2017 Recruiting Update: August 10, 2016

2017 Recruiting Update: August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016
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James Hudson III

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Toledo (OH) Central Catholic defensive end James Hudson III committed to Michigan (LINK).


Miami (FL) Columbus cornerback Trajan Bandy committed to Miami. The presence of Mark Richt at Miami is clearly already making a difference. Bandy was a one-time Oklahoma commit who is now a Hurricane, and Richt also flipped former Georgia commit Deejay Dallas.

Los Angeles (CA) Cathedral defensive end Hunter Echols committed to USC. Echols was a UCLA commit not long ago, and while he showed some passing interest in his Michigan offer, I don’t think he wants to leave the west coast.

Hit the jump for several commitments elsewhere.

Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood linebacker Bradley Jennings, Jr. committed to Miami after decommitting from Florida State on August 1. He was considered a soft commit for a while, despite the fact that his father played linebacker at FSU.

Madison (AL) Bob Jones offensive tackle Kendall Randolph committed to Alabama in a very unsurprising move. He had named Michigan to his top group, but his Crystal Ball was 100% in favor of the Crimson Tide when he finally announced his decision.

Anaheim (CA) Mater Dei wide receiver Osiris St. Brown committed to Stanford. The St. Browns must have been catching Nerf footballs in their bassinets and running routes in their walkers, because older brother Equanimeous is a wideout at Notre Dame, Osiris is headed to Stanford, and Amon-Ra is a 2018 prospect with offers from Alabama, UCLA, USC, and both of his brothers’ schools.

Miami (FL) Booker T. Washington defensive end Guy Thomas committed to Nebraska. This is a pretty big get from south Florida for the Cornhuskers, who had to beat out Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, and USC for Thomas’s commitment.

Oakland (CA) Bishop O’Dowd offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker committed to USC. Michigan recruited him for a while, but a visit never materialized and he was expected to pick USC.

One comment

  1. Comments: 1356
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Aug 10, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    I thought and continue to think that Miami really helped themselves picking up Mark Richt. I put that hire as the second best of the last couple years.

    Football is better when the U is good, I used to really like it when the big Florida schools wanted nothing to do with Miami. While I don’t see Richt bringing back that Miami swagger that you love to hate so much, they’ll be coached up and likely not self destructive. Will probably get some money raised to upgrade some pretty deficient facilities as well.

    As an aside, I came real close to naming the middle roanboy, Equanimeous ….. Equanimeous David ….. I thought it had a nice ring to it. The wife said no.

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