Recruits Impressed by Michigan Following The Game
Recent weeks have been tough for the Michigan football program. Losses have stirred up quite a bit of false rumors and questions about the program's ability to recruit after such an awful season. It turns out that most recruits were impressed by the team and the atmosphere:
That was a great game today michigan put up their fight and went hard.... GoBlue— George Campbell (@GeorgeCampbell0) November 30, 2013
Five star RT @KLSouth16 Let's goooooo blue— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) November 30, 2013
DG ballin! Letsgo big bro!— Breezy (@JabrillPeppers) November 30, 2013
For everyone asking, all the recruits I've spoken with so far were impressed by Michigan's performance and thought it showed heart.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 30, 2013
First of all, Jabrill Peppers isn't going anywhere. Dave Brandon's press release may or may not have calmed him down a bit, and it's very obvious from his Twitter feed that he's emotionally invested in Michigan.
Second, this game helped Michigan's ability to recruit down the line. Hoke is still working with players he didn't recruit, and although the same thing goes for Urban Meyer, we all know Hoke was given a roster with much less talent and many more major holes to address. Michigan's ability to recruit elite talent hasn't changed one bit.
Maurice Ways' Senior Tape Impresses
Months ago when Maurice Ways committed to Michigan, I came out and said that he was underrated and had a much higher ceiling than most scouting services gave him credit for. His senior tape shows a bigger, stronger, and more explosive player than a year ago:
He also looks much more confident on the field, performing a perfect rendition of the Terio at 1:50 of his tape after scoring on a reverse. In case you aren't in the loop:
Maurice Ways is indeed killing them.
General Notes and Multimedia Items
I've got nothing for you in the General Notes section today, so I leave you with a gift from Devin Funchess:
Hope for next year comes in the form of a 6'4" hurdler.