but i would guess that your short term teaching stint will be coverend in the prequels?
Sam Web On the Final 5 Spots In the '14 Recruiting Class
That my time after Hogwarts is shady at best, and I did a great bit of traveling. But, the galleons ran out, and I had to take a few odd jobs to help keep butterbeer on the table.
Does anyone know about Hand's commitment timeline? Any chance we seal the deal before the end of this year? Thanks.
Hand likes to keep everyone in suspense so I doubt there's anything set. He's undoubtedly going to be taking his fair share of officials during the Fall, so I wouldn't be surprised if we're waiting on him until signing day.
He has recently said that he'd like to make a decision by December.
Use the RSS feed and you can download them into iPhone/android apps instead of iTunes.
I use RSSRadio and it works great.
Thanks for the info but just wondering what you typed in RSS radio to find the Recruiting Roundup podcasts?
If that's how the class plays out then we'll have a better class than USCs last year (before it fell apart.) 5+ 5 stars including 2 of the top 3, and possibly 10+ top 100 recruits.
I refuse to hope for such a ridicuously good finish. if it happens, that would be amazing
Hell im thrilled just about the commits that we have now. Do you guys think there will ever be 2 signing days with one of them being around let's say, September?
An early signing period would be fantastic, especially for UM who seem to be getting a lot of early commits. Luckily, those early commits have panned out and stuck with their commitment (for the most part, looking at you Conley). I would definitely feel much better though, knowing these early commitments could sign their NLOI in September.
I'm not getting my hopes up for a finish like that, but if we were able to land all 5 of them, wow. Could be in the running for the #1 class, or top 3 at the absolute worst.
Not just that have u seen A&Ms class. I would hate to be a Texas fan right now
Why? They don't play anymore. *grabbles about realignment ruining rivalries*
A) they leave conference. Pretty much a "screw you were outta here"
B) success in SEC ala Heisman and lots of wins
C) recruiting classes are now better than Texas'
D) Adding seating to stadium which will make A&Ms bigger than Texas'
Now, although I see where your coming from, sarcasm or not, imagine of MSU achieved what is listed above. Meltdown I tell you, meltdown!
I think several of our recruits are likely to get bumped up a star by 2014 signing day, though. For instance, I think Drake Harris will get a fifth star, Speight will be a 4-star, Mone might be a 5-star, Winovich will probably get a fourth star... It's dfficult to compare interim point totals with a previous year's final totals for that reason. Still, probably no way we finish with the #1 class if we only sign 16 players.
As not to curse the possibility of getting those five...them are good playas.
That combo in this class would make the computers explode that rankings are done on with star overload.
Would be very nice.
If it happened to be the case that we did get all five, then at least with the Rivals data I've been collecting, it would be the first time since they started anyway that Michigan would have three five-star players in the class. Actually, if we did get all five, then it is literally 0.01 off the average rating for 2003, which was 3.82, so 2014 has the potential -if we managed to land everyone listed - to perhaps be right there with highest rated class that Michigan has had since Rivals began its ratings.
Perhaps what speaks well for how this staff recruits and identifies talent is that it would also be the third consecutive year of improvement in the average rating. That is an impressive feat in today's environment by itself.
There's a difference between "would take" and "will get." If a guy like Dwight Williams wants to commit, then Michigan would probably take him. But they don't need a weakside linebacker if it's just a guy.
The caller asked him to name the 5 uncommitted recruits that are most likely to end up a part of this class, not the last 5. At the end Sam said he would throw a LB in there as the 6th.
on ESPN Insider yesterday interviewing Hand who stated a pre-December commitment announcement.
is that Jones is announcing the 27th, and Scott and Jackson are in town for the barbecue, I think, as well as Hand announcing by December, so we will know if this is coming to fruition largely by the time the season starts. For me, this means things should stay relatively interesting until the season (and grad school) starts.
It's a small group, and apparently some or all already talk. They could pull a 2013 version of that crazy weekend. I don't want to be mean, but we'd be able to see Ace meltdown in front of our eyes. It'd be fun.
The BBQ is the most important date left on our recruiting calendar. I believe it sealed the deal for Derrick Green last year, even though he waited to commit. We will get at least one elite prospect out of that event.
If Sam's list is right, I believe the '14 class will be our best ever, based on the average talent level of the committed players. Rivals' rankings were much less accurate 10 years ago, and I think this class would be better, on average.
Edit: double post
One post as a reply and the other as a completely new post.
Would love it if we could even get a few of those guys. It feels like recruiting has gotten more and more exciting each year with our staff. Now I can't wait to see these recruiting classes that Hoke has put together have lots of success on the field.
Seems like the staff really jumps out quick now. They are already on their way to building relationships with the 2015 prospects.
I don't know if this is all that new but it doesn't seem like we heard about so many younger prospects in the past. Maybe one or two but not this many offers already.
The night game will be really good since most of the class is already on board so they can recruit the 2015 prospects that will be there.
Lots of momentum right now.
Lawrence Marshall says, "Hi!"
Remeber his epic trolling of MSU by visiting there, like, all the time and then committing to UM? Oh, and McDowell is transferring to the same HS that Marshall currently attends.
He is a solid four-star with interest in Michigan, however I hear his name discussed less and less.
And this completes my first comment on MGoBlog!
I likewise am surprised about the lack of attention Nicholson gets on the board, as I think he would be a huge get.
He is taking his recruiting at a very methodical pace. He has announced no timetable nor no top list among his 30 offers. He did nothing in the spring because of track (where he fared very well). He did ok at the Pittsburgh rivals camp, he blew up the Columbus camp (MVP), he is going to at Chicago rivals camp this week, and will be at The Opening later this summer. I see him flying up the boards as he finishes up these camps. He wants to take all his 5 official visits (I thinkg Oregon and Stanford have him intrigued). The good news is he has stated one visit will be in Ann Arbor for the ND game. Michigan coaches were at his high school a few weeks ago, so they are still pursuing him. I know his family likes the Michigan coaches the best.
if hoke can close the deal and have those kids sign, we can all agree we can put to rest the hoke can't recruit debate. unfortunately we will still not be a threat to MSU.
Um i would def bang those two...
I don't think they're interested.
Who doesnt like tall dark and handsome sir.
I want Jones the most just so ohio fans can say they cooled on him.
Does Sam know something that we don't? Jones, Scott, and Jackson sound like long shots.
Scott might not end up at Michigan in the long run, but he's not really a long shot. A lot of "experts" presume Michigan to be his leader.
As Magnus points out, the current buzz around Scott is trending very positively for UM. However, I was surprised to hear Sam include Jackson and, especially, Jamarco Jones.
So four 5-stars, all on the defensive side of the ball? Yes, sounds good to me. We'd be DOMINATE.
Buckled up!!! For 7 months...?
Sam explained his reasoning for including Jackson in his final five and not Westphal this morning on the recruiting roundup. He thinks it's possible that Jackson could commit at or right after the barbecue, whereas Westphal has been consistently saying he will take other visits, implying a decision is still a ways off.