Who of our 16 signees do you think is being underrated by recruiting sites the most and why?
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
all of the ones that aren't five stars
Quarterbacks seem to get ranked too early in HS and stay "range bound" through their senior year and camp circuit. Coaches clearly see something that the ratings do not. I am excited to have him on the team.
He should be a 6 star.
Agreed. He's like Bo Jackson in Techmo Bowl, but better at breaking tackles.
Fred Jackson with his best description yet.
First ever *Seven Star*
Also known as "Woodson Level"
Moe Ways. All the physical skills needed to be an elite WR. He will push Drake Harris for top WR, IMO.
If there's one thing I really miss about the old days of Michigan Football, is having a consistent, big time wide receiver. or hell, a couple of them.
Obviously we always had the workhorse running backs, one after another for a long time.. but WR was always consistent too over they years. Here's to hoping this season starts that same trend again.
He doesn't count because he's short.
I think the team's overall performance colors the interpretation of everything else. Through no fault of his own, Gallon loses some shine and doesn't sit as high in the pantheon as his numbers suggest he should.
I agree. His unusual high school situation seems to have deflected attention from him. To go with his route-running props, he is both big and fast. Very excited about him (and our other two receivers).
Maybe it's because I see a little of the Jeremy Gallon Cloak Device in him, I don't know. But as long as his hands are solid, I see him wreaking havoc in the backfied. It certainly doesn't look like he'll have an issue getting open.
Seconded. My (extremely untrained, biased) opinion is that he will have a Manningham-esque freshman season.
Either Maurice Wayes or Ian Bunting.
IIRC Canteen is destined to be a slot and those guys are always "underrated" because all receivers get lumped into the same category with guys like Drake Harris, Dorial Green-Beckham, etc. We're needing a slot receiver now so he's going to get a good number of looks in his career (I'm assuming)
Brandon Watson also seemed to be really impressing in the fw games they got to play this year but he remained solidly off-the-radar
Brady Pallante. Sorry, I just love state champion wrestlers-turned college defensive tackles.
He was a wrestler and it served him well at NG.
Mike Martin as well, IIRC
Rob Renes as well, IIRC. That dude was a beast at Michigan too.
EDIT: Damnit! I somehow missed mishler3's post above about Renes. My bad, people.
Mike Martin as well, IIRC.
Sorry. Had to do it.
Also Terrance Taylor I believe
Terrance Taylor, too.
Lawrence Marshall. I think Rivals has him as a 3 star. Going to be a great rush end, just needs some more weight. High ceiling.
Im also putting my vote in for Canteen. He is quick as lightning and will fill a void at the slot position. Being an EE is obviously a huge advantage, and I will be shocked if he does have some type of positive impact in week 1.
Chase Winovich. JMFR sorts of potential
But I'm going with Bryan "Count De" Mone.
Is that Rich Rod on Halloween?
Jared Wangler. Perhaps in the mold of Jake Ryan.
I totally see it. He's going to be a good one.
he doesn't have the frame or pass rush skills that JMFR had in HS. Heck he was a safety until this year and he didn't play much this year. I know they expect him to grow into an LB, but how about Kovacks? I would gladly take that production from Wangler.
I really like Brandon Watson, who covered much higher rated recievers like glue at camps, and Wilton Speight (Borges found a good one there)
He was the #1 performer at the Pennsylvania SWAG 7-on-7 tournament that included: Canteen, Godwin (PSU), Nicholson (MSU), Samuel (OSU) and Sills (USC).
I think he could go all Richard Sherman on people here.
The size-speed combo could create enticing mismatches. And he's a grown-ass man--looks like he's 26 already.
No love for Brady Pallante?
Except for the whole discussion above about him and high school state champion wrestlers.
I wrote that while someone was posting about Pallante, just after the thread was started. I suppose I could have edited it into something else to save face, but that wouldn't be honest, would it?
I posted just after he posted his and it became a discussion, which is pretty much what I wanted. Unless there's some way I can delete my comments untimely redundancy, I have No complaints.
the timestamp proves you were timely and deserving
(See above. Any State Champion wrestler is, by definition, an absolute stud.)
Still haven't got my offer yet but I'll sign as soon it arrives in the mail. I have all the things you'd want in a white football player: