was on TV tonight, how random.
further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
[Ed-M: Bumped to diary.]
I posted this the other day and it was well received. So, in light of TomVH's news, I thought I'd share the update.
I refined the table a little bit. I removed the column that says Michigan offered since that is evident and I added a column showing Scout's current player rank.
|Targets||Ht.||Wt.||40||Scout Rank||Rivals 250||Commit|
|Zeke Pike||6'5"||220||4.7||Dixie Heights HS, Edgewood, KY||4 Star||Yes|
|Gunner Kiel||6'4"||220||East HS, Columbus, IN||4 Star||Yes|
|Bennie Coney||6'2"||205||4.8||Plant City HS, Plant City, FL||3 Star||Yes|
|Maty Mauk||6'2"||185||Kenton HS, Kenton, OH||3 Star||Yes|
|Connor Brewer||6'2"||195||4.7||Chapparal HS, Scottsdale, AZ||4 Star||Yes||Texas|
|Matt Jones||6'2"||200||4.53||Armwood HS, Seffner, FL||4 Star||Yes||FL|
|Keith Marshall||5'11"||190||4.32||Millbrook HS, Raleigh, NC||5 Star||Yes|
|Bri'Onte Dunn||6'2"||215||4.59||Glenn Oak HS, Canton, OH||4 Star||Yes||Ohio St.|
|Latroy Pittman||6'1"||190||4.7||North Marion HS, Citra, FL||Yes||FL|
|Stefon Diggs||6’1"||185||4.4||Our Lady of Good Counsel, Olney, MD||4 Star||Yes|
|Dorial Green-Beckham||6’6″||215||4.4||Hillcrest HS, Springfield, MO||5 Star||Yes|
|Dwayne Stanford||6'4"||200||4.5||Taft HS, Cincinnatti, OH||NR||Yes|
|Aaron Burbridge||6'0"||175||4.35||Farmington Harrison HS, Farmington Hills, MI||3 Star|
|Derrick Woods||5'11"||180||4.5||Inglewood HS, Inglewood, CA||3 Star||Yes|
|Deontay McManus||6'0"||209||4.5||Dunbar HS, Baltimore, MD||3 Star||Yes|
|Malik Gilmore||6'3"||195||4.67||Lakewood HS, Lakewood, CA||3 Star|
|Jordan Payton||6'2"||199||4.49||Oaks Christian High School, Westlake Village, CA||4 Star||Yes||USC|
|Leonte Carroo||6’1"||205||4.4||Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ||3 Star||Yes|
|Avery Johnson||6'2"||180||4.44||Blanche Ely HS, Pompano Beach, FL||4 Star||Yes||LSU|
|Jody Fuller||6'0"||186||4.52||Sun Valley HS, Monroe, NC||3 Star||Yes|
|Sam Grant||6’6″||230||4.8||St. Edward HS, Lakewood, OH||NR|
|Sean Price||6'4"||206||4.9||North Marion HS, Citra, FL||3 Star|
|Devin Funchess||6'5"||205||Farmington Harrison HS, Farmington Hills, MI||NR|
|Ron Thompson||6'4"||225||East Detroit HS, Eastpointe, MI||NR|
|Taylor McNamara||6'5"||235||Westview HS, San Diego, CA||3 Star||Yes|
|D.J. Humphries||6’5″||265||4.9||Mallard Creek HS, Charlotte, NC||4 Star||Yes|
|Jordan Diamond||6’6″||289||5.0||Simeon Vocational HS, Chicago, IL||4 Star||Yes|
|Zach Banner||6'9||295||Lakes HS, Lakewood, WA||4 Star||Yes|
|Dan Voltz||6’5″||289||5.3||Barrington HS, Barrington, IL||4 Star||Yes|
|Andrus Peat||6’6″||270||Corona Del Sol HS, Tempe, AZ||5 Star||Yes|
|Kyle Murphy||6’6″||255||San Clemente HS, San Clemente, CA||3 Star||Yes|
|Jordan Simmons||6’5″||295||4.9||Crespe HS, Encino, CA||4 Star||Yes|
|Taylor Decker||6’8″||270||5.0||Butler HS, Vandalia, OH||3 Star|
|Mark Harrell||6’5″||260||Charlotte Catholic HS, Charlotte, NC||NR|
|John Theus||6’6″||292||5.2||Bolles HS, Jacksonville, FL||5 Star||Yes|
|Avery Young||6’6″||273||4.9||Palm Beach Gardens HS, Palm Beach Gardens, FL||4 Star||Yes|
|Kyle Dodson||6’6″||315||Cleveland Heights HS, Cleveland, OH||NR|
|Paul Thurston||6’5″||265||5.1||Arvada West HS, Arvada, CO||3 Star||Yes|
|Chris Wormley||6’4″||255||Whitmer HS, Toledo, OH||4 Star||Yes|
|Ifeadi Odenigbo||6’4″||210||4.44||Centerville HS, Centerville, OH||NR|
|Pharaoh Brown||6’6″||220||4.7||Brush HS, Lyndhurst, OH||NR|
|Tom Strobel||6'6"||240||4.9||Mentor HS, Concord, OH||3 Star||Yes|
|Mario Ojemudia||6'3"||215||4.65||Farmington Harrison HS, Farmington Hills, MI||NR|
|Se'Von Pittman||6’5″||235||4.65||McKinley HS Canton, OH||4 Star||Yes|
|Adolphus Washington||6’6″||240||4.7||Taft HS, Cincinnatti, OH||4 Star||Yes|
|Jordan Jenkins||6’3″||225||4.69||Harris County HS, Hamilton, GA||4 Star||Yes|
|Tommy Schutt||6’3″||301||Glenbard West HS, Glen Ellyn, IL||4 Star||Yes|
|Eddie Goldman||6'4"||307||Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington, DC||5 Star||Yes|
|Vincent Valentine||6'3"||300||Edwardsville HS, Edwardsville, IL||4 Star||Yes|
|Sheldon Day||6'2"||268||Warren Central HS, Indianapolis, IN||3 Star|
|Danny O’Brien||6’4″||255||5.1||Powers Catholic HS, Flint, MI||4 Star||Yes|
|Greg Kuhar||6'3"||265||St. Edward HS, Concord Township, OH||NR|
|Matthew Godin||6'5"||253||5.03||Detroit Catholic Central, Novi, MI||3 Star|
|Deaysean Rippy||6’2″||198||Sto-Rox HS, McKees Rocks, PA||4 Star||Yes|
|James Ross||6’0″||203||Orchard Lake St. Mary’s HS, Orchard Lake, MI||4 Star||Yes|
|Royce Jenkins-Stone||6’2″||215||Cass Tech HS, Detroit, MI||3 Star||Yes|
|Vince Biegel||6'3"||210||4.53||Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln HS, Wisconsin Rapids, WI||3 Star||Yes|
|Kaleb Ringer||6'1"||225||4.45||Northmont HS, Clayton, OH||3 Star|
|Peter Jinkens||6'1"||208||4.45||Skyline HS, Dallas, TX||3 Star||Yes|
|Camren Williams||6'2"||200||4.58||Catholic Memorial HS, West Roxbury, MA||3 Star|
|Jeremiah Tshimanga||6'3"||226||Richland HS, N. Richland Hills, TX||3 Star||Yes|
|Terry Richardson||5'9"||160||4.5||Cass Tech HS, Detroit, MI||3 Star||Yes|
|Armani Reeves||5'11"||185||4.4||Catholic Memorial HS, West Roxbury, MA||4 Star|
|Elijah Shumate||6'1"||205||4.5||Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ||4 Star||Yes|
|D.J. Singleton||6'3"||195||4.5||St. Peters Preparatory School, Jersey City, NJ||3 Star|
|Deon Bush||6'1"||177||4.44||Columbus HS, Miami, FL||NR||Yes|
|Jarrod Wilson||6’2″||190||4.5||Buchtel HS, Akron, OH||NR|
We are up to 67 offers.
BTW - I mentioned this in another thread, Scout currently has ranked 12 5 Stars and only 89 4 Stars. They will end up with 50 5 Stars and 250 4 Stars.
was on TV tonight, how random.
That offer distribution seems to be pretty close to a perfect fit for our needs in this class. Maybe a few more offers to both OL and DT, but from what I've read on this site, those are the harder positions to evaluate early so more offers to them will come later.
Is it just me or does Terry Richardson have the most impressive offers of a three star prospect ever?
He'll probably end up a 4-star, especially if you just look at his offer sheet. His height is probably the biggest reason he is a 3-star at the moment.
Dorial Green is the mythical Tacopants!!!
6'6" WR - every QB's dream
I saw that too and laughed. Also Zach Banner is one huge HS junior, 6'9''!
... is an OL, which makes sense.
A 6'9" receiver would be impossible to jam.
Cool stuff at the two minute mark on Banner and his relationship with his biological father (Lincoln Kennedy, who played in the NFL):
I hear Saban has already asked for medical hardships for his entire second-team of WRs just to make sure he has space.
I looked at a few articles and everything suggests he is wide open at this point.
in danger of oversigning?
on what your definition of "oversigning" is.
in danger of the sky falling on our heads? or of inadvertently eating our own faces?
.... he can come as a preferred walk on.
No funny business in Ann Arbor. We have values.
You address the mythical "last minute" 5 Star by not bringing back a fifth year player. That is the real solution. There's no risk of oversigning at Michigan because the cushion is made up by telling a senior he doesn't get a fifth year.
Couldn't we have it both ways if we told the 5th year senior he can stay but he won't be on scholarship anymore?
We don't have a single 2012 commit. Why are we having this conversation now?
need to get a big,fast wide receiver. Beckman,Stanford or Gilmore would be nice. GO BLUE!!!
Why don't you just make GO BLUE your signature? You type it after everyone of your posts anyway so it would save you the trouble.
there something wrong with saying GO BLUE?
If you read my post then you would know I said you should just put it in your signature, Then it will say GO BLUE at the bottom of everyone of your posts. Mine says "Hail To The Victors Valiant, Hail To The Conquering Heroes". Your would say GO BLUE, do you understand what i'm talking about? I don't care what you do, it was just a suggestion.
This digression is stupid IMO.
I can't say it with you...Go Blue!
You forgot two more exclamation points. GO BLUE!!!
Come on, your better than that BlueDragon.
And you should have spelled your "you're" in your own post. There, see what I did there?
Fair enough, but couldn't it be said either way? Here's a meaningless point for you anyway though.
Armani Reeves, not only from MA, but - Reeves first cousin is NBA HOF player Charles Barkley and he is originally from Leeds, Alabama.
Not sure if this deserves another thread but -
Scout is running a story behind the paywall about Terry Richardson looking at MSU and listing them high on his radar.
Is it time to panic?? A Technician going to MSU???
It is February and we are not able to send written offers yet... so yes!
The only thing I find a little odd is that UM has offered 12 WR's after turning away a couple of good WR's who wanted to sign with UM in the 2011 class. If the staff really feels that UM is "good to go" at WR, why offer so many in the 2012 class?
It relates to recruiting balance. I posted a diary about it the other day.
We will lose four (maybe five if we don't give T. Robinson a fifth year) wide receivers this coming year. We didn't lose any from this year's team. Even if we lose five we will still have 8 on the roster, but Hoke will still want a couple in the pipeline.
I suspect eventually we will get to the point where we will add 1 to 2 per season, and have a roster of 7 or 8 at all times.
WA QB Jake Rodrigues
CA DL/OL Arik Armstead
WA OG Joshua Garnett
OH OL Tyler Orlorsky
All verified by either Scout or Rivals.
Thanks DG! I'll add them.
The offers are coming fast and furious.
into a wiki link under useful stuff so that we can all go in there and just add offers as they come
The spelling police is out in full force tonight. Don't forget the spell check !
Wow, there is a lot of height on that board. The shortest guy offered on the OL is 6'5"!!
good to see this staff offering early and gunning hard after top recruits because UM needs to get back to recieving the nation's top talent
Here's the 71 offers by state with the numbers by position in parens. This includes the 67 names listed in the table plus the four listed by DG Destroys.
Ohio - 16 (QB, RB, WR, TE, 3 OL, 6 DE, DT, LB, S)
Michigan - 9 (WR, 2 TE, DE, 2 DT, 2 LB, CB)
Florida - 8 (QB, RB, 2 WR, TE, 2 OL, S)
California - 7 (3 WR, TE, 2 OL, 1 OL/DL)
Illinois - 4 (2 OL, 2 DT)
N. Carolina - 4 (RB, WR, 2 OL)
New Jersey - 3 (WR, 2 S)
Washington - 3 (QB, 2 OL)
Texas - 2 (2 LB)
Maryland - 2 (2 WR)
Arizona - 2 (QB, OL)
Indiana - 2 (QB, DT)
Massachusetts - 2 (LB, CB)
Kentucky - 1 (QB)
Missouri - 1 (WR)
Pennsylvania - 1 (LB)
Colorado - 1 (OL)
Georgia - 1 (DE)
District of Columbia - 1 (DT)
Wisconsin - 1 (LB)
Using the four additional names, here's the position breakdown for the 71 offers:
It's interesting to note that there are no offers to offensive linemen in the state of Michigan, despite it being the state with the second largest number of offers.
It's also intriguing to note that the states number 3 and 4 on the list are Florida and California. The latter makes sense given the ties Hoke and his staff had while they were at San Diego State (the same probably applies to the youngsters from Arizona and Washington state). Florida is filled with so much talent that it makes sense for U-M to make offers down there (although during Rodiguez's era, the newspapers would say he wasn't paying to attention to recruiting the state of Michigan).
Pennsylvania used to provide Michigan with a number of recruits, but there's only one to date on the list. That said, there are offers out to players from a number of states on the Atlantic Coast from Massachusetts to Georgia.
Here's how I see the recruiting numbers by region:
Midwest (Big Ten footprint, including PA): 33 (46.4%)
Southeast (incl Florida): 14 (19.7%)
Northeast/Mid-Atlantic (not including PA): 8 (11.3%)
West Coast (incl CA, AZ, WA): 12 (17.0%)
Plains (incl TX): 4 (5.6%)
Although Coach Hoke has talked about concentrating recruitng in the Midwest, the numbers show he's looking beyond the surrounding Big Ten area to find players--over 53% are from areas outside that area. It'll be interesting to see how those percentages hold up once LOI signing day comes round next year.
"Pennsylvania used to provide Michigan with a number of recruits, but there's only one to date on the list."
I don't like double dating and would rather go steady with one guy at a time.
NOT ENUF OFFERS
2012 could be a nice year in recruiting.
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why havent we offered him yet, the kid is from trotwood-madison, a place where we have some history, the kid look great on film solid france too and we are in need of a safety!!! offer up michigan