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16Dec 2015
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Devin Bush Jr., Wolverine

Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan LB Devin Bush, Jr.

Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan linebacker Devin Bush, Jr. committed to Michigan on Wednesday. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Oregon, Texas, and UCLA, among others.

Bush is listed at 5’11”, 226 lbs., though heights vary (5’9″ to 6’0″) and so do weights (215 lbs. to 227 lbs.). He claims a 4.65 forty and a 31″ vertical.

ESPN: 4-star, 82 grade, #12 OLB, #180 overall
Rivals: 4-star, #5 ILB, #184 overall
Scout: 3-star, #13 ILB
247 Sports: 3-star, 88 grade, #19 ILB, #456 overall

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16Dec 2015
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2016 Recruiting Update: December 16, 2015

Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan LB Devin Bush, Jr.

Thompson’s Station (TN) Independence wide receiver Nate Johnson committed to Michigan (LINK).

Nixa (MO) Nixa tight end Chase Allen was offered by Michigan. Allen is a 6’7″, 224 lb. prospect with offers from Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #26 tight end, and #560 overall. You may remember that Michigan pursued his class of 2015 teammate Alec Murphy for a little while in the last class, though he ended up signing with Mississippi State. Allen is a long, lanky player who splits out wide to play some receiver, and he is similar to redshirt freshman Ian Bunting in some ways, though Allen is probably a better blocker than Bunting was at this stage.

Hit the jump for some players who went off the board and lots of miscellaneous tidbits.

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15Dec 2015
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Recruiting Snapshot: Ohio State

Demario McCall

2016 Team Ranking: #1. They have two 5-stars, twelve 4-stars, and four 3-stars committed.

Cream of the 2016 Crop: Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Nick Bosa, the brother of OSU junior end Joey Bosa, is a 5-star, the #1 strongside end, and #6 overall. He’s 6’4″, 265 lbs. and plays a lot like his brother.  Staying in the pass rush department, the Buckeyes have a 5-star commitment in Columbus (OH) Gahanna Lincoln defensive end Jonathan Cooper, who is the #2 weakside end and #25 overall. I also really like the speedy Demario McCall, who is the #2 all-purpose back and #49 overall. The Buckeyes lost 3-star QB Tristen Wallace to Oregon this past weekend, but they might be picking up the services of Potomac (MD) Bullis’s Dwayne Haskins, a Maryland commit who took an official to Columbus a few days ago. Haskins is the #6 pro-style QB and #67 overall.

Hit the jump for an updated on OSU’s 2017 class.

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14Dec 2015
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Keep an Eye On: Potential in-state offers for 2016, Offense

Detroit (MI) King RB Martell Pettaway

With Michigan suffering a few decommitments in the 2016 class, I think it’s about time that we start considering some potential offers within the state of Michigan. When Michigan misses out on big-time national prospects, they often look closer to home for players that could potentially commit or flip to the Wolverines. So here I will examine some options within the state who could fill some holes in Michigan’s class.

Top option: The obvious first choice in the state would probably be Saline (MI) Saline QB Joshua Jackson (3-star, #15 DT QB, #496 overall). Jackson has decent size at 6’2″ and 200 lbs., and he is a good all-around athlete, though not dynamic in any phase of the game. He did not transfer out of Ann Arbor (MI) Huron on good terms, and he did not get a stranglehold on the QB job at Saline until his senior year. Also, his father is long-time Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson, who was not retained by Jim Harbaugh last winter. Jackson is supposed to enroll early at Virginia Tech in January, but the coaching situation in Blacksburg has left his plans slightly up in the air. This would be a long shot to happen for several reasons.
Other options: Lansing (MI) Catholic Central’s Tony Poljan is a 6’6″, 235 lb. prospect who was previously committed to Minnesota. I think he will probably end up playing tight end or defensive end in college, but he does have designs on being a QB.

Hit the jump for the rest of the look at offensive players.

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