Slow day around here and I suck at photoshop, so I thought I'd pass this along. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for Alabama. Shattered trophy, shattered dreams to start the season. (It's a stretch, I know, but like I said I'm off today and I'm bored and the board is slow)
EDIT: My avatar doesn't show up well :( The purpose is to show the plate, not really the car (which I do love by the way).
We are at 17 recruits verbally committed, and are finished with the QB, OL & TE position. I'm interested in two things. First, I'd like to get a sense of the odds of the following recruits coming to Michigan. Second, with seventeen already, do we have room to take all eight below and end up with 25? I realize that the odds and the timetable are different for each recruit, and the one thing I'm sure of is that it probably won't be exactly these individuals who commit. However, this would be a great finish to the class, and would fill all the needs.
- One more unidentified WR. (Allen? Massington? LaRue?)
It's clear that Bellomy will be the starter in the fall while Denard and Devin will battle for the #1 jersey.
Denard (don't blink or you'll miss it):
Bellomy for Heisman:
Which player, position group, or development was the biggest surprise to you in the spring game?
My pick would be the linebackers as a group. We know several of them are solid (Morgan, Ryan, Demens), but Hawthorne, Ringer, and Cam Gordon played pretty well, too. Bolden didn't really stick out in any way, but at this point, I think we've got five linebackers who could legitimately start without much of a drop-off: Morgan, Ryan, Demens, Hawthorne, and Gordon.
I would also like to toss in that all of the position coaches seem to be doing a good job, but Mark Smith seems to be doing an excellent job with his guys.
Michigan picks up a commitment from Ben Gedeon, so the rankings hit the front page this week. Here's a fun stat that I tweeted out yesterday: Michigan has 17 commits with a star average of 3.80. If you combine Ohio State's and Penn State's classes, there are 16 commits with a star average of 3.58. Holy Moses. Anyway, here's the changes since last rankings:
4-10-12: Michigan picks up Ben Gedeon. Ohio State picks up Marcus Baugh. Iowa picks up Derrick Willies.
4-12-12: Nebraska picks up Josh Banderas. Illinois picks up Kendrick Foster.
4-13-12: Illinois picks up Christian DiLauro.
4-14-12: Iowa picks up Delano Hill. Northwestern picks up Matt Alviti.
4-15-12: Penn State picks up Andrew Nelson.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||Avg Avg^|
^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka the previous three columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as one-star players. This may be a bit unfair this early in the process, considering there are many unevaluated recruits out there at this stage, but that's life.
On to the full data after the jump: