I wonder why the coaches would take this approach? I understand that he's their guy but if he commits this early and sometime decides to decommit later down the road. We will be late to the party with every qb at that time.
Could we be nearing our second 2014 commit?
Sounds very strange to do this kind of offering. I'm not sure I trust the OP's information.
well the info is from the kid himself. he might have misunderstood what coaches were saying. but it is a very strange recruiting tactic.
Sam mentioned 3 hot QB prospects for 2014 (this gent was not on the list btw) and noted that all 3 were fairly likely to commit "on the spot" when offered, therefore they had to be sure who there #1 was before offering.
If this guy is their new/true top QB target, I can see them pushing for a commit knowing they have 2 or 3 they could lose on if they have to hold on for an extended decision process.
IMO, if you throw several offers out there not knowing if kids will commit or not, and then you have more kids trying to commit than you have spots available for the position, you have to choose which kids you want to take and which kids to send packing.
Then you are Lane Kiffin.
You could offer five while telling each prospect that you're only taking two. First come, first served (or whatever condition you mention, so long as it's spelled out up front)
And a Philip Rivers like throwing style. Between him and Cornwell, it sure is nice to see the coaches going after great size at QB, not to mention every other position.....
Don't forget about O'Connor, the 6'4.5 QB from Tennessee (well, he just moved down to Florida). It looks like it's going to come down to one of Cornwell, O'Connor, and Speight.
What about Caleb Henderson? Wonder if he's still in the running. His film looked pretty good.
The vibe I get is that Henderson is a little further down the list, outside the top 3. I don't think I would put him in my top 4 or 5 guys I'd like to see them offer.
O'Conner got pushed back into the 2015 class? Or am I thinking of someone else?
Other way -
He WAS a 2015 prospect, now he's 2014.
Travis Smith from Ithaca also seems to be a possibility. Based upon his quotes, it sounds like they've wittled it down even further than we've realized.
"I know they have narrowed it down to three QB's including myself. Coach Borges was at my school last week and is coming back to watch me throw. So, I'm thinking that will be the deciding factor." source
Are their final 3 targets Cornwell, Speight, and Smith?
If so, that's not a very imposing group. Cornwell is a pretty good player, but Speight is a project and Smith is a guy who should go to CMU or WMU.
maybe i've seen too much colin kaepernick recently, but this young man looks very stiff, slow and like he is heaving everything off his back foot.
He is stiff and slow. He's a pocket statue type. I like his accuracy under pressure, but he's not a physical specimen.
Read on some credible analyst feed that he was far off from a decision. Doubtful its us but our coaches were at IMG last week and recruiting is a wild world in the words of Yusuf Islam
I really hope we get Cornwell. His film is the best I've seen out of any our QB targets thus far.
Do his throws look really slow, or have I just watched too many Shane Morris highlights?
Fantastic vision though.
After reading your comment I was expecting to see a big looping Tebow-like motion. Realize now that wasn't what you were talking about. His throws don't have the same zip that Shane's have, but I wonder if that indicates a lack of arm strength or a realization that he doesn't have to throw the ball hard all the time.
I thought the exact same thing and it made me think, "Why would we offer Bellomy 2.0?" (No offense to him, of course.)
Seems like a strange turn of events. Aren't we in on a bunch of the top pro-style QBs for 2014? That was a quick evaluation of the kid.
think we should take two QB's in this class?
Opposing defense will always have a hard time to prepare.
Deshone Kizer pls.
If you have two quarterbacks you have none... and im a firm believer in this from a leadership and game management stand point. Have ONE quarterback who fits The Michigan Standard and it doesnt matter if the opposing team prepares all weak for him. This is Michigan, we will run our O at will and dictate the game, period. Two QB's as potential starters...ppsshh, you youngsters just dont know.
misusing that saying. That saying refers to actual game play. What others are suggesting is taking two recruits, or lotto chips essentially, and increases your odds that one of them actually turns out good when they're on campus.
If you read the post I responded to it would help clarify. The previous post stated that teams would have to "prepare" for both styles of QB. No college football team has ever started "preparing" for two incoming or current freshmen. Teams prepare fir the projected starter, which would further support the accuracy of my response. So you either didn't read the post I resonded to or you just dont know shit about football, thanks for trying to correct me though...
Ummm so the saying refers to gameplay you say, perhaps that is why I included " from the perspective of leadership and game management". Game management meaning gameplay, so thank you for clarifying, I now know you are both stupid AND lacking basic football knowledge...
Overly defensive much? There's no need to be a dick.
You guys crack me up, i think
My feelings might be hurt
I think you took a wrong turn somewhere.
You must be a riot to be around if you get that worked up over a mild rebuttal on the internet. No one even paid notice to it until you went batshit. Now you look like a complete douche nozzle.
Since you're such a fan of "old sayings", here's one: better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt.
Assuming Gardner gets his RS and starts in 2013 and 2014, we would then have Morris, 2014 QB recruit, and 2015 QB recruit to compete for the starting QB job in 2015 (not to mention potentially Bellomy...not going to write the kid off yet).
If you take 2 in 2014, it may be harder to pull an elite QB in 2014 and may scare off QBs in 2015. The only reason I would see the need for 2 QBs in 2014 is if Gardner does not get his RS waiver approved and we are down to only Morris and our 2014 QB recruits to compete for job in 2014.
...or if Gardner goes to the NFL.
But I think it is unlikely Gardner leaves after only one year as a full time starter. He would have to have a Heisman Trophy like season to pull that off.
Much easier to pull off the one big year and out for NFL Draft as a WR or RB. Much harder to do as a QB.
I would gladly trade Gardner leaving early for NFL if it meant he won the Heisman next year.
Gardner winning the Heisman would most likely mean Michigan has a big year in 2013, beats OSU, and most likely wins the Big Ten Championship. You wouldn't take that even if it meant Gardner left early for the NFL?
I wish I could downvote myself for my apostrophe error. But I am in the "find an elite QB first, find a project later" camp. I think it would be wise to take a late flier on a guy who whose profile wouldn't necessarily be threatening to an elite QB looking over the depth chart... but who has enough talent to provide some depth and meaningful competition. Surely Purdue will have somebody locked up by then that we can steal.
I think it is imperative to get 2 QBs in this class, especially with the uncertain status of Gardner's redshirt.
After what Ward and Conley pulled Im not too sure about these early commitments anymore. I guess its a part of the recruiting game. I must say tho that after the Ward decommit I do welcome a new prospect. WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT, BRING IT!
I'll deal with Conley and Ward if every February provides the equivalent of:
Logan Tuley Tillman
If that's the recruiting game then I'll take moar of that.
Derrick green, dude.
Hopslam, man. People who drink Hopslam don't pay attention to details
I have to disagree with this comment. Cheers!
Quarterbacks seem to be a different animal. They often commit early and then turn on the recruiting charm, trying to lure other recruits. Since they're typically used to being leaders, they don't seem to be as wishy-washy. Just look at what Shane Morris has done over the past couple years.
True but you also have the flip side with guys like Kevin Newsome and Shaverick Beaver (sp?)
Yeah, well...those guys were both guys with questionable levels of talent and commitment. Newsome transferred from Penn State to Temple to sit on the bench, Beaver left Tulsa to play at Midwestern State, etc. The Gardner thing was a no-brainer because he was a talented kid in Michigan's backyard, but I don't know that Rich Rodriguez had a great eye for finding both talent and character.
I hear u...Magnus do u like that they may offer only one QB in the class as said in the article? Is that normal?
If they offered only one QB, that would be a first time it's happened anytime in recent memory. IIRC, the 2013 class has the fewest QB offers with just three - Morris, Kevin Olsen, and Riley Ferguson.
I think it's kind of a risky move. You should probably offer your first choice first, but if he doesn't bite soon-ish, I think you have to send out at least a couple other offers fairly soon. Otherwise, you run the risk of making the guys feel "unloved" while other schools are swooping in.
Maybe he misunderstood the coaches and this was what was meant? "We'd love you to commit when we offer, otherwise we have to move on" (as in send out more offers not stop recruiting this kid).
It also helped that Shane Morris lived close to Ann Arbor and is the twitter master.
Looking at Rivals, of the top 13 quarterbacks for 2013, none of them committed after May 22, 2012. The next couple committed in June.
I am not a big fan of this approach if it is indeed true.
I think we should have taken a second QB in the 2013 class (I am not sold on Morris being the long term answer), this means that we should take 2 in 2014 and possibly 2015.
Assuming Gardner doesn't get the redshirt for 2014 this is our depth chart:
RS JR Bellomy
RS(?) FR Morris
Not very ideal, but I guess thats why they pay the coaches the big bucks.
Seriously, you want to keep 5 qbs on scholarship?
The problem with taking 2 qbs last year is, what guy who could start at Michigan wants to compete all 4-5 years against a top 5 pocket qb? You can rarely sign 2 elite qbs in one class.
Don't forget, Henne was a frosh when he started.
You are not "sold on Shane Morris being the long term answer"
Are you a Sparty? They call him "Jesus Morris" over there since he denied their offer of a scholly.
The thing is, you don't need to be "sold" for a few years.
Kid's got a rocket arm and it looks like he can lead.
We'll learn fast if he responds to the coaching.
I'm sorry having a differing opinion than you makes me a Sparty.
I've been a Michigan fan since the fourth grade, so I am not going to argue with that.
Honestly I hope I am wrong, but I just do not think Morris is going to be as good as Gardner is and will be.
Why are you not sold on Morris yet? I mean yeah, he's got his flaws, but so does every QB when he enters his freshman year. I'm not worried about his performance from the Under Armour game because he's fresh off of being struck with mono and had to learn a new offense on the fly. He doesn't have anything that can't be corrected, which is why his redshirt year is so vital. Hopefully Gardner will get his medical redshirt and give Morris another year to get comfortable with the system, learn to make all his reads, work on his accuracy, etc. In short, Morris has areas he needs improvement in, but he's got all the core components you want in your starter. He can make all the throws, he's not a statue in the pocket, he's a competitor, and he's got great leadership from everything I hear about him.
Morris doesn't show the most consistency or the best accuracy. What good is throwing the ball 70 yards if it's not anywhere near our receivers?
I am skeptical if Morris is the long term answer, but I am hopeful. If he responds to coaching and can gets the timing down with his receivers the sky is the limit. But if he doesn't adjust well to the college game in a couple years, we're going to rely on Bellomy which I'm not comfortable with, or a player not on the team yet. I'm confident the coaches will figure it out.
True points. I certainly understand the skepticism, but like you said, if he responds well to coaching, there's no limit to what he can accomplish. My point is that every QB recruit has at least one flaw that needs work when they come in. But if Morris puts the time and effort in, and there's nothing out there to suggest he won't, there's no flaw he has that can't be corrected.
But accuracy is hard to coach. See - Denard Robinson
Why would he be sold? No one has seen him play at Michigan yet. All there is a lot of recruiting hype and an underwhelming showing in the UA game (which is understandable given the mono and that QB's generally suck in these games).
Not sure if you saw Devin Garner in the State Championship game against Lowell but he was awful! I thought he would never amount to anything. Even looking at him this spring, I thought we were in major trouble. In two years, Shane Morris will be a very competent QB.
Agree. I saw that game as well and after the spring game I was yelling for Bellomy. It's weird how things turn out. I belive Morris has all the tools needed. My only gripe would be sometimes it looks like he is throwing a baseball, his motion/release is a little low sometimes.
What were you a fan of in the third grade? And don't say girls, because everyone knows they had cooties back then.
I know it is early and most schools are showing some level of interest in everybody, but damn that kid has some elite tier schools in contact with him... I'm excited.
Is there any indication the coaches may be leaning toward one QB over another, or is it all speculation at this point?
He'll be one hell of a submariner one day...
I immediately thought of John Navarre and then I watched his film and saw how accurately he throws on the run, across his body, ran the option and scrambled really well.
He looks good to me, I trust our coaches.
Not sure why.. But after watching this kid's highlights he reminds me of Jake Locker a bit. Hopefully the college version
Locker is/was a better athlete.
He's also only 6'2" or 6'3". He doesn't resemble Locker much at all.
He seems to throw well on the run and does a solid job making a strong throw with pressure. It's hard to tell when receivers are always behind the secondary. What kind of competition does this kid play against? Maybe he will be a mid star/level recruit who could be good but won't scare away a top flight kid who wants to compete.
The competition isn't very good. It's a small-ish private school.
We've heard rumblings that kids seem pressured to commit early but never heard a prospect say that as a fact. If a kid is pressured to commit (by the coaches) that only make it more likely that he decommits later. This approach can only hurt recruiting.
for commitment is fine with me so long as the coaches promise to love the commitments forever and always take care of them.
But a position like QB where u might only take one and stop recruiting others after, that leaves u vulnerable especially with 17-18 year olds. The artlicle linked says they may only offer one QB. If u only offer one he commits then in november decommits you are left with no QB recruit and to late in the process to get a highly regarded prospect.
Not a big fan of Speight. Accurate but not a great athlete, not a great deal of arm strength.
Maybe they are planning to combine his accuracy with Shane's arm strength to create the ultimate QB. Then would we call the combo a Halfback?!?
I agree with you but we're also talking about a guy thay won't likely see the field for 4 years from now. He has time to add strength. He won't be ready to start in 2014, but he won't be asked to. He has some tools to work with.
Arm strength is something that's somewhat difficult to improve, in my opinion. You've either got it or you don't. That's not to say that you can't add a little bit of zip, but the guys who are soft throwers generally remain soft throwers.
We use the shorthand "strong arm" to describe something that has nothing to do with muscle strength, because it's easier than describing all the mechanical motion that gives velocity to passing, i.e. the transfer of weight from back to front foot, torso rotation, and snapping motion of the arm, and most importantly the perfectly timed sequence of those things in a smooth delivery.
One of the interesting things about "throwing like a girl" (no offense, MGoLadies) is that it isn't because of weakness, it's because girls can't usually decouple the torso rotation from the arm motion sufficiently, no matter how physically strong they are. They synchronize the two acts too much, whereas even weak boys have a natural tendency to separate in time just a bit, so the ball leaves their arm with more snap and it doesn't have that shot-put appearance that girls tend to have.
It helps to explain why some skinny little beach-bully-targets (I'm thinking of dudes like former Steelers QB Tommy Maddox who never saw a weight room in his life) have cannon "arms" when chiseled Greek tricep gods struggle to throw a ball 30 yards. It ain't the arm at all.
All that said, I'm in favor of keeping the convention "strong arm" instead of "strong asynchronous weight transfer-torso rotation-arm uncoiling".
I don't suppose you have sources for that? I agree with everything you're saying, so this isn't a "citation needed" situation; I would just love to see an extended scientific discussion of that. My research tangentially includes other non-muscular factors of athletic performance and I haven't seen this particular aspect treated in the literature.
There was a fascinating report on NPR or Nova last year about "throwing like a girl," I'll try to find it, it's actually worth a post of its own some time (I don't remember a visual image of it, so I think NPR is more likely-- will post the link as soon as I turn it up)
EDIT: did a very quick Google search and didn't find the radio report, but there were a good number of articles on this phenomenon. This one from Forbes gets to what I'm talking about and probably does it better than my explanation:
Basically, they were explaining what "throwing like a girl" means, and evidently the biomechanics folks say it all ultimately comes down to the decoupling thing. So if the steps for throwing a ball are:
1. transfer weight back to front (as you coil up torso)
2. unwind with torso rotation (as you coil arm)
3. uncoil arm/shoulder (as you finish torso rotation and weight transfer)
Males, basically any males, are naturally inclined to decouple steps 2 and 3, which is what you have to do to generate force in the throw.
Females, by nature, do steps 2 and 3 simultaneously. They just can't help it. That's why they throw like girls and we snicker when they throw the ball back over the fence (and fail). Don't act like you don't snicker.
It's kind of the difference between shot-put champions, who are always muscular beasts, and javelin champions, who are always a little more wiry. Shot-putters want to synchronize 2 and 3 too closely, so they get this muscle explosion to propel the... uh, the shot. Or the put. Or whateva.
So you give a football to a shot-put gold medalist, he'll suck, not only because all the muscle mass makes his upper body too tight to create the whiplike wave action needed, but because he's trained himself out of the natural male tendency to decouple 2 and 3. A female shot-put champ will be even worse, because she never had the natural inclination to separate those to begin with. But if you pump up a woman with enough roids and weight training (East Germany or something), she'll start to out shot-put weaker males, because the weak male has lost his advantage over her in that motion. The weaker male still throws a football farther with ease to salvage his masculinity a bit, but he might still be embarrased by a really good female javelin thrower, or maybe a UM softball outfielder.
Javelin champs, on the other hand, fling footballs for miles (Terry Bradshaw was an NCAA champ javelin thrower, for example). They perfect the separate steps. But if you pumped them up on roids so they got huge and put a heavy cannonball in their hands, they would suck, because they still naturally want to decouple steps 2 and 3 without realizing it.
Decathalons notwithstanding, it's why you'll never have a person win the javelin and the shot-put, ever. One requires a synchronized explosion behind the object, the other requires a wave action going off in order, but not completely overlapping. Both create a lot of energy, but totally differently.
NOTE: I AM NOT SAYING THIS PROSPECT THROWS LIKE A GIRL. That is all.
Cool. I'm teaching a class on this stuff soon so I'll do some more research. Anecdotally, I threw both shot and disc in high school, the latter of which does require the "hips before hands" decoupling, and the former of which as you've pointed out doesn't. I was a lot better at disc. Interestingly, the a spinning approach to shotput does require a little bit of that decoupling, moreso than the traditional technique (I forget what it's called).
It's also important to note that a lot of "arm strength" is developed during development, as a kid who throws every day is going to end up with a lower degree of humeral torsion on that side, and therefore a greater ability to externally rotate the shoulder, leading to much greater leverage during the "catapult" motion of throwing. So even someone with a great throwing motion and great musculature might just be out of luck if they don't start early enough.
So yeah, if a high school quarterback has a "weak arm", it's a bad idea to assume that will improve very much after reaching college.
Gentleman (I presume), this is the most insightful and interesting discussion I have seen on this blog (I've been reading for a year). I focused on biomechanics at U-M but never had any discussion of this phenomenon. Thank you
I actually sought out in this thread, your opinion of Speight, because after seeing the film, I wasn't enthused, and preferred Cornwall's film much more.
I want Cornwell way more...that pass at :35 looked like a duck to me...
Are we really judging a QB by one wobbly pass? If so, then Peyton Manning sucks.
Who would you take then? I am not trying to be a jerk about it but i prefer the arm strength and accuracy of Cornwell.
Nobody has blown me away. I would tentatively say that Cornwell is the best I've seen of the guys we're recruiting. Still, I don't think you can judge a guy by one wobbly pass. I'm sure Cornwell has a wobbly pass or two that maybe just didn't end up on his highlight film. Peyton Manning throws wobbly passes all the time, but he's still damn good.
I did critique one pass in my comment but watched the whole film and I prefer Cornwell to Speights based on watching their film and making my amateur assessment of them.
Has anybody ever blown you away? Every single recruit you basically end up saying that they suck or you're not impressed with them. I know coaching JV football for a couple years makes you a supreme evaluator of talent but it's odd to me that you would know so much more than every recruiting service.
Well, so far Wilton Speight has zero scholarship offers, and Cornwell has two. I think it's safe to say that not many "supreme evaluators of talent" are blown away, either. Also, Speight is a 3-star to 247 and unrated by anyone else. I don't see how I'm claiming to know more than them, but if that's the way you see it, oh well.
They want a commitment "on the spot". Lol thats hilarious. You can't ask a kid to do that. Has he even been to Michigan?
Who are you quoting?
They want a commitment "on the spot"? I trust the coaches, but unless they've been in frequent contact with him and he's expressed a lot of interest in Michigan, can they really ask a kid to do that? At face value, it sounds like a pretty unfair request.
Who are you quoting?
I find it a lot more likely that the coaches told him that they were only taking one qb in the class and whoever committed first was going to get it.
The brown team looks like a junior high team.
He does have a cool name...
Magnus seems to not really like him, our at least think there are better options. That its enough for me to not even watch his film, unless he is a commit.
I totally agree with Magnus... and/or if you watch Speight's film, and then watch Cornwell's, I think you will much prefer Cornwell's talent.
We grabbed 10 last February so at least a few should say yes in the coming weeks.
Wilton has OK skills but it obviously boils down to Borges about Wilton's brains & leadership. Skills alone, he seems below Cornwall and even some sophs like Dillman.
Only one recruit for 2014 so far? It's almost February 2013! At this pace, Coach Hoke and team won't have the 2014 class 3/4 full by the end of spring practice.
What a bunch of loafers these guys are!!!
OT but someone needs to post this.
BASKETBALL UNIFORMZ ARE COMING!!!!
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think everyone pretty much knows these are coming, no need to post.
Was watching some of the recent Kansas-West Virginia game on TV and noticed that the letters and numbers on these new jerseys were very difficult to see clearly, When the camera was shooting from a distance, the images on the screen made it look like a practice scrimmage between the blue team and the white team. Link to Google images from that game*: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=1&gs_ri=hp&cp=25&gs_id=2w&xhr=t&q=kansas+basketball+jerseys&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41642243,d.dmg&biw=1280&bih=585&wrapid=tljp1359645967119050&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=FI0KUb2EKObT0wGD8YGoAQ#um=1&hl=en&tbo=d&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=kansas+west+virginia+basketball&oq=kansas+west+virginia+basketball&gs_l=img.3..0i24.13140.19957.2.205188.8.131.52.0.0.0.96.1095.17.17.0...0.0...1c.1.QtnOcjn4I1I&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41642243,d.dmQ&fp=1a06636f64d486c4&biw=1280&bih=585&imgrc=DatotmX8FWYUhM%3A%3B-Dq9bkRecVhxUM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fmedia.tri-cityherald.com%252Fsmedia%252F2013%252F01%252F28%252F23%252F30%252F370-lexOy.AuSt.55.jpeg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.tri-cityherald.com%252F2013%252F01%252F28%252F2254024%252Fwest-virginia-falls-to-no-2-kansas.html%3B512%3B361
It reminded me of the jerseys Michigan wore in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina.
Is the purpose of these jerseys to prevent TV viewers from identifying players whom they won't know or recognize simply from their appearance?
* Sorry for the link; having trouble embedding the photo.
Looked like old practice jerseys that lost their lettering after 500 washes.
I am seriously surprised Bill Self and the officials allowed the unis.
I think Speight may not be in my top five even.
Cornwell and Henderson are much higher at this point.
It's hard to get more than one quality QB in a year. After all, there can only be one on the field. So if Michigan recruits a good QB for 2014, its hard to convince another guy that's equally as good to come on board. Granted, some guys love the competition, but more often than not, the probability of getting playing time will win out.
hopefully the coaches know what they're doing. They may have to change that approach IF Speight is offered Friday and he doesn't accept right away. The clock is ticking in regard to getting an elite QB for 2014, and it appears Michigan doesn't want to be left standing when the music stops.
Not sure if you've ever put one together, but I'd love to see football All-Name team...we've had some great names through the years and I'd love to see what your list would look like.
If Speight and Morris were outside a house and wanted to throw a football into the living room, Morris just winds up and throws it through the wall, but Speight looks like he might just toss it perfectly so it drops right down the chimney.
This is hokes jedi mind trick to get cornwell to commit asap by showing the speight love and saying they want an on the spot commitment so corndog commits as soon as he heres from the coaches again via mental telepathy per al..space bitches..get with it
Is there really anything wrong with trying to get commitments from more than one quarterback for the 2014 Class?
There’s always the risk of senior-season problems for high school QBs, and the subsequent risk of a de-commitment (as with Kevin Newsome and Shavodrick Beaver) or academic casualty (Tate Forcier.)
Each of the three QBs who received offers for Michigan's 2013 Class missed a significant part of his senior season.
Shane Morris was diagnosed with mononucleosis after he had completed 40 of 83 passes for 456 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in Warren De La Salle Collegiate’s first four games. He returned for the team’s final two games and finished the season with passing stats of 61 for 113 for 736 yards, six TDs and six INTs. His ranking has dropped precipitously, even though he still is projected to be a star at Michigan.
Kevin Olsen of Wayne Hills HS in Wayne, NJ (a perennial football power for the past two decades in northern New Jersey) fractured a bone in his foot in his team’s opening game. He returned to play in the team’s last three games, two of which were losses, and his passing stats in those games were 28 for 60 for 328 yards, three TDs and 4 INTs. He’ll be playing for Miami (YTM - The "U") where his older brother Greg (now with the Carolina Panthers) was a star tight end.
Tennessee commit Riley Ferguson of David Butler HS in Matthews, NC broke a bone in his throwing right hand and missed six games, but helped lead his team to a 15-0 record and a North Carolina 4AA state championship (the second for Ferguson who'd won it in 2010 as a sophomore) when he went 20 of 29 for 301 yards and five TDs in the championship game. He finished the year with 2,173 yards passing and 25 touchdowns in nine games.
Highly doubt they offer. They've been going from qb to qb watching them throw and have yet to offer. They will probably meet in a week or so after watching the guys throw and decide who to offer. From what I've heard Henderson, Cornwell, Smith and O'Connor are their top guys. I might be forgetting someone but I haven't heard anything about Speight being in that group.
If we're going to get somebody who throws like a girl, I hope it is Kate Upton.