At this to the list of non-surprising things: RB Justin Taylor signed with Alabama last Feb and now he is no longer wanted in this class. He will be allowed to try again next year because Saban promised to sign a piece of paper saying he could have a scholarship next year (Saban also has only 25 schollies with 27 commits so someone else may get a bump).
What is even more interesting is that the staff told Taylor to stay in Georgia, rehab his knee and that they would "get him a job" while he is taking a year off. Are you allowed to get a recruit a job? I always assumed that you could not do that. Maybe there is some gray area in the NCAA manual (see the new Cam Newton's Dad's rule) for graduated recruits not in college? Seemed like a screaming red flag.
Edit: a commenter below found the bylaw that allows you to find a kid a job. Scan down to MGoShoe. Wow.
It's an Insider article, but the thread title basically says it all. And yes, we're in his top three, along with Stanford and Notre Dame.
I don't think many "experts" saw this one coming. I personally think comparing himself to Cam Newton is ridiculous but good luck to him.
This is the way it used to be back in the day, when we had our pick of the state's top players. Trememendous job by the Hoke and the staff this year. The state of Michigan is not FLA, but there's talent in the backyard and it's always been our foundation.
We have another 4 spots left in this year's class.
While most of us know the prime suspects for the remaining 4 spots (Garnett, Diamond, Kozan, Reeves, Wright, Grant) are there any others people know of, who might be dark horses in the commitment race?