no, YOU'RE off topic
I'm a lifelong UCLA fan(but a Michigan MBA grad, so Michigan takes priority) and have also been driving long distances for work lately. As a result, I have been listening to the UCLA Scout and Rivals sites weekly podcast to help pass the time. Today's Rivals podcast had a lot of interesting information on some mutual targets that I thought I would relay here(podcast is free so I'm not revealing any paywalled stuff link: https://ucla.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1723625 ):
Chris Clark - Apparently had great visit to UCLA and loved the area, parents came down and liked it as well. Reporters felt that most of the pressure to go to Michigan was coming from Clark's parents and the OV went along way to removing that roadblock for UCLA. We'll see what happens, but I'm thinking UCLA is probably going to win out here.
Ty Wheatley Jr. - Wants to play Tight End first and UCLA recruiting him as a Defensive End only. USC is coming on strong telling him he can play Tight End and he is being recruited by USC's Tight End coach(Marques Tuiasosopo) who was on the Raiders the same time Ty Wheatley Sr. was, so there's a long-standing relationship there. All of this makes a lot of sense and I think USC wins this race(which is just awful).
Roquan Smith - The analysts seemed to think that if he was going to commit to Georgia, he would have done it already. They think he's looking for a reason to go elsewhere. While UCLA is getting him to visit this weekend, there is that relationship with Durkin to consider and I think really helps Michigan out.
In Summary, I think of the three mutual targets I think Michigan's best shot is with Roquan Smith. Also, it would be nice for Michigan to start winning again, so other analysts would take the Michigan threat more seriously. It's also really funny to hear Californians talk about the cold as if it's some strange terrible threat they can't imagine exposing themselves to. Frankly, it makes them sound like wimps and I sometimes wonder if the weather argument made in recruiting comes across like that.
According to Lorenz.
Info in this 247 thread:
This has been an extremely disappointing day in the Michigan recruiting world.
I know that there has been plenty of talk on this, but I thought this experiment deserved its own thread.
A HeadSmart Lab study using brand new official NFL Footballs...
All footballs are inflated to 12.5 PSI at 75 degrees...like they would be in a locker room...the balls are then put in a 50 degree room and made wet (there was heavy rain in the AFC Title game and about 45 degrees by halftime of the game).
#1 Colder air will condense the air and decrease PSI in a ball
#2 Wet leather will expand and therefore decrease the PSI in a leather football.
The footballs lost PSI of up to 1.95 PSI --- perfectly in line with what the Patriot balls were. Keep in mind, only 1 Patriot ball was down 2 PSI. The rest lost less than that.
Edit: I failed to embed and have kids to put to bed so here is the link to a video.
Samuel is a 4 star CB from Long Beach Poly.
Watching Zach Gentry's video makes me think he could end up as a tight end similar to the way that Jay Riemersma (Zeeland's own) did back in the day!
Kid is a beast and could play another position is my point -- Like Riemersma (recruited as a QB but ended up growing into a TE)!