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.
Maybe I'm being an overly optimistic homer, but I think we're going to get at least 2 and maybe a handful of 5 stars in this class.
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)
I'm just wearing maize colored glasses today. If (and I'm not a guru, so maybe my hopes are way off) we land RJS and Diamond, aren't they both possible 5 stars? Then, if we land O'Brien...maybe he's another? I think there are a couple other very high ratings guy that have us (realistically) in their top choices.
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.
By the way...8 teams had 2 or more 5 stars this year. Three had more than 2 (including Clemson...Clemson???...with 4). Given that I expect a top ten finish next year, I'm going to hold onto the my optimism...phantom negs be damned!
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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
Really? I didn't know that Frost was every committed. And Hart...yeah...he wasn't at all wishy-washy. Never changed his mind, moved dates, played games...In retrospect, it doesn't seem like Hart was coming here. He even said (when he was committed) that he didn't care about a coaching change because he could play in any system. Hopefully, we don't have as much drama in future recruiting, but I can't imagine that to be the case.
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.