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 National Signing Day 
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Michigan ranked 6th nationally on MSU ranked #39. Unfortunately, OSU ranked #2 and ND ranked #4.

Here is UofM's recruits.
Kyle Bosch, OL, Wheaton, ILSt. Francis, 6'5", 311, 5.5, 4 stars
Jake Butt, TE, Pickerington, OHPickerington North, 6'6", 235, 4 stars
Taco Charlton, DE, Pickerington, OHCentral,6'6",249, 4.9, 4 stars
David Dawson, OL, Detroit, MICass Tech, 6'4", 282, 5.5, 4 stars
Reon Dawson, ATH, Trotwood, OHTrotwood-Madison, 6'2", 175, 4.4, 3 stars
Ross Douglas, DB, Avon, OHAvon, 5'10", 180, 4.4, 4 stars
Jaron Dukes, WR, Columbus, OHMarion Franklin, 6'4", 197, 4.6, 3 stars
Chris Fox, OL, Parker, COPonderosa, 6'6", 297, 4 stars
Ben Gedeon, LB, Hudson, OHHudson, 6'3", 215, 4 stars
Derrick Green, RB, Richmond, VAHermitage, 6'0", 220, 4.4, 5 stars
Delano Hill, DB, Detroit, MICass Tech, 6'0", 198, 4.4, 4 stars
Khalid Hill, TE, Detroit, MICrockett, 6'2", 230, 3 stars
Maurice Hurst Jr., DT, Westwood, MAXaverian Brothers, 6'2", 305, 3 stars
Da'Mario Jones, WR, Westland, MIJohn Glenn, 6'2", 185, 4.4, 3 stars
Patrick Kugler, OL, Wexford, PANorth Allegheny, 6'5", 280, 5.1, 4 stars
Jourdan Lewis, DB, Detroit, MICass Tech, 5'10", 159, 4.7, 4 stars
Mike McCray, LB, Trotwood, OHTrotwood-Madison, 6'4", 230, 4.6, 4 stars
Shane Morris, QB, Warren, MIDe La Salle, 6'3", 183, 4.6, 4 stars
Henry Poggi, DT, Baltimore, MDGilman School, 6'4", 260, 4 stars
Dan Samuelson, OL, Plymouth, INPlymouth, 6'5", 275, 5.3, 3 stars
Wyatt Shallman, ATH, Novi, MIDetroit Catholic Central, 6'3", 245, 4.7, 4 stars
Deveon Smith, RB, Warren, OHHowland, 5'11", 218, 3 stars
Channing Stribling, DB, Matthews, NCButler, 6'2", 170, 4.5, 3 stars
Scott Sypniewski, OL, Ottawa, ILMarquette, 6'1", 230, 2 stars
Dymonte Thomas, DB, Alliance, OHMarlington, 6'2", 192, 4.5, 4 stars
Logan Tuley-Tillman, OL, Peoria, ILManual, 6'7", 307, 4 stars
Csont'e York, WR, Harper Woods, MIChandler Park Academy, 6'3", 185, 3 stars

February 6th, 2013, 7:57 pm
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I really don't think there's much difference between 1-10, when you start getting outside of 10, IMO, there are real talent gaps. MSU's little run is done. Devon Gardner is going to hold the fort down, while they build the team around him. When he steps down and they go to a more traditional pro-style offense the line and skill players will be able to accommodate the move.

February 6th, 2013, 9:56 pm
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ummmm, one you might want to throw back...

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Reon Dawson, ATH, Trotwood, OHTrotwood-Madison, 6'2", 175, 4.4, 3 stars ... ois/nWHdm/

Reon Dawson a “Michigan Man?” Say what?

“I never did see that,” said the Trotwood-Madison High School senior cornerback who “flipped” from a verbal commitment to Illinois to eventually sign with Michigan on Wednesday.

“Until I die, I’m gonna be a Buckeye fan even though I’m going (to Michigan). When we play (OSU) I’m gonna still bring my ‘A’ game. But, I love Ohio State.”

If all that is taxing to follow, welcome to the zig-zag path that the highest level of high school football recruiting has taken.

Wednesday was National Signing Day throughout the country, featuring football. It might as well be labeled Make-or-Break Day for college programs. Recruiting websites and ESPN are just a few of the national media outlets that bank extensive coverage on such meandering recruiting tales.

Players like Dawson, and seven other Greater Western Ohio Conference standouts who signed with Big Ten schools, are being counted on to make a difference at the next level. Most will have signed for full athletic scholarships; all will receive financial aid.

Fifteen of 17 GWOC football players who signed huddled at the Huber Heights Athletic Foundation Center for a mock signing ceremony. Only Trotwood’s Cameron Burrows (OSU) and Wayne’s Javon Harrison (Cincinnati) were missing. Each graduated early and has already enrolled in college.

Many players formally signed early Wednesday morning, then recreated a signing for family and friends. Incredibly, in an era dependent on instant communication from a variety of sources, signed letters of intent are stuck in old-school; most are faxed to colleges. None could be sent prior to 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Scores of area players who signed for football already had announced their choices. But there are always surprises. This time it was who didn’t sign: Wayne lineman Lovell Peterson reneged on Kentucky and instead is headed to Grand Valley State in Michigan to throw the discus.

If Dawson realigning with Michigan sounds familiar, it should. Trotwood grads Michael Shaw and Roy Roundtree bucked Penn State and Purdue on signing day in 2008 to join Rams teammate Brandon Moore at UM. That ignited a firestorm of recruiting finger-pointing. It also led to GWOC Commissioner Eric Spahr mandating that no one pulls a similar switch during the conference’s ceremony.

Initially, Dawson was set to join Rams teammate and defensive lineman Jarrod “Chunky” Clements at Illinois. Instead, Dawson announced three weeks ago that he would team with T-M linebacker Michael McCray as a Michigan recruit.

“Mike and ‘Chunk’ talked to me constantly,” Dawson recalled. “Stay, don’t go, stay, go, stay, go. All I did was sit down and I prayed on it and fasted. At the end of the day, I had to do what was right for me.”

Trotwood is the GWOC leader with five players signing with BCS programs, including four in the Big Ten. Centerville sent three to the Big Ten – defensive lineman Brant Gressel (Iowa), offensive lineman Evan Lisle (OSU) and linebacker Jake Replogle (Purdue). Springboro lineman Sean Welsh is bound for Iowa.

Replogle is the fourth and final brother to play for the Elks and in the Big Ten. Tyler, Adam and Mike Replogle all played for Indiana.

“If everybody’s players were like those four, everyone would want to be a coach,” said Elks coach Ron Ullery.

The early football signing period runs for a week. Last November was the early signing period for basketball.

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February 7th, 2013, 3:25 pm
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Why throw back? What the hell position is ATH? Just general athlete?

February 7th, 2013, 4:04 pm
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wjb21ndtown wrote:
Why throw back? What the hell position is ATH? Just general athlete?

I meant you might want to throw this one back given his OSU love. UofM don't need that, I smell a future transfer...

And yes, ATH means a good athlete - not settled into a position yet.

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