I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Rivals released the top 250 players for 2014 at noon today. If you follow recruiting closely, you probably can guess by now that...all of Michigan's commits dropped in the rankings. Michigan has five commits overall in the top 250.
Rivals updated its top 100 for 2014. I guess it's been lost in the hoopla of the All-Big Ten teams, Ohio State, USC, etc.
Peppers is still #2, but Drake Harris dropped off the list. The Rivals 250 will be released tomorrow.
Here's a rundown of all of Michigan's targets:
I've put together a visitors list for the upcoming game against Ohio State. If you have any additions, subtractions, updates, etc., leave them in the comments. These lists are always fluctuating.
This week's scouting report is on Sugar Land (TX) Fort Bend Austin running back Vic Enwere, who was offered by Michigan last week. Michigan is looking for a RB in the 2014 class and has little/no hope of pulling in consensus top back Leonard Fournette, so they're casting their net a little wider with the offer to Enwere. He's currently committed to Cal.
This edition of the recruiting rankings features a change at the top of the board — one you probably won't like, obviously — as well as the debut of the NOTY Power Rankings, because players named J-Shun and Geronimo committed to Big Ten schools this month and this clearly requires action.
Changes since last rankings:
7-5-13: Jason Hall decommits from Nebraska (later commits to Texas). Nebraska picks up Larenzo Stewart.
7-8-13: Wisconsin picks up D.J. Gillins. Iowa picks up Mick Ellis. Purdue picks up Gelen Robinson.
7-9-13: Northwestern picks up Robert Westerfield. Illinois picks up Julian Hylton.
7-10-13: Indiana picks up J-Shun Harris.
7-15-13: Michigan State picks up Matt Morrissey.
7-16-13: Iowa picks up Terrence Harris.
7-19-13: Indiana picks up Nick Carovillano and Jermane Conyers.
7-20-13: Iowa picks up Ben Niemann. Minnesota picks up Andrew Stelter.
7-23-13: Purdue picks up Drue Tranquill.
7-24-13: Illinois picks up Tyrin Stone-Davis.
7-25-13: Illinois picks up Tyree Stone-Davis and Geronimo Allison.
7-28-13: Ohio State picks up Demetrious Knox.
7-29-13: Ohio State picks up Malik Hooker.
8-3-13: Michigan State picks up Robert Bowers.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|247 Comp. Rank* (Nat'l Rank)||School||# Commits||5*||4*||3*||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||247 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^|
|1 (6) ↑1||Ohio State||16||0||10||6||3.38||3.63||3.79||3.65||3.61|
|2 (10) ↓1||Michigan||14||1||7||6||3.50||3.57||3.57||3.79||3.61|
|4 (24)||Penn State||13||0||4||9||3.23||3.31||3.31||3.38||3.31|
|5 (29)||Michigan State||14||0||0||14||3.07||3.14||3.36||3.21||3.20|
|8 (43) ↑1||Iowa||12||0||1||8||2.83||2.83||2.92||2.83||2.85|
|9 (49) ↓1||Nebraska||11||0||0||10||2.82||2.55||3.00||3.18||2.89|
|11 (69) ↑2||Indiana||10||0||0||7||2.50||2.50||2.60||2.80||2.60|
|12 (70) ↑2||Purdue||8||0||0||6||2.63||2.88||2.75||2.88||2.78|
|13 (76) ↓1||Minnesota||6||0||1||5||3.00||3.33||3.17||2.67||3.04|
|14 (79) ↓3||Maryland||8||0||0||6||2.75||2.50||2.75||3.00||2.75|
*Full rankings and explanation here.
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.
On to the full data after the jump.
Can anyone name these potential future members of Team 135?
Noah Furbush (5), Freddy Canteen (17), Brandon Watson (20), Maurice Ways (9), Drake Harris (1), Chase Winovich (15), Ian Bunting, 2015 George Campbell (11), Wilton Speight (19), Mason Cole (52), Lawrence Marshall (12), Michael Ferns (10), Brady Pallante (52)
EDIT: Added Brandon Watson and Brady Pallante. Picture from Michael Ferns' Instagram.