January 14th, 2011 at 11:14 AM ^

I'm surprised he's so low.

Of all our retention issues with current commits, I am most worried about Fisher.  I think he'll be a big time Tackle.  And he's visiting some high profile schools.


January 14th, 2011 at 11:39 AM ^

Sam's opinion. Listen to his podcast this morning on WTKA.com ( The Michigan Insider tab). He has said it many times, but repeated it this morning on his recruiting roundup segment.

I live in the area and have seen them both play quite a bit and agree with him.

Detrick Goff is on Justice's team, and was transitioning into their feature back as well before Justice broke his wrist. Justice was playing mostly slot wr/3rd down back the first 3 games of the year before he got hurt.

Goff is a candidate for best back in the state next year, but his guardian up here belongs Spartan family so I would expect him to end up there if he stays in Michigan. He moved here from Mississippi last summer because of some family issues.


January 14th, 2011 at 12:04 PM ^

I was not claiming that this was an article or list written by Webb. Just pointing towards the vagueness of the original post claiming all of the Det News is not in the recruiting business. Just pointing out Sam does good work.


Its all semantics and not worth arguing about.

Wolverine In Exile

January 14th, 2011 at 11:17 AM ^

keeps Fisher and brings Zettel back, the Hoke-a-mania train will be unstoppabl in the local press


"See, SEE! Hoke is dedicated to bringing Michigan back by taking back the crown of instate recruiting from Mich St coach Mark Dantonio, who we recently learned in an investigative report, may have discipline problems on his program. "

- Freep, day after signing day 2011.


January 14th, 2011 at 11:21 AM ^

I think it's fairly average.  I love Hayes, Fisher, Beyer, Delonte... but we lost out on some big big names that we would traditionally get.  The last 2 years we've lost out on the top player in the state to MSU.  I can't think of this as an overwhelming success.


January 14th, 2011 at 11:53 AM ^

Depends.   This year we lost the top 3 according to Rivals.  Last year we lost Will Gholston but he was never really ours to begin with.  Mathis to Oregon sucks.  Same with RoJo.  Got Will Campbell in 2009 but lost the next 4 best players in the state to MSU and OSU.  This state loses a ton of talent to other regional powers.  National too.  Nick Perry up and left for USC. 


January 14th, 2011 at 12:07 PM ^

Dating back to 2003 (as far back as I can get on Rivals) here are the top players in the state each year, and the school they committed to:

2003 - Lamarr Woodley - M

2004 - Alex Mitchell - M

2005 - Kevin Grady - M

2006 - Brandon MFing Graham - M

2007 - Ronald Johnson - USC

2008 - Boubacar Cissoko - M

2009 - Big Will Campbell - M

2010 - Gholston - MSU

2011 - Thomas - MSU

So yes, we usually got the top player in the state.  Pre-2003, MSU got guys like TJ Duckett and Charles Rogers who I believe were the top player their year, but this is usually our spot.


January 14th, 2011 at 11:26 AM ^

I bet we see even more michigan recruits come next season! I am hoping for 8 to 10 out of top 15! We need to go back to the days where MSU didnt stand a chance on big names.


January 14th, 2011 at 12:07 PM ^

Any way we can steal a Thomas or Ed Davis or Taiwan Jones from MSU? I still like another LB in this class...

Or, perhaps a Jake Duzey from Iowa...he looks to be a good sized TE/DE prospect.