Victor Hale II

March 7th, 2012 at 6:08 AM ^

If Hoke and Co. can consistently pull top talent from CA to go along with tearing it up here in the Midwest, I'd say "y'all better look the f**k out!". (y'all being every FBS team out there)

MN Go Blue

March 7th, 2012 at 6:25 AM ^

I would be plenty happy to leave this weekend with Ty Isaac as the only other committ.  There is so much top talent interested in UM.  The Spring game weekend is when I hope the bonanza occurs.

True Blue in CO

March 7th, 2012 at 7:22 AM ^

it would be nice to spread out the announcements a little bit in the next few months. With names coming in from all over the country, Friday Night Lights will need the support of MGoBloggers to provide performance updates on our committed recruits.


March 7th, 2012 at 7:48 AM ^

This is indeed tremendous news. However, I don't see Cravens committing anytime soon. From what I see on his twitter feed, he's loving all the attention. It'll be awhile for him.


March 7th, 2012 at 8:43 AM ^

12 out of 14 guys are consensus 4 stars for the most part. The other two guys are pretty dang good. The class is already bonding and getting to know one another which will help them to join the team.

It is still March 7.



March 7th, 2012 at 9:28 AM ^

Obviously Hoke coached in CA.  Were his classes there mostly CA guys?  How big of an advantage for recruiting from CA will it likely be in the future?

If we could get both these guys (or just one) that seems like it'd be a huge get!



March 7th, 2012 at 9:42 AM ^

Schools like SDSU recruit almost entirely in CA, no matter the coach.

I'd love a guy like Mathis or Cravens to commit before the season is over because they're close enough for me to go watch on a Friday night.


March 7th, 2012 at 11:20 AM ^

Do all coaches do the handwritten letter thing?  It seems like we've heard a lot more about it since Hoke came in (both from him and from recruits).  I would expect once any coaches not doing that found out about the idea though that they would start. If they all do it though, why do the recruits make a big deal out of it?


March 7th, 2012 at 12:21 PM ^

I'm under the impression that most schools send out generic printed letters to each person (hence Alabama sending over 100 letters to someone) and emails.  Some schools might go a little crazy with a little handwritten portion on the bottom to make it personal. But not many schools go and write entire handwritten notes. To have all the coaches that are recruiting someone hard write hand written notes, is a bit different.


March 7th, 2012 at 11:06 AM ^

Our class is going to be filled with really good players. It's not like we're going to have slouches. The question is would you rather have the class full of the type of players we have or would you rather roll the dice on a few five stars at the end? I think I might take the early guaranteed solid class to avoid the risk of losing players to another school.

Indiana Blue

March 7th, 2012 at 11:34 AM ^

that Hoke and his coaching staff have a plan and they are in full gear Execution.  Filling a class early avoids the ultimate "panic" of those last minute decision makers.  It could be argued that those types of recruits are "high maintenance" and want the media attention vs wanting a plan for their college football careers anyway.

In just over 1 year Brady Hoke has returned Michigan to a dominate position in football ... yeah, last season exceeded EVERY SINGLE expectation, but the fact that Michigan is once again a National power in recruiting (perhaps more now than EVER !) simply means absolutely GREAT things for the future ...  this is not going unnoticed in the B1G !!!

Go Blue!


March 7th, 2012 at 12:18 PM ^

It would seem that a couple 5 Star recruits would want to be the icing on the cake for what is potentially turning into the strongest recruiting class in the country.  If you were a 5-star recruit looking for a little publicity (not that I would recommend that course of action), wouldn't being this recruiting class' cherry or three on top seem beneficial and attractive???


March 7th, 2012 at 12:43 PM ^

I think regardless of who commits, Shane Morris will be the "big name" of this class (since he is probably going to end up being a 5-star and a top-3 QB).  I would actually think, much like many players have said, that 5-stars would  want to commit because they want to win championships and the best way to do that is to be surrounded by talent.  Best way to be surrounded by talent, join a class that is already shaping up to be top-5 or better. 


March 7th, 2012 at 1:34 PM ^

Every time I see his name - Joe Mathis - some combination of Judge Joe Brown and Judge Greg Mathis pops into my head.  Strange considering I've never seen either show (and had to verify that it wasn't a single show called Judge Joe Mathis).


If he comes here I think I'll just have to go with Judge Joe Mathis for his nickname in my head.