Scout just updated their top 2011 recruits and Lawrence Thomas and Trey DePriest both are listed as the top MLB and OLB respectively. I know Michigan has connections with both of them. How awesome would it be if we could get both of these guys.
Scout update 2011 recruits
It needs to recharge until at least this summer.
It had been five, maybe ten minutes since I thought about recruiting and the program.
That would be awesome.
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I do not think we have much of a chance with thomas at all, but I really really like depriest... I think we'll have a much better season , and he'll see the opportunity to come in and play early for a hopefully great team too..
Why not much chance with Thomas?
he appears ticketed to MSU. we haven't pulled someone out of his high school in a while and his high school coach apparently doesn't love RR. as for trey depriest, he, unfortunately, is probably headed to OSU. we have a good shot at him, but OSU insiders appear more confident.
but if he goes to state, they could have a Great defense in a couple years...
gholston, bullough, hicks, and possibly thomas is a good, young group. more so than 2 players.
of a relationship between richrod and renaissance... richrod got a kid out there to go to west virgina i think in '06...
That would be Derek Knight, LB/DB, who I don't think has seen the field in Morgantown, and from a little bit of FB stalking a while ago (I went to school with him) he isn't exactly happy with WVU.
this all seemed so hopeful in the earlier posts; let's not forget this is Michigan.
In other news, I hate all tUofOSU insiders.
We started off so hot last year and started to get looks from Seantrel Henderson, Shariff Floyd and Marcus Lattimore. As soon as we went downhill, they went elsewhere. It all comes down to winning. Alabama is a perfect example, as soon as they started dominating, everyone wanted to go there. It's basically up to us on the field to get these guys seriously interested.
The coach notoriously doesn't like the University of Michigan
Braxton miller QB
Davaris Daniels WR
Tim Jernigan DT
Lawerence Thomas LB
Trey Depreist LB
Doran Grant CB
It is virtually impossible for us to get Braxton Miller. Two words.... Devin Gardner
yea I know thats just my wish list I know we will have a slim chance of getting braxton even though I think the kids amazing.
didnt even know kris frost till I looked him up. (He looks nasty) And yea totally forgot about demetrius.
I really think we'll have a chance to pull in a five star or two next year... I think DePriest will be a high 4 star or 5 star on all of the sites.... I think Brown and Hollowell will be 3 stars by all of the sites to be honest, but I think a lot of the guys from Michigan will be really good... They may not be highly ranked, but I think the 2011 Michigan class is a really, really good one.
but Brown currently has 4 stars on Rivals.
This is from the person who put "Lache Seastrunk= The Future" as his signature
why not throw Jadeveon Clowney on there as well, probably the same odds of getting him as Braxton Miller.
Unfortunately, it sounds like B. Miller and Grant probably to OSU and Depriest to Bama or maybe OSU.
Yeah it never fails ... automatic 3*s if your heading to Ann Arbor .. but me and RR have something in common .. we dont give a damn about stars
That sounds really gay....not that their is anything wrong with that.
Says naked guy.
LT is a big MSU lean according to many people in the know, and he calls MSU freshman LB Chris Norman his "big bro."
However, he already has offers from everyone in the country (he is rated #7 overall on Scout) and I wouldn't bet against Kiffin, Saban, etc. once they get to his living room.
That being said, he doesn't really like UM and neither does his coach. For Thomas, it's either MSU or a top BCS program out of state.
If Lawrence Thomas is that high of a recruit, and he doesn't go to Michigan, I bet he heads south. He'll be recruited by Les, Saban, Kiffin, and handful of other elite coaches. Gholston was living with a highly pro-MSU guy, a different story than Thomas. Thomas grew up an M fan, which leads me to think that maybe his parents are M fans too (total guess) and merely has a pro-MSU/anti-RR coach. My guess is if he doesn't Go Blue, he Rolls Tide.
that may be true that he was a UM fan when young (although I have never seen this coming from him), but everyone in the know thinks he's headed to State. Most top recruits from his HS end up at MSU, and his BEST FRIEND (Chris Norman) has 3 years left at MSU. He's also close (although not as close as with Norman) with Mylan Hicks, who has 4-5 years left in East Lansing.
I'm not guaranteeing anything, but it's a lot more likely for him to end up at MSU than at UM.
I wasn't saying I think it's likely he lands here, but a lot of people have been comparing him to Gholston, and they are different situations.
Also, with Max Bullough and Chris Norman only 1 and 2 years ahead of him, respectively, he may see that it will be a lot more difficult to get early PT at MSU, as opposed to UM. I still think he ends up at neither.
I think there's enough athleticism there that Thomas could step in and play MLB and the other guys could move around. Greg Jones is gone after 2010, meaning Norman could end up at Jones's spot.
Thomas possesses the frame to eventually play with his hand on the ground, too. Bullough and Norman are pretty locked in at LB (Norman will be a junior by the time Thomas steps onto a college campus though), but Gholston and Thomas are flexible.
Unbelievably frustrating situation. If Lloyd was still here (I know that sounds bad, but that's truly not a shot at RR), we'd probably be the odds-on favorite for both Thomas and DePriest. In our current situation, we have no shot at one, and a fleeting shot at the other.
Re: the thing about Carr, why do you say that?
With LC as coach, Renaissance was a UM-friendly school, and DePriest's main hangup with UM right now is the losing and the loss of the guy who was recruiting him (Hopson). Things would've remained stable with Lloyd still in charge.
Brennen Beyer is ranked as #16 DE; he got a UM offer recently and is an in-state kid. Supposedly a heavy UM lean so hopefully we can get him to commit during Junior Day as we need DL. Interesting that Justice Hayes is ranked (#21 RB) whereas nothing has changed with Dee Hart; should be interesting to see how the coaches play it.
I can't imagine Thomas picking MSU over USC, Alabama, Florida, etc. That'd be huge for MSU. There's another year for him to pick someone else.
Gholston did it.
And it was huge for MSU
Yeah, but this guy is supposedly "better." I don't remember Bama pushing hard early, and I think they might with Thomas. Gholston committed early. Hopefully Thomas won't. The longer he stays uncommitted, the better.
If there is anything we learned from Dorsey and Grimes this year is that recruiting is a looooooong process. Thomas might seem like a heavy lean to MSU because of his high school etc., but if Michigan lays a BEATDOWN on Sparty this year that could change his mind. I also feel like we have a solid chance with DePriest, maybe not over 40%, but a shot.
Thomas's timeline is not conducive to Michigan making a move. He will most likely be committed before the season.
But its not over until he signs that letter of intent. he may verbally commit but that doesnt mean all hope is lost. a year is a long time, we can hope for the best.
Delonte Hollowell is listed at 5'8'' - 164lb - 4.73 in 40.
Those are my exact measurements. Where's my scholarship?