Here is Tom's weekly recruiting talk with Brad Galli from WXYZ 7.
Topics include Wilton Speight, Da'Shawn Hand, 2014/15 recruiting and the UConn game.
Jabrill Peppers added a blog entry. Amongst some other things he talked about recruiting. Specifically, him recruiting Da'Shawn Hand and Leonard Fournette.
I talk to Leonard Fournette and DaShawn Hand a lot about coming to Michigan.
First, with Leonard I'm trying to stress to him the importance of us having Derrick Green. Derrick is one of the best young running backs in the country and with him taking reps along with Leonard they could be the best 1-2 punch in the country.
The best part is that it would preserve him more because he's not gonna have to take on the whole load by himself. He'll get a blow and we won't lose productivity on the field. Getting those breaks will allow him to have a longer career than most running backs.
It's a win-win. Plus Leonard really understands how big a Michigan degree would be for him so I feel good about him.
Then with DaShawn, I always tell him that we can make each other better. We can really feed off of each other because we're both playing on defense. We'll put the clamps on the receivers and he'll pressure the quarterback. It's the perfect compliment with both of us on the field at the same time.
They're both really cool dudes and really serious about their academics first. That's what I love about them. They're obviously really talented and whatever they decide to do they've got a fan in me, but hopefully they'll come join Team 135 and we can all start our legacies together and bring Michigan back where I know it's supposed to be.
Do I think I can bring them with me? Well, I'm a really confident person so I feel pretty good about it. Definitely about DaShawn because of our relationship and the type of defense that we run. Leonard will be a little tougher, but they call me the commissioner so I'm gonna put it out there right here on my blog: I'm bringing both of them.
Saw this behind Rivals paywall and requested it be made free. They obliged! Very interesting discussion on freshmen eligibilty and the impact the 1972 rule change has had on education. Changed my mind immediately.
Per Tim Sullivan's twitter. Though he thinks UM is in good shape. Interesting to say the least...