Per LB Kaleb Ringer's twitter account:
"packing up, finnah head bk up to #MyFutureHome Ann Arbor for the day..."
Sounds promising, no?
With everything else on the board about him, it sounds more and more like he is now a silent commit and will become a verbal commit on April 15th when he makes his "announcement"
If that's the case, he's not being all too silent about it.
Can you blame him? He is excited to become a Wolverine, but as an 18-year old kid he wants the glory and spotlight on him at a press conference to announce his (albeit already known) college decision.
Every time I see people talking about him being a silent commit I think "shut up, shut up, shut up". Would be nice if people weren't so nosey and would let the kid have his moment.
It was on Twitter, which is public...
Well, what the hell are you reading twitter for? That's his news and it's private and he should be able to announce it publicly when he wants to announce it.
Look what you did, ya little jerk. /s
Have his moment? The kid is Tweeting the news. I don't think he cares too much about keeping it "silent"...
the silence is deafening. He is having fun with this. Good for him
I really want some 4 stars to start rolling in. We need to beat out the that state down south, not cincinatti, msu, and a bunch of mac schools for the players were getting. I am starting to question the quality of our 136 or so offers.
Kaleb Ringer is ranked 10th in Ohio by OSU's Rivals site. That is a holy lock to be a 4 star right now.
I got my info from Scouts. I like Rivals more, but there wasn't a ranking so I went with availible info.
I normally get my rankings from my magic eight ball. Ringer came in at a strong 'Absolutely!'. I'm pretty pumped.
Last time I did that I woke up in a gutter dressed in women's clothes.
So you're saying theres something wrong with that....
I thought he meant that as the conclusion to an average Tuesday night...
You need an answer ... YOU ASK THE 8 BALL.
many of its high ratings. They only set 11 guys as 5 stars thus far. They usually end with 50 or so. Some of their current 4's will become 5's. I think you can probably figure out where I'm heading. Ringer is probably going to be a 4 star when they get a more complete ranking done.
Also, he's a Sparty legacy, so there's that we can make fun of our enemies for.
Isn't he more of an Iowa legacy considering his dad played there? His ucle Javon played at MSU. I am actually curious to know what people think a legacy recruit is.
I was not aware his father played college ball until I read that post. I guess he'd be more of an Iowa legacy, but I think you're somewhat of a legacy or have some connection to anywhere your family played. Unless of course he just doesn't like Uncle Javon or something.
He is the #1 LB in Ohio for Scout. He will be a 4 star. Also, watch players film before you start speaking against recruits ya troll.
I was saying he will be a 4 star because of the persons concern. I think my point about watching his film seemed clear that I could careless about his stars.
who wants the top rated linebacker in Ohio?
But, but, he wasn't offered by OSU, so he can't be good, right?
You know how this show will play out. Ohio State will offer him on 4/14 and demand he delay his decision.
Kaleb Ringer is the 16th best player in Ohio according to start and will be a 4 star when they release their actual full first set of rankings. It baffles me why people get all hot and bothered by the initial sets of rankings by any of the recruiting services when they are not even complete.
Exactly. Neither Scout, Rivals or ESPN have released an initial ranking yet. Not sure why people are getting upset about lack of star ratings, since you know, it hasn't been fully released yet...
And that's not even getting in to the whole 'does star rating matter' argument which has been rehashed over and over again.
What I find most interesting is that people have been asking about where the 3* star mafia went and we're having the star rating discussion about a possible commit who by most accounts WON'T be a 3*. Mind bottlin'.
I would only accept commits from star rated recruits in my program. The only 12 rated recruits Rivals has as 5 stars. /s
gets about 50% right anyways. Sam Bradford was a 3 star prospect. In 2010 NFL draft, there were 5 first round picks that were rated a 2 star.
"It baffles me why people get all hot and bothered by the initial sets of rankings by any of the recruiting services when they are not even complete."
It justifiable why people get all hot about it, because of the notion of "Carr's last few year the recruiting really slipped" recieves more credibility. It should not baffle you, at all. Its been said by many insiders that Michigan recruiting took a hit ever since Les Miles and LSU staff told Jai Eugene that Carr had onset of Parkinsons... and RR classes haven't helped the notion that M recruiting isn't what it used to be. This will change, with Hoke, however. It'll start with getting the big Ohio recruits this year, including Dunn, away from tSIO.
But Ringer is a top player in Ohio. He is the #1 rated LB in the state regardless of recruiting service, and will be a 4 star player when, you know, the actual rankings come out. My point was that complete rankings are not even released yet on any recruiting service to pass must judement on them.
I realize that we need better players to get back on top again, but at least wait until anything other than pre-camp season watchlist rankings come out before freaking out about where a player is ranked, no?
Your are making TOO much sense! (+1)
but knowing who these kids are and how they fit your program is more important. look at WI recruiting. they rarely have much of a "star" class, but they are consistently good because they recruit people who fit their system and are coachable. then look at Justin Turner or Demar Dorsey, and realize that all the stars in the world mean nothing if you are not somewhat serious about school and willing to work to exploit your natural talent. everyone wants to see a bunch of 4 and 5 stars, but those stars are no guarantee of success.
hmmm....is that you BWC???
Just have to be patient, it is still early. Coach Hoke and guys are still catching up after a late start. And once the season starts and we start playing well then things will look even better.
...then make your decision. I am not an expert at breaking down game film, but looked to me like he played downhill, was aggressive, loved to hit, and was good in zone coverage. Yeah, I know, highlights are highlights. But, if I see a video of last years linbacker play and any of those attributes are displayed by anyone other that #25, it will be the first time I see it.
Hey look everybody....it's Trolly McTrollovich trolling in his trolley down Trolling Trail.
Wave Hi kids.
I really don't care how many stars he has at this point. His video says one thing, "beast."
yeah I found that earlier but wasnt able to create a post. But its definitly a good pickup, nice to see the commits start coming in.
Tom's posted several times (and I've noted in Wednesday Recruitin' posts) that he plans to make a public commitment the day before the spring game.
As far as whether that commitment is to Michigan... things certainly look promising, no?
6'0" 220lb linebacker, YES PLEASE! I mean, he just screams deadly linebacker ready to take your head off
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Kid sounds excited about Michigan, which I absolutely love. Great news if true.
And if you have any question about his athletic genes just look to his cousin. He must REALLY love michigan to not even give State a few months of attention to appease his cousin.
MSU slow played him and only upped the attention once Ringer got really interested in Michigan. I believe they thought he was in the bag.
Now there's the Sparty we all know and love.
IIRC, the main reason Javon Ringer went there in the first place was because he never got an offer from us or OSU. It's not like he turned everyone down to go to Sparty. They should have realized that kids just don't normally do that, especially from out of state.
"MSU is coming off an 11-2 season and a share of the Big Ten championship. That should allow the Spartans to be very selective about whom they offer. U-M is in a rebuilding stage and new coach Brady Hoke is being aggressive and stirring early interest." FREEP, 3/24/11 - Matt Dorsey is a recruiting analyst for SpartanMag.com and Rivals.com
They're just like Texas now dude
That is a man.
What about Ross?
Finkle is Einhorn.
That is one joke that never gets old!
Einhorn is Finkle
James "Biggs" Ross
Derp. I was going to say I had heard the name before but when I searched it I didn't come up with anything. Well at least I had the right guy in mind.
I don't want a large Farva, I want a Goddammed litre of cola!
No reason to post this, other than I enjoy a good Farva line. I do agree with your OP though: Ringer + RJS + Biggs = excellent LB class.
i posted this on another thread but recently there was a two part article i think on scout where he wanted an offer from tOSU and was upset/pissed at tOSU when the coaches told him that he would not be offered by them. I think that really pissed him off and had him look at michigan even more...i dont want to spread rumors but ive seen this written about him on a few different blogs... i say hes definitely going to be wearing the maize n blue!
If you don't want to spread rumors....then don't repeat them!
I don't want to spread any rumors either...but I heard that your wife had sex with me last week.
But she was smiling last week.
I don't care what letter you use..
All your C(K)aleb's are belong to us.
that the coaches want and who wants to be here. If the rumors are true about his mad at tOSU, then all the better for his motivation and work ethic. Either way, I hope things go well in April.
"All your Kalebs/Calebs are belong to us ..."
EDIT: someone already did ... quick draw mcgraw
Javon is this guy's uncle?
not a cousin as someone above has said.
I'm curious about which LB position he'll end up playing. We've seen RJS mention that the coaches want him at MLB and Ross at WLB, so I'd be curious whether Ringer would also be at one of those positions or potentially play strongside. Obviously guys can end up switching around once they're on campus, but I wonder what the coaches have told him.
I think he looks/sounds more like a WILL also, similar to Biggs. Which isn't a bad thing, since we have a handful of young SAMs right now, especially if Furman moves to LB and/or Antonio Poole redshirts.
Seems like more of a middle linebacker to me. He doesn't have the speed that Ross has and he's built exactly like Kenny Demens was coming out of high school. He could end up as a similar player to Demens.
How fast is Ross? From what I've read, one of Ringer's assests is his speed. I thought I read somewhere in an interview that Ringer said his 40 was like a 4.41. Now could be very much exaggerated, but he also said his height on a good day was 6'0".
If you check out his highlights he returns an interception or two and it's obvious that he runs nowhere near a 4.41. Ross looks faster on film but he's also smaller at this point. Ringer may not be that tall, but he's still built like a lot of future middle linebackers are. He's got fifteen lbs. on most guys that are his height and the frame to put on more. I think he'll end up in the middle.
"They Live We Sleep"
Pretty sure thats my middle school tech ed teacher...
it was a scout article where he says he felt very disrespected by tOSU and if you read on the buckeyeplanet link below it seems they have had him going to A2 for a while. You can also find the link to the scout article on the page below, it was originally published on gobluewolverine but could not quickly find it..........
we all know this guy is a commit. Is he a MLB or OLB?
has him listed at middle linebacker on scout
For anyone doubting this kid's abilities, read the Scout description/analysis of him:
He may not wow you with the eye test, but put on the film and he's all over the field making plays. He's very solidly built, has a nose for the football and has legitimate sideline to sideline speed. He's also physical and can take on blocks. I have to see more of him in coverage, but he's a kid who could end up leading a team in tackles for several years in college. - Allen Trieu
That sounds pretty legit. I would take this kid in a heart beat. Sounds like someone who you might not think is the best player from his physical abilities but is able to translate his gifts onto the field.
Can we get a "He's a RIngeh sah!"
There's a recap of Sheldon Days visit on Scout right now, free to view if anyone is interested. I can't make a new post so feel free to make one using the link if you do.
Is someone in the athletic department selling kids on the Big House seating 120k soon or is Ms. Boyd just off with her numbers?
I've heard rumblings here and there about DB wanting to put in a little wiggle room in case someone else decides (Bama or Texas, I'm guessing) to put in even more seats.
Wow, I just re-read my post and this is a
I wish I was your derivative so I could lie tangent to your curves.
Big stars are falling wont be long before day
So, Apparently there was a pretty interesting Twitter exchange between one Caleb Ringer and one Chris Wormley. Ringer basically told Wormley that he was going Blue and that he needs to join. Wormley said that if he does they need to bring the best of the best with them. Sounds promising for sure.