November 12th, 2012 at 1:42 PM ^

Other than Ferns Michigan probably gets:

Brian Mone
Malik McDowell
Damon Webb
Mason Cole
Parrker Westphal

Alex Bars, Blake's brother, is also on the list, and Michigan's up there for Peppers, Hand, etc. M will probably get some Ohio guys on the list they're still evaluating too. 


November 12th, 2012 at 1:45 PM ^

Wow, some rare message board recruiting insight from Brian.   I hope we can get all the guys you listed, although I'm not sure on Mason Cole.

Yeah, there are several guys on there from the midwest that I think Michigan can pull if they want.  It's not a great class in the midwest, but if Michigan can pull in the cream of the crop from the region, then we'll be in pretty good shape.


November 12th, 2012 at 1:45 PM ^

Only 3 each from Michigan (one of whom is a Sparty commit) and Ohio (one of whom is already in the fold). So let's hope we at least secure at least a couple more from this smallish group. Webb and McDowell are considered strong possibilities, no?

His Dudeness

November 12th, 2012 at 2:13 PM ^

Weird that most of the kids from Michigan are already "commited" elsewhere... I have to assume that is from offers coming in a little later than the recruit would have liked. I am specifically talking about the LB from Cass and the Pro Style QB who is verballed to Wiscy.  


November 12th, 2012 at 7:15 PM ^

So no one is bullish on UM landing Booker, Lattimore or Byrne? Why hasn't the staff aggressively pursued Byrne to really show UM pull in Ohio if Byrne is worthy?

I expect Urbie to push hard for all 3 with the weak pool in the Midwest and attempt to halt Hoke's cross-border raids. Lattimore would be a great compliment in the slot to the tall WRs.


November 12th, 2012 at 7:25 PM ^

Booker recently named Ohio his leader.  Ohio has also had some sucess getting top recruits from St. Vincent St. Mary is the past couple years. 

I think we have a better shot with Lattimore.  It is said that Hoke has a good relationship with Ginn Sr.


November 12th, 2012 at 7:37 PM ^

I always see references to playing smaller guys in the slot here, but if you've been paying attention to Hoke/Borges for the past two seasons, they play bigger guys (Hemingway, Jackson, etc.) in the slot.

Ohio guys with Ohio State offers generally go to Ohio State.  So no, I'm not bullish on Michigan landing any of those guys.