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I read a few weeks ago that we are recruiting his teammate (forgot who) and hes gonna visit this summer, and Jabrill is going to join him
Awesome. Pepper would definitely be a tremendous get.
Looked around and I believe he'll travel with his friend Tyrone Washington. In Washington's Tremendous interview he said he'll visit this summer with Peppers, but no set date yet. There was a free article on Washington here and this was in it:
Washington hopes one particular program notices.
“I’m a big, big fan of Michigan,” he said. “I’ve spoken to them and I got invited to their camp.”
Although the difference with basketball is that it is an international game. If he is open to living abroad for a while, there are profession leagues in Europe and Asia that are growing each year.
You are absolutely right that the NFL offers far more opportunities numbers wise than the NBA. However, it might be more fair to weigh it as the NFL vs all the other basketball leagues. In that light, the opportunities are much closer.
Outside of that, there's a greater chance at a long career in basketball as opposed to the NFL, relatively speaking.
That being said, I'm rooting for him to play football, it's just so much more fun to watch!!!
I will be pleasently surprised if he is drafted in the first 4 rounds. Keep in mind Martin went in the 3rd round I believe this year, up to this point I wouldn't put the career of Roh anywhere near Martin.
Agree his career hasn't been nearly as accomplished but he does have great size for the position which martin lacked and the measurables are huge to NFL teams, doesn't mean he'll necesarily go in 3 or 4 but could help. Martin likely would have been a late 1st or early 2nd choice if he was roh's height
There are former wrestlers that make the transition to offensive lineman too. The skills used in football are more natural & instinct, run, hit, throw, catch... the skills used in basketball are developed over constant repitition. I obviously don't mean for it to sound easy to just switch from another sport and go to the NFL, but it has been done w/ basketball players, wrestlers, and if you want to count soccer & rugby players as well. In the NBA, that would never happen w/ someone that hasn't devoted their life to basketball. Fewer positions, and more global competition.
Looks like it helps to have Walverine fans, eh?
Superb investigatory work....I looked around for my post regarding Tyrone, but to no avail.....I would really love that package deal with Ty and JP, and then let the dominoes fall
Thats fine, the NFL does not draft on just overall body of work over a "4 year college career" as you know it's part of the selection process, but there are alot of other factors as that go into drafting people and alot of his production was hampered by the fact that he was playing out of position(OLB in that f*cked up 3-3-5 defense for 2 out of his 4 years at Michigan) and under a sh*tty ass coaching staff who did nothing for his development as a defensive prospect(For 2 out of his 4 years at Michigan) in a perfect world he would have redshirted as a defensive end(His natural position) as a freshman instead of being tossed into the fire playing OLB and essentially wasting that year of eligibility just like Will Campbell did. With all that said, Roh is still currently rated by numerous draft outlets as one of the top 10 DE prospects for next years draft. If he plays like I expect him to this season then his stock will only rise. Roh will go in the first 4 rounds... if I knew you personally I would be willing to bet on it.
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Does anyone know if Washington made it to camp yet?
Nathaniel Devers, OG prospect from Masillion in Ohio has us as his number one school. He doesnt have an offer yet, because the coach's want to see his first few games as a junior. He expects to make a decision in the spring, but could be earlier if he gets an early offer from us while taking other early visits. From an interview he stated:
His thoughts and feelings on Michigan... "They are my number one school right now and I'd really like to get an early offer from them. They are a great program and a great school."
All the OL wana come to UM again, back to o-line U
Good, goooood, build that Massilon pipeline...
agreed, school pumps out alot of talent, would be real nice to pull kids outa there on the regular
We could possible have 5-7 kids by next February-March, just crazy.
Heard you guys offered a MI OL last name Dollis, or something like that, not listed on OP's post. What's the story on him? UM guy for TOS said UM/ND battle with ND looking good. We haven't offered him yet. Info please?
Tommy Doles out of Grand Rapids Christian is who you're thinking of. He's the teammate of Drake Harris, who just committed to MSU tonight for basketball and football. Michigan has offered Doles and he did just camp at ND last week but came away without the offer. FWIW, Allen Trieu tweeted that he feels that if/when ND offers, they will be tough to beat. He also mentioned it wasn't just a hunch, but "inside info."
This post was edited by fursty13 22 months ago
i think will be fine with him going to ND. alot of good 2014 OL high on UM. seems like hoke is always gonna bring in some solid OL guys every year.
Someone (I think trieu) tweeted yesterday that doles was still at nd for a visit that started Monday.
I would assume our OL recruiting strategy for '14 is going to be soley offensive tackle? We've pulled a lot of G/T types past two years. I threw together a little spreadsheet and feel somewhat confident about these guys. We need another TE I think. All I could come up with was Van Dort who is growing into a OT in my opinion. The following arent necessarily in order of importance:
Top Interested POS. MISC.
1 Malik McDowell DE 3/5 tech
2 Damon Webb DB CB
3 Corey Holmes WR speed
4 DeShone Kizer QB dual
5 Michael Ferns LB SAM?
6 Brandon Hines DT 3 tech?
7 Gelen Robinson DE/LB Rush?
8 Parrker Westphal DB S?
9 Alex Bars OL OT
10 JaMarco Jones OL OT?
11 Dexter Wideman DT NT
12 Nyles Morgan LB SAM?
13 Jonathan Hillman RB
14 Jordan Van Dort TE OT?
15 Dominique Booth WR speed
Check out my 2 deep of UM's base 4-3 under defense, let me know your thoughts. Last updated: 3/28/12
We'll need a center too.
No Jabrill Peppers?
My projected class I made this morning on another site:
QB: Chance Stewert/Deshone Kizer/Coleman Key
RB: Ashton Jackson and Leonard Fournette/Bo Scarbrough/Jonathon Hillman
WR: Corey Holmes, Dominique Booth, and Brandon Fritts (Depending on how many WRs are taken in the 2013 cycle) Josh Malone
TE: Jeb Blazevich
OL: Nathaniel Devers, Damien Prince, Jay Hayes, and James Hendren/Alex Bars
DE: Malik McDowell and Dylan Roney
DT: Craig Evans
LB: Michael Ferns and Dante Booker
CB: Damon Webb and Parrker Westphal
S: Jabrill Peppers and Montae Nicholson
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MaizeandBlue21 22 months ago
Fournette? The kid from LA, who's supposed to be between LSU and Bama?
Go Blue & Gig Em'!
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