that is nice bonus change
A few minor recruiting notes 12/26
I don't know why, but the links are dead. Here they are http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1311019 and http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/41827/wolverinenation-vanhaaren
Wow, that's all very positive. Thanks.
Mr. Fuller, huh? Hope the in school went well.
Thank you for the updates!
I've been feenin for some relevant recruiting news. Thanks for the quick fix.
Your post was apparently written by this guy?
What the hell was George Lucas thinking? In the words of A History of Violence's Richie Cusack- "How do you fuck that up?!?"
Remember you are talking about a guy who created Ewoks. Somewhere between Empire and Return of the Jedi he got Disneyfied. Ewoks were originally supposed to be Wookies.
yousa don't like-a Jar-Jar!
Do you think Shane Morris will be one of the early 5 stars?
In the last three years, rivals has only had one QB in their top ten and that person was 10th so they don't like rating QBs very high. But Josh Helmdolt seems to really like him, so he could have a positive effect on Shane's rating. In the end I'll say yes, just because Shane is awesome and rivals loves pro potential which he has.
I have a feeling due to his less than stellar numbers this year he will initially be a high 4 star, but after a few summer camps they will bump him up to a 5.
Similar to Jameis Winston in this year's class.
I don't think he'll end up a 5-star. I think he should be and he definitely deserves it, but he's an early commitment and we rarely see them end up where we think they should be in the rankings for whatever reason.
So Tom says TE Sam Grant will be the first of our likely prospects to make a decision about staying at BC or switching, Alex Kozan might announce at the All America Bowl on the 3rd, Garnett looks to be announcing in January and Tom maintains Michigan has "a very good chance," Yuri Wright near the end of January or maybe NSD, and Jordan Diamond still wants to wait until NSD to announce. Armani Reeves looks to schedule a visit but apparently is waiting for PSU to hire a coach to see how things pan out and make an informed decision.
A lot of great questions and even better answers in this article! Should be on the main page.
I imagine that guys "announce" at different points but commit silently at others.
Shaq Wiggins looks like a play right away guy. Fuller looks like a bit of a project though.
Did you see a good Shaq Wiggins junior highlight? I looked quick and didn't see one. I thought Fuller's coverage skills looked ridiculous in his Junior highlight, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHuWiuTDhd0. I think all that Kendall has to learn is to wrap up and he will be sick.
Fuller doesn't seem to be a great tackler on any level, doesn't really deliver an impact or get downhill fast. Didn't look as fluid in coverage as Shaq to me. Wiggins on the other hand gets down hill, hits, and tackles with authority. Very fluid in coverage and plays the ball as well as you can.
Oh I saw that highlight, that's his sophmore one. On most of the tackles Fuller was just throwing his shoulder into the ball carriers legs so I agree with that. Getting off blocks and getting downhill faster would be another plus for sure.
Athletically, Fuller looks just fine. It's his attitude that I would be concerned with.
does anyone know if Grant's offer from Oklahoma was a last minute "need a TE and our first couple guys backed off" deal? Or maybe he was a late riser (or committed to BC long ago and fell off radars)
I'm guessing he is probably a late riser because Oklahoma is in Taylor McNamera's top two. And the other team is Colorado, so Oklahoma has a really good shot at McNamera.
I doubt it. FIrst of all, very rarely do top teams like Oklahoma throw out offers like you suggest. I mean, teams will give back up offers once certain guys commit elsewhere, but that doesn't mean that they'll throw them out to just anybody. What I'm saying is, even if Grant got an OU offer because they guy(s) they initially wanted committed elsewhere, it doesn't mean he isn't OU material.
A school like Oklahoma (or Michigan) will get the guys they want, and very rarely will throw an offer to a scrub just because they need a guy at that position group. Also also, I wouldn't consider an offer in mid-December "last minute."
In addition to all of that, Grant also has offers from Arkansas and others, so OU and us aren't the only good teams going after him. I think he's legit.
wouldn't consider him a scrub in any way. Just trying to get a better idea on Grant. Everyone in the country scouted Kalis, and a high school coach will sell all his kids when D1 schools come in, so he couldn't have been under the radar.
Sometimes even the elite schools need a player. Michigan is a good example - if Funchess went to Florida on the same weekend P. Brown did, we'd be offering lower rated kids because we'd have a desperate need for TEs at that point.
And in the modern recruiting cycle, I do think a mid-December offer can be considered late. Maybe the senior film only gets out around then, but to me that still puts him out as a late riser
I haven't seen senior season highlights of Grant, so maybe he turned it on...but I wasn't impressed with the film from his junior year.
I have been looking for a highlight tape for Yuri, is there any that aren't owned by maxpreps/scouts out there? I haven't found any good ones just of him. Any help is appreciated.
I haven't found any. I think Don Bosco Prep typically doesn't put out highlight videos for their players very often. I know I've had a hard time finding them for Don Bosco players in the past. You'll often find team highlights and such on Youtube, but not individuals.
Pumped about Garnett, hoping we can get Wright as well and finish this class up strong. Great to see good things lining up for 2013, beyond Shane, with LTT and Wiggins. Sure wish we had more info on what's up with Pharoh Brown since the Mattison in home visit.
Tomvh pretty much said it, once the coaches offered Sam Grant this late in the game it was clear where the coaches stood.
I knew they no longer considered him committed but that didn't mean they were no longer pursuing him. The in home visit showed they still had interest. So offering another TE doesn't necessarily mean he's out of the picture does it?
Pretty sure that the Mattison visit to Brown has been declared an unsubstantiated rumor. That doesn't mean that it didn't happen, but it sounds like you shouldn't get/keep your hopes up for Brown being in the class.
AFAIK, the "Mattison visit" was confirmed as a rumor. Michigan is done recruiting Pharaoh Brown.
Does Wiggins have a MIchigan offer? The only site that shows that he does is 247. This kid seems really high on Michigan and I remember really liking what I saw from him.
Yeah, he has an offer.
I know bolden has enrolled for classes, but has anyone heard if Ringer or Wilson has yet? Without them enrolling early we can't get to 28. Just curious. Sorry if already posted.
Just yesterday Kaleb Ringer was tweeting about enrolling at Michigan next week, so it sounds good for him. By all accounts I have read Jerrod Wilson is still on track to enroll early.