Here's Sam Webb's Tweet:
Columbus Marion-Franklin HS WR Jaron Dukes has pledged to #Michigan
A nice addition of a big receiver to this class.
Sounds like a receiver. Jaron Dukes?
That's my guess, too.
Momma should have named him Daron Jukes!
this thread is missing something!!!
The summer's in DC are extremely hot and humid and I need recruiting news to get me through, this must end!
The more inportant question.....who is the second commit?
Who are the next seven?
1. Ty Issac
2. Laquon Treadwell
3. Ethan Pocic
4. Henry Poggi
5. Jason Hatcher
6. Michael McCray
7. E.J. Levenberry/Ben Gedeon
8. A #2 S (Jalyn Powell) or A Michigan Special - Amani Bass or Berkley Edwards
9. A #2 CB (Kendall Fuller?)
10. A #2 DT (Eddie Vanderdoes? Poet Thomas?)
Su'a Cravens (6'1/200) of Vista Murrieta High School in California is an early 5-Star for the Class of 2013 with an offer from MICHIGAN.
The word on the street is that he burned Cameron Burrows when they matched up head to head last season.
EDIT: He had 2 tds and 170 yards
Sorry didn't see that people already posted this.
Will it be wrong to start calling him Dukie?
I was hoping for Ty Issac, but the target clue means likely Dukes. Another nice pickup
I thought Issac said he was going to probably commit after his senior season
yeah, but Shane Morris has been ridin him pretty hard... thought maybe he reeled him in. He is quite the salesman, as we've found out.
shit, gotta find my buckle.
It's Dukes. Sam Webb just confirmed. That's a big target
aboard Jaron. Will look forward to seeing you run the fade for many TD's.
Someone wake Ace up. I would assume he's still sleeping after what went down this weekend.
A big fella. I like it. Need size to balance out all the leftover slot ninjas (who i love btw)
It sounds like Dukes to me too. What is this kid? 6'5? Yes please. Sounds like we're loading up on tall WR's if it is dukes
Still tall though
247 has him at 6'5" I'm guessing that one is right, and that Rivals is just slow to update after he grew, because that seems like a pretty big discrepancy to me otherwise.
Ohhhhhh boy-oh-boy-oh-boy-oh-boy. Bring on the commit-a-palooza!!
Only one? This is shit.
Only one so far.
That is all.
I'm a little sad that that means very few Hello posts between now and NSD (you know... like 11 months away). But, hey, if that's the only downside then hell yeah!
Welcome, Jaron! Good luck, Ace!
(Still wondering when and who that first 2014 commit will be. My money is still on this May.)
will start working on future classes:
My best guess is that it will be before May.
My money is that it occurs whenever McDowell gets his offer. That could be any of these upcoming weekends.
May is when Shane Morris committed
If we knew what day we could identify it "Shane Morris Annual Day of Commitment". This would fill that Spring Game/Summer Camp void a bit.
Jaron is a good pick-up. Has a big frame, but probably not 6'5". He is most likely a very tall 6'3" or maybe a short 6'4". Michigan has some nice big targets for shane to throw to. Now we just need a playmaker or 2. I'm hoping we land two more treadwell being one and maybe a foster or J.Quick.
Why do you think he's not 6 5"? He towers over everyone in his film. And what is a very tall 6' 3" or a short 6' 4"?
I have to agree with this guy. You are either 6'3" or 6'4"
Height is obviously a quantum value, as you definitely can't be 6 3 and 3/4 inches or something like that.
The problem with quantum height is that you change the value by measuring it.
I remember reading about that somewhere. It's shown in Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle in WR rankings
(height)*[(1/40-time)*40yard*mass of player]≥Rankings
you win, this is now a meme.
George Mhuresan, very tall 6'3
so who else is going to commit to keep the commit ark going?
Nice! I really liked Dukes' film. Go Blue!
I am fine with a boring end to the 2013 recruiting class if it means we have a top 5-10 class locked up early and can move our focus to '14. =).
No offense to Ace, but I would've thought that Dukes' "Hello" post would already be written.
This commit will turn up the heat on Laquon Treadwell. I doubt they'll take more than two WR's ...
I would be shocked if theyn only take two. When this class walks onto the field, the only proven commodity we'll have at WR will be named Gallon. we're probably still good at slot, but wideout options right now will be named Darboh and Chessu, along with so far backup Jeremy Jackson. Not one of those names is equated with a downfield threat. Neither is Dukes. I'm guessing if it's not three, it's four, depending on the talent available.
We will most likely take 3 WR in this class. In 2013 we will only have 6 scholarship WR and the staff is most likely going to want to have at least 9.
Yayyyy this is perfect because Jaron grew up a Michigan fan and now he will get the opportunity to work hard and live out his dream at Michigan. We need big targets for Gardner/Morris to find.
6'4 wide receiver out of columbus. I'll take that.
Just watched his highlights for the first time and he seems like more of a tight end to me... He's not all that fast. We can use the size though. Gives Shane a variety of weapons at his disposal. Hopefully Ohio doesn't find any 6 2" corners so Dukes can torch them all day long.
he's not all that fast, but he's a huge target and seems to have sticky hands. i don't think we see a move to TE.
Jerry Rice ran a 4.7. Just sayin,
Ohio recruited to 6+ feet DB's. One of which was Cam Burrows, who Dukes scorched this year head to head.
Define scorched please.. Not doubting, just curious as to stats or if you were there to see it.
Tall people tend to run with longer strides and therefore do not look as fast on camera. Take Terrell Pryor, for example... he looked like he was jogging when he was on full sprint. I think Dukes is plenty fast. From the few highlights I've seen, he doesn't really put double moves on his guys to beat them, and that's important. He seems to use his speed to get separation
Did OSU offer this guy? If so, it makes that o-zone column from last Friday look even more hiarious.
I do not believe he was offered by them the only other offer he has is Illinois and Toledo
No, they did not.
No offer, but talk of "interest." They might have been dissuaded because Michigan had such a clear head start. It looks bad, losing a recruiting battle in your own backyard.
Wheres Kate Upton dancing?
Glad we got a lifelong Michigan fan locked down, I'd hate to miss out on him.
Welcome aboard Jaron!
He lit up 5* Ohio commit Cam Burrows for 170 and 2 TD's. I will gladly take that!
i remember mario manningham did the same to jamario o'neal back in high school, while he was under-rated. mario's victim? jamario o'neal (yeah, THAT guy). manningham has gone on to much bigger things (super bowl anyone?). o'neal never panned out.
can history repeat itself?
probably a high 3 star.
Based on his speed it would be surprising to see him a 4 star however im not an expert so he may but I'd expect him to be a 3 star
Early analysis on Tremendous projected him to the high-3*/ low-4* range, I imagine his speculation will be pretty spot on.
I just hope that we don't fill up too early and still have room for Kendall Fuller etc. if they want to come.
I think we take only one more CB. I think they wait for an elite type for the last CB spot.
This is assuming our class stays at 20. I have heard 22 being thrown around with the normal attrition that we see.
Great pickup, he will be a valuable addition to the class. The big question is, who will be his commitment buddy? I nominate Laquon Treadwell
HAIL YES! Trey Burk and now Jaron Dukes out of Columbus I am sure is driving those Ohio folk crazy.
Burke driving them nuts now, since he is ridiculously good. Not offered by OSU though. Hopefully Dukes will follow a similar path!
Burke destroys their wasn't offered theory. All it shows is they suck at scouting. Now we just needs Dukes to keep it up after Trey leaves.
PA announcer better introduce him as the pride of Columbus Ohio.
I don't post much but am on the site everyday. I am sure glad to have Dukes, love the big receivers. However, I felt compelled to put something to rest.
No one in Columbus feels that Marion is Columbus. It is an hour north of Columbus, is more like a town you would find around say Fenton. It has a state prison and that's...about....it.
Burke came from Northland...that IS Columbus. Our Pickerington guys are on the outskirts of Columbus (more like Mount Clemens maybe) but still considered Columbus. Marion is about as far as East Lansing and no one thinks of them as in Metro Detroit.
Hope I am not coming off like a jerk, just trying to give some geography perspective :-]]
Well then my Michigan background shows. I try to block out most things Columbus unless my kids play their school in sports so there you go, insert Officer Barbrady to move things along!
So let's try that exercise again:
Marion-Franklin HS : Ohio State as Ann Arbor Huron HS : Michigan
Marion Franklin High School is a part of the Columbus Ohio School District. I believe you are thinking of Marion, Ohio which is North of Columbus. However, Marion Franklin High School is on the South/Southeast side of the Columbus metro area.
When do we find out who the other is?
We are spoiled.
What is his actual height? Is he 6-3 or 6-5?
Probably 6'4". Listed at 6"3' on rivals, but Shane Morris called him 6'5".
It has gotten to a point that I'm disappointed everytime I go on this site and don't see a new hello post. I'm happy now. He was another guy who said he wanted to take his visits, I wonder what is triggering these guys.
I've come to the surprising and fascinating conclusion that Treezy's a better dancer than Denard.
Shit! I wish I would have been buckled up
Tremendous! Dukes is a big receiver that I think could have a pretty good career. Welcome to Michigan Jaron!
Brady you have spoiled me, I can't go back to just one now.
I'm not trying to be negative at all here, but when does Hoke start a little more selective with the remaining recruits? It seems like he could afford to wait on some really elite athletes at this point.
I know your not trying to be negative but maybe Hoke thinks this kid is a elite talent. Kid seems like a taller Hemingway and he did just fine.
That's fine, but I think Hoke would be incorrect about that.
I am a paying member of Rivals.com and it pisses me off that the premium site hasen't even posted anything about this! I've learned my lesson. Great work breaking news here guys.
1. Check Tremendous/MGoBlog/Wolverine Nation (Wait for a special deal and get it) daily.
2. Interact on MGoBlog instead of rivals and scout (there are some dumb, dumb people over there).
3. Switch your rivals membership to Beveled Guilt.
Rivals blows. They didn't even have something up after our recent recruiting explosion this past weekend. But they had a story about the gators junior day. Stop wasting your money. You can get great info from here and if your like me and need more, Sam Webb and Co. do an awesome job at Scout.
Boom! And another one.
Your geography is off columbus blue. Marion-Franklin High School is part of the Columbus City Schools and is located on the south end of town....not to sound like a jerk.
Not at all, I totally whiffed on that one, I need to get out more, damn middle age!
So where is Tillman at now? Cmon down!
Whenever I need a good laugh, I just head on over to Bucknuts or 11 warriors. Those fans honestly think they are gonna land 20 5-stars.
You hit F5 once and this happens. Welcome young man!
Even though Dukes isn't as highly rated as our other guys so far I think he is one of our biggest commits so far. His speed needs to improve but that can improve over time. Height can't be taught obviously and having a legit 6'4-6'5 receiver is nice. Hopefully we can get Treadwell as well. If not who would be the next likeliest candidate at receiver for us?
Why was he never offered by OSU?
Finally a big receiver. Needs a little bit more speed but I believe Hoke and Co. will be able to work on that.
Who are some other big name recievers that we have offered besides Laquon Treadwell?
James Onwualu can play both sides of the field but from his film he looks like a versatile (and fast) offensive weapon and he has interest in Michigan (visiting in March). He would be an awesome pick-up along with Treadwell. Dukes, Onwualu, and Treadwell at receiver would be a nice haul indeed.
I still remember when I was five years old and we moved from Defiance, OH to Saginaw, and I thought to myself, "man, this one is definitely for the better."
Excited to have Jaron in the maize and blue. I loved reading his interview after his visit, where he talked about running through the tunnel at the Big House, running onto the field, and getting tears in his eyes at the thought of playing for Michigan in the Big House. I love when recruits are not only great players who want to play at Michigan, but it seems even sweeter when the kids actually grow up as die-hard Michigan fans. They share the passion and intensity, and have a better understanding of the importance of our rivalries, and can share that with the kids who maybe didn't grow up as Michigan fans, but are now commited to playing for us, and will need to learn the ways. Welcome Jaron! Wise choice!
Sounds like a true=blue michigan man....he'll be all in with the program. If he works hard and is as good a kid and coachable as reported, he can be another great recruit/player.
Realize people have slanted views, but very noreworthy the type of kid Hoke is trying to get/getting- classy and good kids.
Now who do we get with our few remaining spots....