This has nothing to do with 2017 recruiting, but I finalized the TTB Ratings for the 2016 class on Monday (LINK).
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2017
Grenada (MS) Grenada safety C.J. Avery was offered by Michigan. Avery is a 6’1″, 198 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #19 safety, and #198 overall. As a junior in 2015, he made 76 tackles, 5 INTs, and 1 fumble return for a TD. He’s an aggressive safety who high-points the ball well and is a pretty vicious hitter.
Richmond (VA) Benedictine linebacker Ellis Brooks decommitted from Duke. He’s a 6’2″, 233 lb. prospect with offers from North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pitt, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #16 outside linebacker, and #230 overall. Duke doesn’t typically recruit well, so Brooks was their top commit in 2017; he was also a teammate of the Blue Devils’ highest rated signee in 2016, wide receiver Scott Bracey.
Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips defensive end Robert Porcher IV was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 245 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Mississippi State, USC, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #58 weakside end, and #1334 overall. As a junior in 2015, he made 92 tackles, 32 TFLs, and 11 sacks. He’s the son of former Detroit Lions defensive end Robert Porcher, and he attends a school that Michigan recruited pretty heavily during the Rich Rodriguez era (Demetrius Hart, Ricardo Miller, etc.). Despite a high level of productivity, Porcher does not seem to be a standout athletically, and I think he’s pretty accurately ranked as a so-so 3-star.
Hit the jump for a few more bits and pieces of 2017 recruiting.
OFF THE BOARD
Brunswick (GA) Glynn safety DeeJay Dallas committed to Miami. The former Georgia commit put Michigan in his top five a day before announcing his pledge, but the Wolverines were not expected to be the choice. He must really like Mark Richt, who got fired from UGA and ended up with the Hurricanes.
Here’s a list of visitors from this past weekend (LINK).
Starkville (MS) Starkville linebacker Willie Gay named a top five that includes LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and South Carolina.
Highlands Ranch (CO) Valor Christian quarterback Dylan McCaffrey (Michigan) earned an invitation to the Elite 11 finals in Los Angeles. He could end up earning an invitation to The Opening if he performs well.
Alexandria (VA) Episcopal defensive end Luiji Vilain named a final three that includes Michigan, USC, and Virginia Tech.
Lexington (KY) Lafayette offensive tackle Jedrick Wills named Michigan to his top ten. The Wolverines are still considered to be a longshot, but he’s a borderline 5-star offensive lineman and Michigan needs tackles.
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