"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Recent interview w/ the Class of 2012 5-Star DT.
MaizeNBlueJ did a video for each of the Michigan recruits/targets:
A little mental distraction from the impending Lions game. UM obviously has 4 stud linebackers in this class. Anyone know where specifically these guys project? I know Ross was told he will play weakside. It looks like Bolden and RJS are more of the MLB type (Or maybe weakside in the 4-3 under). Then what about Ringer? Does anyone project to Sam?
Congrats to James Ross, who was named to the Rivals High 2011 All-America Team as an OLB, in a free article today.
They state "Ross led his team to a state title win in Michigan - and did so with impressive states, including 151 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks. Ross reminds us of Jon Beason of the Caroline Panthers and may move inside at Michigan. He and Kirby [the ILB selection] could have swapped roster spots based on their projections"
Good for him. Also, I love the hat.
Yesterday, 247 named Michigan's 2012 offensive line class the best in the country, while also giving the Wolverines honorable mention at tight end. Today, they ranked the defense, and prepare for a little debate: The defensive end group of Chris Wormley and Tom Strobel came in second behind Florida State, which is cool, but the linebackers (Joe Bolden, RJS, Kaleb Ringer, and James Ross) also came in second, after Alabama, which is far less cool from a Michigan fan's perspective. While the issue is certainly up for debate, and Alabama has a pretty fantastic group, 247 analyst Gerry Hamilton said 'Bama's position at the top was 'pretty much cut and dry'.
To his credit, in the comments, J.C. Shurburtt acknowledged that both have great classes, implying that the Tide's spot at the top wasn't as clear-cut as Hamilton suggested. Your (probably wildly-biased) thoughts, MGoBoarders?