Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Green names top 6
Was that ever mentioned previously as a school he was considering
You know that sweet, sweet Nike money gets looks.
Yes. Not as heavily as Michigan, Ohio State, Auburn, and Clemson, but he's been keeping an eye on them.
Ohio, or Ohio State, if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
Seems like their kind of back.
They did offer him, but Altee Tenpenny might have something to do with that. Tenpenny is one of the better running backs in the country and a guy I want/wanted more than Green. Michigan never offered Tenpenny, though.
Also, Alabama gets a stud running back (or two) just about every year, so they're not quite as much in need of an impact player at the position.
He's also a shoe-in candidate for Name Of The Year.
being called a "wildcard is a good thing....
Pretty much makes them the lock for not getting the official.
I'm surprised that Alabama didn't make the final list. I thought that he had a good visit down there and there were reports that they were leading for him (although this is when Ohio was also supposedly leading for him).
I belive that was a mis-report. We're talking about a different Green.
It looks like, for now at least, this is a Michigan vs Auburn race.
If that is the case we have to hope that Green isn't looking for a payday...
And Peanuts?! Who isn't looking for a Payday?
Too much peanut. Snickers does it up just right
Payday is the greatest candy bar on earth.
Reeses cup just smacked your mom.
@rivalsmike: Still feel very good about #Michigan with Green, #Auburn is my guess at No. 2 still
A shocker that farrel favors Michigan in this one? Is it because he didn't favor us on levenberry? Never mind that he was right on that one.
Like a true homer, just ignoring the fact that he was correct and hate on him because it's "cool."
I left out the sarcasm...I actually am excited that Farrell favors UM. He tends to be right a high percentage of the time (Levenberry being an example).
Alabama is after Derrick Henry and high on his listt not Derrick Green.
Geography is clearly not a priority.
Oregon is the Charlie Kelly of Derrick Green's recruitment
any top 6 list that contains Ole Miss is really a top 5 list?
Wait a second. Wby a "top 6" when all reports prior to last weekend had him all inside a winged helmet by Sunday?
I'm not confused, but I'm definitely dialed back. Seems like Green is going to take his time. That is so last year. I am a petulant and impatient Michigan fan given the success of this class. This schedule is more realistic for Green or any recruit this or any year.
Michigan's early commits this year are due to Morris' early signing, Michigan's change in scheme and the opportunity that this staff has to offer. I would be happily surprised to have Hoke's classes turn into a Texas situation going forward. I don't think it will though./s
Is the pipiest of pipe line schools for Va Tech. Curtis Grant was the last big time prospect from Hermitage that didn't go to Va Tech. In my mind, until he says otherwise, Va Tech would have to be considered Michigan's biggest threat. Hermitage's head coach loves him some hokies. I don't have a great feeling about our chances.
...except in 2012 when Andre Miles-Redmond went to Virginia.
So guys from Hermitage almost always go to Virginia Tech, except in the last two years when they go to Ohio State and Virginia instead.
I should have said Virginia or Va Tech. Hermitage is to Va Tech, what Cass Tech is to Michigan. But yes, top Hermitage players rarely leave the state. Their head coach is a Va Tech grad I do believe.
Maybe you have a different school in mind, but Hermitage hasn't sent anyone to VT since 2009. It's really nobody's pipeline and certainly no Cass Tech.
Virginia Tech is probably the biggest threat at this point. I think Bryant ends up at Auburn but almost every Hermitage player ends up at Virginia or VT Curtis grant is like the only one to go somewhere else.
It was even better when I made it in the post directly above yours.
I hear what your saying BUT don't forget about Virginia Tech. Word on the street is Green's HS Coach really likes the Hokies.
Or so I've heard.
My bad didn't see it until right after I posted
It would have been ever better if it were accurate.
I have been Andre Miles'd for the last time.
Or when S.Kennedy said it two days ago...
Scott Kennedy said Green will be moving up the Scout rankings and will be at least the #2 back in the nation. Since Rivals already has him at #1, this kid is getting some serious love from the top two recruting sites.
While we obviously want to get him, it's great to see that we have won the regional recruiting battle for arguably the top running back in the country. If a kid wants to stay down in SEC country or head out to the pac 10 and sport the neon underwear, there's nothing we can do. All Michigan can do is make itself the kid's top B1G / Midwest choice, which Hoke & Co. are doing masterfully with so many top players.
Probably has been previously asked and answered, but I couldn't find it, but has Green settled on a date for when he's taking his official here or is that not confirmed yet? Thanks in advance.
I'm thinking VaTech...don't count out Oregon, never a good sign when a possible commit has Oregon on their final list.
The way this class filled up so early, these last couple of spots have made me impatient. Somewhat worried that Green and Treadwell don't end up Blue if this continues to drag on. We were pretty spoiled in this recruiting year with all the early commits, but I think we still need the difference maker at RB and WR.
We heard you the first 50 times you posted this about Green and Treadwell.
We have a 1 out of 6 shot, so odds are you are correct boy wonder.
Is it just me or does he not really seem like the Oregon prototypical running back? It really seems like they would want a quicker back and not a bruiser for a system based on speed.