Flowers Update

Submitted by mgorecruit on January 22nd, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I guess you can chalk this up as a win for MGoBlog; but its not necessarily good news for Michigan.

Earlier today there was a bit of a dispute as TomVH told us things weren't looking good for Hakeem Flowers, whilst the guys at scout.com were very hopeful on UM's chances.

Well it now appears Michigan has stopped recruiting Flowers; I guess Hoke doesn't think they need a receiver in this class. Either that or he's got someone else lined up.

Anyway, for the guy who asked whether he should buy a rivals or scout account on the board earlier, I hope this answers your question.

Comments

DGDestroys

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:11 PM ^

...I just don't understand. No WRs this year? It won't hurt us now, but it'll almost certainly hurt us 2-3 years down the road unless we REALLY pull out a great WR class next year.

DGDestroys

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:30 PM ^

I think it's very early in his recruitment and there's a lot of time left. However, at this point, we don't really have any 'ins' or 'connections' to the kid, we don't stick out to him, and he's not from a particularly M-friendly area. If we get in contact, I think he'd listen, but I'm not sure he's already more focused on some of the bigger dogs that jumped on him early.

dmoo4u

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:27 PM ^

i think by not taking a WR in this class, hoke is saying a few things:

1. he is confident in our younger WRs (this past seasons freshies)

2. he is being very selective about who he goes after. i dont think he is going under the approach that we need to get bodies, just for the sake of having bodies. he is trying to find people that are going to be the right fit for the team

3. i'm sure he is looking ahead to next years recruiting class, and likes what he sees as WRs

4. obviously the one statement he is also making (based on who he is going after) is that our d needs HELP

adamum5

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:18 PM ^

I agree but if you look at our team now, we need a lot of help in other areas...especially on defense, 109th in nation is ridiculous....I'd love Flowers but I'm sure Hoke is doing what's best for team

blueapple

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:27 PM ^

I know Hoke is doing the best.  Still interesting to talk about and see what others think.  I agree that defense needs help, but if we get McClure and Raven, that is 7 db's.  Ben is right from another thread that it's a lot to take.  Also, at LB's we have some as well and we stil might need a TE.

wlubd

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:15 PM ^

Exactly. We have a lot of depth at WR right now. But we also lose a lot next year with little in the way of proven talent behind them. Not taking any WR's is a little like only taking 1 OLineman in a class. You can get away with it one year but you need to make up for it the next or find yourself in serious trouble down the road.

Michigasling

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:41 PM ^

where the talent doesn't have to prove itself as freshmen.  We have guys there who haven't been forced to play (much) before their time.  But it's possible they have talent and may even have developed some skill before they're asked to take over.

I'd still like to think Lucien's a possibility, but I trust the coaches know what they need and what they can hope to get to fill out their team. 

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January 23rd, 2011 at 1:21 AM ^

We have a lot of depth at WR right now

Yes!  But you can't just think about the now with recruiting... with the (possible) early draft guys, we may regret this in a couple years.  Plus, we have so many schollies available!  I would love to eat my words about that when the deadline comes, but right now, I seriously doubt it.

DGDestroys

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:19 PM ^

But still, from 'all the wideouts from last year', I personally only see Jerald Robinson or Jeremy Jackson as real contributors. DJ Williamson has shown nothing but speed, Dileo's a pure ST, Miller's a TE, Sayed's a walk-on. That wideout class isn't really that spectacular, they're just bodies.

RBWolverine

January 22nd, 2011 at 11:26 PM ^

I'm surprised by this, too, and it never seems like a good idea to sign zero recruits in any position group.

The main thing I'm left thinking is that they really view the slot receivers as plausible options in this offense.  That they're counting Grady, Robinson, Gallon, Dileo among their list of receivers and think that they will work just fine in the offense.  If they become more interchangeable with the outside receivers, then the receiver depth chart looks more crowded.

Yost Ghost

January 23rd, 2011 at 12:40 AM ^

With so little time left the coaching staff had to focus like a laser on the key areas affecting the team and with out a doubt the 2 areas were the D and the ST. They have gone out and targeted D recruits and they targeted a K. WR is just not a a pressing concern when we've got 9 WR's and 7 Slot receivers on the depth chart. Whatever scholarships we don't use we will have for next year and next year is looking like THE year to make a splash with so much talent available.