Monday, 9 May 2011

2013 Prospect offered

Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) is the latest recipient of an early Michigan 2013 offer, joining Shane Morris and RB Dymonte Thomas, who also have offers according to 'Touch the Banner'.

Wyatt plays defensive tackle alongside Matt Godin for Detroit Catholic Central H.S, forming a destructive partnership, but he also plays fullback, and the Wolverines are apparently looking at him as an offensive recruit. He already likes Michigan a lot, and if Godin commits this week, that could help push Shallman into an early decision too.

You should probably expect to see a lot of 2013 prospects get offered this year, because Michigan could be virtually done with the 2012 class by the time the season rolls round. That's one of the major advantages of doing a Texas (having your class in place very early); you get to focus on next year's recruits early, building relationships etc before other schools even start talking to the kid.


  1. I know this is off topic but I was reading the Rivals 100 chat this morning its from yesterday and a guy posted this comment

    " You guys need to get somebody to cover the Midwest it is not a down year in Michigan(people who actually watch these kids play say it’s up). 73% of that list pretty much reads “Invited to an all star game” makes it look like you guys didn’t really give it much thought."

    This was their response

    "Brandon -- despite everyone saying it's a banner year in Michigan, it's just not. The top guys all have flaws, either too short at LB, not burners at WR or too short at CB. All good players, but it is not loaded with four stars like some think"

    So with that being said dont expect alot of 4* recruits from Rivals and its funny how they ignored the part about needing a midwest recruiting analyst..

  2. @ UMFAN323 5:40 a.m.

    That's an interesting response, considering their #24 player is a 5'8" running back the #80 player is a 5'9" running back. And it also doesn't explain their high rankings of Boubacar Cissoko and Dior Mathis, both of whom were 5'8" or 5'9" cornerbacks.

    It sounds to me like they're making stuff up. I'm not saying that those guys (Ross, Richardson, etc.) don't have some flaws, but there must be more to it than that. Obviously, height doesn't always factor heavily into their assessments.

  3. Well I agree with them that at CB height has something to do with it but I just looked up LB's in the NFL and they vary in height from 6'0 to 6'5 so I dont know how the say that our LB's are 2 short...

    By the way I kept reading the chat and it said the state of Michigan has 4 more players in the top 250 ..

  4. They say Wormley looks like a million bucks but doesnt play like it , says he disappears to much for such a big athletic kid...Also said 1 of our out of state commits made the top 250 as well

  5. The state of Michigan had 7 players in the top 250 back in 2008, 6 in 2009, 5 in 2010, and 5 in 2011. So I'm not sure how this constitutes a "down year" when it's virtually the same as the last several years.

    There were 11 guys in the Rivals 250 back in 2007, but that list contained stinkers like Taurian Washington, Darris Sawtelle, and Cedric Everson.

  6. I said this in another post, but if you look at the rankings that were released, Rivals is basically saying the only two states in the Midwest with more than one 4* player this year are Illinois and Ohio. After reading who their midwest analysts are, you'll come to the same conclusion I have: These rankings are biased and the midwest analysts heavily favored players from their home states either because they were too lazy to travel to watch other players or because they are overrating players who are slated to attend their favorite schools. I'm sure this bias has always existed, I just haven't always been this invested in recruiting to notice the past 4 years.

  7. Early scouting reports seem to be positive to the southern recruits. Give it some time. I'm sure like it has been insinuated, the midwest kids have not really been evaluated.

  8. @ Mike 7:17 a.m.

    Rivals is NOT saying that the only two midwest states who have multiple 4-star players are Illinois and Ohio. There are probably going to be 200+ more 4-stars who will be named in the coming days and months, starting today with the release of the Rivals 250.

  9. so the 250 rivals is out

    James Ross at 143

    Joe Bolden 167

    And RJS was 87

    Prospects we are in on

    Terry Richardson at 195

    Aaron Burbridge 134

    Danny O'brien 222

    Ondre Pipkins 246

    Jaleel Johnson 140

    Jordan Diamond 209

    Kyle Dodson 152

    Brionte Dunn 124

    Greg Garmon 184

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  11. oh yes I was reading the other day a post on Host PPH blog about this too and it was very interesting because of the particular topic