Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
A few minor recruiting notes (updated)
Denard Robinson speed but faster!
Also have an in home visit with TE macnamara today. Go blue!!
Never heard of Evan Boehm before now, but a 4* center? Yes, please (but does that mean he'd take a spot away from Garnett or Diamond?)!
I honestly don't believe we can get both Garnett and Diamond. I hope I'm proven wrong though.
Seven linemen in one class seems like too many.
Looks like Michigan might recurit 3-4 olineman. Getting a jump isn't so much of a bad ideal.
Glad you hangout here more...always thought of you as being the *voice of reason!*
Sounds like MANBALL to me. Put all 7 on the line of scrimmage and let them plow on down the field.
sounds like Williams and Kalis are pretty likely to play next year, which is obvs super rare for OL. mitigating circumstances, IOW.
AJ Williams isn't an O-lineman. He is a tight end. He's said it, Tim has said it. The only people claiming he's moving to the O-line next year are Internet message board posters.
1) the recruiting services list him as an OL
2) he played OL this year and
3) his size and skills fit way more as an OL than as a TE.
i don't think it's crazy to give partial credit to a board poster thinking a 290 lb dude who played tackle his senior season might just end up on the OL when all is said and done.
but if we're not counting him, Kalis is almost like a 2011 recruit since he's the least likely to need a redshirt of all time. given the massive depth issues, i don't have a problem taking 6. we have 8 scholarship linemen and 6 will be gone after 2013.
meanwhile, it's entirely possible that missing Molk, Martin and RVB and dealing w/ Urban Meyer after a full season makes it somewhat harder to recruit. get while the gettins good, yo.
Evan Boehm was all over our radar 9 months ago or so, but committed to Missouri pretty early. He's a legit stud OL, and although he'd take a spot away from Garnett or Diamond, you'd be OK with that, trust me.
EDIT: Let me rephrase. I'd rather have Garnett than Boehm (probably not Diamond though), but Boehm is also a big time talent at the same position, and I'd be happy with either.
I remeber watching those videos back when camps were still going.
If I had to pick two, I would want Boehm and Garnett. IMO, think both are better than Diamond.
I think this is the video you are referring to.
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...point to adding just one more OL to the class anyhow, so it looks like it is going to be first commit, first served between Diamond, Boehm, and Garnett (or less likely Banner or Kozan).
That said, the depth chart at center would look a lot better with Evan Boehm's name penciled onto it.
He was committed to Missouri until recently...but Missouri is below him. It's probably a good thing he's looking elsewhere.
Always enjoy these little tidbits. Thanks man.
Evan Boehm is the top center in the 2012 class. That would be a huge get.
Whoa, chill. First of all, Bryant, Schofield and maybe Kalis if he doesn't RS will graduate before Stacey, same with Jack Miller. That would leave Boehm/Garnett, Bars and maybe Williams in his class. If Boehm comes and plays OG, then Stacey is the starting OC his senior year. If Boehm comes in and plays OC, then Stacey's senior year he'd have to fight only kids younger than him for the spot.
Also - kids get hurt, they transfer, some don't pan out. No one thought Omameh would ever play with guys like Mealer, O'Neill and Wermers in his class.
I think about half of the offensive line prospects don't finish out their careers (injury, transfer, fatness, etc.), so if Stacey sticks it out, there's a very good chance that he'll see significant playing time.
You rarely see fourth or fifth year guys who don't play in some capacity. It's kind of a war of attrition. Whoever's left standing after a few years gets a job somewhere.
It leaves Stacey as a potential guard or center...still.
Both Boehm and Stacey are OG/OC players, one will play OG and one OC, I would assume.
That was mgodef!
Congrats to Drake. I saw him and Shane at the Ohio game. They both need to put on some pounds. Especially Drake if he wants to play RB. Right now he looks to be more of a slot receiver.
Give me Garnett and Boehm. I heard from coach Jackson that Boehm was like Molk, but nastier. He also said Garnett was like Jake Long, only a better pass blocker
This is good news. A third guy in the OL mix puts more pressure on the first two. I'd be happy with any of the three from what I've read.
Not sure if this has already been posted, but here are some of our recruits that did well with post-season honors (unless they're in the championships):
Div. 1, 1st Team
Chris Wormley (co-POY), Tom Strobel, Joe Bolden, Bri'onte Dunn (fingers crossed), Allen Gant, A.J. Williams
Div. 1, 2nd Team
Pharoah Brown (thought I'd just throw him in here even if he's not committed now)
Div. 1, Special Mention
Kyle Kalis, Caleb Stacey
Div. 3, First Team
Jarrod Wilson, Dymonte Thomas
I would say this is a pretty good turn out for our recruits from Ohio. Kalis missed a few games or he would probably have been given a first team nod as well.
with Boehm in the fold now possibly my wish list just got real jacked up.
I guess I'd have to go..
1. Darboh (we need a WR in this class, if not 2)
5. Dunn / Other WR
....ummm, yeah, I'd take that.
*No disrespect to Dunn - I want him no doubt, just wondering how much he "wants" to be here vs. thinking he should be here. At one point he was #1 on my list because stealing him from Ohio would just be even sweeter, but we have other needs, there are other options, and that whole "wanting" to be a wolverine. All that said - the second he commits I'll be doing cartwheels down the aisle at work.
\guy who cares a lot about his list but realizes noone else probably cares about his meaningless list
*Edit - Shit we need McNamara too if we actually have a chance at him. I guess I'd replace anyone but Darboh with him. Screw my list - carry on...
You sound like a conflicted man.
Noah Spence recently said tOSU is his leader....they could get two five star DE, plus Pittman...Welcome Urban
I hate bringing it up but.... any chance if one or more of these O-line kids commit we have someone else currently commited start looking around? The proverbial pool is getting somewhat crowded.
If Michigan is to take 28 in this class, 3 recruits will need to enroll early. IIRC, Ringer and Wilson are set to do so. Is there a third early enroll already lined up? It's already December.
I believe Bolden is enrolling early, and Dunn will enroll early of he commits to us.
Sam Webb says UM is for sure taking 2 wideouts. Darboh is blue is what he hinted. That leaves one spot between Payton, Diggs, and Chesson.
He says that whoever is next after Darboh, better move on it fast. Says, most likely is Chesson, but if he doesn't this is good for Diggs. Said if Diggs wants on this train he better move fast (meaning get on campus), and the belief is the others will move too fast.
That leaves 3 spots open between:Diamond, Garnett, Wright, Dunn, Boehm and a TE.
With the pool of people looking at AA, we really can't go wrong. This class will be full, and we will have an extremely talented group.