this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
2015 QB Josh Rosen offered
Do we know how interested he is in Michigan? Is a commitment in the near future possible?
definitely interested and the coaches have visited him several times, but he won't commit any time soon. Stanford will be tough competition, but I think we have a pretty good shot, especially if we get him on campus this summer.
Stanford and Cal, apparently. Cal fans think they'll get him, but they're a generally delusional bunch. Still, likes the northern California schools, and all things being equal would prefer a spread team.
EDIT: should note that it's unclear who will get the 2015 QB offer from Stanford (or even whether an elite QB will be interested in Stanford if Keller Chryst commits) between Town, Rosen, and the other 2015 QBs camping at Stanford.
he said that if it werent for football he would enroll at michigan just to be a student.
If we read the same thing, he said "apply to" not "enroll at." Slight difference there.
Wants to wait till after his junior season to start visiting schools. But has some interest in Michigan.
...interesting. Right? Has Michigan offered Jayru? Has Ohio State offered him?
btw, in the other news from the state Regional track meet at Grosse Pointe South where Delano Hill blazed to a record 10.81 100 meters, Jayru Campbell was placing well in the 110 hurdles and qualifying for the State Championship in the 300 intermediate hurdles.
(You gotta love Cass Tech's 800 meter relay team: Delano Hill, Damon Webb, Antone Price, Daquan Pace. Delano Hill is on his way to Michigan's defensive backfield; Webb will be in Ohio State's defensive backfield, Pace will play for Eastern Michigan.)
No offer for Jayru yet. Nor from Ohio. He was told he should come to Michigan's camp to see how he's developed. So I guess you'd sy they're keeping an eye on him/ I think it's also safe to say he isn't their top choice by any means.
Darn. I go to South and didn't know he was going to be there, otherwise I would have went to see his speed. Probably not all that exciting though.
I love their runners. I just wish one of them would deliver on the hype in football. It's been kind of absurd so far.
I'm not completely disagreeing, but Thomas Gordon has clearly lived up to - and outplayed - his hype.
Is an in-state 2015 qb that a lot like more than Jayru actually. His name is Alex Malzone. He's out of brother rice
I know you're not comparing Malzone to Rosen or Dillman or anyone like that (just Campbell), but Rosen is way out of Malzone and Campbell's league. If Michigan is going to pursue the best of the best at the QB position, then Malzone/Campbell ought to be a ways down in the pecking order.
Malzone looks to me like a guy who might end up with lower tier Big Ten offers - like Michigan State - but if Michigan goes that route at any point, it's likely because they whiffed on the big-time guys.
Thoughts exactly. I'm expecting them to go hard after the California kids. But as far as just in-state kids, I wanted to let the other poster know some like malzone more. Campbell has gotten all the hype, but I still expect him to be in the 3 star range. I think its clear hoke is going to shoot for a blue chip kid first tho.
Any chance we offer Campbell at a different position? Or is he a QB only sort of prospect?
He's not really a dual-threat guy, more of a pro-style guy. I don't know that he could play anywhere else.
247 does not have the 2015 rankings up on their website yet. Do you happen to know when they will post them? (Edit: It looks like they will release the Top247 on Wednesday.) Do you know if they are currently posted anywhere on the web?
Go to their board. All of the articles corresponding to the top 5 players are pinned at the top.
They only have a top 5 right now.
They only released the top 5 over the past few days with the top spot and the 2015 top247 tomorrow.
Some good competition on his tape...Mater Dei (with the Red helmets and unis about 30 seconds in) is no slouch!
People say Cass kids are underachievers because they never seem to be a stud on the field at the collegiate level. For the most part we are talking about Defensive guys though. I think the feeling is (especially if you watch film) hat hey are superior athletes in high school, but often they lack technique and mechanics. I really believe some of this is changing at Cass, although Jayru also has fairly poor mechanics for such a successful QB. Some of those things will come with age and experience. Since the school has created a monopoly on talent within the city (do to four factors; prestige, new facilities, state titles and great academics) it seems as though the student athletes coming out of CT today will be much better prepared for college then they were six or seven years ago. Again just my personal opinion but hat is the vibe I get from other coaches.
How exactly does this show that the coaches are taking a different approach to QB in 2015 (relative to a few previous years)?
Not reallu sure about 2013 because Shane Morris had been comitted for so long.
2014: IIRC, didn't offer any QB until Feb. 2013. Speight got offered on Feb 6th and I think he committed on signing day for class of 2013.
2015: Josh Rosen gets offered on May 20th 2013. The coaches have offered a QB about 9 months earlier for the class of 2015.
It is still unknown, but I'm guessing we offer more than 1 QB in the 2015 cycle.
I think it depends more on the QB talent in each class and the general interest in Michigan from top QBs. With Morris he was the type of player they wanted and they had a lot of interaction with him since he was from the area so they felt comfortable pulling the trigger early with an offer. 2014 is supposedly a down year for top QB talent so I think they wanted to wait and evaluate their top options longer before they offered.
I dont know anything about the 2015 class but if 247 has Rosen ranked top 5 overall and he plays at a school the coaches are familiar with from their days at SDSU, they probably felt good about offering. It also helps with some kids to get in early with an offer, especially a kid from farther away.
Quick ass release...
Something tells me this kid will be spending a lot of time at Kappa/Theta/SDT the 2015-2016 academic year.
-1: vaguely politically incorrect
+2: humorously astute
will have a few months to ponder where to go. The 2015 QB spot is his if he commits before Jayru is offered.
I thought I read somewhere that Jayru wasn't a lock at all, and in fact was more interested in playing in the SEC?
The coaches seem pretty set on only taking one QB in each class. They seem to really like Rosen.....They may not even offer Jayru if they feel that they still have a legit shot at getting their guy.
If Michigan had a Jewish guy starting at QB, my head might explode in a good way.
I'm pretty sure Denard Robinstein is Jewish.
You're forgetting Dennis Franklin, quite a mensch
Derrick Green as well. His uncle is Celo.
nor would he be the second.
Challah at ya boy.
This season, sophomore Josh Rosen has taken over as the starting quarterback at Bellflower St. John Bosco, and his center, Elijah Zabludoff, is also Jewish.
He wouldn't be the third either. Stan Noskin started at QB for Michigan in the 50's. There is also a Jewish quarterback on the current roster - Alex Swieca.
He will have a spot waiting for him on the 2015 All-Name Team.
You can say that again!
He will have a spot waiting for him on the 2015 All-Name Team.
I'm no longer a virgin.
As the only one to never double post.
Anything that raises the chances (even slightly) of Hoke doing the hora has to be a good thing...