Results of "The Game" Cause Stir Amongst Michigan Targets
For all three readers who may have missed Saturday's regular season finale against Ohio State, the game came down to a crucial fourth down call in double overtime. Twitter has been full of criticism of the officials' spot of the ball, which had it been marked short would have ended the game in favor of the Wolverines. A handful of recruits were among those calling out the very close call:
Four-Star DB Ambry Thomas
The refs from that Michigan game need to be fired. They were just worried about making it up out of Columbus if it was over turned— Ambry Thomas 1⃣3⃣ (@Tavonn_) November 26, 2016
Four-Star WR Tarik Black
Bro honestly this is ridiculous those refs should never be able to ref a game again https://t.co/dHLRqJl4q0— Tarik Black (@LetmeRockk_) November 26, 2016
Four-Star DE Donovan Jeter
For all the Ohio state fans that think the game was "fair" https://t.co/ywgCipUH3Z— 5️⃣God (@DonovanJeter) November 28, 2016
Regardless of opinion, the call is a highly-scrutinized aspect of one of the most memorable Michigan-Ohio State games in history, but a loss doesn't seem to be impacting Michigan's recruiting efforts.
Peoples-Jones, Thomas Lead Teams to MHSAA State Championships
Behind the stellar play of Michigan targets Donovan Peoples-Jones and Ambry Thomas, Cass Tech and Detroit King each captured an MHSAA Football State Championship over the weekend. Peoples-Jones grabbed six receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns, while Thomas added two receptions for 18 yards and one touchdown as well as two tackles and one pass breakup. Thomas' cousin, Jaylen Kelly-Powell, committed to the Wolverines earlier this month and could be an important piece in securing commitments from Thomas and Cass Tech teammate Donovan Peoples-Jones. Peoples-Jones also wore Yeezy cleats for the game Saturday, which is obviously one of the many reasons Cass Tech deserved a win.