SIAP- Two articles: Calvin Anderson & Jude Stamper

SIAP- Two articles: Calvin Anderson & Jude Stamper

Submitted by Other Andrew on January 24th, 2018 at 3:25 AM

Both of these are at The Athletic, for which most content is behind a paywall. But I believe they have "freed" the Stamper article due to its popularity.

Calvin Anderson - No clear indication on his choice here (because, one supposes, he has yet to make it), but it does seem like (A) he's down to Texas and Michigan and (B) he had a great visit at Texas last week. The article certainly paints him as having the character of a Michigan Man , but the staff have their work cut out for them this weekend.…

“I think moving on to the NFL is a dream come true, obviously, so we talked about it,” he said. “My dad was telling me I have the unique opportunity to go and try to play another year at a better program, on a bigger stage with more visibility, which would probably increase my draft stock and all that. We were being strategic about it.”

Jude Stamper - Thorough profile of 12-year-old teammate of MBB, and of course further evidence that John Beilein is an excellent human being.…

Soon after, in late August, Beilein hired Chinedu Nwachukwu as Michigan basketball's new director of program personnel. Beilein told him one of his first tasks was to contact Team IMPACT and get the ball rolling. Nwachukwu called McGeehan and, just like that, an alliance was formed and lives were changed. “Oh, I have just the kid for you,” McGeehan burst when Nwachukwu reached out.


OT- Interesting look at Recruits' CFB Memories

OT- Interesting look at Recruits' CFB Memories

Submitted by FatGuyTouchdown on May 25th, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Bud Elliott, the Recruiting guru of SBNation/EDSBS, released a pretty interesting piece today which was designed to show the most recent memories of current college recruits. 

Basically the formatitive football years for recruits have seen Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Florida State dominate. Not much of a surprise that they dominate recruiting rankings. 

It does show the uphill battle Michigan has been facing, and honestly made the success Michigan has had all the more impressive on the recruiting trail. There's almost no chance a high school junior knows anything about Charles Woodson, Tom Brady, Drew henson, Braylon Edwards, Mike Hart, Henne, and all the other great players on the 2006 team. The Rich Rod Hoke years coincided with ages 8-14, when a lot of players make early judgements on teams. 

Thought it was a cool look, and also shows why 2019 is looking like an even more exciting recruiting year than the past couple years.…

247: 5 New Blue Ballz

247: 5 New Blue Ballz

Submitted by MaizeMN on April 9th, 2017 at 12:26 AM
I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd pass it along. 247 has 5 new crystal ballz for 3* GA RB Christian Turner to Michigan. I don't recall any MGoBlog buzz about him, but his highlights are worth a watch. 247 has him listed at 5'11, 187 lbs. Among those whose ballz for him are Blue: Lorenz and our own Ace Anbender.

Solomon trending to Bama?

Solomon trending to Bama?

Submitted by 1464 on January 27th, 2017 at 9:52 AM
Feel free to shoot the messenger. Sam Webb posted an article ($) in regards to Solomon reporting that his mind is made up. I do not pay, so I don't know the content, but the Twitter reactions seem to indicate that it sounds like he's going to be headed to Bama. Boo. EDIT: Posting using phone autocorrect is a dangerous proposition. Fixed the spelling errors. Although to be fair, Soloman does sound like an antisocial super hero, which would be interesting.

Final 2017 ESPN Recruiting Rankings

Final 2017 ESPN Recruiting Rankings

Submitted by umaz1 on January 18th, 2017 at 5:34 PM…

Ruiz jumped all the way up to #28

DPJ is at #22

Luiji is at #69

Kai-Leon Herbert is #99

McCaffrey is #117

Jordan Anthony is #124


Possible prospects:

Solomon is #63

Tufele is #119

Nico is #150

Oliver Martin is not on the list..they have him as the #60 WR


Overall they rank 24 of the 26 current commits as 4 stars, which gives tem the #4 overall class as of today.

Crootin: Filiaga Crystal Ball'd to Michigan

Crootin: Filiaga Crystal Ball'd to Michigan

Submitted by FatGuyTouchdown on October 4th, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Earlier today, 24/7 National Recruiting Insider Ryan Bartow CB'd Texas OT Chuck Filiaga to Michigan after his visit this past weekend went well. Filiaga is widely regarded as one of the best Tackles in the country and his composite lists him as the 112th best player.

Normally I wouldn't make a thread about any Crystal Ball, but Ryan Bartow is normally pretty good and accurate. 

Official Visitors this weekend

Official Visitors this weekend

Submitted by 1464 on September 27th, 2016 at 12:51 PM

I've been hearing this is a YUGE recruiting weekend.  I figured I'd throw them in here.  Most of my info came from Magnus' site, so here is a link.  There's more detail there.


2017 Recruits

5* OT - Alex Leatherwood (#5 composite)

5* LB - Baron Browning (#9 composite)

5* CB - Shaun Wade (#18 composite)

4* OL - Jedrick Wills (#43 composite)

4* C - Cesar Ruiz (#66 composite)

4* OT - Chuck Filagia (#112 composite)

4* LB - Jordan Anthony (#115 composite)

4* CB - Christopher Henderson, Jr (#156 composite)

4* S - Markquese Bell (#179 composite)

4* DT - Donovan Jeter (#276 composite)

4* RB - Chase Hayden (#312 composite)

4* LB - KJ Britt (#317 composite)

3* LB - Shanon Reid (#408 composite)

3* S - Brelin Faison-Walden (#442 composite)


I'll update with other classes when I'm free.  Looks like it will be a big weekend.  A win will probably go a long ways with some really, really good recruits...

Michigan 1 of 13 teams with enough talent to win the title

Michigan 1 of 13 teams with enough talent to win the title

Submitted by FatGuyTouchdown on August 18th, 2016 at 6:25 PM

SBNation's resident recruiting expert Bud Elliott has come out with his latest "Blue Chip Ratio" rankings. The Blue Chip Ratio is 4 and 5 star players (blue chips) compared to 2 and 3 stars. The benchmark that every national title team has hit since recruiting has been more heavily covered has been 0.51, meaning every title team since 2002 has had more 4 and 5 stars, than not. 

Michigan is 1 of 13 teams that has eclipsed the .51 ratio, and 1 of 2 in the B1G (Guess the other). The list of teams with more blue chips has won 12 of the last 14 titles, and does not include Florida, which dipped below this season, but was above the bench mark when they won 2 titles.…