Kyle Kalis- 34
James Ross- 74
Royce Jenkins-Stone- 121
Tom Strobel- 126
Erik Magnuson- 133
Jarrod Wilson- 153
Terry Richardson- 163
Kaleb Ringer- 206
Devin Funchess- 224
Joe Bolden- 236
Mario Ojemudia- 278
I'd be interested to see the +/- movement if anyone out there has that information.
James Ross: +0
Royce Jenkins-Stone: +54 (was #175)
Tom Strobel: +43 (was #169)
Erik Magnuson: -36 (was #97)
Terry Richardson: -9 (was #154)
Kaleb Ringer: +1 (was #207)
Devin Funchess: -79 (was #145)
Joe Bolden: +3 (was #239)
Mario Ojemudia: -91 (was #187)
I don't have records of what Kalis or Wilson were in th prior rankings
Thats a really solid group. I'm not very surprosed that Richardson got bumped down a bit (I think he did, anyway. He was very high on one of the sites, at least), and its nice to see Funchess on there.
Notable 5 Stars:
Kyle Kalis, Sheldon Day (will be at BBQ), Brionte Dunn (will also be at BBQ), Zach Banner (I believe were still recruiting him hard), and Jordan Diamond (might be at BBQ)
Also would love to see where our remaining prospects stand: Diamond, Wormley, Pipkins, O'Brien, etc.
Andrus Peat- 3
Adolphus Washington- 18
Josh Garnett- 38
Zach Banner- 39
Sheldon Day- 46
Yuri Wright- 51
Aziz Shittu- 67
Jordan Payton- 90
Devin Fuller- 131
Amara Darboh- 159
Ron Thompson- 199
Monty Madaris- 254
Dwayne Stanford- 264
No offense to Strobel, Ringer, and Funchess, they are all terrific prospects and I am glad they are committed to Michigan, but if their rankings are 126, 206, and 224 respectively, their is no way that Bolden is 236.
TSIO told Bolden he was too small...lulz.
I think that was Notre Dame not OSU.
Wow. That's great. M could be pulling 15 out of the top 300. Pretty hard to beat, except by Texas and Bama. Diamond seems to be heading steadily northward. I've gotta believe he's our final o-line guy, unless a five-star decides to jump the line.
I have some of the previous rankings:
Don't know about the others.
I can't believe Kalis fell that far. That seems weird to me.
Is it the osu decommitment? Even though his offers remain the same, that might have an unfair effect. I'd hope not, but I have no idea how else to explain it.
He's not really camping. You'll see people make jumps usually because of camps.
Strobel and Bolden the only ones that you listed that went up. The other six went down, even if it was just a bit...
that's an 85 spot move
Washington - 18 (5*)
Day - 46 (5*)
Shittu - 67 (4*)
Burbridge - 112 (4*)
Reeves - 135 (4*)
Ron Thompson -199 (4*)
Madaris - 254 (4*)
Stanford -264 (4*)
EDIT: seems I take longer to research than others
The opening really hurt a bunch of players stock. A few of note:
Stanford dropped around 20 spots in WR rankings
Manguson dropped on scout and Espn
TR dropped a little bit
Shittu has really fallen and scout and Espn also
Obrien on the other hand seems to be helping his stock.
That's because O'Brien hasn't committed to Michigan yet...
I'm not quite sure what he was ranked before but he is now a 3 star and the #43 safety...i had read that he didn't perform well recently and this may be an indication
Also not in the top 300
Man I do not understand the huge discrepancies that exist between Scout and Rivals.
For example, isn't Magnuson the 30th player nationally to Rivals? And he's 133 to Scout??
Granted, yes, they are 2 different services and do their own scouting, but, it seems like there'd be more consensus between the 2 sites. A difference of 5-10....even 20....spots I could understand, but 100? Sheesh. At that point, how do you know which one to believe?
(Easy answer is, "Whichever one ranks our player higher." But really....which ranking has more credibility?)
I don't know much about either site but I do know that Scout has a midwest analyst while Rivals does not so go with Scout for midwest guys and rivals in the other areas (I'm assuming that since Rivals doesn't focus on one area of the country, they focus more heavily in the others, i.e. south and the west).
I think they should all do what ESPN did with Houma. As soon as a player commits to Michigan, move them to 3rd at their position (or higher please).
There are 250,000 or so senior High school football players a year. About 2500 get I-AA scholarships. I think some slop in the ranking is to be expected (I'm not sure how you settle on a top 100 or even top 300 from a group of 250,000).
My approach is to pay special attention to the consensus top guys, and then look more at offer lists that rankings after that.
effect Michigan? We don't play App State anymore...
Yeah, should be I-A. Thanks.
(sorry to be that guy)
(I'm not sure how you settle on a top 100 or even top 300 from a group of 250,000).
I've wondered about their methodology as well. Presumably, they must have "guys on the ground" that feed them info, but sorting it all out has got to be a grind. For basketball, they've at least got the summer AAU circuit to compare the big names. Football seems to involve a lot more guesswork.
Guesswork and being, necessarily, limited to guys who attend camps/7 on 7's or play in programs that have lots of D-1 talent and are scouted in person regularly.
also have to take into account the fact that each individual scouting service may see the player perform at different times and places. Rivals could've seen one of Magnuson's better performances or Scout could've seen one of his worst (probably not worst, but you know what I mean).
May be I just have to be a little more patient, but I was under the impression that Ben Braden was thought to be moving up to a 4-star. I dont know for sure but do these new rankings mean that only the 300 were shuffled or were other moves either up or down seen as well?
I know TomVH, who I think is prooooobably in the know, suggested that the new 6'7'' 325lbs Braden is someone in line to move in the right direction.
Also a bit OT but does anyone have any info on any LIONS news as far signing any players??
where was he before/ whats your take on him
I thought he was top 50, I mean he had a great showing at last weekend's event and has a ton of speed, see my sig, but I am not sure he is top 10 in the country. Certainly take it though