OT: Maryland loses top two commits in one day to OSU

OT: Maryland loses top two commits in one day to OSU

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on January 18th, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Rough day for Durkin and Maryland.

Dwayne Haskins, their 5 4 star QB commit flipped today. They also lost 4 star LB Keandre Jones. Both of them are from MD, as well.

Maryland currently has 10 commits, only one of them being a defensive player.

Haskins is a monster loss for them as he'd likely start there from day 1 over the three man interception machine they had this past season.

http://maryland.247sports.com/Article/Maryland-Football-Recruits-Dwayne…

Michigan does not make top-11 of Pioneer's Antjuan Simmons...

Michigan does not make top-11 of Pioneer's Antjuan Simmons...

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on January 18th, 2016 at 11:50 AM

I'm shocked. How does this happen? 

Maybe the staff hasn't been going that hard after him since they're busy with the 2016 class.

I have a hard time thinking Harbaugh is going to let a guy from across the street, at the same HS he went to, leave.

 

Top 11!! pic.twitter.com/hdDE2YlcSM

— antjuan simmons (@_antjuan_) January 18, 2016

edit: here's how-

Simmons loves Ann Arbor, calls it his home, and says #Michigan has an advantage with that. But, he said they haven't made him a priority.

— Brandon Justice (@BrandonCJustice) January 18, 2016

Plenty of time left.

Penn State hires Tim Banks

Penn State hires Tim Banks

Submitted by teldar on January 18th, 2016 at 9:21 AM
Just announced this morning. He was Beckman's dc and safety coach at Illinois. Cubit wanted him to stay and he decided to leave. Will be co-DC and safety coach with last year's co-Dc and lb coach who was given DC title. Sounds like a decent hire but still sounds like not the quality of Shoop by any means. So... this is good for stealing PSU defensive commits. I think. If there are any Harbaugh wants. Or i could be wrong.

Question on Crystal Ballz Scoring

Question on Crystal Ballz Scoring

Submitted by Bob The Wonder Dog on January 18th, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Been wondering about this for awhile. On the 247 site, their crystal ball predictors are given a score along with their percent correct. What's odd is that there doesn't seem to be much correlation between the two; i.e., some predictors with high scores have low percentages. What goes into determining the score, and why would it be seen as an indicator of merit if it doesn't require accuracy? A brief Google search turned up nothing, hoping someone in the know on the board will respond.

Lorenz: Michigan Will Host "Signing of the Stars"

Lorenz: Michigan Will Host "Signing of the Stars"

Submitted by Mr. Yost on January 18th, 2016 at 8:37 AM

Michigan, along with the Players Tribune, are combining to host what's being called a "Signing of the Stars" event at Hill Auditorium on National Signing Day on February 3rd.

link to 247Sports article: http://michigan.247sports.com/Bolt/Michigan-Will-Host-Signing-of-the-Stars--42923752

Note: The event is invitation only.

Eddie McDoom decommits from Oregon, will visit Michigan this coming weekend

Eddie McDoom decommits from Oregon, will visit Michigan this coming weekend

Submitted by AnthonyThomas on January 17th, 2016 at 11:00 PM

This is according to 247. We are back in the running for best named recruit.

Also, Steve Wiltfong has ballz'd Kiante Enis to IU. This might be thread worthy but the board is probably ballz'd out for the day. 

Edit: Ryan Bartow, one of 247's lead analysts, has ballz'd McDoom to Michigan. It appears that this is happening.