Monday, January 30, 2012

Michigan Monday: Updated Recruiting Scoreboard and it's Ugly

How does 0-3  0-4 sound right now?  Pretty bad. 

Josh Garnett to Stanford - Close to Home
Armani Reeves to OSU - Close friend/family attending there as well
Alex Kozan to Iowa - Iowa has always lead
Update: Sam Grant to Oklahoma.  Wow!

Michigan started the 2012 class arguably better then any other program in the country.  For the most part they have been able to hold on to the important members of this class and still ranked in the top 10.  The issue is Michigan was looking to finish just like they started, strong.  They have not and now has missed on the top prospect on their board (Garnett) and probably the position they need the most depth (Center and Kozan).   Michigan wanted another corner in this class and targeted Armani early on.   He is a small cover corner and Michigan has nice depth at that position already. 

Where do we go from here?

Jordan Diamond - Announces on Friday and visited Wisconsin.  Most services think Michigan, I haven't been very confident in Michigan the last 3 months or so. 

Sam Grant - Ohio TE and the rumor was we would announce last night.  We might hear today and it's between Michigan and Oklahoma.   Insiders are calling Michigan and I agree.  Could hear today.

New Names:

Chris Muller a 4 star OL who is verballed to Rutgers.  He is torn between staying with Rutgers or strongly considering Michigan.   Unless he get clarity in that decision in the next two days, I expect his decision might go past Wednesday.

Willie Henry: Is a 3 star DT/DE from Glenville in Ohio.  He has offers from Pitt, Syracuse, Cincy, and a number of MAC schools.   You know the kid is smart because he has a Hawaii offer and visited in December!  Willie visited Ann Arbor this past weekend and the rumor is he was offered a scholarship.  He is 6'3 and 275 pounds.   If Willie wants to go blue this could replace the loss of Pharaoh Brown who was a TE/DE hybrid player who broke Michigan's recruiting visit rules and is now an Oregon Duck.

It now looks like Michigan will not be able to fill all 5 remaining spots.  Which means they can give a scholarship to a walk on or bank it for a guy enrolling early next year.  Let's hope the coaching staff has a few surprises up their sleeve for signing day.   The only recruit I feel good about right now is Sam Grant but I know Oklahoma is pushing hard for him as well.

1 comment:

uncle ron said...

I give up on this predicting thing....I suck.
Hopefully there will be a surprise on signing day. If not, so be it and GO BLUE!!!