Sleeper Recruit

Sleeper Recruit

Submitted by jbibiza on December 17th, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Just noticed on TTB that we have offered a DB from Virginia named Chris Holmes.  He is an NC State commit with meh offers and a consensus low three star (Max 2 star on 247).  Looks  a lot better than that on the film below - maybe he blew up in his senior year and was overlooked.  So far staying with his commitment until he meets their new staff, but if he decommits we are in a good position.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1018300/highlights/33767404

Elliott Mealer (and his beard) Graduate

Elliott Mealer (and his beard) Graduate

Submitted by Onas on December 17th, 2012 at 8:24 AM

I know that Mr. Mealer and his beard have a lot of fans on the site and that the Mealer family story has held our interest for these past many years. This picture from today's Record Update is inspiring on many levels, and I thought some may enjoy it. Congratulations, Elliott.

Late Afternoon Hilarity - i.e. watching the Lions play and other NFL games

Late Afternoon Hilarity - i.e. watching the Lions play and other NFL games

Submitted by Lionsfan on December 16th, 2012 at 5:37 PM

So if you haven't been watching the Lions play, and you're in need of some comedy, turn them on.  A quick summary of events. After leading 7-0, the Lions forced a 3 and out.....except Logan muffed the punt, and the Cardinals scored on the next play.

After trading 3 and outs again, the Cardinals punt it away, and Logan screws up the return, and puts the Lions on the 7 yard line. After back to back false starts by different players, Stafford throws deep to a double covered Calvin....except he overthrows him and it's picked off by Patrick Petersen, who returns it to the 3 yard line. The Cardinals score again.

So yeah, let's all laugh at the Lions and watch some NFL games. Betters than the news about Treadwell and Floyd, Hagerup, Hawthorne anyways

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings 12-16-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings 12-16-12

Submitted by Ace on December 16th, 2012 at 4:53 PM

With Michigan picking up two commits—and jumping back into first place—the recruiting rankings are front-paged this week. Also of note: Indiana and Wisconsin essentially changing places in the standings. Changes since the last rankings:

12-6-12: Rutgers picks up Dean Crozier.
12-9-12: Illinois picks up Marchie Murdock. Penn State picks up DaeSean Hamilton. Minnesota picks up De'Niro Laster.
12-10-12: Illinois picks up Dallas Hinkhouse. Indiana picks up Kristopher Smith.
12-11-12: Rutgers picks up Skai Moore. Indiana picks up Steven Funderburk.
12-12-12: Tiquention Coleman decommits from Wisconsin. Minnesota picks up Damien Wilson.
12-14-12: Penn State picks up Tyler Ferguson. Iowa picks up LeShun Daniels.
12-15-12: Delano Hill decommits from Iowa. Michigan picks up David Dawson and Delano Hill. Jonathan Cook decommits from Nebraska. Nebraska picks up D.J Singleton. Indiana picks up Noel Padmore.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^ POINTS*
1 Michigan 24 3.67 3.83 3.71 3.63 3.71 89.00
2 Notre Dame 22 3.77 3.86 3.82 3.86 3.83 84.25
3 Illinois 26 2.77 2.69 2.69 2.85 2.75 71.50
4 Ohio State 19 3.58 3.79 3.74 3.79 3.72 70.75
5 Rutgers 22 2.86 2.86 2.77 3.00 2.88 63.25
6 Northwestern 20 2.80 2.90 2.80 3.00 2.88 57.50
7 Penn State 18 2.89 2.83 3.22 3.11 3.01 54.25
8 Nebraska 16 3.13 3.38 3.25 3.19 3.23 51.75
9 Indiana 19 2.89 2.79 2.37 2.79 2.71 51.50
10 Maryland 17 2.88 2.76 3.00 2.94 2.90 49.25
11 Michigan State 15 3.13 3.07 3.07 3.33 3.15 47.25
T-12 Iowa 16 3.00 2.75 3.06 2.94 2.94 47.00
T-12 Wisconsin 15 3.20 3.07 3.00 3.27 3.13 47.00
14 Minnesota 14 2.79 2.43 2.86 2.79 2.71 38.00
15 Purdue 12 2.83 2.42 2.58 3.00 2.71 32.50

^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.

*The product of number of Commits and Average Average

NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.

On to the full data after the jump.

Laquon Treadwell eliminates Michigan

Laquon Treadwell eliminates Michigan

Submitted by Leaders And Best on December 16th, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Down to Ole Miss, Oklahoma & Oklahoma State. Not unexpected but still disappointing he didn't make it to Michigan for an official visit for a final shot to change his mind.

Josh Helmholdt @JoshHelmholdt

#Sooners meet expectations for 5star WR Laquon Treadwell, who has trimmed his list to three schools http://bit.ly/UqOuJl

Josh Helmholdt @JoshHelmholdt

5star WR Laquon Treadwell has taken officials to #OU and #OleMiss. Now has 1 scheduled to #OKState http://bit.ly/UqOuJl

Who's next? Team #134

Who's next? Team #134

Submitted by robbyt003 on December 16th, 2012 at 1:55 PM

 

How many more commits can we get?!

 

 

Had a good visit with these boys!! Team #134@MRH_11 @wyattshallman @jaron_dukes8@bigplaymccray9 @s_morris12 @thekidTC33@bigjakeyB_1

Retweeted by Jaron Dukes II
 

I think skipper will be the next commit hopefully ..all 6'10" of him

 

Mike Farrell had an article on rivals (link - paywalled), basically saying how much better he feels about Derrick Green to Michigan after speaking with him in NY and the Dawson recommitment. 

 

The tweets are from wolverinenation, sounds like the weekend was a success overall.  I remember reading on Tremendous that our current offensive line class was told we would only take 5 guys, and one of them (no one was named) even said he'd be upset if we took a 6th guy.  These next few weeks should be interesting to see how everything plays out.  

Information: 2013 Punter Recruit Rankings and Status

Information: 2013 Punter Recruit Rankings and Status

Submitted by team126 on December 16th, 2012 at 12:08 PM

It is a slow Sunday so I looked up at Scout on their 2013 punter rankings. A few of them are still available if we do go to 28 total. I am in particular interested in knowing if we can get that Rutgers commit if we do offer one punter.

 

Nat'l
Rank
Nat'l
Rating
Name
School, Hometown
Video HT/ WT/ 40 Schools of Interest
1 Jimmy Hutchinson
(Harrison HS)
Kennesaw, GA
6-2/175 Committed to Auburn
2 Johnny Townsend
(Boone HS)
Orlando, FL
  6-2/200 Committed to Ohio State
3 Daniel Cadona
(Australian Institute of Sports)
Canberra, Australia
  6-4/210 Committed to Louisiana
4 Jonathan King
(Farragut HS)
Knoxville, TN
  6-1/160 Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA
5 Ryan Winslow
(La Salle College HS)
Wyndmoor, PA
  6-5/215 Committed to Pittsburgh
6 Dean Crozier
(St Peter's College)
Adelaide, South Australia
  6-7/240 Committed to Rutgers
7 Tyson Kruse
(Australian Institute of Sports)
Canberra, Australia
  6-2/195 Utah
NR Sean Covington
(St. Petersburg HS)
Saint Petersburg, FL
  6-2/195 Committed to UCLA
NR Matt Haack
(Dowling HS)
W Des Moines, IA
  6-1/185 Committed to Arizona State
JC Eric Camarillo
(Mesa)
Mesa, AZ
  6-2/175 Utah State
JC Jed Barnett
(Contra Costa)
San Pablo, CA
  6-2/215 Committed to Oklahoma
JC Sam Irwin Hill
(CC of San Francisco)
San Francisco, CA
  6-3/210 Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Miami (Fl), Utah State

 

Chances of Lewis to WR?

Chances of Lewis to WR?

Submitted by BILG on December 16th, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I know this has been discussed here and there on the board.  Given the pickup of another defensive secondary commit, is it getting more and more likely that Jourdan Lewis comes in as a WR?

By all accounts he is a phenomenal playmaker on both sides of the ball.  I keep hearing the rabble, rabble, Hoke cant get high star skill position players, but are we overlooking Lewis as a potentially elite reciever because he was recruited as a DB.  Some reports have him looking better on the offensive side of the ball.

Treadwell would be nice but it seems that ship is moving further and further away from port.  As much as a Dymonte Thomas, Jourdan Lewis, Douglass, Stribling, and Hill secondary sounds like a real "no fly zone", I have to think that at least one of these guys would be moving to WR if we dont pick up another one in this class.

Would any of these guys be cosidered elite WR material?