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correct....we have lost population in the state but overall it's just a lull in my opinion...it'll come back, but who knows how strong. Most anyone can recruit a Will Gholston, the trick is finding the next KC or Kmart. Cousins and Keyshawn were WAY under the radar and Coach D' found them both....just think if they both went to WMU or Ohio U....would their immense talent have been developed like it was in E.Lansing? Kinda doubt it.
Going off this: I think it's more that Michigan isn't scouted as much as high-talent states like Ohio, etc.
You can scout the Detroit area heavily but there's a reason that there's some really good prospects that fly under the radar, especially as you go further north (look at Taiwan Jones).
This is probably true, but it's probably only a net of 1-2 more 4-stars/year in-state. It's not like MI has 20 4-stars every year and the services are only ID'ing 7.
Tai Jones is a clear example; I think Riley Bullough would have gotten some consideration if he wasn't injured during his SR year as well. Still, MI is behind OH, PA and IL in the Big 10 footprint and quite frankly only about half a step ahead of Indiana recently.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
I think this also has to deal with Ohio n PA having more big city's than in Michigan. The inner city kids get scouted more bc they are playing against more talented athletes then the macomb area conference (t jones). Ohio has Columbus natti n Cleveland pa has Pitt n killedelphia mi has d n kinda grand rapids
I guess flint too but the other city's puppy out much more talent
Wolverine Nation on ESPN just put out a free article where they anonymously surveyed their 2013 class and asked them questions about the recruiting process. it was pretty cool and it would be awesome if 247 did something similar. But MSU related, 2 Michigan commits thought that they would end up at MSU before the process started, and they were asked which non-Michigan coach left the best impression, there was a vote for Staten, Dantonio, and Tressel each.
Who do you think they were? Kugler and Bosch would be my guess. Sucks, two top OL that we could have used.
possibly delano hill. I know he wanted an offer that never came
Hill and probably Kugler.
CoachDuzzMSU: Little less than 12 hours and we will have us at least 18 new Spartans. Exciting! #SpartanDawgs
MSU's total exclusion on this list bothers me. I think we must show up on lists like this if we want to be able to compete effectively during recruiting. I love our staff's ability to scout talent, but it would be nice to be able to better attract guys that have high star rankings, too.
10) Which school had the best facilities? (commits could answer more than one if applicable)
Michigan -- 11
Alabama -- 5
Ohio State -- 4
Tennessee -- 2
Nebraska -- 2
Notre Dame -- 1
Oregon -- 1
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Our football facilities are getting better, but still aren't that great. the Spartan Stadium expansion which includes the recruiting room/lounge will help a ton (New locker rooms too?)
The fact that we had more coaches receive "best impression" votes than any other school and two were assistant coaches (no other school had a single assistant named) is great!
One can hope.
I find I funny picturing Coach D using exclamation points while tweeting on his iPhone.
hoke- to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value.
He says at least 18 new recruits....hmmm still hoping to flip someone?
"at least"? Interesting...
laconophilia is everywhere...
From things flying around, we may have a few schollies open. You notice the activity the last three weeks from the staff? Traveling a ton, and not one of those trips was to Canada until his recruitment leaked. I am betting we get 1-2 surprises.
New locker rooms were a major part of that $21million North end zone renovation.
Has that started yet?
DantonioMark: Lives will change tomorrow when our new Spartans take their first step. I appreciate their trust #SigningDay2013
also important to remember players can sign AFTER signing day too.
its supposed to be finished for the 2014 season, so this spring/summer is probably the earliest it would start.
Well that's good news. I've spent 9 years in real estate development down here in Florida and I can tell you first hand when the cranes come out people get excited. Frankly, it's a little easier to sell off of the cranes and renderings than the finished product. It'll be nice to start getting recruits really excited about the new locker room and recruiting facilities. This will be HUGE for us. IMHO, bunk facilities can hold you back.
Most of the PA recruits do not not come from Pittsburgh and Philly. In SW PA they come from the suburbs and the old mill towns in the Mon and Ohio valley. There is also a strong contingent from South central Harrisburg, York, Lancaster area. Traditionally Central PA is a Penn State stronghold.
Speaking of the Mon valley Tyler Boyd is still confused about his choice but will still make a decision tomorrow.
Tyler Boyd "confused" about college decision
Written by Mike White on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 6:01 pm.
Clairton coach Tom Nola said Tyler Boyd will definitely sign with a college tomorrow. But apparently not even Boyd knows who college he will choose.
It's just another chapter in Boyd's recruiting soap opera.
Over the past two weekends, Boyd, who is being recruited as a receiver, has visited West Virginia and Tennessee. On his Twitter account last night, Boyd "tweeted" that he has not decommitted from Pitt, but still hasn't decided among Pitt, West Virginia and Tennessee. Ultimately, the visits to West Virginia and Tennessee only muddied Boyd's recruiting waters.
Tomorrow is the first day high school seniors can sign a binding letter of intent with colleges. Clairton is having a signing ceremony at its school library at 10 a.m. No matter what, at least two Clairton players will sign with Pitt - Terrish Webb and Titus Howard.
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