Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Poll Results: Which February 18/19 commit will be best?

If readers of this blog are correct, Chris Fox will be one of the jewels of the class
A couple weekends ago, Michigan got commitments from eight 2013 commits.  Shortly afterward I posted a poll asking which of those eight would have the best career.  Since then Ohio's Jaron Dukes and Pennsylvania's Patrick Kugler have committed, too, so the fun never stops.  Here are the results of the poll:

Chris Fox: 20%
The Parker (CO) Ponderosa product could play just about anywhere on the line except center.  For such a thick kid, he's an athletic kid who doesn't have a problem staying low and getting leverage on opponents.  The 6'6", 295 lb. Fox is ranked as high as #46 overall to Rivals.

Kyle Bosch: 19% (tie)
The Wheaton (IL) St. Francis lineman is 6'5", 286 lbs. and projects to offensive guard for the Wolverines.  247 Sports thinks highly enough of him to rank him the #44 overall player in the country.

Logan Tuley-Tillman: 19% (tie)
The 6'7", 304 lb. blindside tackle from Peoria (IL) Manual is the #85 overall player to 247 Sports.

Jake Butt: 13%
Butt is a 6'6", 230 lb. tight end from Pickerington (OH) North.  He's ranked as high as #96 overall to Rivals.

Taco Charlton: 10%
Charlton is a 6'6", 240 lb. linebacker/defensive end from Pickerington (OH) Central.  His highest ranking comes from 247 Sports at #99 overall.

Jourdan Lewis: 7%
Detroit (MI) Cass Tech cornerback is a 5'11", 170-pounder.  Rivals likes him best (so far) with his placement at #167 overall on the Rivals 250.

Wyatt Shallman: 5%
Novi (MI) Catholic Central running back Shallman is a 6'3", 255 lb. athlete.  Rivals thinks he's the 160th-best player in the nation.

David Dawson: 3%
Detroit (MI) Cass Tech offensive guard/center Dawson is the #199 player to Rivals.  He stands 6'5" and weighs 305 lbs.


  1. Dumb as it seems, i'm really pumped over Kugler.

    I really enjoyed Molk's play this year and happily wasted a fair amount of time watching game replays specifically to catch Molk at work.

    If indeed Kugler will be competing to be our center of the future, I'm really excited at the thought of a big, nasty, way coached up kid taking over at that position, hopefully for three or more years.

    Rimington winners are fun.

  2. Semi related note: Will you be publishing your estimated rankings for these folks now that 2012 is officially wrapped up (adios Kozan)? Thanks!

  3. Taco is ranked #99 on 247 Sports.

    1. Yeah, I think he got a bump shortly after I originally drafted this. Thanks.

  4. Well I'm going to have to pull for Dawson now.

  5. My vote is for Taco, mostly because he is the most athletic of the bunch and has the most upside. I'm an eternal optimist, so I say he realizes it fully. Also, his name is Taco.