2017 BBQ at the Big House Visitors

2017 BBQ at the Big House Visitors


July 29, 2017

Myles Sims (image via Twitter)

Michigan will be hosting numerous football prospects on July 29, 2017, for the BBQ at the Big House. Last year there were travel issues for many prospects, who were unable to visit in August after their high school teams’ practices started. This year the BBQ is a week earlier, which should make for fewer conflicts. Here’s an early look at several players who plan to attend:

2018

Bryan Addison – S – Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra: Addison is a 6’4″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #4 athlete, and #146 overall. Michigan does not have any Crystal Ball picks right now, with USC leading the way at 50%.

Eyabi Anoma – DE – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Anoma is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 weakside end, and #54 overall.

Jerome Carvin – OT – Cordova (TN) Cordova: Carvin is a 6’4″, 325 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #30 offensive tackle, and #368 overall.

Hit the jump for more 2018 and 2019 recruits who plan to attend the BBQ.

Emil Ekiyor – OG – Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral: Ekiyor is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Sammy Faustin – S – Naples (FL) Naples: Faustin is a 6’2″, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Maryland, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #79 cornerback, and #865 overall. He visited Michigan in the spring on his own dime, and all four Crystal Ball picks right now are for Michigan.

Rafiti Ghirmai – OT – Frisco (TX) Wakeland: Ghirmai is a 6’4″, 290 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, and Texas, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #20 offensive tackle, and #273 overall. The Crystal Ball favors Texas at 92% right now.

Gemon Green – CB – DeSoto (TX) DeSoto: Green committed to Michigan in April (LINK). He’s a 3-star, the #32 cornerback, and #340 overall.

German Green – CB – DeSoto (TX) DeSoto: This Green also committed to Michigan in April (LINK). He’s Gemon’s twin. Or vice versa. He’s a 3-star, the #99 cornerback, and #1157 overall.

Jalen Mayfield – OT – Grand Rapids (MI) Catholic Central: Mayfield is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Cameron McGrone – LB – Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central: McGrone is a 6’1″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 outside linebacker, and #197 overall.

Raiqwon O’Neal – OT – Conway (SC) Conway: O’Neal is a 6’5″, 265 lb. prospect with offers from Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, and South Carolina, among others. He was supposed to visit Michigan when they had their Elite camp in June, but he was unable to make it to town. He attends the alma mater of former Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway.

Ronnie Perkins – DE – St. Louis (MO) Lutheran North: Perkins is a 6’2″, 256 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and others. He’s a 4-star, the #5 weakside end, and #109 overall. Most Crystal Ball pickers have him going to the Sooners.

Myles Sims – CB – Atlanta (GA) Westlake: Sims committed to Michigan in in April (LINK). He’s a 4-star, the #16 cornerback, and #127 overall.

Michael Thompson, Jr. – DT – St. Louis (MO) Parkway North: Thompson is a 6’3″, 291 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #2 defensive tackle, and #43 overall.

Christian Turner – RB – Buford (GA) Buford: Turner is committed to Michigan (LINK).

2019

Joseph Anderson – DE – Murfreesboro (TN) Siegel: Anderson is a 6’4″, 264 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #7 strongside end, and #55 overall.

David Bell – WR – Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central: Bell is a 6’2″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Notre Dame and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #17 wide receiver, and #75 overall. He had 68 catches for 1,201 yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016.

Logan Brown – OT – Kentwood (MI) East Kentwood: Brown is a 6’6″, 285 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #11 offensive tackle, and #96 overall. He appears to be favoring Wisconsin early.

Shammond Cooper – LB – St. Louis (MO) Trinity Catholic: Cooper is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #11 outside linebacker, and #130 overall.

Quavaris Crouch – LB – Charlotte (NC) Harding University: Crouch is a 6’2″, 224 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #1 running back, and #16 overall for the 2019 class. While he’s listed as a running back, I think he will probably end up on defense.

J.T. Daniels – QB – Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei: Daniels is a 6’2″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #1 pro-style quarterback, and #4 overall. He was supposed to visit Michigan for the Aerial Assault Camp earlier this summer, but he was unable to make it.

Lance Dixon – S – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Dixon is a 6’2″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa State and Purdue, plus a handful of MAC schools.

Jerrion Ealy – RB – Flowood (MS) Jackson Prep: Ealy is a 5’8″, 171-pounder with offers from Auburn, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #11 running back, and #143 overall. Right now all three Crystal Ball picks are for Mississippi State.

Kyle Ford – WR – Anaheim (CA) Servite: Ford is a 6’3″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Colorado, UCLA, USC, and Washington, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #4 wide receiver, and #28 overall. The Wolverines have not offered yet.

Marvin Grant – S – Detroit (MI) King: Grant is a 6’2″, 200 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #6 safety, and #103 overall.

Stephen Herron, Jr. – DE – Louisville (KY) Trinity: Herron is a 6’3″, 235 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Stanford, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #4 weakside end, and #35 overall.

Jarrian Jones – S – Flowood (MS) Northwest Rankin: Jones is a 6’1″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, and Ole Miss, among others. He had 22 tackles and 3 picks as a sophomore in 2016.

George Karlaftis – DE – West Lafayette (IN) West Lafayette: Karlaftis is a 6’3″, 253 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #19 weakside end, and #206 overall. All four Crystal Ball picks so far are for Notre Dame.

Trevor Keegan – OT – Crystal Lake (IL) South: Keegan is a 6’6″, 310 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #7 offensive tackle, and #74 overall. He earned a Michigan offer at the Wolverines’ Big Man Camp in June with a cast on his arm.

Jacob Lacey – DT – Bowling Green (KY) South Warren: Lacey is a 6’2″, 300 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #8 defensive tackle, and #126 overall. One Crystal Ball pick is for Michigan, but 5/10 of them have him going to Notre Dame.

Shane Lee – LB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Lee is a 6’0″, 240 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 inside linebacker, and #87 overall. He’s a teammate of 2018 defensive end Eyabi Anoma (see above).

Harry Miller – OG – Buford (GA) Buford: Miller is a 6’4″, 310 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, and Oregon, among others. He’s a teammate of 2018 Michigan running back commit Christian Turner.

Nolan Rumler – OG – Akron (OH) Hoban: Rumler is a 6’4″, 290 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #18 offensive tackle, and #153 overall. Right now the Crystal Ball is 100% in favor of Michigan. UPDATE: Rumler committed to Michigan (LINK).

Mazi Smith – DT – Kentwood (MI) East Kentwood: Smith is a 6’3″, 290 lb. prospects with offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #10 defensive tackle, and #162 overall. He’s a teammate of Logan Brown (see above).

Marcus Washington – WR – St. Louis (MO) Trinity Catholic: Washington is a 6’2″, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #13 wide receiver, and #56 overall. He has visited Michigan once before, so this will be a second chance to see campus.

Isaiah Williams – CB – St. Louis (MO) Trinity Catholic: Williams is a 5’10”, 160 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, LSU, Michigan, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #3 athlete, and #50 overall.

Tyrece Woods – LB – Detroit (MI) King: Woods is a 6’2″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Eastern Michigan and Kent State. He has visited Michigan numerous times before and clearly wants a Michigan offer.

2020

Justin Rogers – OT – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Rogers is a 6’3″, 265 lb. prospect with offers from Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio State, and Pitt, among others.

Andre Seldon – CB – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Seldon is a 5’8″, 140 lb. prospect with an offer from Kentucky. He’s a teammate of 2019 OT Devontae Dobbs and CB Julian Barnett.

Ian Stewart – WR – Gibraltar (MI) Carlson: Stewart is a 6’2″, 175 lb. prospect with an offer from Akron.

This was originally posted on June 30, 2017.

8 comments

  1. Comments: 904
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    Roanman
    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    Are you sure that you want 1 year plus of forum discussions running the length of your sidebar?

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      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jul 12, 2017 at 3:13 PM

      That must be a glitch in WordPress or the widget code. I didn’t change anything, but it also won’t accept my attempt to change the settings. I simply removed the widget for now. Hopefully they get it patched soon.

  2. GKblue
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    GKblue
    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    I had the same question as Roanman. I figured you were under some type of site construction revision. If you decide you want these discussions on the sidebar can the sign in and recent comments be flipped to the top?

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    Extrajuice
    Jul 12, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    No Dobbs or Brown in the 2019 class? Is that a bit concerning? It didn’t sound like Dobbs spoke very highly of Michigan so maybe that’s not a surprise. OT’s are always recruited so 2 local guys like this would seem automatic.

    • Comments: 2083
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jul 12, 2017 at 4:23 PM

      It’s still a couple weeks away from the BBQ, so those could be added to the visitors list. But Michigan isn’t leading for either one, in my opinion. Michigan is near the top for Brown, but Wisconsin was his first big offer. And Dobbs doesn’t seem extremely interested in Michigan. I don’t think it’s too concerning because there are other good prospects available, but obviously, it would be nice to get those guys, too.

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    Roanman
    Jul 22, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Cameron McGrone and Raiqwon O’Neil, come on down ….. not necessarily in that order.

    Yeah, why don’t you guys just go on over and chat with Coach Brown

    Excellent … who’s next?

  5. High Sierra Howard
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    High Sierra Howard
    Aug 03, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Thunder,
    Do you have time to do a post BBQ update to this list? I heard many of the recruits on this list ended up not coming: 2018’s Addison & Anoma and 2019’s Cooper, Williams & Washington. I was wondering if more did not show up and what the reason was for so many no shows.

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      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Aug 03, 2017 at 5:16 PM

      Honestly, now that practice has begun, I’m having a hard time keeping up with my regular posting. So I probably won’t be doing an update. Sorry.

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