Visitors: Michigan at Penn State

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19Nov 2015
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Visitors: Michigan at Penn State

Brooklyn (NY) Poly OT Isaiah Wilson

With Michigan hitting the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Maryland areas hard in recruiting, many of the Wolverines’ targets will be at Penn State this Saturday for the game. I won’t give a writeup on all of those players since I usually reserve that for home games, but here’s a list of players who will see Michigan win (or lose) against Penn State.

Offered players are denoted with an asterisk.

2016
Quinn Nordin – P/K – Rockford (MI) Rockford (Penn State)*
Miles Sanders – RB – Pittsburgh (PA) Woodland Hills (Penn State)*
Joejuan Williams – CB – Hendersonville (NC) Hendersonville

2017
Jordan Anthony – LB – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy*
Micah Clark – OT – Holmdel (NJ) Vianney*
Robert Hainsey – OG –¬†Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy*
Devon Hunter – S – Chesapeake (VA) Indian River*
Donovan Jeter – DE – Beaver Falls (PA) Beaver Falls
Corey Malone-Hatcher – DE – St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph*
Jordan McNair – OT – Owings Mills (MD) McDonogh*
Nathan Proctor – LB – Indiana Head (MD) Lackey
C.J. Thorpe – OT – Pittsburgh (PA) Central Catholic*
Isaiah Wilson – OT – Brooklyn (NY) Poly*

2018
Phil Jurkovec – QB – Gibsonia (PA) Pine-Richland
Matt McElroy – LB – New Milford (NJ) New Milford
Micah Parsons – LB – Harrisburg (PA) Central Dauphin*
Bartek Ryka – LB – Paramus (NJ) Catholic

19Nov 2015
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Senior Highlights: Rashad Weaver

Cooper City (FL) Cooper City defensive end Rashad Weaver completed his senior season. He made 53 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 interception (returned for a TD), 2 forced fumbles, 6 pass breakups, 2 blocked punts, and 2 blocked field goals, according to Maizenbrew.

It’s hard not to be impressed with Weaver’s senior film. Despite going to a large high school, he looks like a man among boys out there on the football field. Listed at 6’5″, 241 lbs., he dwarfs the competition. He has also improved his explosiveness, technique, and athleticism from his junior year. I would not be surprised to see a rankings bump before February. He’s a currently a 247 Composite 3-star, the #112 defensive tackle, and #1930 overall.

Hit the jump for the film.

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18Nov 2015
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Recruiting Update: November 18, 2015

Durham (NC) Hillside running back Abdul Adams

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2016
Durham (NC) Hillside running back Abdul Adams was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’11”, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #26 running back, and #477 overall. He was previously committed to Michigan State, and the Wolverines stepped forward with an offer shortly after he decommitted. He’s a speedy back with some shiftiness, patience, and good vision. As a junior in 2014, he had 180 carries for 1,499 yards (8.3 yards/carry) and 11 touchdowns, plus 16 catches for 197 yards and 5 touchdowns. Michigan is a potential destination, although there may be some barriers in the way. Adams could also play slot receiver, cornerback, or safety at the next level.

Saraland (AL) Saraland wide receiver Velus Jones, Jr., a USC commit, was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’11”, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Oklahoma, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #69 wide receiver, and #417 overall. He claims a 4.36 forty. Michigan has tried to make inroads in Alabama, and USC is in a precarious position with an uncertain coaching situation for next year after Steve Sarkisian was fired. Jones is a speedster, and Michigan needs an influx of speed and playmaking ability.

Hit the jump for a new 2017 offer and some random bits.

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17Nov 2015
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Carl Myers, Wolverine (preferred walk-on)

Grand Rapids (MI) West Catholic DE Carl Myers

Grand Rapids (MI) West Catholic defensive end Carl Myers committed to Michigan as a preferred walk-on. Myers is a 6’3″, 270 lb. prospect who chose the walk-on route over a scholarship offer at Air Force.

Hit the jump for highlights and a bit of analysis.

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17Nov 2015
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Michigan vs. Indiana Awards

Jake Rudock had a record-setting day on Saturday

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Joe Kerridge at H-back. Kerridge, a virtual starter on offense at fullback, has been splitting time with Sione Houma. Kerridge, however, is the superior blocker, and that’s pretty much all H-back Henry Poggi does on offense. With Michigan’s defensive line depth depleted, it might be a good idea to get Kerridge some snaps at H-back and let Poggi concentrate on defense. Meanwhile, Houma can handle the fullback duties.

Hit the jump for the rest of the awards.

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