I did not make this headline up
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
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Here's a roundup of notable arrests and incidents related to college football during the past week. Most of these are not eligible for the Fulmer Cup, but nonetheless might be interesting to you, the informed college football reader. Be warned: Some of these may be somewhat grim.
- The first Fulmer Cup score of the year came when University of Connecticut running back Lyle McCombs was arrested for two misdemeanor charges related to marijuana.
- The second score likely will be this arrest of freshman Oklahoma wide receiver Kenneth Stills for DUI and the accompanying arrest of freshman defensive back Tony Jefferson for allegedly interfering with official process during Stills' arrest.
- In non-Fulmer Cup news, a second former University of Colorado football player, sophomore Michael Theodore O'Connor, has been accused of sex assault in the same event that involved former Colorado linebacker Michael Sipili, who was charged last week.
- Turning to serious matters, bail has been halved from $3 million to $1.5 million for Travis "Taurus" Brown, the man suspected in the shooting of three Southern Miss football players on Nov. 14. He remains unable to afford the sum.
- Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, the University of Iowa's all-time leading wide receiver, no longer faces charges of keeping a drug house. Unfortunately for him, he still faces several drug possession charges.
- In related news, former Iowa RB Adam Robinson is making a public apology and is asking to be readmitted to the Hawkeyes' football program after an arrest for marijuana possession.
- Former Tennessee star Nu'Keese Richardson is making a new start at 1-AA Hampton (Va.) University after being sentenced in connection with an armed robbery and dismissed from the Volunteers in 2009.
- A 17-year-old verbal commit to Texas A&M has been arrested for aggravated robbery.
- Nathan Tom Bartley, a freshman football player at Arizona Western College, has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Yuma, Arizona.
- Three University of New Mexico football players were charged with battery and other offenses after being accused of complicity in a nightclub brawl.
- Three former Citadel football players pled guilty to robbing their former assistant coach.
- Former University of Toledo football player Adam Cuomo pled guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for influencing the result of Toledo football games.
I guess you can chalk this up as a win for MGoBlog; but its not necessarily good news for Michigan.
Earlier today there was a bit of a dispute as TomVH told us things weren't looking good for Hakeem Flowers, whilst the guys at scout.com were very hopeful on UM's chances.
Well it now appears Michigan has stopped recruiting Flowers; I guess Hoke doesn't think they need a receiver in this class. Either that or he's got someone else lined up.
Anyway, for the guy who asked whether he should buy a rivals or scout account on the board earlier, I hope this answers your question.