OSU really wanted this kid, and he seemed like he was going to go there before the sanctions hit.
Michigan in contact with 2012 WR JaQuay Williams
I really liked this kid's film when we were recruiting him a year or so ago. He would be a nice addition to the WR corps.
If nothing else, we can discern from this video that he is good at jump balls. Their passing gameplan appears to be: throw it high, let Williams jump up and get it...and something feels oddly familiar about that. Unfortunately, the camera work doesn't really let you see his speed or route running, but he does appear to be a physical receiver who can break tackles after the catch, which is always nice.
Kid has great size. How does he project in comparison to Chesson and Darboh? We are really going to rely on slot types if these young big bodies don't show up to fall camp ready to show out.
Williams was the most-hyped prospect of the three last year.
He's bigger than Chesson and more athletic than Darboh. His body/talent is along the same lines as guys like Terrell, Edwards, Arrington, etc. Not that he'll be a 1st round pick or anything, but he's reminiscent of those guys.
Any word on how Chesson's body has filled out? He was listed at 183lbs. I would expect the coaches wanting to see him closer to 200?
He wanted to get around 195 before this season. And now, with his RS, there's more time/flexibility for gaining the mass he could use. Apparently, Hoke informed him that 210-215 would be good, and I'd agree in order to retain his speed. At about 1lb. of muscle a month (presuming he has a speedy metabolism), I think it's safe to expect a solid 205-210 by next fall.
Just by his measurables . . . DO WANT
What happened to the no JUCO standard? Either way, we need a stud WR and if he is eligable he would be a great add!
Chris Perry went to a prep school, I believe.
Yes, he did.
You're saying this kid will be a Heisman finalist?
Unfortunately, I'm also saying he'll play for the Bungles.
Prep school should help get him into M not hurt.
Mitch McGary it is said would not have qualified to get into M without a year of prep school, and Spike Albrecht went the prep school route as well and landed a M schollie
Not sure but didn't Fuck Lion have to do a year of prep school?
I don't know if this is true or not, but it seems like more basketball recruits end up going to prep schools. For some who go the prep route it is not even a grades issue.
Didn't McLimans go to prep to get more exposure because he didn't have many offers after his senior year?
Yeah, it's to get another year of exposure, get more offers, etc. I know somebody going through that process right now, and he was advised to go to prep school and re-classify to one year after his expected graduation class for that reason.
Looking at the rivals150 list for 2013 b-ball recruits there are lots of recruits that went the prep route.
your nonchalant "Fuck Lion" reference cracked me up.
A prep school and a JUCO aren't the same thing. Prep school is basically just another year of high school, although it's generally for kids who are having academic/social issues, so it's a bit of a red flag. However, their high school/prep school credits are accepted for application purposes.
However, JUCO kids have trouble getting their credits to transfer to Michigan. Some don't transfer at all, and most credits in your program don't go toward your major. So if you already took a couple math classes toward your major, for example, you would still have to take 30 credits (or whatever) in math to get your math degree.
Was Austin Panter the last JUCO guy we had?
And I believe he and Tyrone Butterfield are the only two JUCO transfers ever to play football at Michigan.
I recall Shaw, but I don't remember Butterfield being a JUCO.
Butterfield was only at Michigan for three years, but that's because he transferred to a smaller school after first coming to M.
Yes, that is what I concluded as well. Butterfield graduated from Miami Central HS in 1994 and shows up on the M 1994 football roster.
Especially with Gittleson in charge of Strength and Pizza Eating
And you got shorter.
Where's the outrage that Butterfield wore the sacred #1??
yeah he transferred to Tennessee State
Larry Banks, Rob Carreon, Mike Kerr, and Shaw and Panter.
Larry Banks, Rob Carreon, Mike Kerr, and Shaw and Panter.
Calvin Johnson with Chris Johnson Speed.
So in the last 2 classes the coaches are looking to have taken 6-7 WR's, 3 pass catching TE's, and a few run-pass backs. I be like dang! We're building some depth, here.
If my memory serves, Erik_in_Daytona mentioned that Borges wanted the offense to look like the Pats offense.
Wouldn't we all, lol
He said what's below:
People have talked about this offense potentially shifting over the next couple years to something similar to what the Patriots run. What do you say to that?
“We do a little of the things the Patriots do. We have an empty package. Didn’t use it this year as much as I’ve used it before. We are very similar to the Patriots. We’ll line up in two back offense, we’ll line up in spread … the key to offense is not whether it’s the Patriots or the 49ers or whoevers. It’s being diverse enough to deal with all situations that arise in football. Having an offense that can accommodate all of those situations that’s geared to your personnel. That’s a nebulous answer, but that is the answer.”
"It’s being diverse enough to deal with all situations that arise in football. Having an offense that can accommodate all of those situations that’s geared to your personnel."
Al Borges should wash his mouth out with soap.
I negged the content in your post, not you, FWIW. Particularly, it's Borges' frustrating claims for diversity and acclamation that allowed me to project 'Flamebait'. Sorry, man.
Pretty sure it's Eric_In_Dayton.
We wouldn't really get elite WRs until we had an elite passer or two, still, we had Burbridge and passed on him because of a risk over qualifying academically. You may end up holding your breath for a while to find out if a receiver is the next Terrell or Manningham. Those were 2 of the best WRs in Michigan history. Jaquay Williams is about as highly rated as Manningham was in high school, though, and higher than the likes of Burbridge and Dwayne Stanford. We may not have the next Mario on the roster yet but the guys we do have could very well be the next Mathews, Arrington, Breaston, or Avant, and their like.
Next year it's Funchess, Gallon, Dileo, and the Darboh/Chesson duo, so I'm expecting more targets to Devin than the sparing ones he had this year. With Gardner throwing to him he could very well be the next Braylon. Funchess only averaged around 1 catch a game as a freshman and still put up 230 yards, if he's pulling down 3+ a game next year as the primary target he could be our first 1,000 yard receiver in quite a few seasons.
Tell him none of the returning WR starters is over 5'8" and 170lb and he should be on the first bus to AA.
I think Gallon is at least listed around 180.
i'm all for bringing in a few bodies and seeing what sticks. the WR spot will be critical in the coming years.
Accorind to SBNation, some of the other schools on his list are Georgia, Oklahoma State, Florida and Texas A&M, but looking at the video posted above, Williams would definitely be a good get and for size, he compares to Darboh and Chesson, I believe. From the video, he looks pretty physical and he seems to have excellent control and the ability to make difficult catches. I think Michigan could work with that.
Does anybody know how many years of eligibility he would have?
Or at least have a best guess?
So Ace or Steve - any idea what our chances are with Mr Williams?
He'll probably stay in SEC country to be honest.
I got excited about this kid last year. I'm not getting my hopes up, but if we could get him that would be awesome.
We should take any help a WR that we can get.
that previously committed to a SEC powerhouse and spent one year in a prep school, why would he be considering Michigan over Georgia or Bama or LSU or Florida or any other good SEC school?
Were we near the top of his list before he committed to Auburn or were we just being considered?
I agree it seems doubtfull but you never know. Cue Lloyd Christmas.
Looks like a faster C'Sonte, I like.
York is probably the most underrated player in this class, at least by this board. It's like any WR that's not Treadwell is a bum, but York looks like a real player.
All those highlights were from his Jr year. He spent his senior year at Sandy Creek HS (Calvin Johnson's alma mater).