Crystal Ballin: Hayes and Mayfield to Michigan

After a successful weekend for the Michigan recruiting staff, I’ve put in my Crystal Ball predictions for both 2018 Traverse City (MI) OT Ryan Hayes and 2018 Catholic Central (MI) OT Jalen Mayfield to Michigan. Read More …

Crystal Ballin: Solomon Back to Michigan

After 2017 Lees County (GA) DT Aubrey Solomon decommitted from Michigan back in August, I would have bet almost anything that he would end up signing elsewhere. Most likely with Alabama or Georgia. But the unthinkable Read More …

Crystal Ballin: Banks to Michigan

Sometimes you have to take a (calculated) leap of faith when it comes to these recruiting predictions and that’s what I’m doing here as I’ve put in my Crystal Ball for 2017 El Cerrito (CA) OL Read More …

Crystal Ballin: Filiaga to Michigan

After officially visiting Michigan for the Wisconsin game on October 1st, I was very close to putting in my Crystal Ball prediction for Aledo (TX) OT Chuck Filiaga to Michigan. But, I needed a little more Read More …

Crystal Ballin: Wilson and Faison-Walden to Michigan

There are a couple positions in the 2017 recruiting cycle that are priorities for the Michigan staff. Two of the most needed, thanks to depth issues, are at offensive tackle and hybrid safety. And after Read More …

Crystal Ballin: Reid to Michigan

When Jim Harbaugh hired Don Brown, the need for more speedy, athletic linebackers to fit his system. That’s why the staff has extended several offers to players all over the country, from five stars to Read More …

Crystal Ballin: Black to Michigan

Four wide receivers? Really? After taking six receivers in 2016, most wouldn’t expect Michigan to take four in 2017. However, thanks to departures, positional moves and ineligible players, there is now a very real need Read More …

Crystal Ballin: Holmes to Michigan

In the famous words of Michael Scott and Wayne Gretzky, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. Those are words to live by, especially when you’re a holder of Crystal Ball powers. And Read More …

Crystal Ballin: Prior to the 2016 BBQ at the Big House

The Michigan football coaching staff will host a large group of recruiting visitors this weekend for the 2016 BBQ at the Big House. That list includes some of the top overall prospects in the class Read More …