Wow, great insider info Tom. Is it bad if i am greedy and want them all?
at least it's not just us?
Just thought I would throw this out there after Demetrius Hart's commitment. Here are the recruits in Rivals top 250 that are still listing Michigan in their top group.
With the commitments of Demetrius Hart (#37) and Brennen Beyer (#191) Michigan already has two prospects in the top 250. So on that list who do we have the most realistic shot at?
The prospects that Michigan has a very high chance with off that list are:
The prospects that I think Michigan still has a good shot with are:
Finally, off this list here are the prospects that we either need to wait and see with, or we may not have a great shot with:
Wow, great insider info Tom. Is it bad if i am greedy and want them all?
I kind of thought the same thing. The top 250 prospects are considering Michigan? Now that's more like it.
When it rains it pours?
Any of these guys would be an enormous pull. We are starting to show that we're back, and hopefully we will see further results of this in the recruiting field.
Thanks Tom. As always, you have great information.
All your 250 are belong to us!
I don't think we can take 250 lol
When I saw the heading I thought you were going to list the top 250 (total) prospects listing Michigan and I was just like... "oh no he didn't."
any of these guys committing with our current talent has me extremely excited for the coming years. with denard around for 2 more years i can't help but of thinking of a nc his senior year. need some of these stong defensive recruits to help with that though. the future looks very bright
#5 De'Anthony Thomas - He told me he will visit if Michigan offers, but I'm not sure if there's enough to make him decommit from USC.
Uhh.. is there a reason we haven't offered a 5* Defensive Back? Is it academic or something? This doesn't make sense.
Pffffffff. We don't need those 5 stars when we have our awesome secondary.
is visiting this weekend, reportedly. Like to see this guy's attention refocused.
Although he visited, I think he is an OSU lock. I read on the rivals message boards that he wore an MSU hat on his official. This was the rivals message board so take that with a grain of salt.
...about our chances to land Watkins and Crawford since their Spring Game visit. Landing those two would be quite the coup.
A commit from Frost and/or Grant seems to be our biggest need right now. Hoping that one or the other will be able to overcome their schedule issues and make it up to Schembechler Hall soon.
A win today just might resolve some of those schedule issues.
Love the format - cannot think of how many times I have wanted to see a list showing recruits with UM interest and a quick break down of where they stand. Fantastic!
Just keep winning Michigan.
I'll add a "please" to that, just in case it makes a difference to the god of sports success.
This is the key, if we can keep on winning and actually put together a pretty decent season, we'll have a real legit shot at a lot of these highly regarded recruits. I'm also hoping that RR and company is selling these kids hard on the ability to come in and actually have a pretty decent opportunity at seeing the field from the get go, I would have to imagine thats got to be pretty darn intriguing if your a recruit, especially on the defensive side of the ball.
From what we have been reading from TomVH, your list is not so farfetched, with 3 of those 5 being in the "very good chance" type category.
A man can dream......
What about Cyrus Hobbi? And, do you know if the rumor is true that we still have a shot with Andre Yruretagoyena?
Andre is 100% Oregon, and I don't think we're in it for Hobbi any more.
Are we offering Frost as a WR or LB?
It's a Cam Gordon type of deal. "Hey you can try WR, but if it doesn't work out we'd REALLY LOVE for you to come over to the D"
Tom, do you have any information on Dee's teammate, the Dr. Phillips kicker? His name is Stephen Moffitt, and he had a huge game last night. He kicked a 51 yard field goal, and kicked every (maybe save one) kick-off in to the end zone for a touchback.
I went to the Orlando Sentinel sports top 100 list where he is ranked around 60ish. However there it says nothing about a commitment or any offers.
He seems like a very solid prospect.....it would be interesting to know where he is headed.
Write it down (in pencil): Michigan is going to land Clinton-Dix. He'd be crazy not to at least reconsider his choice, with his best friend choosing Michigan and with the secondary in desperate need of talent. He could potentially contribute immediately if ready and so many kids want this out of their choice school. C'mon Ha'Sean! Feel the snake oil!
He'll have to get used to it anyway if he plans on playing in the NFL. He might as well get started early.
This is pretty much exactly what he said recently.
At this point any kid wanting to play defense and wanting PT ASAP would have to be looking at Michigan.
He recently changed his tune on the weather.
I know he was really high on Michigan State and USC, but has he totally eliminated Michigan as a possible school?
He loves the school, just not the place WRs have in the offense. No big deal, ship him off to the West Coast and don't worry about him for a while
What is he allergic to blocking? If anything, our wideouts have been pretty impressive this season, so I don't know what he's watching. Maybe he wants to be "the man" in which case, I don't think that would fit in well with the rest of the team's mentality.
USC's top three receivers:
Couple this with the fact that there is no way around USC being a sinking ship with the scholarship losses and DA may want to throw Michigan back in the mix.
Appreciate the update!
Thank you Tom! Fanstatic update...There's 17 names on that list. If my numbers are right we can still take 10 more guys. Hopefully many of the names on this list will comprise the final class roster...
Is he now being recruited as a DE? I thought Mich was liking him on the O-Line.
Ugh...I feel like this question is being asked everytime Anthony Zettel is mentioned.
Michigan began recruiting him as an OG. He plays both DE and OG in high school. He prefers DE. Michigan will allow him to try the position he wants to play, but will switch him over to OG if he is significantly better at that position.
Thanks for saying it one more time
Really? I've heard that he's a UM lean over MSU. Did Sam really say that?
impressive work Tom VH as usual. Great to see a lot of these propects considering us. We beat State, move up in rankings get more national exposure. You never know from then on, offense is dynamic. The defense makes a play or two a game we can finish strong. RR is a great recruiter, it will be good to see him get his guys with a strong season.
Thanks Tom. One question: Was Lamar Dawson a deliberate omission, or just an oversight? Last I heard we're still in his top 7.
Tom said we're not likely to get one of his visits. This seems like a long shot at best .
Thanks, I had missed that comment.
I have heard that Michigan has their eye on 2012 RB / DB / Slot receiver in Springfield Oh named George Walker. He is a special player. Have you heard about him?
Hoepfully our loss to state doesnt hurt our recruiting momentum with any of these guys to much.... for all of you on D ... we have playing time available in buckets!