OTish: What former recruit do you plan on watching this season?

OTish: What former recruit do you plan on watching this season?

Submitted by Michigan Eaglet on August 31st, 2016 at 4:47 PM

In an effort to keep this board college football focused, I wanted to see what former Michigan recruits that we were relatively high on or at least recruited to some degree do you plan on watching this season? This obviously would include former commits as well. This might be just keeping tabs on a player or actually going out of your way to watch a game you otherwise wouldn't just to watch that player. This might give some of us who will be watching several games per weekend this year anyways some additional people to pay attention to.

For me, two come to mind: Kalen Ballage, Arizona State, and JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC.

Ballage I always thought had the size and came from an under recruited area that he could've been good in our offense and this was only magnified by his run last season where he carried a defense over 20 yards for a touchdown.

JuJu just seemed to be such a polished player coming out of high school and getting a 5 star out of California would've been awesome. He was touted more as a safety coming out and now he's being compared as a WR to Dez Bryant by Nick Saban. Hopefully he goes off against Notre dame this season.

What former recruits/commits are you looking forward to watching this season?

OT- Former Recruit Anthony Fera of PSU Having His Own Problems

OT- Former Recruit Anthony Fera of PSU Having His Own Problems

Submitted by Six Zero on August 24th, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Think Gibbons has had some issues?  Apparently former UM commit Anthony Fera seems to be having some problems of his own and is currently not with the team...

According to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the 20-year-old Fera pleaded guilty to charges of purchasing alcohol by a minor and disorderly conduct on Aug. 4 in State College. The incident occurred June 7. Citing court documents, the Post-Gazette reported that Fera has been involved in two alcohol-related issues since last April.

Not really sure, but the way the story is written, it sound like he's got some real issues beyond a few arrests.  Dependency perhaps?  Not really sure...

I remember this kid REALLY badmouthing us after he switched commitments, but it sounds like he's got bigger fish to fry than dealing with Schadenfreude.  Life can be confusing for these young men, hope he figures it out...


OT: Let's catch up with Nick Patti

OT: Let's catch up with Nick Patti

Submitted by Blaze09 on July 22nd, 2011 at 10:39 AM


Good story I saw on the front of ESPN's CFB section that I thought it would be nice to share. I know all chances of any Dr. Phillips kids went out the window with the coaching changes, but it's nice to see Nick is still doing great out here and will probably be the one to lead Boise State to their usual great seasons in the future.