I was at the Michigan Showcase today because my younger brother was competing and it was quite a sight to behold.
First of all, the Fieldhouse (or whatever its called) was absolutely amazing. That has to be one of the nicest indoor facilities in the country. They opened up Oosterbaan for the 7-on-7 portion of the camp and walking in from the fieldhouse made me feel sorry for poor old building. The weight room, Schembechler Hall, Oosterbaan and the new fieldhouse are all connected.
Couple things I noticed:
-I missed the morning session so did not see any of the lineman.
-Larry Foote was there and gave a talk to all the participants.
-A rumor floating around was that originally the event was invite only and then they opened it up to everyone, which resulted in about 200 kids participating.
-There were a group of Ohio kids there who couldn't compete in the 7-on-7 for some reason, but they could play 4-on-4. I have no idea why, it was pretty strange.
-The whole thing was pretty unorganized, I have never been to one of these before but the whole day consisted of 1-on-1 drills and then 7-on-7.
-I saw a couple of recruits that Michigan had offered, Lawrence Thomas in particular was impressive.
Like I said before, I have never witnessed one of these things before, but it looked incredibly unorganized.