What the fuck is the internet?
Hey it would be great if you could change the headline to something more specific like "Recruiting- General Thoughts". Brian's asked for us to be specific with our headlines to make it easier to figure out which ones we want to read.
Anyway I'll throw you a bone. So far I think this class is OK, not great. Obviously the 5 WR haul is curious and there were some players we went after hard pretty early in the process that the national recruiting services weren't in love with. Like everyone else I hope we start seeing some good prospects emerge and hopefully commit on the D-line and at linebacker... because let's be honest that doesn't look great right now.
I'm not really worried overall, though, this will still almost certainly be a top 20 class after a 3-9 season and if we start off hot this year I think we'll see a lot of high caliber prospects take a second look at us.
The Talbot Brothers
A punter (Hagerup)
Hankins as a backup option
and probably 3-4 guys who we don't know about (just like Taylor Lewan, Anthony LaLota, Q, D-Rob and Witty last year).
We'll be fine.
I think we will be fine. We have had some very highly rated classes in the past that have not panned out and some lower rated classes that have exceeded expectations. I think what we really need to focus on is keeping the level of attrition down. This will allow us to have more opportunities to "hit" on players and have them turn out to be solid contributers and provide a good level of depth at all positions.
To me, that will be the key for Michigans sustained success in the future, not necessarily the star rankings. Look at the 2005 class for example...
If we get some answers on Defense for DB and DL as well as one more OL, I will like this class just fine. A good job after a 3-9 disaster.
16 commits by July was unheard of for UM just a few years ago. It is a gamble that these kids don't get better in their senior year or even get hurt. Turning down better prospects 'cause the spots are filled becomes a problem also. I would have preferred to go into senior year with around 10 solid kids committed.
With a good year on the field, we could get a nice bump in talent at the end of the year and going into 2011.
Pretty much all of them have a ton of commmitments already. It's the general trend in recruiting that kids are being recruited earlier
is that during unsure economic times, kids are going to seek stability sooner than later.
I also think that schools like Texas, that have own their recruiting base and fill their class by May, add to some of the pressure to get recruits to commit as soon as possible.
Usually, the schools that end up in the top 5 are doing it in February.
schools. But the trend in recruiting has been going on for years that students will commit sooner. This just wasn't a last year thing when the economy went south it started years ago.
I think that the reason is because of the use of the internet and quicker means of getting students films/highlight tapes to evaluate which obviously leads to faster offers and faster commits.
It has nothing to do with the economy IMO.
This is a kid that is on Michigan's board that is one of the strongest kids on the country. Has a max bench press of over 405lbs, Had good camp at Michigan's Senior Elite Camp. Played with Tate last season. Could help us alotl
Are you his brother or cousin because in almost every thread you post this.
Still a lot of time to get players we need. Just think, at this time last year, who was d-rob, jeron stokes..and many other main pieces of the recruiting class.
I really like the class we have so far