Is this the best Michigan football recruiting class ever?

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on October 27th, 2011 at 7:07 PM

I know we've had some good classes that are in the top 10 and top 5, but damn our class is stacked. 


Jon Benke

October 27th, 2011 at 11:32 PM ^

Heck, I'll let you know in three months.

We have 4/5 spots left, and that could seriously change my opinion, one way or another.  I agree that we won't know for a few more years on how well they translate to the college game, but for a recruiting class, I think we'll have a much better idea of how good this is - on signing day, when our class is complete.  We still have a chance to finish strong.


October 28th, 2011 at 11:07 AM ^

The smallest possible time we could know is about 15 months.  If 22 of these kids beat all of the upperclassmen out of their starting positions and take the team to the National Championship game, then we can say they are the greatest class ever.  If they manage to do it without one of them getting caught taking $250,000 from a gambler while bitching to Mitch Albom that he can't afford to buy a hamburger from McDonalds, then they will really be the best class ever.

In other words, ask again in five years.


October 27th, 2011 at 7:13 PM ^

only time will tell, but I do not think it is or will be we had some great classes under Lloyd Carr and some great players also. But I can say it is the best since Lloyd left without any questions imo.


October 27th, 2011 at 7:15 PM ^

It is pretty much impossible for it to be a fab 25 considering 11 play on each side.  There is no QB in this class as of now, so does that mean we will be running a wildcat offense?

There is also the chance that some of the highly touted guys not living up to their rankings.  It happens in every recruiting class.

I'm really excited to see how we finish off this recruiting class.  I already think it is a good class, but it could be special depending on who we close the class with. 


October 27th, 2011 at 7:16 PM ^

If we add Banner, Garnett, and/or Murphy, Diamond, Peat. You will see the best offensive line recruiting class ever to step onto the University of Michigan.


October 27th, 2011 at 7:42 PM ^

At this point there is no way that we get Muprhy.  He is most likely staying west and last I heard Oregon and Stanford were leading. 

If we were to get any of those recruits, I would say we have the best chance at Garnett.  He is probally my favorite out of that bunch. 


October 28th, 2011 at 10:27 AM ^

I work with Antonio, and he is doing great by the way.  He is a great guy, and has e-mailed me to talk Michigan football, even though he just met me as a fan.  Antonio still follows the team real closely.  He is using that UM degree and is doing well, just a phenomenal person.


October 27th, 2011 at 8:15 PM ^

How everything pans out. But honestly, I could see us doing really well in 2-3 years. With this class as sophomores and juniors, and DG at the helm, I think we could do great things. Then after Gardner graduates we will have Morris to take over. We have some good football seasons ahead of us


October 27th, 2011 at 7:39 PM ^

1995 with Charles Woodson, Tai Streets, Tom Brady, Rob Renes, Marcus Ray, David Bowens, Josh Williams, Daydrion Taylor, Aaron Shea, and James Hall will be next to impossible to surpass.  The greatest defensive player in the history of the program, the best pass rusher in the history of the program, plus the program's most successful NFL QB ever, plus the core of the team that won 32 games in three years from '97-'99. 

The '98 class was ranked #1.  It didn't turn out quite as well because it was balanced more towards skill players and the two best recruits (Fargas and Henson) didn't finish their eligibility. 

I think this class will be just below those two if we land a couple of stud WRs.