Magnus

December 16th, 2017 at 1:53 PM ^

I think Michigan wants another WR, and they have to cover their bases. I think there's still a chance with Olave, but since he basically can't visit again until January, the coaching staff has to cast the net a little bit wider to try to make sure they get a WR in the class. They can't put the majority of their eggs in the Chris Olave basket when he still hasn't visited.

jbibiza

December 16th, 2017 at 7:16 PM ^

Not sure what film you guys are looking at. Ronald Bell looks like the sleeper recruit of the century. Fast, elusive, great hands and elite athleticism (check out his basketball highlights). Great work by JH and the coaches to find this diamond in the rough. Will make plays for years to come.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/4358931/ronald-bell

And the competition is decent - Park Hill is the #8 team in the state of Missouri.

The Fan in Fargo

December 17th, 2017 at 12:16 AM ^

Yeah's a good athlete. Looks like he has good top end. Needs more though and he has the quicks on the basketball court but he isn't super quick. Don't get me wrong he could probably shake me like nothing but I could get to my top end speed back in the day a lot quicker than he does and I'm a white guy. Not to be racist but you know what I mean! He's a natural athlete but is lacking the strength in the in-between gears to get to that top end quicker. Hopefully that new S&C coach can open up this can of whoop ass for all of these receivers. They are all lacking it. Good quicks but they need these in between gears to hit that top end super fast. I'm already working on it boys!

Bigly yuge

December 16th, 2017 at 1:54 PM ^

What is so negative about his comment? I think everyone is aware that the 2018 recruiting class has not been up to Michigan's standards. That is not to say that this class wont end up being good a couple years from now. Just not as highly rated as many of us expected. Average player rating is not phenomenal either. If we keep Reese, add Friday, and a couple other dudes I will be happy as I believe much of this class is simply for depth purposes after the last two huge classes.

Warm Cockles

December 16th, 2017 at 2:28 PM ^

I was optimistic about this class until this week. I though we might get Chase, Friday, AND NPF and that would make for a really nice class.

Now Chase and Friday are trending away and we didn't get the other Ole Miss guys.

There's a chance this class was better 2 months ago than it will be when all is said and done.

Night_King

December 16th, 2017 at 1:38 PM ^

Looks like this kid was formerly committed to Missouri State for basketball. Recently decided to play football at the next level. Not sure what his projection is.

We also just offered DE from Germany that’s committed to G Tech.

Youngharbaugh4

December 16th, 2017 at 2:21 PM ^

I watched his film, not great. I know that people say stars don't matter, but in all honesty, they do. By missing on guys like Chase and other high ranked recruits and then basically replacing him with this guy, does not look good. This class has its good players and I like what I see out of the 3-star guys we have, but these last two offers are kind of sad. I feel like we have whiffed on so many high-ranked kids this cycle. I really hope they turn the heat up next cycle on our top targets. We've already missed early on Logan Brown, I am hoping they can get him back and turn it up for the rest of their targets and revive 2018's class with 2019's. 

 

ThadMattasagoblin

December 16th, 2017 at 2:27 PM ^

We need the jimmies and joes. The firing of offers in december is because the staff didnt do a good enough of a job recruiting in the summer. Osu doesnt have depth classes and we put 11 guys in the nfl and cant recruit off of that. Time to get two of the best recruiting assistant coaches.

Coldwater

December 16th, 2017 at 2:26 PM ^

This guy has a skinnier body than Drake Harris. This is a WTF offer. I swear, it seems like Michigan throws out scholarship offers like they're just throwing them against the wall and see what will stick.

maize-blue

December 16th, 2017 at 2:28 PM ^

Seems to have decent hands. Not particularly big or fast, maybe a Grant Perry replacement? UM is his only D1 offer?

Either some on this staff are really good at identifying diamonds in the rough or they are scrambling to fill the class.