How many more commits can we get?!
I know that Mr. Mealer and his beard have a lot of fans on the site and that the Mealer family story has held our interest for these past many years. This picture from today's Record Update is inspiring on many levels, and I thought some may enjoy it. Congratulations, Elliott.
So if you haven't been watching the Lions play, and you're in need of some comedy, turn them on. A quick summary of events. After leading 7-0, the Lions forced a 3 and out.....except Logan muffed the punt, and the Cardinals scored on the next play.
After trading 3 and outs again, the Cardinals punt it away, and Logan screws up the return, and puts the Lions on the 7 yard line. After back to back false starts by different players, Stafford throws deep to a double covered Calvin....except he overthrows him and it's picked off by Patrick Petersen, who returns it to the 3 yard line. The Cardinals score again.
So yeah, let's all laugh at the Lions and watch some NFL games. Betters than the news about Treadwell and Floyd, Hagerup, Hawthorne anyways
With Michigan picking up two commits—and jumping back into first place—the recruiting rankings are front-paged this week. Also of note: Indiana and Wisconsin essentially changing places in the standings. Changes since the last rankings:
12-6-12: Rutgers picks up Dean Crozier.
12-9-12: Illinois picks up Marchie Murdock. Penn State picks up DaeSean Hamilton. Minnesota picks up De'Niro Laster.
12-10-12: Illinois picks up Dallas Hinkhouse. Indiana picks up Kristopher Smith.
12-11-12: Rutgers picks up Skai Moore. Indiana picks up Steven Funderburk.
12-12-12: Tiquention Coleman decommits from Wisconsin. Minnesota picks up Damien Wilson.
12-14-12: Penn State picks up Tyler Ferguson. Iowa picks up LeShun Daniels.
12-15-12: Delano Hill decommits from Iowa. Michigan picks up David Dawson and Delano Hill. Jonathan Cook decommits from Nebraska. Nebraska picks up D.J Singleton. Indiana picks up Noel Padmore.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^||POINTS*|
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
*The product of number of Commits and Average Average
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.
On to the full data after the jump.
Down to Ole Miss, Oklahoma & Oklahoma State. Not unexpected but still disappointing he didn't make it to Michigan for an official visit for a final shot to change his mind.
It is a slow Sunday so I looked up at Scout on their 2013 punter rankings. A few of them are still available if we do go to 28 total. I am in particular interested in knowing if we can get that Rutgers commit if we do offer one punter.
|Video||HT/ WT/ 40||Schools of Interest|
|6-2/175||Committed to Auburn|
|6-2/200||Committed to Ohio State|
(Australian Institute of Sports)
|6-4/210||Committed to Louisiana|
|6-1/160||Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA|
(La Salle College HS)
|6-5/215||Committed to Pittsburgh|
(St Peter's College)
Adelaide, South Australia
|6-7/240||Committed to Rutgers|
(Australian Institute of Sports)
(St. Petersburg HS)
Saint Petersburg, FL
|6-2/195||Committed to UCLA|
W Des Moines, IA
|6-1/185||Committed to Arizona State|
San Pablo, CA
|6-2/215||Committed to Oklahoma|
Sam Irwin Hill
(CC of San Francisco)
San Francisco, CA
|6-3/210||Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Miami (Fl), Utah State|