Recruiting Update: May 14, 2012

Recruiting Update: May 14, 2012


May 14, 2012
Six degrees of Kevin Bacon: Maurice Hurst, who spawned 2013 defensive
tackle Maurice Hurst, Jr., tries to tackle former Michigan running back
Leroy Hoard

COMMITMENT
Harper Woods (MI) Chandler Park wide receiver Csont’e York was offered by and committed to Michigan. (Commitment post here.)

ADDED TO THE BOARD (2013, 2014)
Seffner (FL) Armwood wide receiver Alvin Bailey was offered by Michigan.  The 5’11”, 170-pounder has also been targeted by Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Penn State, and South Carolina, among others.  He plays quarterback for Armwood, passing for 872 yards and 12 touchdowns, rushing for 872 yards and 6 touchdowns, and catching 22 passes for 404 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Bailey is the teammate of fellow Michigan target Leon McQuay III, a safety.

Piscataway (NJ) Piscataway cornerback Nadir Barnwell was offered by Michigan.  The 5’11”, 180-pounder is a lefty quarterback for his high school, but his quarterback days are likely over when he hits college.  He also holds offers from Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Rutgers, along with many others.  During his junior season, he passed for 1,364 yards, ran for 452, and made 40 tackles to go with 3 interceptions.  (Highlights here.)

Brooklyn (NY) Poly Prep offensive tackle Jay Hayes, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan last week.  The 6’5″, 270 lb. athlete, who could also play defensive line, holds offers from Connecticut, Rutgers, and UCLA, too.

Westwood (MA) Xaverian Brothers defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, Jr. was offered by Michigan.  Hurst is a 6’2″, 285 lb. lineman with offers from Nebraska, Ohio State, and many others.  He is the son of former New England Patriots cornerback Maurice Hurst, who had 27 career interceptions from 1989 to 1995.  As a junior in 2011, “Junior” had 65 tackles and 11 sacks.

Mansfield (TX) Timberview safety Edward Paris, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  He stands 6’2″ and 188 lbs. and claims a 4.4 forty.  Teams like Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma are already after him.  He carried the ball 12 times for 179 yards (14.9 yards per carry) and 3 touchdowns, but he also broke up 20 passes and notched 8 interceptions.  That’s pretty good production for a sophomore defensive back. (Highlights here.)

Tuscaloosa (AL) Northridge athlete Bo Scarbrough, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  The 6’1″, 215 lb. is projected by some sites as a running back and as a linebacker by others, but after I watched his highlights, he looks like a running back to me.  He also doesn’t look like he’s 215 lbs. unless he’s put on some serious weight since football season, but oh well – he’s only a sophomore.  Scarbrough already holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, UCLA, and a few others, but since he’s in the Crimson Tide’s back yard, I won’t hold my breath that he’ll head to Michigan.

Olathe (KS) South offensive tackle Braden Smith, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  The 6’6″, 285 lb. lineman also shows offers from Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Stanford. 

Chandler (AZ) Williams Field wide receiver Dionte Sykes, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  He’s currently about 6’1″ and 175 lbs.  As a freshman in 2010, he was timed at 4.69 seconds in the forty and had a 245 lb. bench press, both of which are very impressive numbers for a freshman (and maybe too good to believe).  He also has offers from Arizona State, Colorado, and UCLA.  (Highlights here.)

Saluda (SC) Saluda defensive tackle Dexter Wideman, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  He’s 6’3″, 276 lbs. as a sophomore and also holds offers from Clemson and South Carolina.  As a sophomore in 2011, he had 61 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery.

12 comments

  1. Comments: 21557
    May 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Michigan is looking at Bo Scarborough as a receiver according to Borges.

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      Anonymous
      May 14, 2012 at 3:04 PM

      Just by the film he looked more like a WR than a RB, and I trust in Borges.

    • Comments: 21557
      May 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM

      Where did you hear that? I haven't seen any mention of it, and obviously Borges can't talk about those things publicly.

      I've seen Scarbrough listed as a RB, WR, and LB, so I'm not sure where to put him on the board just yet.

    • Comments: 21557
      May 14, 2012 at 7:13 PM

      I'm not sure if this is allowed but Bo was interviewed by 247Sports and told them Borges wants him at WR.

    • Comments: 21557
      May 14, 2012 at 8:36 PM

      Tidbits from premium sites are okay. Stealing an entire article or something like that is where it crosses the line.

  2. Comments: 21557
    Anonymous
    May 14, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Ever since I first came across mention of him I have been wondering about who Maurice Hurst Jr.'s Father was and for some reason kept think he was the RB who played for the Cardinals and the 49er's. It just now came to me that was Garrison Hurst.

    • Comments: 21557
      May 14, 2012 at 5:40 PM

      If you're googling him, you should look for Garrison Hearst. That might be a more productive Google search, although they're pronounced the same.

    • Comments: 21557
      Anonymous
      May 16, 2012 at 12:22 PM

      That may indeed be helpful…lol. Now I feel like an ass! At least my name is anonymous!

  3. Comments: 21557
    May 15, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    Check out the move Alvin Bailey has in his video at the 1:04 mark…..holy [email protected]*&

  4. Comments: 21557
    May 15, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    Check out the move Alvin Bailey has at the 1:04 mark….holy [email protected]*&

  5. Comments: 21557
    May 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Thunder, with the Hurst recruitment heating up, are you going to do a scouting report on this kid? I'm really excited about his athleticism and he's suppossedly nearing 300lbs already. Saw a few weaknesses, but nothing that couldn't be overcome with training and coaching.

    • Comments: 21557
      May 17, 2012 at 1:36 PM

      I'm sort of doing a rotation of positions, so QB > RB > WR > TE > OL > DE > DT > LB > CB > S. Since I'm on cornerback right now (Cole Luke's will be up today or tomorrow), I won't get around to DT for a while…

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