15 names for 8 spots
Bellamy, Bryant, Fisher, McClure, Willingham, Poole, Clark, and Rawls.
I'd want either Moreland or Cooper .... Don't know who I'd remove from your list though.
we could remove McClure since Tomvh's last tweet indicates we are not among his final four.
I would definitely have to agree with you that I would take one of those two defensive lineman in place of him.
3 weeks ago I thought it was the dawn of Dec 21, 2012...We have a great problem on our hands...not knowing who to take and not to take. The new coaches have done possibly the best recruiting job in the history of CFB recruiting. They had pretty much less than 3 weeks to salvage this class and now it looks as if this class will break into Top 25, possibly even better! It truly is Great to be a Michigan Wolverine!!!
It seems like you asked this exact same question yesterday.......and the day before, and the day before that.
Two weeks ago I would have never thought we would get a full class. It's starting to look like we will now. If we land Bryant, Fisher, and Cooper in part of the final 8 spots this will end up being a decent class.
an extra RB instead of the QB. This way we go into 2012 absolutely needing a QB and all prospective recruits knowing as such. I think at QB is the spot where having some decent competition there can scare off others the easiest. When you see the youngest guy is a redshirt sophomore then you know you are set to have a couple good years of starting.
We need a 3rd QB for depth this year. If we pick up a 3* and do well this year, don't doubt that we will have numerous QBs wanting to come here.
Assuming the math is right and we have 22 spots (I've lost track at this point), here's my guess.
Silent/Very Likely Commits: Bryant, Clark, Willingham, Poole.
If that's the case then no more LB's and between Clark/Heitzman, I think one of them is a TE. Erase that need for this class.
So that leaves us 4 spots. I think they're bent on getting a QB, which I have no problem with, whether it be Bellomy or someone else. Call it Bellomy for argument's sake.
Rawls says he's qualified and I'll take his word for it and he fits a pro-style run game perfectly and wants to be here. Count him in.
Then it comes down to 2 (or less if they bank schollies) of Durham, Fisher, Nowick, Barnett, Cooper, Issaka, Moreland, McClure, Raven.
Paring that list down to guys who are reasonable options, that looks like Durham, Fisher, Cooper and Raven. If it came down to needs only, cross Raven out as well. I'd prefer Fisher/Cooper out of those 3 remaining but think Durham is the most likely of the 3.
My final guess: QB Bellomy, RB Rawls, FB Durham, TE/LB Clark, OL Bryant, OL Fisher, LB Poole, LB Willingham
Didnt Tom guess Cal for McClure the other day
Not sure but he just tweeted this:
TomVH: Don't get your hopes up with Stefan McClure, he told me he's choosing between UCLA, Cal, Boise State, and Oregon State.
Great, we're on path to lose Countess,Mcclure and Raven. Made worse by the fact that we signed Carter and Taylor!
shitty, I want Mcclure. Maybe he's not coming because Ray Drew is coming and bringing his boy Avery Walls! Haha, totally kidding.
in all seriousness, I think we'll sign these 8 - Fisher,Bryant,Cooper,Willingham,Clark,Poole,Barnett,Rawls. If we don't get Barnett, throw the FB in. No thanks on QB. If we get Mcclure, Clark or Rawls gets dropped maybe. Kennedy can be 3rd QB for this season, he works hard and is pro style. If it comes to that we are screwed either way. Take 1 or 2 in next year's class or stash Cardale Jones at JUCO, lol
14 names for 7 spots - Poole commit? We shall know in <1 hour
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