this guy evidently hired to work for AD
New Michigan commit(s), and this bad boy hits the front page. There's been tooooons of action since last rankings:
1-15-11 Michigan loses commitment from Jake Fisher. Illinois loses commitment from Carl Williams.
1-16-11 Indiana gains commitment from Bernard Taylor. Indiana loses commitment from Shafer Johnson.
1-17-11 Ohio State gains commitment from Ejuan Price. Notre Dame gains commitment from Chase Hounshell. Penn State gains commitment from Bill Belton. Illinois gains commitment from Eaton Spence.
1-18-11 Notre Dame loses commitment from Stephon Tuitt. Minnesota gains commitment from Steven Montgomery.
1-19-11 Notre Dame gains commitment from Stephon Tuitt. Michigan State gains commitment from Matthew Ramondo.
1-20-11 Penn State gains commitment from Deion Barnes. Minnesota loses commitment from Tamani Carter. Michigan gains commitment from Tamani Carter. Minnesota gains commitment from Joe Bjorklund. Nebraska gains commitment from Ameer Abdullah.
1-21-11 Indiana loses commitment from Jalen Schlachter. Michigan State gains commitment from Juwan Caesar.
1-22-11 Michigan gains commitments from Keith Heitzman, Raymon Taylor, and Matt Wile. Purdue gains commitment from Frankie Williams. Northwestern gains commitment from Jordan Perkins.
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Rivals rankings are on the "RR" scale, which is on a scale from about 5 to about 6.1. Unrated prospects are given a 5.1 rating, on par with the worst of any Big Ten commit last year. Scout is on the 5-star system (unranked players earn 1 star), and ESPN uses grades out of 100 (unranked is 40 or 45, except JuCo players, who aren't included in the average).
Full data after the jump.
I don't think this has been mentioned but I have a question for any of the recruiting insiders (TomVH, DG Destroys, etc.) about a possible recruit. I have heard a rumor that Brady Hoke and Co. may be recruiting Boston College QB commit Christian Suntrup. Is there any legitimacy behind that?
Of the eight visitors this weekend only three remain uncommitted to Michigan, Frank Clark, Leilon Willingham, and Stefan McClure.
I thought I would provide some information on each so that we can assess our chances.
Frank Clark, TE/LB, Glenville HS, Ohio - Things to consider: Glenville is well known for not sending players to Michigan. He is 6'3" 205 which is a bit undersized for a TE, so Michigan is recruiting him for LB. Our competition is North Carolina (visited 12/10), MSU (visited 1/15), and Penn St. (visit scheduled 1/28, no offer yet). Assuming the other schools are recruiting him as a TE, North Carolina already has 2 in the class (including former Michigan recruit Jack Tabb), MSU also has 2 in the class, and Penn St. has one. I suspect it is between us and State since Carolina has signed 2 since the visit and Penn State hasn't offered.
Leilon Willingham, LB, Mullen HS, Colorado - Things to consider: Mullen is one of the top football powers in the country, with D1 players every year. Mullen will have five players this year receive D1 scholarships. Current Wolverine Steve Watson is a Mullen alum. Our competition is Texas A&M verbal commitment (no visit), Arizona St. (9/24 visit), Washington (10/29 visit), and Colorado (1/15 visit). I believe our top competition is Colorado since they are local and a recent visit. Texas A&M received his verbal without a campus visit because his best friend is a RB there, but he canceled his visit there to visit us. The other visits are too far in the past to be considered strong competition.
Stefan McClure, CB, Vista HS, California - Things to consider: One of the few Army All-American players still uncommitted. One of the top players in San Diego county, Brady Hoke has been recruiting him for two years. McClure is good friends with former Vista great and Michigan star Leon Hall. Our competition is Washington (9/10), Colorado (10/2 visit), Oregon St (11/21 visit), Boise St. (12/15 visit), UCLA (unofficial visit 1/15), California (no visit), and San Diego St (no official visit). Top competition seems to be California and UCLA despite the fact that McClure replaced an official visit to UCLA with his visit to Michigan. He has unofficially visited both UCLA & Cal.
What do you guys think?
gotta feeling some more good news comming as visitors trickle out of AA returnig home, any guesses on who we get or re confirm