Let's at least wait until the LOI are signed
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Let's at least wait until the LOI are signed
This is no time to be rational, Mr. Rainonourparadepants.
Nope. If we got payton, wright, thompson, garnett and 1 other 4/5 star then it would be pretty close, but still probably not the best. As good as this class is it doesn't have an elite "skill" player. I think it would have needed Shane Morris in this years class along with another arguable #1 receiver/wr. With that said, his class does cover our needs very well.
Hell no. 1995, as stated below by many, was the foundation of the epic 1997 season. '95 is the greatest class ever. EVER.
There will be an argument only when this class provides 2 heisman trohoy winners and 3 NFL hall of famers.
is that not reasonable?
We won't know for a long time whether this is the best class. It has to translate to lots of victories on the field, hopefully a national championship.
This would be our best, but too bad friggen Michigan State is recruiting nationally and will put our class to shame!!
You didn't lay out the criteria. Is it "best results during and after college" or "best job getting a highly touted class"? I'd argue that the first is obviously more valuable, but they might take the same amount of skill to close.
I don't have enough points to start my own thread. A blind couple at my church heard I like College Football and asked me if I could download the Michigan Fight Song for them. I don't have it, but would like to fulfill their request. Finding an mp3 copy has been harder than I thought. Would anyone mind helping me out? Reward involves good karma points from a Spartan.
For $.99 you can search "The Victors (Trio)" on iTunes. It's about thirty seconds long, and that's what gets played during games. The other thing you can do is search for a YouTube to mp3 converter and just find a video that has good sound quality.
If you dont have iTunes, you can go on Amazon MP3 to download it, but I would go with youtube to mp3
I have a feeling we will be discussing a thread like this several times in the Brady Hoke era.
I sure as hell hope so.
Big Ten Championship or bust!
Desmond and Elvis to Michigan was pretty damn good.
You obviously haven't been following for very long
Q: Is this the dumbest post ever?
Theres two ways to judge it. 1. Based upon rankings and 2. After the fact evaulation. This class isnt even close in category one and obviously we have to wait several years to get an idea of the second criteria. This is a good class but I dont think comes close to most of the 90's classes, not to mention the old days when we could just take tons of players before the scholarship limits. I see this class finishing about 5-8 once the top level 5 stars shake out unless we just get tons of steals.
In 2002 we had the #1 ranked recruiting class according to ESPN with Woodley, Prescott Burgess, Shawn Crable, Leon Hall, Jake Long, and Clayton Richard..
Didn't turn out to be the best group of talent we've ever had, but it was the #1 ranked class.
A nice reminder to temper our expectations.
EDIT: Also a nice reminder that ESPN rankings are rediculous. Rivals had us at #17 for that class.
Class he could
Same goes for any class
97 was moellers team
We are still living the Carr era
Wait until we have Denard's twin sons in 2040, with their sub 3.0 40-yard dashes and rocket (literally - we have surgery for that by 2040) arms. THAT will be a recruiting class up there with the team of NBA "stars" used in Space Jam.
You'll LOVE "Robinson to Robinson".
I've been following football recruiting since about 1986. I was a long-time subscriber to SuperPrep and Tom Lemming's newsletters.
Michigan's had the #1 class several times. Top five classes like this one? Lots and lots and lots of times.
Echoing the fact hat we won't know how good this class is until a handful of years form now but we need to add a stud RB and WR to round out this class on the offensive side of the ball. It certainly has all the potential...
The most important thing with this first real class for Hoke is filling it up with linemen on both sides of the ball. It's not as sexy as bringing in a bunch of skill guys but it paves the way for future dominance. Then the Shane Morris class the following year might be the one that gets you a bunch of hyped up skill players. Hoke is definitely going about things the right way, the key right now is finishing strong on the field. Win 9+ games and the recruiting momentum should only add to our already impressive recruiting class.
Obviously, we have to wait 5 years and see how all of these guys pan out, but from a pure Rivals/Scout numerical ranking I think the 1998 class would be the only one that could compare to 2012.