...Chesson. Pipkins because it is a major position of need and I can't wait to see what he looks like in the fall. Chesson because I think his game is highly underrated and will be a great college wr. As a whole, very excited about this class and I have a feeling 2013 will be even better.
2012 recruit you are most excited about
RJS. He has the physical tools to be an incredible LB down the road. I think he'll redshirt this fall, but after that he'll be a very good player.
Excited to see what Master Hoke and crew have as as a follow-up to this year's perfect (for several reasons) pre-game video! Foregodsakes
I'm really curious about Drake Johnson and Matt Godin. Two die-hard Wolverines that had interesting recruitments. I'd like to see both guys have long, successful careers.
I agree. Both of them are guys that have gotten little to very little hype but they both could turn into quality players for us in the future.
I feel like I haven't heard his name since the 'Hello' post. Definitely heard more about Drake and Matt.
On a sidenote, I think Joe Bolden will be great for us, instinctive and physically ready. The 2012 pack seems full of potential and starters.
Another guy that's under the radar, but the coaches really like. Hope he has a nice career like his father did.
Especially with Godin. I think he's completely under the radar.
That is all.
Yuri Wright as a Jr.. 6'2" CB with speed = forget about it.
I'm also excited to see Drake Johnson returning kicks/punts, could be our best since Breaston.
Joe Bolden. Dude is a badass. Would not be surprised if he is a 4 yr starter. Also, Pipkins. Is a beast and will 99.9999% be a starter from day one as well.
Probably Pipkins for me...
But my favorite sophomore is most definately GREG MATTISON!
I also think people are sleeping on Sione Houma and Drake Johnson. Given Borges affinity for big fast backs, I can see these guys doing a lot of damage on throw back screens, wheel routes, FB dives for short yardage, etc. I have this gut feeling Drake is going to be a Playa!
GRIII will end up being the best Recruit of 2012, no disrespect to Mitch (Love his Game) but Glenn has the makings of a NBA star and I can still remember his Dad dominating the Big Ten!
kalis. he'll start on day one.
What he did over Macho Grande made me really excited about the future.
Wait, we aren't talking about fictional characters from movies? Oh then I'll take Kalis
I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande
I Can't Choose. Seriously, what makes this class, from my perspective, is the depth and breadth across so many positions.
But, if you're forcing me to choose, I'll go with position groups.
- Offensive Line. If we add Garnett, and even Diamond, I'd be ecstatic. We already have five, six if you count Williams. We could have eight solid recruits which would be obscene, and restore balance in what was an area of disaster.
- Linebacker Corps. Four solid recruits. Jenkins-Stone, Ross, & Bolden are incredible. Again, this was an area that needed to be shored up.
Generally, it is very hard to predict exactly who will shine. (which is what makes questions like the OP's query interesting, I guess.) However, with the depth at both OL & LB, we can be assured that there will be several guys who will shine. If someone gets injured, or homesick, or doesn't transition well to college, we'll be ok. All our eggs aren't in one basket.
I am much, much happier with our recruiting prowess. Between Mattison, Jackson, Hoke, Borges, Funk, Heck, Montgomery, Mallory, and Singletary, they are doing an awesome job of recruiting. It is GREAT to hear how much recruits like the coaching staff, and relate well to them.
All those linebackers
All those OLinemen
pretty much everyone
Pipkins is my number one dudes a huge personality an absolute beast and will playing a lot
Pipkins, Kalis, Ross & Bolden. I think they all will be impact players from day one..
I'm excited to see if Wormley/Godin/Strobel can make an impact on the D-Line right away as I'm petrified by our lack of depth there. But yeah, Pipkins is just awesome in so many ways so I'm most excited about him.
Darboh and Wilson honorable mentions...
Has to be Joe Bolden, watching the Under Armour All-American game he has the motor that all the coaches talk about. Reminds me of Jared Allen (maybe a little high praise of wolverine players) in how his motor runs and is always around the football.
Strobel and Kalis. Mainly because they probably would have been at OSU if not for Tatgate. I hope they become All-Americans so it hurts the Buckeyes everytime they see their names.
But this class is good and deep. Alot of impact players in this class IMO
When you look at the OL talent we're bringing in it's a WOW with or without Garnett.
Pipkins, Bolden, Kalis, Darboh
He is going to be the man! Rush end -- monster! If you liked what Ryan did this year -- hold on for Super Mario!
I'm most interested in Strobel and Houma. I think Strobel plays some as a freshman. Love his attitude and upside.
Houma is interesting because I have no idea what the plans are for him in the long term. I agree that he looks like a redshirt but long term I think he adds something different to the offense.
Pipkins and Bolden
Not a 4*, but a tough kid who works hard. Hopefully he can become another Molk.
James Ross & Pipkins. Ross's highlight tape made me drool.
I'll go with the four I expect to play right away, possibly start.
Kyle Kalis, Josh Garnett, Joe Bolden, and Ondre Pipkins.