5-15-17 Recruiting Update: My Prerogative

5-15-17 Recruiting Update: My Prerogative


May 15, 2017

Cordova (TN) Cordova OT Jerome Carvin (image via Hudl)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2018

Arlington (TX) Lamar defensive tackle Bobby Brown III was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’4″, 275 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Houston, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #14 defensive tackle, and #152 overall. He claims a 4.63 forty, which would be mighty impressive for a 275-pounder. He plays defensive end in a three-man front in high school, but I don’t think he has the quickness to play end in college, despite the “4.63 forty.”

Hit the jump for a couple more new offers, some guys who went off the board, and some random bits.

Cordova (TN) Cordova offensive tackle Jerome Carvin was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’4″, 325-pounder with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri, and Ole Miss, plus more. He’s a 3-star, the #40 offensive tackle, and #495 overall. This is an interesting offer, because it comes in the aftermath of Marquan McCall’s commitment to Kentucky (see below). According to Sam Webb, Michigan doesn’t need any more offensive guards, but Carvin looks like an interior guy. He might be able to play tackle if he loses 15 lbs. and improves his quickness, but that’s somewhat unlikely.

Baton Rouge (LA) Southern University Lab linebacker Damone Clark, an LSU commit, was offered by Michigan. Clark is 6’3″ and 218 lbs., and he also has offers from Florida, Ole Miss, and Stanford. He’s a 4-star, the #13 inside linebacker, and #322 overall. Michigan went ahead and offered a few LSU commits in the past week or so, and it may or may not have to do with the fact that LSU muscled Michigan out of a satellite camp at Tulane. This may just be Jim Harbaugh trying to make Ed Orgeron work a little bit harder to keep his guys committed.

Washington (DC) H.D. Woodson running back Mychale Salahuddin was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’10”, 193 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, USC, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s ranked as a 3-star, the #6 all-purpose back, and #334 overall. He’s a quick back and smooth athlete, and he looks like he would make a good kick returner on top of being a potential running back or slot receiver.

OFF THE BOARD

Oak Park (MI) Oak Park offensive guard Marquan McCall committed to Kentucky. The 6’4″, 320 lb. McCall is the #1 player in the state and #110 overall, according to the 247 Composite, so it’s somewhat surprising that he would commit to the Wildcats. Sam Webb says Michigan wasn’t recruiting him because they have Emil Ekiyor committed and a bunch of offensive guards on the roster. I don’t think McCall had the option of committing to Michigan, but I think there’s something going on there besides his position being filled.

Cibolo (TX) Steele safety Caden Sterns flipped from LSU to Texas. He’s the #4 safety and #39 overall in the class. This is a pretty huge recruiting win for new Texas coach Tom Herman, since the Longhorns have had a hard time keeping in-state talent home over the past couple years.

MISCELLANEY

  • Michigan got a visit from QB Tyler Shough this past weekend (LINK).

11 comments

  1. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    May 15, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    The change in recruiting at Texas has got to be driving that fanbase nuts. Not so long ago 80-90% of in-state offers meant a commitment, usually on the spot at one of their big camps. They’d lose some guys to A&M, Oklahoma, etc but they got most of the in-state kids they wanted. Then they changed tact to wait longer for offers, changed coaches a few times, etc.

    Mack Brown seems like their Lloyd Carr – sustained success but (probably fairly) criticized for not evolving… then had his “miss me yet?” moments in the turmoil that followed despite seemingly impressive replacements.

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    ragingbull
    May 15, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    salahuddin would make for an interesting addition…unlikely to be superstar but really like the way he plays the game (and he doesnt shy away from contact, on O or D)

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    Roanman
    May 15, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Caden Sterns is one guy who looks bigger than his advertised stats.

    I watched his film a couple times when thunder slipped him in by mistake last wee. I think Texas got themselves a big time safety.

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    Roanman
    May 15, 2017 at 6:42 PM

    Drake Harris to corner.

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      je93
      May 15, 2017 at 7:15 PM

      ???

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        je93
        May 15, 2017 at 8:13 PM

        Nevermind, just went over to Google… Yikes

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      May 15, 2017 at 7:23 PM

      Is it OK to panic yet?

  5. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    May 15, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Before someone tells me this is all about how great the freshman WR are – yes, I agree we are good at WR. Harris isn’t needed at WR. But why is he needed at CB either?

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    LeeR
    May 16, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    Because “Rehabbing” is not a position?

  7. GKblue
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    GKblue
    May 16, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Back-pedaling is a tool used to rehab hamstring problems and is essential to the skill set of a CB. Big stretch here. I agree with what PainterSmurf said in another thread(paraphrased), that it isn’t good that he be offered this move now as opposed to January or before spring practices.

    I wish Harris well always. Even if he has the body type and straight ahead speed does he have the hips? Can he stay healthy? Can he tackle? Lots of things for him to overcome to crack the 2 deep.

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      May 16, 2017 at 8:15 PM

      Lots of things…or like 2 twisted ankles.

      I still can’t believe that St Juste and Thomas are it for CBs in this class. Even after the move we have 9 WRs. And of course it’s wonderful that, by my count, we have 45 solid options at RBs lined up.

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