He's still reeling in offers, and he doesn't seem in a hurry to choose. There's still mutual interest between the two parties.
Best Guess List - Michigan Recruiting - 5/7/2013
OK, but that;s the case at any position, ever, with almost no exceptions. I think anyone who says we don't need to take a RB would be very happy with us taking any of those guys.
if there is someone who is at a really high level and wants to come here, that's good, but taking someone just to take them is bad news when we have limited spots.
Agree with what your saying in general, but running back is a much easier position to play as a freshman than QB or OL. We could reload at RB in a hurry.
Agreed. If we took a year off at RB, we could pretty easily bring in a top back knowing he wouldn't have anyone in the year above him and a crazy OL to run behind. I'd be OK with no RB this year.
It's quicker to reload, but I also like veteran RB's as potential backups/role players. If you can spell a young guy with someone who can pass block and hit the holes, it's advantageous rather than throwing in another youngster who might screw up royally.
I just don't see it with limited scholarships, unless it is an elite caliber guy. I know hes a long shot but maybe a Bo Scarborough?? He said he wished the staff would recruit him
multiple positon other than rb. Versatility would be a reason for recuriting him.http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130328/OPINION03/303280432/1437/OPINION0363/Speed-size-Colorado-RB-Kalen-Ballage-gets-Michigan-s-attention
QB Wilton Speight
RB Kalen Ballage
WR Drake Harris
WR Mo Ways
WR Artavis Scott
TE Ian Bunting
LT Roderick Johnson
G Mason Cole
WE D'shawn Hand
SE Malik McDowell
DT Bryan Mone
WLB Kyron Watson
MLB Michael Ferns
SLB Noah Furbush
CB Jabrill Peppers
CB Parrker Westphal
S JuJu Smith
Noah i think could be sleeper addition if Chase Winovich doesnt join. Roderick might be go to tackle if Alex goes to ND.
...but this guy has USC (or possibly UCLA) written all over him. More likely to get Hand AND Peppers than JuJu. I hope I am mistaken and eat crow.
I think it's a pipe dream that he will come here. I think he's 90+% VT.
So I think most of you guys have filled in lists with the players most likely to end up occupying each spot, but doing that leaves an overly rosy picture of what the class will look like. After following this on the blog for a few years, it seems like saying a kid is a strong lean to Michigan is usually at best a 50-50 proposition, unless there are rumors that he is on the verge of committing. That's because it's Michigan vs the field, not Michigan vs the number 2 school. For instance - I would say our prob of landing McDowell is about 50%, with hand closer to 30%.
Would we take another SAM if Watson committed but we missed on Winovich?
It probably depends on how the numbers shake out, in terms of scholarships available. If it stays low (sub-19 or 20) then I'd say no, and Ferns might be slotted at the SAM. If it grows though, I'm sure the coaches will try to get a third LB, who would most likely be a SAM.
Tomnard is not fast in the pocket and his accuracy is questionable when on the run. He won't see the field at Michigan.
TBB rating:101 (rating method)
WR- HARRIS, WAYS Scott/Williams
OT- JBB, Bars
Rush- Marshall or none
LB- FERNS, Winovich/Watson
CB- Westphal, Peppers
the same class that OP predicted?
Take one of winovich or Watson the take Robinson and play him as a DE/LBer combo guy?
Signature pictures are annoying to me, regardless of how awesome the picture is.
EDIT: By the way, I am in no means telling you to change it. It's a personal thing. I just wanted to explain the neg.