2013 football recruiting
The twitterverse is reporting that Christian LaCouture has committed in a bit of a surprise to Nebraska today. Most people had been reporting he had been down to LSU and Michigan with Nebraska running third.
Thought this deserved its own thread. 6 of Michigan's commits attended the Columbus NFTC and 4 of them walked away with invites to the Opening: Taco Charlton, Shane Morris, Mike McCray, David Dawson.
McCray was the LB MVP, Dawson was the OL MVP, and Morris was the Elite11 MVP yesterday.
Pretty solid weekend for the class of 2013. Best summary of the day provided by former Ohio All-American OL LeCharles Bentley:
Several of Michigan's 2013 commits are participating in the Columbus Nike NFTC camp this morning. Reported that Shane Morris (on the heels of his Elite11 Columbus regional MVP yesterday), David Dawson, Jourdan Lewis (EDIT: Lewis did not make it), Khalid Hill, Logan Tuley-Tillman, Taco Charlton, and Mike McCray will be competing against some of the Midwest's best prospects. The best performers receive invitations to the national competition, The Opening, later this summer. Should be interesting to see how MIchigan's commits stack up against Ohio's and others in the B1G.
Several reporters from the various recruiting sites will be covering the event.
247Sports has a free thread with updates from reporters:
The Columbus Elite 11 Regional QB competition is today at 4pm. Shane Morris is competing against Ryan Burns (Stanford), Malik Zaire (Notre Dame), Matt Alviti (Northwestern), Damion Terry (MSU), Kyle Bolin (Louisville), Mitch Trubisky, and even Jalin Marshall (Ohio). Other participants of note: DeShone Kizer (2014), Tyler Wiegers (2014), and Jayru Campbell (2015). Here is a preview on ESPN:
Hopefully, Shane has a better camp than in Dallas and gets his invite today.
Also, the Columbus Nike NFTC camp is tomorrow morning. In addition to Morris, other Michigan commits participating are Taco Charlton, David Dawson, Jourdan Lewis, Mike McCray, Logan Tuley-Tillman, and Khalid Hill. Other commits of note: Ohio commits Marshall, Cameron Burrows, Billy Price, and Alex Anzalone; Sparty commit Jonny Reschke; Notre Dame commit Jacob Matuska. 2014 Michigan players to watch: Drake Harris, Damon Webb, Gary Hosey, Deon Drake, William White, & Lorenzo Collins. Preview on Scout.com:
Should be an interesting weekend as will probably be a large collection of Midwest talent competing against each other. Look forward to hearing the reports to see how our commits perform. I will try to add the twitter handles of the ESPN experts covering the events later (or if someone has them add them below) for real time updates on the competitions.
Mathis, who is visiting Nebraska, has apparently named a new leader. It shouldn't be too hard for the mgocommunity to guess which school it is.
It would seem that when Brian said:
Usual disclaimers about a long way to go apply. Mathis might be one of those kids who gets excited about everybody—he's already committed to and decommitted from($) Washington.
he was right on the mark...
Per BWI Rivals
Ryan Snyder @ BWISnyder
Timber Creek DT Greg Webb has verbally committed to # PennState