April 9th, 2012 at 2:01 PM ^

Kind of weird that neither us nor State offered him but he had offers various schools around the country such as Florida.

Mr. Maize

April 9th, 2012 at 2:06 PM ^

I enjoy laughing at MSU as much as anyone else, but they didn't even offer this kid. Let's be rational. There are countless other things to make fun of them about.


April 9th, 2012 at 2:09 PM ^

he's a guy Michigan would have offered in any other year.  Kind of in the same boat as Reschke as a non-offeree. Plus other guys with offers like O'Daniel, Anzalone, Bivin, McGovern that we had to cool on due to space concerns.


April 9th, 2012 at 2:59 PM ^

Not a guy we would offer any other year, not even most other years. Maybe he's a guy we would offer in some other years, but he's not on the same level as Reschke or the other guys you named. Reschke is a solid talent who we would offer most any other year, he's just following a very good LB class and is competing with top LBs in this class.

Dillard is a 3-star guard who hasn't gotten much interest from most of the schools around here.


April 9th, 2012 at 2:11 PM ^

I kind of wonder what the deal is with this kid.  No offer from Michigan, MSU, ND, or OSU, but he had offeres from Florida, Arkansas, and Oregon.  Considering he didn't even get an MSU offer, the utter lack of interest from local programs is strange considering his offers.


April 9th, 2012 at 2:20 PM ^

I have a bunch of friends that have graduated from Canton and coach there in various sports. He had no interest in Michigan and I was under the assumption he was going to state but that didn't come out to be true so something doesn't sound right


April 9th, 2012 at 3:49 PM ^

From our side, the guys that we have and the ones that were on our list were just higher rated.   From the State side, what I've read is that they're going to have a relatively small class this year and are only looking to add a couple of OL and have guys ahead of Dillard.   I think that he would have been a Plan B for either program.


April 9th, 2012 at 2:21 PM ^

Does Florida have a Michigan pipeline here? They've offered Gibbs, Dillard, and Poet. I like that these guys get big offers when we dont, just curious if they have an in here (MI)


April 9th, 2012 at 4:31 PM ^

That doesn't even make sense. Spread speciality players typically are ranked lower than players who can play in any system. Look no further than our team, as our recruiting rankings increased dramatically after our coaching change (part is obviously due to a better recruiting coaching staff).

Hardware Sushi

April 9th, 2012 at 2:32 PM ^

They're still recruiting high caliber prospects, but it's tough to match up with what Urban was bringing in based on recruiting rankings.

The key to remember is something like 14 players from Meyer's #1 class in 2007 (08, can't remember, can't find the article I was looking for) were gone before the start of Muschamp's first fall. I think Muschamp is looking for the cliche "his players" as opposed to Urban's star hunting.

Just my opinion from 2000 miles away.


April 9th, 2012 at 2:29 PM ^

Felt bad he never got the UM offer he wanted, but this year's recruiting on OL is unusually strong.  Best of luck to him.

Florida has really gone after a lot of midwest kids lately eh?


April 9th, 2012 at 3:26 PM ^

OL recruting for the second straight year has been pretty strong.  Hoke is proving that he will go out of state to get the type of guys he feels will help turn the offense into a dominate pro-style offense.  I'm really happy with our last 2 OL classes.  Hopefully Ty Isaacs will see the guys he will be running behind and make a decision to join the class soon.


April 9th, 2012 at 5:14 PM ^

This kid is a stud and has been working with Mike Barwis(well at least at Barwis Meathods). I know we really don't need him, but his highlight film is straight nasty.


April 9th, 2012 at 8:38 PM ^

with Barwis personally, and before that with the same trainer I use. Talked to him multiple times, he is a good kid. Always talked about wanting to go somewhere warmer though, so this decision makes sense. He is definitely a good player, though a lot of the competition he has faced is questionable.