this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Channing Stribling's high school career comes to a close today as his loaded nationally ranked Matthews Butler team goes for their 3rd state championship in the last 4 years. Game will be streamed live at 11AM ET from Chapel Hill.
Live steam link: http://triangle.news14.com/content/live_stream
- Channing Stribling is #8, and his Butler team is in white.
Other BCS level players on Matthews Butler:
- Riley Ferguson (QB #10) - Tennessee
- Uriah LeMay (WR #81) - Georgia
- Peter Kalambayi (LB #34) - Stanford
- David Moore (DB #7) - Ball State
- Sean Wiggins (LB #33) - Ball State
The team they are facing features NC State WR commit Jalen McDaniel.
Mixed bag for our recruits still in playoff action tonight.
Channing Stribling and Matthews Butler edged East Forsyth 25-15 to advance to the Regional round (NC State Semifinals) where they will play Mallard Creek (Marquez North - 2013 top 10 WR).
Patrick Kugler and North Allegheny crushed Seneca Valley 47-17 to advance to the WPIAL Quad A Finals at Heinz Field next week against Woodland Hills.
Mike McCray and Trotwood Madison cruised over Turpin 42-14 to win their Regional Final and advance to the OH Division II State Semis. McCray had an INT.
Jaron Dukes and Marion Franklin's comeback attempt came up short in a 32-30 loss to New Albany & OSU commit Darron Lee. Lee intercepted a pass intended for Dukes with less than a minute left in the game. Dukes caught a 2pt conversion in the loss.
Ross Douglas and Avon lost 42-14 to Toledo Catholic Central (S Jayme Thompson (OSU commit), 2014 QB DeShone Kizer, TE Keith Towbridge (Louisville)) in a rematch from last year's playoffs. Douglas had a 20 yd TD run.
Michael Ferns (2014) and St. Clairsville won 37-29 over Johnstown to win their Regional Final and advance to the OH Division IV State Semis.
Chris Fox and Ponderosa are shooting themselves in the foot right now down 19-7 at the half with 3 lost fumbles, a punt blocked, and a punt snapped out of the end zone for a safety. Rough start.
EDIT: Fox's Ponderosa got upset last night 19-14 in a crazy finish. Tough loss for the kid.
#cspreps INSANITY! Ponderosa fumbles on 1st and goal from the 1, down by 5, with 53 seconds left. Mesa Ridge can take knees and win it. Wow!
Butler ATH & # Michigan commit Channing Stribling w/ an impressive sideline catch for 16 yds. Great body control/awareness to keep inbounds.
The Rivals website has a nice article highlighting "sleeper" recruits and Channing Stribling in particular. (LINK: http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1388370.) I enjoyed the Mathlete's piece on recruiting rankings and the fact that stars do matter. However, I am thrilled that Michigan, Mattison, and Mallory were in on Stribling early. The ability to uncover a "diamond in the rough" is something that helps tremendously. What matters isn't that we "win" the recruiting rankings, but that we have the right player personnel for Michigan to win. At worst, Stribling helps the depth chart. At best, he explodes in his senior year, and it becomes obvious that Michigan has a star DB recruit.