Lincolnton (NC) Lincolnton defensive end
Darian Roseboro doubles as a high school
fullback (image via Lincoln Times News)
Darian Roseboro – DE – Lincolnton (NC) Lincolnton: Roseboro is a 6’4″, 265 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Texas, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and numerous others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #8 strongside end, and the #110 player overall for the 2015 class. If his stats are to be believed, he has had quite a three-year run since his freshman year when he had 107 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks. He followed that up with 107 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, and 8 sacks as a sophomore and then 121 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks as a junior. Ace recruiter Roy Manning, who has taken over the mid-Atlantic area for Michigan, has been developing a good relationship with Roseboro and secured a four-day trip to Ann Arbor this week.
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2014
New Castle (PA) New Castle athlete Malik Hooker was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Penn State, Pitt, and West Virginia, among others. Hooker may not even play football in college, because he’s also an accomplished basketball player (check out this dunk); maybe I’m biased, but at 6’2″ he should probably aim for a football career instead of basketball. Hooker looks more like a cornerback to me, but some schools are looking at him as a wide receiver.
Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School safety Quincy Wilson was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and USC, among others. According to the 247 Composite ranking, he’s a 4-star, the #18 safety, and the #236 overall prospect. Wilson claims a 4.6 forty, but I think his physicality lends itself to playing safety at the next level. His father Chad played for the Miami Hurricanes.
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2015
Pittsburgh (PA) Baldwin offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’8″, 305 lb. prospect with offers from Virginia and West Virginia. He is obviously huge and he moves well for his size, but he needs to add some strength and improve his technique; as a sophomore in high school, those weaknesses are understandable.
Lincolnton (NC) Lincolnton defensive end Darian Roseboro was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 265 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, North Carolina, and North Carolina State.
Lexington (NC) North Davidson defensive tackle Shy Tuttle was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 308 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State, and South Carolina, among others. There’s been some confusion over whether Tuttle was actually offered when Michigan’s coaches stopped by his school last week, but Rivals lists him with an offer, so I’m going with it. As a sophomore in 2012, he had 83 tackles, 16 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles.
OFF THE BOARD
Duluth (GA) Peachtree Ridge offensive tackle Orlando Brown committed to Tennessee. Brown, the son of the late NFL offensive lineman by the same name, stands 6’7″ and 340 lbs. Michigan was in his final group of schools, but there was no expectation that he would commit to the Wolverines.
Grand Rapids (MI) Christian center Tommy Doles committed to Northwestern. For a long time, Doles appeared to be close to committing to Michigan. However, the longer he held off, it seemed Michigan just wasn’t quite his perfect destination. There has also been some suggestion that Michigan’s coaching staff started to cool on him.
Highlands Ranch (CO) Valor Christian wide receiver Christian McCaffrey committed to Stanford. Michigan was recruiting McCaffrey as slot receiver, but he is expected to play running back for the Cardinal. His father Ed was a long-time NFL wide receiver for the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Denver Broncos (career: 565 catches, 7422 yards, 55 touchdowns). The two things I remember most about McCaffrey are a) people saying “Wow, he’s pretty fast for a tall white guy” and b) that ugly broken leg on Monday Night Football.
La Mirada (CA) La Mirada quarterback Kevin Dillman might be Michigan’s top target at the position for 2015
Tom Lemming, the main recruiting analyst for Maxpreps, posted a top 100 watch list for 2015 prospects. I narrowed the list down to some in-region prospects and players who have connections to Michigan (and one interesting name who has no relationship to Michigan).