Monday, February 1, 2016

Michigan Monday: NSD Is On The Clock

We're two days away folks!   For those of you new to the BHB, I will be live blogging all morning and afternoon as news breaks and recruits send in their LOI's.   It's the heaviest traffic day of the year for this site, so get in early and enjoy the ride with your fellow Big House Blog Inmates!   We won't have Tom Brady, Ric Flair or Jeter but we will have a lot of fun!

Weekend Update:

1:00 Update:  I was wrong on the visits for the California Duo this past weekend.  Boss visited CAL and Devin visited Bama.  Is this a sign they might go to separate schools?  It seems Fuller is trending towards OSU on tonight's announcement.  Let's hope Jimmy works some phone magic between now and then.  Also there is some buzz that Connor Murphy might not have the "transcript" for Michigan admissions (just a rumor).

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Michigan's recruiting this season has gone pretty well and pretty much as Jimmy wanted.   Yes, some players went to other schools, but the finish to date has been very strong and just what Michigan needed or wanted.   Then Saturday happened and Devery Hamilton de-committed and committed to Stanford.   That is a big loss to this class and one that probably can't be back filled.   Michigan will have to look to preferred Walk-on's and 2017 class for more offensive lineman.   If PWO's concern you, don't let it.  Michigan has been reeling in some nice PWO's and a good example is the Glasgow's who both look to be headed to the NFL.  

  • Jordan Fuller, the NJ Gatorade player of the year (over Gary) is announcing tonight.   This is a tight race and could come down to Michigan or OSU.   On the positive side, he has been following a lot of Michigan players and recruits lately.    This is one of my favorite players in the class and it would be great if he comes to A2.

  • Donald Stewart also committed to Stanford this weekend.  The rumor is that Michigan is full at WR now that Nate Johnson seems to be re-committed to the class (he will announce his final decision on Wed).   This is a minor loss as Stewart is more of outside WR then a slot. 

  • Another combo that is going to come down to NSD are the California boys Tagaloa and Asiasi.  They visited UCLA this weekend, so there seems to be a little momentum for the Bruins right now.  I think leaving home is going to be a large decision factor for both of these guys.   Right now, I think both stay in California.

  • No word yet on how Gary's visit to Clemson went.  Let's hope that is a good sign. 

  • LaVert Hill continues to be a fluid situation, I think it comes down to Michigan and MSU.   Michigan might have a slight lead but not a huge one.  He was in A2 for another visit this weekend. 

Michigan is also picking up solid PWO's at a pretty fast rate.   Here is a list of the guys   (LINK Fixed) that has accepted that type of offer.   The latest guy is a WR from IMG Kerrick Hahn.

My guess at Michigan's Board with two days left:
  1. Gary - NSD can't get here soon enough. 
  2. Fuller - Will know tonight.  Could be OSU or Michigan
  3. Hill - NSD announcement - Michigan or MSU
  4. Asiasi and Tagaloa - UCLA or Michigan - if they split Asiasi is the best guess for A2
  5. Murphy - Could be Michigan, ASU or USC
  6. Nordin - USC or Michigan
  7. Viramontes - I believe is coming back to the class as an athlete
I also like S Isaiah Simmons if Fuller, Hill or Viramontes don't go Blue.  Right now, Clemson is the most likely spot for the talented DB. 

25 guys in the class right now, I still expect one gray shirt and one academic causality.  With a total class of 30. 

  • Ross-Douglas will transfer to Rutgers.  Swenson committed to Oklahoma and Sir Patrick Scott to Marshall.

15 comments:

Unknown said...

Bob, thank you for your excellent work, I check this blog every morning. Two things:

FYI - Asiasi and Tagaloa were on their official visit to USC this past weekend (not UCLA)

The link to PWO's does not work.

Mike T said...

25 commits... 22 open spots...

Hudson is missing from your list...

I agree excellent work Bob....

Cant wait until NSD....

Does it start at 9AM EST? Might need to bring popcorn to work :)

Finishing with Gary, Fuller, Hill, Asiasi, Tagaloa and Murphy would be the GRAND SLAM.. I don't expect them all but Gary and a few others would make my day

Scott K said...

There was a report this weekend, i don't recall which site it was on, that Murphy is having academic issues getting qualified for enrollment and as such is likely heading to USC.

Nic Satan pulled a scholarship from a LB who was committed to AL for months, offering him a greyshirt, I bet it gets little press if any. Funny how writers determine who the villains are.

GO BLUE!

Bob, I'd gladly have coffee and donuts delivered to your HQ on Wed. Just let me know where. :-)

Scott K said...

Any chance Jordan Elliot is the 'silent commit". Seemed strange that he was trying to flip MSU commit, then bailed a day later, and has yet to commit to TX.
Maybe wishful thinking.

Harbaugh NationA2 said...

GoBlue @HarbaughA2

Scott K said...

MGOFISH is predicting huge news for Michigan later today.... Barring a Fuller commitment, what could that be? Kate Upton joining the signing day event?

Mike T said...

Kate Upton nude at signing day.... Rick Flair says.... WOOOOOOOOOOOO

Scott K said...

that's louisville basketball recruiting tactics there.... LOL

Mike T said...

I have a feeling Asiasi is the silent commit.

Mike T said...

OT Alaric Jackson just offered - Local kid

Mike T said...

Fuller committed to OSU and USC got a K commit so Nordin is all but M

Mike T said...

Looks like OG Michael Onwenu has decommitted

Scott K said...

Onwenu is announcing on NSD, between Michigan and little brother, but has not decommitted. I don't know if these guys want their "choose the hat" moment, like the additional media attention, or are really that torn.

it's not good for the nerves, for sure.

Mike T said...

Well... IMO.... When a guy is committed for 9 months and the day before signing day he says he's going to announce then its not good for the so called committed school.... Not only do they possibly loose him they have no time to react and reach out to other players...

Its a double wammy....

Renegade said...

According to Maize n Brew Onwenu is making his decision tonight.

"The decision will be broadcast live on the Cityballers podcast at 8 p.m. ET."