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Topic: 2018 Recruiting Thread

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847badgerfan

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 11:10:33 AM »
Michigan won 10 football games last season by an average of 34.6 points per game, but it's the three losses that are still sticking with coach Jim Harbaugh and his players. Losing three of the last four games by an average of 1.6 points, Harbaugh is focused on improving his team and eliminating that sour taste from such close losses.

"I'm avoiding all fun stuff," Harbaugh said. "Concentrating on preparing ourselves for the season, avoiding all fun things. We lost three of four games last year, so two by one point and one by three points in overtime, so I didn't like that feeling and that's motivated us to pour more time into the football team and our jobs, and give more effort."

Michigan lost to Iowa 14-13, fell to Ohio State 30-27 in double overtime after quarterback J.T. Barrett dove forward to secure a fourth down by inches and lost to Florida State 33-32 in the Orange Bowl.

Those losses have stuck with Harbaugh, so fun has become secondary. That philosophy is a departure from what his tenure at Michigan has been so far, which has included climbing trees with recruits, riding go-karts with current defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon, taking a trip to Rome and throwing out the first pitch at baseball games, among other things.



Read more here:

http://www.espn.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/142603/why-michigans-jim-harbaugh-is-giving-up-all-fun-stuff


Berry interesting, to say the least. It's going to be scary for others if the coach actually puts all of his effort into, well, coaching.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2017, 12:02:46 PM »
Purdue still grabbing what they can get.  They are up to 21 commits.  About 16 are 3 stars and the rest are 2's.  Recruiting services are currently ranking their class in the 35 to 45 range, but that is probably based upon quantity more than quality.  That ranking will probably also drop as other schools fill up their available slots with the remaining 4 and 5 star talent.

Still, it's nice to at least see Purdue taking the right steps towards getting back to at least a low level of respectability.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2017, 12:28:49 PM »
Purdue still grabbing what they can get.  They are up to 21 commits.  About 16 are 3 stars and the rest are 2's.  Recruiting services are currently ranking their class in the 35 to 45 range, but that is probably based upon quantity more than quality.  That ranking will probably also drop as other schools fill up their available slots with the remaining 4 and 5 star talent.

Still, it's nice to at least see Purdue taking the right steps towards getting back to at least a low level of respectability.
Yeah, they are #10 in composite ranking in the conference, but #14 based on average stars.  But when you are trying to flip a whole roster, I think it's smart to get as many bodies as you can in there (within reason) even if it means taking a few flyers.

MSU is the opposite right now.  They are ranked #9 in the conference, but #5 by average stars, below only UM, OSU, Nebraska and PSU.  They have 14 commits.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2017, 12:55:42 PM »
3 star corner Marcus Hooker (brother of Malik) commits to the Bucks out of Pennsylvania

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2017, 06:59:34 PM »
4 star linebacker K'Vaughn Pope commits to the Bucks out of Virginia

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2017, 03:06:31 PM »
Nebraska added another commitment to its 2018 recruiting class Monday as St. Louis Christian Brothers wide receiver Cameron Brown announced he was going to be a Husker again.



You've got to tip your hat to head coach Mike Riley and wide receivers coach Keith Williams in the way they recruited Brown. After he decommitted they could have gone a different direction, but they stayed after him and beat out the likes of Ohio State, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama once again for the impressive wideout.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2017, 10:37:22 AM »
PSU grabs two more consensus 4* this past week in OL Fred Scruggs from Erie Cathedral Prep and DT PJ Mustipher out of Owens Mills, MD. 

PSU also trending highly for WR Jahan Dotson and DT Aeneas Hawkins, who is set to announce tomorrow.

PSU has 22 commits now, and let's for fun say both these guys commit.  Then they supposedly would have open spots sitting in wait for Micah Parsons and Rasheed Walker.  That puts them at 26, and supposedly they can EE a few guys to backdate them to 2017.

Recruiting is complicated. 

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2017, 04:31:42 PM »
PSU grabs two more consensus 4* this past week in OL Fred Scruggs from Erie Cathedral Prep and DT PJ Mustipher out of Owens Mills, MD. 

PSU also trending highly for WR Jahan Dotson and DT Aeneas Hawkins, who is set to announce tomorrow.

PSU has 22 commits now, and let's for fun say both these guys commit.  Then they supposedly would have open spots sitting in wait for Micah Parsons and Rasheed Walker.  That puts them at 26, and supposedly they can EE a few guys to backdate them to 2017.

Recruiting is complicated. 

I'm a little worried about the sheer number of recruits in this class.  I'm counting 14 scholarship seniors leaving + Barkley.  Maybe a couple more that don't come back for their red shirt senior year.  That means Penn State is taking 25 players, but only losing 17?  This is SEC math...

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2017, 05:31:10 PM »
Former SEC coach... At least his wife is hot.  :57:
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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2017, 05:41:06 PM »

The degree to which Wisconsin feasted on MSU's misfortune in-state is impressive, especially because a few of those guys were Spartan plan-b/c's who, in a normal year, would have signed up after as little as East Lansing appearing on their caller ID. I'm very curious about the next cycle to see whether this was a one-off or a slow colonization. If it's the latter, it's likely that Wisconsin will soon be taking the intermittent kid that Michigan wants too


Not exactly a coincidence, nor is it a coincidence that no Detroit kids showed up to MSU's camp



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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2017, 11:13:07 AM »
I'm a little worried about the sheer number of recruits in this class.  I'm counting 14 scholarship seniors leaving + Barkley.  Maybe a couple more that don't come back for their red shirt senior year.  That means Penn State is taking 25 players, but only losing 17?  This is SEC math...

Maybe more than 25 with Aeneas Hawkins announcing for the Nits today.  Jahan Dotson or Solomon Enis would round out the WR's, no doubt at all that two spots are being held for Parsons and Rasheed Walker.

I don't recall PSU ever having to turn away quality players, at least not since I've ever paid a mind at all to recruiting. 

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2017, 11:56:46 AM »
Maybe more than 25 with Aeneas Hawkins announcing for the Nits today.  Jahan Dotson or Solomon Enis would round out the WR's, no doubt at all that two spots are being held for Parsons and Rasheed Walker.

I don't recall PSU ever having to turn away quality players, at least not since I've ever paid a mind at all to recruiting. 

Did you see the commitment video?  May be the best one I've ever seen.  It's hilarious!


https://youtu.be/Z_9muLqHqYo

And I'm still wondering how these numbers are going to work.  Perhaps there's a greyshirt or two in the mix?

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2017, 12:21:08 PM »
It's a meritocracy perhaps.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2017, 12:34:18 PM »
Did you see the commitment video?  May be the best one I've ever seen.  It's hilarious!


https://youtu.be/Z_9muLqHqYo

And I'm still wondering how these numbers are going to work.  Perhaps there's a greyshirt or two in the mix?

That's amazing

 

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