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rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
Agreed (on attrition). There was a post several weeks ago stating that it is well know by the Michigan cognoscenti that several players would not be on the team next year. I won't speculate (under pain of Bolivia,) but it should become very clear once Spring practice begins. If you must speculate, all you really have to do is figure out who was injured prior to 2012 or during 2012, and had to sit out significant time. You can count on at least two of them receiving a medical waiver or the like. This should bring the number of spaces up to 18. You should expect another 2 - 4 unexpected departures, bringing the count up to 20 - 22. With back-dating, I thing the class can easily be 23 - 24.
"It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up." Vince Lombardi
This class will be much larger than 16. That's the number of scholarships available right now, but attrition will occur due to injuries, transfers, forgone fifth years, early NFL draft entrees, player misconduct, etc. We'll probably end up with a little over 20 commits, which is should be plenty to have a top 5 class if there's a lot of quality top-to-bottom.
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Or something along those lines this year, then the interest level among the most elite recruits will perk up even more. ND and ohio both had great years (and were the two luckiest teams in Division 1 according to a study someone did, IIRC). They ended up with stellar classes this year. We ended up with a great class even with a less-than-great season. If we step up our record this year with a favorable home schedule, that factor added to what is now a demonstrably stable program and a coaching staff that has garnered increasing buzz about Michigan, some of these top kids may be signing up.
What about Leon Sandcastle?
Team 132: 11-2. Tremendous
Not sure how high the Interest is but I know he's been mentioned at Tight End
Last year we took a long snapper, so I wonder if we are in on any top holders this year?
“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing” - Bo Schembechler
Assuming that the class grows a bit (don't think that it is unrealistic to expect the class to end up around 20-23), I would predict:
QB - 1
RB - 2
WR - 3
TE - 2
OL - 3
DL - 4
LB - 2
CB - 2
S - 2
Plus a preferred walk-on to a low/mid 3 star QB
Oh.... Almost forgot - 2 long snappers and 4 holders
"No man is more important than The Team. No coach is more important than The Team. The Team, The Team, The Team"
Adding a 3 star MAC QB as a walkon would be huge for the depth.
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If we were to get jabrill peppers, adoree Jackson, and da'shawn hand I would have to stop following recruiting. This is the first time since I've become interested in this nonsense that Michigan is a serious player consistently.
"Michigan Defense" is dominating everything, in every aspect of life. That's a rough definition.
-Craig Roh 10/29/2011
You would have flipped out in the 90s.
I believe it. Could you get as excited back then though without all the rating sites?
You just had to trust Tom Lemming a lot.
I think after natural attrition the number in this class will swell to a minimum of 20. After that I fully believe that this class won't have a single recruit lower then a 4 star. I have a feeling it will be a very elite class with how hard the early commits are recruiting other big name players.
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No way, there will be a handful of three stars. They'll be solid players, but every class has the Csonte York or Channing Stribbling type guys. Maybe a second TE.
This is not a problem at all, but it will certainly happen.
Since the scouting sites were founded, I doubt there has ever been a class of 20+ recruits that was entirely four and five star players.
if you look back at the USC class that included Reggie Bush, I think this class might meet that criteria of only 4 and 5 star talent. Even more impressive, imo, was they did not take a single player from outside CA until they landed their second 5 star RB, Lendal White. Truly impressive class, indeed, and may also be the highest rated since, as you say, the scouting sites were founded.
I don't care what the recruiting experts say after reading a text or a tweet from a kid. He grew up a UM fan and will be part of this class.
i hope i'm wrong but i just dont see Hand,Harris,Marshall,and Scott being in this class.
I'm just use to playing the odds.
I figured I could sneak over here for a second and give you a little help.
Juju Smith is being recruited at safety.
Kalen Ballage is a legit option at running back (90% he's being recruited there). Shai McKenzie is a possibility too; I'd add those two.
Hurd is a zero chance option.
Christian McCaffrey is high on the WR board; Michigan is the only school looking at him there.
Andrew Williams out of GA is a top target at DE. Still don't think Henderson has an offer.
Braden Smith likes Michigan; I'd put him at OT
Nick Watkins is a longshot, but will visit; put him at CB; same for Tyler Luatua at TE
Garrett Dickerson is a must-add at TE as is Nic Weishar
Michigan's chances with Hand are much more than a dream.
Hope that helps.
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