MBB "Evaluating" 2014 Ohio Committ Ryan Taylor

MBB "Evaluating" 2014 Ohio Committ Ryan Taylor

Submitted by alum96 on April 12th, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Let's avoid the Caris LeVert comparison because other than being a late signee and school he has a comittiment to, and size (6'6), build (makes Caris look fat) and position (SG) he is nothing like Caris... ok ok, feel free to get all crazy on projections. 

More seriously he only has one offer and even that offer was originally a North Dakota State offer but said school's coach moved to Ohio and brought the offer with him.   Taylor says Seton Hall and Creighton are sniffing around in the general vicinity but no offers.   Kid played in same AAU program as Mitch, Spike, and GR3.

Anyhow UMhoops.com has the full story.

Profile at UMhoops - bored of developing 3 stars into NBA draft picks Beilein is trying for 0 stars.

SI article on recruiting and Peppers quote

SI article on recruiting and Peppers quote

Submitted by Flocka on February 4th, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Interesting article on the 2014 recruiting landscape. Interesting Peppers quote.......

"There's nothing wrong with Michigan. I'm not worried they went 7-6 or about anything else anyone has written. The future is bright for Michigan football. Don't count us out just yet. It's Michigan for God's sake."

-- Jabrill Peppers, the nation's top 2014 cornerback

 

 

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20140204/inside-…

Hello: Kyle Seychel (preferred walk-on kicker/punter)

Hello: Kyle Seychel (preferred walk-on kicker/punter)

Submitted by Raoul on January 18th, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Saw this on Twitter. Kyle Seychel is a kicker/punter from Hartland, Michigan, class of 2014.

Kyle Seychel just committed to Michigan as a preferred walk-on (Fab 50 #3 PK/#5 P) http://t.co/6pndroGagg #GoBlue

— Brandon Kornblue (@KornblueKicking) January 18, 2014

From his Kornblue Kicking profile

Kyle is one of the top combo prospects in the class of 2014. He has as much potential as any specialist we have ever worked with in Michigan, and that includes numerous Division 1 scholarship athletes. . . . We don’t say this often, but Kyle has NFL potential.

Video:

Scouting Report: Jeff Jones

Scouting Report: Jeff Jones

Submitted by Magnus on January 14th, 2014 at 7:39 AM

This week's scouting report is on Minneapolis (MN) Washburn running back Jeff Jones. If you've been paying attention to recruiting in recent weeks, you probably know that Jones is a Minnesota commit who got a couple more significant offers during/after the Under Armour All-American Game, including the one from Michigan.

http://www.touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2014/01/scouting-report-jeff-jon…

Rivals List of Nussmeier Recruits

Rivals List of Nussmeier Recruits

Submitted by Marley Nowell on January 8th, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Courtesy of Rivals here is the list of recruits that Nussmeier is considered the "lead" recruiter:

 

COMMITMENTS
Name Pos Stars Ht Wt 40-yard Visit Video Hometown
Ronnie Clark ATH 6-3 205 4.59 1/17/2014 Calera, AL
David Cornwell QB 6-5 235   12/13/2013 Norman, OK
Keith Holcombe LB 6-4 209   1/17/2014 Tuscaloosa, AL
Derek Kief WR 6-4 199   1/17/2014 Cincinnati, OH
Bo Scarbrough ATH 6-2 222 4.5 1/17/2014 Bradenton, FL
TARGETS
Name Pos Stars Ht Wt 40-yard Visit Video Hometown
Roderick Bernard WR 5-10 175       Houston, TX
Nick Holman LB 6-2 227 4.66   Madison , AL
Marlon Humphrey DB 6-0 168   1/24/2014 Hoover, AL
Tyler Luatua TE 6-4 230   11/8/2013 La Mirada, CA
Josh Malone WR 6-3 195     Gallatin, TN
Dailyn Patton DE   6-1 257       Northport, AL
Malik Rosier QB 6-2 193     Mobile, AL
Tyler Swindle OL 6-5 295       Hayden, AL

I doubt we have a chance with the Alabama kids but some of the out-of-staters may be up for grabs.  I remember Bo Scarbrough being on Michigan's radar and he's yet to take his official visit.

BBrown: M finished a narrow 2nd for DT Hjalte Froholdt

BBrown: M finished a narrow 2nd for DT Hjalte Froholdt

Submitted by Brandon Brown on December 21st, 2013 at 1:22 PM

A couple of weeks ago Warren, Ohio, DT recruit Hjalte Froholdt surprised quite a few people by committing to Arkansas over thought-to-be front-runners Michigan, Florida State, Alabama, and Ohio State.

I spoke with Hjalte today. Froholdt told me that it just came down to "a gut feeling," which probably isn't as interesting to you as the fact that Michigan finished an extremely close 2nd place to the Razorbacks:

"I just had a feeling that Arkansas was a better fit for me. Just the whole feel of Arkansas. I could just picture myself there for the next 4-5 years. The campus was just awesome to me and the coaching staff is excellent there. Michigan was so close though, it was marginals separating the two. They are both great and amazing schools!"

Froholdt was a great kid to talk to and had a really unique preparation and recruiting process being a native of Denmark. He went to high school for one season in Ohio and is now back in his home country finishing high school. He will return to the US for his college football career with the Razorbacks.

Scouting Report: Malik McDowell

Scouting Report: Malik McDowell

Submitted by Magnus on December 12th, 2013 at 7:11 AM

I did this week's scouting report on Southfield (MI) Southfield defensive lineman Malik McDowell. It might seem a little late in the process to do this, but I hadn't seen good video on McDowell throughout the recruiting cycle. The film from Loyola was minimal and from poor angles, so I had a hard time drawing many conclusions. Now he has a full highlight video on Hudl (from a good angle!), and regardless, he looks to have significantly improved.

http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2013/12/scouting-report-malik-mcdowe…

Rivals 250 updated for 2014

Rivals 250 updated for 2014

Submitted by Magnus on December 3rd, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Rivals released the top 250 players for 2014 at noon today. If you follow recruiting closely, you probably can guess by now that...all of Michigan's commits dropped in the rankings. Michigan has five commits overall in the top 250.

http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2013/12/rivals-250-for-2014-updated…

Rivals 100 updated for 2014

Rivals 100 updated for 2014

Submitted by Magnus on December 2nd, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Rivals updated its top 100 for 2014. I guess it's been lost in the hoopla of the All-Big Ten teams, Ohio State, USC, etc.

Peppers is still #2, but Drake Harris dropped off the list. The Rivals 250 will be released tomorrow.

Here's a rundown of all of Michigan's targets:

http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2013/12/rivals-100-for-2014-updated…