Hello Henry Poggi

Submitted by Jarred on June 4th, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Poggi commits to Michigan per Sam Webb on WTKA.

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Sione's Flow

June 4th, 2012 at 9:54 AM ^

When looking at this class, I remember something said during the UM/SDSU game. Rocky Long was quoted as saying "the question isn't if Brady Hoke will win a national championship at Michigan, the question is when." I would say it's on the horizon.

Sione's Flow

June 4th, 2012 at 11:30 AM ^

Agreed recruiting is a small portion of the overall picture. Player development is huge, but look what this staff did primarily with Lloyd Carr's and Rich Rodriguez's players on both offense and defense.

bluesalt

June 4th, 2012 at 11:48 AM ^

I don't know how Rivals calculates its points for team rankings, but with the addition of Poggi, Michigan is at 2,569 points for the 2013 class.  For comparison, the only 2012 class to exceed that total was Alabama, with 2,621 points.  Assuming MOAR commits means MOAR points, we could blow completely past that number before the summer is ended.  Even if that assumption is wrong (it probably is), it's still our best class ever, before the summer has even started.

I don't think there are enough platitudes in existence to give Hoke and Co. the credit they deserve for the job they've done, both coaching and recruiting, in under 18 months.

CLord

June 4th, 2012 at 12:26 PM ^

Very excited about Mr. Poggi.  I see him as RVB but faster and better.  The fact that we finally won a high profile recruiting face off against another blue chip team makes this particularly sweet.

However, after the high quality O lines we have recruited last year and this, with probably only Stanford even in the conversation in terms of best, my mind will be boggled if we cannot translate that into a 5 star or high 4 star RB joining this class.

What I envision in two years for UM is a replica of Wisconsin's explosive offense, except with even better talent, better maulers, a better QB, and a more highly rated RB pounding the gaps for 7 yards a pop.  Wisconsin 2.0. 

They'll consume so much clock on offense, with huge, sustained drives, that in two  years Mr. Poggi, Mr. Taco, Peewee Pipkins, Mssrs. Wormley and Mcray and Thomas, Bolden, Ross, Strobel, etc., will all enjoy epic defensive numbers, giving up an average of under 14 points a game. 

Can't wait.

Sione's Flow

June 4th, 2012 at 12:46 PM ^

Just read Sam Webb's article on Mr. Poggi, this kid is the definition of a team player. The last portion of the article Henry did nothing but hype up his HS teammates.

M-Dog

June 4th, 2012 at 1:22 PM ^

This all happened so fast.  I want to make sure we express some love for Mr. Hurst as well.

It's great . . . to be . . . a Michigan Wolverine!!  (Repeat.  Dance around a little bit.)

Eskimoan

June 4th, 2012 at 4:12 PM ^

Now Is the time for Treadwell to commit, and without a doubt, this can arguably be one of the top classes of all time, if not the top !