Recruiting Update: May 28, 2018

Recruiting Update: May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018

Jahfari Harvey (image via Hudl)


Dayton (OH) Dunbar offensive tackle Jon Allen was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’6″, 315 lb. prospect with offers from Louisville, Ohio State, and West Virginia, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #43 offensive tackle, and #466 overall. Ohio State holds all seven crystal ball picks, so he may not be worth evening paying attention.

Fort Pierce (FL) Vero Beach defensive end Jahfari Harvey was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 215-pounder with offers from Georgia, Miami, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #34 weakside end, and #486 overall. His recruitment has taken off lately, so he might be waiting to see if some of the other big-time programs offer, especially ones in Florida. The favorite right now is probably Miami.

Stuart (FL) Martin wide receiver George Johnson III was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’11”, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Oregon, and USF, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #18 dual-threat quarterback, and #929 overall. While he plays quarterback in high school, he will probably have to convert to receiver at bigger programs such as Michigan. Right now he’s strongly considering playing quarterback at schools where he could be that dual-threat QB, like Georgia Tech.

Hit the jump for several guys who went off the board to other schools.


Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas linebacker Jahmar Brown committed to South Carolina. There wasn’t much mutual buzz between Brown and Michigan, so this is no big loss.

Greenwood (SC) Emerald tight end Luke Deal committed to Auburn. Deal was thought to be Michigan’s #1 target at the tight end position, and they were confident at one point they would land him. It looked for a short time that Clemson might be the landing spot, but he wants to be an Auburn Tiger instead.

Conroe (TX) Oak Ridge offensive tackle Tyler Johnson committed to Texas. He’s a 5-star (#33 overall) in the 2019 class, so that’s a huge get for Tom Herman at Texas.

Anderson (SC) T.L. Hanna defensive end Zacch Pickens committed to South Carolina. He’s another 5-star off the board (#14 overall).

Waterbury (CT) St. Thomas More safety Tyler Rudolph committed to Penn State. Michigan was thought to have a good shot at Rudolph since Don Brown has such great connections in the state of Connecticut, but Penn State was always thought to be the biggest competitor.

Mineral (VA) Louisa linebacker Brandon Smith committed to Penn State. This is yet another 5-star off the board (#30 overall). A couple weeks ago, I was talking to a Power 5 coach at a camp who said they thought they were the leader – and it wasn’t a Penn State coach. That’s just a reminder of how fickle kids can be.

Windsor (CT) Windsor cornerback Marquis Wilson committed to Penn State. Along with Rudolph, Smith, RB Devyn Ford, and JUCO safety Jaquan Brisker, that’s five commitments for the Nittany Lions over the past two weeks.


Belleville (MI) Belleville offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs named a top eight that did not include Michigan. This was not a big surprise, because Belleville kids don’t like Michigan very much. There is some consternation among some Michigan fans about this development, since Dobbs is #10 overall in the 247 Composite.

In some better news, West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield wide receiver Tre Mosley named Michigan to his top seven:


Orange (CA) Lutheran tight end Ethan Rae and Little Rock (AR) Pulaski tight end Hudson Henry both named top groups that did not include Michigan, neither of which was surprising. Henry is the younger brother of Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, who coincidentally tore his ACL last week and will miss the 2018 season.

Flint (MI) Carman Ainsworth defensive end Michael Fletcher named a top six that includes Michigan, but MSU is the favorite to land him.


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