Tag:Caleb Stacey
Posted on: April 30, 2011 9:04 am
 

Michigan adds third linebacker for 2012

Posted by Bryan Fischer

While their bitter rival is worried about the fallout from an NCAA scandal, Michigan seems to be building some momentum on the recruiting trail under new coach Brady Hoke. That continued Friday as the Wolverines picked up another commitment in the form of Cincinnati (Ohio) linebacker Joe Bolden.

“My whole family and I all decided to go up today. And it really just came down to the coaches and how I interacted with them and obviously I interacted with them well,” Bolden told Scout. “They were excited. I kind of led Coach Hoke into it… we were all sitting down, my family and Coach Hoke. And I didn’t come out and say exactly what it meant that I was saying, but he figured it out -- and I said it then. My family is important to me and they all seem really happy and excited.”

As yet another Ohio native who spurned Ohio State for Michigan, Bolden knows his decision will not be taken lightly from some local Buckeye faithful but at the end of the day, he just didn't have a connection with the home state team.

“I’m not going to lie to you, I did watch Ohio State growing up," he said. "But I can’t … I don’t have too strong of feelings for them, if any.”

Bolden is friends with current Michigan offensive line commit Caleb Stacey and although he did a little bit of recruiting on the Wolverines behalf, this decision was all about Bolden's comfort level in Ann Arbor.

“I did talk to him, but to me the decision I made, you could have anyone come talk to me, it could even be Barack Obama telling me to choose 'this school because of that', but at the end of the day, they don’t have any impact on my decision," Bolden said. "My decision is based on how I felt about the program and how my family feels about the program -- and that’s how I made it.”

Bolden is the seventh commitment for Michigan's class of 2012 and third linebacker pledge. He racked up 93 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions last year as a junior.

Posted on: April 26, 2011 6:59 pm
Edited on: April 27, 2011 10:00 pm
 

April Big Ten Commitment List

Posted by Bryan Fischer



It's the final week in April and several schools have already hit the ground running in the class of 2012. Today we'll take a look at the verbal commitments in the Big Ten, where three traditional powers lead the pack in terms of verbal commitments early in the recruiting cycle.

Illinois (1)

Wide receiver Elliot Faerber (Shawnee Mission, Kan.)

Indiana (0)

Iowa (1)

Offensive tackle Mitch Kepyy (Port Byron, Ill.)

Michigan (6)

Offensive lineman Ben Branden (Rockford, Mich.) 
Tight end Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, Mich.)
Linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, Mich.)
Linebacker Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, Ohio)
Offensive lineman Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Tight end A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Michigan State (0)

Minnesota (3)

Wide receiver Andre McDonald (Minnetonka, Minn.) 
Quarterback Philip Nelson (Mankato, Minn.) 
Tight end Maxx Williams (Waconia, Minn.)

Nebraska (1)

Linebacker Michael Rose (Kansas City, Mo.)

Northwestern (2)

Running back Malin Jones (Naperville, Ill.)
Offensive lineman Kenton Playko (Lewis Center, Ohio)

Ohio State (6)

Running back Warren Ball (Columbus, Ohio)
Offensive lineman Jacoby Boren (Pickerington, Ohio)
Running back Bri'onte Dunn (Canton, Ohio)
Wide receiver Frank Epitropoulos (Upper Arlington, Ohio)

Offensive lineman Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, Ohio), Tom Lemming Top 100 member
Linebacker Josh Perry (Galena, Ohio)

Penn State (6)

Defensive tackle Jarron Jones (Rochester, N.Y.), Tom Lemming Top 100 member
Defensive tackle Jamil Pollard (Westville, N.J.)
Tight end Jesse James (McKeesport, Pa.)
Offensive lineman Anthony Stanko (Warren, Ohio)
Tight end Brent Wilkerson (Hyattsville, Md.)
Linebacker Camren Williams (West Roxbury, Mass.)

Purdue (1)

Defensive back Jordan Shine (Indianapolis, Ind.)

Wisconsin (3)

Running back Vonte Jackson (Kenosha, Wis.)
Linebacker Vince Biegel (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.), Tom Lemming Top 100 member
Offensive lineman Dan Voltz (Barrington, Ill.)

Posted on: March 31, 2011 7:18 pm
Edited on: March 31, 2011 7:28 pm
 

March Big Ten Early Commitment List

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It's the final week in March and several schools have already hit the ground running in the class of 2012. Today we'll take a look at the verbal commitments in the Big Ten, where it's no surprise that Ohio State leads the pack in terms of verbal commitments early in the recruiting cycle.

Illinois (1)

Wide receiver Elliot Faerber (Shawnee Mission, Kan.)

Indiana (0)

Iowa (0)

Michigan (2)

Offensive lineman Ben Branden (Rockford, Mich.) 
Offensive lineman Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Michigan State (0)

Minnesota (4)

Wide receiver Andre McDonald (Minnetonka, Minn.) 
 Quarterback Philip Nelson (Mankato, Minn.) 
 Defensive back Nick Rallis (Edina, Minn.) 
 Tight end Maxx Williams (Waconia, Minn.)

Nebraska (1)

Linebacker Michael Rose (Kansas City, Mo.), MaxPreps Top 100 for 2012 Watch List member

Northwestern (2)

Running back Malin Jones (Naperville, Ill.)
Offensive lineman Kenton Playko (Lewis Center, Ohio)

Ohio State (5)

Running back Warren Ball (Columbus, Ohio), MaxPreps Top 100 for 2012 Watch List member
Offensive lineman Jacoby Boren (Pickerington, Ohio)
Running back Bri'onte Dunn (Canton, Ohio), MaxPreps Top 100 for 2012 Watch List member
Offensive lineman Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, Ohio)
Linebacker Josh Perry (Galena, Ohio)

Penn State (4)

Tight end Jesse James (McKeesport, Pa.)
Offensive lineman Anthony Stanko (Warren, Ohio)
Tight end Brent Wilkerson (Hyattsville, Md.)
Linebacker Camren Williams (West Roxbury, Mass.)

Purdue (0)

Wisconsin (2)

Running back Vonte Jackson (Kenosha, Wis.)

Offensive lineman Dan Voltz (Barrington, Ill.)

Posted on: March 27, 2011 11:54 am
 

3/27 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

There was a flurry of commitments on Saturday, we'll see if the same holds true for a busy Sunday in the recruiting world.

- Penn State football is roughly six months ahead of last year's schedule with the commitment of tight end Brent Wilkerson.

- Michigan added offensive lineman Caleb Stacey to their class of 2012 this weekend.

- Some more on TCU's latest commitment, athlete Daje Johnson.

- Highly regarded running back Rushel Shell is planning to take a break from recruiting.

- Some very good recruiting news and notes from the Atlanta MVP Camp.

Posted on: March 25, 2011 12:24 pm
 

3/25 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Though the big news of the day was related to the class of 2011 and Jadeveon Clowney, here's a few nuggets about some players in the class of 2012.

- Arlington (Texas) running back Russell Hansbrough recently picked up an offer from TCU and after visiting the Horned Frogs, could be close to committing.

- Roebuck (S.C.) offensive tackle Patrick DeStefano denies that Clemson is a lock for his commitment.

- Noted quarterback Zeke Pike is going to visit Arkansas next weekend. Another quarterback, Cyler Miles, received an offer from the Hogs recently.

- Offensive lineman Caleb Stacey will visit West Virginia this weekend.

Posted on: February 17, 2011 9:56 am
 

2/17 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

CBSSports.com has learned that Albert Pujols has rejected the Cardinals contract offer and will instead sign with Alabama. Great bit of recruiting by Nick Saban.

- Recent Texas commit Hassan Ridgeway said he felt real comfortable at the school and his coach thinks the Longhorns are getting a great defensive end. We’re not the only one to notice that Mr. February (Mack Brown) has slowed down this month compared to previous years.

- Armwood (Fla.) running back Matt Jones says he’s a “Gator for life,” a few days after committing to Florida.

- One player to keep an eye out for is Georgia tailback Mike Davis, who is drawing a lot of attention.

- A class of 2011 commit to USC still hasn’t signed and the reason looks to be academics.

- West Virginia has sent out an offer to Ohio lineman Caleb Stacey.

 
 
 
 
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