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|4 hours 28 min ago||They also really liked Isaiah||
They also really liked Isaiah Bell.
We can find examples on both sides, just like we can do with every rating service.
|4 hours 29 min ago||They can do whatever they||
They can do whatever they want. Personally, I don't put a ton of stock in the rankings. They're fun to look at and keep track of, but it's all very subjective. I'm just saying when you count on a guy to add 35-40 lbs. and change positions to meet your ranking's expectations, there's a lot of room for error (what if he can't add weight? what if he can't block? what if he adds weight but gets really slow?).
|4 hours 33 min ago||Taken in the context of the||
Taken in the context of the Elite 11, you're absolutely right. But he also received offers earlier than Speight, was ranked as a 5-star or high 4-star from the beginning of the process, and was widely considered to be a blue-chip prospect. If the Elite 11 says "thanks but no thanks," a bunch of schools concur, and so do most of the recruiting services, the majority of the evidence suggests that ESPN is going out on a limb with their ranking on Speight.
I'm not saying ESPN won't be proven right in the long run, of course.
|4 hours 48 min ago||It is a little odd, but||
It is a little odd, but Rivals has a better track record than ESPN. Some of those ESPN 150 guys are really a little bit questionable. These guys might end up being good down the road (as low rated guys always do), but Lawrence Marshall at #107, Wilton Speight at #125, and Ian Bunting at #114 are all head-scratchers at least a little bit. Bunting is very skinny and played WR, Marshall is very raw, and Speight had zero offers when he committed to Michigan. When he had a chance to earn an invite to the Elite 11 finals, not only did he not receive one, but he wasn't even mentioned by Trent Dilfer in the roundup. Now, Dilfer might not be the greatest QB guru in the world, but he's got a better track record of college success and NFL experience than the guys who work for ESPN, Rivals, etc. If Speight were truly the #125 player in the country, I would think he'd be a shoo-in for the Elite 11 finals.
|5 hours 8 min ago||Tim Sullivan at Rivals said||
Tim Sullivan at Rivals said that no bump should be expected for most of those guys who are outside the top 250. They're there for a reason, not because they were previously overlooked.
|5 hours 16 min ago||I noted the moves up and down||
I noted the moves up and down (well, just down) on TTB:
|6 hours 6 min ago||Remember when you said||
Remember when you said this?
|6 hours 8 min ago||It's really not off-topic at||
It's really not off-topic at all. If you can't see the connection, that's your problem, not mine.
|7 hours 15 min ago||I didn't realize that "class"||
I didn't realize that "class" involves liking every place in the world and/or not making jokes about anyone.
I guess this board is full of people who lack class, because nearly everyone here makes jokes about the state of Ohio. You've probably even made a joke or two about other states before, but that's just a guess and I don't feel like researching.
If I see you call out everyone who makes a joke about Ohio, I might reconsider expressing my feelings about New Jersey. Until then...
|7 hours 36 min ago||Ohio is giving us some good||
Ohio is giving us some good recruits, too.
Maybe jokes about Ohio should be banned, right?
|7 hours 54 min ago||Jarron Jones is listed as a||
Jarron Jones is listed as a DT by Notre Dame, but there were some who thought he would be a better offensive tackle than defensive tackle.
|8 hours 43 min ago||Sometimes the noxious fumes||
Sometimes the noxious fumes hovering over New Jersey make people say and do weird things.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I'm a bit concerned, because||
I'm a bit concerned, because Glasgow was really bad last year.
Of course, this might just be coach-speak, because we've seen other guys they've talked up end up getting buried on the bench.
|1 day 7 hours ago||FWIW, I posted a scouting||
FWIW, I posted a scouting report on him a couple months ago and there was a fairly lengthy conversation that ensued:
|3 days 5 hours ago||Here's a free article from||
Here's a free article from 247 on the camp. They list the top five competitors, and Speight isn't one of them. However, they do give him a form of "honorable mention."
|3 days 5 hours ago||So if he's a legit 6'4" and||
So if he's a legit 6'4" and will show up on the roster as 6'5", then he's still probably unlikely to play tackle.
I also, by the way, just think he plays like a guard, regardless of height. I've said that since he came on my radar.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I think it's just not very||
I think it's just not very likely that shorter guys have the wingspan/length necessary for the job. Wingspan approximates height, so guys who are 6'3" are less likely to have the reach necessary; they also lose a couple inches worth of weight, so then you have to worry about their strength at the point of attack, too.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Okay, I just re-watched the||
Okay, I just re-watched the first 2:15 of Shane's junior highlights, and - except for his runs/scrambles - the video highlights his accuracy. Deep balls are part of it, but so are throws to the sideline, throws to the back of the end zone, fitting the ball in between the safety/corner, etc.
The point is that a QB could complete 25% of 200 passes on the year, but if his highlight film shows just those 50 complete passes out there, someone could say, "Wow, this guy's really accurate."
|3 days 14 hours ago||At Michigan the majority of||
At Michigan the majority of tackles over the last decade have been 6'6" or taller (according to Michigan's rosters). Lewan, Schofield, Ortmann, Dorrestein, Huyge, Kolodziej, etc. I think the last 6'5" guy to play tackle was Steve Schilling, who...moved to guard. The guys in the OT pipeline are 6'6" and 6'7" players like Tuley-Tillman, Braden, and Magnuson. It's clearly a trend with Michigan's coaches, not just recruitniks.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I think Logan Tuley-Tillman||
I think Logan Tuley-Tillman has a lot of potential. I also think Erik Magnuson has the feet to do well as a pass blocker; he's supposedly pretty ineffective in the running game. His body needs to improve, though; he's young and I just don't think he has the physical strength to do the job right now.
|3 days 14 hours ago||There's virtually no buzz||
There's virtually no buzz about any of those tackles committing. Jones is probably the closest, but Michigan is probably #2 or #3 there right now, pending some visits next month.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I'm not a big fan of Grimm.||
I'm not a big fan of Grimm. He's a waist bender, and he doesn't have the feet to play left tackle.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Casey Tucker has expressed a||
Casey Tucker has expressed a little bit of interest after decommitting from USC. Roderick Johnson has visited. Otherwise, we might need to send out some new offers.
|4 days 4 hours ago||that's so sweet||
Maybe she'll visit you while you lie in your casket.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Don't talk about "John||
Don't talk about "John Carter" that way.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Remember all those highlights||
Remember all those highlights of Nik Stauskas missing all those shots before he got to college? It was right when I saw those highlights that I knew he would be a great shooter in college.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Or breaking into a||
Or breaking into a convenience store to get a burrito for Brooklyn Decker.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Hopefully he's not quite as||
Hopefully he's not quite as addicted to alcohol.
|4 days 6 hours ago||I think we have our next||
I think we have our next Attractive Michigan Girls of the Week...
|4 days 8 hours ago||Morris's senior year and||
Morris's senior year and Under Armour performance dampened a lot of excitement about him. I don't think we should overreact to those things, but they're a part of the "evaluation." The fact is that he didn't do so hot. On the flip side, he did well at The Opening last summer.