Updated ESPN 300 Recruiting Rankings

Submitted by MichTits on November 20th, 2013 at 10:57 AM

George Campbell was previously ranked the #3 overall recruit for 2015, so he could only move down, right?  Wrong!  He moves up to #2 overall, despite a junior season that did not feature him much at his assumed future college position of WR, due to his team not passing much (although he appears to have still been a standout when they did throw, and also excellent on the defensive side of the ball).


Total Updated ESPN300 here:


The future still looks really bright!


Frank Drebin

November 20th, 2013 at 3:19 PM ^

Any word on Keisean Lucier-South? I seem to remember him being really high on UM, but not receiving an offer. I didn't see him included on the list Magnus has posted on his site. Is there not mutual interest, or has he moved on from UM since he didn't receive an offer? I know they are waiting on Cornell, but it seems silly to not offer a top 70 player, especially since they missed out on Hand. Even with limited scholarships, I would think the staff would have a few offers out there to top talent and still hold out for a top 10 player if the interest is there later on.


November 20th, 2013 at 11:54 AM ^

Dont care anymore about recruiting after seeing how bad some of our "top" recruits are playing..bring in guys coach them properly then we talking..bring in the 3 stars and 2 stars, because those are rhe guys that are hungry to play and pissed off for being under evaluated


November 20th, 2013 at 12:48 PM ^

You must listen to Mike Valenti a lot.  The failed logic here is the assumption that a more talented athlete cannot be "coached up" like a less talented athlete can.

Think of it this way.  Let's say Usain Bolt trains for 10 hours a day.  But YOU decide you want to try and beat him in a foot race so you train for 10 hours and 30 minutes a day for two years.  Do you think you would then be able to beat Usain Bolt in a 100 meter foot race?  


November 20th, 2013 at 12:13 PM ^

Or, you know, great recruiting and coaching/development. While I do agree too many people have a video game "NCAA football 'XX" mindset in regards to recruiting, it is definitely important and greatly increases a team's chances of success when they are able to get more highly rated recruits. Just see the Mathlete's diary from a couple years ago.


...or I just missed your sarcasm!


November 20th, 2013 at 12:17 PM ^

That really depends on how long you give a highly ranked recruit to develop.  Hokes "big recruits" are now, at most, sophomores (with many either true or redshirt freshmen).  I'd say it's hard to judge those kids at his early point.


November 20th, 2013 at 1:46 PM ^

You're assuming players cannot develop throughout the course of one season. Do I expect to see a freshmen become an All-American in one season? No. But to see steady improvement from game to game is not a very far fetched expectation, and I can't say I've seen that from the majority of Hoke's recruits in the past two seasons. 


November 20th, 2013 at 12:22 PM ^

How good is Damien Harris? Was his opposition in KY any good or are his numbers just  a product of bad opponents? I see he's the #1 RB on this early ESPN list, but I think I'm going to take it with a grain of salt.

True Blue Grit

November 20th, 2013 at 5:33 PM ^

talent.  It's something, but there are obviously other things that indicate Harris is an extremely good player.  Ultimately, as with any player, we'll see what happens when he starts playing against college athletes.  But keep this in mind:  Mike Hart was also a RB who put up ginormous numbers in high school against lousy competition.  And we know how well that turned out for Michigan.   Most people would be extremely happy if Harris put up 2/3 of Hart's yards.