Friday, March 31, 2023

Breaking News: Davis is Blue - Hunter in Portal

This is a classic Michigan fan roller coaster day. 

5-star Jadyn Davis picks Michigan and Hunter Dickinson probably wanting a higher NIL payday and not wanting a re-build is heading to the portal to cash out on his last year or two in college. 

Juwan's program is now in full rebuild mode and will need to hit the transfer portal as hard as possible.  

The good news in Davis is Blue and brings the next QB to Ann Arbor.   Go Blue and stay healthy during the Spring Game! 

Michigan FiveDay: Jadyn Davis Decision Day

The commitment of JJ McCarthy put Michigan on the right track, just like his older uncle Paul did for the Beatles.  Ok, not the same last name but you get the idea.   This afternoon could help cement the program into a consistent top 10 team for years to come as another 5-star QB seems to be primed to commit to Jim Harbaugh and the University of Michigan. 

Jadyn Davis is a 5-Star QB out of Charlotte who will make his decision live on Sportscenter at 1:30.  His final 5 are Clemson, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State and Tennessee.  Michigan right now holds 100% of the crystal ball predictions on 24/7.

Jadyn is just under 6'1 and 202 pounds and rated the #2 QB in the 2024 class by 24/7.  Davis has been to Ann Arbor a number of times and seems to have really enjoyed meeting new QB coach Kirk Campbell who JJ loves and gets rave reviews from every QB that has visited Ann Arbor.  

If things go correctly this afternoon, this should open a tidal wave of more top-rated recruits on both sides of the ball.  For the first time in recent memory, Michigan could have a shot at the #1 rated 2024 class. 

This is nice! 

  • Let's not forget the Spring Game is Saturday.  The weather could be a little rainy and chilly.  Thoughts - Is Walker a CB or WR, both? Who is the back-up QB? Is there a clear Power RB?  Does Michigan have a clear DE/Edge Pass Rusher?  Are the young WR's ready? I would prefer we didn't see JJ or Edwards.
  • Michigan Basketball picked up a transfer in former 5-star guard Nimari Burnett.  He has been at Texas Tech and last season at Alabama.  He has been a bench player and has yet to meet his recruiting ranking.  He is 6'4 and 190 pounds and this transfer is a bit of a head scratcher for me.  The upside is this player has a ton of upside if developed correctly and could be a diamond in the rough.  

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Michigan Thursday: Joe Moore and Moore Recruits

I've followed Michigan Football longer than I want to admit.  Before last year, I had never heard of the Joe Moore Award and now after Michigan's Offensive Line has won it in back-to-back years, probably have heard it mentioned at least 500 times.   The success Michigan has had in developing offensive lineman seems to be having a direct effect on offensive line recruiting.  How many years have we said this offense could be good if they can only figure out the offensive line? That is no longer a problem.  

Michigan has 2 offensive linemen committed in the 2024 and might looking to take a bunch more:

  • Luke Hamiliton 4-Star OG from Ohio - Verbal Commit 
  • Ben Roebuck 4-star OT from Ohio - Verbal Commit 
  • Blake Frazier 4-star OG/OT Texas - trending to Michigan in predictions 
  • Max Anderson 4-star OG from Texas - trending to Michigan in predictions 
  • Michael Uini 4-star OT from Texas - No predictions yet but Michigan looking good 
Please bring us Moore 4-Star offensive lineman! 

  • Mike Rhoades from VCU has taken the Penn State Basketball Head Coaching job. Zeb and Brandon John's were at VCU last season. 
  • It's Opening Day.  Still feels like Spring Training. 
  • Here are your April 1 Spring Game Teams.  This is not an April Fool's Day Joke!

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Michigan Tuesday: News and Notes

  • Blake Corum is rehabbing his knee injury and probably can't run or do any leg work in the gym.  He is focusing on his upper body strength and just showed out on social media doing 30 reps of 225 on the bench.   He will be ready. 
  • 2025 five-star QB George MacIntyre will be at Michigan's Spring Game on Saturday.
  • Brother John and the Ravens are in a bit of a mess as their star QB Lamar Jackson asked for trade on Monday morning.  Seems the Browns Ownership really hurt the other owners by fully guaranteeing DeShaun Watson's contract. 
  • Michigan wrestler Mason Parris wins the Hodge Trophy for the top wrestler in the country.  This is the Heisman for wrestling. Congrats Mason! 
  • UNC Guard Caleb Love is in the transfer portal.  Juwan is going to have to hit the portal hard to turn the ship next season.  It's yet to be determined if there is interest in Love. 😅
  • Flint native 6'1 guard Kenyon Menifeld is in the portal after his freshman year at Washington. He started 21 games and averaged 10 points per game, 3 assists, and 3 boards.  Something must be going on in the Huskies program, as 6 players with eligibility have entered the portal including a guy named Cole Bajema who committed to Michigan in 2019. 
  • OSU got a commitment from 2 OT's that happen to be twin brothers, the Armstrong Twins.  
  • Warde is reportedly working on making Brandon Naurato the permanent head coach of Michigan's Hockey Program.