I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
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|5 years 21 weeks ago||Way too early...||
to be talking about rating the guys. Its more of a watchlist then anything else.
Greg Brown probably shouldn't be on it -- high three star guy.
Demetrius Hart should be on it, I think he will be when its all said and done.
Stanford should always recruit well -- there are a lot of recruits out there who have parents who really want them to go to Stanford. With Stanford offering a ton of guys early, they naturally would grab a few commitments early.
They've shown to have a little problem holding on, though.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Wow so..||
they set a GPA record and still did this? Guess they are student-athletes afterall.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Mack Brown...||
does a great job establishing relationships all over the state. He obviously does really well there because they are far and away the best program in that state.
I have heard some people voice his concerns about his inability to land the elite five star guys in the state in the past few years. Guys like Lache Seastrunk, Russell Shepard, Craig Loston, few others..... When he does go head-to-head with schools like USC he isn't as successful in recruiting.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Yep...||
jury still out on Bolden as a HS player though. I have heard reports from the game saying he was good but his OL was overwhelmed often and other reports that he just wasn't good.
That pick he threw that EGR returned to the goalline was a killer.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Some more...||
Sterling Heights Stevenson QB Jason Fracassa had 5 TD passes propelling Stevenson past Warren Cousino 42-6.
In a Big Day Prep Showdown match-up, Warren Fitzgerald defeated Madison Heights Lamphere on the strength of their running game, with Fitzgerald's Edwin Limmitt rushing for 110 yards and 2 TDs. Fitzgerald won 21-20 in overtime.
Fitzgerald QB Larry Masters had a rough game, but was still good. He was sacked seven times, but still finished 10-for-18 with 180 yards passing and a touchdown.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||There isn't a lot of||
There isn't a lot of information out there about them, that is for sure.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Yeah..||
they lost a ton of starters. They won't miss Jonker that much because of the kid they had last year who will now be the guy, but the other spots it'll take a few years to rebuild that time of strength.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||The reason that Inkster||
The reason that Inkster doesn't have any home games is pretty simple. With the dissolution of their previous conference, they became an independent. They didn't really market themselves for other conferences and no other conferences really came in and said "Come on in!" This surprised me a bit, you would think that there would be a conference out there that would have taken Inkster onboard.
So as an independent, they've got to try to fill their schedule. Well, since Inkster is up the proverbial creek in scheduling because they are an independent, they struggle to find opponents. Because their opponents know that they are one of the few teams Inkster can play, they force them to have the game on the road.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||OP needs a cookie||
I say we give him a cookie.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Re: Good teams?||
Orange helmets are worn by Brother Rice. The yellow one by Harrison and the gold ones by L'Anse Creuse.
Brother Rice is a really talented team. They may lack some size on defense, but they've got some really nice players on both sides of the ball. Very talented team on the whole.
Inkster smashed L'anse Creuse, beat Brother Rice in a close game, and lost to FH Harrison. Harrison was much more aggressive defensively than anyone expected.
Its widely considered that Brother Rice is one of the better teams in the state. They have a hard schedule, but they should be able to win quite a few games this year. Similarly, FH Harrison is a playoff team.
L'anse Creuse was over their head at this level.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Tate Forcier...||
punted for Scripps Ranch his junior and senior years.... :D
|5 years 22 weeks ago||While...||
the expectations for Denard's arm weren't high, I think most people expected their to be a very sizable and noticeable difference between Forcier's ability to throw and Robinson's ability to throw.
I think that the gap between the two has proved narrower than expected and this is mainly due to Robinson's higher-than-expected passing ability.
I do think that Denard Robinson lacks a lot of the things that Forcier possesses as a passer -- refined mechanics, quick release, tight spiral, extreme accuracy -- I think that his arm strength and accuracy are closer to Tate's then were initially anticipated. This is a testament to Denard's ability, in my opinion.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Inkster, Harrison,||
L'Anse Creuse, and Birmingham Brother Rice.
I talk about some of the action in my Diary post above.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Thank you...||
appreciate the correction. Hard to get good information when you don't have a program to reference. Thanks a lot.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||We'll have..||
a very clear idea if he is after this season, I think.
Right now I'd probably put him in that spot, but a guy like a Jeron Clayton (AA Pioneer) could catch up to him. Clayton would be an excellent fit for a spread offense.......
Clayton will be just one of a few guys I'll profile this week sometime. I'll be covering all the prospects of note in the Big Day Prep Showdown at Rynearson Stadium which takes place Friday and Saturday.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||CMU usually..||
likes their quarterbacks to be a little bigger, guys that can withstand running the ball a little more.
If Morley were to sprout up a couple more inches and continue to develop his body, he could definitely be a CMU type guy. The MAC is definitely the area he should be targeting -- he'd be a nice guy at somewhere like a Toledo or Akron.
He has a strong arm when you look at how big he is. His arm should get stronger as he continues to grow into his body more.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||He'll be a guy..||
who gets recruited. Not sure how he'll be ranked just yet, though. He doesn't have elite speed for a runningback, probably a 4.6 guy. Good agility and vision though. He is a guy who could convert to wide receiver eventually. Going to remind people of Austin White a little bit.
Also if you follow that link to youtube, check out his 2011 teammate QB Ryan Morley.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||You guys pay my gas bill||
I'll go out to the west side.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Great sarcasm piece!!||
Your post is entirely incorrect, quite frankly. Your fourth paragraph is laughable. Rodriguez is the one who is inflexible? Alright.
No scheme they ran last year would have worked offensively. Not a pro-style attack, not a spread, not a triple option, not a single wing, not an A-11. Nothing.
When you emphasize scheme over pure ability, you are building a football program the right way. That is why USC always loses those games that they shouldn't. They are missing a key piece or two and that limits their potential. They've got huge potential, but instead of being a team they are a group of stars with the same uniforms on.
And on the NFL comment -- my own research into this has shown that in the past few years spread style offensive linemen have been drafted much more higher and much more often than pro-style offensive linemen.
And on the recruiting stuff -- Michigan's staff goes wherever they find the guy who fits what they want to do the best. Whether that be Alaska, Ohio, or Florida. They don't care about where, they care about who. And they certainly realize that Michigan's recruiting base is in the Midwest, as shown through this recruiting class.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Mason should...||
end up on scholarship somewhere, eventually. Even if he has to walk-on, eventually he will be a scholarship kicker.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Locally||
I do get out and see games/specific recruits, but the majority of the kids on the list were evaluated with highlights/tape, which was available on Rivals/Scout/YouTube/AthleteVault/Metacafe/any variety of website...
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Their schedule...||
is pretty trying, but they've got a lot of potential at a lot of positions. They should be very strong offensively -- have to wait and see on the defense though.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Either one||
He could be an instant impact guy as a freshman at OLB, but you are definitely looking at a redshirt for him if you want him to play inside.
Granted, he still has a year of high school football left and a year to bulk up to potentially play inside some.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Not many other people...||
go by likwid on the internet... do they? ;)
|5 years 25 weeks ago||They mentioned on the broadcast||
that Avila had caught Porcello many a time during spring training earlier this year as well as in Porcello's limited time as a Tiger last year after he signed with the team.
If Avila can just provide a brief spark offensively, it'd be huge. Could see them platooning a bit in the next few weeks until Lair picks it up -- could put Laird in the games late as a defensive replacement or pinch hitter if they bring in a lefty to face Avila.
Obviously way too early to talk about this though, Avila has had what? Four ABs?
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Somewhere in between....||
by the rankings you can probably tell that I am stationed in the southeast part of the state.
Certainly the talent is also pretty well located in that part of the state as well.
Now if I were to make a list of the top coaches in the state though, many of them would hail from the West Side.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||You would be correct||
I just copy and pasted all this stuff from my blog, which isn't really a blog as much as it is to check how the stuff transfers when I post it online. I had updated my list right before he committed.
Zakrzewski is a player I'm very high on. Seeing him in a couple games in the playoffs -- he showed a lot. He and Bullough are very good players. Zakrzewski is going to be a stud OLB in the future for the Hoosiers. Last year he had something like 98 tackles and 7 INTs. While Bullough is the model of consistency for a defense, making the tackles you expect consistently -- Zakrzewski is the playmaker.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||This is correct||
Demetrius Hart, from Dr. Phillips HS in Orlando, is from the class of 2011.