spoiler alert: i linked this
Pretty obvious that Shane would be named top performer condidering he won camp MVP, but this gives a little more on his and the others' performances. I found it a little odd that Zaire was listed so far down considering Tom VH and others were tweeting that Zaire was nippin at Shane's heels for most of the day. The article also mentions that this was the best group of talent at any Elite 11 regionals yet, so congrats to Shane for getting through against this group.
1. Shane Morris, Warren (Mich.) De La Salle – Good luck trying to pin a fear of competing on Shane Morris. Despite his lofty ranking and his early commitment to Michigan, Morris is at seemingly every event he can get to, eager to prove himself. On Friday he did just. He can put loads of velocity on the ball without digging deep, he showed great accuracy throughout the day and he has a smooth and natural composure in the pocket. Morris’ performance earned him an invite to the Elite 11 finals this summer.
Several of Michigan's 2013 commits are participating in the Columbus Nike NFTC camp this morning. Reported that Shane Morris (on the heels of his Elite11 Columbus regional MVP yesterday), David Dawson, Jourdan Lewis (EDIT: Lewis did not make it), Khalid Hill, Logan Tuley-Tillman, Taco Charlton, and Mike McCray will be competing against some of the Midwest's best prospects. The best performers receive invitations to the national competition, The Opening, later this summer. Should be interesting to see how MIchigan's commits stack up against Ohio's and others in the B1G.
Several reporters from the various recruiting sites will be covering the event.
247Sports has a free thread with updates from reporters:
A Mark Schlabach piece:
This got my blood boiling:
"In late November, Ohio State lured Meyer out of retirement to restore the image of its program, as well as its dominance over Michigan."
Per Allen Trieu: https://twitter.com/#!/AllenTrieu
Campbell now holds two offers. One from EMU, and now one from notre dame. Now that a big school/rival has offered him, I think it's time Michigan start keeping a very close eye on him.
In the Cass Tech games I attended this past season, he looked really impressive. Including the playoff game where he outperformed commit Shane Morris.
Jayru set Michigan HS Football State Championship game records for touchdown passes in Cass Tech's throttling of Catholic Central. Campbell was a FRESHMAN setting records.
He has mentioned to me that he has a relative that currently attends Michigan, and that he also "likes the school."
Interesting that ND has offered him this early, but I think this won't be the first of early offers he will be getting.
I figured this was board worthy because of his bounce back from Dallas.
Sporting News' Steve Greenberg ranked the coaches of the B1G and Hoke came in at 4th place. Somewhat of a shock considering last season he was coach of the year for the B1G and in the running for National Coach of the Year. Ahead of him are:
1. Urban Meyer
2. Bret Bielema
3. Mark Dantonio
While those are the 4 best coaches in the B1G, I think the order is interchangable and would have thought Hoke would have gotten more credit for turning a 7-6 team into an 11-2 BCS Champ with players that were recruited to run a spread. Think about that... even with all the talented Michigan teams we have had, we only had 1 BCS victory and Hoke matched that in his first season. Granted, most of our losses were against a talented USC team in their back yard.
The rest of the order for those interested is:
5. Kirk Ferentz
6. Bo Pelini
7. Pat Fitzgerald
8. Bill O'Brien
9. Jerry Kill
10. Tim Beckman
11. Danny Hope
12. Kevin Wilson
Of course, over at annarbor.com, Hoke leads with 70% of the votes, followed by Dantonio(15%), Meyer(8%), Bielema(5%), Other(2%). What are your thoughts and non-homerish picks?