good luck with that
My math might be off because I am in about 12 Vodka Creamsicles into the night, but I am worried it won't be posted by Denarded so....
days till we beat the living estrogen out of W. Michigan and begin world domination.
"I have impregnated a Jewess, and must flee Massachusetts post-haste."
So wrong...great work by Orson
Players not from these areas comprise 15 out of Rivals Top 100 and 14 out of ESPN's 150. Not only that, but those that do appear generally do so toward the bottom of both lists.
Only 1 out of 17 of Rivals 5-star players are from outside the region mentioned above, while none of ESPN's 14, 5-star players are from cold-weather states.
Do they honestly believe there are almost zero blue-chippers where the thermometer falls below freezing on a regular basis during the winter?
Either the Big Ten has by far the best coaching in the country or the recruiting analysts are biased toward warmer weather climates when it comes to assessing football talent.
So, with this year's recruiting cycle basically over, our attention will soon shift towards the 2012 class. At this time last year we were all already identifying prospects that we must get for this year's class. Some included Anthony Zettel, Dee Hart, and then later in the process other prospects emerged as must-gets like Kris Frost and Chris Bryant. Sure there were others and my point isn't to debate as to which 2011 recruits were most important. Rather, which recruits in the 2012 class will be considered as the must-gets. Early candidates in my estimation would seem to include Jordan Diamond, James Ross, RJS, Dan O'Brien, and Chris Wormley (mostly because I live in Toledo and would love to see him go blue). I just wonder how my list would compare to yours and also how likely you think we are in getting our so-called must-gets for this year.
He said during the press conference today that high school running backs tend to be the best athletes on the team..and sometimes that can translate to being effective at other positions in college. So I'm thinking about #20. A gold star to all of those who remember...
So, my question: who on the current roster could make a switch from RB to another position?
Teric = DB?
Cox = LB?
Grady = receiver?
Obviously our newest QB sent in his letter this morning. His ceremony has been postponed for a second time due to the ice age coming to Arlington, Tx. We blame the Steelers and Packers for bringing it with them.
Russell is getting all kinds of love down here and has plenty of local fans jumping on the Michigan bandwagon and even chatter about more Texans heading north to play ball in the future. ESPN Dallas did a short write up on him and Michigan that you can read http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/high-school/post/_/id/4789/michigans-call-answered-by-arlington-martin-qb
7 Martin HS players signed Div 1 letters today. I caught up with 3 of them the other day and the only thing they could talk about was Russell and how great this match is for him and Michigan. So we have Russell and two other Texans in this class, along with our current boys (Stonum, T Robinson, Woolfolk, Hopkins) to keep the pipeline going.