he grew a beard
One of Michigan's O-linemen from the early '90s:
Sounds like Lewis capped off a great weekend with another excellent day today in the 7-vs-7 event. This was all the more impressive condidering Tim Sullivan Tweeted that teams were throwing away from Lewis and going after Kendall Fuller instead. Seems like a boost in the rankings is all but a done deal for Lewis. Kudos to Tremendous for predicting that Lewis should end up as a top 100 player by the time all is said and done. Congrats to Jourdan and the rest of the guys who competed.
Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech cornerback Jourdan Lewis
In one of the first plays of the day, Lewis made Whitewright (Texas) quarterback Tyrone Swoopes his victim. It was a go-route down the sideline and Swoopes threw it to the outside shoulder of the receiver. Lewis showed his great closing speed and got in front of the receiver getting his hands between him and the ball securing the interception. It was a highlight-worthy play. Another nice interception on the day came from Auburn (Ala.) linebacker Reuben Foster, who kept a deflected pass off the ground by inches securing the interception while laying out.
Bill Benjamin, the NCAA Director of Enforcement resigned after 8 months on the job.
There's nothing to suggest so but I do wonder if he left because he wasn't allowed to do his job correctly or if he was forced out for being over-zealous.. With all the allegations at Ohio, and the little the NCAA chose to punish them, along with nefarious dealings at Oregon, Alabama, and LSU, among others, it wouldn't be inconceivable if he wasn't happy with what he was allowed to do.
Anyways, I searched and found nothing, scrolled through mgo.licio.us and saw nothing, and didn't recall Brian saying anything about it, so sorry if it's already been posted.
According to Rivals Wilkins will visit Tuesday. Looks like we're not out of the running yet.
I have returned from vacation and, naturally, there's a lot of catching up to do. Michigan added a camp commit in Channing Stribling while every Big Ten school picked up at least one pledge over the past two weeks. Yes, even Indiana, which is now officially on the board. Changes since the last rankings:
6-11-12: Nebraska picks up Kevin Gladney. Northwestern picks up Sam Coverdale. Indiana picks up Isaac Griffith.
6-12-12: Caleb Benenoch decommits from Michigan State.
6-14-12: Penn State picks up Brandon Bell.
6-15-12: Iowa picks up Malik Rucker.
6-16-12: Nebraska picks up Nathan Gerry.
6-17-12: Nebraska picks up Gabriel Miller. Wisconsin picks up Hayden Biegel and Jazz Peavy.
6-18-12: Minnesota picks up Alex Mayes.
6-19-12: Ohio State picks up Johnny Townsend. Northwestern picks up Eric Joraskie.
6-20-12: Michigan picks up Channing Stribling. Michigan State picks up Darian Hicks. Nothwestern picks up Xavier Menifield.
6-21-12: Illinois picks up Caleb Day. Iowa picks up Derrick Mitchell Jr. Minnesota picks up Owen Salzwedel.
6-22-12: Illinois picks up Bryce Douglas. Iowa picks up Sean Welsh and Andre Harris. Northwestern picks up Hunter Niswander. Minnesota picks up Chris Streveler.
6-23-12: Illinois picks up Darius Mosely.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^|
^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.