2017 Recruiting Update: August 1, 2016

2017 Recruiting Update: August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016

Bullard (TX) Bullard TE Major Tennison (image via ET Final Score)


Bullard (TX) Bullard tight end Major Tennison decommitted from Texas. He’s a 6’6″, 245 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #11 tight end, and #323 overall. He’ll be at Michigan’s BBQ at the Big House this coming weekend, and with the commitment of Kedrick James to Alabama (see below), he may be inclined to pick Michigan. Alabama took two tight ends in 2016 and may not want a second TE in this class.

Hit the jump for more developments over the last several days.


Janesville (WI) Parker defensive tackle Juan Harris committed to Indiana. In case you don’t remember Harris, he’s the 6’4″, 368-pounder who has committed to and decommitted from Iowa three times (or is it four?) so far. I have no idea if his commitment to Indiana will stick, but it seems to be a step down since Iowa has a good track record of producing defensive players and Indiana . . . doesn’t.

Waco (TX) La Vega tight end Kedrick James committed to Alabama. The former Baylor commit may have opened things up for Michigan to land Major Tennison by committing to the Tide.

Deerfield Beach (FL) Deerfield Beach wide receiver Jerry Jeudy committed to Alabama. That’s Denard Robinson’s old stomping grounds, and Jeudy’s the #35 overall player in the class. He was never very high on Michigan, though.

Sacramento (CA) Luther Burbank defensive end Deonte “D.J.” Johnson committed to Miami. Michigan was in his top few schools, and it’s a little disappointing because he’s another elite pass rusher to go along with Luiji Vilain.

Stafford (TX) Stafford wide receiver Hezekiah Jones committed to Texas A&M. He was another one of the guys who cut ties with Baylor after the whole scandal in Waco blew up. Now he’s going to TAMU, a place that has its own problems with idiot coaches and grumpy players.


Brooklyn (NY) Poly offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson said he’s going to announce his college decision at the Under Armour All-American Game or on National Signing Day. He previously named Michigan his leader, but Alabama might be up front now. Sometimes these announcement dates speed up because of changing circumstances, but this is likely to drag out for a while.

Here’s a monster list of the guys attending the BBQ at the Big House this coming Saturday (LINK).


  1. Comments: 21
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Aug 01, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Would Tennison be inclined to pick Michigan even though Michigan took 3 top-flite TEs in 2016? Even though he is considered a 3-star prospect, his offer list is pretty impressive.

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Aug 01, 2016 at 2:04 PM

      Anybody who comes in at this point is going to have to be ready for competition. I don’t know about Tennison specifically. Nothing I’ve seen indicates he’s afraid of competition, but you never know.

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