB, 4*, 105th overall
Darby #2 CB, 40th overall - some sources list him as RB
Richardson #8 CB, 4*, 139th overall
Reeves #10 CB, 177th overall
Stefon Diggs is listed as #2 at SAFETY! 5*, I had never heard of him being projected as a safety before (actually I about soiled myself when I didn't see him listed in the section on WRs interested in us) - 16th overall
Wilson #10 S, 4*, 151st overall - probably the safety we have best shot at?
Interestingly, Brionte Dunn is a 5* while Warren Ball is a 4*. These are both RBs committed to OSU and we are trying to steal Dunn because i think Ball was OSU's first choice (definitely committed first and I think was offered first). Perhaps still a long shot, but how awesome would it be to steal a 5* from OSU. Remember, Dunn committed b/f the issues with Tressel were made known, so maybe he will reconsider a little. Anyone with more info on the topic please feel free to clarify where we stand with Dunn. Both are top 100 overall.
OSU is actually doing well with 2 5*s already and looking good with at least 1 more (DE Adolphus Washington). It will be interesting to see how the situation with Tressel affects recruiting. All currently committed recruits committed before the story broke.
***EDITED*** Wormley has been updated to a Michigan lean as several posters below mention that OSU may not be as strong of a threat as I had feared.
While I realize that none of these rankings actually ever seem to make a difference BUT
A grade of B- and 7th in the conference, seems more than a little harsh.
Although State, Iowa, Penn State, Illinois also got a B- which puts us all into a tie for third based on the letter grade rankings.
Edit: Sorry, this has already been posted.
As of recently, Scout had K Commit Matt WIle as an NR. Turns out, they think we got ourselves a pretty darn good kicker.
|2011 Scout.com HS Football Rankings (full list):|
|Pos: K||Pos Rank: #4||Pos Rating:|
That's right. The number FOUR kicker in the nation. One of only 9 to get that coveted third star.
Rivals still has him at a 2 star, 5.3, and ESPN still logs him as a 74, but it looks like Scout has made a much more recent update.
That should push us nicely ahead of certain folks in East Lansing. I know it's just recruiting, but any time we can beat Sparty...
Rittenberg came out with his B10 rankings earlier tonight. Either he scored some extra cat nip tonight or rushed this because his Ma was calling him to come out of the basement for a late dinner.
Northwestern & Illinois above Michigan?!
Illinois can only play on half a field and Northwestern was stricken by the Angry QB Hating God. How are they in this position?
PSU above Iowa and Illinois?!
Both these teams crushed PSU. I know they didn't have McGloin, but I doubt the outcome would change with him in.
LOLophers above Indiana?
Granted Indiana has not won a conference game, but I feel that they would if they played the LOLophers.
Agree? Disagree? Thoughts?