Rivals is now reporting that Michigan has offered NC RB Keith Marshall...concensus top 5 player in the country next year. I'll post more info as it comes in. There's a thread on him at GBW, and it's fairly positive, but I won't reveal specifics.
Now THAT film is impressive. Marshall's film is the BEST I have seen in easily a few years. This kid is a major stud. Check out the film at 1:30, you'd think its Barry Sanders Sr. Mark my words that this kid Marshall will make the NFL and do well.... he has great elusivity combined with the speed and the thick legs. A future star, he is. I hope he is high on us.
to land him. Maybe if we have a great season with a good bowl win we can get him. DG what do you think it will take to land him?
A loooot. This kid has scholarship offers from most of the country. But I certainly think we have a shot with him.
Auburn offered him a $6 million for 3 years.
Damn, they think they can get him at under the SEC maximum?
Don't be silly. Everyone knows there's no salary cap in the SEC.
They wanted to put the franchise tag on him. They weren't willing to commit to more than a year with him.
This would REALLY be funny if I didn't think it might be true. That said I'm going to pay attention to either the NFL labor issue (who doesn't love to watch millionaires quarrel with billionaires?) or the Albert Pujols contract drama (will he really turn down $225 million because he wants $300 million?). That man sure as shit better not get hurt this season.
I heard Auburn is up against the SEC salary cap.
Bama, Georgia, NC, NC State, Miami (FL), whoever the NC will be, and Michigan in his top 10
you say we have a shot at him,what kind of shot.I'm sure the sec will be opening up thier checkbooks on this one.GO BLUE!!!
Probably the same shot Lloyd Christmas had with Mary Samsonite.
I'd prefer the 1 in a thousand chances to the 1 in a million, naturally.
Right now, I'd say slim. But this kid is going to let his recruitment play out. We could end up figuring prominently into his final group.
Is it true that he is favoring UGA at this time?
Thanks for the tease DGDestroys.... first you say its fairly positive, and now that its slim? That film of him is by far the best film I have seen of a recruit in a long time, and now my hopes are gonna lead to a letdown. Can you divulge a little more on why the thread was positive?
WHY DON'T YOU USE SPACES AFTER PUNCTUATION?
I'll turn this damn bus around! That'll end your precious field trip pretty damn quick!
5 star players
William Campbell - I'm looking at you.
Big Will hasn't been Hoke-ized yet. Give him time.
I don't think anyone can
Though hopefully Hoke and Mattison can teach him some actual defense.
Campbell's problem is technique. If Mattison and Hoke can't get him to play low then no one will be able to.
significantly if he came into camp in the best shape of his life. This after an off-season of also obsessively practicing the technique the coaches drill him in during spring
If Campbell and Washington can man the nose adequately, Martin could reak havoc at the 3 technique.
there goes my Pizza Hut lunch buffet plans with Campbell. We were gonna shut it down.
What are you smoking? I think you are being way too optimistic. I don't think we had more than 2 5*s sign in one season with Carr.
edit: Just confirmed, we haven't had more than 2 5*s since 2002 at least (records on Rivals only go back that far)
RJS and O'Brien...probably not. Diamond...maybe, but probably not.
will be in the middle,while Dan O'Brien might be in the top 100.Jordan Diamond should be in the top 100 also.
Jordan Diamond will be in the top 100. IMO, he will most likely end up somewhere around 50 or so. That could be good enough for 5 stars on Scout, but not for Rivals which generally awards fewer five stars.
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Hi, overly optimistic homer.
seem to be initially interested in Michigan. Which is a good thing. Maybe that's why people seem to gravitate to the possibility that these type of athletes have a good chance of ending up at Michigan.
I'm gonna go grab another beer and see if anyone throws out a "book it".
just kidding it will take a lot to get this kid
Hi, negative "expert"
We had two committed last year
Frost was definitely committed up until the last minute.
Does he have any connections to schools that might give them the edge in his recruitment?
Big Will is off playing special teams. 2 years and seen nothing out of him.
Use the reply button, then everybody knows what you're responding to.
Yeah, but we got Thomas Rawls.
Kid is a stud and he's from my neck of the woods (I don't really talk like that). I'll be rooting for him wherever he goes.
edit: where the hell is my alma mater at in his highlights? We play in the same conference as Millbrook and we were terrible.
Good thing he looks like a gamer because his highlight song is weak as hell. Time to get him up here and expose him to a little Apollo Brown, The Left and Bronze Nazareth.
which leads me to believe that he is not from Habsburg lineage. I have nothing more to add.
Its refreshing to see us offering truly elite prospects again. this isnt meant as an insult to RR, rather the less-than-superb offers we were forced to hand out at the end of last (this?) year.
You can't offer players that have been recruited for years and expect to make any ground in a few weeks. It's not like putting the full press on Clowney (who was offered very early on) would have made any difference. It only would've been a waste of time.
The other teams look like they are in slow motion. Is the competition bad, or his he just that good?
Lil' bit of both.
It looks like HE is moving in slow motion and everyone else...well I don't even want to say. I know he runs a 4.4 40, but the kid looks effortless running past defenders.
I'm more impressed with that 4.375 GPA. I love when Michigan recruits kids who cannot only play football, but also excel in the classroom. I don't see a kid with those grades at an SEC school.
I like consensus top five players.
is if our average class rating is 4.00.
...has done wonders for the optimism around these parts. And by optimism I mean HAHAHA you guys are all crazy now.
I read it as if the Coner is rapping it.
Not all of us are drinking the Kool-Aid. Some of us are playing the hands we were dealt by the last decade. I am 100% behind Coach Hoke, but I wish the circumstances of his hire were better. That's where I'm coming from.
How do you still have a Scout membership when you keep giving out all of this info? You're a dick.
Me? Seriously? First off, the post is from Rivals. Second, I specifically said that I wasn't going into detail on the Scout thread. Larry Harrison is an egregious offender, not I.
GO BLUE PAL! Best decision of your life!!!!
That is the smallest chin I have ever seen.
This kid's running style is just effortless. He seems to be gliding & just flying by people. I definitely wouldn't mind having a gamebreaker like this wearing the winged helmet next year.