With top 50 Garrett Taylor's tweet stating UM is no. 1 for his signature, an announcement that he could make w/in next 2 to 3 wks, I couldn't stop but consider-despite whether he pulls for us or not- if UM has ever had this much quality depth at one time. Because it has been proven that stars do matter, I am including a list of all those with four star ratings along w/Peppers, although some will not play as such, there are 3*s that will play to the higher caliber so considering this, I don't think I would be off-base to suggest we should get 4* performance throughout. Such quality depth and individual strengths as to speed, superior size, closing speed, coverage and anticipation, etc., our coaches will able to field a back 4, at times 5,designed "theortically at least" to more-than-adequately defend any type offense we face. ^I am confining this list to those that should, barring injury,give us at minimum two years on filed contribution. I am certain I have missed a couple but when one considers the following names and none will have less than two years eligibility, it is quite impressive. As you are aware, I am unable to do paragraphs or breaks of any nature on this site, I will; therefore, merely give you the list of names in a sentence like format: ^The 13 rated at least 4*(impressive total) w/two or more years eligibility are: Peppers, Lewis, Countess, Wilson, Avery, J.Clark, D. Thomas, R. Douglass, Hill, Crawford, Kinnel and Taylor. As stated above, running out of our traditional 43, this provides a depth chart of 3 deep, all rated at 4* or above. I cannot recall a time in recent memory, although I am sure Bo may have been able to field like backfields with the extra 30 players alloted. Quite impressive, indeed.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.