Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
I know that Stefan is very interested in Michigan but I couldn't help but wonder if the recent commitments by Blake Countess, Tamani Carter, and Raymon Taylor will have an impact on his recruitment. We also have Greg Brown and Delonte Hollowell as cornerback commits. Seems like a lot of CBs! Taylor, Countess and McClure are probably the best of the group and seem like true competitors that would welcome the competition. Any insight TomVH, DGDestroys, others? Thanks in advance. Perhaps I am off base for my concern. I would really like McClure to be Blue on Feb 2nd!
There is a nice article at the News by Angelique regarding Dave Brandon's low profile while recruiting a head coach.
An interesting quote:
Brandon said he ordered room-service meals and would have his wife, Jan, take delivery of the meal. "I would be hiding while Jan answered the door, so the room-service guy wouldn't Tweet," Brandon said, laughing.
This under-cover business is better than sailing, but a sure sign of the needed paranoia in maintaining confidentiality when conducting a search.
Anybody know where The Force is transfering to? Any feelings about what he said about Michigan when he transfered?
Apparently Frank Clark texted Leilon Willingham that they're going to be roommates next year. Sam Webb also hinting that both are silent commits. Take it FWIW, but looking good w/ both.
Scout.com has a paywalled article regarding a dual threat QB from Texas coming to A2 for a visit.
Anyone have some insight?
EDIT: It's Russell Bellomy (thanks jblaze)
Here is the link (behind paywall):
There has been discussion on the board about how Michigan will likely not take a WR this year. This is most likely to the amount we already have on the roster. That got me thinking about Justice Hayes, however. i believe he was originally recruited as an athlete and was looked at as a slot type of player. In fact, there is some belief he would actually be more suited for this role. Now, with the seeming impending commitment of another RB more suited to this offense, is Justice still considered an athlete by this coaching staff? I know Borges likes to use 2 back sets so they may want more rb's, but maybe the staff look at hayes as a WR recruit. Does anyone know what they are planning on using Hayes for?