I was able to chat with Laremy Tunsil earlier this afternoon. He is currently the ranked 3rd in the country in the 2013 class and Michigan has offered him. Points of interest:
Michigan will be in his top five. What's interesting is that the rest of his five are all SEC schools. We are the only school north of Georgia that he's interested in. I feel like this oddly gives Michigan an advantage.
When asked if he'd like to play for Coach Hoke, his response was simply: HELL YEAH. He then followed by talking about how much he loved the direction the school was going in.
He feels like he has an easier time with the coaches at Michigan. He said they are the best to communicate with and the fact that Michigan has always put out top OLs is extremely attractive to him.
He "can't wait" to take his official visit, which will be as soon as he can possibly take it.
Take it for what it's worth.
Hey guys, I just got off the phone with Logan fresh off his visit to Columbus yesterday. He said he enjoyed the visit, liked meeting Urb, Fickell and Vrabel. He said it was a sight to see Urb's two championship rings (naturally).
Two important things though: First, Michigan is still his leader. This is less than a day after visiting Ohio. To me, this says they aren't really a threat. He didn't hesitate when saying Michigan was his leader.
Second, and not quite as good news: I don't anticipate that he'll announce in late March like he said he would. He's being blown up lately with great offers, so I think he's going to take his time in what he decides to do. I don't necessarily think this is bad news for Michigan. He seems pretty confident in them being the leader at this point.
Quoting Tim over at Rivals summarizing Josh's statement:
"The visit to Standford did not move the Cardinal to the top of his list, unlike what many analyst seemed to have think."
A full interview article is on the way for those with rivals insider privileges. This must make us the favorite, or tied at the very worst, which is good to know.
Hey guys I just got off the phone with Jordan Payton, who informed me of the following:
He is still committed to Cal, but is looking around. The schools he is considering are Cal, UCLA, UW and Michigan. Michigan coaches will be in on Thursday for an in-home visit. They told him they were taking 3 WRs and that they want him on board. He said he loves Michigan but has to figure things out with his family. I asked him why he didn't have a Michigan hat on the table at the Army AA game and he said not to read into that at all because besides Cal, the other two hats were chosen at random. I feel like this is a Buckle Up situation.
EDIT: Jordan said he'd call me after the coaches visit on Thursday to let me know where he stands. As I posted below, based on the conversation, I feel like Michigan's chances are legitimate.
Hey guys, I just posted a Recruiting Roundtable that features Ace, Magnus and DGDestroys among others, hope you enjoy: LINK