I understand Olaniyan's been takin visits to schools with one of his teammates, a safety prospect, Ed Reynolds. Looks like he's a 3-star on Rivals. Any word on if we have interest in him as well? Secondary help is always welcome, and this would continue the pattern of offering teammates, no?
Apologies for the delay and the brevity. A software issue resulted in my first go-round at this week's update being wiped out. All updates can be found on the Recruiting Board.
Aramide Olaniyan, Come on Down?
“I really had an amazing visit,” Olaniyan said. “The game exceeded my expectations a lot. The whole game, the fans were alive and I would say I’ve never been to an environment like that until (Saturday). I had an awesome time.”
It's not a certainty at this point, but it sounds like a Duke decommitment may be in the cards, eventually. Olaniyan's visit was just an unofficial, and he plans to make it back to Ann Arbor this winter. Keep an eye on Olaniyan.
Though he's a Stanford commit, there was some talk of FL OL Torrian Wilson taking other visits. The rumors have died down, and it might be about time to remove Torrian from the board. I'll give him another week or so.
OH S Latwan Anderson has finally received the Ohio State offer he'd been coveting, and that seems to mean bad news for the Wolverines.
With that, Anderson’s list is likely complete. He has stated his list of final schools consist of West Virginia, Georgia, Cincinnati, Miami (FL), Florida and Ohio St. A notable team missing from this final list that was on it before is the University of Michigan.
Michigan State got the same treatment, for what it's worth. They had been considered among his favorites. It appears as though Anderson is nearly off the table for Michigan.
CT LB Khairi Fortt has a top 3 of Penn State, Georgia, and North Carolina, and will decide within the next couple weeks. That doesn't bode well for Michigan, since he hasn't taken a campus visit. It's highly unlikely he'll end up in Ann Arbor now, and will probably go to UGa or Penn State.
A definitive happy trails to MD FB Zach Zwinak, who committed to Penn State.
NC QB Christian Lemay has apparently been offered by Michigan, but only if you go by the photo, not the text:
Starting with the first, they included Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Tennessee, East Carolina and Maryland.
Uh, there's pretty clearly a "University of Michigan" envelope on that table, but whatever. By the way, you get your BOOM, TATER'D on, Mr. Lemay.
MI LB Lawrence Thomas has not received a Michigan offer, which is odd, considering he's a top-2 in-state prospect, along with DeAnthony Arnett. His coaches sent Michigan some game film, so there's a chance Michigan might be able to get in on him. He currently favors Michigan State, in part because Renaissance has sent a bunch of kids there in the past couple classes.
NC DT Gabe King is still considering Michigan ($, info in header). MN DT Beau Allen has received a Michigan offer and will consider the Wolverines. Michigan target (who they aren't landing, by the way) CA RB Anthony Barr will miss his senior season with an injury.
What are you thinking I clicked on your link on the Olaniyan recruiting tidbit called "the results are quite positive indeed"
that link is to THE FREE PRESS. That is unacceptable, uncalled for and should get you booted from here pronto. We NO Longer acknowledge the exsistence of that bird cage liner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVER, EVER !!!!!!!!!
I can't tell if you're being serious or not, but that link is to the non ad revenue style of free press. It doesn't benefit them.
I vowed never to read anything from those losers again. It's got the name Free Press on it so as far as I'm concerned it's taboo. I don't want to see their name again. I live in Tennessee now and used to go to them daily. I haven't been on since the B.S. came out and look forward to their ultimate demise. I come here read The Detroit News, and the Free Stuff on "The Wolverine" and "Go Blue Wolverine". I don't want anything to do with the turd heads again ever, revenue or non revenue.
I was kidding about the kicked off pronto stuff, but no more freep crap EVER please.
the Detroit News and Free Press are partially owned by the same parent company, Gannett.
The two media outlets are run by the Detroit Media Partnership.
While supporting one isn't necessarily supporting the other but it's pretty darn close as the Sunday edition is a mixture of both papers.
I think the article has ben sufficiently debunked and reading/not reading the Freep online isn't going to change anything.
I do applaud your principles though - not that you need my applause.
Anyway, Go Blue!
I'll take your applause gladly. I can assure you I'm as stubborn as they come. I'll never read the freep again until they fire the morons who wrote the article or print a retraction.
Maybe Christian Lemay's envelope from us didn't contain an offer? But was more of we have interest in you type of thing.
King has a "handler" that is running his recruiting. He's got some baggage as well. I wish the kid a lot of luck and he very badly needs to get away from his current environment (he's got some terrible friends).
Christian Lemay is big-time. Everyone is going to be after that guy.
I don't see an offer from Michigan on the table... Am I missing something here?
I think it's the orange one, fourth from the top of the pile, although with my poor resolution it looks as much like the "University of the Philippines" as the "University of Michigan."
Florida scholarship offers center a 2x4 photo of Urban Meyer on the front of the envelope? Really?
It looks like the kind of pic aging parents might fumble out of their wallets to show off at Bingo night. A bit tacky.
Any DC area residents thinking about heading to Aramide's game on Saturday to check him out? He's going to be playing at Bishop Ireton in Alexandria at 2pm. I'll probably be there, wearing my U of M shirt and hat, obviously.