I'm still getting over Zeke not coming but I'm dealing. I have heard people talk about what is next and whose still on the radar. It seems like people have the feeling we will turn are attentions to Maty Mauk. Is he the next option? I've seen names like Gunner Kiel, Beannie Coney, and Appleby. I know Appleby is camping for an offer. My question is what name should I start following now that Zeke isn't wearing the winged helmet? ( I heard Shane Morris is going to be a Michigan lean in '13 and it sounds like he is really talented) Just looking for as much info as I can. Thanks everyone and go blue. also congrats to Zeke. Wouldn't mind if you decided to change your mind.
So whats next in the QB recruiting world?
Dont forget maty mauk. IF some of the QB's with ND offers drop we may have a shot
He asks if Mauk is our next best option. To answer the OP, you answered your own question. We will be focusing on Mauk and Kiel the most, to the best of my knowledge.
This kid from Lima, Ohio looks like the best bet to me. We don't need an elite QB in this class but we must take one good one every year to build depth. Kiel will be looking to play early and is highly unlikely to pick Michigan. Mauk is a "system QB" who will fit better in a passing spread. O'Connor looks very good on tape and is a perfect fit for our offense and for what we need this year.
My money's on Dyson Blades, the borderline 5-star who can make any throw on the field and literally* fly.
*It's Dyson Blades, he can actually fly.
I thought Blades was a LB...
He goes where he's needed.
O'Connor is the guy I want to see in Maize and Blue.
What might help him is that he is a helluva kicker besides being an outstanding QB
Agreed O'Connor and Appleby look like they're the realistic options at the position. Kiel and Mauk are Notre Dame slappy and I have a feeling Kiel goes South as well if Notre Dame doesn't work out.
Pike is not the end all be all of existence. Mauk and Appleby are still in the mix. Plus, Shane Morris in 2013. I'm sure there will be others too. There is still a chance that Auburn gets hammered with violations and Pike switches his committment. Things are not set in stone yet.
haha I was only kidding about the "getting over zeke' thing. I was just curious if anyone had any ideas on what he staffs next target was going to be. I'm not crushed I promise. Just looking for some info since this has been on my mind since Monday. Don't mean to offened anyone I promise.
but something about Mauk simply does NOT excite me. hes put up video game numbers, and his brother did too, and his dad is coach. im not sure what it is, but to me he doesnt appeal.
obviously i could be way wrong, but i just dont know if he would be my next choice
Mauk is ND's to lose
I'm cool with waiting until next year. Morris to me looks like a better fit for this new west coast style..... and he's a lefty.
We're taking a quarterback this year.
But I'll save my massive amount of over-hyping for morris
Same. I would honestly be fine with appleby at this point. He wants to be here (unlike mauk, who likes ND), and chances are whoever we take in this class wont get too much PT anyway. As long as we can get Morris next year (and i know thats not for sure yet), im happy.
Same here. No reason to think Appleby can't be pretty good as well...
outside of tebow and vick has there been very many dominant south paws on the college level? I'm stuck here trying to think of some and i'm drawing a blank for some reason.
To answer the op, add mark brunell, Jared lorenzen and demetrious brown to the list.
Ken Stabler, Boomer Esiason, and Scott Mitchell.
I'm not sure Lorenzon was actually left handed though, he might have just thrown lefty because his right hand was constantly covered by chicken grease and cheetoh dust.
Danny Carrey was less obsessed in "The Number 23" too.
"Aenima" is in regular rotation in my CD player.
I have a new found respect for you my man
Others in the rotation are Justin Bieber and the Wiggles.
i know its not the same thing but i got 1st row balcony seats for the APC concert at the fox in july, just bragging
here's hoping that they release a new disk
I saw APC live several years ago. Maynard got almost naked and shoved his hands down his pants. It was awkward. I kinda had a thing for Paz Lenchantin.
Kellen Moore ring a bell? He is doing all right at Boise.
Magnus what do you think about Tyler O'Connor? I watched his film and he seems to have a strong arm and good mechanics. I don't know if Hoke and Co. has shown him much interest but he looks like someone to me that if we miss on the top 3 (mauk pike and Kiel) we should take a look at.
Here's his scout page: http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c=1&nid=5424418
He wouldn't be one of my top choices, but he wouldn't be a bad backup option. He's got excellent mechanics. He's very polished...
...he's just not a great athlete. There's not a whole lot of zip on his passes, and he's not extremely mobile. He looks to me like one of those Michigan State quarterbacks who could do fine in college, but doesn't really have an NFL type of arm.
Do you prefer O'Connor or Appleby?
I would take O'Connor over Appleby.
To see his highlights check my reply post above.
I think h'es a perfect fit for what we need this year.
Well there's still time between now and Feb. Pike could flip. Hell, all of our current commits could switch too. I'm not sure who else we'll take a run at this year, probably Mauk and Kiel, but I kind of expect a non eliete QB this year at this point. I think the staff turns it's attention to Morris for '13. He is already a fan, and looks to be really good.
So, let's see what the coaches can do through the summer and into next season before we get too anxious about which QB we get. And I agree with Magnus that Michigan WILL take one QB this year. No if's about it. Recruiting isn't over until NSD.
Really like that Cyler Miles kid out of Mullen, CO. I thought at one time there was mutual interest. Any word on why things cooled?
Denard will start in 2011 and 2012
Devin will presumably start 2013 and 2014* (assuming he gets the medical redshirt)
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Russel Bellomy will watch and learn 2011, 12, 13 and most likely 14 while competing for the starting job in 15.
Any 2012 incoming freshman will have 12, 13, 14 to sit behind Denard then Devin and 15, 16 to compete for the starting job.
Obviously, things can change, but off the cuff, that's what a 2012 recruit is looking at.
That is a bunch of assumptions. Even if somewhat accurate, what BCS school would not have those tentative assumptions?
Devin has hardly played and while he looks promising, penciling him in as a starter 2 and three years down the line is pretty tenuous. Plus if he is very good, he may leave early.
Fact is that Michigan's QB depth is pretty thin with only one established guy and even that guy has a big transition ahead.
Recruits don't care about depth. They want to go where they think they can play the soonest. And, of course, where the handshakes are golden and the "hostesses" are down and dirty. Until players are allowed to take money from boosters or wherever they can get it from, Michigan is playing on an uneven playing field against TSIO, USC, and the SEC.
Wow. Not every recruit is a skeezball. Plenty of kids appreciate honest coaches and a good football tradition.
I agree with you on the PT though.
Who was the QB kid from Dr Phillips who liked Michigan a lot?
My guess is that since he's on the wrong size of 6 ft (5-10), he's not going to see an offer from the current regime.
Nick Patti. I think that ship sailed with RR.
* beaten to it. Hat tip to detrocks
That ship should have sailed, whether Rodriguez was here or not. I was pretty confused by Michigan's interest in him. The only thing I can think of is that they just really, really, really wanted a pipeline to Dr. Phillips.
Me either. His only offer up until today was USF, which unless you are Willingham, doesn't mean much. Boise St. just offered today.
I'll take Appleby in this class and Morris next year.
I'm on the Morris train.... after riding the Devin train for 2 years... choo-chooo
What about Devin Fuller? Is his trail cold?
He's interested. Just might not be the best fit in our new offence. Seen that from a couple recruiting experts. Under the old system, he'd probably be at the top of the recruiting board.
Well, I was at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase not too long ago and saw a dude with an "Eye Hate God" hat on. Somehow I don't think the deep south would be quite as hospitable to obnoxiously outgoing non-believers, but maybe I'm wrong.
Could be a "god thing"
or could be some other attraction to Auburn...
There's still the 2011 season for all these kids to get through. Some kids that are under the radar can have monster years and shoot up or kids like Kiel and Pike could tank this year. Unlikely I know but you don't know until their season gets under way. Besides maybe we could steal a kid like we did with Bellomy and Barnett at the last minute.
Why choose a school that in the NCAA gun site?
It's OK that he didn't pick UM, as long as they get a QB in class and land Morris next year. Does anybody know if Morris plays baseball(D. Henson scare)?
but he is the captain of the curling team, so (Olympic scare?)