Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Per Sam Webb...
I have 2 extra hockey tickets for the Midwest Regional in Cincinnati. Both are together in the Michigan section and at face value. Michigan plays ND at 5:30 pm EDT Friday and the final is at 6 pm EDT on Saturday. You also get the North Dakota vs Northeastern game in the package. $80 for 2 tickets (3 games). [email protected].
I know, God knows, how much agnst there was (and still is) regarding the addition of Rutgers. But, there was a good article recently that highlighted some of the good. Not to mention I get to hit Mahattan and Brooklyn when I road trip!
|Class||New Jersey blue chips who signed with Rutgers||Those who signed with other Big Ten schools||Those who signed to conferences besides Rutgers'|
|Total before expansion||8 (27.6%)||7 (24.1%)||14 (48.3%)|
|Total after expansion||Down to 0||Up to 17 (68%)||Down to 8 (32%)|
An interesting article on Harbaugh's genius in gaining national attention for the Michigan football program, and increasing the recruiting footprint.
A few quotes:
According to Repucom's Celebrity Davie-Brown Index (DBI), which measures and qualifies celebrity influence and relevance both locally and worldwide, Harbaugh is unmatched by his peers. The index, which features more than 7,000 celebrities, doesn't include every FBS coach, but Harbaugh's Celebrity DBI score of 54.24 ranks higher than Ohio State's Urban Meyer (45.31) and Alabama's Nick Saban (44.37).
Hoke also signed the nation's No. 6 recruiting class in 2013, but his approach was more regional. The 2013 class had 17 prospects from Ohio or Michigan, and only four from outside the Big Ten footprint, including top-rated recruit Derrick Green (Virginia). Hoke signed only two California recruits and three Florida recruits in four classes.
No details, but The Don (ntd#) tweeted that Lawrence Marshall (as well as J. Lewis) were his 'Dudes of the Day'. Maybe the light is going on for this talented kid who could be a big piece to the DL puzzle going forward.