2018 Recruiting Update: December 4, 2017

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4Dec 2017
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2018 Recruiting Update: December 4, 2017

Metairie (LA) Archbishop Rummel WR Ja’Marr Chase (image via 247 Sports)

COMMITMENTS

Eureka (MO) Eureka running back Hassan Haskins committed to Michigan (LINK).

Bradenton (FL) Braden River defensive end Taylor Upshaw committed to Michigan (LINK).

DECOMMITMENT

Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral offensive guard Emil Ekiyor flipped from Michigan to Alabama.

ADDED TO THE BOARD

Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy center¬†Verdis Brown decommitted from Florida State. At 6’3″, 294 lbs., he could play center, guard, or defensive tackle. He’s rated as a 4-star, the #4 center, and #232 overall. A native of Chicago, it sounds like he may end up at Illinois.

Hit the jump for several more decommitments from other schools, some new offers, and some random bits.

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12Jul 2017
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7-12-17 Recruiting Update: The White Whale is Gone

Cameron McGrone (image via Indy Star)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2018

Miami (FL) Central running back James Cook decommitted from Florida State. He’s a 4-star, the #3 running back, and #33 overall. At 5’11” and 181 lbs., he runs a 4.51 forty. The brother of Dalvin Cook, he was expected to continue the Cook legacy at FSU, but now it appears he’s likely to end up signing with Georgia.

Ontario (CA) Colony tight end Michael Ezeike was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #17 tight end, and #413 overall. This appears to be a wide-open race right now, but Michigan does need a tight end or two in this recruiting class.

Valdosta (GA) Lonwdes offensive tackle Jalen Goss was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 250 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Maryland, Mississippi State, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #66 offensive tackle, and #781 overall. He’s a teammate of 2018 running back Michael Barrett, whom Michigan is recruiting as a running back and Wildcat quarterback.

Hit the jump for a couple more new offers, along with several players who committed elsewhere.

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1Mar 2017
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3-1-17 Recruiting Update: Michigan is Princess Peach

Lee’s Summit (MO) West WR/CB Mario Goodrich (image via Recruiting News Guru)

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ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2018

Apopka (FL) Apopka offensive tackle William Barnes was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’4″, 312 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #8 offensive tackle, and #66 overall. Michigan hasn’t tried to go into Apopka much, but they did pull Jeremy Gallon from there back in 2009. Barnes might end up playing on the interior if he doesn’t get a little bit taller.

Hampton (GA) Dutchtown safety Trey Dean was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 180 lbs. with offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #23 safety, and #284 overall. He plays some corner in high school, but I don’t know if he has the fluidity to stay there in college. However, he’s a hard hitter and a lanky kid who can cover some ground from the safety position.

Lee’s Summit (MO) West wide receiver Mario Goodrich was offered by Michigan. He’s 6’2″, 180 lbs. and has offers from Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ole Miss, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #21 athlete, and #263 overall. As a junior in 2016, he had 26 carries for 181 yards and 2 TDs, 15 catches for 282 yards and 6 TDs, 46 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 7 interceptions (including 2 touchdowns), 12 pass breakups, and a kickoff return for a score. He named Michigan his top school, and you’ll probably enjoy the speed he shows in the video below:

Hit the jump for a bunch more new offers.

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