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: 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 …

Crystal Ballin: Collins to Michigan

Could Michigan really pull off landing two 5 star wide receivers in the 2017 class? That now looks like the case more now than ever before as the coaching staff’s long and heavy recruitment of Read More …

Inside the Fish Bowl is Ballin’ During the Dead Period

The mid-summer dead period is here but it didn’t come quietly as the¬†eventful extended weekend on the recruiting trail included one commitment (OT Andrew Stueber) and two offered wide receivers committing elsewhere (Mike Harley to Read More …