AFAIK, the visitors are Tamani Carter, Frank Clark, Justice Hayes, Stefan McClure, Tony Posada, Raymon Taylor, Matt Wile and Leilon Willingham. I'm hoping that Posada will reaffirm his commitment and Wile will be the next in, but all I've heard so far is Justic Hayes tweeting that it's "Cold den a mugg!"
AFAIK, you are correct.
Wondering if their is a list of 2010 redshirts and how they are progressing?
Also, did Devon Gardner get his redshirt?
I plussed you because you might get negged for spelling Devin wrong.
I beseech my fellow Mgobloggers, forgive this man his trespasses
Devin ........... thanks for the correction! It's cool
from last night or this morning? Nice photo
Taken by Hayes last night. Nice of them to shovel the snow so the warm weather boys don't get cold feet.
Lighting looks good too, really makes it look cold
That'd be a crap work study job...'Hey Billy...we're gonna pay you $8.00 an hour...go shovel 10 yards of the stadium every time it snows even a little bit so we can give some free scholarships away.' Hell of a deal for the University though since they would be paying under $4.00 an hour for it!
It's not that bad. Official visits only happen on weekends, so you're talking shoveling no more than once a week.
It has been so cold this week. But no matter how cold it gets, it can't hide the prestige and history that is Michigan Football. Hope this recruits have a good time
I know the cold can discourage some isouthern, but I am not sure how much. To me, when it gets into the high 20s low 30s in Florida, it seem significantly colder than similar temps up north. Areas in north Fla are 5-10 degrees colder than we get in south Fla and we've had some record setting cold the past couple years. If they get up there and see its not as bad as they expected that might be a bonus. Once you get below zero, it is just miserable regardless. Having said that, I also realize that some people down here absolutely cannot tolerate anything south of 70.
As a Michigan transplant in Florida I can concur that people down here have a 20 degree window, if its below 60 its freezing and if its above 80 its sweltering and too humid. Wusses I say.
you are correct, and it doesn't matter where someone is from, when it hits 10 below its cold
This doesn't answer your question, but I thought I'd recap our current recruiting status before (hopefully) the good news starts pouring in from this weekend. I never post on here and don't have access to Scouts/Rivals/etc. so not sure how useful this will be since all this info can be found on various posts on this site...
Justice Hayes, MI RB
Jack Miller, OH OL
Chris Rock, OH DT
Tamani Carter, MN DB
Delonte Hollowell, MI DB
Greg Brown, OH DB
Brennan Beyer, MI DE
Desmond Morgan, MI LB
Kellen Jones, MI LB
Committed (Considering Options)
Tony Posada, FL OL
Blake Countess, MD DB
De-Committed (Possibly Still in Running)
Jake Fisher, MI OL
Kris Frost NC WR/LB
Offered (Hopefully Showing Interest)
Chris Bryant, OH OL
Hakeem Flowers , SC WR
Frank Clark, OH TE/LB
Raymon Taylor, MI DB
Stefan McClure, CA DB
Floyd Raven, CA DB
Keith Heitzman, OH DE/TE
Brandon Alexander, TX DE
Max Issaka, NJ DE
Antonio Poole, OH LB
Matt Wile, CA K
Offered (Not Looking Good)
Devin Lucien, CA WR/DB
Anthony Zettel, MI OL
Darian Cooper, MD DT
Not Offered (Possible Interest)
Thomas Rawls, MI RB
Trayion Durham, OH FB
Jamare Mills, OH TE
Chris Barnett, TX TE
Max Shortell, KS QB
Pat Flavin, IL OL
Christian Heyward, CA DT
Trevarris Saulsberry, FL DT
Jordan Williams, FL DE
Daren Kitchen, LA DB
Ifo Ekpre-Olumu, CA DB
Leilon Willingham, CO LB
Thanks for the comprehensive list. I'd like to see a running list (such as yours) that gets updated as players commit (regardless which school they choose).
No problem, I can revise and repost as new news comes out and with suggestions from the comments.
It's not quite the same kind of list as posted above, but it might do if you're interested:
Nice list, but you can x Frost off of it, he is long gone
No sorry, just the eternal optimist i guess.
On the same note, there are probably guys on the firm commit list that probably aren't as firm I'd like but in the end, they'll be Blue.
It is a nice list. +1 for your work. This isn't intended to nitpick, but to offer an opinion on another of the recruits listed. I believe Saulsberry is firm in his committment to TN too.
Has the in home with the new coaches happened yet ? If so and no positive news, then yeah you could call him long gone but if not...nothings solid until that LOI is signed.
Any reason why you include Max Shortell but not Christian Suntrup?
Suntrup is just speculation at this point (so I guess he could go in the last category) and there's a rumor that Shortell has an offer. I also did this list as I was leaving work yesterday so it's by no means the end all be all...e.g., K. Jones is from TX not MI.
nobody had mentioned the recruiting board, but it never seems to be working properly. This was a nice summary.
Tim or Brian hasn't done this. I know TomVH has given us a lot of info here and there but a summary is nice. Thanks.
I thought that Taylor was showing a lot of interest. What happened?
Raymon Taylor is on the hopefully interested list.
Has anyone refreshed the available scholarship analysis, by the way? 21 open spots now with Tate leaving?
Thanks for the helpful summary. So much going on within such a short timeframe that it is good to step back and see the whole picture.
.....is a welcome sight, and these kids are welcome to line up on it this fall.
I'd love to see them on the 50, and will be even happier seeing them crossing the goal line!
picture. I dont think I have seen snow in the BIg House before. I just always assumed that the place was "hallowed ground" and mother nature would NEVER dare to put snow on the Big House.
Drove by the stadium the other day and the concourse was shoveled and clean.
Why does that pic remind me of this game?
Because you are old?
LOL......At least I didn't remember THIS game......
Or this one:
If i did i'd probably need to change my name to MGrowdead.
A combined 45 punts
My grandpa is awesome.
ahh the classics.. il take 45 punts if it means we beat Tosu again
LOL, squib kick on the first play from scrimmage. You know it's bad when you're doing that. Hey I don't want the ball you take it.
I wonder if Hoke will be making snow angels?
I thought that was awesome when RR just plopped right down there and made a snow angel.
Will this weekend produce any new commits or recommits? Also how is the visits going? Really neat picture on recruits on field!
Unless a recruit tweets or something like that we don't really ever know how the weekend is going. Hang around here and around Monday TomVH will give updates as he talks to recruits. He does a fine job of posting updates as he gets em.
I read somewhere that he intends to wait a day after the visit, but could commit on the spot.
There's been some buzz that Raymon Taylor will commit soon. Other than that, I'm not sure.
I sure really hope we could pull that outside linebacker from Colorado! On film he looks like a beast! I got a great feeling about this weekend! I predict we get up to 5 to 6 of the guys that are visiting. Maybe not during visit but by signing day!
Hakeem Flowers is announcing Sunday. He'll probably pick M. OH DE/TE Keith Heitzman is supposedly announcing today for M. Some other wild cards to throw out there include Taylor, K Matt Wile, and OH LB Frank Clark
did clark already take his Minny OV?
No, and he's probably not going to
With regards to Wile he is still visiting Nebraska next weekend?
Re: Clark, yes, that's the vibe I've gotten. Way too short for TE, and Hoke loved his D tape.
Re: Wile, yes, but there's a chance he commits this weekend and cancels that visit. Slight, but it could happen.
He's waiting for Touchdown Jesus to pass him the keys.
I've been living down here in Florida since I left Michigan in 2008...Yikes!
I've been down in SW Florida since 2007, and that picture made me shiver. Never thought I'd say that, since I used to wear wind breakers in the dead of winter in Michigan.
C'mon guys, don't give in to the blood thinning. The secret is to not wear jackets until its in the 30s. I've been here since 1986 and the first real cold spell affects me, but I am usually good after that.
Used to do the same.
Living in Los Angeles has made me a complete weather pussy.
A complete wuss...hell Hermosa gets cold this time of year for me. Lived down there for 3 yrs. I'm over in WeHo now. It amazes me that 50 @ night here feels chilly. Can't imagine 30's or 20's back in Michigan. Ouch!
It's been cold but it hasn't been damp. Once the sun come out, if it comes out, these boys will feel like they are in heaven.
...the recruits will "see past" the snow and cold. Plus, they will all likely watch the two NFL Conference games in freezing outdoor venues tomorrow. That will probably help the cold seem like a necessary part of football.
I know its cold, but most of the recruits on campus are from the cold. Only three aren't (if you want to count the kicker) being Posada, McClure, and Wile. This could be shaping up to be a very good weekend.
For some reason, it still feels un-f**king-believably cold to me!
If you dress for success, it really isn't a big deal to be out in the cold. Long johns are a must, winter boots, some warm socks and gloves, a few layers of shirts/sweaters, and you will be quite comfy. Oh yeah you need a winter coat too.
I know I am in the minority here, but I would rather spend two hours outside when it is 25 as opposed to 90.
As someone who went from Grand Rapids to San Diego...uummmmm you just dont own those things lol. When you move west, the whole "winter clothes" thing is out the window!!
Love that city. Nothing like sunny and 70-85 300 days a year.
Agreed on SD - it's wonderful down there.
Hermosa is a bit chillier - we have winter lows in the low 50s, summer highs average low 80s and high 70s.
But we get 325 days of sun a year. Can't begin to explain how much of a difference that makes in life. I'm solar powered.
Borrowed one from my bro-in-law for a Meadowlands football game in December, then bought a man's parka for myself for the famous Pats perfect regular-season game there, which wasn't even that cold. But lots of rooms for layers underneath, and just flipping the hood over your head makes a huge difference when it's windy.
And with that the boots I bought for a working trip to Russia-- yes, that St. Petersburg. We stayed in cabins on the Gulf of Finland in February or March. The gulf was frozen over so you couldn't tell where it ended and the shore began; the sun out, people walking their dogs over the ice, passing the folks ice-fishing. It was beautiful and amazingly pleasant when you're properly dressed.
Of course, the cabins were well-heated and the banya was open for business. [We left out the tradition where you're supposed to run from the banya into the snow.]
at North Campus, the cold was unbelievable-North Campus was a bummer, especially since I wasn't an engineer.
And sign them up. We need Brady Hoke to be The Closer.
and I was driving around midnight, and the temps hit below 0.
Yikes, hopefully it doesn't scare anyone off.
driving to work yesterday morning, it was -10F. Apparently it was -20 over night. Oh and my furnace is broken, been living off a gas fireplace that warms 1 room.
We shouldn't be losing recruits to Wisco
A mixed case of 1) New Glarus Hop Hearty and Tyranena Bitter Woman will pull you through.
His new tweet is this: My #goblue nation are going to be so pleased
Sounds good to me. Keep the recruiting up Hayes.
Not too cold today.
That billboard must be some distance from White River Canada, I don't see any snow, the water isn't frozen and where are the moose.
They had to wait until the summer so it would be warm enough that the camera would work.
It sounds like the visits are going very well and the players are happy with what they see. Hopefully he is being sincere with these tweets.
I think hayes may be my new favorite recruit.....
I still wonder if another young K is the way to go. Not that we can get an old one, lol. Seriously though, I just think we might be better off trying to get Gibbons and Broekhuizen on the right track. Both were pretty highly regarded and are still young. Bring in a walk on or 2 for competition maybe. If we are low on commits, fine, but if it's between Frank Clark or Raymon Taylor and a K like Wile, gimme the real football player every time.
We should have about 8 slots left. I'm hoping we can land Clark,Taylor,Mcclure,Bryant,Flowers,Cardale Jones,Fisher and one DL, whether Isaaka,Cooper,Heyward,Zettel or whoever.
if there were ever a year to use another scholarship on a kicker this is it
"We Gotta kicker"
Hopefully its true,and if so, thank God.