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
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
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. ***
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.
It’s the first Wednesday of February, and that means one thing: It’s National Signing Day. 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 DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) and Howard Griffith (@HowardGriffith) and Scout.com’s Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu). We have reporters across many Big Ten campuses, too. Use this link to get all of their updates. Are you on Twitter? Use the Twitter hashtag #SigningDayOnBTN to submit your questions to our on-air panel, and they’ll
Every Big Ten men’s basketball team has played at least nine conference games, meaning we’ve reached the unofficial midpoint of the 2015-16 league schedule. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Bracketology | Scores | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for 2 to B1G tourney ] That being the case, we asked BTN analysts and regular BTN.com contributors Jon Crispin and Jess Settles to share their best of the first half of the conference slate. See their picks below. BEST PLAYER Jon Crispin: Jarrod Uthoff,
BTN will cover all 14 Big Ten football programs live, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, on National Football Signing Day. On the go? You can also watch our coverage on BTN2Go. Also, follow the Big Ten Network on Facebook (main page here here and social video page here), Twitter (main account here and 14 school accounts here) and YouTube for exclusive BTN video content, including show clips, interviews and analysis. Hosted by Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall), Wednesday’s eight-hour show will feature BTN analysts Gerry DiNardo (@GerryDiNardo) and Howard Griffith (@HowardGriffith), as well as Scout.com recruiting analyst Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu), with each providing in-depth
During BTN's eight hours of live Signing Day coverage on TV and BTN2Go, our on-air guests will deliver video answers to viewer-submitted Big Ten football recruiting questions on Twitter. Just use the hashtag #SigningDayOnBTN to get your question in front of our panel as the roll through an entire day of live television starting at 9 a.m. ET and up through 5 p.m. ET..