I Just watched ESPN Top 150 Show and they have M as #1 recruiting class. Pretty cool to be thought of that way and can only lead to more positive news going forward, Go Blue!!! Fergodsakes!
U-M #1 in ESPN Recruiting Rankings
This is Michigan fergodssake
Thought of that way?
I corrected the spelling, used it in wrong context
No worries - I wasn't sure if it was a typo or if I was reading something wrong.
too, according to people in the know.
What about Scout?
THE PARTY ROOM?
is all that matters.
We're already #1 at MaxPreps.
It is probably the most benefitial to be ranked #1 by ESPN rather than any other recruiting service. All the mentions on national TV have to help recruiting in the future.
cool, but let's hope it stays that way
I'm thinking massington....treadwell....Isaac....possibly a slot type receiver. Land a stud corner....gimme a Poggi and a Tashawn Bower. Cravens is a dream.....sounds like a #1 class to me! Go blue!
We're not really recruiting any slot receiver types, at least not in the Rich Rodriguez sense of the word.
No Dennis Northfleets?
There's not a need for a guy like that in this class since we already have Norfleet and Hayes in the fold as underclassmen. We'll probably take a guy like that every other year, if that.
He may play slot, or be split out, but he was an RB
Until Dennis Norfleet plays slot receiver, he's a running back...since that's the position he played in high school and the position Michigan recruited him for. Nice try, though.
I kid I kid.
I prefer the 6'4 Steve Breaston slot receiver types
this is certainly cool, but it's all about what happens on signing day next year. I would say that having the top class is overrated, but Bama just showed us that it's not.
It's kind of easy to have the top class when you can sign and purge the way they've been doing.
to purge and plunder, what's in your wallet?
Anyone know when the official class rankings will be released? My best guess would be mid June based on past years. Save 2010, the first iteration of these rankings have been released in June over the last 4 years:
2012: June 23, 2011
2011: June 4, 2010
2010: August 7, 2009
2009: June '08
I mean is this in any way surprising? 11 ESPN top 150 recruits already, possibly 12 if Levenberry commits.
Levenberry is not in the ESPN150.
I just watched his highlight film and this kid plays like he's angry. It was five minutes of him blasting fools. Watch, Hoke is going to put together some of the all time great UM squads throughout his tenure in A2
he might as well be. espn sucks at rating football recruits. levenberry is the #15 overall prospect on rivals.
Don't really disagree with you, but when Levenberry commits, we'll still have 11 ESPN150 commits.
On Tuesday we'll find out which service, ESPN or Rivals, is correct about his ranking when he commits to FSU or us.
all tingly down there
Due to the intensity and amount of raging I've been doing since hearing this news.
I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people at ESPN are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start
They must have put this together before that Saline long-snapper announced for MSU.
I watched this thing as well. We're ranked number one, but they said on the show while announcing the rankings that the rankings were based purely on the highest amount of ESPN 150 committs, and they weren't actually ranking the classes. So when they say we're number 1, they mean we have the most 150 committs, it doesn't mean their "experts" so us as number 1 techincally.
No more slot ninjas? this makes me a sad Panda
Do not let this damper the band to dallas fire. Nothing matters until that happens. I love a strong class but whats it worth without the whole team band included? I get that its next years class but we have short attention spans and this needs resolved now! This is great news and i love the respect we are getting but remained focused.
in light of this, i'm choosing to completely ignore the mathlete's latest post that shows espn is the worst at ranking recruits. clearly his methodology is flawed.
too bad the team rankings are irrelevant at this point in the year. its too early, especially since we have 17 commits and a team like alabama only has 10.
Looking at the class laid out in front of you (link) really demonstrates how dominant Hoke's (and arguablly Shane Morris') recruiting has been for this class. 17 commits, 11 of them ESPN 150 players. 15 of them Four-Star players. All 17 of them are 79 or better. ALL of them.
This isn't just a great class. This is a TREMENDOUS class.
Once levenberry chooses a snowball will come....I dont know if we catch yall but our class should be up there in the top 5..we have 8 commits at this time and will take a full class 27 or so.FSU
Welcome to MgoBlog. Looking forward to some Florida State/ACC perspective from you. Depending on our recruiting classes, maybe we will meet up in a BCS bowl or NCG game down the road.
Predicting Levenberry to Michigan on Tuesday, btw. And I hope that triggers some other commitments down the line.
Hoke-A-Mania cnnot be stopped, all Hail Mattinson.