James is a 4 star DT/SDE from Toledo who committed to the Wolverines two days after the BBQ. Insiders were very confused on where James was leaning, at the BBQ most were calling for a MSU win and that changed early on Monday morning when they came back to the Maize and Blue.
Big James "on the" Hudson is the 19th commit and joins Solomon and Paea at DT in this class. He is 6'5 and 280 pounds. He was clearly a priority for the Wolverines as they put Gary on him at the BBQ. He is rated as a 4 star on Rivals, ESPN and 247, Scouts comes in at a 3 star.
His offer sheet was pretty impressive but didn't include the Buckeyes but did include: Alabama, CAL, Cincinnati, Illinois Iowa, Louisville, Miami, Kentucky, MSU, Nebraska, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, Tennessee, and WVU.
James has a nice path to playing time with Godin and fellow Toledo high school star Wormly as seniors. There is also some buzz about the big man playing on the offensive line as well. We know, Jimmy isn't afraid to have players change positions and that type of flexibility is something he loves.
I don't see how this class gets to be above say 25 and as of right now there are 19 spots taken (20 if Johnson does enroll in January). Can we get a WR commit please? We are looking good for 3 or 4 guys but none of them have committed. If you think about the guys that are strong Michigan leans, I think we can easily say this class will finish in the mid to high 20's.
- Every year Mgoblog does a great job of over reacting to the new roster and weight gains. I love their premise: All weight gain is new muscle and power and all weight loss is best shape of their lives and increased speed & agility. You can look at the difference each player has seen in weight gain or loss. What jumped out to me was potential starting QB Wilton Speight is 243 pounds. Former QB Zach Genty is now a TE and he weighs 244 pounds. LB's Mike McCray is 240 and Ben Gedeon is 248 pounds.
- The Big 12 is reportedly down to Cincy, Houston and BYU for expansion.
- Snoop Dog's Son has quit the UCLA football team for the second time and I assume the last time. Seems his heart was never in football. He was a 4 star WR in the 2015 class coming out of Las Vegas. He is still enrolled at UCLA.
- If your wondering no news is good news from the submarine. We have no news from Day 1.