Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Michigan Tuesday: Big Visit Weekend Coming

In the pre-season, most thought this would be a decent game and a good time to visit Ann Arbor.   The weather should be warm and Wisconsin is brand name.   Most didn't expect it would be a battle of top 10 teams.    So this weekend has plenty of 2017 recruits that are planning to attend for a top 10 match-up. Including a big number of 4 and 5 star guys.  

  • Baron Browning TX 5 Star LB
  • Alex Leatherwood FL 5 Star OT
  • Shaun Wade FL 5 star CB
  • Cesar Ruiz FL/NJ 4 Star C
  • Jordan Anthony FL 4 star LB
  • Jedrick Willis KY 4 Star OT
  • Donovan Jeter PA 4 Star DT
  • Chuck Filaga TX 4 star OT
  • KJ Britt AL 4 star LB
  • Markquese Bell NJ 4 Star S
  • Chase Hayden TN 4 Star RB
  • Shannon Reid FL 3 Star LB
  • Brelin Faison-Walden NC 3 star S

This list can change quickly and I will update anything I hear later in the week.

Michigan is very high on Leatherwood who committed to Alabama and will continue to try to flip him.  Baron Browning is said to be a Texas or Ohio State lean, Michigan needs a great visit to be a player in his recruitment.   Maybe the most important recruit this weekend is Cesar Ruiz who is the top Center in the country.   He has always had Michigan near the top of his recruitment.  He plays at IMG from New Jersey.  Cesar seems to have a great relationship with LB coach Chris Partridge.

Jeter just committed to ND last week and Wade is a Ohio State commit.

  • Jimmy confirmed Clark's ACL and will try for a 6th year
  • He said expect to see Watson, Long and Hill get his snaps
  • Mone is still questionable for this weekend, if he practices this week he will have a chance to play.
  • Jimmy talked about Kareem Walker and it seems he is working out with the team and his academics are going well.  They are probably leaning towards a redshirt as he continues to improve his class work.  Sounds like he is not practicing but working out.
  • Drake Johnson was dressed on Saturday and is working on a soft tissue injury.  Sounds like he may play this year. 


Scott K said...

I don't know how many more bad losses Brian Kelly can survive...

Losing to Duke on the hardwood is pretty understandable, losing to Duke on the gridiron, not so much.

Little Brother's story is kinda funny.... pre-season they were expected to struggle in a rebuilding year. They beat Furman in underwhelming fashion and expectations of a rebuilding year seem appropriate. They kinda beat up the paper-tiger Irish and all the sudden, MSU is back! They don't rebuild, they're ready to compete for another Big 10 Title......
Bucky Badger rolls in to East Lansing and puts a whooping on them, while ND loses to Duke, oops, we're back to that struggling/rebuilding year.

I am really looking forward to Saturday.... It should be a really good game.

Go Blue

ScottyDoggs said...

Les Miles left with a lot of class (class act)... then again I would too for 10 million payout. Any job I ever had (never been fired), but if I was; I would have just been told to leave... find the door by yourself and hope it does not hit me when I go. l