Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
I know Brian has already done extensive coverage of Michigan's recruiting, but I figured I'd take my own stab at projecting the Class of '08. Before I made my guesses, I went through 11 years of Michigan recruiting data (covering 1993-2003) to see trends in how the average recruiting class turns out. Revelations included:
- 22% of recruits end up getting drafted, which is way higher than I would have thought
- Just about as many end up being All-Big Ten
- Half the guys who leave early for the NFL go undrafted. The other half go in the first round. (This doesn't include Manningham/Arrington, both of whom fall in the middle but also fall outside the years I was looking at).
- Almost 40% of scholarship recruits don't make it through their full eligibility.
- You're just as likely to show your bits to girls on Minerva Street as you are to win the Heisman
I just posted up a pretty detailed breakdown of Pat White and Justin Feagin over on my site. Don't worry, I'm not deranged, and I'm not saying Feagin will be the next White. However, there are some interesting similarities that I'm sure you all are aware of. With a summer of Barwis and some extra time in the film room, Feagin could definitely have a bigger impact next year than people are giving him credit for.
I just got sent the ratings for every team in NCAA 09, for those who are interested in video games.
I posted a breakdown of Michigan's ratings on my site here.
I just posted this over at my site, but since most people have been directed straight to a specific article, I figured I'd repost it here:
It appears that, since Brian linked to my Glen Steele article, about 95% of my traffic is being directed from mgoblog. First, let me just say welcome. This blog just got resurrected after a year off, and it's great to get some traffic back after losing all of my (incredibly small) readership. Since the Steele feature was by far the most visited post I've ever had, I wanted to pose a question: who would you like to see me feature next in the "Where You At?" series. This whole 'getting constant traffic' thing is new to me, and I find it quite enjoyable. So, feel free to leave any names in the comments, as long as they played for any of the teams I cover, and I'll do my best to get to them. Thanks, and keep visiting!