this may be of some local interest
With the recent commitment of Peppers, I thought it'd be interesting to see how many of the last 2 (edit: now 3) classes of recruits were considered top 5 nationally at their positions by at least one of the services. This is kind of an arbitrary cutoff, and actually leaves off a decent amount who are top 10 at their position nationally, but here's what we've got. Services listed in order of highest ranking for each player:
2012 (thanks to user Allin4Blue)
Ondre Pipkins #3 DT - Rivals
Sione Houma #4 FB - ESPN
Kyle Kalis #4 OG - 247
Joe Bolden #3 OLB - 247, #4 OLB - Scout
Royce Jenkins-Stone - #2 MLB - Scout
Chris Wormley #4 SDE - 247
Terry Richardson #5 CB - ESPN
Devin Funchess - #5 TE - ESPN
Kyle Bosch #3 OT - Scout, #4 OG - 247
Taco Charlton #3 WDE - 247
Derrick Green #1 RB - Rivals, Scout, #5 RB - ESPN
Shane Morris #3 QB - Scout, #4 QB - Rivals, 247
David Dawson #3 OG - 247, #2 OG - ESPN
Patrick Kugler #1 OG - Scout, #2 C - 247, #3 OG - ESPN,
Jake Butt # 4 TE - ESPN, #5 TE - Scout, Rivals
Dymonte Thomas #4 S - Scout
Jabrill Peppers #1 CB - Everyone save Scout at #4
Drake Harris #4 WR - 247, #3 WR - Scout
Bryan Mone #5 DT - 247
Ian Bunting #5 TE - ESPN
3 TE - 1 H, 2 Y
I was wondering if we'll take any RBs in this class. I haven't seen any RB offers go out in this class (Elijah Hood was one) but not too many others.
I know we have two in the last class with Deveon Smith and Derrick Green but considering Fitz is a senior and we have no other 'elite' back on our roster will we take another?
I see the following:
Maybe Peppers will also play on offense?
Found out from a friend who had played with him at GVSU, and I unfortunately confirmed this info online. I know a few people were following this story and hoping for the best, and this is not the news anyone wanted to hear. He leaves behind a wife and 2 kids. RIP.
Interesting conversation at the work today. Family legacies at Michigan. This topic mainly came up when I was talking about Johnny Wangs son walking on this season.
Anyone have a list of legacies at Michigan? So far I've come up with off the top of my head-
- Marty Huff/Ben Huff
- Forest Evashevski/Forest Jr. and James Evashevski
- Fielding H. Yost (HC)/Fielding Yost, Jr.
- Butch Woolfolk/Troy Woolfolk
- Stan Edwards/Braylon Edwards
- Don Dufek/Don Jr. and Bill Dufek
- Jim Mandich/Mike Mandich
I realize many of you really don't care, but I like to see Michigan win everything they compete in.
The BTN is holding a Best Helmet in the Big Ten tournament. Most of us would agree there's little doubt which school should win, but our rivals are doing all they can to prevent us from winning another accolade.
We are in the semi-finals against Iowa. Yesterday we were down at one point 65% to 35%. We have closed the gap. It's now 55% to 45%. I assume if we all vote a couple of times we can even the score.
Here's the Link:
BTW - the winner faces the winner of Indiana vs. Penn State in the Final.
PSU is leading 74% to 26%
Update: Michigan made the finals against Indiana. Here's the link to vote: