Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
2012 football recruiting
I know this has been batted around a million times by now, but according to Scout, now it looks like Kalis' father is supporting him committing to UM right now, but others in his family are maintaining that he should prolong the process for one reason or another. I wish the kid luck in his decision-making and the process.
TomVH EDIT: This was a weird night. I sent a text to Blake Bars about 3 hours ago and asked if he had committed yet, he said not yet. I then got an email saying that he did commit about 30 minutes ago.
I then got a call from Blake saying that he has committed and he did it with all his family around. He said he decided to do it tonight because he asked his family why he hasn't committed to Michigan, so he just made up his mind and did it. They're all excited and he'll be bringing his mom up either next week or the week after that.
Here are some of the quotes I posted on Twitter:
Ten minutes ago I committed to Michigan. My family is cheering here, and we're pumped. I was just sitting here and I asked my family why did I not commit to them yet. So I called up Coach Smith and told him. I then called up Coach Hoke and told him. It's been a really exciting night."
There is a thread behind the paywall on one of the Ohio HS sports sites (jjhuddle.com) that is titled "Maty Mauk headed to Michigan." The last poster on the thread is someone I communicate with that is from one town over Kenton, where Mauk is in school. I have pinged him for more info. Anybody else hearing anything about Mauk? Tom VH?
Scout has him as the #10 QB and 4 stars. Rivals has him as a 3 star.
According to Scout (Tom Beaver, so take it FWIW), Ron Thompson told Trieu at SMSB that he just talked to Michigan two days ago and is planning to visit soon.
I'm glad to see this, as I think he's a phenomenal athlete. The real question is, what does this say for positions? Is Thompson good enough to play WR? Or do the coaches think Williams is moving to OL? Three TEs seems like a lot when we have undeniable need at WR.