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Posted on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 : 11:19 p.m.

Michigan football gains commitment from No. 1 Ohio linebacker Ben Gedeon

By Kyle Meinke

The Michigan football team continues to raid the state of Ohio.

The Wolverines picked up a verbal commitment Tuesday night from four-star linebacker Ben Gedeon of Hudson, Ohio, according to's Sam Webb. He is the 17th member of the 2013 class, and the eighth from that state.

The 6-3, 215-pound linebacker is ranked by Scout as Ohio's No. 1 linebacker, which means Michigan now has non-binding commitments from the state's two best players at that position. Trotwood native Mike McCray, whose father was a captain at Ohio State, joined the class last month.


Linebacker Ben Gedeon from Hudson, Ohio, became the 17th player to commit to the Michigan football team's 2013 class.

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In fact, the Wolverines now have pledges from Ohio's No. 1 player at safety (Dymonte Thomas), tailback (DeVeon Smith), tight end (Jake Butt) and linebacker (Gedeon). Overall, they have commitments from seven of Ohio's top 20 recruits.

Ohio State, meantime, has commitments from four of its state's top 20 recruits. Its class is at eight players overall.

Michigan's 2013 class has taken shape quickly. It now numbers 17, with nearly 10 months remaining until signing day. At this point last year, its only commit was Rockford offensive lineman Ben Braden.

The Wolverines finished that cycle ranked among the top 10 according to every major service. This class promises to finish even better, considering Gedeon is the 12th recruit with at least four stars to commit to Michigan, according to Rivals.

That matches the school's total from all of 2012.

Gedeon reportedly has leaned toward Michigan for a while. He also had offers from schools such as Ohio State, Michigan State, Penn State and Stanford.

He is the No. 8 inside linebacker in the country according to Rivals, and the No. 13 outside linebacker according to Scout.

Gedeon announced his commitment just four days before the Wolverines host their annual spring game at Michigan Stadium. They will entertain several recruits during the weekend, and could add more recruits to the class.

Michigan earned four commitments within a week of its spring game last year, including one (linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone) on the day of the game.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.


Phillip Muntean

Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 1:51 a.m.

That's because Michigan HS football flat out sucks and they have to raid other states fort talent. They have been in Ohio for years. Once OSU starts winning, MU will be shut down again.


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 2:38 a.m.

First, it's UM. Second, people criticize Brady Hoke all they want, but the fact is he turned 2 TERRIBLE teams around very quickly. Teams that have nowhere near the level of resources Urban Meyer is used to. So to go to Michigan and bring back the old ways, the tough defenses, and the tradition is huge. He captained MIchigan to an 11-2 season this year, even with less talent that OSU. OSU fans said that Michigan wouldn't have beaten OSU if Pryor was still around, or if Tressel was still there, or if Herron and Posey had built up some momentum. Guess what? They weren't because they lied and cheated. I agree that Urban Meyer is a great coach, and his success is undeniable. He won 2 National Championships with Florida. But he hasn't done anything yet at OSU, so get off your high horse. Brady will still be here in 10 years, but I doubt Urban will!


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 11:27 a.m.

Love what Mattison is doing with recruiting quality LB's for his system. We should have the best LB's in the nation pretty soon if the system pans out.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 7:38 p.m.

As you can see from the name I am a die hard Buckeyes fan and have been for over 45 years. With that being said I am a bit confused that Ohio State is losing its top talents to UM. I thought Urb would really put a fence around the state of Ohio because it is really loaded with talent every year. So that does worry me a bit. Just being honest. But to some of the UM fans posting here, C' a little bit more realistic in your post. UMGEORGE - to say Ohio State needs to climb the buckeye tree and watch UM continue to dominate OSU?? REALLY??? Exactly when did this dominance begin?? With the one game you just won this past year?? As a Buckeye fan I'm glad to see UM turning their program around because before this past year UMGEORGE the rivalry hasn't even been a rivalry! You won twIce in 11 YEARS!! HAILMARY - overrated but decent huh?? See post to UMGEORGE!! And I can respect that fact that you don't want to go to OSU blogs. That's your choice. I wouldn't go to another rivals blog either with that kind of nonsense either. You have to be very pointed in your thoughts to go to the rivals blog. Read this post again if necessary. D21 - So you're already comparing coach Hoke to coach Meyer?? I respect the fact that coach Hoke came in and did a good job turning the program and recruiting around. But D21 he's been the head coach for a grand total of....wait for it.....ONE YEAR!!!! Before you anoint him the next Bo Schembechler give the man a few years to establish him self before you start the comparisons. That's all I have UM fan. Looking forward to many great late November UM vs OSU games in the future!! Gonna be some great matchups!! P.S. What does UM fan think of future UM vs OSU games going primetime??? Just a thought


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 4:12 p.m.

haha forgot about that! a little before my time. there have been and always will be ups and downs in the rivalry. on both sides. the new coaching changes in ann arbor and columbus are good for both teams and the rivalry as a whole, no question about it! and as to the end of your first post, i wouldn't mind it being at night, but brady hoke seems pretty adamant that it stay where it has been. B1G also has a rule I think for no night games in the month of november, due to the midwestern location and the probability of colder weather. might have to be moved then. either way, i'm excited to follow the game over the next 10 or 15 years!


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 3:54 a.m.

Sorry, should have written "Cooper's" not "Coopers"


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 3:52 a.m.

gobucks, If you've been following college football for 45 years, and were honest about it, you would have said that this wasn't a rivalry for over 20 years. Seems you have overlooked Coopers stunning lack of success in his years in Columbus.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 8:35 p.m.

I agree GoBucks. This rivalry has a lot of history, and Michigan's upswing and return (in the next few years, not YET) to college football elite will only serve to strengthen this rivalry. It's good for both teams. "The Game" has not been great to U of M over the last decade, but look for it to be much more even in the future. Thanks for not being as ignorant and ridiculous as some of the other OSU supporting posters here. Go Blue!

Patrick Green

Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 2:12 p.m.

How many natl titles does Mr Hoke have? Can't wait to see him in the gap when one of our beasty fullbacks clears him out of the way with a bone crushing block !!! GO BUCKS!


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 3:10 p.m.

your right GOBIGBLUE there sure are a lot of childish non-MICHIGAN fans who post on here. GO BLUE!!!!!!


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 2:57 p.m.

I wish there was an age restriction to post comments. Thus avoiding the 10 yr old osu fans.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 2:26 p.m.

seriously, go somewhere else


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 12:59 p.m.

it's so sad that a big time school like scum has to recruit out of it's rival's state to have any hopes of competing with them because there is no real talent in its home state.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 2:55 p.m.

Yeah your right! Every school should have to recruit only from there home state. That would make for such an entertaining sport. Also, who cares if a kid would like to go to college in another state. He shouldn't be allowed!


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 1:33 p.m.

what is really sad is oscar meyer just can't build a high enough fence around ohio to keep all that talent in-state and it is so sad ohio fans have to come in here and complain and cry about it!! these player's see the light and MICHIGAN is not only the best choice it is the only choice compared to what o$u has to offer!! GO BLUE!!!!!!


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 7:29 a.m.

The recruits are seeing the huge difference between Hoke & Urban Myth. GO BLUE! Urban Myth, it only gets WORSE for you from now on.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 3:39 a.m.

Regarding 40 times -- there's more to the LB position than raw speed. If that's all there was to it, every college program in the country would be trolling their track teams. Personally, I'd put 40 speed below instinct and intensity. Plus, I want a LB who's quick in the first 10 or so yards and can then lay the hammer. Any LB still running at the 40 yard mark is a LB chasing a broken play.


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 4:08 p.m.

rightmind, what have you been doing for the past day then? i don't think you could sound more condescending while still being wrong at the same time


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 3:52 p.m.

DonAZ Hint: Smart people don't have to tell anybody they are smart.


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 8:02 a.m.

This is such a dumb argument. Obviously you want a guy who can tackle. But given two guys who can tackle, I want the faster of the two.


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 3:46 a.m.

250 -- I'm well acquainted with the spread ... I understand it better than you think I do, and perhaps better than you yourself do. I'm also fairly well acquainted with defensive sets against the spread from none other than your own neo-savior Meyer. Nick's point is spot-on -- if a LB is running full sideline-to-sideline then something is really wrong with the defense. And if *all* linebackers are running that much then the DC should be fired. If the defensive coaches are doing their jobs the linebackers are in position and defending their particular assignments within a range of perhaps 20 or 30 yards at most. That's why split times (as Nick mentions) are important. And it's why they run NFL combine players through shuttle drills to test not only raw speed but agility and acceleration, which is *far* more important than just 40-dash speeds. I can go on -- tackling? What would you rather have, a speedster who can't tackle or someone who runs 4.8 40s and wraps up anything within arm's length? Oh, and about the age crack? Yeah, whatever. At my age I've come to realize some people are simply unworthy of the energy to extend even contempt. Big words, I know. A dictionary might help.


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 3:13 a.m.

Nick. You are the man! Quite frankly, many of us are exhausted with replying to a certain osu fan who posts all sorts of nonsense on this MICHIGAN site. It's nice to watch someone with a fresh bit of energy refute and challenge said buck nut fan. That being said you will soon tire as well. It is like ramming your head into a brick wall after a while. But carry on my fellow M fan. We are with you! : ) GO BLUE!


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 8:46 p.m.

sorry rightmind, I guess I am confused. thanks for spelling things out so clearly for me, and all the other readers here, so we can keep up with your dizzying intellect and amazing analytical skills. Just kidding. I know what a spread offense is. I also know that you only need a LB recruit to run sideline to sideline if your other two linebackers are terrible. If you have a disciplined defense that doesn't blow its coverage or assignments all the time, there's no reason for me to run 35-40 yards across the field as a SAM to chase down the play. Speed is definitely a big advantage. I would argue that acceleration is more important here. 10 and 20 yard splits would be interesting to see, because thats just as important as your top speed when we're talking about diagnosing a play, reacting to it, and then putting yourself in position to make that play. i'm just curious how you think you're the pinnacle of football knowledge. Your confidence is impressive. You can have your own opinion (unfortunately), but that doesn't mean anybody here wants to hear it. Go post on Bucknuts and hang out with people that share your passion. That's what most people here are doing. The fact that you throw out ridiculous facts such as a 5.0 40 yard dash, and a 'non-committable' offer from Urban, only to have them both shot down in print? From actual, reputable recruiting sources. If Meyer didn't want Gedeon, he wouldn't have offered him. With their scholarship restrictions, OSU obviously can't hand them out like Halloween candy to anyone who camps or visits. Lastly, last time I checked, OSU doesn't have Jaylon Smith yet. Most consider him to be a ND lean. It's just like an OSU fan to have that sense of entitlement and idiocy. Stick to what you know, rightmind. And that isn't much.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 8:11 p.m.

Nick, Nick Have you ever heard the term sideline to sideline? Have you ever seen a spread offense? Do you know what the very term spread means? Come on, man! The idea, I will say this slowly is to spread the defense out and make them cover the whole field. Got it? The fact is Gedeon is not the type of player Meyer wants at the lb position. He could turn out to be the greatest linebacker to ever play. Time will tell. Don't feel so slighted.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 7:35 p.m.

rightmind, how bout that 5.0 40? pretty impressive stuff, being that far off Gedeons time. sounds like you know what you're talking about. I agree that speed is important, and Meyer has always valued it, but unless osu lines up on their own sideline, nobody is running the full width of the field. sorry


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 6:37 p.m.

Don, You are really showing your age with that answer. There was only one team in the B10 that still lines and runs right at you, Wisconsin. They were still second in the B10 in passing. With todays spread offenses, you are required to cover the field sideline to sideline. Do you know how wide a football field is? 160 feet, don't fret I'll do the math, thats 53.3 yards. That is why you need speed. Without it yeah, you will be chasing. Be patient, it will be much more clear to you in a short time. Within 2 years Meyer will have amassed a team with more speed than you and most of the college football world has ever seen.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 4:59 a.m.

Great point Don. I think the 40 time in all levels of football is a bit over rated. Alot of big plays are made by various shapes and sizes of athlete on both sides of the ball. Different levels of quickness, speed, and strength all play a role.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 2:21 a.m.

The simple reason that all these folks from other schools post on our Mich. site is that they are in awe of the Wolverines and can you blame them. I've never posted on an ohio site because quite frankly in my book they are not important to me. I've always considered ohio as overrated, decent but overrated.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:43 p.m.

Mick, I think Gedeon is going to be a good football player. Don't get upset. When you run a 4.4 you record your 40 time. When you run in the 5.0 range, you don't record it. It's truly that simple. Now cheer up.


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 6:39 a.m.

40 time is not the most important aspect of the LB position. 90% a LB is playing in an area far smaller than 40 yards. The ability to recognize plays, shed blocks, and hit are what make a good LB. If you honestly think he is running a 5.0 40 your out of your mind anyways. He is running away from most the players on the field, and if you run a 5.0 40 your not doing to do that (even at the high school level).


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 12:32 a.m.

you got me! still waiting for a response to our other conversation's understandable if it takes you awhile to think up something to say to that. gedeon's coach is right, he needs to work on getting faster to be a better prospect. but he's ALREADY fast, already athletic, and has a nose for the football. i'll take that over a raw 4.4 40 linebacker any day. and, for the record, i'm not saying he's a better linebacker than smith. more often than not, however, the best linebackers in college football are those with solid instincts, not those with track speed (think luke keuchly). but again, he didn't go to osu so you guys probably weren't interested in him anyway. give me a break. just because you miss out on a prospect (as EVERY team in the country does, including michigan) doesn't mean you boo hoo and say welllllll we didn't want him anyway. sounds like YOU should be talking about this around the junior high lunch table....


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 11:33 p.m.

Dannoe, You and Mick must sit around the junior high cafeteria and discuss this stuff. When scout interviewed Gedeon's coach Ron Wright, they asked him what Ben needed to improve. Ron Wright, "He needs to get faster".


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 9:35 p.m.

Nicknamed "the Freak", Gedeon is blessed with an impressive blend of size and athleticism. At 6-2, 215 pounds, and capable of running the forty in the 4.6s, Gedeon is what Michigan is looking for the fast, hard-hitting defense it hopes to field in the coming years. This is straight from Scout. You really look foolish when you start spouting off 40 times that arent even remotely close. Then you tell others to do research. Get lost joker.

Steve McQueen

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 7:40 p.m.

Chebacca. Thank you for doing the research to properly dispel Wrongmind and his blubber. Meyer wanted Gedeon badly... Wrongmind can not accept the truth....which is that without "incentives" aka Ca$h and Tat$... Ohio has a DIFFICULT TIME keeping their top talent in state. Go Blue.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 5:33 p.m.

Better check your facts rightmind. From from 1/29/12: Gedeon talks Ohio State offer. It has certainly been a newsworthy day in Ohio State recruiting. Three junior prospects from the state of Ohio grabbed verbal offers following the big junior day, including Hudson (Ohio) product Ben Gedeon. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker had previously picked up some big offers from the likes of Boston College, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee, and was excited to add the Buckeyes to his impressive list. Gedeon was one of three Ohioans offered by the Buckeyes on Sunday. "I talked to most of the coaches at the junior day," said Gedeon. "I talked to coach (Luke) Fickell and coach (Mike) Vrabel and coach (Urban) Meyer was the one who told me (about the offer). I was psyched. I was really excited about it. I had hoped they would offer and for it to finally come was exciting." Stop telling lies rightmind. Back to your assertion that Gedeon is "too slow to play linebacker at OSU." He's rated by scout as the top LB in the state of Ohio for the class of 2013, and he DOES have an offer from Saint Urban. With one brother that went to the Naval Acedemy, and another that went to Harvard, it would seem that Gedeon isn't too slow to play at osu, he's too smart.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 5:17 p.m.

Don't buy it for a second. Maybe he's a mid 4.7 or 4.8. 5.0 is a time Adams or Brewster would have been lucky to run at the combine, to give you an example. There are plenty of fast players that don't have recorded times, and plenty of slow players that record totally fake 40 times from their coaches stopwatch. But please don't give me the 'he's not fast enough to play LB for The Ohio State University'. (which i also hate. how self important can one fan base sound??) Load of crap. A guy his size running a 5.0 would not be a consensus 4 star and nationally top 15 OLB prospect. Fact.

Terry Star21

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:09 p.m.

'Michigan Man' really funny...


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

WHILE you are busy raiding the state of OHIO, dont forget talented / skillful players in the backyard of Mich !!!! before they start branching out of state and turn their backs on the school. BTW Ohio is NOT the only state in USA....


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:10 p.m.

chuck, are you serious? Michigan's incoming class has 8 of the top 14 recruits from the state of Michigan, according to Scout. For 2013, we have commitments from 5 of the top 10.... TEN MONTHS before signing day. Check the link below, and look at both classes. Rest assured, Michigan's in-state reruiting is on very, very solid ground.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 1:03 p.m.

The best thing about the players whom Hoke and Staff have recruited and are currently that theses recruits WANT to play for Michigan and know something about the tradition and landscape of Michigan football. The Michigan coaching staff has gone back to what made it such a competitive program prior the the RichRod Era. Get the core of the recruiting class out of the top players in the Midwest and then Nationally go out and hand pick some top recruits to round out your recruiting class. That strategy is tried and true. GO BLUE!!!!!!!!


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 4:16 p.m.

theway, it's been well documented, however, that carr left the cupboard pretty bare for rodriguez when he arrived. yes, i think rodriguez is a good offensive coach, yes i think he did a terrible job in ann arbor, and yes i think he had to go. rich used that excuse (right or wrong) for much of his first two years. I would say that lloyd carr's last two recruiting classes are not necessarily a good representation of the way michigan has historically liked to recruit. there's a reason that michigan had damaged relationships with high school coaches when hoke showed up


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 7:56 a.m.

This sounds nice and all, but it's false. Both of RR's full recruiting classes had more commits from Michigan/Ohio than Lloyd Carr's final two recruiting classes. RR didn't stop recruiting Michigan/Ohio. He just went to Florida, too.

Blue Marker

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 11:45 a.m.

This is another great get for this team. UM hasn't had a coach recruit Ohio like this since Moeller. I've got to admit I'm surprised how well Michigan is doing in Ohio. Like him or hate him Meyer was a huge hire for OSU and I thought maybe he would have the same type of lock-down on the state that Tressel did. I'll also admit I was under-whelmed by the hire of Hoke at first. I can't imagine the program going in a better direction than it is now. It truly is great to be a Wolverine! Go Blue!


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 9:56 p.m.

Blue, yes we (Michigan) are back. Eat your hearts out ohio.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 2:09 p.m.

the only lock-down tressel had was he cheated! eliminate that and you can see what happens!! the jury's still out on oscar meyer? GO BLUE!!!!!!


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 11:37 a.m.

I might as well start writing these articles since I get more ink than Kyle. Gegeon didn't have an offer from Meyer. He's too slow to play linebacker for ohio State.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 4:48 a.m.

If he was given an offer by osu that's not commitable then why give an offer at all??


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 2:13 a.m.

rtmind, I don't blame you for being upset, (jealous) about the team Brady is building in Ann Arbor. I'm a Wolves diehard fan and I'm almost jealous of all this talent and what I see coming down the pike at you. Go Big Blue !


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 1:41 a.m.

Reading rightmind's comments is about as funny as watching Kevin Hart. By the way team 132, defensively wasn't 4.4 speed by no means .... What was the outcome? Just checking.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:16 p.m.

Hey Nick; great comments and 100% true but you will never convince right(wrong)mind or any Sparties that also post on I admire your willingness to try and the least any of our rivals can do is to show "a little respect".


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:06 p.m.

I love how right mind has nothing better to do that sign up for Ann so he can post comments about how smart he thinks he is, and how awesome OSU is. Do you seriously have nothing better to do? I'll admit I read everything I can about Michigan recruiting, and that occasionally means reading something from an Ohio State blog. But to take shots at everyone on here...come on man. You don't have to like Michigan, but to continuously insist that they suck and the only players they get from Ohio are the ones you guys don't want, it makes you soun ignorant. Have a little respect. That's what makes this rivalry great. The indisputable fact is that Michigan is gaining some serious momentum and is nationally relevant again. End of story. Gedeon had a commitable offer from OSU. Unless you're more in the know from Urban than Scout, Rivals, 247sports, and ESPN. Jaylon Smith is an awesome athlete for sure. But do you know anything about 40 times? A 5.0 in the 40 and Ben would be lucky to be a 1 star prospect and play for New Mexico. That's slow for a D lineman. For a guy that all the Midwest recruiting experts talk about as being athletic and having a nose for the football, doesn't seem right does it? He has no reported 40 time on any of the sites. Not to mention track speed in the 40 doesnt always translate to speed on the field. So next time when you pull a time out of nowhere, at least make it believable. Go Blue!


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 3:14 p.m.

boy i must have touched a nerve there? it's sad when you don't get the player's you want. . . hey you might want to get back to an ohio site, i here oscar meyer is looking for a gate keeper. . . you would be perfect. have a great day! Go blue!!!!!!


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 2:52 p.m.

UMgoblo OSU is recruiting close to 90 players as is Michigan. OSU's class will be between 16 and 20 players. He was not given a committable offer by Meyer. OSU took 4 Lb's in 2012. They are only taking 2 backers in 2013. They want smith, he runs a 4.4. Gedeon runs a 5.0 in the 40. They only want lb's that can cover sideline to sideline. Do a little research then get back to me.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 1:57 p.m.

hey rightmind. . . wrong. . . mind again! ohio offered gedeon and they would have taken him but oscar meyer left the gate open around ohio AGAIN!!! GO BLUE!!!!!!


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 1:30 p.m.

Lol! Nice one Bundy!

Ted Bundy

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 12:22 p.m.

lol @ "hes too slow"! No its because he wasnt a 6 star ultra linebacker from the planet of Jupiter. O$U recruits universally now.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : noon

He can't be that slow if Scout has him as the number 1 linebacker in the state.

Blue Marker

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 11:51 a.m.

So Kyle is wrong and didn't do enough research before he wrote this article? Come on! You've got to do better than that. You could gain some credibility by admitting Michigan is doing extremely well in Ohio. But to dismiss every player Michigan gets a commitment from as "one OSU didn't want" is laughable. Keep in mind (or rightmind) this helps "The Game" by restoring it to it's past glory. It's good for both schools!


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 11:30 a.m.

Hey rightmind250, something's wrong with your Buckeyes football program....UM pulling recruits from Ohio. Urban must be wondering what's up. You might aas well climb up your buckeye tree and watch UM continue to dominate OSU.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 11:22 a.m.

I did not expect Brady Hoke and staff to eat Urban Meyer's lunch so soon. Seems Urban has been left in the dust, thus far in the recruiting race. This is amazing. All is well with the Maize and Blue.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 10:53 a.m.

So much for this fence I kept hearing about that was supposed to be built around Ohio by Oscar Meyer. The OSU trolls have been awfully quiet lately.

Steve McQueen

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 10:33 a.m.

For Wrongmind, when she comes here spewing her Ohio it and weep Wrongmind lol "In fact, the Wolverines now have pledges from Ohio's No. 1 player at safety (Dymonte Thomas), tailback (DeVeon Smith), tight end (Jake Butt) and linebacker (Gedeon). Overall, they have commitments from seven of Ohio's top 20 recruits. Ohio State, meantime, has commitments from four of its state's top 20 recruits. Its class is at eight players overall." You and your new coach have no answer for this Wrongmind.

Steve McQueen

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 10:31 a.m.

Once again... Coach Hoke and company rob Ohio of its only natural resource: HS football players. LOL! The smart ones get out of the pit and Go Blue!

Scott Laux

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 6:49 a.m.

Keeps getting better. In 2-3 years Michigan will have as much talent as anyone in the country- including Alabama, and more than 99% + of the teams. It will all come down to coaching and the character of the guys who Michigan has recruited. One reason to get rid of guys who end up in the courts system.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:18 a.m.

The potential of the 2013 class just keeps on getting better. Go Blue! Keep on raiding Ohio!


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:04 a.m.

Now we need some SPEED on the offensive side of the ball..... If Ty Issac does not commit to Michigan this class will fall short of being great. It would be a very great class if Michigan can gain the commit of an illusive 4 or 5 star athlete or receiver in addition to Ty. Now,as I said before, a vision I had weeks ago included Ty signing because he felt sorry for Tre Burke after he had such a bad game. It now appears that my vision is coming to fruition due to the fact that Tre is now staying for another year. Ty will sign with Michigan after the spring game. Your welcome.


Thu, Apr 12, 2012 : 2:10 a.m.

Ted, don't ya just love the Wolves ?


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 1:36 p.m.

we have met the enemy and he is YOU!!! GO BLUE!!!!!!


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 12:27 p.m.

Nobody "signs" until next February.

Steve McQueen

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 10:34 a.m.

blah blah blah Fake Michigan fan Ted.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:50 a.m.

Yeah me to teddy. I think the whole key to winning football is one offensive scheme. If the team I rooted for didn't run that scheme or fired a previous coach who only ran that scheme and didn't care about defense, I'd be really bitter.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:24 a.m.

Watching the spring practice film shows the Michigan offense using the read option to more of a degree than they did last year. I hope Borges had a revelation. i'm not counting on it though.

Bruce Kennedy

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 3:58 a.m.

Go Blue!!! I just hope all the commits stay committed. Sounds like a solid LineBacking core.

Ted Bundy

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 12:39 p.m.

Sam Webb had this to say about Ben Gedeon on, "Nicknamed "the Freak", Gedeon is blessed with an impressive blend of size and athleticism. At 6-2, 215 pounds, and capable of running the forty in the 4.6s, Gedeon is what Michigan is looking for the fast, hard-hitting defense it hopes to field in the coming years." If a 4.6 40 is slow wrongmind, then I hope UM keeps recruiting "slow" players nicknamed the "the Freak"...