that is nice bonus change
Wilton Speight listed as 7th best QB
Number 1 in our hearts.
But he has to be the #1 overall recruiting QB.
But we chose Speight. The man certainly cares about Michigan. I don't know. Maybe the leadership aspect will outweigh the other things we were initially concerned about.
Cornwell listed at #2, and Michael O'Connor listed at #6. I believe those were the three competitors in the "who gets a Michigan offer" hunger games.
On WTKA this morning, someone asked Sam Webb where Speight would end up. He said at least a 3 star, and maybe a 4 star. Scout... er, scouts, have to evaluate him in person. In Sam speak, it didn't seem obvious that he would move up, though I may be reading too much into his words.
Quick! Someone dig up that Mathlete analysis that shows ESPN actually is the best of the services at evaluating QBs!
Our coaches have been pretty good at judging talent and recruiting rankings are relatively unreliable. I think we got a good quarterback coming in. He is a good recruiter, and he seems to have the skill set to thrive here.
I don't necessarily disagree with that but what exactly have they done to inspire that level of confidence in talent identification/evaluation. In comparison, I think coach b has definitely earned that title.
Way early on Conley (bad outcome but reasonable eval); early on DaMario Jones come to mind
We got on the David Dawson bus before everyone else.
That is false.
When David Dawson was offered by Michigan, he had already been offered by Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, and West Virginia (and perhaps more).
I think Speight is going to be a good QB. I have a feeling that people that aren't to high in him will be pleasantly surprised.
Getting more recognition and being recognized as more than "just a 3 star". He probably won't be the highest ranked QB come signing day, but he very well could be the most valuable with his recruiting prowness and love for Michigan. I'd rather have him than a Gunner Kiel type any day.
when our recruits have 4 or 5 of them.
I disregard the value of recruiting rankings when our recruits have 3 or less.
MSU picks up a 3 star- "LOL MSU sucks"
Michigan picks up a three star-"Who cares about ratings Mike Hart was a three star!"
But what does Magnus think about him ?
Still can't get me out of your mind, huh?
Can I get a list of your top 16 high school QBs in the class?
It would seriously ease my mind about the Speight commit.
I mean I am freaking out. I need advice. It's so crazy over here, you know. It's like all I think about. Does Magnus think Speight is good? If he doesn't I am seriously going to have a panic attack. It's weird, but your vast high school football recruiting knowledge sets my mind at ease. I just need lists, man. Just one list. You dont even have to make it QBs. Just type something like this
2. flavored vodka
3. Fern Gully (on VHS)
4. that new car smell
6. Braxton Miller
Can you just do that for us? PLEASE?
You have a sick obsession with Magnus. It's sad.
Typical Magnus... Always leaving us wanting more.
I CAN'T WAIT : ))) !!!!!1!!! !!!!
It's good to see that the coaches are identifying diamonds in the rough as well as hauling in top-notch kids.
Comes out tomorrow so that should be interesting...
Drake Harris is not one of the top 10 WR according to the world wide leader
But do you pronounce his last name "Spayt" or "Spite"?
a number of people contract "Wilton" as "Will."
The more you know.
of course. The silent e gets me again!
Speight rhymes with weight.
For me, I don't pretend to know or favor one player over another so I won't touch that portion. That said, I'm not sure I would jump to offering one player, and one player only, a year before signing day when I am in on a number of consensus top players at said position...
Then again, what do I know? Maybe when our coaches saw him in person they were amazed and did what they did with reason.
Also, I'm not so sure they have earned the right offensively to be given carte blanche protection from criticism (on defense I see the young guys playing and performing... on offense... not so much)
devin = potential phenom
bellomy = unsuccessful 2012 + year ending injury
cleary = walkon who might be as good as bellomy
swieca= not likely D1 qb
shane= super recruit, missed most of senior season in high school, struggled in UA game
-Devin sprains his ankle- might lose a bunch of games with no viable option at QB (think Nebraska 2012 for a half or whole season).
i think we are missing 1 or even 2 highly recruited QBs that should be on a B1G championship contender.
I'm not super worried about the lack of love from recruiting sites because he was offered so early and after such a lengthy vetting process. However, if Cornwell still wanted to come (he expressed some sincere regret after the Speight commitment if I remember correctly), I wouldn't turn him away. We could really use another one.
Cell phones were just becoming affordable and practical while I was in college so not a lot of kids had them but those that did knew to put them away in class. Do profs not care about kids playing around on their phones while attending class? It would drive me crazy.
A 2 hour pharmacology class is brutal, I can't help but have my phone out. What the prof doesn't know won't hurt him
Whenever an under the radar recruit commits to an elite program they usually get a little bump up.
In star rating anyway
No cell phones. I even note this in the syllabus, in bold. I catch you playing with a phone I mark you absent which could effect a grade. Seeing a kid play with a phone in class bugs the crap out of me, but my classes are participatory and not lecture style. So I need my kids to be awake, plus, I am going to see that. And I mean, come on--if you're a college kid, you're prolly texting someone you saw ealier and will see again in twenty minutes. I think of this as my part in helping this generation learn to focus on one thing for more than 5 minutes.
Though I'd hate to find out what penalty your syllabus spells out for students that don't stay OFF YOUR LAWN !!
presumably he was their #1 guy.
mult-millionaire college coaches are going to rely almost solely on their own evaluation and not on outside evaluations.
fans just feel better when everyone's opinions align and a player is pronounced as elite.
Unless your name is Urban Meyer...