Urban Meyer's Mattison comments.

Urban Meyer's Mattison comments.

Submitted by drewro02 on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I was watching ESPU's coverage of signing day a little while ago while home for lunch, and they did a short segment on what's going on with Michigan recruiting. The last part had the panel talking about UM, and Urban Meyer raved about the Mattison hire. Meyer said that in his opinion Michigan not only signed one of the best defensive minds in the country, but quote "the best recruiter in the country". Yes, Urban Meyer said Greg Mattison is the best recruiter on the country. He said that Mattison's recruiting style is parralleled by noone. Obviously everyone feels great about the hire, but hearing it again from someone of Meyer's caliber (hate him or live him) is pretty nice to hear. Hearing things like this is what make us all excited to see what Hoke and Co. can do next year with a full year of recruiting.

Lynn Henning throws crazy praise at Hoke

Lynn Henning throws crazy praise at Hoke

Submitted by M-Wolverine on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:06 PM
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110202/OPINION03/102020400/Brady-Hoke-…-—-in-recruiting In what sure to make Brian's media flip-flop list, Henning has an article that's SUPER positive on Hoke's recruiting job. I mean, I'm an unabashed Hoke-a-mania slappy, but even I can see it as a little over the top. But as many have said, it's nice to have media insanity working in our favor, rather than against us (if a bit understandably maddening to some). I thought it might be Wojo, or even Niyo, but the writing was too poor. So while the quality was a match, the tone of it didn't fit the author. But I hope he's right for once (broken clock theory).

Hoke & changing perception of Prep Coaches

Hoke & changing perception of Prep Coaches

Submitted by myrtlebeachmai… on February 2nd, 2011 at 2:26 PM

While it may be too late to cause a "major" impact this year, things sure look good on the recruiting front going forward. 

You have to love all the positive mentions/articles out there from area highschool coaches towards Hoke. 

Coupled with (as mentioned by another poster in the Liveblog) Hoke going out of his way to name each and every HS in the current signee presser... He's really seems to be getting things back to another level around home.

Can't wait for next year's class, even more than this one. 

Mouton and Schilling Receive NFL Combine Invitations

Mouton and Schilling Receive NFL Combine Invitations

Submitted by MGoShoe on February 2nd, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Per Tim Twentyman of the DetNews:

Michigan got two — linebacker Jonas Mouton and guard Steve Schilling.

Michigan State got the most invites of the state schools, with four — receiver Mark Dell, tight end Charles Gantt, defensive back Chris Rucker and linebacker Greg Jones.

The only other invitees from the state are Hillsdale receiver Andrew Holmes and Central Michigan linebacker Nick Bellore.

Congratulations to Jonas and Steve.

Chris Barnett to Michigan! (TomVH Confirmed)

Chris Barnett to Michigan! (TomVH Confirmed)

Submitted by namaste on February 2nd, 2011 at 1:22 PM

It's down to us or Arkansas. Barnett is a 4* Tight End from Texas.

TomVHTE Chris Barnett just confirmed he is signing today at 12:45 [CST]. Arkansas fans seem confident, but so do Michigan fans. We'll see.
Twitter - 19 minutes ago
 
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Well this sucks.
hog_blog Chris Barnett is a hog! Great class http://fb.me/RvnEY3Wj 17 minutes ago via Facebook
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Nevermind, Arkansas fans were lying
 
 
TomVH Four star Texas TE Chris Barnett has committed to Michigan. Really nice pickup for Brady Hoke. 1 minute ago via web

OT - OSU recruit Chris Carter

OT - OSU recruit Chris Carter

Submitted by BleedMaizeNBlue on February 2nd, 2011 at 12:13 PM

OSU proving, yet again, that they keep it classy. One of their recruits, Chris Carter, is in a bit of trouble with the law.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/02/ohio_state_recruit_chris_kenne…

Actually, this story is hilarious.

Edit: It's not the fact that this individual did something disgusting that makes this story hilarious. It is the fact that OSU is associated with negative press. I didn't think I would actually have to make that delineation, but there you have it.