in town for free camps
Where did you go to HS and were they any good at football?
I went to Utica HS in Macomb County. They were not good have never won a playoff game. Only 4 playoff appearances and no state titles despite being one of the oldest teams in the state.
They do play Romeo HS for a Little Brown Jug that was started in 1948.
Curious to see what football pedigree some on the board came from and if it was big at their school.
Scout jumped into the rankings fray for 2017. (247 Sports already posted their initial rankings, and Rivals' will be posted next week, I believe.)
As far as players in Michigan go, here they are so far:
#25 Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cass Tech
#116 Ambry Thomas, CB, King
#126 Josh Ross, LB, Orchard Lake St. Mary's
#194 Ja'Raymond Hall, OT, Oak Park
#216 K.J. Hamler, WR, Orchard Lake St. Mary's
#239 Allen Stritzinger, RB, Warren De La Salle
#266 Corey Malone-Hatcher, DE, St. Joseph
#269 Hunter Rison, WR, Ann Arbor Skyline (MSU commit, no Michigan offer)
The two in-staters with Michigan offers who are not on the list are TE Carter Dunaway (commit) and S Jaylen Kelly-Powell.
I think 2017 will be a really strong year within the state. And I hope Michigan can gain some momentum during the season in order to sway a lot of these guys to pick the good guys.
Well, that went well. What are your thoughts?
Jim Harbaugh spoke publically about Pipkins's medical per the above story in the Detroit News. The coach clears the air on this, underscoring that it's natural for a player to not want to hear that their playing career is over, but Harbaugh's primary responsibility is the safety of his players. It's good to hear him address this directly.
Three concussions (not two), the torn knee ligament, and a neck issue. I have tremendous sympathy for Pipkins, but it does indeed sound like it's time for him to move on and take full advantage of his educational opportunity.
An interesting development to happen at the exact time we are about to announce our apparel contract. Nike chair Phil Knight, of Pimp my Middling Athletic Department fame, is stepping down. There's absolutely no way this has anything to do with us, right? I'm guessing the answer is somewhere between no and audible laughter that I even suggested it... The guy is 76. This is just weird timing.