Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wolverine Wednesday: A Few Injury and Recruiting Updates

Jimmy said on the Big 10 teleconference that if Tarik Black can't make it back for the Bowl Game, Michigan will apply for a medical redshirt.  Black got hurt in the 3rd game and I believe would still qualify for a medical redshirt.   Of course, we don't have any details on his injury.  We know he broke a bone in his foot and its been rumored that its a Lisfranc fracture (injury of the foot in which one or more of the metatarsal bones are displaced from the tarsus).  He has been on that little cart for a number of weeks but now is up and walking around.   With 11 catches this year, he is still Michigan's 5th leading receiver.

  • Isaiah Hole from 24/7 reports that Isaac and Higdon returned to practice on Tuesday, with an eye for playing on Saturday.  Being at practice so early in the week, is a very good sign.

  • Michigan snuck into the college football standings at #24 last night.   If the Wolverines end their season the right way, I hope to see them in the top 10.

  • An interesting 2018 DE prospect is Eyabi Anoma.  He is considered one of the top DE's in the 2018 class and will be visiting A2 next weekend for the OSU game.   He plays for Biff Poggi who you know was on Jimmy's staff last year and his son just scored his first TD for the Wolverines last weekend.   (BTW: It's great that Jimmy does that for players when playing in their home state!).  Eyabi is not a lock for the Wolverines, in fact just the opposite, insiders believe he is headed to Alabama.
  • Don Brown is recruiting Florida 2018 commit DE Taylor Upshaw while Florida doesn't have a head coach.   Rumors are that UF is considering Chip Kelly as its next coach.

  • Michigan Basketball has signed all 5 recruits in the 2018 class.   It also ranks as the #5 class in the country:
The Class of 2018 includes:
  • Ignas Brazdeikis, 6-8, forward, Oakville, Ontario (Orangeville Prep)
  • Colin Castleton, 6-11, center, Daytona Beach, Florida (Father Lopez Catholic HS)
  • David DeJulius, 6-1, guard, Detroit, Michigan (East English Village HS)
  • Brandon Johns, 6-8, forward, East Lansing, Michigan (East Lansing HS)
  • Adrien Nunez, 6-5, guard, Brooklyn, New York (St. Thomas More Prep)


Voice of Reason said...

I'd like to see Tarik Black redshirt and save the year, however, the unspoken question is that is it worth it to save the year if after a year or two he may declare early to go to the NFL.

I believe that if Michigan can get any player to campus that they have a strong chance to get the kid to commit. However, when you're competing against schools with questionable recruiting practices that makes it difficult for a kid to turn away from the financial benefits, etc.,

Then we're not playing on a level playing field as we should. We have to depend on the integrity of the kid and family to play it straight. I've heard it said that when they look at Alabama they feel like it's an automatic ticket to the NFL, but it would be an interesting study to research which schools and which coaches produce the highest number of players to the NFL and how many of them in number and percentage are still playing there.

I like what coach B has done with this basketball team. They have a lot of talent and is relatively deep. He has quietly done an outstanding job. I expect this team to do some damage after they get used to playing together. IMHO!!!

Bob said...

Nice Post VOR, I agree with everything you said! :)

ScottyDoggs said...

Yes, VOR writes well... my posts are like what comes out of a chicken after it eats a whole bunch of bugs and stuff...but admitting it solves half my problem, right?