Friday, January 27, 2017

Michigan Friday: Big Weekend - Days Before NSD

There was some interesting news breaking yesterday..........................

  • Michigan RB's are solid.   With the dating and break-up of Najee Harris, Michigan started to loose it's grip on both of it's RB commits:  O'Maury Samuels and Kurt Taylor.   Samuels was getting strong interest from RR and Arizona and Taylor was looking at MSU and Hawaii.   Samuels was in A2 for his official visit last weekend.  Both guys reconfirmed their commitment to Michigan and are expected to sign officially on Wednesday. Good news!   Let us not forget that Michigan also lost RB AJ Dillon to BC a few months ago.

  • Jimmy was out to see WR Nico Collins and told him that Michigan will be running some spread next year.   I expect this is a way to get the ball down field a bit more and maybe protect a young offense line as well.   Nico will be visiting Georgia this weekend, which is not good news.  This also gives more context to the Greg Frey and Pep Hamilton hire.   Not to mention that Kevin Wilson is now the OC at OSU.

  • 4 Star WR Oliver Martin is expected to take an official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend.  Unless Michigan has some surprise names coming in, Martin will be the only prospect in Ann Arbor this weekend and should get the red maize and blue carpet treatment.  The Crystal Balls are now 40% to Michigan and ND for this talented WR.

  • The Greg Frey hire is now official.  Tight Ends, Tackles and Run Game Coordinator

  • Michigan Basketball beat IU by 30 last night 90-60. 

  • Sam Webb believes that Michigan still has a shot at landing Willie Gay because his Mom likes Michigan and Miss State.  Willie seems to like LSU.   I still think Michigan is a bit of a long shot here.   Miss State is close to home and if a team is to beat LSU it's probably the Bulldogs.  This is a reason Michigan doesn't pull many kids out of Mississippi. 

Update per Mgoblog:  It seems Michigan will be hosting a number of PWO (preferred walk-on) candidates this weekend.  Please find a hidden gem at offensive tackle! 

Also Michigan might offer Punter Brad Robbins if they have an extra spot after NSD.   He is a Nevada commit that might visit after Wednesday. 

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