I seen it on da Twitterz
ED: Juwann Bushell-Beatty apparently has committed per Sam Webb.
ED: Title changed to match standard procedure
Buckled up baby!!!!
Now he's saying it's Juwann Bushell-Beatty.
Sam Webb was heavily hinting that JBB was very close to a decision this morning on WTKA. Can only put us even more in the driver's seat for Peppers.
And Peppers is moving up his Stanford trip..... Alriiigghhtt
How is that good news again?
If he decides before a Staford visit, it's got to be M. If he moves up his Stanford visit, then they become part of the decision process, no?
Webb said this morning that Stanford was the school for Peppers at one time.
is that we are his #1 far and away now and he's ready to make a decision but he doesn't want to do so without seeing Stanford. ergo: if he moves up the Stanford visit its to get this over with.
But I wouldn't necessarily read the situation that way. I think in general moving up the decision means good things for Michigan, but previous indications were that he might decide before even going out to Palo Alto.
By all accounts it's a great place, and if they were #1 at one point, it's just as likely that he loves his Stanford visit as much as Michigan. I'm going to increment back to 50-50.
Florida, FSU, Miami (YTM), WVU, Tenn...and Staee, for what its worth. Great get!
Here's Juwann Bushell-Beatty's Hudl.com page - (HERE)
That site lists him at 6'6" and 315 lbs., so we're not just grading roads - these are freeways we intend to build through defensive lines in the future. I like that approach.
Welcome to Michigan!
Recruited Offensive Linemen:
2012: 6'5'' (x4)
2013: 6'4'' (x2), 6'5'' (x3), 6'7''
2014: 6'5'', 6'7''
Recruited Ball Catchers (WR/TE):
2012: 6'2'' (x2), 6'3'', 6'4'', 6'5''
2013: 6'2'' (x2). 6'3'', 6'4'', 6'6''
2014: 6'3'', 6'4'', 6'6''
Recruited Defensive Linemen:
2012: 6'2'' (x2), 6'3'', 6'5'' (x3)
2013: 6'2'', 6'3'', 6'6''
Wonder if a Dave Molk would ever be offered under Hoke in the future. Moke was ~6'2", 280# as a senior in HS.
But he was still one of the best centers in the country that year, so I bet he still would have been.
ESPN loves him, #10 OT and in ESPN150. 247 has him as a solid 4*. Both list him at 6'7"
Scout and Rivals have him as a generic 3*, listing him at 6'5".
The two inches in height make a difference, given we need tackles instead of guards.
This may end up the best Michigan recruting class ever.
That's because they just keep getting better! ;)
We're in line to have an amazing class, but I think the chances of a GOAT for Michigan is limited by the classes small size.
Good thing you were here, Magnus
Lol lmao good one
Don't forget Jabril Peppy-Peppers
just so I can have his name wrap around to the front
We've got a ways to go in order to be able to take that title from the team that started Kevonte Martin-Manley and Darrell Johnson-Koulianos.
an XXXL Team 135 shirt in stock and ready for shipping.
You down with JBB?
Yeah you know me!
Yeah, you know me!
Can I have some Peppers with that please?
I might be able to give you a Hand.
Congrats JBB, IMO you made the best decision of your life to date
Yessir. Really nice land.
Is Ace still on vacation? Anyone know?
See you in the Big House, JBB!
Not that it matters much, but I wonder how much of an impact the B10 expansion has on these NJ kids. They'll be on TV every week and play at least 2 games @ Rutgers while they're wearing a Michigan jersey. Does M pull JBB and have such high interest from Peppers without the B10 expansion? Maybe, probably. But did it push us over the edge? Maybe.
As stupid as Rutgers and Maryland are, their states have a lot of good football players and now we can tell them (and kids from VA too) that we'll be playing three schools (RU, MD, PSU) from their region which means we'll always have one away game within driving distance from home. A lot different than if we were playing in the west division and we're playing out on the plains several times a year
You're missing the real issue. The real question about Big Ten expansion is: will Rutgers come into Michigan and steal the second-tier kids from MSU?!
The instant that Maryland and Rutgers were announced as the newest members of the B1G, this is the first thought I had as well. I've got to believe it's at least one factor these MD and NJ kids consider when choosing a school.
We hear all the time about kids wanting to stay close to home (Southern kids rarely leave the South, for example). Last year, we got a lot of Midwestern kids, which is great, but ESPN actually has more "East" kids in the top 150 than the Midwest, and since our campus is only about 10 hours away at the most from any Eastern city, suddenly having three more schools we play being out that way starts to make us look a lot closer.
@TomVH: I just happened to be on the phone with Bushell-Beatty's coach when he committed. Talking about something else.
@rivalsmike: OL Juwan Bushell-Beatty to #Michigan is step one, Jabrill Peppers sooner than later is step two. Paramus double dip.
ALL GOOD NEWS!
Hopefully Peppers is moved by this and drops for UM in the very near future.
As mentioned earlier in the thread, he is moving up his Stanford visit and will decide after that. Unless, he is totally blown away by Stanford, I think we are in good shape.
That's going to be a long commute from NJ to Ann Arbor.
How many players do you think that we will recruit at the OL position ? We now have JBB and Cole.
Three with Noles or Bars ? Or maybe four with both of them ?
think he will be the last OL
I've seen some people say 3-4. We have recruited so well on the OL for the past two years that it wouldn't be detrimental to our depth if we only signed 3 players.
I believe the coaches want three, but offensive linemen often wash out, so some attrition could obviously increase that number.
Welcome Juwann! Guy looks like a beast. It's amazing these OL that we have been getting under Hoke.
Now convince your teammate Peppers to commit to Michigan after his visit to Stanford. Would be amazing to get both. Definitely another great thing in making that happen.
commit BEFORE the Stanford trip, and then use the trip to inform them that he's not interested.
Sounds like a perfect plan to me! Would love for that to be the case.
Even though I'm very excited I don't care for OP's Ebonics.
Sounds more like UPER talk to me.
I'm sorry but ebonics is a form of slang, not a race douchebags.
I'm pretty sure UPER's aren't a race either. I could be wrong though.
My guess is you're white.
God, I wish I could neg you.
Even though I'm very excited I don't care for OP's Ebonics.
Welcome to the Maize and Blue Juwann
I thought Betty White had some line in a bad movie about "the Twitters". Just like the Jason Collins thread....she's black???
Welcome to the class, JB-B. For those in the know, is he projected as a RT or a guard? Would guess with his height but maybe not the lateral movement of a protypical LT that the staff is looking at JB-B at RT?
Always great to get good news on Monday... Makes the week go smoother. Come on down, Jabrill.
What a great surprise! Welcome JBB!
What does this mean for Tommy Doles?
Probably not much yet seeing as we only have 2 Olinr commits and will probably still take 2 more.
I though 2 was the number this year. Maybe 3
You may be right, but I thought it would be at least 3, 4 most likely. IIRC (which i very well may not be) the staff's plan is to take 5 per class. Took 6 last year, so 4 would make sense to me.....
I think it is more like 3 maybe 4.
As for numbers, Michigan has 12 scholarship veterans (plus a few solid walk-ons) plus Cole in the fold for 2014. An offensive line really only needs 15 scholarship players but the Maize and Blue could opt for three more O-Linemen in this class to bring them to four total. They could very easily suffice with three, though.
Doles could probably still commit if he wanted, but he seems to be higher on Northwestern these days.
why does a post like this in the MGoForum always accompany the post on the main page? should they not just be one post with comments?
It's because "Hello:" posts come in pairs, just like commits do.
Because the board post almost always predates the main page. No matter how fast you are, it's hard to beat out every fan with an Internet connection.
comes in "bushels" today. Welcome to the Wolverine Family Big Fella! For that reason, I'm staying firmly buckeled with seat trays in their full upright position, until this recruiting plane comes to a complete stop, which is hopefully never.