Monday, December 17, 2012
Weekend Rewind: Midwest
By Jared Shanker
This past weekend was the last few days before the dead period, which will run until the New Year, and the weekend came with some big news for some of the Midwest's biggest programs.
Here is a look at some of the news to come from the weekend.
Michigan added two commitments, including one from David Dawson, a former Michigan commit. The momentum swung in the Wolverines' favor once again a few weeks ago when Brady Hoke offered the ESPN 150 offensive lineman for the second time. Michigan also added Dawson's Detroit Cass Tech teammate Delano Hill, a former Iowa commit.
Ohio State did not host any big visitors, but the Buckeyes got some good news. ESPN 150 linebackers Trey Johnson and Mike Mitchell announced they will commit in early January, and the Buckeyes are in a good position to land both.
Laquon Treadwell, the No. 1 receiver nationally, officially visited Oklahoma over the weekend, and the Sooners are the biggest threat to Treadwell's No. 1, Ole Miss.
Wisconsin lost more coaches as Barry Alvarez continues to search for a new head coach. The latest -- and one of the biggest -- was Charlie Partridge, who left over the weekend. Partridge was close with four-star prospects Alec James and Sojourn Shelton. James, the No. 1 player in Wisconsin, will begin looking around, although he remains committed. Three-star athlete commit Marcus Ball visited Michigan and could be the latest Badgers casualty.
Running back was a major position of need in the 2013 class, and the Hawkeyes flipped three-star Boston College commitment LeShun Daniels, who visited Iowa City the weekend of Dec. 7.
Indiana, which just cracked the top 40 of the class rankings, added another commitment. Three-star Noel Padmore officially visited the Hoosiers on Dec. 7 and is now the latest Indiana commit. The news may come as some comfort to IU fans as the Hoosiers' men's basketball team, ranked No. 1 in the country, lost on the hardwood to Butler.