Mr Miggle

January 25th, 2016 at 3:01 PM ^

Remember Rutgers faced a backlash from other local HS coaches and we had posters suggesting that we would never get any NJ players outside of his old school.

Partridge should thank them too. He has benefitted than anyone. It would have been near impossible to have that kind of impact there so quickly. His future at Rutgers would be uncertain at best. Here, he is learning under Brown, Mattison and Harbaugh and is making a lot more dough.


January 25th, 2016 at 3:26 PM ^

It's still ok to resent Rutgers, but this is definitely the silver lining to the dilution of the B1G. Michigan can guarantee Jersey kids a game nearby every year (MD is not that far away, either) and the BTN puts every game into the homes of friends and family. No question that Michigan is making the most of the expansion here, and I think there's no way we make this much progress in NJ without it.


January 25th, 2016 at 1:11 PM ^

I have a truly innocent question that I'm hoping somebody can help me with who knows more about recruiting.


How many wide receivers do most classes aim to have?


It seems as if we have an over abundance, especially considering we don't lose any Wide Receivers during this offseason to graduation. 

Doctor What

January 25th, 2016 at 2:46 PM ^

I am not expet. But, I'm thinking this would be much more of a dillema or quandry if this were Hoke.  Given Harbaugh's willingness to move talent around in order to find the best spot for them going forward, irrespective of where theirhigh school coaches had them in the past, makes counting the number of "wide recievers" a bit of an exercise in futility. 

Btown Wolverine

January 25th, 2016 at 1:17 PM ^

I don't know how many WR a typical class has.

However, even though we don't lose any WR this offeason, we do lose our top 3 receiving options after NEXT season (Chesson, Darboh, Butt).

So, perhaps the idea is to get a bunch of guys on campus for this coming season so that at least a couple of them will be ready to make a significant impact the next season?


January 25th, 2016 at 1:20 PM ^

Ahmir Mitchell and Brad Hawkins are considered to be WR/ATH.

The only true WR in this class are Dylan Crawford and Nate Johnson. I guess you can replace Nate Johnson with McDoom. Stewart is also being recruited as a pure WR.

Pie Young is someone who is being recruited as an ATH or WR/CB.


January 25th, 2016 at 1:22 PM ^

As with many Harbaugh recruits, just because they are listed as WR on the recruiting sites doesn't mean that's going to be their position in college. Several of the commits and targets have been talked about as corners or safeties as well.  So even if 6 WRs come in, it may only be 3 who play and there will likely be 4 recievers leaving the team between this year and next.