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Recruiting Update 10-1-08

Hate to note you to death on recruiting, BAM here's some more. Check out today's nearly-full prospectus immediately below this post.

The board lives here.

Moved to Committed:
MI S Thomas Gordon. lolspartylol.
FL WR Ricardo Miller. He's on the invisible 2010 board.

New Information:
LA WR Rueben Randle. Freep recruiting fluff. He plans an official visit to Ann Arbor (likely with HS teammate/Michigan commit DeQuinta Jones).
CA OL Michael Philipp. He's still feeling the Pac-10 and Cal (info in header). Michigan is neither of those things (Cal is both).
MD DE Jason Ankrah. Will visit Michigan this weekend with teammate Travis Hawkins.
MD LB Jelani Jenkins. Some recruiting fluff from the Freep. Sam Webb will see that and raise it in the News. Michigan grades out well in The Matrix (I'm not joking, click the link). By the way, Good Counsel will be on ESPN2 this Thursday.
MD CB Travis Hawkins. Visiting for Illinois (link same as above).
AL CB Dre Kirkpatrick. It appears he's only taking visits to SEC country. Word on the street is that Georgia conceded him to Alabama Saturday night, and pretty much gave up recruiting him (though the Bama coaches were recruiting him - at their away game).

Etc.:
ESPN ruminates about home-schooled athletes, including Tate Foricer. The visitors at Saturday's game liked the team's conditioning and effort.

Analysis:
Requisite Gordon-Will Campbell good feelings exist. Miller's commitment is a good way to keep recruiting mojo working when the 2009 class is mostly full. 

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“Recruiting Update 10-1-08”

  1. Anonymous Rosey Says:

    If (/bold /italics) Michigan can get a re-commit from Campbell and at least one of the two five stars out of Randle and Jenkins, do you think they'll have a chance to be called the #1 recruiting class for 2009?

  2. Blogger Tim Says:

    Wow, thanks to your comment, I noticed I'm an idiot who doesn't even know what the date is.

    Anyway, there is no chance we end up with the #1 class unless a bunch of things change. We have too many sub-4-star players, and even Campbell+anoth 5-star would only be 2-3 5-star prospects, depending on which recruiting service's rankings you trust.

    A team like USC, on the other hand, has 4 5-star prospects and NOBODY below 4-star.

  3. Blogger Bob Says:

    Does MSU still have a top 10 (national) recruiting class?

  4. Blogger Tim Says:

    Not per Rivals, which is actually much higher on their class than is Scout.

    When Scout's team rankings come out, I'd be surprised if MSU was even in the top 20.