Visitors: Michigan vs. Ohio State

Visitors: Michigan vs. Ohio State


November 25, 2017

Nicholas Petit-Frere (image via Bulldawg Illustrated)

2018

Eyabi Anoma – DE – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Anoma is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Maryland, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 weakside end, and #41 overall. His head coach, Biff Poggi, says that Anoma is the best player he’s ever coached, and that includes a bunch of a high-quality players from his days at Baltimore (MD) Gilman. Anoma also visited for the BBQ at the Big House. All six Crystal Ball picks have him going to Alabama. This is his official visit.

Michael Barrett – RB – Valdosta (GA) Lowndes: Barrett is a 5’11”, 215 lb. dual-threat quarterback who projects to running back in college. He’s a 3-star, the #61 athlete, and #706 overall with offers from LSU, Maryland, and Michigan, among others. This is his official visit. UPDATE: Barrett is no longer visiting.

Ja’Marr Chase – WR – Metairie (LA) Archbishop Rummel: Chase is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect who recently decommitted from Florida. He’s a 4-star, the #12 wide receiver, and #69 overall with offers from Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, TCU, and Tennessee, among others. TCU has taken the Crystal Ball lead with 76% of current predictions. Michigan just recently offered, so that relationship is still new, but it’s a positive sign that he scheduled a visit to Ann Arbor so quickly. This is his official visit.

Hit the jump for several more visitors.

Kevin Doyle – QB – Washinton (DC) St. John’s:

Sammy Faustin – CB – Naples (FL) Naples: Faustin is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Tyler Friday – DT – Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep: Friday is a 6’3″, 263 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 defensive tackle, and #64 overall. Michigan has 67% of the Crystal Ball picks right now.

Talanoa Hufanga – S – Corvallis (OR) Crescent Valley: Hufanga is a 6’0″, 193 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Utah, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #1 athlete, and #57 overall. Despite not having taken any visits to Michigan and no close contacts to the state, he recently named Michigan to his top six. This is his official visit.

Aidan Hutchinson – DE – Dearborn (MI) Divine Child: Hutchinson is committed to Michigan (LINK).

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

Alim McNeill – DT – Raleigh (NC) Sanderson: McNeill is a 6’2″, 272 lb. prospect who committed to North Carolina State early in November. He also has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Penn State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #20 defensive tackle, and #236 overall. He actually plays middle linebacker in high school, and I’m guessing Michigan is trying to sell him on being the next Maurice Hurst, Jr. This is his official visit.

Joe Milton – QB – Orlando (FL) Olympia: Milton is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Jake Moody – K – Northville (MI) Northville: Moody is a 6’1″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Air Force and a couple MAC schools.

Jayson Oweh – DE – Blairstown (NJ) Blair Academy: Oweh is a 6’5″, 236 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #7 strongside end, and #160 overall. He’s just two years into his football career, so he’s raw but has a lot of potential. Right now the Crystal Ball predictions are closely split between Ohio State and Penn State. This is his official visit.

Nicholas Petit-Frere – OT – Tampa (FL) Berkely Prep: Petit-Frere is a 6’6″, 272 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #4 offensive tackle, and #42 overall. There aren’t any Crystal Ball picks in favor of Michigan, but insiders say that the Wolverines have a good shot, and former Michigan kicker Garrett Rivas is an assistant coach at Berkeley Prep. This is his official visit.

Mychale Salahuddin – RB – Washington (DC) H.D. Woodson: Salahuddin is a 5’10”, 193 lb. prospect who committed to USC over the summer. He’s a 4-star, the #4 all-purpose back, and #206 overall. He also has offers from Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Oklahoma, among others. This is his official visit. UPDATE: Salahuddin is no longer planning to visit.

Rick Sandidge – DT – Concord (NC) Concord: Sandidge is a 6’5″, 288 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #11 defensive tackle, and #129 overall. All 22 Crystal Ball predictions are in favor of South Carolina. This is his official visit. UPDATE: Sandidge is no longer planning to visit.

Alexander Segerfeldt – WR – Sweden: Segerfeldt is a 6’0″, 190 lb. prospect with no offers right now. He runs a 4.57 forty.

Myles Sims – CB – Atlanta (GA) Westlake: Sims is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Leonard Taylor – DE – Springfield (OH) Springfield: Taylor is a 6’5″, 242 lb. prospect who was previously committed to Michigan. He has offers from Alabama, Kentucky, and Ohio State, though he might not be a take for OSU (or Michigan) at this point. In fact, 83% of Crystal Ball predictions have him going to the Wildcats. He’s a 4-star, the #14 tight end, and #295 overall, but he could play TE, DE, or DT at the next level. UPDATE: Taylor is no longer planning to visit.

Tommy Tremble – TE – Norcross (GA) Wesleyan: Tremble is a 6’4″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #23 tight end, and #507 overall. Right now 87% of the Crystal Ball guesses are in favor of Notre Dame.

Taylor Upshaw – DE – Bradenton (FL) Braden River: Upshaw is a 6’5″, 240 lb. prospect who committed to Florida back in June; he also has offers from Clemson, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #24 strongside end, and #621 overall. He’s the son of former NFL defensive end Regan Upshaw, a California native who went to Cal.

2019

Litchfield Ajavon – S – Alexandria (VA) Episcopal: Ajavon is a 6’0″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 athlete, and #180 overall. He’s a former teammate of Michigan freshman defensive end Luiji Vilain.

Joachim Bangda – RB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Bangda is a 5’10”, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Maryland, Ohio State, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #25 running back, and #326 overall.

Julian Barnett – CB – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Barnett is a 6’1″, 186 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan State, Missouri, Notre Dame, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 cornerback, and #64 overall.

David Bell – WR – Indianapolis (IN) Warrren Central: Bell is a 6’2″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Iowa, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #12 wide receiver, and #63 overall. There’s a good chance that Michigan extends an offer during his visit.

Jalen Bell – DT – Detroit (MI) King: Bell is a 5’11”, 280 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Jowon Briggs – DT – Cincinnati (OH) Walnut Hills: Briggs is a 6’2″, 275 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #6 defensive tackle, and #68 overall.

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 #7 offensive tackle, and #76 overall. Right now Michigan has 70% of the Crystal Ball picks, while Wisconsin has the other 30%.

Steele Chambers – LB – Roswell (GA) Blessed Trinity: Chambers is a 6’2″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #33 athlete, and #330 overall.

Shammond Cooper – WR – St. Louis (MO) Trinity: Cooper is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Clemson, LSU, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #16 outside linebacker, and #200 overall. Michigan has not offered yet, but an offer may be coming on the visit.

Darrian Dalcourt – OG – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Dalcourt is a 6’3″, 290 lb. prospect with offers from Maryland, Michigan, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #35 OT, and #303 overall.

Moses Douglass – CB – Springfield (OH) Springfield: Douglass is a 6’2″, 186 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Pitt, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #27 cornerback, and #276 overall. He’s the son of Moe Douglass, a former NFL teammate of Jim Harbaugh.

Isaiah Gibson – DT – Springfield (OH) Springfield: Gibson is a 6’4″, 263 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, and Purdue, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #30 defensive tackle, and #506 overall. He’s a teammate of Douglass (see above).

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 4-star, the #12 safety, and #216 overall. Right now all six predictions on 247 Sports are in favor of Michigan.

Eric Gray – RB – Memphis (TN) Lausanne Collegiate: Gray is a 5’10”, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Miami, Michigan, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #2 all-purpose back, and #256 overall.

Stephen Herron, Jr. – DE – Louisville (KY) Trinity:

Sampson James – RB – Avon (IN) Avon: James is a 6’1″, 200 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, and Purdue, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #41 running back, and #474 overall. He attends the alma mater of Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters.

Cornelius Johnson – WR – Greenwich (CT) Brunswick: Johnson is a 6’3″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Central Michigan, Connecticut, and Duke, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #117 wide receiver, and #872 overall.

Robin Jutwreten – DE – Sweden: Jutwreten is a 6’4″, 235 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

George Karlaftis – DE – West Lafayette (IN) West Lafayette: Karlaftis is a 6’5″, 260 lb. prospect who committed to Purdue a couple weeks ago. He’s a 4-star, the #16 strongside end, and #176 overall. Other teams to offer include Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, plus several more. He’s a Purdue legacy, so it may be difficult to pry him away.

Trevor Keegan – OT – Crystal Lake (IL) South: Keegan isa  6’6″, 310 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Michigan, Oregon, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #19 offensive tackle, and #156 overall. Michigan has 67% of the Crystal Ball picks so far.

Shane Lee – LB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Lee is a 6’0″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #1 inside linebacker, and #39 overall. He’s a teammate of Eyabi Anoma (see above).

Luke McCaffrey – QB – Littleton (CO) Valor Christian: McCaffrey is a 6’3″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Colorado, Michigan, UCLA, and Washington, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #27 athlete, and #290 overall. His older brother is Michigan freshman quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, and Luke has played some wide receiver in high school while waiting in the wings to be the QB.

King Mwikuta – LB – LaGrange (GA) Troup County: Mwikuta is a 6’4″, 232 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #5 outside linebacker, and #70 overall. UPDATE: Mwikuta is no longer planning to visit.

Mazi Smith – DT – Kentwood (MI) East Kentwood: Smith is a 6’3″, 290 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #7 defensive tackle, and #143 overall. He’s a teammate of Logan Brown (see above).

Zac Smith – LB – Bradenton (FL) Braden River: Smith is a 6’2″, 235 lb. prospect with no offers at this time. He could be a fullback or a linebacker in college. He’s a teammate of Upshaw (see above).

Charles Thomas – LB – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Thomas is committed to Michigan (LINK).

D.J. Turner II – CB – Suwannee (GA) North Gwinnett: Turner is a 5’11”, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #24 cornerback, and #268 overall.

Marcus Washington – WR – St. Louis (MO) Trinity: Washington is a 6’2″, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #18 wide receiver, and #102 overall.

Fabian Weitz – LB – Germany: Weitz is a 6’0″, 205 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Isaiah Williams – CB – St. Louis (MO) Trinity: Williams is a 5’10”, 160 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #6 athlete, and #94 overall.

Tyrece Woods – LB – Detroit (MI) King: Woods is a 6’2″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Temple and a few MAC programs. He’s a teammate of Marvin Grant (see above).

2020

Mookie Cooper – RB – St. Louis (MO) Trinity: Cooper is a 5’9″, 178 lb. prospect with offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, and Ohio State, among others.

Teriyon Cooper – CB – St. Louis (MO) Trinity:

Michael Drennen II – RB – Dublin (OH) Coffman: Coffman is a 5’11”, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, and others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #11 running back, and #93 overall.

Kobe Hudson – WR – LaGrange (GA) Troup County: Hudson is a 6’2″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Michigan, among others. He’s a teammate of Mwikuta (see above). UPDATE: Hudson is no longer planning to visit.

Cameron Martinez – WR – Muskegon (MI) Catholic: Martinez is a 5’11”, 175 lb. prospect with offers from Buffalo and Central Michigan.

Kalel Mullings – LB – Boston (MA) Milton Academy: Mullings is a 6’2″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Maryland, and Michigan, among others. He could also be a running back in college. He already visited once, back in the spring of 2017.

Roman Purcell – QB – Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral:

Justin Rogers – OG – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Rogers is a 6’3″, 265 lb. prospect with Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Oregon, among others. Early on, it looks like he might be the #1 prospect in the state of Michigan for 2020. He has already visited Michigan for two games earlier this season.

RaShawn Williams – WR – Detroit (MI) King: Williams is a 6’1″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Kentucky, Ohio State, Syracuse, and some MAC schools.

2021

Damon Payne – DE – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Payne is a 6’4″, 255 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, Iowa State, Kentucky, and Syracuse.

2 comments

  1. Comments: 25
    Joined: 1/10/2017
    Julio
    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    In case anyone would be interested, I’d give Petit-Frere a 13 out of 10 “on the hoof” score. I’ve seen only a handful of more impressive pictures. He looks like a 22-year-old defensive end who was just picked in the first round of the NFL draft.

  2. Comments: 140
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    coachernie
    Nov 16, 2017 at 11:58 AM

    We better put on a good show, can’t afford a blowout loss.

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