Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
Who else is in and where do think 2014 Class ends up?
Im guessing you meant who joins? - I actually had to google to find out what oin meant and Im still not sure what it means.
The dangerous reality of late night, Saturday posts.
Realize I responded after I realized this post wasn't from my nine year old son.
McDowell comes through in the end
Hand- gotta go with my gut...he comes here because of Mattison and academics
Scott- commits at the BBQ
Westphal- always been the leader, no idea when he will be ready to commit though
RB- Ballage or Hilliman or none
Would love an Adoree Jackson/JuJu Smith/Montae Nicholson but seems like a longshot so I think we finish with the above
I'll agree with those...however, I don't think we "know" the RB commit yet, I think it'll be a surprise or late offer. Same with OL. I don't think it's anyone on the board as of yet. Other than that, I think you hit it on the head. Hand, McDowell, Westphal, Scott and one of those 3 DBs + the RB and OL that I think will come from camp or a strong senior year.
Kind of tangentially related, according to the twitterz McDowell is moving to southfield, and likely will be playing with Marshall next season. That can't hurt our chances at all.
Judging by your avatar and the fact you created this post at 2:25 AM, you are way too into potential choices made by 17 year old children. Let the chips fall as they may. We'll wake you up when the get on campus...in a year.
What is the proper level of interest?
So what does that say about you? Stop the chastising on this board. Sparty has one for that sort of crap. What are you doing up? Stop being a dick if you havenothing to contribute. Sorry other posters. I rarely chime in because of dBags buy we generally have some great participants.
That Hand hasn't talked to Bud Foster (his favorite coach) in awhile. Could be a good sign for the good guys. Then again, I get the feeling we have a long way to go before it's decision time for Hand.
If anyone would like a somewhat handy reference for names, here is the list of Michigan's 2014 targets via 247Sports with commits included (that helps because needs stand out then, I think) - HERE
Among other things, I still think we take one more WR at least because we're going to lose a few to graduation, so Scott perhaps. We're well set up, I think, to get Hand and McDowell, and it seems like we would take one more CB, so either Jackson or Westphal could fill that position nicely really, but as someone sort of mentioned, it seems like Westphal has been the better bet. That would bring us to 16 commits - I don't know if this particular class gets much larger than that actually (maybe 1-3 more, accounting for potential attrition).
There are two likely candidates for the fifth year firm handshake in the 2014 graduating class. I think we lose one more from the O-line and one out of the defensive backfield due concerns over playing time and/or injury. Also Hagerup? So lets say 18.
12. Hand SDE
13. McDowell SDE
14. Westphal CB
15. Scott/Williams WR
16. Ballage?? RB
I just want my MGoPoints back.
Good luck with that.
Has there been anything recent with Scott? I know he's backed off his package deal idea, but I haven't heard much otherwise.
He's coming for the BBQ in July with Cole.
Somewhat Realistic Dream Class:
12: Hand, DE, VA
13: McDowell, DE/DT, MI
14: Westphal, CB, IL
15: Smith, S, CA
16: Scott, WR, FL
17: Jackson, CB, CA
18: OL who blows up after his senior year.
I think if Hand were to drop early enough for us it could cause other supers like JuJu Smith or Adoree' Jackson to give us a closer look. I mean, who wouldn't want to be a part of that class?
More Realistic Finish
12: McDowell, DE/DT, MI
13: Westphal, CB, IL
14: Holmes, WR, FL
15: Owens, LB, FL
16: Under the radar OL
17: Under the radar S
18: Ballage, ATH, CO
...Hand, Fournette, Jackson, Smith, McDowell, Westphal and Scott...don't think we have room for anyone else.
12. Parker Westphal
13. Malik McDowell
14. Da'Shawn Hand
15. Artavis Scott
16. Jamarco Jones
17. Darian Owens
18. Montae Nicholson
Mcdowell Hand Westphal Scott Mike
Don't forget the possibility of someone earning camp offer and committing on the spot, just like Channing Stribling. I could see our 3rd receiver or OL spot getting filled that way.