What a day to be a Michigan football fan! National Signing Day has been a major success for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines. According to Scout.com, Michigan currently has 29 commits and the No. 6-ranked class in the nation. The Wolverines’ class features two five-star prospects and 13 four-star standouts. That includes defensive tackle Rashan Gary, who is the No. 1-ranked player in the nation. “He gets off the ball extremely quickly,” said Scout.com Midwest Recruiting Manager Allen Trieu. “Rashan has defensive tackle size, but is athletic enough to play a little bit off it. Tremendous get for (Michigan) and
It’s National Signing Day, and the Maryland Terrapins are wrapping up their big day. [ MORE: BTN2Go: Watch our eight-hour #SigningDayOnBTN special ] According to Scout.com, Maryland currently has 22 commits and the No. 52-ranked class in the nation. Offensive lineman Terrance Davis highlights the Terrapins’ class, as he is widely considered one of the top offensive guard prospects in the 2016 class. We’re airing eight straight hours of #SigningDayOnBTN coverage, until 5 p.m. ET, and you can watch it all live on BTN TV and via BTN2Go. Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) is anchoring the festivities along with BTN analysts Gerry
National Signing Day is underway, and it has been a success for the Indiana Hoosiers. According to Scout.com, Indiana currently has 19 commits and the No. 55-ranked class in the nation. The Hoosiers’ class is led by four-star athlete Jonah Morris and four-star offensive tackle Coy Cronk. “We needed to replenish the offense this year,” Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson said of his 2016 class. “I think the offensive line bodies are outstanding.” We’re airing eight straight hours of #SigningDayOnBTN coverage, until 5 p.m. ET, and you can watch it all live on BTN TV and via BTN2Go. Mike Hall
Welcome to Ann Arbor, Rashan Gary! The nation’s No. 1-ranked recruit in the 2016 class gave his commitment to Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines today. With Gary on board, Michigan now has what is widely considered one of the top ranked classes in the nation. So, who exactly is Rashan Gary? Why is he the top ranked player in the nation, and what current or former prospects does he remind people of? Here is a look at Rashan Gary’s profile. Rashan Gary Measurables: 6-4, 287 pounds Hometown: Paramus, N.J. School: Paramus Catholic High School Position: Defensive Tackle Rashan Gary, the
Michigan fans will welcome Ric Flair to Ann Arbor any time. [ MORE: Watch NFL star Tom Brady at ‘Signing of the Stars’ ] The 16-time World Heavyweight Champ and two-time WWE Hall of Famer delighted the faithful at Michigan’s “Signing of the Stars” on Wednesday. He did it with just four words, too. These perfect-for-the-occasion four words: “I can’t stand Ohio State.” Flair went on to add, “I got no time for Michigan State.” Again, the fans loved it. Watch Flair’s full time at the mic below:
There was a lot of star power at Michigan’s “Signing of the Stars” extravaganza Wednesday. [ MORE: Watch Ric Flair delight the ‘Signing of the Stars’ faithful ] None, perhaps, was bigger and brighter than former Michigan quarterback and current NFL megastar/future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. Brady received more than his share of applause at the signing day event that helped raise awareness for #ChadTough. “They love you here, Tom,” Jim Harbaugh said, as Brady met the crowd. “I love them,” Brady responded. “This is a special place.” Brady talked about his recruiting (Hint: It was a lot different
To the surprise of few, Ohio State reeled in the Big Ten’s top 2016 recruiting class. [ MORE: Twitter: Here’s how Big Ten teams announced 2016 recruiting classes ] Prior to Wednesday’s National Signing Day, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo visited Columbus, Ohio, to sit down with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. DiNardo asked Meyer, who just finished his fourth season with the Buckeyes, about this recruiting class, recruiting in general and Ohio State’s nation-leading nine underclassmen who entered teh 2016 NFL Draft. Watch the full interview in the video above. Here’s our #SigningDayOnBTN interview with Meyer, too.
Turns out, the sleepover worked. [ MORE: Watch Ric Flair fire up the ‘Signing of the Stars’ crowd ] Quinn Nordin, the nation’s No. 1 kicker, committed to Michigan on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Nordin, a previous Penn State verbal commit, hosted a now-famous sleepover with Harbaugh last month. The sleepover was Harbaugh’s idea. He went over to Nordin’s house at 12:01 a.m., the minute after the recruiting window opened. Clearly, it worked. As a result, don’t be surprised if more coaches try the tactic in coming years. ***
We’re halfway through the Big Ten season and so far the preseason coaches’ poll has held true in terms of the top 3 teams in the Big Ten. They remain Ohio State, Maryland, and Michigan State. As we enter into the downhill portion of the schedule and race toward the Big Ten tourney, here is what you need to pay attention to this week. There are several great games and you’ll want to make sure that you tune into, set your DVR, or use your BTN Plus account for these games. [ MORE: Latest standings | Polls | Scoreboard | Stat leaders ] Michigan at Michigan
Lavert Hill will be joining his older brother in Ann Arbor, Michigan. [ MORE: BTN2Go: Watch our eight-hour #SigningDayOnBTN special ] The four-star cornerback announced Wednesday on #SigningDayOnBTN that he will attend the University of Michigan. Hill’s brother, Delano, is a safety on the Wolverines. Delano just completed his junior season, playing in all 13 games, including eight starts. Lavert also was considering in-state rival Michigan State and Penn State.