Enjoy the victory kids!!!
TomVH: Michigan State Visitors
Here's a list of recruits that will be on hand for the Michigan State game this weekend. There are some key visitors this weekend, and next weekend might actually be a bigger game for recruiting. As always this list will grow and shrink as changes happen. I had a request to add star rankings next to players listed, so all rankings will be according to Rivals. Continue to check back here for more updates as the come:
- Devondrick Nealy - (5'10", 175 lbs/ Slot Receiver/ Jefferson County, FL/ 3 Star)
- Marquise Williams - (6'3", 210 lbs/ Quarterback/ Mallard Creek, NC/ 3 Star)
- Jack Miller - Michigan commit
- Kellen Jones - Michigan commit
- Jake Fisher - Michigan commit
- James Elliott - (6'4", 305 lbs/ Offensive Line/ Pensacola, FL/ 3 Star) He'll be back in December as well. He's waiting for a committable offer. If he gets it, expect him to commit.
- Anthony Zettel - (6'4", 250 lbs/ Defensive/Offensive Line/ Ogemaw, MI/ 4 Star)
- Kishon Wilcher - (5'6", 154 lbs/ Cornerback/ Cass Tech, MI/ 3 Star)
- Cardale Jones - (6'5", 217 lbs/ Quarterback/ Glenville, OH/ 3 Star)
- Shan Wynn - (5'7", 148 lbs/ Wide Receiver/ Glenville, OH/ 3 Star)
- Damon Knox - (6'5", 265 lbs/ Defensive end/ Muskegon, MI/ 3 Star)
- Royce Jenkins-Stone - (6'2", 215 lbs/ Linebacker/ Cass Tech, MI)
- Terry Richardson - (5'9", 160 lbs/ Cornerback/ Cass Tech, MI)
- Matt Godin - (6'5", 253 lbs/ Defensive End/Tackle/ Detroit Catholic Central)
- Brian Blackburn - (6'5", 197 lbs/ Quarterback/ Crockett, Mi)
- Danny O'Brien - (6'3", 278 lbs/ Defensive Tackle/ Flint, Mi) Will only be there for the first half, because he has homecoming.
- Hunter Matt - (6'2", 187 lbs/ Linebacker/ Roosevelt, MI)
- Corey Smith - (6'0", 165 lbs/ Wide Receiver/ Buchtel, OH)
- Juwan Lewis - (5'11", 200 lbs/ Running Back/ Muskegon, MI)
Thank you Tom for all of your effort. I know you hear it all the time, but you are the man.
Thanks, I appreciate it.
Thanks Tom for your hard work. Hopefully Zettel commits after the win.
Those 5 2012 kids will be great pick ups and we have a chance to get a great start to locking them up come Saturday. Tom any info on James Ross?, usually where RJS and Terry Richardson are he is.
He should be there. Royce said he'll be there, but I haven't talked directly to him about it yet, so he's not on there.
Maybe after a Michigan victory Zettel will have his mind made up.
It seems like Zettel has been to every home game this year. I am almost thinking that he might be a silent commit and is just telling the coaches that, while he is commited, he just wants to experience some other colleges while he still can. This will be the 4th game he has been on the field for (I believe) and this might be the biggest upset in recruiting if we can't land it.
What is up with them being so short? Cissoko was 5'9. Hollowell 5'8. And Wilcher and Richardson are 5'6 and 5'9. But hey if they have talent and come to Michigan, I don't have a problem with it. As long as they don't end up like Boubacar.
Time to change the Cass Tech team name to the Lollipop Guild
Not the whole team, just the CB's. Will Campbell is no munchkin.
It's not easy to find a kid with the recovery speed and hip flexibility to play corner. Most of the ones that exist are short. Those that have good size in addition have names like Charles Woodson and Ty Law.
For you students out there, lets get some loud chants going for the recruits. Make them feel welcome. Print Tom's list and bring it to the game with you if necessary. I want to hear the "Anth-ony Zet-tel" chants on television!
I'm not positive, but I think the NCAA now discourages that kind of thing.
Danny O'Brien must have a good reason for missing the second half of the game to go to a high school homecoming dance. hopefully she is hot.
he is all in!
That's what she...
Uh, never mind. They're still just in high school.
Welcome to the largest crowd in the history of College Football.
Courtesy of The Bigger House
flying in on Thursday can't wait. I will be 1 of 113,???.
Prediction for the crowd. if 113,090 is Uconn, I'm going with 113,820.
gonna be nuts
Nice, I am flying in Friday from Vermont. I couldn't possibly stand to miss this one. I don't think we are recruiting anyone from Vermont, so i won't be able to give me sales pitch during the flight!
The kid can't catch a break. Has his official visit been moved to 2012 now?
but that's the way the pecking order has fallen for Kitchen. Michigan is in good shape with Walls, Crawford and possibly Lyons. I'm confident that Michigan can land Walls and Crawford. Lyons would be an icing on the cake.
Sorry that I posted this earlier, but maybe I missed an update. Any word on Walls' visit to Oregon? I haven't heard anything anywhere.
Just think Tom, you have only 3 more days to keep D Hart's silent UM commitment a secret. Then it's time to party.
There's not a lot that's newsworthy to report that I haven't already told you. He ended up missing a big part of the game, I think the entire first half.
He is scheduled to commit sometime this month. As we have all seen that can change, but that's the plan for now.
2012 kids coming in are heavy on the D which is good, but we need them now! Seems like we're in on a lot of top DBs, but no visiting yet. Hopefully D. Hart starts the weekend off right on Friday!
Gotta catch 'em all!
just win baby
It would be nice to see Ross attending some more games. I'm hoping he'll be to a couple more games this season.
If I remember correctly, RJS and Richardson had said sometime over the summer that they were a little disappointed that they hadn't received offers from UM. Now that 2012 offers can be extended, have they received one?
And as always-- Thanks for the info Tom!
Probably unofficial but just wondering...
I thought that over the summer RJS and Richardson had expressed some dissatisfaction that they hadn't received offers from UM yet. Now that Fall has rolled around, have they received their offers?
---- EDIT: Sorry, this is a repeat post.
No, not yet. They're fine though, they understand what's happening and where they're at with Michigan.
Thanks Tom for the quick reply. Hopefully, the Cass Tech pipeline continues :)
I really hope he can make it up for a game.
Scout has Kris Frost as a visitor. Any news on the truth to that??
Tom said he had to cancel. He wants his mom to come with him.
Just read on Rivals that he has Michigan in his lastest cut. A 4 star safety that's ranks 87th nationally that is described to be a hard hitter with good balls skills at 6'0 190 lbs. Now I don't know how serious he is about Michigan but it's definitely a good sign we made his latest cut. Any news on how his recruitment is going would be great. Thanks.
Lyons also has a GPA over 4.5
Tom, I haven't been able to find much about Crawford. Rivals has him listed 3 stars. Is he legit talent that can change the secondary if we get him. Thanks
I've said before I think he's like a better version of Courtney Avery. They're actually around the same size, both play(ed) quarterback in high school, and they're both smart kids. Dallas, I think, is more athletic than Courtney. I don't know whether he can change the secondary, but he's definitely a good football player.
Crawford currently plays QB but projects as CB in college (much like like Courtney Avery). Did pretty well in combines as a CB. Prolly a little raw, so that probably dings his ratings. He's actually only 2 places away from being a 4* (per rivals) and ESPN had him in their top 150, so he's a pretty solid candidate.
Dallas had 10 INT's last year, including 4 Pick 6's. The kid can play.
According to scout,Kishon Wilcher committed to Toledo on October 2nd.Haven't seen anything on here about him committing or if he will still be visiting.
Excellent info, hope the commitments start rolling in soon.
Tom, was wondering if UM had been following any recruits that would be bailing on their verbal commitments to UNC after this obvious probation that's coming their way?
Does anyone else feel we are attracting a lot more offensive talent and too little defensive talent.
Recruits should notice GERG's shiny hair!!!
Austintown (OH) QB Demitrious Davis, WR Chris Davis, and RB/DB William Mahone will also be visiting.
D. Davis ia Dual Threat QB. He is 5'10", 180s and there's been talk of him moving elsewhere in college since he is a very good athlete (though I always have to rethink that type of thought now).
He is twin brother of WR Chris Davis. Chris Davis is also a bit smaller, 5'9" 180s, but really, does that matter to Michigan? :) If I had to guess at who out of these 3 would be highest rated, it would be Chris Davis.
Mahone is a bigger back (5'11", 200s) and not a blazer, but a solid runner in limited action. He also plays safety for Austintown Fitch, and could end up being recruited there.
All 3 have gotten some interest from Cincinnatti, WV, Va, Pitt, and various other midwesern schools (depending on the recruit).
Still haven't seen extensive footage of them yet, so I don't have a full opinion on any of them, but some more 2012 prospects who will be in town, figured I'd pass it along.