Most important recruits

Submitted by Real and Spectacular on November 2nd, 2016 at 10:02 PM

These are the recruits I feel we can't afford to lose out on.

1. DPJ: Not necessarily based on need because we would be fine if we ended up with the other 3 guys, but with his talent and with us being the leaders, we need to get that signature.

2. Ruiz: Could potentially be a starter as a sophomore since Cole and Kugler will be seniors.

3. Elite tackle: Filiaga, Wills, Wilson, Leatherwood. Sure we would like them all, but we better get at least one, and preferably 2.

4. Solomon or Tufele: NT depth is a little scary. We need an impact guy and soon.

5. Ambry Thomas: I like St Juste but we need another corner that could potentially play early. All the CB's have been UM lately, but I'm hearing some MSU fans express some confidence. Any new updates?

6. JKP: Not the highest rated of our targets but the coaches suppposedly love him and we desperately need safety depth.

Comments

Perkis-Size Me

November 2nd, 2016 at 10:12 PM ^

I'd really like Nico Collins, not only because he's a great talent, but because Gus Malzahn can then take his arrogant "no northern school will ever sign an instate kid that Auburn or Alabama wants" comment and proceed to shove it right up his tightly wound ass.

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Steve in PA

November 2nd, 2016 at 10:15 PM ^

I was flipping channels and watched a recruiting show on the other SEC network, CBS Sports.  They listed both of those recruits.  When they were talking about Solomon they didn't even mention Michigan.  They said it's Ala or Ga.  With Tufele Michigan was barely mentioned with schools out west being the favorites.

I guess it's all about perspective whether one thinks Michigan is leading, in the hunt, or not even in consideration.  Given Harbaugh's persona I think in the hunt is the correct answer for all recruits.

CalifExile

November 3rd, 2016 at 5:46 PM ^

Solomon is coming to AA on an official visit with his mother this weekend. She wants him to go to GA (according to reports). Impress her and its a new contest. We're nowhere near being a favorite, but we're not out of it.

Tufele does have us among his leaders. His official visit went very well, according to him. He says he bonded a bit with Paea. Earlier this year he listed Utah, UM and OSU as his top 3. Recently I saw a list that included Arizona State as well.

JonnyHintz

November 3rd, 2016 at 1:18 AM ^

But if you pay attention, McDoom is only playing really as a run threat on the reverses. Crawford is playing for his blocking skills.

McDoom and Crawford COMBINE for 5 catches on 9 targets all season. Corley doesn't seem to be better than Crawford (albeit it's arguable) and wouldn't play the same role as McDoom.

So he's making a much bigger impact at MSU than he would be right now at Michigan. Whether that remains to be true in the future would be up for debate. But if Corley were at Michigan this year, he'd be a strong redshirt candidate (doesn't have the blocking ability of Crawford)

BigBlue02

November 3rd, 2016 at 9:48 AM ^

it isn't about his production or him being their #1. People are saying he should regret his decision because he has to catch passes from that clusterfuck of a QB situation at MSU. I would take the possibility of redshirtimg and having 4 years of Michigan QB's throwing to me rather than playing as a freshman and having to catch passes from whoever wins the QB battle at MSU, Lewerke or DeWeaver

JonnyHintz

November 3rd, 2016 at 2:05 PM ^

They said he's regretting the decision, right now. Which I doubt, as he's their top target and wouldn't be playing here (or would be rarely used).

Now you're going to look to the future and say he would regret it. That's a dangerous game. You have no idea how good deWeaver is going to be or how much Lewerke is going to progress once his leg heals. You seem to be under the impression that those two freshmen aren't going to improve past where they're currently at.

As if Cousins and Cook were ALWAYS All-B1G QBs. They aren't going to be below-average QBs their entire careers. And Corley will always be their featured target. Just look at who Michigan has, and who is likely coming in this class. You can't sit there and tell me Corley would be our featured WR.

LJ

November 3rd, 2016 at 12:16 AM ^

This is a message board.  This type of thread is basically the reason for the board's existence.

The thing the drives me the most crazy about these "STAY FOCUSED ON THE NEXT GAME" types of posts is that they diminish the accomplishment of the players & staff.  It's like the poster is trying to act like he himself has done something to put the team in this position, and must continue to do so.  Nope.

 

Ronswanson13

November 2nd, 2016 at 10:53 PM ^

You build championships from the lines out. Give me all the elite lineman on both sides of the ball. Solomon is the player that I think has immediate contributor written all over him and give us back some of Dline depth we lose and a player like Leatherwood could potentially step in at right tackle in year one. Plus stealing one (or two) from Saban would be nice (yeah, you too Harris).

DPJ and Thomas because the best players in Michigan go to Michigan.

ThadMattasagoblin

November 2nd, 2016 at 10:59 PM ^

MSU fans are also confident on Lavert Hill, Patrick Kugler, Lawrence Marshall, Brian Cole, and Drake Harris. Sam and Steve Lorenz both believe that he would be a Wolverine if his recruitment ended today. We still have 3 months for Harbaugh to show him our national championship rings.