...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Sup. Early enrollees have numbers and listed heights/weights.
I'll have a post up tomorrow a.m. with the uninteresting interesting things.
Jake Butt announced that he IS enrolling early now.
That means the current early enrollment list looks roughly like this:
- Kyle Bosch
- Jake Butt
- Taco Charlton
- Ross Douglas
- Dymonte Thomas (probable)
- Logan Tuley-Tillman
It looks likes early enrollment is becoming more and more popular every year and it will definitely help these guys see the field earlier.
Good and bad reviews of the Michigan recruits.
First the bad:
Taco Charlton (Bear Market Award)
This award goes to the player who lowered his stock the most from the camp. While Pickerington (Ohio) Central defensive end Taco Charlton looks the part, he really struggled. He has great size, long arms and he is very athletic. However, he is also very upright, only has an outside move and when coaches tried to teach him misdirection or crossover, he didn't grasp it well at all. He was beaten on almost every 1-on-1 rep he took.
The not so bad:
Shane Morris (Honorable Mention - Tunnel Vision Award)
Honorable mention:Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris was clearly one of the top three quarterbacks at the event, but his team was the favorite to win it all with weapons like O.J. Howard, Taquan Mizzell and Ahmad Fulwood. However, his Land Sharks team was eliminated early mainly because Morris focused on one side of the field and locked in on certain players. He has a cannon of an arm and a ton of upside, but his field vision needs to improve.
Shane Morris (Spin It Award)
It was very clear that Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris had the best arm at the event. He has a cannon of an arm and there's not a throw he can't make. With some of the other quarterbacks showing funky mechanics or not spinning the ball that well, it was fun to see him rear back and let it rip. He has a hose, as they say in the quarterback business.
Also an interesting part on Joe Mathis and his poor attitude.
I thought I would start a new thread to discuss the action at the Opening today.
1. 7-on-7 pool play is going on today. Shane Morris opened on fire today as Land Sharks team rolled over Brice Ramsey's (UGa) squad.
Shane Morris' team RT @RecruitingESPN Land Sharks beat Vapor Carbon, 27-6
Michigan QB commit Shane Morris is on fire in game one. Making all the right throws.
Jake Butt caught the game winning TD as his team (also Mike McCray) won their opener.
2. Linemen 1-on-1 took place earlier this morning. Unfortunately due to HS regulations in MI and OH, David Dawson and Taco Charlton could not participate with pads and had limited reps. But Taco still got rave reviews:
#Michigan commit Taco Charlton is a very athletic DE - quick and long.
Ohio players can't pad up here but Taco Charlton, wearing just a helmet, is one of the quickest ends here #Michigan
247sports: The guys from states where you can't wear pads are going now. Taco Charlton has been dominant.
3. Kyle Bosch went home sick today. Wish we could have seen him participate and hope he gets better soon.
Michigan commit Kyle Bosch headed home from #TheOpening per his family. Illness.
PIckerington is honoring Michigan recruits Taco Charlton, Caris Lavert, and the rest of the State Basketball champions as the Grand Marshals of annual 4th of July Parade. Link. Sorry that only Chris Wormley gets mentioned as a Michigan recruit in the article, but that's small town journalism for you (along with being unable to reach the coach for a quote).
Get here early for a prime seat along the parade route. You can also see every emergency vehicle owned by the local police and fire departments, and some fine floats...
Awards will be given to the "best looking" parade float in both commercial and non-commercial categories.
Hmm, I wonder if the awards will also have air quotes around their accomplishments?
EDIT: title un-cuted. No, Wormley is not in parade or from Pickerington, but he is the only specific basketball player mentioned in the article.
We all heard about the "Beat Ohio" chant that Team 134 did at NFTC. The video can be found here: