frank beamer #1
247's final Top 247 is not the most kind ranking system applied to M's class. David Dawson is our highest rated commit on their site, coming in at 65 overall. The rest of our class breaks down as follows:
- 80 - Dymonte Thomas
- 81 - Shane Morris
- 97 - Patrick Kugler
- 103 - Kyle Bosch
- 108 - Taco Charlton
- 120 - Henry Poggi
- 129 - LTT
- 137 - Chris Fox
- 190 - Maurice Hurst
- 194 - Mike McCray
- 199 - Ben Gedeon
- 218 - DeVeon Smith
Derrick Green checks in at 84 overall.
247 lists Michigan's class 6 overall. The question for the recruitniks/talent evaluators: is M's class lacking top end talent/supreme playmakers or are 247's rankings unduly harsh to our commits? Obviously this isn't bad - 6 overall is an incredible class. I'm just surprised by some of the rankings here.
Reon Dawson is a WOLVERINE. He just committed to Michigan. Story coming on http://Scout.com
OH DB Reon Dawson has committed to Michigan. The former Illinois commit was planning on calling both coaching staffs Wednesday. I dunno what changed that, this just came across my twitter feed. I hope it's not a journalist ruining a kid's moment, but I don't actually have a scout subscription, so we'll see what news comes out from here.
Welcome Reon, and Go Blue
EDIT: Confirmed by TomVH
Michigan picks up commit No. 26: http://insider.espn.go.com/insider/michigan/forums/_/the-den#!/topic/1358216850-882-457 …
Things on the board have been less than perfect recently, so here's something to take your mind off things! I had the priviledge to photograph a Slippery Rock football game back in September during Michigan's bye-week (yeah, these are 4 months old, but I just recently got a new computer/time/patience to go through them). I know a lot of you have never actually seen a Slippery Rock game so I thought I'd share some photos with you. I would encourage all Michigan fans to make the trip to see a game at least once. It's a lot of fun! And only a 4 hour drive from Ann Arbor. You may remember some of these photos from a story the Daily ran in October. Here's my complete album.
Photos are below in this thread, here's a link to the complete thing:
(I don't have a website, only a facebook page. The website in my watermark is my friend's website that I shoot for during Airshow season). In case the photos don't show up, here's a link to my page, which I'll be posting Michigan hockey, basketball, women's basketball, field hockey, and probably a couple other sports soon(ish) on:
Slippery Rock lost 49-56, unfortunately. It was still a fun time. I know a few people who didn't think Slippery Rock was actually real. See for yourself!
Per Dr. Saturday, Lane Kiffin pulled the scholarship of Kylie Fitts, a four-star DE in the recruiting class of 2013 who was scheduled to enroll early last week. Evidently he gave the kid three days' notice. Classy move.
I know there has been lots of stink made about coaches withdrawing scholarships that were promised, but has anyone heard of one revoked so close to the enrollment date?
In an attempt to up morale on the board, it sounds like 2013 TE Durham Smythe will be visiting on the 25th of January according to Rivals and ESPN. ESPN actually has us in his final 3 visits with Stanford and Oregon.
This brings up the question: will Funchess possibly be moving to WR? Or does this provide Borges with more jumbo TE sets?
Kid has an impressive offer list with Miami (YTM), Florida, Georgia, Texas, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Stanford and Oregon having offered.
He is a 3-star on Rivals and a 4-star on both ESPN and Scout.
Ace did an interview with him last February: http://mgoblog.com/diaries/interview-durham-smythe
Reon Dawson has set his decision date to Wednesday. Choosing between the Illini and Michigan
ESPN with the basic info, just going to call each coaching staff and let them know.