Ohio's 2013 Recruiting Class

Coach Urban Meyer knows how to put together a recruiting class. We take a look and see what he has so far.

2012 and 2013 Recruiting Rankings - Offense

Michigan's 2012 and 2013 offensive recruiting rankings.

2012 and 2013 Recruiting Rankings - Defense

Take an inside look at Michigan's promising defensive 2012 and 2013 recruiting classes.

A Look at ND's 2013 Commits

How does ND's recruiting class look so far?

"The State" of Michigan State's Recruiting in 2013

A closer look at MSU's verbal commitments in 2013...

How Early Could Lewan Go in the 2013 Draft?

Many think the first round.

Shane Morris Gets Elite 11 Invite

Future Michigan QB showed his potential at the Elite 11 Camp in Columbus.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rivals.com- Preseason State Recruiting Rankings

Our last post looked at how Michigan's Ohio recruits stacked up positionally against the other players in their home state. Since Rivals.com just released their preseason state rankings, we can now see how the rest of our players "fit in" compared to other home state talent. Are we getting
#3 Ranked play in Michigan, Jourdan Lewis v Michigan's Devin Funchess
1. Shane Morris, #1QB
3. Jourdan Lewis, #1DB
4. David Dawson, #1G, #2OL
5. Wyatt Shallman, #1ATH
6. Jon Reschke, #1LB (MSU)
8. Csont'e York, #1WR
10. Gerald Holmes, #1RB (MSU)
23. Khalid Hill, #2TE

Friday, June 8, 2012

Owning Ohio: OhioPreps.com Ranks 2013 Prospects

OhioPreps.com, a Rivals.com subsidiary, has finished releasing its positional rankings of Ohio's Class of 2013 prospects... 8 out of 8 Michigan verbal commits from Ohio rank in the top three at their respective positions. Needless to say, it is extremely apparent that Hoke and Co. are putting an enormous focus on recruiting the Buckeye state, and we are securing both quality and quantity with their effort.
6'6", 250lb DE, Taco Charlton 
Take a look at the Top 3 players in Ohio by position according to the guys at OhioPreps

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Know Your Opponents: Ohio's 2013 Recruiting Class

Urby has not lost his touch on the recruiting trail, and he will be challenging Hoke & Co. for the top recruiting class in the B1G. OSU's class has gotten somewhat overshadowed due to the fact that Michigan has 18 verbal commitments already, but their 11 kids are very, very good. As much as Sparty may want to deny it, if Hoke and Meyer can continue to recruit at this level, the B1G will most likely be determined by either Michigan or Ohio year in, and year out. Dantonio has done a fine job at MSU, but State fans will NEVER attribute any of their 'success' to the fact that Michigan and OSU were amidst some of their worst seasons in history. Well, I think those dark days are over for both programs, and the recruits in these classes will be battling for the B1G championship before we know it....Michigan v Ohio State for the B1G Title... the way it should be...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2012 and 2013 Recruiting Rankings Compilation- Offense

Same idea as last time... Just the offensive side of the ball...

Offensive Line
Patrick Kugler

Kyle Kalis ******************4.5 Star
Ben Braden ************3 Star
Blake Bars *************3.25 Star
Erik Magnuson ****************4 Star
David Dawson ****************4 Star
Patrick Kugler *****************4.25 Star
Kyle Bosch ****************4 Star
Logan Tuley-Tillman ****************4 Star
Chris Fox ****************4 Star
Averages 4 Star4 Star3.78 Star3.78 Star3.89 Star

This group is absolutely outstanding. With 9 prospects on the offensive line, the four services have a general consensus on the talent level of this group. Every recruit in the 2013 class is considered a 4 star or above (Scout has Kugler as a 5), and Rivals and Scout are the most 'bullish' with their rankings of our OL. The only noticeable 'outlier,' if there is one at all, would be Rivals' ranking of Blake Bars. The other three services graded him as a high 3 star. Overall, this group really could not be any better. This has to be one of the best 2-year OL recruiting hauls in the history of online recruiting rankings. 
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Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 and 2013 Recruiting Rankings Compilation- Defense

While looking at our ridiculously good recruiting classes of 2012 and 2013, I decided to compile the star-rankings of the four major websites (Rivals, Scout, ESPN, and 24-7) over the past two recruiting cycles. With around 4 spots remaining in the class of 2013, I only expect the 'star-averages' to either remain the same or improve, since we are really only pursuing highly rated prospects at this point in time. In this breakdown, we are able to see how well we have recruited positionally, and we can see how each service evaluated our talent.

Defensive End 

Tom Strobel ***************3.75 Star
Mario Ojemudia **************3.5 Star
Chris Wormley ***************3.75 Star
Taco Charlton ***************3.75 Star
Averages 3.5 Star3.75 Star3.75 Star3.75 Star3.68 Star

At defensive end, Michigan has a versatile, balanced group of prospects. I could see Chris Wormley playing some 3-Tech DT at some point in his career, but I could also see Godin and Poggi at 5-Tech. Either way, Michigan will have solid depth and options at every spot on the DL with these two classes. Every end prospect received a 4 Star ranking by at least two of the recruiting services, but none were consensus four stars. These are all solid players, but I feel like Taco Charlton has the highest ceiling out of these prospects due to his height, speed, and explosiveness off the edge. I hate to compare anyone to Will Gholston, but after a few years in a college S&C program, Taco could be very reminiscent of Tom G. 
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