Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
book it. Brady Hoke and the Michigan coaching staff are taking who the want!
so the real question becomes what class finishes first '14 or '15?
According to 247Sports, both Greg Mattison and Curt Mallory are on the case when it comes to getting Shawn Crawford into the Michigan fold potentially.
The only other offers listed as "Warm" (ours is "Warmer") are Tennessee, Kentucky and Notre Dame, so it is difficult to see any of those suddenly being the favorite. His offer list is Big Ten heavy - Northwestern, Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana are among those listed.
There is no offer from Notre Dame though.
Come to Michigan!
Not making a judgement, but just found it interesting he is much smaller than the CBs Michigan has been targeting at 5'8" per 24/7...5'9" on some other sites (throw in a cass tech CB joke here). I realize he is 16 or what not and could grow an inch or three but interesting nonetheless. Nice solid 4 starish offer sheet with names outside the Big 10 including Florida State, West Virginia, Arkansas, Tenn, Kentucky, and Miami.
Stop pretending sparty.
Don't get your panties in a bunch just because I stated a CA HS QB might find Stanford more appealing than Michigan (which he does). I have 600 posts over a year and a half and quite a few are not the "slappy kind" who parrots the company line. That is my nature. Some are happy happy go lucky Michigan stuff, others are realistic. Feel free to go read through them.
To outline reasons why a Josh Rosen is not interested in Michigan is commentary... not a "SPARTY". I also posted a few times that Michigan has not gotten many high end players out of the Cass Tech pipeline. Those are realities. Sorry if it offends your sensibilities - I see now why Magnus has his haters, if you say ANYTHING that is not seen as complete and utter love and blind adoration for everything you get pushback from those who live in maize glass houses. Class of 96 LSA, lived in Alice Lloyd on the hill for 2 years, then lived near corner of State/Hill for another 2 by the way - not that you need to be an alum to be a fan. Enjoy your hate mustache man.
p.s. just for morbid curiousity I opened up your profile page to see what sort of commentary you make - I see a lot of one line comments full of swear words and accustations of people being closet buckeye fans so I see it's a pattern. Now that I did that, I feel dumb for wasting my time on you.
Height might be Crawford's biggest drawback, but like you said he might grow some more.
More importantly, the kid is more filled out than Terry Richardson or even Joudan Lewis were in high school. He is a willing hitter and can play against the run and pass. So add that to his track speed and good production as a sophomore, and he's a nice looking recruit.
Yep. And I think Michigan is going to take just about any top 15 kid out of Ohio who has a love for Michigan. :) With the taller CBs they emphasize having 1 or 2 shorter ones is fine versus have mostly the shorter ones with 1-2 tall ones thrown in. Plus this kid (or any CB) is going to have PLENTY of practice going up against very tall WRs in practice for the next 4-5 years.
Why did you live in Lloyd for two years? Wanted an inside track on a ton of freshman girls? If that's the case, then that's cool.
I actually lived in an all guys floor (floors above and below were all girls) the rest of Lloyd was mixed on each floor at the time, no idea how they do it now. No, the reason was I wanted to meet more people since I had been exposed to a lot of people the first year and enjoyed it. I came up to school with a small group from HS (2 who lived next room to me) but I ended up really expanding my circle of people, esp from the east coast so I thought it would be fun to do again. But by middle of sophmore year I had wished I had moved out as the "kids were loud" and not getting to sleep until 3 am due to noise in the hall was annoying me lol. And my application to live in Stockwell (all girl dorm at the time) was denied for some odd reason. ;)
Live in a dorm two years?
Not when I was there - I am sure the dorms are much nicer now. The dorms not on north campus were dumps back then. About 80% moved out of dorms after frosh year back then, maybe 20% stayed. Could have been 90/10% or something like that but it was over 3/4 that moved out their sophomore year.
I can see a huge exodus from North Campus ASAP, but a lot of people stayed two years and cleared out after the second, with a few early leaves and stragglers. (Accounting for a fair number who left after one year to go to the Greek system.)
Height is not everything at CB. Not comparing him to this guy. But the Honeybadger is 5'9.
Agreed, but aside from Lewis they seem to be going towards an ideal of length on the team at just about every position. That said its a highly ranked kid plucked out of Ohio who loves Michigan so it makes sense, and it would be nice to have 2-3 extra inches in the next 2 years if he can manage it. ;)
Someone has to play the nickel.
About the same size as Antoine Winfield, probably the greatest Buckeye defensive player I've ever seen.