Kaleb Ringer No Longer on Team?

Kaleb Ringer No Longer on Team?

Submitted by Every Roh Has … on May 6th, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Kaleb Ringer's twitter has undergone some changes recently. Most notably, in his twitter bio it says "FSU Football" rather than UM. Also, his handle is "@Ring_RingFSU", whereas it used to have UM in it. I'm assuming the FSU means Ferris State, since there was a picture of the Ferris State bulldog logo on his twitter as well. Any confirmation to this?

Where do the incoming freshmen linebackers project?

Where do the incoming freshmen linebackers project?

Submitted by KevbosLastingLessons on January 7th, 2012 at 5:30 PM

A little mental distraction from the impending Lions game. UM obviously has 4 stud linebackers in this class. Anyone know where specifically these guys project? I know Ross was told he will play weakside. It looks like Bolden and RJS are more of the MLB type (Or maybe weakside in the 4-3 under). Then what about Ringer? Does anyone project to Sam? 

Go Lions.

item: Kaleb Ringer issues

item: Kaleb Ringer issues

Submitted by Brian on October 21st, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I got a tip that Kaleb Ringer had gotten the boot from his high school team for disciplinary reasons, and this appears to be true. He's had a recurring issue that was finally too much and he's gotten axed. I don't know if this will change his status as a Michigan commit, but if he decommits at some point in the near future that would be why.

[UPDATE:BISB: Sam Webb just tweeted that Kaleb was not booted. Just sitting with a sprained knee. The plot thickens.]

Predicting Duane Long's Top Ten

Predicting Duane Long's Top Ten

Submitted by Seth on September 1st, 2011 at 2:13 PM

st. edward line

St. Ed's O-Line (minus Kalis). Duane Long's Top Ten doesn't have room for all of them. (Image: Lonnie Timmons | Cleveland.com)

This is an addendum to Ace's Thursday Recruiting today. In that post Ace noted he was worried Long's prO-hio biases might have led him to leave some important future Wolverines off the list:

Meanwhile, Duane Long has rated 11-50 of his top 50 prospects in Ohio [parts 1, 2, 3, and 4], and here's the Michigan commits included so far: Tom Strobel (12), Pharaoh Brown (17), Jarrod Wilson (18), Joe Bolden (26), A.J. Williams (31), and Caleb Stacey(48). That means Kyle Kalis and Chris Wormley are almost assuredly in his top ten, but it'll be interesting to see if Kaleb Ringer and Allen Gant make the cut or are (unjustifiably, in my somewhat-biased opinion) left off the list entirely. For context, the #50 prospect, Mason Monheim, is unrated on Rivals and holds offers from Illinois and a handful of MAC schools.

Here's a list of guys rated highly by Rivals who did not make the Top 50 (yet):

Name Position High Schoool Stars School
Kyle Kalis OL St. Edward **** Michigan
Ifeadi Odenigbo DE Centerville **** --OPEN--
Se'von Pittman DE McKinley **** Michigan State
Adolphus Washington DE Taft **** --OPEN--
Josh Perry LB Olentangy **** Ohio State
Greg McMullen DE Hoban **** Nebraska
Kyle Dodson OL Cleveland Heights **** Wisconsin
Warren Ball RB St. Francis DeSales **** Ohio State
Bri'onte Dunn RB Glenoak **** Ohio State
Chris Davis ATH Austintown Fitch *** Pittsburgh
Demitrious Davis ATH Austintown Fitch *** Pittsburgh
Allen Gant DB Sylvania Southview *** Michigan
Kaleb Ringer LB Northmont *** Michigan
Joseph Spencer OL Mason *** Illinois
Anthony Stanko OL Howland *** Penn State
Sam Grant TE St. Edward *** Boston College
Maty Mauk QB Kenton *** Missouri
Chris Wormley DE Whitmer *** Michigan
Andre Jones DB Colerain *** Cincinnati
Sebastian Smith DB Central *** Indiana
Sean Draper DB Glenville *** --OPEN--
Ryan Leahy DE La Salle *** Cincinnati
Greg Kuhar DT St. Edward *** Northwestern
Tyler Orlosky OL St. Edward *** West Virginia
T.C. Klusman OL Elder High School *** Louisville
Ross Martin K Walsh Jesuit *** Duke

Thats' 26 dudes with BCS offers and whatnot. Long has 6 guys in his Top 50 who aren't rated by Rivals yet. Those guys and their offers:

Name Long's Rk Pos Best offers
Dion Dawson 13 DL ???
DeShawn Dowdy 27 WR/TE WVa., Cincy, Iowa St
James Sanford 34 DB MSU, Cincy, BG
Eric Williams 37 QB Cincy, Toledo, EMU
Terrell Jackson 42 DE Duke, CMU, Ohio (NTO)
Mason Monheim 50 LB Illinois, Miami (NTM), Akron

Dawson is a legit freak athlete none of the sites (Scout, ESPN, 247) have heard of except Rivals, and they little more than his name. Scouting Ohio lists his deeds as a running back, but Long is excited about him as a DT. I couldn't find any schools that offered since he apparently has grade issues that will likely see him head to a JUCO and reemerge at some SEC school in 2 years. The rest have maybe one BCS offer (if you count the Big East as BCS). This is the level one must pass to be in the Top 50. If you might fit that description, you are not in the Top 50. That about does it for Klusman, Kuhar, Leahy, Draper, S.Smith, and A.Jones. Spencer, Anthony Stanko and the Austintown Finch athlete Davis duo might have an argument for Top 30 but not Top 10.


Mortal Locks: (3) Ifeadi Odenigbo, Kyle Kalis, Bri'onte Dunn. Each were mentioned in reviews of the other guys in a context of almost/just as good as...

Almost Certainly: (3) Se'Von Pittman, Adolphus Washington, Greg McMullen. Long has been all-up-on's for these guys all year. They are consistently rated the tops in their respective positions, or near enough to it because they all play the same position (...as Wormley and Odenigbo too)

Because it's Long you know he'll have: (2) Warren Ball, Josh Perry. Two more 4-star guys committed to Ohio State. Eight other OSU commits (every one but Pat Elflein) have already been profiled, and Ball, Perry and Dunn (see mortal locks) are OSU's three most highly rated recruits this year.

So that leaves 19 possible candidates for two last spots. It's time to play...

"Is _____ better than a MAC player?"

Kyle Dodson
Why: He's the last consensus 4-star not among the pretty. 
Why not: Ohio State and Michigan passed on Mount Dodson -- Wisconsin likes road graders but Long does not necessarily share that opinion.
Is he better than a MAC player: Absolutely.

Sam Grant
Why: Long once said Grant might be the best among the St Ed's group, which includes Kalis and previously profiled Darryl Render.
Why not: The nice things slowed when the Ohio State offer didn't materialize.
Is he better than a MAC player: Probably.

Kaleb Ringer
Why: Long has long had Ringer listed as his top linebacker in Ohio.
Why not: Concerns about his size. Wolverine.
Is he better than a MAC player: Absolutely

wormley Chris Wormley
Why: As of March made Long's 1st team All-Ohio, ahead of Pittman and McMullen; Washington was starting SDE.
Why not: Wolverine.
Is he better than a MAC player: Uh....

Allen Gant
Why: Most sites rate Gant higher than Bradley.
Why not: Wolverine. Son of Wolverine. Long may think Sylvania is part of Michigan. Also it's almost certain Gant won't make the Top 10 because Bradley's writeup called Bam the second-best safety in the class, and Jarrod Wilson was placed above him.
Better than a MAC player: Pretty sure.

Maty Mauk
Why: He's a really good QB
Why not: Long has been pretty consistently leaving Mauk off lists since last year.
Better than a MAC player: Probably.

Tyler Orlosky
Why: Like Grant a St. Ed's guy ahead of Render. Long called Orlosky "the most underrated lineman in the state" and put him 2nd team at both guard positions ahead of #44 Jacoby Boren (YTB), but behind Michigan's Stacey (48) and MSU's McGowan (14).
Why not: Behind #48 means out of the running.
Better than a MAC player: Yes.

Ross Martin
Why: Might be the best kicker prospect in the country this year
Why not: Is a kicker
Better than a MAC player: Yes.

Best guess is Wormley almost has to get one spot unless Long has found a reason to hate him (other than committing to Michigan). Ringer is a good bet for the last one, being the top LB in the state and all. That still leaves Gant off the list. However there's plenty of reason to think some of these other guys might take their places, especially Dodson and Grant. That could mean some of M's recruits are slipping, or that I just need to learn to take Duane Long lists with a Bleacher Report serving of salt.

Ace: 247Sports Ranks 2012 Defensive Position Groups

Ace: 247Sports Ranks 2012 Defensive Position Groups

Submitted by Ace on August 26th, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Yesterday, 247 named Michigan's 2012 offensive line class the best in the country, while also giving the Wolverines honorable mention at tight end. Today, they ranked the defense, and prepare for a little debate: The defensive end group of Chris Wormley and Tom Strobel came in second behind Florida State, which is cool, but the linebackers (Joe Bolden, RJS, Kaleb Ringer, and James Ross) also came in second, after Alabama, which is far less cool from a Michigan fan's perspective. While the issue is certainly up for debate, and Alabama has a pretty fantastic group, 247 analyst Gerry Hamilton said 'Bama's position at the top was 'pretty much cut and dry'.

To his credit, in the comments, J.C. Shurburtt acknowledged that both have great classes, implying that the Tide's spot at the top wasn't as clear-cut as Hamilton suggested. Your (probably wildly-biased) thoughts, MGoBoarders?

TomVH: Big House BBQ Visitors

TomVH: Big House BBQ Visitors

Submitted by TomVH on July 19th, 2011 at 11:06 AM

This will be the home of the BBQ visitor list. The event takes place on July 31st and looks like it's invite only. I'm still working on confirming visitors so I should have more names added as I get them. Be sure to continue to check back frequently. 

Here's who I've confirmed so far:


LB Royce Jenkins-Stone - Commit

DB Terry Richardson - Commit

LB James Ross - Commit

DE Matt Godin - Commit

DB Allen Gant - Commit

TE Devin Funchess - Commit

DE/LB Mario Ojemudia - Commit

DE Tom Strobel - Commit

OL Kyle Kalis - Commit, said he will for sure be there. He's going up with his head coach Finotti, because his coach wants to sit down with Mattison to talk defense.

OL Ben Braden - Commit

2013 QB Shane Morris - Commit

DT Danny O'Brien (6'2", 293 lbs, 4 Star)

WR Jehu Chesson (6'3", 182 lbs, 3 Star)

2013 OL Steven Elmer

2013 RB Wyatt Shallman

2013 LB Jonny Reschke

RB Bri'onte Dunn (6'2", 215 lbs, 4 Star) - His father told me yesterday that Bri'onte will likely be going up with his cousin Dymonte Thomas. Bri'onte's Dad might not make it up though.

DE Chris Wormley - Said via text he is coming to the event.

DT Ondre Pipkins (6'3", 325 lbs, 4 Star)

DB Anthony Standifer - commit

2013 WR Laquon Treadwell

2013 DB Dymonte Thomas

TE AJ Williams - Commit 

2013 RB Ty Isaac

Not Coming

OL Jordan Diamond (6'6", 290 lbs, 4 Star) 

DB Jeremy Clark - Commit, said he's going to try to make it up.

OL Caleb Stacey - Commit

WR Monty Madaris (6'2", 190 lbs, 3 Star)

LB Kaleb Ringer - Commit

LB Joe Bolden - Commit

Five Commits on HS Butkus Award Watch List

Five Commits on HS Butkus Award Watch List

Submitted by chitown.victor on July 15th, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Five (!) 2012 commits have been selected to the 51 player watch list for the 2011 high school Butkus Award.  This is great for not only these athletes, but also their current teammates, and for UM Football.  Past winners include Manti Te'o, Jordan Hicks, and Tony Steward.  Free rivals article, with complete list, is linked.


Best wishes for great senior seasons!

2012 Commits Provide Updates in Their Own Words

2012 Commits Provide Updates in Their Own Words

Submitted by MGoShoe on June 12th, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Kaleb Ringer

KRingoUM1 Im derermined to get to A2 in december. I start my senior year of Language Arts tomorrow....im low key excited!
KRingoUM1 @goblueinoh nah im content [about taking visits]. Unless you mean to A2 then #hellyeah lol
Terry Richardson
Terry_Rich Visits will still be taking i aint sign on no dotted line yet baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Terry_Rich Still 100% percent committed to Michigan no worries :)