Keep 'em coming!
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Michigan has commitment number 2, and it's another offensive lineman. Cincinnati OL Caleb Stacey has pulled the trigger and committed to Brady Hoke and the Wolverines. Here's what he had to say to Tom:
"I just got back from a visit to West Virginia, me and my parents sat down and talked about everything. We just decided that Michigan was the right place for me. It was just the place I felt best and I felt comfortable."
Informative update coming later.
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We shall start, as we (almost) always do, with size. The three sites are mostly in agreement on his size, with Scout and Rivals crediting him at 6-4, while ESPN docks him an extra inch, saying Caleb is merely 6-3. The consensus weight is 280 (although Rivals says he's only 275).
As a slightly shorter guy, it's almost certain he's an interior player. Since it's early in the process, there's not a whole lot of info on Caleb out there as it relates to his ability.
Since I'm posting this from my phone at the lacrosse game, a more in-depth breakdown based on his video (and a more thorough search for articles on his play) will have to wait until Wednesday Recruitin' - for now, check out a couple useful comments on this post.
Caleb had a wider range of offers than Ben Braden, though not necessarily quite as high-profile. Rivals gives him BC, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Miami (NTM), NC State, Ohio, Toledo, Wake, and West Virginia offers. Scout adds South Florida.
Despite the lack of information on Caleb out there, this is no under-the-radar kid. Encouraging? Yes.
Caleb is an offensive linemen, and one who doesn't get a lot of press, at that. No stats available.
FAKE 40 TIME
None of the premium site have a listed 40-yard dash time for Caleb, but Rivals does list a GPA of 3.2. I'll pretend like that's a 40 time, and give it seven FAKEs out of five.
Ask, and ScoutingOhio shall provide:
PREDICTION BASED ON FLIMSY EVIDENCE
Very early in the process, Caleb has the sort of offers that indicate he would be a bigtime prospect following the summer. However, an early commitment probably means he won't spend a lot of time at camps, and his profile will stay a little lower. High 3-star to mid 4-star is probably his (slightly unfair) ceiling.
In college, a redshirt is near-automatic for young linemen. Caleb is no exception, and he'll sit a year on the bench before working into the 2-deep. The interior line depth chart is not quite as dire as the tackles, and so he's likely to sit another year as a redshirt freshman.
After that, however, it's way to early to tell. Will there be attrition from the current roster? Will more-recognized linemen commit (not that they're necessarily better for their recruiting profile, but who knows)? We'll wait and see for now.
UPSHOT FOR THE REST OF THE CLASS
MOAR LINEMEN. That's two out of four to six spots filled. With a number of commits expected to reach the high teens, that should have no other effect on the class.
Hopefully, in fact, it gets a commitment train rolling through the end of spring.
Keep 'em coming!
...we have two. I think we're gonna see 2-4 more commits before the end of spring practice. Next up is either Ron Thompson or Matt Godin.
The flood gates have opened! Smart choice Caleb.
Hoke stole one from WVU?
You can't say the guy doesn't understand our traditions.
Because Tim told me to.
Atta boy Caleb!!!!
The more O-linemen the better.
ALL UR LINEMEN ARE BELONG TO US
OMFG IF HOKE IS RECRUITING GUYS WITH NO STARS! HE IS RUINING OUR PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!
just because he is currently not rated doesnt mean he is a bad player.
/s = sarcasm
I should have used the /s as well. I was just playing on his sarcasm.
you don't just erase it.
MichFan1997: Obviously you're not posting this from Germany.
SirJack: It was last season; of course we're going to talk about it. Once fall comes around, there will probably be less, and even less next spring. A lot of people have strong feelings either way, it's going to get brought up.
/ OT / 6' 4" / 285# / Jr-2012 / 5.4-40 /****Huge wide body that punishes opponents from the Highlanders left tackle spot, thick base who has never allowed a sack in 20 Varsity starts. Oak Hills has one of the best veteran "O" line returning in SW Ohio with Hilton @ center, Ross brothers on the right side and big #71manning the LT. What a load Stacey is in run blocking dominating with 114 knockdowns during 2010, tends to play a little high at times and over his base using his upper body strength....one can do that at the HS level but will need to work on his flexibility in the hips.
I like it
#37 player in OH
#7 OL, #4 OG
bring on the recruits! always nice to have O-Linemen commit. I just checked his scout profile he has a pretty decent offer sheet from a couple B1G schools and some ACC schools.
Welcome, Mr. Stacey!
MOAR linemen. I like it.
Go blue! Glad to have you on the line.
Two O-linemen down, four to go. 1 from Michigan, 1 from Ohio. This is good start methinks. Welcome aboard Caleb.
Congrats young man. May your stay at Michigan be filled with Big Ten championships, a National Championship, and lots and lots of sex.
If we ever are in a recruiting battle with a guy high on BYU we could pull the sex card out!! Big time seller!!!
Welcome Caleb Make sure to look at those clocks in Hokes office.... and beat those cheats from OlieO State
Hello caleb good decision.go blue
More. More recruits.
You're going to love AA, and a Michigan education will benefit you for your whole life. Great choice, kid
is if that stud QB from KY committed to us this weekend as well. I'll take the linemen though, and hopefully a couple more to go as well.
to this Tuesday. Highly unlikely he would commit without a visit.
"Commitment Train" is not a movie title. Dibs!
Now all I need is a plot, the phone numbers for Kate Hudson's and Daniel Tosh's agents, the ability to write romantic comedy screenplays, and a train. It'll be gold!
Now that's more like it
Captain insano shows no mercy.
Was this Sams gut feeling? Or was this one a suprise?
I do not think this was Sam's gut feeling. I believe his gut feeling relates to someone who plans to commit the night before the spring game, based on recruiting roundups from a couple weeks ago.
Wooot! It is great that we are starting 2012 recruiting with big uglies. Football is always won and lost by big uglies. Bring on more on both sides of the line.
HOW COME HOKE ISN'T RECRUITING MOAR DEFENSE??!! RABLE
It took the first clip of his highlights to get me to love this guy. This dude is an animal!
Hoke keep bringing in the quality lineman! Now just need to add Jordan Diamond and two others to this OL love fest.
my last name is stacy without the E. We already have 2 linemen! GO BLUE!!!