Jacob Oden, Wolverine

    Jacob Oden (image via Instagram)

    Harper Woods (MI) Harper Woods safety Jacob Oden, a 2024 prospect, committed to Michigan on Thursday evening. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Iowa, Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee, and others.

    Oden is listed at 6'1" and 188 lbs.

    RANKINGS
    ESPN: 4-star, 82 grade, #13 S, #153 overall
    On3: 4-star, 90 grade, #22 S, #247 overall
    Rivals: 4-star, 5.8 grade, #13 S, #132 overall
    247 Sports: 4-star, 90 grade, #24 ATH, #191 overall

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    2023 Recruiting Update: February 2, 2023

    Cameron Brandt

    COMMITMENT

    Chatsworth (CA) Sierra Canyon defensive end Cameron Brandt committed to Michigan (LINK).

    OFF THE BOARD

    Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll tight end Nyckoles Harbor committed to South Carolina. Michigan put their version of the full-court press on Harbor, but NIL reportedly played a huge factor, and South Carolina offered the best deal. Oregon supposedly finished second with Maryland and Michigan following behind.

    Altamonte Springs (FL) Lake Brantley linebacker twins Andrew and Michael Harris re-committed to UCF. They both took an official visit to Michigan last spring, but Michigan pulled back. They then committed to UCF, decommitted, and were considering Maryland, too.

    Chicago (IL) Marist defensive tackle Jamel Howard re-committed to Wisconsin. Michigan appeared to lead back in December, but he pushed back his commitment date, which allowed Wisconsin to retake the lead.

    Ole Miss transfer cornerback Davison Igbinosun committed to Ohio State after visiting both Columbus and Ann Arbor this past weekend. He may have been able to come in and start for the Wolverines in the fall, but now Michigan might have to look to the post-spring transfer portal for help at corner in the fall.

    Folsom (CA) Folsom tight end Walker Lyons committed to USC. He had been committed to Stanford earlier in the process.

    Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra cornerback Rodrick Pleasant committed to Oregon.

    Jacksonville (FL) University Christian linebacker Desirrio Riles committed to Indiana.

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    2025 Recruiting Update: February 2, 2023

    Toledo (OH) Whitmer offensive tackle Carter Lowe (image via Twitter)

    ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2025

    Carter Lowe - OT - Toledo (OH) Whitmer: Lowe is a 6'5", 290 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Michigan State, and Ohio State, among others. He has taken two visits to Michigan in the past.

    Davon Mitchell - TE - Allen (TX) Allen: Mitchell is a 6'4", 230-pounder with offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Texas, and more. He's a 5-star, the #1 tight end, and #26 overall. As a sophomore in 2022, he caught 33 passes for 726 yards and 9 touchdowns.



    Maxwell Roy - DT - Philadelphia (PA) St. Joseph's: Roy is a 6'5", 265 lb. defensive lineman with a lone offer from Maryland.

    Jayden Shelton - LB - Dallas (TX) South Oak Cliff: Shelton is a 6'1", 190 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona State, SMU, USC, and Washington, among others. Though he's currently built like a safety - and moves like one - he appears to have the frame to bulk up into an athletic linebacker prospect.

    Marky Walbridge - OT - Hanover (MA) Hanover: Walbridge is a 6'6", 255 lb. player with offers from Boston College, Michigan State, Pitt, and UMass, among others.

    OFF THE BOARD



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    Cameron Brandt, Wolverine

    Chatsworth (CA) Sierra Canyon defensive end Cameron Brandt (image via Twitter)

    Chatsworth (CA) Sierra Canyon defensive end Cameron Brandt flipped from Stanford to Michigan on Wednesday afternoon. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Arizona, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, and USC, among others.

    Brandt is listed at 6'4" and 260 lbs. As a senior in 2022, he made 61 tackles, 4 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

    RANKINGS
    ESPN: 4-star, 80 grade, #25 DT
    On3: 3-star, 88 grade, #66 DL
    Rivals: 3-star, 5.7 grade, #31 DT
    247 Sports: 4-star, 90 grade, #41 DL

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    Zack Marshall, Wolverine

    Carlsbad (CA) Carlsbad tight end Zack Marshall (image via Twitter)

    Carlsbad (CA) Carlsbad tight end Zack Marshall committed to Michigan way back in August 2022. And since I was in the throes of fall camp for football, I didn't write up a commitment piece at the time . . . and then it slipped my mind until now. Marshall picked Michigan over offers from Arizona, Cal, Utah, and Washington State, among others. He signed with Michigan in December and enrolled in college in January.

    Marshall is listed at 6'4" and 220 lbs. His Hudl profile lists him with a 4.79 forty, a 4.41 shuttle, a 32" vertical, a 265 lb. bench press, and a squat of 315 lbs. As a senior in 2022, he caught 23 passes for 284 yards and 5 touchdowns.

    RANKINGS
    ESPN: 3-star, 78 grade, #24 TE-H
    On3: 3-star, 89 grade, #28 TE
    Rivals: 3-star, 5.7 grade, #28 TE
    247 Sports: 3-star, 88 grade, #46 ATH

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    Preview: February 2023 National Signing Day

    Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll TE Nyckoles Harbor

    The second National Signing Day for the class of 2023 is tomorrow, February 1. While most recruits signed back in mid-December, there are always some high-profile players still lingering in February, along with kids who were just unsure or who were fielding late offers. Below are a few of the big story lines for Michigan fans, along with the uncommitted offerees:

    Cameron Brandt - DL - Chatsworth (CA) Sierra Canyon
    Brandt is "committed" to Stanford, but he committed last summer when David Shaw was still at the helm. Now that Shaw has been replaced by Troy Taylor, all bets are off. He's a 3-star, the #51 defensive lineman, and #453 overall. Brandt took an official visit to Michigan this month, and the Wolverines now hold a 2-to-1 advantage in crystal ball picks. It appears likely that he will end up sending in his National Letter of Intent to the Wolverines on Wednesday.

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    Ted Hammond, Wolverine

    Ted Hammond and Jim Harbaugh (image via Twitter)

    Cincinnati (OH) Saint Xavier defensive lineman Ted Hammond, a 2024 prospect, committed to Michigan on January 25. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, Oklahoma, Pitt, and others.

    Hammond is listed at 6'5" and 265 lbs. He claims a 30" vertical, a 320 lb. bench press, a 565 lb. squat, and a 625 lb. deadlift.

    RANKINGS
    ESPN: 3-star DT
    On3: 3-star, 89 grade, #32 DL
    Rivals: 4-star SDE, 5.8 grade
    247 Sports: 3-star, 89 grade, #23 DL

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