is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
Nebraska blog HuskerExtra created a map of Big Ten country recruiting. Every state's top five talents (according to Scout) are listed with the schools they committed to, and the top ten are all included to calculate a states "leave rate". They also go school-by-school to the class rankings by both Rivals and Scout, breakdown of the class by stars, and a little commentary. Also included are in-state roster numbers by school (Michigan 52, Sparty 64).
Edit: Messed this up, here's the correction:
Michigan (the state of Michigan) is pretty good when it comes to keeping talent in-state with just 40% leaving. That's third best in the Big Ten, behind Iowa and Ohio Surprisingly, Nebraska is second to last, 52.8% of the top ten in-state recruits this year left the state.
They go on to list Nebraska players from Big Ten country and where they were recruited out of.
Overall I thought it was very informative and something (almost) different from our discussions the past six weeks. I would embed the pic, but it's huge and when I got it down to size it was illegible. Sorry for having to link.
(I searched HuskerExtra, Nebraska map and Nebraska and got no MGoResults, plus I hadn't seen it so I'm pretty confident this hasn't been posted, sorry if it was.)
ESPN #1 player in the country jadeveon clowney just announced that he is goin the South Carolina over Clemson and Bama. kid is a beast
This maybe premature - but I'm pumped about the 2012 recruiting class.
I was wondering who the community thinks will be our first 2012 commit and when will it be coming.
My guess is that it will be an Ohio kid (Wormley) sometime in this next month or so - considering that tOSU already has two other top DEs in the class committed
An part of recruiting that I think gets overlooked is the creation of recruiting pipelines. These are espeicallly important for Michigan Football compared to other schools because a majority of the scholarship players come from outside the state they are located in. RR (along with Ricardo Miller) was on his way to possibly builiding a pipeline to Dr.Phillips HS, but we all know how that turned out. Here a couple of other pipelines from the RR era that I feel the coaching staff should focus on maintaining:
Cass Tech (Detroit, MI)
This one is a no brainer, and with Michigan Alum Coach Wilcher at the helm this pipeline should be solid for years to come. This year is looking to pay off big with both LB Royce Jenkins-Stone and DB Terry Richardson hopefully joining the 2012 Class.
Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood, OH)
There are both players on the football roster recruited by Carr (Moore) and RR (Roundtree, Shaw) from Trotwood that I am hopeful this can continue with the new coaching staff. Establihsing a recruiting pipeline in talent-rich Ohio would also be a boon for years to come. This year the staff may go after a position of need, S Bam Bradley.
Chaparral (Scottsdale, AZ)
After Tate Forcier left the program the new Michigan coaches were left scrambling to find a late addition to the 2011 class. They found a diamond in the rough with Texas QB Russell Bellomy, and patched the hole. While they picked up Bellomy, the Michigan coaches look for a quarter back in every class. Maty Mauk (6'2", 185 lbs/Kenton, Ohio) was the latest to receive an offer from the Wolverines. Here's what he had to say.
TOM: I guess the main question right now is if Michigan has offered you yet?
MATY: Yes, they offered me yesterday (Thursday). The offensive line coach has been the one recruiting me from Michigan.
TOM: So is that five offers now?
MATY: Six, Illinois just offered too. [Mauk's offers: Bowling Green, Michigan, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, and Missouri]
TOM: I know your brother was at Cincinnati when Brian Kelly was there, so you almost have two separate connections now with Cincinnati and Notre Dame. Are they the two that are at the top right now?
MATY: I'm wide open right now, so everyone (including Michigan) has a good chance.
TOM: Spring ball is going to start to pick up soon and you're not too far from Ann Arbor, are you going to make it up to Michigan any time soon?
MATY: Yeah, I'm going to go up to Michigan sometime in the next couple weeks.
TOM: What do you want to experience on the visit, or what about Michigan is interesting to you?
MATY: The stadium and the tradition they have is great. The offense is going to be a force, and just to meet the coaches.
TOM: Taking visits this early, is this the start of the process for you or do you want to get things done pretty quickly?
MATY: No, I'll probably take my time with everything; I think I'm going to wait. I'm hearing from the schools that have offered and Arkansas, Auburn, Louisville, Penn State, Kentucky, Iowa, LSU, and a few others nationally.
Am wondering if anyone knows whatever happened to LB Davion Rogers ? I know he is not on the roster and left the team, but I have heard no word of transfer, and also wonder if he is still enrolled, and whether or not Hoke would take him back if he qualifies to play. Reason I ask is because he looked a future gem. Thanks.