Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wolverine Wednesday: A Close One With Northwestern and Some Recruiting News

Michigan won a nail biter against Northwestern last night to up its record to 9-0 and 2-0 in the Big Ten.    The Wolverines looked great at times running up the lead to 15 points, then quickly lost it on a big Wildcats run.  Michigan locked down the defense and found enough offense to sneak out a win.

Michigan showed a few issues in this game that we haven't seen.

  1. Michigan has an issue on both sides of the floor when Teske needs rest.  
  2. When Matthews struggles on offense, Michigan struggles to replace his point production.  He finished with 3 points on the night.  
  3. Simpson's outside shooting (or lack of it) almost cost the Wolverines the game.  The Wildcats where begging him to shoot a 3, he did 4 times in a row, all where misses.  
Michigan really struggled on offense during the latter parts of the second half.   Eli Brooks spelled Simpson after his misses and hit a huge 3 point bucket.   I also believe the Wolverines need to get Brandon Johns on the floor more.   They need his size for Teske and Matthews at times.   Austin Davis struggled playing 7 minutes against Northwestern.

***Charles Woodson was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame last night!***

  • Sam Webb Crystal Balled Trevor Keegan 4 Star OT to Michigan last night.  This is big news and Trevor might be the most important recruit left in this class. 

  • 4 star WR Cornelius Johnson will visit this weekend, his final list is Michigan, ND, and Stanford. The buzz from ND is they may no longer have a spot for CJ. Michigan has some work to do this weekend to try to gain his commit in 2 weeks.

  • Michigan coaches were recently in home with Zach Harrison. Sam believes Urban leaving probably doesn't effect his decision that much, its more about leaving home, relationship with commits and Michigan players.   That the OSU game might of left a question mark in his mind as he still has a lot of people in his circle that want him at Ohio State.  

  • Michigan was also in home with 5 star Quavaris Crouch on Monday many still think he is headed to Clemson, but Michigan has a punchers chance. 

  • 3 star FL TE Sam Snyder former Louisville is also expected to take a visit to Ann Arbor this weekend.  His best offer is FSU and doesn't seem to have a Michigan offer yet. 

  • Jimmy was also in home with commit Mike Sainristil last night.

  • Michigan offered NY 2019 DL Jared Harrison-Hunte yesterday as well. Jared has been blowing up late and has offers from OSU, PSU, MSU, Tennessee, and others. No word if Jared is interested in the Wolverines.

2 comments:

Alex LaCruz said...

Good take on Michigan BB Bob...I also notice lack of offensive rebounds....inserting Brandon Jones (4 * recruit) will elevate some of that...

Alex LaCruz said...

I don't like Cris Carter and his worthless information. He always comes out around this time of the year and says thing out of his you know what hole...trying to temper recruiting!! He would be banned from Television.