this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
This is a list of the Important targets that have Michigan in their anticipated or stated top 5. I have listed them by importance to the Class of 2014. It’s still early in the process with more offers starting to go out and recruits are narrowing down their choices.
FB, TE, Safety, OLB, are lower priority needs and I did not list them. DT is a pretty big need and several offers have been given out, but Michigan doesn’t sit too well with the big named prospects as of yet.
The biggest need in this class is SDE. We have some big name offers given out and Michigan is sitting well with at least 3 of them.
Da’Shawn Hand [#1 overall prospect] (Has Michigan in his top 5)
Malik McDowell [#2 SDE] Detroit Loyola kid who is a must get for this class. (Michigan in top 3)
Bryan Mone [#9 SDE] HS teammate of Sione Houma (Michigan the assumed leader)
David Cornwell [#8 QB] No offer as of yet (Michigan in top 5)
Jabrill Peppers [#1 ATH] Could play RB/WR as well (Michigan in top 5)
Parrker Westphal [ #11 CB] (Michigan the assumed leader)
D’Andre Payne [#20 CB] (Michigan in top 5)
Nick Watkins [#4 CB] (Michigan in top 5, Alabama the assumed leader)
Mark Andrews [#7 WR] 6’6” target! (Michigan in top 5)
Corey Holmes [#61 WR] (Michigan the assumed leader)
Artavis Scott [#11 WR] (Michigan in top 5) Possible “package deal” Mason Cole, OG
Drake Harris [#6 WR] (MSU committ who is opening up his recruiting to focus on football)
Denzel Ward [#41 OT] (Committed to Michigan, but wants to take visits)
Damien Price [#2 OT] (Michigan in top 4)
Tommy Doles [#32 OT] (Michigan the assumed leader)
Alex Bars [#21 OT] (No named leaders. Brother is on current team)
Mason Cole [#5 OG]. (Michigan in top 3) Possible “package deal” with Artavis Scott, WR
Michael Ferns [#7 ILB] (Committed to Michigan)
Lawrence Marshall [#16 WDE] (Michigan the assumed leader)
Joe Henderson [#17 WDE] (Michigan in top 4)
*All player Rankings are based on 247 Composite Ratings
Put all of your thoughts, comments, questions, concerns, and general what-have-yous here.
Personally, I still don't know what the heck is going on. The only thing I know is that he might still have a girlfriend (the Leenay Kekau imposter that he fell in love with (?) is still alive!)? Or is the hoax a default break-up? My mind hurts.
Treating the double n as one m, we get:
Hang on folks, we're about to find out who killed Kennedy.
I realize there is a thread about the general topic below, but I'm very curious about the responses to the press conference in particular. For me, I find the lack of notification to authorities very puzzling. Did your opinion shift after listening to Swarbick?
Already posted in other thread, but provided here at the request of other posters (apologies for some redundancy):
Baylor’s Darryl Stonum (ex-Wolverine) played for the West team that beat the East 40-7 in the Casino Del Sol game on January 11 in Tucson. Kansas QB Dayne Crist (formerly of Notre Dame) also played for the West. Link to article about Stonum: http://azstarnet.com/sports/football/college/casino-del-sol-all-star-game-ex-richrod-player-seeking/article_d45c0ddf-76cb-5fb6-a0f8-1867dd40e5ca.html
The Raycom College All-Star Classic, with Roy Roundtree playing for the Stripes team (wearing number 89; being coached by Head Coach Dan Reeves and wide receivers coach Keenan McCardle; and catching passes from Iowa’s James Vandenberg and Purdue’s Robert Marve - but playing in a red uniform, perhaps as a tribute/throwback to his Trotwood-Madison HS playing days), will be played on January 19 in Montgomery, Alabama (TV: CBS Sports Network at 3 PM) Link to the game’s website:http://collegeallstargame.com/
The East-West Shrine All-Star Game, with Will Campbell playing for the West team (wearing number 73) along with ex-Wolverine Dann O’Neill (Western Michigan offensive tackle) will be played on January 19 in St. Petersburg (TV: NFL Network at 4 PM) Craig Roh had been listed on the game’s roster, but he’s elected to train for the NFL Draft in Arizona with Kenny Demens, J. T. Floyd and (strangely) MSU’s Will Gholston. Link to the game’s website:http://www.shrinegame.com/
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, with Elliott Mealer playing for the National team (wearing number 76 and playing offensive tackle) along with Rice’s Sam McGuffie (ex-Wolverine, wearing number 81) will be played on January 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California and televised on ESPN2 at 5:00 p. m. EST. Link to the game’s website: http://collegiate.nflpa.com/#!home
The Senior Bowl, with Denard Robinson playing wide receiver, will be played on January 26 in Mobile, Alabama (TV: NFL Network at 4 PM) Not sure if they’ve assigned teams yet, but assume that Denard is on the North roster. His quarterbacks could be Mike Glennon - NC State, Zac Dysert - Miami (OH) and Ryan Nassib - Syracuse. Landry Jones - Oklahoma, E. J. Manuel - Florida State and Tyler Wilson - Arkansas are the other quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl. Link to the game’s website:http://www.seniorbowl.com/
The Texas vs. The Nation game, with Jordan Kovacs playing safety for the Nation team (with Penn State’s Matt McGloin at quarterback), will be played on February 2 in Allen, Texas. (TV: Fox Sports at 2:30 PM) Link to the game’s website:http://www.texasvsthenation.com