The final Top 247 was released (LINK). Dylan McCaffrey isn't as high on the list as some surely would like to see, and Donovan Peoples-Jones took a bit of a drop (he's still a 5-star). However, Luiji Vilain is at #36, which is four spots away from being a 5-star, and Michigan has seven guys in the top 100.
I listed all the targets/commits here if you're interested (LINK).
Henson often has good stuff and seems to be pretty well connected. He claims to have 2 sources on this story. In summary, Harbaugh had no problem with the departures and probably pushed them at least a bit.
As some of you know, some people's ballz just hang lower than others. Steve's are among the heaviest as the #1 predictor on 247 with a 90% success rate.
Hell even Thunder went ballz to the wall to Aubrey "Yogi" Solomon last night.
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Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie team was announced this morning. Full list is at the link:
As mentioned below, Zeke Elliott won NFL RoY and ORoY awards, while Joey Bosa won DRoY.
The Big Ten was otherwise well-represented with 7 players total, although none of the players are Michigan alums.
RB: Zeke Elliott and Jordan Howard (IU)
WR: Michael Thomes (osu)
OT: Jack Conklin (msu), Taylor Decker (osu)
DL: Bosa, Yannick Ngakoue (Maryland)
This basically confirms that osu was fielding the better part of an NFL team in 2015.
A couple reads on Tom Brady.
SI on Tom Brady's lifelong connection with his WRs. It includes his time in Ann Arbor with Aaron Shea, Tai Streets, Marcus Knight, and David Terrell.
ESPN with another profile of Brady and the Beav:
Just heard on WTKA that longtime Michigan running back coach Tirrel Burton passed away last night after suffering a heart attack. He was on Bo and Mo's staff from 1970 through the 1991 season. He coached some great ones while he was here.