"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
Really quiet on the recruiting front these days, and because the 2013 class is going so well it looks as though the Michigan coaches keep moving on with new offers. 2011 8A state champ Bolingbrook, Illoinois has really been putting out some top talent in the last couple years. LB Antonio Morrison took a hard look at Michigan before deciding on Florida. Another is Aaron Bailey who is a 4-star QB that chose Illinois over the weekend. Bailey had offers from OSU, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and others but chose Illinois. This kid will really be good, especially with the new offense being installed at Illinois. One of his offers was from Arizona, and I hear that the coach out there has quite the ability to identify quality QB prospects???
Now comes 2014 CB prospect Parker Westphal. For those who dont know, former Mich DB Todd Howard who is an alum and position coach at Bolingbrook has some great things to say about Parker (http://hsillinois.scout.com/2/1133770.html). Over the weekend he was offered by Michigan. He lists Michigan and several other BigTen schools as places he has always liked. I've seen this kid since he has been in 6th grade and he is really a good looking player. I hope that the early offer combined with Howards presence gives us a leg up on the competition because I really think this kid is going to be a big timer. Not too big of an update but just something to keep an eye on as news continues to be a little slow.
Team One's final game of the season will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
Michigan will take on the #5 north carolina tar heels in Chapel Hill at 7pm EST.
The ECAC Tournament will take place Wednesday and Friday. 1 seed loyola will take on 4 seed denver at 8pm EST, and 2 seed ohio will take on the 3 seed fairfield. The tournament will be played in denver. The championship game will played Friday at 7pm on ESPNU. The winner gets the ECAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The tournament will expand to an 8-team format when Michigan becomes a full-member.
FINAL ECAC Standings
|1. #3 Loyola||6-0||10-1|
|2. #18 Ohio||5-1||8-6|
|3. #16 Fairfield||4-2||10-3|
|4. #12 Denver||3-3||8-4|
|6. Air Force||1-5||6-7|
^Michigan is an affiliate ECAC member for the 2012 season. Therefore, Michigan's record in the ECAC box is their record against ECAC opponents. They do not count as conference wins or losses for Michigan or their respective opponents. They will become a full member in the 2013 season.
"Safety Josh Furman reinstated to Michigan team -- per U-M"
Since the Athletic Department isn't mailing out renewal packets this year, I thought I would remind the MGo Community that the deadline for renewing football season tickets is May 4.
(I checked to see if there was any other thread on this and didn't find one. I await my beating if I missed one.)
The Lions draft of Chris Greenwood really has me perplexed. This guy went to Detroit King supposedly so it wasn't like he was at a school that would not get scouted. Was this guy on the recruiting radar when he came out? This guys measurables rank with Patrick Peterson and Deion Sanders if that 40 time is legit. 6' 2" corners that run 4.4 forty times get drafted in the 1st rd not play at Albion.
I couldn't find him on Rivals database. My guess is either he had a 7inch growth spurt or he quit football while at King. Seems like a crazy story in there somewhere but no one seems to have covered it yet.
I'm surprised the guy has not got more national and local respect. This guy seems to be where I am at. Obviously all the usual disclaimers apply(mock drafts are stupid, year ahead are really stupid, whose this guy on NFL .com, etc) but this is interesting.
1. *Taylor Lewan, Michigan, 6-8/302
2. *D.J. Fluker, Alabama, 6-6/335
3. *Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5/305
4. *Chris Faulk, LSU, 6-6/325
5. Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin, 6-6/322
Lewan may be this year's version of Kalil if he continues to get stronger. Fluker's a massive road grader who has better feet than expected. Matthews is the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, but his strong play is what gets him on this list. Faulk and Wagner have the girth and just good enough footwork to play immediately as rookies, even if it's on the right side of the line instead of the left.