I still like Deshone Kizer, but Stewart would be a nice fallback plan.
Chance Stewart offered by Wisconsin
that they didn't like the depth at QB we have right now?
Ive talked to both of them quite a bit and neither seemed worried about it. When I talked to Chance about if he was worried about competition from Shane he said "Not at all. He's a great qb but I like to think I am one too. It's just competition. Which im completely fine with."
Perfect response. I like his confidence. And I believe the coaches frankly explain to the recruits that Michigan is going to bring in top athletes year in and year out.
In 2014, only Bellomy and Morris will be left on the roster at QB. True, Morris will be one class above, but depth charts don't get more inviting than that.
It's possible that Gardner will still be around if he gets his redshirt from 2010.
Also, depth charts DO get more inviting than that. See: Michigan 2008.
We had a football team in 2008?
In retrospect though, Rich Rod had a pretty good haul with Denard and Forcier.
Both would be great options
It really doesn't matter if schools are offering the top in-state kids early. They know who Michigan is and we're in constant contact with them. As an out of state school, you HAVE to offer early to try to make up some ground, contact, familiarity.
So if Alabama offers Campbell and Wisky offers Stewart...all I can say is "meh."
It's not going to hurt Michigan if they offered either 6 months from now unless those kids were committed.
Just like if we offer a kid from Ohio early and that kid grows up a Buckeye fan. If Ohio offers that kid 6 months after us, they'd still be right there. (I'm talking about freshman and sophomores in HS).
Put it another way, people would probably be worried if kids Michigan were after DIDN'T have lots of top tier offers, so getting out of state attention this early I see as a good thing.
Jayru Campbell could be the # 1 rated qb in the nation in 2015. I'm glad that he's in our state at a pipeline school.
It's possible, but I think David Sills is going to be hard to beat for that honor.
Way, way too early to have any idea about this.
It's gotta be hard for bielema to recruit QBs after taking wilson and o'brien basically as free agents. Doesn't show any confidence in the guys he has previously recruited to wisconsin
The Wiscosnin QB situation in the past few years has been clouded by injuries. Their last few recruits (before this year's semi-touted freshman B. Houston) have had horrible injury problems. Think Purdue bad. They luckily filled the void with Wilson and O'Brien the past two years. This really isn't about the Wisconsin coaching staff's confidence in the current QB rotation...it's about filling 3-deep QB rotation with scholarship-caliber players.
NoChance Jones is still awaiting his first offer.
As is Deshzero Kizer.
I'm still not sure why everyone is saying Kizer is better then chance. I honestly like chance more. He has a laser of an arm and his huge. Reminds me of Ryan mallet physical tools.
Reminds me more of John Navarre. Mallett had a bigger arm than Stewart.
IMO, Mallett had the strongest arm of any QB to play college football in the past 10 years not named Matthew Stafford or Jay Cutler.
And if we're offering QB Comparisons...I'll say Brock Osweiler/Ben Rothlisberger
I don't think Chance Stewart is a "fall back plan."
Regardless of who Borges offers first the kid would be in a great spot. Most likely they take a few QB's and redshirt one in 14, then you get some spacing between them and Morris. If Morris isn't the second coming... then you have someone who has some time in the system to step in. Of course, Bellomy could really progress and Morris is backup for a season more then you get a nice arrangement of QB's and tenure. Need at least two qb's this class.
Take 2 QB's in this class? Morris and someone else?
Then take a few QB's in '14?
That's 5 QB's in 2 years...do we plan on recruiting anyone to catch the ball or are we going to run our own Elite 11?
...you never need more than 4 scholarship QBs.
---Devin Gardner (RS Jr.)*
---Russell Bellomy (RS So.)
---Shane Morris (Fr.)
---Devin Gardner (RS Sr.)*
---Russell Bellomy (RS Jr.)
---Shane Morris (RS Fr./So.)
---Chance Stewart (Fr.)
---Russell Bellomy (RS Sr.)
---Shane Morris (RS So./Jr.)
---Chance Stewart (RS Fr.)
---Jayru Campbell (Fr.)
---Shane Morris (RS Jr./Sr.)
---Chance Stewart (RS So.)
---Jayru Campbell (RS Fr.)
---????? ????? (Fr.)
*assuming he gets the RS year
If we recruit 1 QB a year, we'll be fine. 2014 may get a little thin if Gardner isn't here or if he's a fulltime WR. However, adding another freshman QB doesn't help you. I had this discussion with Magnus a month ago regarding this most recent class. Same with '14, adding another QB doesn't help you unless you know he's going to be better than 2 of the 3 in Morris/Bellomy/Stewart. In 2015 you'd get all of them back and you can add a kid like Campbell.
Can equal Tom Brady... Remember, Coach Hoke said he probably would have been a high 2 or low three star coming out of high school. Whomever we recruit I trust they will do it with dilligence. A lot of eggs are sitting in Morris' basket right now which he is worthy of but there has to be quality depth.
knowing 2 guys who have seen him on the camp circuit is a more thorough and risk ameliorating process.
Camps tell you a bit. Films tell you a bit. Seeing them play several times during a season tell you a bit. Just because service "x" analyst says he has a "weaker" arm or is more average doesn't fortify your perspective on him.
Ohh and yes, a kid being a 2 or 3 star who has been solid and progressing annually and looks to be the type that will really have a much higher ceiling in college is a horseshit methodology.
Gotta consider what kind of team he has around him. Not much. Always running for his life and scrambling is not his forte. He has the qb smarts and size. If he played for any of the state championship caliber teams in Michigan his film would be better, his statistics would be better and his skills would be even more polished than they are. How many class B qb's get Big Ten offers as an incoming junior? I honestly don't know that answer, but just throwing it out for consideration.
On sunday I broke 2 bats playing baseball, so over my lunch break I went to the only sports store in Sturgis Michigan (where Chance is from). My dad has always told me that he played sports with the guy that owned the store and that he was a really good athlete in high school. I walk in and see the owner and his son, Chance Stewart. I talked to them a little, but forgot to make my Michigan pitch lol. It was a cool break in my long workday.