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Stop hating on Michigan. If you haven't noticed this is a Michigan board for Michigan fans.
For future reference, its the Ohio Browneyes
Doesn't matter if the kid has three stars, the kid can play. I thought he looked great in the all star game. I and most other OSU fans couldn't wait for this kid to commit to OSU. The reality was we already had 3 "big backs" and Meyer (for his offense) needs some fast game breakers in the backfield so Elliot got the scholarship. If you guys had gotten Dunn last year, Green would likely be headed to OSU. Most Buckeye fans wish the kid well and recognize Michigan is a great fit for him, but it wil be tough to see him put on the Maize and Blue. If you get him it won't matter how many stars he has, all that matters is that you are getting a damn good running back.
Rankings aren't as important as we make them out to be, and not just about Green. Smith, Stribling, and a # of other recruits (and current players) fall under this category.
This post was edited by Maizeandbrew 18 months ago
Rankings don't mean jack shit. Michigan has a top class and so does ohio. I think the top 5 are all very close and anyone one of those could be swapped with another. Not a big deal at this stage in the process.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
100% correct. In many ways this was a trade for Dunn. Fine by me.
i agree with ya Moon, and my personal opinion I believe that the SEC has dominated in the last 7 years that all the recruiting sites including ESPN will rank a player better if they are going to an SEC school due to the fact they want the SEC to continue thier dominance. I mean for crying out loud doesnt ESPN have a tv deal with the SEC, i know CBS does. They know Green will end up at Michigan so they dont give him the 5th star. If the SEC continue to do well in recruiting classes year after year kids in high school see that and they continue to follow the trend. But i think Hoke and his staff have done a remarkable job recruiting and it will continue and Michigan is 2 years away from really being a force on the field that will bring a National Championship to Ann Arbor in 2015. Am i just being Michigan/Big Ten bias ? or how do you feel towards this?
totally agree Rivals.com has Ohio 4th and Michigan 5th in class ranking yet michigan has 4 more total recruits, Michigan has 1 five star to Ohio's 0, Michigan has 15 four stars to Ohio's 14 and the average star per recruit is Michigan 3.62 and Ohio 3.59 yet they have Ohio ranked ahead of Michigan???????????????????????? Am i over reacting ??
Yes you are over reacting
This is all meaningless. It really is. It is fun to fight about and discuss, but ultimately it is something to keep us busy during the long off season.
I really hope we can sign Green, but if we do I'll still maintain that Smith is the back I'd want more. Unless he's just playing against crap competition, I don't get what people aren't seeing when watching the kids tape.
Michigan is lucky Eliott committed before Green, otherwise Green would be a buckeye and Michigan would be shit out of luck stuck with devon smith. thats why every schools is after alvin kamara have you seen his highlights crazy good i would take him over any RB in this calss including Green and Elliot combined. Hoke can't even hold Urban's jockstrap.
Saban > Meyer > any coach in the nation > hoke
Top end speed and shiftiness.
He has great balance, vision, and drive. But he's the type of back who's constantly good for an extra three or four yards, rarely for an extra 10-20 yards.
He may gain a lot of yards at Michigan, but to me he is a high floor/low ceiling guy.
I disagree with your low ceiling comment about Deveon Smith. Give me a guy with great vision, burst, balance and strength and I see a possible NFL caliber running back. That is what i see in Smith. Top end speed is the most overrated trait when looking at RBs.
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