Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
#11 to the Tennessee Titans
Personally I'm just hoping the Lions don't poop the bed here. And for our Michigan guys to go somewhere good for them.
Per this youtube video, it looks like JJ Mcgrath is transferring as this appears to be his film to generate interest. He would have been Wile's backup this year so it turns the kicking situation into a bit of a scary situation.
I would have to guess the scholarship given to Andrew David in the 2015 class is the reason behind it. The below quote comes from a Freep article in Jan 2013 when McGrath said he was coming to Michigan as a preferred walkon.
From Free Press Jan 2013>>>>> Macomb Lutheran North kicker J.J. McGrath announced he will attend U-M as a preferred walk-on, with the understanding that he will get a scholarship when one opens for a kicker. “I’m taking a preferred walk on my first year and there’s a possibility I might end up taking a greyshirt,” he said of the process of enrolling in second semester and not being a part of the scholarship class immediately but being included down the road. “I am going to walk on for sure.” According to the roster, his understanding is that may be as soon as the end of next season, when U-M senior kicker Brendan Gibbons’ eligibility expires. >>>>>
Any clue who Wile's backup will be now?
1. HOU: Jadeveon Clowney
2. St. Louis: Greg Robinson
3. (Trade) DET: Sammy Watkins
4: CLE: Kalil Mack (curveball)
5: OAK: Mike Evans
6: ATL: Taylor Lewan
7: TAMPA: Johnny Manziel
8: MIN: Aaron Donald
9: BUF: Jake Matthews
10. JAX: Blake Bortles (I just don't see someone giving up the picks to come get him)
11. (Trade) NYJ: Odell Beckham
12. NYG: Darquez Dennard
13. STL: Kyle Fuller (I want major respect if this is right)
14. CHI: Haha Clinton-Dix
15. PIT: Anthony Barr
16: DAL: Eric Ebron
17. BAL: CJ Mosley
18. TEN: Brandin Crooks
19. MIA: Calvin Pryor
20. (Trade) CLE: Derek Carr
Not going to do the rest because it's a crap shoot and will have unpredictable trades.
James Franklin is fast becoming Urban Meyer 2.0 (booo! hiss!). James is a hot commodity coming in with SEC recruiting tactics and with an anything-goes mentality. James (so far) has successfully dodged controversies regarding the alleged Vanderbilt rapes and has picked up the pace on recruiting with the 2nd best recruiting class in the nation (so far).
Besides being shady like Urban, James also knows how to belittle the competition, and he has recently made a proclamation that New Jersey is all "in-state", in other words, James Franklin has single-handedly annexed the fertile recruiting grounds of New Jersey. The future Jabrill Peppers' and Minkah Fitzpatrick's and their garden state brethren now belong to James Franklin, apparently.
In addition, there seems to be a PSU vs. Rutgers rivalry building up with the Rutgers HC, Kyle Flood (who?), referring to PSU as "the team from Pennsylvania" (which he seems to have copied from Ohio's "that team up north" jab).
James Franklin brushes off those empty words and matter-of-factly suggests that Rutgers "might as well shut them down because they don't have a chance". Ouch!
-- signing off with your news from the East Coast.
Here is a video of Sam McGuffie doing a 58" vertical leap.
Sam is working out in hopes of getting another chance in the NFL.