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|4 days 13 hours ago||Once||
Once the Kentucky writers start to turn, it may be worth noting. I know Chris Fisher has his on UK still and I think he'd have a good idea on what's going on from their end.
Kentucky picks usually come in for almost every top guy because they get who they want.
|4 days 13 hours ago||We||
We don't have five full-time staff writers like Scout.
I'm good with what we do though, thanks for asking.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Posted||
Posted this in one of the long threads yesterday:
Some of the predictions are piggy-back picks on some of the early picks; that part I will not and have never not denied regarding the Crystal Ball.
However, our Duke insiders (Andrew Slater, Adam Rowe) and our Kansas insider (Matt Scott) are among the best I've worked with at 247 regarding underground info. None of those three guys would have gone with Michigan without some sort of information pushing them in that direction. I trust them in that respect.
I'm staying out of it personally because Michigan came in late and there was no way to develop real contacts regarding his recruitment.
|5 days 11 hours ago||A little more on the Crystal Ball picks||
Our Duke insiders (Andrew Slater, Adam Rowe) and our Kansas insiders (Matt Scott, Ryan Noel) are guys I trust RE: basketball recruiting.
Slater had Kenny Williams pegged for Michigan, but will change his pick based on what he has heard on Brown.
I have no plans to predict, as his recruitment has been way underground for a while, and Michigan got in too late for me to really know anything.
|1 week 1 day ago||Reese||
That's David Reese you're thinking of.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||If||
If you could just link this and make our official list the OP, that'd be appreciated. It's free.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||"Warm" explanation||
The "temps" are usually set by how our analysts agree on where a certain prospect is leaning, but if a prospect reaches out and wants his page a certain way, we always go with their wishes.
Good example is Jeffrey McCulloch (http://247sports.com/Player/Jeffrey-McCulloch-47648). Michigan is in his top group with Texas, Bama, LSU and probably A&M among others, but he wanted his page to reflect that he's even with everyone, even though we know they're not.
It's about as good a basic gauge as you'll get on a prospect's interest. We try to avoid situations where it appears the interest is being embellished. In fact, I'd probably move Curtis Robinson and Isaiah Chambers among others to "cool" at this point.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Carlin||
Mike Williams (DT)
Darrian Franklin (pretty sure)
None of these players were re-offered by the new staff, and Ross was never offered by either staff.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It's||
It's actually the same guy lol
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Truth||
Truth be told, I look at this stuff as kind of weird myself, but it's just part of what the game has become. With all the extra staffers/competition out there, you're not just trying to win the kid, but the family, the dog, everybody.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This||
This stuff happens way more often than people realize. Rarely does a letter go public though. You might be surprised.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||He||
He told our analysts he was still considering a visit either this week or next week, but told other reporters differently. It's looking less likely he visits, but he hasn't shut the door.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Of course||
I'd add one thing; the intel on Jefferson hasn't really changed a lot....he's just had a tendency to be a flake. When he committed to Ole Miss, he told the Oklahoma staff he was committing to them. Because of that, I've been hesitant to make any prediction on him. We keep hearing good things though, so I went with it tonight.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Hey guys||
I don't think I am the only recruiting writer who feels good about him right now. He had a great visit and Drew Richmond decommitting from Ole Miss (they are friends) helps their case too.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||It||
It was the day after Michigan offered ---- which was about a week and a half ago. It may have changed since then!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I'm||
I'm always on a mission to defeat the idea that all recruiting writers are evil click-whores, that's all.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah||
Yeah, this isn't true. We made the article free to avoid the perception that we were fishing for subs ahead of NSD. Thanks for reading though.
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||Deleted||
I deleted it off his timeline over a week ago and it still shows up on his page for some reason.
To my knowledge John is not and will not be visiting again. He's risking it at Tennessee instead. Sorry about the confusion.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Always||
Always appreciate the links; thanks.
Michigan's chances of flipping him were very low, so it's not a major negative that he's not coming. More resources can be put towards kids they have a good shot with.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Article||
Not an article I would read much into as a Michigan fan because Michigan only has six commitments.
Normally, the national writers for the site ask our input on these types of pieces. They did not for this one. They went strictly by the recruiter rankings.
We've switched over as many targets as we can to the new staff, so it will be interesting to see if any of the new staff works their way up those rankings.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan||
Michigan is in it with him again, with MSU probably leading at this moment. He wants to visit for a basketball game. 2016 is mostly on the backburner right now though.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Masina||
Masina has no interest, regardless of who the hire is. He's down to three schools.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I||
I can't speak for him, I just wanted to clarify how he approached it. It's definitely peculiar, but peculiar seems to be his style anyways.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Clarify how this went||
Miles had all media turn off the cameras, etc. before his weekly Monday presser tonight and told them (technically off the record) that he will not be the next coach at Michigan. That's why that update (and the others that will be written) do not include any direct quotes from him.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I||
I realize the quote from Marshall reads funny but he's speaking theoretically in regards to what his interest in Michigan would be if a change took place. Nothing more, but positive either way.
Also, on Cole, he has been a near no-threat to commit despite his scheduled visits elsewhere. We've been reporting before Purdue and Nebraska were even scheduled.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||We||
We reported this first. Can't help that BR picked it up. Can say with certainty that his interest is real. I don't see him as a fit at Michigan and don't believe he would be heavily pursued.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Can||
Can say that it doesn't take place in 2014, and in particular with the offensive staff.
Never once said that it never happened. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if it took place at some point or another.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Tomorrow||
Tomorrow (Friday) is Chad's birthday too. Would be cool if anyone did what they could to wish him a happy birthday.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||A couple more||
A couple besides Jeff Thomas...
Edwardsville has 2017 DE stud AJ Epenesa, who performed better at the Chicago NFTC this summer than Jashon Cornell did (beat him for DL MVP). He will have a Michigan offer in the near future.
O'Fallon has 2016 RB Kentrail Moran, who holds a Michigan offer and has the Wolverines on top as well.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||It||
It is totally false.