Anzalone not visiting this weekend

Submitted by RollDamnTide on March 7th, 2012 at 7:36 PM

PA LB Alex Analone will not visit UM this weekend, was reportedly told by the coaches that they are full at linebacker. Sounds like the Coaches are pretty confident in the guys they are already recruiting.!/EpicTripod


Frito Bandito

March 7th, 2012 at 7:50 PM ^

I had a back and forth with an ohio fan about a week ago about Schutt. I explained how Hoke wanted 1 nose tackle and Pipkins was a far superior talent. He then fired back with he had an offer, that means they were actively recruiting him. After that he claimed Keving Bacon was not in foot loose.. HeeeeHawww!! HeeeHaww!!


March 8th, 2012 at 11:22 AM ^

None of the logical OSU fans would claim it as a recruting head-to-head win. Just like most of us only think of Armani as the real head-to-head win for last class. And Alex isn't being biased when he says he doesn't think Michigan had a shot. All signs point to him being PSU or OSU's to lose. Just as a number of UM leans will have cursory interest in OSU, the staff isn't going to really go after a lot of them because they are more than likely a waste of resources. Just as Hoke didn't really waste time on Woodard, Burrows, or Marshall. They had offers, but Hoke wasn't going to waste his time going after a kid that we were going to get.


March 8th, 2012 at 1:45 PM ^

It's kind of hard to gauge your interest in a school if you haven't visited. He's already been to Penn State and Ohio State, I believe. That's why they lead. I don't know if I'd put Anzalone in the same group of players you said above although I believe Ohio State is the leader at this point. He's not a lock like those guys seemed to be.


March 7th, 2012 at 7:40 PM ^

the coaches like the guy we got and the guys we probably will get better...

...and so do i!

[edit] also, i think it's great that the coaches did this.  they were honest.  i bet most schools don't do that at this point in the year regardless of who is committed. 


March 7th, 2012 at 7:46 PM ^

Should have committed in February when the rush was on!  Judging by his offer list, he will not have trouble finding a good home.

Zone Left

March 7th, 2012 at 7:47 PM ^

That kid's got one heck of an offer list. Basically the only talent factory that I didn't see on there was Texas.

I don't really follow recruiting, but I usually check out there offer lists. I feel like the coaching staffs are the real talent evaluation experts, so a kid with that many huge offers (assuming they're all real) is probably pretty impressive.


March 7th, 2012 at 8:19 PM ^

He plays both ways, he's a good blocker, a good and tough runner, and he's always around the ball defensively. Not enough film of him in coverage, but he seemed decent. He has great instincts for the run though. He sort of reminds me of Joe Bolden with more size. I rated Anzalone pretty highly in comparison to the other LBs. Not Levenberry or Hutchings, but one of my top guys on the board.