Best Guess Recruiting 2011

Submitted by Ch125 on January 20th, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Commits:

Blake Countess:  ESPN 4* 80 #14 CB, Scout 4* #20 CB, Rivals 4*#10

Delonte Hollowell: ESPN 4* 79 # 15 CB, Scout 3* #40, Rivals 3*

Brennan Beyer:  ESPN 4* 79 # 24 DE, Scout 4* #12, Rivals 4* #16

Justice Hayes: ESPN 4* 79 # 22 RB, Scout 4* # 14, Rivals 4* #3

Kellen Jones:  ESPN 3* 79 # 35 OLB, Scout 4* #12 MLB, Rivals 3*

Chris Rock:  ESPN 3* 78 #33 DE, Scout 3* # 69, Rivals 3*

Tony Posada:  ESPN 3* 78 #33 OT, Scout 3* # 45, Rivals 3*

Desmond Morgan:  ESPN 3* 78 #24 ILB, Scout 3* #42, Rivals 3*

Jack Miller:  ESPN 3* 78 #52 DT, Scout 3* # 16 C, Rivals 3*

Greg Brown:  ESPN 3* 77 # 35 CB, Scout 3* # 50, Rivals 3*

 

 

Probable/Possible Commits:

Hakeem Flowers:  ESPN 4* 80 #29 WR, Scout 3* # 110, Rivals 3*

Jake Fisher:  ESPN 3* 77 # 81 OT, Scout 4* # 25, Rivals 3*

Christ Bryant:  ESPN 3* 77 # 37 OG, Scout 3* # 21 OG, Rivals 3*

Raymon Taylor:  ESPN 3* 77 # 93 ATH, Scout 3* # 50 CB, Rivals 3*

Stefan McClure:  ESPN 3* 78 # 24 CB, Scout 4* # 4 CB, 4* # 9

Floyd Raven: ESPN 3* 79 #18 CB, Scout 3* #33 CB, Rivals 4* # 12

Matt Wile:  ESPN 2* 73 # 44 K, Scout NR, Rivals 2* NR

Frank Clark:  ESPN 3* 77 # 82 DE, Scout 3* # 32 TE , Rivals 3* LB

 

Possible Commits/Longshots:

Kris Frost:  ESPN 4* 80 # 28 ATH, Scout 4* #17 OLB, Rivals 5* #2 LB

Devin Lucien:  ESPN 2* 74 # 165 WR, Scout 4* # 44, Rivals 4* # 22

Darien Cooper:  ESPN 4* 79 # 21 DT, Scout 4* # 16 DT, Rivals 3* # 33 DT

 

I'm sure I forgot a potential or 2, feel free to add them.  Overall a VERY defensive class.  Not sure why we wouldn't offer Lucien as a WR since he would be a sure commitment, but I'll trust the coaches.  Hopefully BH can pull a rabit out of a hat on signing day and give us at least 1 big name recruit, preferably at DT or S.  Not a terrible class considering we can only take 20 or 21 commitments and our latest coaching debacle.  I look forward to defensive recruiting next year when Mr. Mattison has a full season to recruit. 

Comments

Salinger

January 20th, 2011 at 10:38 AM ^

First, we can add Tamani Carter to the committed list now (HaZaah!)

 

Also, as far as a QB, if you watch Tamani's scouting video it looks like he had a half way decent QB throwing him the ball.  Not sure who he is, but he looked like he ran a pretty sound (pro-style) offense.

GoBlue717

January 20th, 2011 at 9:54 AM ^

It sounds like Fisher is going to E. Lansing, we need to remind him of another 6' 7" OT we had that was drafted #1 overall a few years ago. A little Hokus Pocus the last couple weeks and we will finish strong by signing day.

Ch125

January 20th, 2011 at 10:03 AM ^

I feel like someone kicked me in the nuts.

 

ESPNU 150

Here's the updated ESPNU 150 player rankings. Nebraska's Green is the Big Ten's highest-rated recruit, coming in at No. 11 nationally.

Other Big Ten recruits listed include:

No. 30: DE Steve Miller, Ohio State
No. 51: ATH Jamal Turner, Nebraska
No. 54: G Angelo Mangiro, Penn State
No. 69: CB Doran Grant, Ohio State
No. 75: LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
No. 81: QB Braxton Miller, Ohio State
No. 106: WR Evan Spencer, Ohio State
No. 108: WR Christian Jones, Northwestern
No. 109: CB Charles Jackson, Nebraska
No. 115: QB Bubba Starling, Nebraska
No. 127: G Michael Bennett, Ohio State
No. 132: ATH Bill Belton, Penn State
No. 150: LB Lawrence Thomas, Michigan State

umhero

January 20th, 2011 at 10:48 AM ^

Long shots that have been talked to:

DT Travarris Saulsberry (6'4", 252 lbs, 3 Star, Florida) 

DE Jordan Williams (6'4", 240 lbs, 3 Star, Florida) 

OL Pat Flavin (6'7", 260 lbs, 3 Star, Illinois) 

OG Aundrey Walker (6'6", 355 lbs, 4 Star, Ohio) 

DE Anthony Zettel (6'4", 255, 4 Star, Michigan)

LB Anthony Wallace(6'0", 220, 4 Star, Texas)

DT Delvon Simmons (6'5", 262, 5 Star, Pennsylvania)

OLB Branden Jackson (6'4" 225, 4 Star, Pennsylvania)

DT Tim Jernigan (6'2", 275, 5 Star, Florida)

DT Christian Heyward (6'3", 266, 4 Star, California)

 

Since recruiting ends in just a couple of weeks, I have found myself doing quite a bit of googlestalking.  While I'm not an insider and don't subscribe to premium sites, I have kept track of names that have been mentioned here and elsewhere. 

Raoul

January 20th, 2011 at 10:53 AM ^

I like our chances with Matt Wile. Sam Webb has an article on him in today's Detroit News highlighting that his family has deep ties to Michigan:

"My dad attended medical school at Michigan and he was the fourth generation to go to Michigan," Wile said. "My dad, my grandfather, my great-grandfather, and my great-great-grandfather all went to Michigan's medical school and they were all doctors."

Wile is also considering Nebraska and Air Force and will be on an official visit to Michigan this weekend:

"I'm not against committing on the visit, but I probably will not because I'll probably want to come home and talk it over with my family," he said. "I've always said for me it is going to (come down to) education first and then coaching staff. Then after that it would be the program itself because it is a lot more fun to win than it is to lose."

REDvsBLUE

January 20th, 2011 at 11:31 AM ^

But I'm still hopin Hoke can get some surprise commits in the next few weeks.  Carter was a good surprise and hopefully he can be a good role player in the next few years.  Or well just get nobody else and then we can all drink our sorrows away

gobluehtown

January 20th, 2011 at 11:33 AM ^

KJ's dad, Sean, wanted my to alert the mgosphere that there are new game videos of him posted

 

http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Kellen-Jones-highlights-3-1022492?NICK_NAME=&LEVEL=0&TIME=1295540801&SIG=d05a05669a84a4bd0eaa38fba4ff1f4e

 

Looks like available to premium subscribers...BUT free 7 day trial if you are interested in checking out 2011 commits and prospects...

vaneasy2338

January 20th, 2011 at 11:39 AM ^

I believe we had a maximum of 7 slots left. I would be a little surprised if we did get a full 18 commitments, but for the sake of this post let's say we do.

On offense, I would say Byrant, Flowers, and Wlie (I don't want to create a special teams catergory just for him) will commit.

On defense, my guess would be McClure, Taylor, Kitchen and Clark will commit. I know that is one of the worse classes we have ever had (according to various inconsistent recuirting sites). But we get those 7 guys I can't be mad at Hoke. 3 more four-stars with a few highly rated 3-stars (ie Flowers). Not an ideal class, but I think it's something that can be worked with.