2016 Recruiting Update: December 16, 2015

2016 Recruiting Update: December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015

Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan LB Devin Bush, Jr.

Thompson’s Station (TN) Independence wide receiver Nate Johnson committed to Michigan (LINK).

Nixa (MO) Nixa tight end Chase Allen was offered by Michigan. Allen is a 6’7″, 224 lb. prospect with offers from Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #26 tight end, and #560 overall. You may remember that Michigan pursued his class of 2015 teammate Alec Murphy for a little while in the last class, though he ended up signing with Mississippi State. Allen is a long, lanky player who splits out wide to play some receiver, and he is similar to redshirt freshman Ian Bunting in some ways, though Allen is probably a better blocker than Bunting was at this stage.

Hit the jump for some players who went off the board and lots of miscellaneous tidbits.

Ann Arbor (MI) Skyline linebacker Daelin Hayes committed to Notre Dame. The former USC commit is a native of Michigan and the cousin of former Wolverines running back Justice Hayes, but he and his family never gave Michigan much of a chance. By the time of his commitment, it was a foregone conclusion that the Fighting Irish would be the choice.

Wake Forest (NC) Wake Forest defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence committed to Clemson. Lawrence was a little interested in Michigan early, but that tailed off toward the end of Hoke’s regime, and Jim Harbaugh did not pursue him. Lawrence is the #3 recruit in the 2016 class.

Miramar (FL) Miramar defensive end Terrell Lucas committed to Duke. Lucas was offered by Michigan during their satellite camps in June, and while he held Michigan as his leader for a long while, the staff seemed to back off in favor of some bigger fish. He was being recruited as a Buck linebacker.

Winter Garden (FL) West Orange wide receiver Eddie McDoom committed to Oregon. A fairly late offer from the Wolverines was not enough to sway him, and his impending commitment to Oregon may have been a factor in Michigan offering and securing the commitment of Nate Johnson.

Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan linebacker Devin Bush, Jr. is announcing his college decision this afternoon. He is a Florida State legacy, and things appear to be down to FSU and Michigan. UPDATE: Feel free to comment in the forum about his announcement (LINK).

Wayne (NJ) De Paul Catholic running back Kareem Walker is announcing his college decision tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at his school. It will be Michigan. Unless it’s Florida State. Or Arizona State. Or someone else. Walker is a former Ohio State commit.

Euless (TX) Trinity defensive tackle Chris Daniels is announcing his college decision on Friday. He will probably be picking Oklahoma.

Houston (TX) Aldine Davis linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch released a top five that didn’t include Michigan. Michigan made a hard run at him, and he visited Ann Arbor for the Ohio State game, but it was not meant to be.

Prattville (AL) Prattville running back Kingston Davis will sign his financial aid agreement tomorrow, and he will enroll early for Michigan’s winter semester.

Here’s a list of in-state players who could find themselves with bigger offers down the stretch (LINK).

I took a look at some potential grad transfer quarterbacks for next season (LINK). Montana State QB Dakota Prukop announced yesterday that he will be transferring to Oregon, so he’s off the table.

Here’s a list of visitors from last weekend (LINK).

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