Perhaps not board-worthy, but I thought it interesting to note that a year ago today Michigan got its first 2012 commit, and by this time in 2013 we're already more than halway done with this class. Really highlights the speed with which this class has been built.
Hello:Ben Braden, 1 year ago today
Insane that we were so excited about him, and if he committed today it would almost be an afterthought. Crazy.
I would still be pretty excited
Recruiting has gone well for the past year
I saw Hello: and got excited.
got excited also...shucks!
Braden is maybe my favorite recruit from the 2012 class. Not highly rated, but I think he's going to be a mauler for us.
I infer from your avatar that you're a fellow wolverine/wolves-fan. Not many of us out there with that combo, I suspect.
Yep. Been pretty painful for both as of late.
Amazing how much things can change in a year
but some of this is a nationwide shift. Commitments have been happening earlier and earlier every year for like a decade.
That's a very, very small part of the difference between last year and this year. Michigan has almost half of the Big Ten commitments at this point, so it's not like what Michigan is doing is typical right now. More generally, you're right about that trend, but the one-year nationwide change is trivial compared to the one-year Michigan change.
Oh, this is for 2012 recruit --
Still excited to see Big Ben in M uniform. He will be great on and off the field for 4 years!
And was like, what up Mr Isaac! Calling in a commit to UM live from Pasadena would be awesome. All u need after that is call-ins from Poggi, Vanderdoes, Cravens, and Treadwell. Dreaming this early in the day is hazardous to your health!
Looks like a class that you have on NCAA Football 12 on XBOX
in the midst of our 2013 mania, to remind us of the guys we were so excited about way back when who are actually almost here! (Including the three early birds already in pads and wings.)
This guy doesn't look very good. If he does get drafted, it probably won't be until 6th or 7th round
He's 7th on the depth chart when he starts at UM
(true story, but I am not sure who else he was behind, besides Griese and Dreisbach)
I talked to him at camp...dude is huge! Makes me feel small and I'm 6'4. He's a really cool guy too, very humble.
Cool story bro.
I like Braden. He's gonna manhandle opponents in college
He is so dominant. In the drills, he just destroyed those quick defensive ends. Then he switched to play defense for the last day and couldn't be stopped. Huge kid.
This is an important anniversary. The first recruit in Hoke's first full recruiting class. Also the start of a 10 year run of highly rated classes that helped Michigan win three national championships. Nice job getting it started, Ben.
Last year we were worried if the recruits would stay around and just wanted to maintain. Now look at were we are 1 year later. WOW WEEEEEEEE
A lot of Hello posts in a one year period.
Our coaching staff is the coolest...just wanted to say that
If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis