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|1 day 23 hours ago||He's teammates with OG Bobby||
He's teammates with OG Bobby Johnson
|1 week 5 hours ago||Also just offered Lyn-J Dixon||
Which is also pretty solid: https://twitter.com/im_Next23/status/832766359108870144
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Can't believe I did that--now||
Can't believe I did that--now fixed.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Very interesting tweet from JD||
Linked in that thread:
Michigan football about to put college football on its head.
|13 weeks 10 hours ago||Speight warming up||
Hopefully this is a good sign for his availability!
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Wiltfong gives Oliver Martin a Crystal Ball to Michigan||
More momentum in that recruitment:
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Janarion Grant of Rutgers won||
because he had a hilarious kick return TD against Howard. Seems to me that blocking two kicks should outweigh that, but maybe the fact that they each blocked two meant that it was harder to single out one Michigan player.
|29 weeks 5 hours ago||Hudson tweets that he's committing Monday||
Decision coming Monday!! NO INTERVIEWS UNTIL AFTER MY DECISION. Thank You
Steve Wiltfong believes that he's coming to the good guys.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I just posted it because it||
I just posted it because it seemed possible that Kithier might get an offer if he showed well at the camp, or at least that's what I took from him being mentioned in the hoops recruiting roundup the other day. But no big deal, hopefully we get some good news on the FB recruiting front this weekend to cheer everyone up.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Really hoping for that! Just||
Really hoping for that! Just figuring that, if Thomas commits, that probably means that JKP is committing, too, so that would probably mean three commits on the day, given how likely Bateman looks to be to drop.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Is this a gut feeling? Or a||
Is this a gut feeling? Or a guess given that, in addition to Bateman, one of several people--Collins, JKP, Anthony--could also drop?
|31 weeks 2 days ago||I think he was referencing||
I think he was referencing the UCLA, Texas and Oklahoma series as the "latter three" that'd be a bad idea to cancel. I think the problem with swapping out either VT or Wash is that then you have a nine game conference schedule plus two potentially tough OOC games, not that those programs are wildly popular, etc.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I can imagine him playing NT||
but I am having a tough time imagining a guy whose primary challenge seems to be endurance playing on both sides of the ball. Hopefully he can get his weight down a bit and get in great game shape, but I think the upside for him is either Great OG, or Great NT, not moonlighting in all kinds of situations.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||This post notes that Mason||
This post notes that Mason was one of 247's top performers on defense and references in that bullet that he won MVP honors, though without a link:
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Great pickup!||
Does anyone know if we're still on commit watch for the other half of Allen Trieu's "Commit Watch x2," or is it safe to unbuckle?
|47 weeks 2 days ago||It's||
It's at http://247sports.com/Player/Chase-Lasater-90807. Pretty thin so far, probably because Michigan was the first big offer.
|50 weeks 4 hours ago||I feel like there is a Jedi||
I feel like there is a Jedi Mind Tricks thing going on, where if enough people insist that Michigan may not be in, that creates a will that they may not actually make it. This is a team whose resume is not just better than most of the other bubble teams, it is much, much better. Monmouth is a particularly absurd example, but if you look at these other bubble teams, Michigan's resume is at a simply different level.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Look at the other bubble||
Look at the other bubble teams (although I don't think Michigan is a bubble team at this point, it's more a question of seeding at this point)--Monmouth has lost to Canisius, Army, Manhattan, and twice to Iona. Their resume is hot garbage on a stick. N.C. State and Clemson both blew Pitt out of the gym.
Michigan's resume is just plain better than the teams that people like Bilas and Lunardi have in over them.
|51 weeks 2 hours ago||Wichita State may go to the NIT||
Per Jerry Palm: https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/706249789130706944, so it may not end up hurting after all.
|1 year 2 days ago||Jordan Reid will also be visiting|
|1 year 3 weeks ago||He appears to be a PWO there||
He appears to be a PWO there also because 247 lists him as a PSU commit but does not list him as having an offer there. I assume that it is in some way related to the quasi-hello post about Peter Bush a couple of days ago (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/pwo-athqb-peter-bush-newport-beach-ca), but I didn't include it in the post because 1) that's just my speculation rather than based off of any information, and 2) I didn't want to generate more freak-out about recruiting tactics when there's no reason to believe anything bad happened.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Is Ostell Martin a possible PWO?||
Looks like he has an offer from Indiana State (https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/maple/164724), but that's the only one I can find. Would be great to get another big body for the OL while also continuing to strengthen the Cass Tech pipeline.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Are you really bragging on a||
Are you really bragging on a sports blog about having won an elementary school spelling bee?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Welcome Tyler!||
Looks like another good pickup.
Cochran apparently had an offer from Air Force and a PWO offer from Notre Dame, per http://www.thedzone.net/2015/04/tyler-cochran-orchard-lake-st-marys-s.html. Also a high academic kid, as he was also considering Penn and Brown, among others.
Seems like he'll definitely be a good depth add, at the least.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Having all that info in one place||
really does make TTB a useful place for finding how recruits' paths have moved forward, etc.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Did not mean that in a negative way.||
Actually quite the opposite. My point was that he apparently was good enough to have a comittable B1G offer, except that Northwestern then ran out of room. Just goes to show how high quality a pickup this is.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Outstanding pickup!||
A little more context: this article (http://pilotonline.com/sports/college/old-dominion/odu-adds-bulk-to-clas...) seems to imply that the Northwestern offer was commitable, but then someone stole his spot.
Also in that article, a Scout regional analyst calls him an "absolute steal" for ODU.
Looks like he camped at Michigan both last summer (http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2015/06/2015-michigan-summer-camp-par...) and in 2014 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/recruiting-insider/wp/2014/08/15/201...).
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Other than the one punt he||
Other than the one punt he hit against Central in 2013 that almost reached Space Emperor heights. That was one of the best punts I've seen, to the point where I still remember it 2.5 years later.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||JAKE!!||
Congrats fellas! Go Blue!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||BC Recruits||
For anyone wondering (as I was), BC currently has 19 commits, all 3-stars or fewer.
The best player in the class appears to be an OLB from OH named Ethan Tucky, whose best offers are from Iowa and Wisconsin. The second best player is a Connecticut TE named Scooter Harrington, who has offers from Wisconsin, N.C. State and Pitt.
So, given the need to fill slots at TE and LB, perhaps these guys become backup plans if the current offers don't pan out.