2018 Recruiting Update: The Dump

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12Feb 2018
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2018 Recruiting Update: The Dump

Leesburg (GA) Lee County LB Otis Reese

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COMMITMENTS

Rochester (MI) Adams cornerback Vincent Gray committed to Michigan (LINK).

Northville (MI) Northville kicker Jake Moody committed to Michigan as a grayshirt.

DECOMMITMENTS

Washington (DC) St. John’s quarterback Kevin Doyle decommitted from Michigan (LINK).

Leesburg (GA) Lee County linebacker Otis Reese flipped from Michigan to Georgia. He’s a 4-star, the #5 outside linebacker, and #87 overall. Michigan’s coaching staff found out that he was flipping when he announced on the morning of National Signing Day, which is a . . . uhhh . . . less than ideal behavior from someone who has been committed to you for 1.5 years. Michigan’s coaches took heat for yanking offers late in the process previously (see: Erik Swenson), but at least those players had a chance to make other plans. If you wait until the last day to decide, somebody’s getting screwed.

Hit the jump for all the guys who committed elsewhere, along with some random bits.

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12Dec 2017
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2018 Recruiting Update: December 12, 2017

Mission Viejo (CA) Mission Viejo OT Jarrett Patterson (image via Orange County Register)

COMMITMENT

Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announced his intention to transfer to Michigan (LINK).

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2018

Zephyrhills (FL) Wesley Chapel cornerback Isaiah Bolden decommitted from Oregon. He will probably be following Willie Taggart to Florida State.

Colony (CA) Colony tight end Michael Ezeike decommitted from Oregon. He’s a 4-star, the #13 tight end, and #251 overall. It’s unclear if Michigan will pursue him, as they have two tight end commits already and are pursuing Georgia’s Tommy Tremble. Ezeike is a wide receiver/tight end hybrid type of player.

Yoakum (TX) Yoakum wide receiver Joshua Moore decommitted from Nebraska. He’s a 4-star, the #17 wide receiver, and #85 overall. Michigan was never really involved prior to his commitment, and I doubt they will become a factor now.

Hit the jump for the rest of the update.

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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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