Conelius Jones as all-state at WR is certainly a real head scratcher her since he had exactly zero receptions this season.
Friday Night Lights 2009: Post-Season
The high school season is long over, but there are post-season honors to cover, and a number of Michigan commits took part in All-American games over the past few weeks. Here's a roundup of those performances in what is likely to be the second-to-last FNL for the 2010 recruiting class (after Signing Day, I'll recap the seasons of everyone who commits after today).
MI QB Devin Gardner
Gardner was part of the winning Black Team in the Under Armour All-American Bowl, completing 2-of-4 passes for 15 yards and a score, while rushing 4 times for 14 yards. The Black Team won 32-7.
Gardner drew similar praise from Black team coach Sam Wyche, a former head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"Devin is going to be a big-time player at Michigan," Wyche said. "He and (Alabama commitment) Phillip Sims are guys to me that are going to come quickly to the scene. Devin has a great smile. He is going to sell a lot of product for somebody. He's got a great personality. He's smart -- you can change directions with him and it doesn't bother him at all. He is ready to go."
Game highlights, courtesy of Under Armour:
Gardner's TD toss takes place at the 2:00 mark. As mentioned elsewhere on the blog, Gardner did not enroll early in Ann Arbor.
SC QB Conelius Jones
MI RB Austin White
Named Honorable Mention All-State at RB.
PA DE Jordan Paskorz
FL DT Richard Ash
Ash participated in the Outback Bowl All-Star game. No word on how he did.
OH DT Terry Talbott
3rd-Team All-State at defensive tackle.
LA S Carvin Johnson
PA CB Cullen Christian
Local pregame fluff. Christian participated in the Army All-American Bowl over the weekend, playing corner. His East team fell to the West, 30-13. Christian was thrown at 4 times, with only one pass completed - a 39-yarder to USC commit Robert Woods. Postgame fluff. Cullen has been selected to the Big 33 Game.
WI P Will Hagerup
"My brother has been in some big stadiums before and he was saying after that first kick you'll be a lot more calm," Hagerup said. "The first kick I was real nervous and it definitely could have been better. I was definitely more relaxed for the second two."
I tried very hard to make a math joke revolving around the limit of %caught=receptions/chances=0/0 and then using L'Hôpital's rule to get something funny but I just couldn't do it.
If somebody else wants to try be my guest.
Edit: Accidentally put "changes" when I meant "chances".
... The more I hear, the more I like. Kid's having a great year and getting great recognition.
That's quite the compliment.
Cullen Christian was also first time all-state in Pennsylvania. http://community.post-gazette.com/blogs/varsityblog/archive/2010/01/03/f...
"Devin has a great smile."
This from the Desk of Useless Anecdotal Information, chaired by Peter King.
So if it is true that the principal stalled on some of Gardner's paperwork, anyone up for a lynch mob?
Kid's going to be good. Awesome find by the coaching staff.
a great find for this staff. Here's hoping that he turns out to be a solid player for years to come.