Michigan offered Southfield (MI) Southfield class of 2014 defensive end Lawrence Marshall today.
New offer to Lawrence Marshall
Two questions I am too lazy to look up and want to know...
1- Where does he rank recruiting-wise?
2- What are his odds of ending up at Michigan?
But I see some Will Gholston in his game
Potential 4* or 3?
Sorta looks like a 4* to me, but the size may hurt him. Might end up with an Ojemudia type ranking
I think he'll be a 4-star prospect when all is said and done - offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Pitt, and Indiana already.
He's said that he really liked Michigan growing up, but I don't think he's really revealed any strong leans one way or another.
247sports seem to think he is leaning towards Michigan. We are listed as "warmer" on his profile.
Not sure how much stock we should put into their temperature rating.
is usually very accurate actually. 247 tends to update player profiles more quickly than the other services.
Question: If a kid is known to be a Michigan fan and a 3-4 star prospect, do coaches give more thought to an offer than say a 3-4 star that is not known to be a Michigan fan? The thinking being that there is more of a chance that the Michigan fan will commit and thus eat up a scholarship? In other words, do you think coaches are more careful about offering kids known to be Michigan fans?
I think the coaches offer the guys they think are best for the program. If Player A and Player B are equal, I don't think it really matters where their allegiance is. I don't see a problem with somebody "eating up a scholarship" if it's a player you want.
Per Sam Webb - Crete (Ill.) LB Nyles Morgan was offered by Michigan today when coaches stopped into check up on LaQuon.
he looks like a beast! Good to see Quon's getting some love again!
I'd feel better if the coaches set up a shop in his HS parking lot, we need this kid bad!
Coaches must really see something in him to get a 2014 offer as an LB.
This kid's a stud. ND, Oklahoma and a bunch of others have already offered him. The surprise is that it took this long.
Sometimes I wonder if slow developing offers "mean something" because a kids talent is so obvious but the attention is limited, but usually I chalk it up to there being so many kids out there, and not enough hours in the day for coaches. Like Dante Booker has even fewer offers than Marshall, and none outside the B1G. Maybe schools are just writing him off as a Michigan/OSU lock, or maybe he'll blow up later. I would've expected the SEC to be all over them with already with how many early offers they give out on defense, and how big a prospect they could end up being.
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I like this Marshall kid's motor. He needs to put on the pounds but I would love for him to be a member of the 2014 class.
Actually, his motor is supposedly one of the traits that's in question...
That was the one thing I noticed on his highlight tape. He seems to chase the ball through the whistle.
I'm sure other traits would be evident if I watched a real film and not a highlight reel.
Wait a second here. Are you insinuating here that somebody on the internet used a catch-phrase to imply knowledge on a subject they, in fact, know nothing about?
And here I was about to go all recruity-speak and start discussing his pad level.
It should most definitely be lower.
Who questions his motor? Saw him twice in person, he was a monster both games.
This kid has had a lot of buzz, no surprise with this offer.
I remember when I brought it up early, you and the thread starter blew me up about how he wasn't that highly regarded.
Yeah, I remember that. I don't think we "blew you up" because you said Marshall was good, it was how you said it and what else you said. You mentioned how you had seen Ojemudia and few other big prospects in person and this kid blew them away and all this other hyperbole and things you couldn't prove.
Had you simply said, "I watched Lawrence Marshall in person a few times and I bet he gets an offer because he's really good" you would have been received better. Now this "I told you so" post isn't helping your cause.
EDIT: I just went back and looked, it was in the 2014 Scout release thread. You brought up Marshall by saying, essentially, "He's huge, he's way better than Ojemudia and bigger." All Magnus and I said was to slow down, he's not as good as Ojemudia was in high school yet, and he's probably not bigger since he's listed at 205. Then you got all upset because we weren't appreciative of you providing us with such valuable information. The fact that you're still upset about it is the funniest part.
Vince Bean shoot him a phone call.
Michigan's also offered DEs Joe Henderson (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) and Garrett Dickerson (Oradell, NJ/Bergen Catholic). Surprised it took them this long with Dickerson, he's a stud player on two sides of the ball.
Do you think we are the team to beat for
Henderson and Marshall?
Marshall - yes
Henderson - possibly, depending on whether or not he gets an offer from Ohio State. I think that may be the one he wants.
Does this mean the staff is not as high on GRIII's brother Gelen Robinson as I (and his brother) are?
I think the issue with him is his measuables. He's not tall enough to be a defensive end but he's too large to be a linebacker. His lack of a true position is the thing that's really, really holding him back right now. If he can get up to 6'4" or 6'5" he'll see offers come in.
Yeah, I was hoping Gelen would get the offer first, but I guess the coaches like Marshall better. However, some people think Gelen could really bulk up, and might end up as a SDE instead. Glenn grew a couple inches late, maybe Gelen will as well.
I read your article on the 18th clarifiying that Henderson did not have an offer. Did the coaches go see him and offer him recently?
Marshall's film because he doesn't jump out - I really have to focus to find him on most plays. Looks to have good agility and lower base, but normal size, explosion and closing speed ("normal" as a 2/3 star).
Nyles' film because it grates on you like a bad video game with snippets, noise and strange angles. Too bad since he appears to have abnormal explosion and closing speed.
Hopefully we stay in contention with the early 2014 offers as they are freaks.
but snarky on their video editing. Big blue arrow on Marshall and spotlight on Nyles' entire field were overtly painful.
HS game films are tough enough, but free aspirin for any coach/scout that watches these individual films for hours a day.
Where's that guy who only posts the squiggly eyes when you need him?
I could hardly find him on the video with that teeny-tiny blue arrow.
That's some funny shit. I watched the video just to see the teeny-tiny blue arrow and was traumatized
From the Sam Webb, Detroit News article of November 16, Marshall has always liked MSU. From same article: If Marshall has a dream school, it would be USC
"When I was younger I used to like Michigan State a lot. It really didn't change (growing up). I like everything about Michigan State. I like their fan base, I like their coaches, I like the school in general — I like everything about Michigan State. I don't have any dislikes about Michigan State."
According to 247, Michigan is the favorite to land Lawrence Marshall. From SpartanTailgate: