Finishing out the recruiting class

Submitted by Real and Spectacular on December 7th, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Right now we sit at 20 commits and I believe we will likely end up at 32 or so. There has been some talk of up to 35 but that would require gray shirts and last year we heard low 30s was possible too and we ended up at 28. So I am going to guess the final 12 spots based on what I've read and my gut (No my gut doesn't mean anything like Sam Webbs gut does)


2. WR-Black

3. WR- Collins

4. OL- Banks

5. OL- Wilson

6. OL- Ruiz

7. DT- Retmaeir

8. DT- Solomon

9. DE- Irving-Bey

10. LB- Singleton

11. LB- Anthony

12. CB- Thomas

Although it's not everyone on the wish list, it would be an outstanding finish. Notable misses are WR Martin, RB Harris, OL Slaton, OL Leatherwood, OL Filiaga, DT Tufele, LB Gay, CB Holmes.

What are your thoughts on who we finish up with?



December 7th, 2016 at 12:32 PM ^

What are the odds that every current commit remains committed and signs? Probably near zero percent. That's not meant to be a criticism or anything, but given the nature of it, I would be shocked if we didn't see a single decommit.


December 7th, 2016 at 3:46 PM ^

If Michigan starts getting some highly touted guys people will leave the class. I am not saying it will be processing by the staff, but if we get a guy like Harris I don't think all 3 current rb will want to stay.
I particularly think the oline will see a few decommits even if Michigan doesnt flip a 5 star. Herbert is getting pushed pretty hard by local schools who also have a good shot at getting his teammate and friend slaton.
I think we will see at least 3 decomitts, for a variety of reasons, before signing day.

Toasted Yosties

December 7th, 2016 at 12:38 PM ^

How many last-second surprises did we have the last two years? Higdon was one, (and Nick Eubanks?) but I feel like there were a few others. I'm expecting at least one 4-star guy to be in this class that we haven't talked about.

Mr Miggle

December 7th, 2016 at 1:03 PM ^

Maybe he didn't get mentioned too much around here, but I remember he was often brought up as a package deal with Boss Tagaloa. He was thought less likely to leave CA.

There were some other guys we definitly got in on late. Several because of hiring Don Brown.  Spanellis because we were scrambling after a late decommit. Hopefully we won't be dealing those kind of issues this time. Eubanks was the only one that really came from out of nowhere, to me at least.


December 7th, 2016 at 12:55 PM ^

Those events will probably get less frequent as we go along here. Last year was the first full recruiting year and they changed DCs; with static coordinators (because Harbaugh is at least 50 the OC) and a longer timeframe with which to court folks there is less necessity to go looking under rocks late in the process. 

TE is one spot where I would not be surprised to see a random name pop up. There are a few popping up the secondary as Michigan appears to want 5 DBs. Other than that, nah. 

Ginger Ninja

December 7th, 2016 at 1:31 PM ^

Our situation is stable this year, but there are many other situations at big-name programs that are not (though some jobs are starting to settle).  It is also interesting to see the "second tier" or programs where the coach is still in place, but not for long (UCLA, Notre Dame, much of the SEC).  Why can't the same argument for eleventh-hour prospects be made for this year, just that the instability is elsewhere instead of our own back yard?  I can't recall a [recent] year with this much uncertainty at such big name programs, both at the head coaching and coordinator levels. 



December 7th, 2016 at 12:58 PM ^

Originally I thought the answer to this question would be O'Maury Samuels, but now I think it would be Dillon. I think Dillon is a feature back whereas Samuels can still compliment a prototypical back very well. Dillon wouldn't have a chance behind Harris, barring injury. I think Dillon has been checking out BC as a safety valve in case we do get Harris. I think Dillon is very good, Harris is just out of this world, and Samuels' abilities clash less with Harris than Dilon's do.


December 7th, 2016 at 2:12 PM ^

Be careful with that...Max Martin was the highly touted RB of 2004. Then some 3-star guy from the same class name Mike Hart came in and shattered all the rushing records. I like Harris too but his film doesn't leap off the page like Fournette/Reggie Bush's did. I definitely think our other RB recruits can compete with him.

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