Here's who I've talked to so far. I'm still waiting to hear back from a lot of them, fee free to add any names that you have heard.
- WR Deandre Scott, from Maryland will be there. He's bringing one of his teammates, who's only a freshman, with him to check it out. Scott has an offer from CMU, but is hearing from a lot of schools right now.
- Damiere Byrd will NOT be there. He plans on coming up to Michigan on June 5th, instead.
- LB Percy Johnson will NOT be there. He didn't know there was anything going on, which is probably not a good sign. This could change, since I just told him about it, but he's not coming, as of now.
- WR Justin Olack will NOT be there. He didn't know about the event either. He's also talking to his coach about trying to get up there. Might happen, might not. He doesn't have an offer either way.
- Glenville QB Cardale Jones will be there......he's from Glenville.
- Instate DE Brennen Beyer will be there.
- Detroit Crockett ATH Ashton Gaines said he isn't coming for now, unless he can get a ride.
- PA DB Kyshoen Jarrett said he won't be able to make it, unless his family can go. Looks like he won't be there.
- Dulles RB Jarrell Oliver will be there. Same school as Stonum, Woolfolk, and Brandon Herron.
- West Virginia RB Allan Wasonga hasn't decided if he's going to make it up. He'll be a last minute decision as well.
- DE Brad Carrico is thinking about coming up with his best friend, also a Michigan recruit, DE Chris Rock. Both are from Ohio, both really like Michigan. They went to school together until their sophomore year.
- Inkster RB Da'Shawn Bell will be there.
**I Will keep updating the list, as I hear back from more**
- DT Kevin Williams WILL be there on Saturday. It's good news that he's going to be on campus again.
- Ohio DE Bryan Baird will be there. He doesn't have an offer yet, but is hoping to get one soon. He's 6'4 230 lbs.
- TE Ray Hamilton won't be there, as of now. He's taken his visit, and knows the coaching staff well, so that's not a surprise.
- DE Charles Burks will be at Michigan this weekend. Burks is from Huntington Beach, so it's a big trip for him to make on his own dime.
- Inkster LB Dwight Trammer will be there.
- Commit Delonte Hollowell will NOT be there. He's in Boston for track Nationals with teammate Kishon Wilcher.
- Commit Greg Brown will be there.
- OL Chris Carter will NOT be there. He couldn't find a ride, either.
- OL Matt Skura from Ohio will be there.
- Instate OL Anthony Zettel will NOT be there.
Thought everyone could use some good news.
2011 North Carolina ATH Kris Frost told me tonight that Michigan is his leader, and that he's, "Still loving Michigan."
He plans on making it up to Ann Arbor in the summer time.
Here's a pretty cool video of his team, he's #4.
OL Tony Posada from Plant High School told me he was offered by Michigan about a month ago. He's under the radar, but he's 6'5 and around 290 pounds. There's not a lot of info about Posada, but I think more and more schools are going to start offering.
He's #75, if you want to watch their team highlight films.
He told me he will be visiting either in the spring or summer, and that Michigan is in his top three.
Being from MD, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at the amount of talent that seems to be coming out of the State. I know it's no Texas or Florida by any stretch of the imagination, but it seems that pretty consistently over the past couple of years there has been at least one Elite (5*) player from MD; and a likelihood of this happening again with offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio.
It also seem that we are recruiting pretty consistently out of the Mid-Atlantic region(Maryland in particular) since RR has arrived.
Can anyone tell me, since I did not follow FB that much in High School, has MD always been a place which U of M has tapped into for talent, or this just recently? I know that several kids from DeMatha (my cousin plays there) were given offers last year for instance.
Is this an area where we are trying to develop some pipelines with, because I know right now the general thinking of the majority of kids is that if you are good enough, Penn State or OSU are the places to go? However, A lot of the schools that are producing these elite players (DeMatha, Good Counsel are the two consistent/main producers) are from very good private schools where education is actually quite good. I would think that this would give us an advantage.
What are your all thoughts?
So Conway mentioned that Michigan told him he was one of the two outside receiver's offered this class. Any guess on the 2nd?
Action since last rankings:
2-17-10 Northwestern gains commitment from IL CB Jarrell Williams.
2-18-10 Michigan State gains commitment from MI ATH Onaje Miller
2-20-10 Michigan gains commitment from MI WR Shawn Conway
|Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# of Commits||Rivals 250||Scout Average||ESPN 150|
I'll only make charts for the teams that currently have commits. Rivals 250 means that a given prospect is on the Rivals 250 to Watch, and ESPN 150 means that a prospect is on the Watch List for the ESPNU 150. Scout ratings are on the 5-star scale.
|#1 Ohio State - 2 Commits|
The Buckeyes start their recruiting class with a couple bigtime defensive ends.
|#2 Minnesota - 2 Commits|
Minnesota gets a good start to the 2011 class, but let's be honest: they'll both just end up decommitting anyway.
|#3 Michigan - 3 Commits|
The Wolverines pick up an in-state sleeper at Junior Day.
|#4 Michigan State - 1 Commit|
The Spartans grab a Lansing native who will probably be a running back.
|#4 Northwestern - 1 Commit|
Northwestern gets on the board with a local product that hasn't caught the attention of the recruiting sites yet.