Then let the feasting horn SOUND!!!!!
Hello: Strobel - Confirmed
I'll go play my vuvuzuela
Believe it when TomVH confirms it.
I get the feeling this might be one of those things that wasn't supposed to be announced yet. Sort of like the Kaleb Ringer situation.
EDIT: Tom has reported it. It is legit.
Countdown for the last DE spot is on...I give it a week for it to be filled...with the winner being...Pittman! Seriously....there is only one spot for the right DE...Washington, Pittman, or Wormley...and bc of that, I believe there will be pressure for that last spot. Wormley said he was going to commit after track so if another DE wants the spot (i.e. Pittman) he better commit...Unfortunalty, this all but ends our bid for Washington IMO
Needs to post the TomVH Call signal.
I love seeing Norm do his thing after Tosh.O, tuesday nights are solid.
Would be a great pickup if true. Source is questionable, but maybe. Didn't TomVH say something about multiple recruits today (June 10th)?
*crosses fingers for our OL*
He also might be able to play multiple positions on the DL.
if Wormley will even make this class. With him dragging his feet and 3 DE's already committed Washington and Strobel or others could get in there first. Maybe they still take him, but commits need to commit already.
with Wormley's frame we could take him in hopes he will be able to bulk up and play DT I guess. Or take him anyway and be set at DE for quite some time
Two weeks ago:
When I read he committed today I had a little chuckle. I think he is the only recruit I ever heard that was upfront about wanting good food from the program he chose.
Does make me wonder though, what do we feed those kids?
Do we have room to add Wormley or Washington now should they want to come, numbers are starting to get very very tight and hopefully tighter still if a certain west coast lineman does we he just might.
What if Pittman wants to join the party? Do we say no to such a highly rated recruit? I guess those are good problems to have and will have to face it when the time comes.
Last week Sam Webb said if they all wanted to come, Michigan would probably be able to take Stroblel, Wormley, Washington, and Pipkins/other......some of these guys, and the other commits, are versatile enough to move around on the line.
About Se'Von Pittman
Meh, another 4-star rivals 250 commit? This site has become boring and predictable. Let me know when we can recruit "nationally" like that powerhouse MSU.
Strobel is from Ohio. That's WAY to close to East Lansing for the Spartans to recruit!
If true, welcome to the family Tom!
Is Strobel a strongside DE? Either way - yaaay.
I believe so. Rivals lists him as a WDE but at 6'6" 245, I think he's bound to be an SDE.
I've seen him projected as a WDE, SDE, and 3-tech tackle. OSU recruiting guru Duane Long projects him as a 3-tech because, according to him, OSU offered him as a 3-tech.
forgive my ignorance but I always get confused, is the 3 tech spot the spot Martin is going to be playing in this upcoming season?
Martin is the nose tackle. Why is Martin better at nose and Campbell at 3-tech? I have no idea.
Mike Martin is a very sound defensive tackle. He comes off the LOS low and gains position below the pad level of the OL. Since the NT get routinely double teamed, he needs to stand his ground and not get pushed out of the way. The 3 tech can get away with less leverage due to the fact that he won't be double teamed as much. The 3 tech is more of a disrupter than a hole plugger.
I believe Martin will be the nose tackle still with BWC/Washington/Someone else at 3-tech.
Your 1-Tech (often called the Nose) plays the Center-Guard (1) Gap - Mike Martin, fights through double teams. Prototypically is a huge guy who doesn't get pushed back. Thus far BWC hasn't shown that he can not get pushed back
Your 3-Tech plays the Guard-Tackle (3) Gap - BWC/QWash for now. Prototype is a physical freak who can beat single linemen and rush up the middle. Think Warren Sapp or more recently, Suh or Fairley
Discussed here: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mattisons-defense-martin-ngata
So yeah, based on spring practices, MM probably will be used as the anchor of the line (1-tech/NT) but Mattison will use him in a number of ways.
Roh will be the WDE (it's the weak side of the offensive formation - see how they have fewer guys to that side?), BWC will be at DT (3-tech), then MM at NT, then RVB at SDE, then Cam Gordon at SLB (Sam). Demens will be devouring souls at Mike when he's not nervously looking to his left wondering who's playing Will today. The RVB SDE position needs to be a larger, stronger body. It's important Strobel can play there given Pharaoh Brown and Ojemudia already look to be WDE's. I thought Godin was the perfect SDE, but he may have to move inside to 3-tech. Strobel looks a little thin for that spot.
Kinda the same thing but a bit more comprehensive chart for those that don't know about alignments and techniques.
Double Post my bad
Would the coaches really take Pittman and Wormley now? Maybe Wormley or Godin can slide over to DT?
If the guys can play, they will see plenty of game action because of DL rotation. If Mattison wants to attack like a mad man...he is going to need plenty capable bodies to play those positions.
Looks like it's legit. Here's the story from the local paper that includes comments from both Tom and his coach.
Looks good enough for me as long as they didn't go all Dayton news with this. Either way, Welcome Tom!
He's well spoken for being a high school kid. Smart is good. Welcome aboard, Tom . . . .
FWIW - the commitment is up on Rivals and Scout now . . .
at either bucknuts or 11warriors, so am going to note this as "unproven"
Here we have a quote from a Bucknut calling himself squirrelboy - "We may beat Michigan during the season but I think that the next couple of off-season's will be brutal...I may have to try to develop a real social life during the fall and not spend my free time on Bucknuts looking for updates!:)"
Stroebel definitely like TSIO. This may be the first indicatoin of the Tressel effect. Not that he would not have chosen us, but to chose us this soon is kind of shocking.
Agreed. I think Mentor is Tressel's home town. Love the irony.
a strong possibility? I hope so because if this is true, Strobel, Wormley, Washington and Mario O is a pretty fantastic haul at DE. If we can get Pipkins and Day, watch out. Talk about a D Line.
The way this class is going, I would say talk about a front seven.
IMO, any high school SDE can easily grow into a 5-tech DT.
Rock and Godin would fit this mold. Maybe Strobel too.
It appears that Kenny Wilkens may have gone from DE to DT for this season.
confirmed per TomVH Twitter!
Confirmed by Tom on twitter
Now can we throw up the Tim Hello: post signal?
Magnuson must be about to drop.
Strobel was offered by TSIO as a DT, FWIW
I think Strobel could grow into the DT position. He seems like a big body kid that could get it done. That is hoping though that we pick up Washington. This is going to be a killer class for us no doubt.
If anyone's wondering about the calibre of this kid, he holds offers from the entire B1G including our friends down south. Also holds a Stanford offer as a testament to how smart he is. Probably OSU's first big recruiting loss since all the problems broke. I don't think too many people here will complain.
i hope we took him as an SDE.
With the ESPN rankings (take them for what they are) published today and the tOSU uncertainty I think that the class has reached a critical mass and recruits see it as I better get on quick or the Arc could be full.
The rich keep getting richer. I just wish we could recruit nationally like the Sparty.
C'mon Magnuson and Dunn!
"Like most people in Ohio, I was raised with a biased opinion against Michigan. However, it occurred to me that there was no justification for my prejudice, besides the fact that it was Michigan. I think it says something that despite my apprehension, Michigan still stood out above the rest. I am confident that I have made the right decision for my future, and I look forward to beginning my college career as a Wolverine." Tom Strobel
This was unexpected. Its going to be quite the battle at the DE spot over the next few years.
10-0 this year vs. MSU.
For Washington and Stanford as well. Combined with OSU mess and this monster haul of a class I bet they will jump on board. I think that they will wait for the all american games, but honestly who cares so long as they get on board! Big Blue is ROLLING
No Big Blue... just Blue. We are not associated with Kentucky or the NY Giants.
We may be out of room by then
about Sparty's national reach, and that Michigan's class isn't top 10. I just wish that the the Wolverines had a national brand like Sparty. Oh well, I guess Michigan will have to make do with local recruits. Welcome aboard Tom Strobel.
Yeah, who needs to recruit regionally and get 4-stars when you can recruit nationally and still end up with regional kids.
Fun fact of the day:
MSU's 5 commits have a combined 0 offers from UM, ND and OSU.
UM's 15 commits have a combined 17 offers from ND, OSU and MSU.
Considering all the commits in question are from the Midwest, something isn't quite adding up there...
1) How is Valenti doing today?
2) Actually, Michigan's class is rated #6 by ESPN-- but that must be Sparty math for you.
3) For all of the talk about Sparty's national reach, all five of their guys are from Ohio or Michigan. It's one thing to throw out a bunch of offers to guys across the country, it's another thing to get them to commit.
Check out TX A&Ms class, 20 total with 11 ****s. Wow.
Another fantastic guy! Go Blue and welcome to Michigan!
Gotta hand it to this new staff.
Little Giants = Little Recruiting success...
Spartina's best season since the 1960s has thus far proven to be a dud. They get zero bowl respect and can't translate it into attracting talent (at least not yet).
Scooping Tom VH? But I don't care as this is just fabulous news. Keep reeling them in Brady.
This is an awesome post to wake up too... So excited for next season!!!!