this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
According to Scout.com Analyst:
Jordan Diamond will commit to Michigan and there is a 50% chance Armani Reeves does too. Anyones thoughts?
Per Tim Sullivan's twitter. Though he thinks UM is in good shape. Interesting to say the least...
Build a statue of someone, and you have already confused the image with the man.
Not surprisingly, Orson has a typically thoughtful take on Paterno's death that is well worth reading.
Buried in this article in the DetNews: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120123/OPINION03/201230331/Prep-Insider-Coaches-work-curb-basketball-fights?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p
Is this Nugget:
Jack and Jared Wangler have transferred to Warren DeLaSalle from Royal Oak Shrine. By MHSAA rule, both are athletically ineligible this semester, but will be eligible in the fall. Jack Wangler, a junior, is considered one of the top receivers in the Catholic League. Jared, a sophomore, is expected to play football and basketball next season.
They are the sons of former Michigan quarterback John Wangler .
Shrine administrators made a request, seeking to discourage such transfers, the Wanglers be ruled ineligible through the first semester of 2012-13, but league director Vic Michaels ruled in favor of the Wanglers.
Having one of the top WR in the Catholic League should help Shane alot this year. This seemed to be a reaccuring theme all year, Shane played well, but too many drops, not enough open recievers.
Edit: sorry for the bad formatting at the top, but I pasted the important bits.
I have talked to Armani and he agreed that it was a misunderstanding on what we had discussed. I changed the post and he said it wasn't a big deal.
Cass Tech linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone was just the fourth player to commit to Brady Hoke's class of 2012, doing so last April. The consensus four-star recruit has since won a state championship with the Technicians and played in the Army All-American Game, and he's looking to continue that run of success at Michigan. I got the chance to chat with Royce over the weekend—via text, hence the short-ish answers—and we discussed his goals for his freshman year and career along with a few other topics:
ACE: How was the Army Game for you? It had to be fun being there with James [Ross, Royce's childhood friend] and your future teammates.
ROYCE: Yeah, it was a great experience. Everyone competed and had fun.
ACE: What are your goals for your freshman year?
ROYCE: Get my weight to 235 [Royce is currently listed at 215 on Rivals, though he looked bigger in person this fall], learn the defense, and see if I can at least get in the rotation.
ACE: You and the whole 2012 class come in with some big expectations. Do you ever feel pressure from that, or more just excitement?
ROYCE: Just excitement because everyone in this class is all about getting better and getting on that field.
ACE: What's it like to know you'll be playing for Greg Mattison as your defensive coordinator next year?
ROYCE: It's good to know you have a coach that knows what he's doing and not leaving when you get there.
ACE: When your Michigan career is over, what do you want to look back on and say you've accomplished.
ROYCE: [I want to say I've been an] All-American and All-Big Ten in my sophomore, junior, and senior year.
ACE: Do you expect to go out on top at Michigan like you did at Cass Tech?
ROYCE: Yeah. I plan on getting a national championship when I get there and before I leave.