Tuesday, April 21, 2009

BHB Tuesday Recruiting Tidbits

  • RB Darion Hall (6-0, 200) of Naples, Fla is sporting a Michigan offer for 2010. In 2009, Darion rushed for 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns.

  • Phil Kornbult had this to say about Michigan QB recruit Cornelius Jones (6-2, 185) of Spartanburg: favors Michigan at this point. He has offers from the Wolverines, Duke, Wake Forest and Stanford. He's also hearing from North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Virginia. Jones went to junior day at USC and Clemson but hasn't heard from them since. Jones would be Michigan's second and final QB recruit of 2010.

  • Ever wonder if the lower tier bowl games are a good thing financially for your school? Of course, these numbers don't include the exposure you get for your program being on nationally TV and what it does for recruiting purposes; but here are Central Michigan's 2008 Motor City Bowl budget:

    Expenses: $362,632

    Revenues: $295,405

    That makes a total bowl deficit of $67,227. Those numbers are not so great for a program the size of CMU. Let's hope these Bowls can find a way to make it a win-win for a program the size of CMU to attend. I'm betting Augusta J (regular BHB reader) will pick up the difference for his proud "CHIPS" program.

  • For those that are keeping score at home for 2010: Michigan has 9 verbal commits, Minnesota 5, OSU 4, PSU 2, Illinois 2, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan State all have just 1 commit for 2010. Purdue, IU, and Northwestern are getting shut out at this point. You could easily say that Michigan is out to a fast start in the recruiting race.

  • ESPN Cover Boy Greg Paulus is planning a Syracuse Visit. Good luck with that! The bright side is, you could get to practice against Scott Shafer's defense. Nebraska maybe interested as well.

  • Steve Threet maybe considering Arizona State. ACC, Big Ten, and now PAC 10? Throw in the SEC in there and he could play for teams in all the major conferences.

  • Corey Nelson, from Dallas: Rivals 5th LB in the nation and #24 player overall has long been considered an OU or Texas lock, now considers Michigan his top school. Cory also happens to be the current teammate of Michigan verbal for 2010 Tony Drake. We all know that RR likes to offer teammates from high school. Texas is rumored to be Jordan Hicks (#3 LB in the nation from West Chester, Ohio) top school but "the Vest" is rumored to be making a hard push for Jordan's services.


GregGoBlue said...

Jordan Hicks, not Justin.

GregGoBlue said...

Jordan Hicks, not Justin.

Bob said...

Good catch, thanks!