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We might as well get this post up today since the list is growing by the minute it seems. If anyone had concerns about the new coaching staff and their recruiting ability, they're probably not asking anymore. Brady Hoke seems like he's in 10 different places at once, and the buzz they've started to create in a short amount of time has been outstanding. Here's a look at the visitors list so far for this weekend. Remember this list will continue to grow, and could shrink so check back.
- Commit RB Justice Hayes (4 Star, 5'10", 175 lbs)- Justice being on campus this weekend will help with recruiting. He's been talking up Michigan to quite a few recruits now.
- DB Stefan McClure (4 Star, 5'11", 170 lbs)- Defensive back out of California. Has a good relationship with Hoke from being at SDSU. I think Michigan has a real shot with Stefan.
- DB Raymon Taylor (4 Star, 5'10", 165 lbs)- Raymon might decide to wait a little bit to commit, but I think it's safe to say he'll most likely pick Michigan.
- K Matt Wile - (6'2", 210 lbs)Here's my interview yesterday with Matt's coach. I wouldn't be surprised if Wile was a Wolverine by Tuesday.
- TE/LB Frank Clark (3 Star, 6'2", 210 lbs)- Glenville prospect that I think Michigan has a good chance with.
- OL Tony Posada (3 Star, 6'5", 315 lbs)- The coaches were out to Florida this week to see Tony, and I think this visit will be his last. He should be firm to Michigan again.
- LB Leilon Willingham (4 Star, 6'3", 230 lbs)- I spoke to Leilon's coach today, and it looks like this visit is happening. Willingham is committed to Texas A&M and was supposed to visit the Aggies this weekend. If he cancelled that trip to visit Michigan then that's a pretty strong statement.
- DB Tamani Carter (3 Star, 5'11", 172 lbs) - Michigan's newest commit is visiting.
OC Al Borges talked today in his interview about his last transition from a spread offense to a pro-style. Borges was hired in 2009.
|Year||Total Offense||Scoring Offense|
|2006||108 (269.50)||113 (14.17)|
|2007||73 (376.58)||76 (25.08)|
|2008||99 (312.42)||104 (19.25)|
|2009||86 (341.92)||85 (23.33)|
|2010||16 (456.7)||19 (35)|
I do not know what type of spread was run before Borges got there, or anything about the personnel he inherited, other than they were not the prolific offense we potentially have. Borges ran a very good offense last year in year two of his tenure after seeing improvement over the previous OC's numbers.
Edit- I originally posted that Borges was hired in 2008, and while this was technically true, he was hired after the season was over. I'll leave the shadow copy link here. Thanks to artds for pointing this out.
I was wondering, why does rivals continually put us on these 5* 4* recruits lists, does anybody actually think that we have a shot at the "Bigs" like Ray Drew, Timmy Jernigan, Lamar Dawson, etc.
Texas A&M 4* Linebacker Commit Leilon Willingham is skipping his scheduled visit this weekend with A&M and headed to Ann Arbor apparently. This came off a friends twitter account and also popped up on the rivals message board from another source. Anyone have any info?
**Edit** TomVH talked to his coach at the bottom of the thread.
I dont know if anybody saw this on ESPN's news site, but Brock Mealer's treatment is going to be dropped as a result of RR and staff being ousted. I feel that Hoke should take over where RR and staff left off. I was truly touched to see him walk onto the field before game 1, and I think all his hard work should not be scrapped.
I dont feel it is right for him to be S.O.L. as a result of the football team.
I wanted to see what everybody thought and if the University or Hokes staff should or could takeover.
Per Rivals front page, Tamani Carter from Pickerington, OH is Hoke's first Commit! Looks like he has good size at 6'0, and runs 4.48 40.
Let's keep it rolling, go blue!!