Earlier today, 24/7 National Recruiting Insider Ryan Bartow CB'd Texas OT Chuck Filiaga to Michigan after his visit this past weekend went well. Filiaga is widely regarded as one of the best Tackles in the country and his composite lists him as the 112th best player.
Normally I wouldn't make a thread about any Crystal Ball, but Ryan Bartow is normally pretty good and accurate.
I've been hearing this is a YUGE recruiting weekend. I figured I'd throw them in here. Most of my info came from Magnus' site, so here is a link. There's more detail there.
5* OT - Alex Leatherwood (#5 composite)
5* LB - Baron Browning (#9 composite)
5* CB - Shaun Wade (#18 composite)
4* OL - Jedrick Wills (#43 composite)
4* C - Cesar Ruiz (#66 composite)
4* OT - Chuck Filagia (#112 composite)
4* LB - Jordan Anthony (#115 composite)
4* CB - Christopher Henderson, Jr (#156 composite)
4* S - Markquese Bell (#179 composite)
4* DT - Donovan Jeter (#276 composite)
4* RB - Chase Hayden (#312 composite)
4* LB - KJ Britt (#317 composite)
3* LB - Shanon Reid (#408 composite)
3* S - Brelin Faison-Walden (#442 composite)
I'll update with other classes when I'm free. Looks like it will be a big weekend. A win will probably go a long ways with some really, really good recruits...
SBNation's resident recruiting expert Bud Elliott has come out with his latest "Blue Chip Ratio" rankings. The Blue Chip Ratio is 4 and 5 star players (blue chips) compared to 2 and 3 stars. The benchmark that every national title team has hit since recruiting has been more heavily covered has been 0.51, meaning every title team since 2002 has had more 4 and 5 stars, than not.
Michigan is 1 of 13 teams that has eclipsed the .51 ratio, and 1 of 2 in the B1G (Guess the other). The list of teams with more blue chips has won 12 of the last 14 titles, and does not include Florida, which dipped below this season, but was above the bench mark when they won 2 titles.
Willie Gay committed to Ole Miss today. That's about it.
Saw some posters asking about Baruti yesterday. Looks like he's headed to Utah. Not sure if Beilein will continue to pursue 16' prospects.
In football related news, Lorenz & Clint Brewster put in crystal balls for DPJ to Michigan today. Expect for a flood of them to follow as they usually do when Lorenz puts in a crystal ball.
4* Athlete Bruce Judson says he decommitted because during an encounter with Urban Meyer, the Ohio State Coach asked him who he was. "I didn't get any love from coach Meyer" Judson said in an interview with SEC Country. During a tour, Meyer repordetely recognized a different recruit but not him. The other recruit corroborated Judson's story, but gave an account where it could have been a joke because Judson was wearing a dark blue shirt.