Great pick-up, he's 4* on Rivals(#17 OT), 4* on Scout(#25 OT), ESPN has him at #14 OT(Grade 80). This guy has great size at 6'6, and potential seems very high from what I've read. While losing Barnes was a blow because we're pretty suspect at LB, this definitely improves the recruiting class.
Hello: Taylor Lewan
An eventful couple days: first IN LB Jordan Barnes decommits, then Arizona offensive lineman Taylor Lewan commits. Informative update coming in a bit.
That's what UM needed and that's what they got. And I don't mean nasty in bad but nasty as in "I am going to pancake the crap outta out while playing to and past the whistle."
Better get that #77 jersey ready for Lewan. It's his number.
He's not from Michigan. (He'll probably de-commit next week.) He doesn't understand The Rivalry.
He's too tall. Not fast enough.
And he'll never be captain material.
And WTF! He's not even a Five Star!
Reel'em in Rodriguez!
*calibrating sarcasm detector.....beepbeepbeep*
ok the prior post checks out ok.
I actually read your post before the light came on.
Keep 'em coming!
My techcom lecturer would have a fit.
It should either be:
...first IN LB Jordan Barnes decommits, then AZ OL Taylor Lewan...
...first Indiana linebacker Jordan Barnes decommits, then Arizona offensive lineman Taylor Lewan...
I'm a grammar douche.
Holy shnikies that's pretty anal dude.
Excuse me, there r 12 step programs for this.
I wish there were 12 step programs for those who post in text speak.
Peter Nagourney is a cock sneeze. Don't be that guy. Don't even be like that guy.
But my lecturer is Mary Lind. That biznitch is the shiznit.
Like hell. I'm sure you'll get tired of tech comm after they pound it into your skull about 50-60 thousand more times.
Lewan is the same size that Joe Thomas(former Badger, now Cleveland Brown)was coming out of HS. If he is like either Thomas or Jake Long, we will be in good shape.
Keep the faith, gang.
A winning day for the program on balance. Lewan had a lot of buzz of late, and is the mobile offensive lineman that we needed to add.
Obviously we need to step up the linebacker recruiting now though. At least one of the safety recruits will end up there as always happens (probably Bell), but we need some more guys there. Come on, snake oil...
can i ask what UNC over-recruiting has to do with lewan committing?
some conferences and maybe even the ncaa have limits on how many scholarships a school can use in a given year. It can get tricky when you factor in early enrollees (can count against the previous years class), guys who leave early (go to the pros, transfer, don't come back for a 5th year when they have eligibility remaining) and gray shirts (I believe don't count till the next years class but I don't think they are on scholarship during the year they are gray shirtting).
Okay, good point, but then what does UNC over-recruiting have to do with Taylor Lewan committing?
Supposedly he's a huge Jake Long fan from all the buzz on the board. He kinda looks a bit like Jake Long! Same frame, similar size. Good news.
Go Blue Wolverine posts an article headline saying, "Is Lewan still Blue?" You know it's coming.
Rivals lists him as 6'7 and running a 4.7 40. That's damn good for that size.
a fake, fake, fake 40 time. Still a great get, though.
by subtracting like this...Michigan in good hands.
Plain and simple the most athletic OT film I have ever see and I think the most I will ever see. It is incredible how good it is. I guarantee he plays at least A down on sundays.
Rodriguez is getting it done with recruiting. We are going to be loaded. I would not be shocked with a BCS berth in 2010: an experienced spread threat at QB, killer lines...
Maybe with Jordan Barnes leaving Jelani Jenkins might feel a little better with committing here even though we are pretty short on LB's. Guess I'm just trying to find the silver lining.
Great OL commit though. Jake Long was a big 4* prospect and I see a lot of the same. Only thing is Jake is from Lapeer in MI and used to a cold climate where as Taylor coming from AZ may cause an issue in adjusting to the later Oct. and Nov. games.
No way. Jake Long is his hero. Lewan is going to suck it up in November and play like a WOLVERINE!
has it that Tajh Boyd is de-committing from Tenn, and going to OSU. Will red-shirt next year, and back-up Pryor in 2010 with the idea that Pryor leaves after 3 years.
It will help our chances to land Devin Gardner. From what I've read OSU was at the top for him. Getting his teammate Gordon and OSU getting Boyd is good news for the Wolverines.
Good to get the big guys, especially O-lineman. If Will Campbell commits, and DeQuinta Jones doesn't change his mind, the trenches will be looking good. Wouldn't mind if Dewayne Peace went elsewhere. Got enough electrons.
That's a pretty shitty thing to say.
Hurt your feelings?
It's just nice that you're actively rooting against a kid coming to Michigan before he even sets foot on the field. Bravo to you, sir.
Also, Peace is 6'0", 180 lbs. So, you're speaking from ignorance.
You kids are so sensitive about your heroes.
It's the internet, no you did not hurt my feelings. That was just shitty, that's all.
When RichRod took over he basically ignored a kid named Christian Wilson who had committed to Lloyd. His mother was on another site bewildered as to why this was happening. She finally was told that the message was "we don't need you" and he went to North Carolina. Was that shitty of RR? I also heard that the M coaches hadn't had much contact with Jordan Barnes for awhile. It's life. If losing Peace, who probably won't play much, means gaining a much needed LB, so be it. He has other offers from schools that don't have a couple of kids named Miller and Jackson on the way.
This is so riddled with nonsense that it makes the mind spin.
When RichRod took over he basically ignored a kid named Christian Wilson who had committed to Lloyd. His mother was on another site bewildered as to why this was happening. She finally was told that the message was "we don't need you" and he went to North Carolina. Was that shitty of RR? I also heard that the M coaches hadn't had much contact with Jordan Barnes for awhile. It's life.
How does Rodriguez allegedly being an asshole excuse you being an asshole? Wait - it doesn't.
If losing Peace, who probably won't play much, means gaining a much needed LB, so be it.
How do we know he won't play? He was offered by a slew of top teams (Texas, Oklahoma). Rodriguez and his staff know a hell of a lot more about football than I do (and, I'd assume, you as well). If this kid got an early offer (he was offered before the season started, and before kids like Cameron Gordon at the same position), then people who know football thinks he has value. Also, losing Peace would, in no way, shape, or form, effect the possibility of getting a LB. That's a false choice you've established. We can take 6 more kids without losing one.
He has other offers from schools that don't have a couple of kids named Miller and Jackson on the way.
It is widely believed that Peace's destination will be CB - a position of need.
I'm not a member, so I can't see the full list of offers, but according to Rivals, Oklahoma did not offer Peace. Where does it say that Texas and Oklahoma gave him offers?
I was wrong - it does say Oklahoma, but not Texas. could have sworn they did. Anyway, my bad. Point still stands.
Mommy, can I have an opinion on the roster, or is that just for you self-appointed protective jock sniffer types?
"When RichRod took over he basically ignored a kid named Christian Wilson who had committed to Lloyd. His mother was on another site bewildered as to why this was happening. She finally was told that the message was "we don't need you" and he went to North Carolina. Was that shitty of RR?"
If x=y, and y=z, then x=z... You cant fault RR for not bringing a kid in that he didn't recruit, especially since we had a surplus of LB's in last year's class when RR was introduced. Which obviously everyone knows all the issues with how that turned out, so please don't destroy me after this. And Peace being 6 foot doesn't exactly make him a smurf. I will agree with you and everyone else with Miller and Jackson coming in, we don't need a lot of WR, but I didn't expect to need any LB's this year either.
I think you get a lot of your information on Rodriguez from Drew Sharp. I see now. Never mind, you are beyond reach.
You're incorrect. I talked to his mom.
A big reason RR stopped going after Christian Wilson was because CW wanted to play offense. Wilson doesn't fit the RR ball carrier mold, so he let him go somewhere who would let him play O.
Has anyone read any details about the other visitors this last weekend.
I believe Lewan was the only uncommitted visitor.