Five-star cornerback Iman Marshall is friends with Freddy Canteen and is very likely to OV to #Michigan (VIP): http://michigan.247sports.com/Board/59424/Contents/Victors-Vault-522-28764473 …
Due to the harsh winter and Michigan frost laws, which prevented heavy equipment from being moved until later in April, the start of construction on Ann Arbor-Saline Road was delayed for 23 days, so construction will go into September. There's one bad weather day per week built into the schedule, but any more than that will mean further delay.
This will affect football traffic for App St and possibly for 9/13 Miami (NTM).
Didn't know how to more appropriately title this thread. I think more explanation is out the behind a paywall, but here are some of the recruiting items he threw out on Twitter:
- 5* CB Kendall Sheffield would like to visit
- 4* DE Kyree Campbell was waiting on an offer, already set a visit
- 5* CB Iman Marshall is friends with Canteen, very likely to plan an official
- 4* Grant Newsome likely deciding between Michigan and PSU
- 5* 2016 OL Liam Eichenberg has set a return date for another Michigan visit
- Michigan is still a factor for 5* DE Jashon Cornell
Approximately 9 million other 4/5* guys are allegedly high on Michigan right now as well, including Brandon Burton, AD Miller, whoever @_treyjohnb is, and so on. He drops updates on even more high profile guys.
How much of this is rooted in reality, and how much is a maize and blue fever dream for Lorenz? Hopefully a lot of this will be covered in the recruiting post today?
I was thinking the other day about players that started at Michigan, and, for whatever reason, didn't play 4 years here.
The two that immediately came to mind were David Bowens and Antonio Bass. I remember thinking when Bowens arrived in the mid-90s he reminded me of the speedy Florida State D linemen that we had so much trouble with in Moeller's first season. In his freshman season against Miami (NTM) my recollection was that he was absolutely dominant. I forget what led to his transfer (I believe academics), but would have loved for him to stick around.
I don't recall Antonio Bass playing a lot as a freshman, but do remember some crucial runs subbing in for Henne while operating out of the shotgun. It seemed like he was good for an almost automatic 5-10 yards in those situations. I assume that with Henne in place he would have played receiver but for his knee injury, but it felt like he also could have been a dual threat QB pre-Denard.
Finally, and this doesn't quite qualify since it involves a coach rather than a player, but I've long wondered how Michigan's football fortunes in the 1950s would have been different if Fritz Crisler had spent another 5-10 years on the sidelines (he was only 48 or 49 when he retired). His last team won the national championship, and in his last five years he had 2 Big Ten champions and 3 2nd place finishes. His tenure always seemed too short to me.
The countdown is on. Today, May 22nd, there are 100 days until Michigan football kicks off the 2014 season.
Five-star CB Kendall Sheffield says he'd like to visit #Michigan this summer (VIP): http://michigan.247sports.com/Board/59424/Contents/Victors-Vault-522-28764473 …
Only FSU has had 3 CBs named during that time (Deion, Rolle, Cromartie) total 4 times
GA had 8 (Bailey, Jennings), VA 5 (Barber), CA 5 (O'Neal, Asomugha), UL 5 (Buchanan, Madison)
* All Pro = 1st or 2nd team AP, Sporting News or NFL Writers...
Scout and 247 have adjusted his ranking. I'm not worried about this, and I assume it is related more to others "moving up" than Runyan having issues. He now appears to have lost his top-300 and 4* ranking on Scout and I think he moved from an 85 to an 81 (dropping 90ish spots nationally).
Just curious...Did he camp somewhere recently, or is this just relative fluctuation based on others jumping him?