Monday, June 17, 2024

Michigan Monday: 2 Commits Over The Weekend

MSU fans on social media try to find any reason to take a shot at Michigan Football.  Which is really hard to do when the team your taking shots at is the reigning National Champions.   One area Sparty has likes to focus on is that Michigan has been recruiting at that same level MSU has been this cycle.  

Michigan lost a majority of its coaches to the NFL and out the window goes all those recruiting relationships that has been built over numerous years.  Hell, Michigan has had 3 defensive line coaches in the last 6 months.  Not to mention, Michigan's famous Director of Recruiting who is no longer with the program. 

Michigan over the weekend continued to build their 2025 class by getting two strong commitments. 

#1 commit of the weekend was Safety Kainoa Winston who is rated as the 43rd player in the nation to 24/7 and a strong 4 star.  Winston is considered one of the best DB's in the country and Michigan beat Penn State for his commitment.  Michigan won the recruitment on the way they used Mikey over the last two years.  

#2 commit was RB Jasper Parker from Louisiana.  Not a state Michigan has had much recruiting success in.  Jasper is a 3.5 star as some service rank him a 4 and others a 3.  He is 6'0 and 200 pounds and has a great offer list from the likes of Miami, Alabama, UNC, OK State and others.  My guess is Parker will be a power back in Michigan's offense. 

Welcome to Ann Arbor to both guys! 

Michigan's class is currently ranked:
#13 on On3
#34 on 24/7
#30 on Rivals

More work to do! 

  • The US Open was high drama last night in the final holes.  Bryson took home the trophy but Pinehurst #2 won the US Open.  No golfer wants to see Rory lose like that.  Congrats to the USGA for putting on a great event.  
  • Michigan - Wake Basketball Series now confirmed
  • Les Miles is suing LSU because he believes his vacated wins will cost him a shot at the College Football Hall of Fame.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Michigan Friday: Is Michigan's Future QB Visiting This Weekend?

There is a 2026 QB from Florida that has the most Michigan name ever, Brady Hart which combines the last names of two of the greatest Wolverines ever, Tom Brady and Mike Hart.  

Brady is 6'4 180 pounds and plays at Cocoa, Florida.  He is rated the 92th prospect in the country and 7th QB to 24/7 Composite.   He has only 1 early prediction and its to Clemson.   I'm very familiar with this area and Cocoa can produce very good athletes but the school is not known for its academics.  

Brady's father was a pitcher at Florida and was drafted by the Pirates.   Welcome to Ann Arbor Brady! 

  • Michigan Basketball signed a home and home with TCU, which means former Wolverine transfer Frankie Collins will get to play in Ann Arbor again.  Frankie is at his 3rd program. 
  • The Michigan coaches seem pretty happy on social media, does that mean another prospect committed?  Best Guess is Safety Kainoa Winston.
  • Former ND commit athlete Shaun Terry is also in town for his official visit. 
  • NBA Championship is 3-0 and Stanley Cup Finals 3-0.  Not great for TV ratings. 
  • ESPN's Pete Thamel should never talk Michigan Football.  Heard an update from him this week and it was completely uninformed. 
  • Have a great Father's Day Everyone! 

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Michigan Thursday: Former Wolverines Sign NFL Contracts

Mike Sainristil and Kris Jenkins both signed their NFL contracts on Wednesday or Thursday morning.  Mike will be suiting up for Washington while Kris signed his contract with Cincinnati. 

  • Tom Brady had his jersey retired last night by the New England Patriots 
  • RIP Jerry West 
  • Wow the NBA Finals are boring, nice defense Dallas 
  • Wiltfong has joined EJ Holland in predicting Safety Kainoa Winston to Michigan 
  • Enjoy the US Open

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Wolverine Wednesday: Mid-Week News and Notes

  • Sherrone has again fished in Ohio State's pond and took staffer Erin Dunston as the new Director of Operations.  I love that Coach Moore is investing more in the recruiting and operations part of Michigan Football the Business. 
  • Predictions are starting to come in for 4-star Safety Kainoa Winston
  • Today is Tom Brady day in New England 
  • Former Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez is the UFL MVP
  • Predictions are coming in for DL Maxwell Roy, is he from HBO's Succession?
  • Michigan Basketball is rumored to be playing in a tournament next season called The Players Era Festival that is very fruitful for the players in NIL money.
  • US Open Stuff:
    • Jon Rahm has withdrew due to a foot infection
    • Rory and his wife has reconciled and no longer going to get divorced
    • Played #2 about 5 years ago, toughest course I've every played. The greens are very difficult and if your off the fairway, you could be under a tiny little bush. It is a course you have to play many times to understand where to hit the ball on the greens.