that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
This was interesting and begs the question, how important is IQ or basic intelligence to sports and particularly football? What do they mean when they say someone has a high football IQ really? Does this correlate to football success or not?
We seem to be attempting to build a pipeline to Paramus Catholic. Per twitter, Michigan has offered 2016 WR Donald Stewart and 2017 LB Drew Singleton.
Donald Stewart is a 3* WR with offers from BC, Syracuse, and about half of the B1G. Michigan is the biggest offer.
Drew Singleton is a 4* OLB with early offers from Rutgers and Michigan, as well as interest from Miami (YTM), Nebraska, and UNC.
You may remember Paramus as the school that we snagged Jabrill Peppers and Juwan Bushell-Beatty from. We are obviously in on Rashan Gary, another top, top recruit. We also have an offer in to 2017 4* DT Corey Bolds. What you may not know is that a 3* DT named Kwanii Figueroa committed to EMU this year, so that saturates the AA area with even more New Jersey transplants.
Paramus puts out 3-4 3* or higher guys on a pretty consistent basis, so even though we've talked about it on this blog before, it bears repeating that establishing a pipeline to this school would be a huge win for recruiting.
Very interesting piece on the Washington Post today in an artice titled "10 things to toss." Dhani argues that football helmets should be removed in order to increase player safety in regards to head injuries. Entire article found here, but this is a snippet:
Football players are taught to block with "hat and hands" technique. You make contact with your head and your hands simultaneously, then shed your opponent to the left or right. As an NFL linebacker, I hit my head roughly 100 times per game, often facing up with guards, then a fullback and then a tailbackall on a single play. I thrive on that intensity and physicality. But as studies have shown, it's because of the high-impact nature of the sport that concussions have done so much damage to so many players.
247 Sports released their top 247 prospects for 2017. I have been saying for a while that I think 2017 is going to be a very good class within the state, and I think there are probably even a couple more Michigan kids who might deserve to be on this list.
So far they have Donovan Peoples-Jones, JaRaymond Hall, Josh Ross, Ambry Thomas, and Jaylen Kelly-Powell, and Corey Malone-Hatcher in their top 183 prospects. Michigan has offered all of those guys except Thomas.
Crunch time is around the corner for the Michigan Men's Ultimate Frisbee team. With regionals in two weekends a member of the Men's Ultimate Frisbee team invited Jim Harbaugh to one of our practices. We'd be really pumped if he could make it. Check out the link below and tweet/share it if you feel inclined. #UltimateFrisbaugh