Hoke Priming for the 2012 Class..and Further
top of my wish list.. possibly yes
I looks like he is a perfect fit for the west coast.... or gulf coast....or great lake offense
Legends? Or Leaders?...
Warren, MI. Hell yeah
Proud alumnus of De La Salle. Go Pilots beat Rice!
Ditto. Go Pilots.
..but go CC shamrocks! gotta represent, no disrespect.
as always, beat rice.
Where does DLS play football? I've driven by the school and haven't seen their stadium.
play at the Warren Community Center, but from the video it looks like all their home games are at Fitzgerald High School
Kid's gritty and shows a lot of moxie. Looks like a real gym rat and an overachiever.
Boy, that kid does not hesitate.
Isn't Cass Tech's coach Thomas Wilcher?
His son's name is Kishon. Perhaps that's where Wilshon came from.
You are so right. Thanks for the correction, totally mind fart there
how a recruiting site could watch that and not give the kid 5 stars, I mean the music alone is worth 3.
5 seconds in. Presesnts. Really?
would have been flawless.
fancy.. not to mention hes a good player.. really nice ball skills
ball skills. Couldn't resist.
Whoever edited that video did a superb job on the editing, but a terrible job proofreading. "Presesnts" and "Athelete".
At the beginning I feel like I'm watching the opening credits of The Matrix or something.
Imagine being a freshman in Detroit playing the Westside Cubs (freshmen in the Detroit area cannot play high school football). The Westside Cubs had James Ross, Terry Richardson, Royce Jenkins-Stone, Brian Blackburn, Dennis Northfleet, and Laron Taylor. That's scares me just naming off some of the players.
Hoke was in to see Coach Wilshon, and might be close to offering
Good call; we could use a DB coach.
the cass tech coach to coach at M? really???? i did not expect that one
Both Michigan and Ohio are going to be loaded in 2012.. it's time for Brady and the boys to do work, which they've already begun.
I wouldn't be surprised to see an offer (and maybe commitment) from RJS in the coming months.
That's all well and good, I'm glad Hoke is working it, but CB and LB are probably the position groups of the least need for 2012 and we won't have many scholarships to fill. I'd be OK with waiting on the Cass Tech guys for the time being. So they got Pitt offers? If they're good enough to make our 15 or so slots in 2012, they shouldn't give two shits about Pittsburgh.
They're good enough. They're both elite. Waiting to offer would not be a good idea, IMO. Next year should be a big class, it's not going to kill us to sign an elite LB and CB
I guess I'm curious how elite they are. I've heard talk about RJS for a while, but it sounded to me like James Ross was the elite one, and RJS was "good," that why James Ross got the early Michigan offer and RJS didn't. If we only take 2 LBs in 2012 (likely) then I think I'd prefer Ross and the best out of state LB we can find, unless we think RJS is better. He just doesn't seem like the kind of guy we need to offer right now.
Similar situaion with Richardson. Outside of the fact that I've heard Hoke isn't wild about short CBs, with all of the corners we took in this class, I don't know if we take more than 1 CB in this class. Is Richardson that one?
EDIT: And why do you say next year should be a big class? If we take 20 in this class (likely) then we'll have 15 scholarships for 2012 before attrition. I'm sure we'll have some, but I doubt we'll be able to take 20.
RJS is a very good player. Ross is a more polished product at this point, but Royce has great upside. Plus, they played together as kids, and their skill-sets compliment each other very well. It will be very good for Michigan if both are playing side by side in a few years.
I with you DG - Offer this kid, looks like he's a ball hawk and fast. Also like how he wasn't afraid to stick his nose into ball carriers. Keep the CT pipeline going, this kid already is offered by some high profile southern teams and the LB is supposed to be good as well. I can tell you from watching the past 3 years, DB/LB are always positions of need. If they only had some DT's to offer......
I know people like to talk about the Cass Tech pipeline, but what has it done for us lately? Thomas Gordon is the extent of the Cass Tech pipeline in the last 5-8 years, and that's not a whole lot. No doubt their recruits get a lot of hype, but unfortunately BooBoo, BWC, and Teric Jones have all fallen short of the hype. Only Thomas Gordon has lived up to his hype, and that's because he didn't have any. Again, I'm not trying to rip on these guys, but I wouldn't say Cass Tech players have done a whole lot for UM lately.
That said, I agree with you that DB/LB are important positions, which is why we want to be as picky as possible with those spots. By my numbers, unless A LOT of guys transfer, and hopefully that doesn't happen, we'll have 3 scholarships to give between LB and CB, so I think we get stingy with offers to those spots.
I'm tired of this meme "What has Cass Tech done for us recently?"
Booboo had all the talent in the world, he just couldn't get his act together. Another couple of years of coaching and I'm confident he woulda lived up to it.
If BWC could just get his god-damned pad level down (which he has vowed to do under Hoke, take that FWIW), he would be all big ten.
Teric Jones didn't have that much hype...and he's been an extremely versatile athlete for us.
Prison Abs is a monster who has far out-played his recruiting hype
I wasn't meaning to slight any one of them individually, it's just that people rave about our Cass Tech pipeline, and we haven't gotten a regular starter from that school in quite a few years. I'm not saying we stop recruiting it, but it has been a pipeline more so in quantity than quality, you have to agree.
But back to my original question, do you think RJS is good enough to be one of two LBs we take next year? I truly doubt we have room to take more than 2 linebackers.
Yes, I really do. Unless a big time out of state recruit gets an early offer and jumps on it, I don't see any way RJS isn't a part of this upcoming class. He's very athletic and has a very high upside.
I mean class size. Big class, meaning a full, 25 person class. I know nothing of a 'mass exodus' (although I'm expecting at least a couple of guys, with their own best interest and ours in mind, to leave after spring ball), but there are already set to be about 13 or so scholarship seniors leaving. Add on likely attrition over the next two years (no one's perfect at player retention) and assuming we don't complete this class (i.e. up to about 21), there'll be a lot of room
Damn, Morris looks like he has a nice little arm. Always scared of lefties though. They can throw off the offense a bit. Probably just nitpicking though.
Just starting to seriously follow recruiting...when do the recruit rankings usually come out from Rivals, Scout, etc?
But he's 100% right. Once you get hooked, you start texting your friends, checking twitter, rivals, scout - and then one day, you're sad because the whims of a 17 year old trying to make one of the biggest decisions of his life don't match up with what could help Michigan football. And you realize that you'd have been better off getting addicted to world of warcraft or something.
World of Warcraft??? Wow, that's pretty a pretty deep abyss. Guess I shouldn't grab that Rivals subscription I was thinking about getting?
/MGoBlog is all I need
The whole Dee Hart decision was quite a compelling ride, wasn't it?? I love emotional roller coasters that's why I can't wait for more!!
i would! hockey content...ha, classic!
Ok, by "just starting" I meant that I started when I created my account (around September) and this is the first time I've been following recruiting at this juncture. aka I've never been following when the premium sites release their initial recruit rankings.
And about the 5000 points...you'd be surprised what pos-bang participation will do for you.
Scout already has their first list out. Rivals waits a while for some of the camp circuits go through...I think it was around late April their first rankings came out last year?
I don't follow recruiting much at all. I'm here for the actual football content and OT season. Who doesn't want to know about dogs' festering, disgusting illnesses.
Is Tony Dews also at Pitt?
Rivals and scout are reporting we have another LB recruit!? Who is it?
Here is my 2012 front 7 wish list:
OLB-Royce Jenkins-Stone, Laron Taylor
MLB- James Ross
DE-Chris Wormley, Matt Godin
DT- Dan O'Brien, Tommy Schutt
Is this attainable or should I stop dreaming now? Because I don't want to get hurt.
I don't think we'll take 3 LBs next year unless there is a lot of attrition or we neglect a position of need.
Laron Taylor's now playing inside at Cass Tech. In a 4-3, Godin's likely a DT. No, we're probably not getting Schutt, although I wouldn't rule anything out. I'd say 6/7 of those seven are attainable, if not likely
Watch out for Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy 7 anyone?), a big DT from Illinois too. Kid is pretty raw but great upside. Already has plenty of offers.
Do we really have that good of a shot? I thought we were trailing the likes of Mizzou right now
That I'm worried about!