Michigan had been in contact with WR Devin Lucien (6'1", 190 lbs, 4 Star) from Encino, California for awhile. He was offered today. Here's his highlights.
Could this offer mean anything about Sammy Watkins? They seem to be very similar players, and I really doubt we take more than one more WR in this class.
No, I don't think this says anything about Watkins.
So grabbing a 3rd WR in this class wouldn't shock me.
We would have 15 scholarship wide receivers. That seems a bit excessive.
WR is code for DB,CB, Safety or MLB right?!?
Two things jump out: very physical, good at high-pointing the ball.
bro. The things I would do for my country for a highlight tape with decent music. Can you imagine how awesome this would be with..."Sing us a song, you're the piano man Sing us a song tonight Well, we're all in the mood for a melody..." or some Slayer.
Edit: or I could press a button and be happy.
and thus do not like Lil Wayne all that much, but I'll take Lil Wayne over Billy Joel seven days a week. I mean seriously, Billy Joel?
Lol, hipsters don't listen to lil wayne. For the most part the only rap hipsters will admit to listening to is Cudi.
use a lagwagon song but I'm assuming not too may people on here are huge punk rock fans. But those who are are awesome.
Or NOFX: "That's me on the beachside combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocketfull of change."
don't work in mental institutions
Lucien is an excellent WR...just wonder about the timing.
Video made me firmly convinced that this kid is Tacopants' brother
Hopefully Sammy will follow Dallas to the big house. This kid (devin) looks like a speedster.
Do you think we would take 3 WRs in this class?
Remember, this team has a glut of rising seniors next year at wide receiver. I think the offense is getting to the point where we can start recruiting guys for a few years down the line rather than hoping for immediate impact. It may seem like Michigan is going after a bunch of wide receivers, but it would be great to have a strong corps of RS Freshmen receivers ready to take over after Stonum/Odoms/Hemingway graduate after next year.
The defense isn't there of course, but it is good to see the recruiting able to plan ahead.
This gives the staff the ability to reload the offense instead of rebuild, which is scary in my opinion
Yeah I understand that point but I believe some of us forget we have 3 WR on the bench who aren't playing this year. So if it were up to me, you take Watkins or this kid not both and save that other scholarship for a LB.
You realize we have a number of LB's on the bench waiting their turn too, right? I'm not saying I disagree with you necessarily, but LB is also a spot we have a lot of young guys.
Wish his tape had some returns or something over the middle. Short stride for whatever reason. Good ball skills and seems fast. Definitely an outside guy.
with your point of need to account for the soon graduating wrs. my one problem is we should concentrate on defense this yr. i think we all know we could look alot like that team from Eugene if we could just field a decent defense!
I like the fact that he's physical once he catches the ball and while running through defenders. Could you imagine SW on one side and this kid lined up on the other? Dee Hart in the flat and DGardner in the backfield as the QB ! Danger Danger Danger for the other big ten teams!
I was thinking the same thing. Remember, Denard is only a sophomore so you could insert him at qb along side these guys as well. But ya in 3 years with these guys being upperclassmen and assuming they are playing at Michigan and DG at qb...wow that could be one explosive offense. Once the D catches up the sky would be the limit for this team.
I had a dream about TomVH last night. Does this mean that I am spending too much time on here?
no it means you're creepy.
help in the return game as well as freshmen and sophomores.
WR that catches with his hands so well, and goes across the middle with ease. Great jumping for the ball ability. Now here is my question to anyone. Do coaches miss talent during the season? Just curious as to why a late offer, on what seems a good prospect.
Doesn't seem to catch the ball with anything but his hands. That is what has made some otherwise good receivers great. If SW is better than this kid, and we end up with both of them along with Conway, it will have been a great WR class. Though, I have to admit, we have been getting some good ones with RR at the helm. Reload, not rebuild. That is the key to having good to great teams year after year.
This is the biggest thing I noticed from the video. He catches with his hands and makes it look easy. He isn't fighting the ball at all. These are highlights though, it doesnt' tell us whether he consistently catches like this.
i like his ability to adjust to balls while they're in the air.
I like his hair.
CA recruit... not many of them over the last couple years. Tate, and a couple offers that went elsewhere.
Hopefully we can get some inroads to CA. This would be a good start.
Can't agree more. We use to have the De LaSalle pipeline. But how many WR's can we use.
out West. Good to see some action out there. Crespi is a big time program.
Last year we had no recruits from the west, but the year before we got Roh and Lewan from Arizona.
Last year I remember us recruiting Billion Baxter, Joshua Shaw, Kenny Stills, Sean Parker and Tony Jefferson. IIRC, we had visits from Baxter and Parker. I can't really remember if the other guys visited. I forgot about Brennan Clay, but I don't even know if he really gave us a chance.
The thing I like most about him:
He runs picture-perfect routes. He's one of the better high school route runners I've seen. He doesn't have amazing speed, but damn...you can get wide open if you run routes as precisely as he does.
With the spots we have left, and if we get Watkins, would you use a schollie on this kid or use it for the defense
Assuming Conway sticks and Watkins commits, then no, I wouldn't use a third scholarship on a WR.
Looks like he has some great hands
Appears he had a big game in the playoffs last night
and loving this guy's lefty QB, some nice deep balls