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This is good news.
Oh my goodness. I guess the coaches aren't just going take two more DL. We want them all.
Coach Mattison gets who he wants. Wake me up when a 5*DT isn't visiting. That'll be news.
"sharing talent is for chumps"
Seeing this GIF while at work almost got me in trouble. I couldn't stop laughing.
If Hand, Brown, and McDowell come here with the other D-Line players already present...what B1G O-Line stands a chance in the coming years?
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I see what you did there, and I like it.
Just because it feels so good to remind yourself.
Let us not forget Mone. Dude's the real deal too.
i read an article today from a recruiting guy who said because of Mattison's coaching and previous experience coaching a huge DT with great strength he could see Mone being a first round pick in a couple of years. That would be a great turn out for us i would say
Weird to think about how Mone could be our "under the radar" guy when its all said and done, as far as the line is concerned. He really shouldn't even be under the radar. I've seen different sites say that if he just went to more camps, he'd probably be a top-100 recruit.
Mone is a top 100 recruit, #73 on the 247 composite, which i believe is the agreed upon master list on this site.
A more accurately informative title would be "5-Star DT Andrew Brown May Visit UM."
Thanks - changed.
It is the equivalent of saying "Don is being a curmudgeon right now", which is a fact.
Whereas if we took available evidence and projected into the future, we'd have to say "Don may be a curmudgeon tomorrow (likely)."
Likely my ass. It's a guarantee.
but a dude this good should have a better name.
i know a guy named andrew brown. he is one of life's middling 2 stars, at best.
I hear he is now going by Andrew "JuJu" Brown.
Which is short for Andrew "Juwann" Brown
Just as long as it's not "Doo-Doo Brown."
That's funny, my dungeon master was Andrew Brown. I'm pretty sure he would have been a horrible DT. He could create some sweet world maps with graph paper though.
Are you a prisoner in the medieval age? What the hell is a dungeon master?
If I'm not mistaken, polSKA is some sort of swinger
How about Dan Smith ... BYU
Here is the Hudl.com video (LINK)
According to this, last season he had 83 tackles, 14 TFLs and 11 sacks. The video highlights a fair number of the tackles for loss and the sacks, but they all look pretty good overall. Brown seems like he could dominate up front.
but he is a strong UVa lean though.
My roommate went to UVa and really seems convinced that their day is coming. I think that team could be scary in the future. Can't believe we're already in recruiting battles with them.
This does seem like an exceptional year for talent in Virginia, though. Hand, Brown, Blanding--plus Green last year, and those are just the guys I know off the top of my head. I know UVA is an up-and-coming program, but I still doubt they would be in on so many guys like this if they were from, say, Kansas.
or at least a sleeping top 25 team. It's a lot like Michigan: great academics, beautiful campus and they're in a talent rich state. They just lack a 100,000 seat stadium and football tradition. They strike me as a UCLA or Texas A&M. There's so much talent in their area that someone's going to figure it out eventually and make them a good team
FWIW, I posted a scouting report on him a couple months ago and there was a fairly lengthy conversation that ensued:
Since Mattison likes to rotate on the D-Line (I mean, but, what DC doesn't), he should recruit like six 5* DT/DE guys for 2014 and it'll be like unfair by the time the 4th quarter of a game rolls around. Who cares who "starts"; they'll all play and they'll all get drafted. You can never have enough of those guys (see: SEC), a deeper DL makes way more difference than a deep secondary or linebacker corps. Keep 'em coming.
You know, I was fairly nervous on the long term prospects of OL coaching (given how bad we were up front this season, which was inexcusable) but with the OL now being forced to go up against a sick DL every day in practice, we should be fine.
So lack of talent and depth at OL (not to mention some scheme changes during the coaching transition) are not valid excuses?
Aside from Omameh they were all about 4 stars... many schools do fine with less. The only time an RB cracked 100 was Denard...with 100...in the bowl game.
I'm willing to wait till they get their guys in to make a judgement. Star rankings are one thing but if they aren't the right fit for the scheme the star rankings don't mean as much.
Exactly. Scheme is everything. As we know, spread players can be amazing football players but not work in another system or at least not as well as they would in the spread. The same can be true about linemen across schemes.
Normally I'd agree with you, but how do we go from having a great rushing attack in 2011 with Denard and Fitz to an essential implosion in 2012, sans Denard? No one in 2011 was recruited for Hoke's scheme on the O-Line, nor were any starters for 2012. Maybe it just means that Molk was really that important to the success of the line, but I don't know.
Yes, it really means that a four-year starter on the OL who called out blocking assignments is that important.
Brown has family members and coaches who went to UVA and they have been pushing him in that direction. He is definitely not going to VT and his mom wants him close, but he isn't in love with UVA. They are the school that has gone after him most often, and many people in his life (that he doesn't wanna dissappoint) have been pushing him, so he's entertained them. He made a comment that Hand's visit made him take a look at Michigan..plus they have camped together for years. Michigan with a great visit (as expected) will jump to the front fo the line. Brown doesn't like the spotlight and is looking to end his recruitment soon
Thanks for the inside look...I'm loving Michigan's strong new connection to the state of Virginia. I hope that we can continue to plant the seed on young rising sophomores and juniors.
I think you're selling UVA short. Truthfully I will be shocked if he doesn't go there. UVA's attractive for the reasons you mentioned but they've also done a great job selling Brown on what they offer in his chosen field of study, and he's dead serious about that aspect of his recruitment.
P.S. His mom died six years ago, so I have to really question how plugged in you are, or if perhaps you're mixing up Brown with someone else.
You dance a curious dance.
I don't deny it. Twice the teams is more than twice the fun, though.
If either UVA or VT could really get a grasp on their in-state recruiting, they'd be a powerhouse. I know VT has done well, but it's mostly with 3 star talent. Virginia really churns out a bunch of 4*s and a few 5*s and neither school is really able to capitalize on that. They get raided pretty frequently.
2013: Four 5 star guys. Three went out of state (M, Bama, PSU)
2012: Did well
2011: Three of top four out of state
2010: All four of the top four went out of state
They've produced plenty of football talent over the last four decades—how in the hell have they managed to never become a true football power, even in the Big Ten?
This is good news. The more Michigan is in these 5*'s radar, the better chances we have of landing one here and there. I would almost say that UM is close to becoming a national powerhouse in the recruiting game, if it isn't already.
Was Carr considered a good recruiter? I've only started following recruiting closely in the last couple of years. We all know what R.R. accomplished. If just seems like Michigan was a sleeping giant, with all the resources in the world and Hoke knows how to take advantage of those resources and push the brand and get recruits to believe in it.
Yes, Michigan recruited very well under Lloyd. We typically brought in a 5 star or two every year with top 5-10ish classes annually.
7th nationally now that Rivals updated the 100. Do not want.
obviously 5* are 5* for the reason that they are considered really freaking good, so everyone wants them, but if we increase the number visiting, we increase the likelihood some commit. I would personally like to have a class like USC's last year (pre-implosion, and without money changing hands).
I was reading 11 warriors and one of their posters said Hand was talking michigan up to Brown. Lets hope the comment has legs. * Hand pun
I guess the comment could army crawl rather than walk.
"I like the fact that Coach Brown is so confident in landing this guy, but lets just wait till next week to get all giddy about Peppers. Long way till NSD still."
Isn't the tweet guy right that it's still a long way away till NSD? I mean, it's true of any recruit, and better to have one committed than not, but nothing is a fact or done deal till then.
I agree. The bad thing is that a recruit like Peppers, if he does commit, is that he will still have people/colleges in his ear all the way until NSD, unless he shuts everything down himself.
Thats the difference in Michigan compared to most schools where Michigan commits help recruit other prospects at camps, through Twitter and by just going to the same high school.