if you seek an image of the most Wisconsin OL ever, enter here
Hopefully you left your seatbelts on.
ED:BISB - Confirmed by Aquamendous/Traquaman and others. They come in pairs.
Ricky Barnum was not suspended yesterday per Sam Webb on his radio show this morning. He missed the game due to injury.
Morris is going into his junior year of high school. Has interest from big ten programs, but Michigan is one of the first to offer him.
"(Michigan) actually showed a lot of interest in (Monte)," said Morris' mother Tanya. "He loved the way the team came together in the tournament. He loves the way Coach Beilein handled the team. They are very high on his list. Very high." "They're at the number one spot right now," Morris added. "It's the support they've shown me — showing me how serious they are recruiting me. I like their campus and their offense — how they spread the court and how they like the point guards to have the ball for at least six seconds. I just feel like their style of play will fit mine."
Just finished listening to the Recruiting Roundup on WTKA, and Sam says the coaches are telling recruits there will be 26 in this class.
It was an extended segment that affirms many of the things we already knew and has some new tidbits including basketball prospects. Once it becomes a podcast it's well worth a listen.
I searched around and didn't see this anywhere. Sam Webb asked Allen Trieu, Bill Greene, and Dave Berk about prospects from Ohio (Kalis, Dunn, Odenigbo, Wormley, Pittman) that MSU/UM are pursuing and how matters might have changed due to fallout from Tressel's retirement.
Bill Greene on Dunn:
I think Michigan absolutely has a legitimate shot at Brionte Dunn. I think Penn State would be appealing to him too. [...] I think any of the schools in the Midwest that can sell him on an I-formation, power running game has got a shot. I would put Michigan as the No. 1 competitor for Ohio State for Brionte Dunn and I would say Penn State is right there too. He said he's also going to visit Penn State.
Trieu on Wormley:
Even through all the things that he was saying, I always felt like Michigan was the leader for Chris. I think Michigan is the clear leader now and I think it would be an upset if he went anywhere but Michigan.
Berk on Pittman:
I think that kid is going to stay in the Midwest. I think you can look at Notre Dame, Michigan State and Michigan as programs that should probably jump above Ohio State right now with him. We have to keep in mind that it may not be the cool thing to say Ohio State has dropped on your list if you're an Ohio kid. You never want to come out and say that.
Greene on Pittman:
I have known Se'Von since he was 12. I think I know him pretty well. He's another one that I don't think is going to go a thousand miles from home to college. I could be wrong, but I think with Se'Von Pittman it is a two-team race with Michigan and Ohio State. Everyone else is trying to get in where they can fit in. I think he is going to visit Alabama, I think he is going to visit Florida, but I think in the end he is going to stay close to his mom and play in the Midwest. Three months ago I would have said done deal Ohio State — total lock Ohio State. I certainly wouldn't say that today.
So Berk and Greene taken together would seem to suggest that we should probably lead for Pittman, currently do lead for Wormley (no surprise there), and have a decent shot at Dunn (though the part about PSU was news to me). They talked about Ideafi Odenigbo somewhat, but only with regard to how MSU's chances might improve (summary: somewhat, and McGowan's commitment will help, but he wants elite-level academics a la Stanford and ND). Are we not really pursuing him anymore? I remember his tape being excellent.