247 released its 2013 watchlist alphabetically by state name and 8 five-star recruits. In the first article, they mention Steve Elmer just missed the cut for five-stars.
2013 Future 247 and Five-Stars
Michigan targets:Ty Issac, Kyle Bosch, Shane Morris, Steve Elmer (just missed out on five star status), Henry Poggi, Jon Reschke, Wyatt Shallman, Dymonte Thomas, and Ben Gedeon.
Obviously this is incredibly early, but nice to see Morris and Elmer up there.
Would've just assumed he'd be in their early 5* group after his strong camp season. A good amount time left until those final 5* rankings though. I suspect he'll be there.
he's got all season to prove himself worthy of 5 star status.
Not one qb is in the first 8 named so no worries. I can only assume morris will be a 5 star or high 4 star.
George Steinbrenner's reanimated corpse: Shane, have you ever considered baseball? Oh, and it doesn't really matter if you can't hit a major league fastball.
transfers and underperforming highly touted recruits, I have just about given up on caring about star ratings. Give me the 3-4 star guy who'll work his ass off.
Michigan has offered 19 Class of 2013 kids. Every single one of them is on this list.
in response to a question from a reader.
Damn. Fuckin' lucky OSU has basically two locks on there.
Despite what the column says and he is not an OSU lock. In fact they are not even his favorite.
Billy "Bam Bam" Carter (DT)
Grand Blanc, MI
Strengths: 1.) Tirelessness; 2.) Quickness ; 3.) Feet
Areas for Improvement: 1.) Frame ; 2.) Pad Level; 3.) Short Arms; 4.) Puberty
Notes from the Editor: "Bam Bam," as he's fearfully referred to in local Pop Warner circles, is a rapidly-ascending pre-teen from the mean streets of Grand Blanc. He's already garnered offers from as far as Oklahoma and Florida St., but his dream is to one day play for the Maize-N-Blue. Tons of upside, especially if he puts on the requisite 180-200 lbs. and grows another 2-3 feet over the next six years. Reports a 6.8 shuttle time and laser-timed 5.8 40 yard dash. Also a standout in the classroom, Bam Bam reports he received nothing but "P"s and "S+"s this semester. Keep an eye out for this one.
Seriously, could you imagine that meeting you in the hole. I shudder at the damage bam bam would cause at this stage coming unblocked.
Also, the state of Texas has huge some receivers:
Marcell Ateman 6-5 190
Derrick Griffin 6-7 220
Quan Jones 6-4 196
Gary Moore 6-6 221
Jake Oliver 6-3 190
I hope we can get at least one of them.
Derrick Griffin seems like a magnificent tight end project.