Mike Lantry, 1972
big beautiful eyes
Hell yeah, welcome to Michigan!
It only makes sense that commit 27 would be #27, AMIRITE?
I thought he was commit 26 and wears #24.
Disclaimer: I am not a numerologist nor do I play one on TV. Also didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Derrick Green wears #27. But your numerology appears to be spotless.
Is it safe to say that Michigan now has a confirmed Trotwood-Madison pipeline?
I told you, I even went as far as to ChuckWoodson2 it!
Anyone who saw Trotwood this year...how did he do while being opposite Burrows? Was he attacked a lot....I remember the one ESPN game but I dont remember hearing his name at all.
He has no offer from major programs. Any thoughts on his overall talent?
Scout isn't always accurate, but this isn't a bad offer sheet.
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There's nothing very impressive about that offer list.
I'm not very excited about this one, particularly with our numbers limitations right now. I think we need to accept this as a middlin' prospect taken on because of need.
that's a solid looking list. Including Michigan, he had 10 offers from BCS schools.
Edit: Oops, I mean 11. Sorry Purdue, forgot you were a BCS school.
I don't think you're trolling, I view this as a legitimate question. Regardless if he has other major offers or not, this coaching staff has been very good at finding under the radar talent.
Even if it is just weeks until signing day, you can't be unhappy with a 6'2 corner with 4.4 speed. Yes, I know the 4.4 time probably was just hand timed but this is a guy that can come in and give us depth at best, and at worst he will RS and get the necesarry year to refine his technique. IMO he is a raw athlete. You can't teach athleticism, you CAN teach someone how to be a better corner.
Welcome aboard Reon, happy to have you!
I don't think we can say that yet about this staff. I'd LIKE to say it, but they've taken 2 classes (1.5, really) and most of the guys who have contributed and looked like future starters have been 4-stars with good offer lists.
The 'sleepers' (e.g., Rawls, Carter) have yet to impress. Frank Clark is probably the best 'surprise' candidate so far.
The ability of this staff to recruit is still TBD, though they have done well in the rankings in '12 and '13.
Okay, but look at a guy like Pipkins. For a long time he was a 3-star on most of the sites with a number of players ranked ahead of him. Yet Pipkins was also pretty clearly the #1 guy that the coaches wanted. Then Pipkins goes to a bunch of camps and dominates, so the sites bump him to 4- and 5-star level a couple months before signing day.
That's all well and good, but Pipkins had a decent offer list...and he hasn't really done anything in college yet. I do think he'll be good, but a guy with 7 tackles and 1/2 a tackle for loss counts as a true success story.
I thought Jake Ryan was considered a "sleeper", or was he recruited by the previous staff?
He's like the #64 rated CB...so his offers reflect that.
He'll most definitely redshirt.
Dawson has been under the radar because he came to football late. That could explain the lack of "big time offers" though I think his offer list isn't too shabby.
Magnus; is his name pronounced REE-on? ree-ON? RAY-on? ray-ON?
I haven't heard it pronounced aloud, but my interpretation is "REE-on." However you pronounce "Deion" except with a different initial consonant.
some 6'2'' CB (assuming he plays that position).
Almost kinda not really heals my Conley wound
Assuming he's that tall.
He looks pretty tall on film. If he's not 6'2", he's probably at least 6'0" or 6'1". Either way, he has good height/length for a corner.
Welcome to the fold!
You can never have enough secondary depth. Ever. Love this pickup and welcome to the family!
Excellent athletes are worth their scholarship in gold on special teams. I have had enough of our crappy coverage units, myself.
unfilled positions are what happen when you're waiting for five-stars who never come. If the guy has impressed the coaching staff enough to deserve an offer, then he probably has a good deal of upside.
You couldn't be more of a douche.
Jake Ryan, Jordan Kovacs, Thomas Gordon, Courtney Avery, Perry Dorrestein, Patrick Omameh, Mark Hyuge, etc, all say hi
I don't know what Perry Dorrestein has to do with anything. He never started on a good team, and he didn't turn his college play into an NFL career. Not a terrible player, but he was just a guy.
I don't mean that he was a superstar or anything but him being on the field means that his scholarship wasn't a total waste, he was one of our best 5 lineman at the time or he wouldn't have played, even being a meh player, Drew Dileo also comes to mind, the kids read this kind of stuff...
I respect how you feel, but maybe you should wait a couple days. This is probably a very happy moment for Reon and his family and we should be welcoming our new wolverine.
Mature comment. Is that why Sheridan is up for MVP?
The last two commits have me baffled a little, but who the hell am I? I think we need to trust the coaches.
You're the Blue Uper! (...allegedly)
I'm pretty sure the coaches give exactly zero weight to a recruits star rating and only a bit more to their offer sheet. They liked what they saw, they offerred and accepted said offer. You either trust this coaching staff and thus are happy with the commitment or else you do not trust them or their player evaluation in which case go ahead and question what commitments they accept. I think most people here trust Hoke and Mattison's judgement.
Raymon Taylor hasn't really done anything yet. He's young and there's potential, but the only reason he's even a starter is because Blake Countess got hurt.
They didn't recruit him, but what about Jake Ryan?
Hope it works out the same way it worked with Jake Ryan 3 classes ago. Ohio getting Scott McVey, The highly touted linebacker recruit out of san ignatious and Michigan getting Ryan, his 2 star late bloomer with MAC offers team mate... I'm very happy with the result.. just saying'...
Dude, what in the hell are you talking about? Try to understand this: The coaches don't give a damn about ratings!!! Did you catch that? How many of these recruiting "experts" have won conference championships, or national championships in division I football? Mattison alone has enough credentials to re-teach the entire industry of recruiting "experts" on what to look for in a recruit. Picture them in a filmroom, mesmerized by the genius and wealth of knowledge displayed in his analysis. Then again, maybe you should get in touch with the staff and offer your opinions and advice. I'm sure it would be a humbling experience for these unproven characters.
Was a 3 star. He's pretty good
You have a strange definition of the word elite if you consider Cullen Christian elite and Blake Countess and Jordan Lewis are midling recruits. I think they were/are both ranked higher than Cullen Christian ever was.
Not to mention that Blake Countess has produced more on the field in one year more than Turner or Cullen Christian have combined.
We've all learned by now that recruiting rankings are a set in stone way of judging how a players career is going to be...NOT!
Not everyone can be a five star in the eyes of these services..and many times they aren't bc they don't hit the camp circuit or play in the site sponsored all-star game. With a lot of hokes recruits they've been committed long before the camp circuit and choose not to go bc they're already firm in their commitments to play for us. Elite is all in the eye of the beholder.
You can't count the 2011 class against Hoke and Co. The guy had about three weeks to convince people to play for him. Elite guys generally take more than three weeks to convince. I'll give you the 2012 and 2013 classes as being entirely Hoke's (although the jury's still out on whether any elite players came from those classes).