2017 Recruiting Update: June 16, 2016

2017 Recruiting Update: June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016

Leesburg (GA) Lee County fullback Tory Carter (image via Scout)


Leesburg (GA) Lee County fullback Tory Carter, an LSU commit, was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 255 lb. prospect who also has an offer from Troy. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #3 fullback, and #1653 overall. Carter committed to LSU in May, but he’s visiting Ann Arbor this coming weekend, so he must have some interest. Michigan has also offered his 2018 teammate, linebacker/safety Otis Reese.

Fresno (CA) Central East cornerback Jaylon Johnson was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 177 lb. prospect with offers from Cal, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and USC, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 cornerback, and #98 overall. He claims a 4.55 forty and has been invited to The Opening. He’s a long, physical corner with good feet and hips.

Hit the jump for some players who committed elsewhere, along with some random bits.


Brunswick (GA) Brunswick offensive tackle D’Antne Demery committed to Georgia. This was totally expected, and Michigan was never really in the running.

West Linn (OR) West Linn offensive tackle Alex Forsyth committed to Oregon. He was long considered a lock for the Ducks, but he kept Michigan in his top group and even visited Ann Arbor a couple weeks ago.

Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell committed to Ohio State. Martell was a Texas A&M commit for a while, but he jumped off the ship a few weeks ago, creating quite a kerfuffle. When an assistant coach tweeted something publicly about loyalty that seemed to be aimed at Martell (though no name was mentioned), it turned off other recruits. Unfortunately, the beneficiaries were the Buckeyes, who now have the #1 dual-threat quarterback in the fold.

Lewisville (TX) Lewisville wide receiver Tyrell Shavers committed to Alabama. He flew under the radar for a while before his recruitment blew up, and Michigan offered in the last month or two. He’s a 6’6″, 205 lb. guy who should be a matchup problem down the road, where he could be a jumbo receiver or a pass-catching tight end.


Norfolk (VA) Lake Taylor defensive tackle Darnell Ewell named a top five with Ohio State at #1 and Michigan at #2. He’s the #9 defensive tackle and #143 overall in the 2017 class.

Cheshire (CT) Academy running back/receiver/cornerback/safety C.J. Holmes named Michigan to his top seven. Michigan recently held a satellite camp at his high school, and he’s a teammate of 2017 wideout Tarik Black.

Madison (AL) Bob Jones offensive tackle Kendall Randolph named Michigan to his top seven, as well. He is considered to be an Alabama lean.

Over on Recruiting Season, I added/updated profiles for:


  1. Comments: 77
    Joined: 1/22/2016
    Jun 16, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Interesting that the coaches offered another fullback as we already have two committed. I wonder if this is perhaps a little gamesmanship between Harbaugh and Miles, who recently offered J’Marick Woods.

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jun 16, 2016 at 7:33 PM

      My guess is that it’s more about one of the fullbacks ending up at linebacker. Both fullbacks have worked out at satellite camps in the past couple weeks, so maybe they liked what they saw enough to somewhat cement Lasater and/or Mason at linebacker.

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