Semi-OT: Who to follow on Twitter for recruiting?

Submitted by EastCoast on January 20th, 2015 at 9:48 AM

For the longest time, I have resisted anything related to Twitter. The idea of communicating in 140 characters or less seemed silly to me. What seemed even more silly was the idea that people would care a lick about what I was saying in 140 characters or less.

The latter still seems silly (I am not nearly that interesting), but it has become clear that Twitter is THE place to go if you have an insatiable desire for Michigan recruiting information. While I have not utilized Twitter directly in the past, I am constantly reading tweets on this Board. Therefore, cutting out the middle man to an extent makes sense to me.

With that in mind, who do people recommend following for Michigan recruiting purposes? I've got some of the usual suspects down (SamWebb, Tom VH, JUB) and have gone through the list of sources that MGoBlog follows, but if anybody has further recommendations, it would be much appreciated.

tl;dr version - who do I follow for Michigan recruiting news?



January 20th, 2015 at 10:37 AM ^

I have noticed a number of recruits with tweets along the lines of "Love to hear from XYZ U's fans"  "Where are all the XYZ U fans?"

Lately, when I hear that a recruit has received an offer, I'll follow that recruit.  I NEVER tweet at/around them.  (I can't say I really tweet at all, for that matter.)  I feel this give a sense of the size/passion of the UofM fan base, without crossing any lines on contacting recruits.

I am not posting this as neg bait/flame bait, just genuinly interested in others' opinions on this practice. 


C Tron

January 20th, 2015 at 10:02 AM ^

I do some twitter following on Twitter, and honestly, all the info I get is on MGoBlog about 3 seconds later.  Every little tidbit of information is put on this here site just as quickly.


January 20th, 2015 at 10:04 AM ^

Steve Lorenz, Sam Webb, Dylan Burkhardt, Nick Baumgardner, Steve Wiltfong, Mark Snyder, Mike Farrell, Joshua Henschke, Michael Spath, Brandon Brown, Tom VH, Allen Trieu, Tom Dienhart, Tom Beaver, Josh Helmholdt, John Borton, and Chris Balas. This is probably not a comprehensive list, nor are all of these guys necessary to follow. Some talk recruiting a lot... others like Dienhart never have any info you can't already get elsewhere and focus more on other things.


January 20th, 2015 at 10:05 AM ^

DGDestroys puts out some good stuff sometimes. Clint Brewster. Steve Wiltfong. You can also follow my Twitter account. Otherwise, I'd say you have most of them.


January 20th, 2015 at 10:05 AM ^

You can follow @MaizenBrew (the twitter account for Michigan's SBNation page Maize'N'Brew) for some information as well. Not necessarily breaking information, but some decent profiles on known Michigan recruits and offers will appear occasionally. They do have writers devoted to this particular sort of coverage, so the updates are fairly regular. 


January 20th, 2015 at 10:53 AM ^

EastCoast here are a few good ones to follow...MgoFish, BSb_Wolverine (Brandon Brown), Balas_Wolverine (Chris Balas). I also Like Tedd Blanks @MaizeandBlue14. He has some pretty good sources. I hope this helps.