Sam puts Crystal Ball in for DiCosmo

Submitted by KennyHiggins on June 26th, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Ridiculously strong offer list for this high-potential 3.5 star WDE.  Keep the NJ pipeline flowing.

https://247sports.com/Player/Aeneas-DiCosmo-46040164

Comments

Bodogblog

June 26th, 2018 at 4:11 PM ^

It's noteworthy because he'd been thought to be headed to Stanford after favoring Michigan early.  This was a guy Don Brown prioritized, a plan A guy.  Maybe him choosing M over Stanford can help sway Herron to remain in the class. 

Also speaks to the bond that was built among players and especially over this weekend, a great job by the staff. 

DrMantisToboggan

June 26th, 2018 at 4:17 PM ^

He's a SAM to us, a la Josh Uche - a kid that played with his hand in the ground in high school, but who we will stand up. He's also fluent in Mandarin and wants to study International Business and Theater. This was always destined to be a Michigan-Stanford battle.

Watching From Afar

June 26th, 2018 at 5:09 PM ^

It'll turn into a "will they stay committed" type fall. Which.... yay? Just have to hold it together with some good wins.

I've been looking at the class (and admittedly I haven't really looked into departures for next year) but I can't tell how many more spots are available.

1 for a QB?

1 for another RB?

1 for Quinten Johnson at Safety.

1 for another Safety if possible (Cine if he doesn't go to PSU)

1 for and OT (hopefully Keegan - if not Harrod)

1 for a WR (Ford - if not then anyone at all?)

1 for another DT (Uhhh... No idea. Johnson seemed like the one the staff wanted)

That would put it at 23 with no decommits. Herron seems like the only true flight risk at the moment unless someone get "processed" out. Everyone else seems set on Michigan (Hinton will have Georgia after him until his LOI is sent in).

DrMantisToboggan

June 26th, 2018 at 5:23 PM ^

Doubt we take another QB. 

Definitely 1 more pure RB (Eric Gray).

Definitely want 2-4 more DBs (Q. Johnson, Cine, Dax Hill, Sainristil, Sanguinetti)

Definitely want 1 more OT (Keegan then Ike)

Definitely want 1-3 more DL (Ojabo, would love to flip Karlaftis, would take Zach Harrison no matter what).

Definitely want Quavaris Crouch (Quavaris Crouch).

Probably want 1 Slot/RB/Return Hybrid (Wandale Robinson or Giles Jackson).

Would probably like another pure WR (Ford or Cornelius Johnson) but not super high priority.

 

I think the staff is prepared to make room for this class to get up to between 24 and 28. That means expecting a good number of guys to go pro early, a decent number of transfers/processing, and a decent number of firm hand shakes next offseason.

Pepto Bismol

June 26th, 2018 at 5:58 PM ^

That's good, of course. But I listened to Sam on the radio yesterday. He had Steve Wiltfong on at one point and they were discussing DiCosmo. Sam said he put in his CB for Michigan and Wiltfong was surprised. Sam explained that it wasn't a gut feeling, but yeah.

Anyway, Wiltfong didn't sound like he was buying it. Thought it was worth a mention maybe to level out our expectations.

Double-D

June 27th, 2018 at 9:05 AM ^

How does he compare to in state DE Fletcher?   WDE vs SDE?   Fletcher seems like a huge upside guy we could have had but will now end up at MSU. 

Caesar

June 27th, 2018 at 9:53 AM ^

I heard some parts of Sam's interview with his dad. Very impressive, especially in keeping a wider view of getting a great education to leverage potential NFL riches in the future. 

outsidethebox

June 28th, 2018 at 8:55 AM ^

Herron is an outstanding player and I surely hope he comes to Michigan-for both his sake and that of Michigan football. However, despite the **** rating disparity, DiCosmo and Herron appear to be nearly parallel in talent.