Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Michigan Tuesday: NSD Eve - Fear, Excitement and Anticipation

This is setting up to be one of the those exciting or frightening National Signing Day in recent memory.    The other time I can remember this type of NSD was the Demar Dorsey/RR February.   That didn't work out for either coach or recruit. 

The recent news

  • Jordan Fuller - committed to OSU.  It seems their recruiting lead was just too much.  It's going to be interesting to see how all these NJ guys play against each other in years to come. 

  • USC took a kicker not named Quinn Nordin

  • A new offensive lineman popped up on the radar - Alaric Jackson a 6-7 285 pound OT from Detroit Renaissance.  He is a 3 star prospect that is very raw and has only been playing football for a couple of years.  A good athlete and former basketball player with a high ceiling.  He has offers from the likes of Iowa, Iowa State, MSU, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Rutgers, Syracuse and others. 

  • Big Mike Onwenu hasn't de-committed from Michigan but will make his decision tonight with some friends.   He has removed the title of Michigan commit from his twitter account. 

  • ESPN is reporting that Gary is torn between two schools (Michigan and Clemson) and hasn't made a decision yet.

When will we know?

  • 9 AM, NSD: MI CB Lavert Hill. Michigan, MSU.
  • 11 AM, NSD: MI K Quinn Nordin. Michigan, USC.
  • 1 PM, NSD: NJ DE Rashan Gary. Michigan, Ole Miss, USC, Clem
  • 1 PM, NSD: FL WR Pie Young. Michigan, Louisville, USC.
  • 2 PM, NSD: AZ DE Connor Murphy. Michigan, USC, Oregon, ASU.
  • 3PM, NSD: CA TE Devin Asiasi. Michigan, USC, UCLA, UW, Bama.
  • 3PM, NSD: CA DT Boss Tagaloa. Michigan, USC, UCLA, UW.
  • (HT to Mgoblog)
    How do you see the class finishing?

    Big Mike is in this class, he is just helping some friends get some exposure and the announcement some eyeballs.   If by chance he flips to MSU, that is a major disaster.  Insiders believe the is fully committed to the Maize and Blue. 

    1.  Rashan Gary - We have seen Michigan lose the #1 player in the country to things like a hurricane simulator and other reasons.   Nothing will be official until the ink is dry on the LOI, but I don't see how Clemson could be better for Gary then Michigan with great defensive coaches and a bunch of his good friends.   He also get to play for what is expected to be a top 10 defense next year.

    2.  Levert Hill - His brother is at Michigan and he has a good relationship with Greg Jackson.   He spent the weekend in Ann Arbor for another visit this past weekend.  I think he is Blue. 

    3. Devin Asiasi  - If your a TE you have to love Jimmy's offense.  With many programs going to the spread and removing the TE from the field, Michigan has to be an attractive option.    Yes, leaving home is still an obstacle but I think Devin thinks Michigan is the best place for his NFL development.

    4. Boss Tagaloa - Leaving home seems to be a bigger deal for the Boss and his family.  I think he loves Michigan and wants to play with Devin but his family might pressure him to stay home.  

    5. Vic Viramontes   - I think he is a silent commit and will be back in the class as an athlete or QB.

    6. Quinn Nordin - I think he is a Michigan lock now.  Penn State and USC have found other kickers.

    7. Alaric Jackson - A late fill in with a very high ceiling.   I like this late pick-up. 


    Probably Not Happening:
    • Connor Murphy seems to be trending to USC.  There are some rumors about grades, but that would seem to dis-qualify him from USC as well but who knows. 

    • Pie Young - I think Michigan is done at WR - I'm hearing the Michigan coaches like Nick Eubanks as a TE/WR hybrid and might have taken Stewarts spot in the class.  I also believe that Nate Johnson is now firmly in the class, even though he is announcing on NSD. 

    Buckle Up folks this is going to be a wild ride.  

    15 comments:

    Scott K said...

    but what about Vicious Vic? it seems he's trending back to Blue.

    Henry Otto PPMA said...

    Do not count old miss for Gary. Sometimes the $$$$$ is to much to pass on. $ec, $ec, $ec..

    Henry Otto PPMA said...

    Do not count out old miss for Gary. Sometimes the $$$$$ is to much to pass on. $ec, $ec, $ec.

    Scott K said...

    IF we get Gary, Hill, Asiasi, its going to be one of our highest rated recruiting classes. If Asiasi can drag Tagaloa with him, that would be epic.

    GO BLUE

    Bob said...

    Your right Scott forget about him. Will add

    Scott K said...

    This is from Brandon Justice:

    " Tim Drevno visited in-home with Viramontes. Harbaugh seems to not want to let him go, and he told me a month ago how he's willing to leave QB to play at the Big House."

    I believe he is the suprise 'silent commit' that Justice spoke of. If Vic is coming in as a LB, that's awesome, he's a hard hitting beast.

    Big35Hurt said...

    Dear Lord.......if we lose Onwenu and Gary I think I'll puke! LOL
    This whole Gary ordeal has been tense for months. It's like reliving the DeShaun Hand episode all over again. And to make things more stressful, watching the UA game and watching him go full out beast mode.....

    Big35Hurt said...


    5 PM, today: KS S Isaiah Simmons. Michigan, Clemson, Nebraska.
    8:10 AM, NSD: TN WR Nate Johnson. Michigan, Miami.
    9 AM, NSD: MI CB Lavert Hill. Michigan, MSU.
    11 AM, NSD: MI K Quinn Nordin. Michigan, USC.
    1 PM, NSD: NJ DE Rashan Gary. Michigan, Ole Miss, USC, Clemson.
    2 PM, NSD: AZ DE Connor Murphy. Michigan, USC, Oregon, ASU.
    3PM, NSD: CA TE Devin Asiasi. Michigan, USC, UCLA, UW, Bama.
    3PM, NSD: CA DT Boss Tagaloa. Michigan, USC, UCLA, UW.

    Mike T said...

    Simmons committed to Clemson

    If we get everyone above less Murphy Id be happy as shit!!!

    The more I think about Gary to Clemson it doesn't make sense...

    He spent 48 hours there and was a last minute decision to even visit... He spend many days in AA.. Went to class with friends, Has his former HS school as an assistant and his best buds are at AA

    I'm trying to logically see why I'm even concerned about Clemson and I cant really come up with a good reason.

    Bob said...

    NJ to Clemson is not easy for his mom to visit for games,

    His brother lives close to Clemson

    Clemson was in the NC game

    Michigan pretty much has all his friends committed

    A little pro/con list for you to freak out over for the next few hours! :-)

    The Hand announcement has me a bit spooked. The national guys also pretty much confirmed today that Clemson was a legit threat and not just a hype generator for his announcement.

    Scott K said...

    The website that Onwenu is announcing via podcast crashed from the volume....LOL

    Scott K said...

    Onwenu confirms his commitment to Michigan. Cityballers is the worst friggin' podcast I've ever suffered thru.

    posty55 said...

    Thanks god..I was sweating it out...go blue....BIG MIKE gonna be a monster

    Mike T said...

    BIG MIKE !!!

    Big35Hurt said...

    BIG MIKEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! THE BEAST!!!!!!!