I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Over at TheWolverine.com, Michael Spath has posted an interesting profile of 2011 OL commit Caleb Stacey [not premium content] with an extensive evaluation by his high school coach, Kurry Commins. Some sample quotes follow, but click on the link for the full monty.
"Caleb's only a shade over 6-4 but he has extremely long arms. [He] is a notch above most linemen when it comes to the cerebral part of the game. He understands blocking techniques, angles, leverage - the ins and outs of the game.
"I had a kid win the Super Bowl last year [linebacker Diyral Briggs] and I've had some other really great talents but in my 11 years, Caleb will be, by far, the most complete player I've ever had by the time he finishes his senior year."
"...[H]e's an ideal interior player. He's a very mean guy on the field. Not dirty, but he's one of those old-school throwbacks that is going to punish the man he lines up against.
"This is a kid that comes from a very humble background and he brings his lunch pail every day. He's worked so hard for this opportunity and when he got that Michigan offer I think he was blown away. I know those coaches very well and what I told Caleb is that they are guys that are going to be invested in your long-term future, and you want to play for guys like that.
"I think after that trip to West Virginia he just sort of knew that he was wasting his time looking at other places because Michigan had everything he wanted."
According to Allen Trieu, 5* QB Gunner Kiel is/was visiting Michigan today.
OSU Student Paper: "Behind Hoke, Michigan football program is now in better shape than Ohio State’s"
Drink in those Buckeye tears my maize and blue brethren.
Summary: May 11th decision deadline. "Uncommitted in-state defender" in his ear to commit to UM.
I am wondering why he has such a mediocre offer list, as he is highly rated by some of the recruiting sites. Thoughts?
Michigan has expanded the student section at Michigan Stadium by 1,000 seats to accommodate the large number of requests for the upcoming football season. Michigan associate athletic director Dave Ablauf said some fans will have to be relocated to keep the students in the same area of Michigan Stadium.
Who's feeling lucky about their relocation?
I for one am a huge fan of the NFL Draft - I will literally watch the entire thing start to finish (of course with a couple cases of beer by my side). I am a NY Giants fan and I am hoping that Pouncey falls far enough to be snagged up by the GMen.
I am sure there are a lot of Lions fans in here but I throw this question out to the MGoWorld: Who's your team and who do you want them to draft?
EDIT: Thanks for all the responses, keep them coming - can't wait for tomorrow night at 8!