a terrible blight on our fine country
So today was a paintball outing for #Eating, the program put together by Martavious Odoms, now joined by Vincent Smith and Brandin Hawthorne. My son and his friend participated and had a great time. Just wanted to thank everyone involved, and let you all know if they do it again, by all means, get yourself involved! Great event for a great cause.
Golson was quoted stating that he is planning on returning to South Bend in the Spring, (shocking) and vows to never cheat again on any quiz or exam.
Per Scout, Twitter, etc..
Not a big surprise at all, but I thought I would pass ithe news along to anyone still thinking he might come here, which probably wasn't alot.
Urban Meyer does not refute the reports that Hernandez failed drug test. But claims that he was held to same standard. Of course, we do not know what the standard was
Meyer texted to the paper. "Hernandez was held to the same drug testing policy as every other player."
The recruiting rankings get a bump after three recent Michigan commitments; while the Wolverines still hold the top spot, Ohio State has made a serious run of late to close the gap. Elsewhere, Rutgers goes for quantity, the Indiana schools battle for Not Last Place, a kid named Freedom commits on Independence Day, and Wisconsin comes to a mutual understanding with Taiwan Deal.
Changes since last rankings:
6-19-13: Rutgers picks up Brandon Russell. Michigan State picks up Jalen Watts-Jackson. Wisconsin picks up Dominic Cizauskas. Indiana picks up Willie Yarbary.
6-20-13: Ohio State picks up Jalyn Holmes. Rutgers picks up Jacob Kraut and Donald Bedell.
6-21-13: Ohio State picks up Stephen Collier. Michigan State picks up Gerald Owens and David Beedle. Iowa picks up Jameer Outsey. Indiana picks up Delroy Baker.
6-22-13: Iowa picks up Keegan Render.
6-23-13: Ohio State picks up Terry McLaurin.
6-24-13: Wisconsin picks up Michael Dieter. Illinois picks up Malik Turner. Maryland picks up Brett Kulka.
6-25-13: Wisconsin picks up Taiwan Deal. Maryland picks up Tyler Burke and Brendan Moore.
6-26-13: Rutgers picks up Adonis Jennings. Penn State picks up Troy Vincent Jr.
6-27-13: Ohio State picks up Jamarco Jones. Wisconsin picks up Austin Hudson. Iowa picks up Matt Nelson.
6-28-13: Rutgers picks up Kiy Hester and Jimmy Hogan.
6-29-13: Michigan picks up Freddy Canteen and Brandon Watson.
7-1-13: Michigan picks up Noah Furbush. Penn State picks up Antoine White.
7-2-13: Illinois picks up Matt Domer. Indiana picks up Donovan Clark.
7-4-13: Nebraska picks up Monte Harrison and Freedom(!) Akinmoladun.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|247 Comp. Rank* (Nat'l Rank)||School||# Commits||5*||4*||3*||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||247 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^|
|2 (8)||Ohio State||14||0||9||4||3.36||3.57||3.64||3.50||3.52|
|3 (18) ↑2||Rutgers||20||0||2||17||2.80||2.85||2.85||3.05||2.89|
|4 (19) ↓1||Penn State||13||0||5||8||3.23||3.31||3.31||3.38||3.31|
|5 (25) ↑1||Michigan State||12||0||0||12||3.08||3.17||3.25||3.33||3.21|
|6 (26) ↓2||Northwestern||12||0||3||9||3.17||3.08||3.33||3.33||3.23|
|7 (37) ↑1||Wisconsin||10||0||2||7||3.00||3.20||3.00||3.10||3.08|
|8 (38) ↓1||Nebraska||11||0||0||10||2.91||2.64||2.82||3.00||2.84|
|10 (59) ↑1||Illinois||8||0||0||8||2.63||2.75||2.63||3.00||2.75|
|11 (64) ↑1||Maryland||8||0||0||6||2.75||2.50||2.75||3.00||2.75|
|12 (69) ↓2||Minnesota||5||0||1||4||3.00||3.40||3.20||2.80||3.10|
|13 (75) ↑1||Indiana||7||0||0||4||2.57||2.43||2.57||2.43||2.50|
|14 (76) ↓1||Purdue||6||0||0||4||2.33||2.67||2.67||2.83||2.63|
*Full rankings and explanation here.
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.
On to the full data after the jump.
Slow day, so here are a couple of free articles about The Opening, as well as their money quotes. Ian Bunting was our lone commit, and it sounds like he did well for himself.
I didn't get to see that much of the line play because I was focused on the QBs and the 7-on-7, but this is the second time in two months I've seen Hand and there's no doubt he's an elite talent. He looks like a future impact guy. However, the D-line who seemed the most impressive at The Opening was Chad Thomas, a Miami native who took camp MVP honors. Thomas is a long kid who showed he was really explosive and slippery. Thomas' stock among recruiting analysts figures to be soaring after this week.
"When I talk to Coach Miles, it's pretty funny," said [Lorenzo] Carter, who is ranked as one of the nation's top 10 players by multiple scouting services. "I have fun when I call him. He just talks about whatever. It's not always about football. He just talks about whatever he feels like. (The length) depends on how deep we are into the conversation. He might bring something up about girls, and then that will be a long conversation. One time he wanted to talk about country music, and that was a short conversation."
Da'Shawn Hand is choosing between Alabama, Florida and Michigan, schools whose stadiums seat a combined 300,270. And it's possible one day Hand will design a stadium that large. The defensive lineman from Woodbridge (Va.) High School wants to work in stadium design, planning and finance. He said he recently earned an A for the year in his civil engineering and architectural design class, in which his class project was a design of an athletic fieldhouse. "I had two meeting rooms in it, a track in it, a basketball court, a pool, a training room, a weight room, two bathrooms , elevator, two floors, it was crazy," he said.
Here are a couple positives in terms of Bunting:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmr03cs7s9c (feel free to embed, I can't access youtube at work)