That would be the #1 overall class.... But its nice to dream
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That would be the #1 overall class.... But its nice to dream
yeah like I said there is 3 guys on that list that im about 90% sure won't be there like lavenberry but I wouldn't mind replacing him with Dorian O'Daniel. Su'a and poggi are dreams but both are interested and want to visit
90% sure based on what?
lavenberry has seems to really like the south from my understanding. Poggi is had a lot of early interest but not sure if its still there. Cravens has interest but I think it will be a hard pull from the west. I kind of see him like a Shaq Thompson. I should throw Tim Harris. Really caught a Ohio vibe for some reason. It's a long way til national signing day and were bound to miss on a lot of these guys but it should be a good class.
Levenberry has us in a top 3 with Florida and Florida State....so how does that add up to 90%? Poggi has us up there, but Alabama is his leader.
It's still pretty early, though not really early.
I guess its just more of a gut feeling that lavenberry won't end up here so no I shouldn't say "sure" but I just get a strong vibe he will reside somewhere in the state of Florida for the next four years. Poggi does have Bama as his top and I think Michigan is in it. To be honest, beating Bama out for a recruit that is so high profile seems like a really tall task. yeah someone will go but you think LTT is going blue. Yes I do based on the fact he really likes it here, Its driveable from Ill, and he grew up a Michigan fan. I don't feel that same love when I read poggi articles but I do think the coaches go hard on him. Someone threw out the poet from detroit and I think he might be the DT answer now that I have had sometime to think about it.
This would be a great class, but I would rather see 4 D-Lineman than 4 DB's
thats where I got stuck and had to delete one.. To be honest do we really have any true DT interested.. I was looking at the offer list and only Poggi seems like the only one who has expressed interest on getting on campus (again) maybe I missed someone on that front.
There's such a big difference between a "best guess list" and a "wish list." This is a wish list more than a best guess list, because we've only offered about 80 kids so far, which is only about 40% of the offers that will probably go out by next February.
This looks like a pretty good wish list, but unfortunately, it's probably not realistic.
Coincidentally, I've already drafted a wish list for 2013 that will be posted tomorrow morning on TTB. You beat me to the punch...jerk.
Sorry Magnus, I'll change the title just for you. I do agree that this list is kind of more of wishing and I did try to state that. thanks for the input.
Yeah, I know what you were trying to do...I just thought the title was unintentionally misleading.
Can i ask how far off my list is from yours. Mainly on the D front, did you have 4 dline and 3 db's? also I saw you say in another topic a while back that the staff might take 3 TE, do think they would just stay with 2 WR then??
We have 7 of the same guys. I have 3 defensive linemen and 3 defensive backs.
I don't think I said that Michigan might take 3 tight ends. It's possible if the class expands from its current number, but anything's possible if that happens. We might take three safeties, too, if a couple guys get hurt or transfer, so talking about hypotheticals just kind of puts me in a bind when predicting things like this. Right now I would expect two tight ends - Khalid Hill and one other guy.
I guess the 3 TE comment was someone else.. maybe it was DG on twitter or something, I just remeber seeing it and asking where the 3rd would be taken from.
That would be one of the best classes in recruiting history. and now that i've seen them all on one list, you ruined my dreams of having them all.
realisitcally half those guys will end up elsewhere. they always do.
I agree when I typed this I was like there is no way it ends up this good but hey, its fun to dream.
if we get this class we wouldnt need to recruit another kid for a good 2 years and wed be set
Cravens and Treadwell seem tough to get. Everyone thinks Treadwell will be Blue someday but I have small doubts. The best thing we have going for us in this class is the early commitment from Morris. He needs to recruit guys like Issaic, Shallman, and Treadwell. Mattison can take care of guys like Lavenberry and Cravens. Both of whom I would really like to have and could see contributing very early.
You did pretty well of summing up my wishlist though. Except add Kendall Fuller.
I feel like Fuller is VT bound but maybe Maryland jumps into the picture with Diggs and Wes Brown there. Treadwell will be on campus this weekend and hopefully he remembers why he loved it so much a few months ago. I just think having shane actively recruitng for us could make some really big ins on WR front.
yup, im new and immature... Go Blue!
Well, here's Will!
we all need humor, though it may be disgusting
One thing we dont need is more people making stupid comments
doesn't make you a comedian
in hollywood it does :(
but I defininitely know I'm not the only one after reading this post.
Thats the general feeling I have been getting but getting 50% of these guys would make this class really good.
Really like to have Micheal Hutchings as well. A combination of him and Levenberry or Gedeon would be really solid.
where someone makes a slightly humorous post containing "I thought he died in 97, and INXS sucked anyway" ?
Which eventually morphs into a 200+ post thread about 80 bands, and forbidden topics like Reaganomics®?
count me in.
I see Michigan ending up with about 6-7 of the Top 100. It's one of those years, that the Top 100 fits need and style for Michigan. This could be a banner year for Michigan, and they have gotten in and lead early for so many of these kids.
Ideally, I would like more early commits like we had last class. I am still feeling so pissed off by certain jewelry.
Since we are talking wish lists, I would add:
Not much I'd change but: DeVeon Smith for Isaac, Brenneman for Butt, O'Daniel for Gedeon, and Fuller for Harris.
as a wish list yes I agree with those but I tried to be mildly realistic. Butt seems like a really good contender to fill the other TE spot. Brenneman commented on twitter about not being sure he will visit AA at all so excitment level went down. I think Michigan will get either Smith or Issac and just looking at manball, I love Issac for that spot. To be honest, Harris was somebody I looked at and said this kid fits a Mattison corner. No knowledge at all on talent level or interest but looking at him just makes me want him in a winged helmet.6'2" corner with good hips.. YES PLEASE!
Yeah, I think we're going to get Butt too, closing the TE class. I hope we get Isaac or Smith. I like Smith better, even though Isaac is ranked much higher. In Isaac's highlights, I haven't really seen him touched or run through tackles. I've seen that from Smith. I hear he lacks elite speed though, so that's a concern.
I'm worried about all the GC guys staying at Maryland now that Diggs and Brown are staying. I'd like to land Fuller and O'Daniel. I'm not that concerned about CB especially if we get Lewis. We'll get someone good. I am worried about LB though. I think Kalambayi might end up at Clemson. I think Hutchings stays west and I think Gedeon might go to Ohio. Levenberry seems like the guy we need to make a stronger play with. I'd love to snag O'Daniel as well.
I like to look at classes in 2 or 3 year chunks. The 12 class and 11 class combined or the 12 and 13 classes combined. Maybe even a class and the ones before and after it combined. As long as any holes left in the 12 class get filled this year it's all good.
I saw Issac play in the Illinois 5A state title game and he is a beast. He rushed for over 500 yards in the game and just looked like a man amongst boys even though Joliet Catholic lost to Montini (high school where Jordan Westerkamp who is going to Nebraska and Jelani Jenkins who is going to Iowa are from)...I am hoping we take 3 receivers. Treadwell, Dukes and any other highly rated receiver would be nice especially since we have offered so many. Getting Foster would be awesome but idk how realistic that is. On defense I really hope we get Levanberry, Taco Charolton and Jourdan Lewis. Lewis is important I think to keep the Cass Tech pipeline going....I do have a question about Levanberry. I know we are in his top 3 but how realistic is it that we actually land him? Just don't want to get my hopes up too high.
My one qualm with his highlights is that he's hardly ever touched. I want to see highlights of him breaking tough tackles or getting yards after contact. Since you saw him in person, can you give more information to alleviate my concerns?
Don't forget Stefon Diggs transferring from Maryland
Mine would include Robert Nkemdiche.
Cravens is a monster. He has said Michigan will get one of his officials too. Hopefully that happens. Would love to land this kid.
I watched Cravens in his CIF DII final against Corona Centennial and he was easialy the best player on the field. Seemed like a special talent.
I like all the players previously mentioned.
I like Ty Isaac's film, but if its not him them let it be someone else. I just want a big d*ck swing around running back who is fast as balls and has the moves.
We are Michigan, we are back, and I can't believe that a 5-star rb wouldn't jump at the chance to come in with this next class, take over after Fitz is gone. I thought it would happen with this current class, it didn't, so its imperative we get a great rb in this next group.
...Detroit Country Day(HS)DT Poet Thomas.
I have a few questions i would like to ask the mgoblog community.
First, Do people really believe Wyatt Shallman (if he commits obviously) will end up at RB?
After watching his highlights, i feel like too often he tends to avoid contact instead of just using his size and just running people over. I feel like he dances to much in the backfield. I got the intensions that he would be used as a bull-rushing RB in short yardage situations, and in my opinion im not sure if thats him.
Second, Do you guys think down the road that Desmond King will earn an offer?
After watching his highlights, i must admit that i am pretty impressed with the kids toughness. He seems like a very solid RB, however despite his size, it seems like his future is at CB. His highlight film does not show too much defensive play though.
Desmond is being looked at as a defensive back by our coaching staff, and I'm not sure if they will offer or not, but if they do offer, he would likely follow the lead of his teammate Khalid Hill and commit on the spot.
Do you think he could be a potential sleeper?
And are you willing to voice your opinion on Shallman? I really am curious what others think about his skillset.