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Get this kid an offer already. He has honey badger written all over him with his play on the field.
Steve Lorenz @TremendousUM
#Speed MT @Crawf_4 Had a great time at the Raw Talent combine. Ran a 4.34 40! Check out the results in a week on raw talent sports #edsup
Jesus... Shaun Crawford is a straight up stud.
He is a must get for 2015.
This post was edited by TAMUWolverine 16 months ago
thats not what your mom said
I always question the 40-times of a high schooler, but regardless, this kid is flat out fast.
Michigan needs to just go ahead and offer Crawford, (Whitehead, and Reid) from PA. That would be an incredible DB haul for 2015.
Reid is teammates with Jon Runyan Jr., so he's going to get some strong looks from Michigan no doubt.
What can it hurt to just throw an offer out to these 3 kids? I see only positives coming from offering kids early. I mean Whitehead will be top 50 or better. Reid will be top 100 or better.
This post was edited by SteelBlue0348 16 months ago
"Picks up the scraps."
Sounds like Urbz. #scraps
That's what I don't understand. I know we need to take time and evaluate people, but with this being a small class and us already having 4 commits, the coaches don't need to expend the energy on this class that they did filling up a class of 27. We've got time to look ahead to 2015. We've offered some of the true studs for that class (Osa Masina, George Campbell, etc.) but we should be looking to get in early, especially on kids like Crawford who have a demonstrated interest in Michigan.
The 2015 class looks like it will be even smaller than the 2014 class. And Michigan seems like they don't do the non-commitable offer thing. So, it makes it even more critical that they thoroughly evaluate 2015 prospects before offering one of the precious few spots in that class. Throwing out offers just to make an impression does not fit Hoke and Co.'s m.o.. I think that's why we've seen Michigan only offer kids that are likely to be national prospects (Harris, Campbell, Masina, Weber, Alabi, etc.).
And at the DB positions, in particular, a lot of the 2015 approach will depend on what happens in the 2014 class. Michigan is in on some top 2014 prospects and if they land a couple perhaps they will only take 1 or 2 DBs total in 2015.
Yeah, you definitely have to question these 40 times. I mean just two weeks ago, I believe he ran a 4.52 laser timed 40... Regardless both 40 times are fast, but more importantly then that he plays freaking fast.
Not sure it will be.
Mike Weber @mikeweber25
On my way up to Michigan with @JayruC10 and @Josh_Ready
“Those who stay will be champions”
― Bo Schembechler
Love it. Keep the pipeline going.
Yep, losing one player out of there is nothing to sneeze at. CT is ours.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
It is going to be interesting to watch these three develop moving forward. I'm always fascinated by players making strides and players that don't. Be interesting to see which one is the true headliner by the time they are all seniors in high school.
And Webb wasn't even originally a Cass Technician. He just transferred to Cass this year.
Because the class is so small should be the biggest reason you expend energy and extra time evaluating talent in the 2014 class. Crawford is a heck of a talent, but numbers are small for 2014 and 2015, I completely understand doing your diligence (especially a kid that is likely to jump in an offer if given). If Crawford was 5'11+ no question he would have an offer. The coaches want taller corners and the only exceptions are the exceptionally talented national recruits. Crawford likely fits that mold, but certain cant hurt to make sure since 2015 will be tight.
the fact that he will probably be able to play both ways and is confirmed 4.34 forty make sme think I would get him in and figure it out later...but thats just me. He is impressing a lot of people, which is impressive lol
Don't get me wrong, I would have offered him by now. In just saying I can understand why an offered hasn't gone out at this point because the coaches are looking nationally and locally to fill a CB position that is likely only targeting a 2-3 players max. But in saying all of that, I think crawford will get offered by May which is perfectly fine for a 2015 kid. As an aside, I wouldn't put stock in that 4.34. No doubt he is very fast but not many camps have electric tracks and I don't believe he was running on one.
This post was edited by Luger 16 months ago
I only worry if another school is distancing themselves faster right now. The coaches probably know where they stand with him, and when they need to offer.
Created a couple player profiles for a pair of 2015 QBs Michigan has already sent mail to; will be talking with Gentry tonight.
Tyrone Wheatley is awesome, and I'd be shocked if his son isn't part of this class:
"I mean, come on — it was like 'hell yeah,'" a still jubilant Tyrone Sr. exclaimed. "It was really like, 'wow!' Ever since they were little dudes — six or seven months — I had bought these little teddy bears. I had bought him one and then his brother one. You pushed the paw and it played the Michigan fight song.
"Those bears have survived the test of time. In their rooms, they grew up with Michigan bedspreads. You look at the lineage of the great Michigan families — the Woolfolks' (Butch and Troy), the Edwards' (Stan and Braylon) — it's incredible. You just kind of say 'man, I'd like that to be me and my family.' But I also have to understand that it's his decision."
That his son will have the freedom to blaze his own trail is a point that the elder Wheatley has been diligent in stressing. That said, he has also made sure to paint a vivid picture of his alma mater, Michigan, as a desirable option.
You don't have to worry about that. Like you said, crawford is being recruited--heavily. Players know the deal, it's one thing to not hear from a school vs not being offered.
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