a terrible blight on our fine country
An oral history by ESPN's Michael Rothstein that looks back on Drew Henson's recruitment and how he ended up with the Yankees. Unfortunately, the article does not cover the part most people are interested in: Henson giving up his senior year at Michigan to play baseball full time. Hopefully, there is a Part II.
Jabrill Peppers apparently won the 100m dash at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions
Can't find the offical time, but he qualified for the meet as the number 2 seed in the 100m in the state with an official listed time of 10.51. He beat the number 1 seed who qualified with a time of 10.43.
Peppers is now the second NJSIAA Meet of Champions 100m dash champion to play football at UM, joining Butch Woolfolk who won the event in 1978 with at time of 9.7 (what?, but seriously, that's what his time is listed at. I'm guessing this was before elegent timing methods came into play, because the next year Carl Lewis won with a time of 10.5. Then every other year, it's reasonable times and the 'offical' state record holder has a time of 10.2 EDIT: as pointed out below, Woolfolk ran when it was the 100 yard dash, not meters)
EDIT: if I may interject my own opinion here, but I think any concerns about his 'straight line speed', as mentioned in that comparison of elite DBs, are being resoundlingly answered this track season.
DetNews story article that sources say McDowell will transfer to Southfield. Unsure what that means in regards to his recruitment and U of M.
1.) On the unofficial two-deep we've got Royce Jenkins-Stone as the backup WLB. Per his recruiting profile, I thought he'd be the back-up SAM. Currently, Beyer is the backup SAM, and Beyer won't likely move (WDE is taken up by Clark [Sr], Ojemudia [Soph], and Charlton [Fr], not to mention incoming recruits like Lawrence Marshall).
The depth chart by class really exemplifies my above statement regarding depth at LB. What I'm wondering is what the board thinks about RJS moving positions to SAM. He and Winovich are the best protoypes for that position on the roster, but if RJS moves from WLB this year, we have no depth.
Basically, do we see RJS as moving to SAM next year (backing up JMFR), or does he stay at WLB?
2.) The slot position loses 2/3 of its players after this year. We are bringing in new WRs, but none fit the "slot" position (except A. Scott, who has not committed). After this year, only Demario Jones (6'2) will be a "slot" WR. I know we're moving away from the position, but in the ideal Borges offense, we should still have a player who can play the slot position on offense.
Do we move one of the smaller CBs -- Richardson, Lewis, [insert any and all Cass Tech CBs here]? Or do you guys see someone moving from RB -- Norfleet, Hayes?
It's not terribly important: A. Scott as a potential commit, other WRs able to move inside, multiple TE/U-back/H-back types. Nevertheless, it's the offseason and I'm bored at work.
On recruiting roundup, Sam Webb took a guess on the final 5 recruits that will finish up the class.
Other than the obvious "yes, please" response, three of these 5 recruits would be incredible, and would almost certainly guarantee a top 3 recruiting class.
Edit: I finally listened to this morning's recruiting roundup, and this information is legit; Disregard earlier statement.