Recruiting Update: November 4, 2015

Recruiting Update: November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015

McKeesport (PA) McKeesport athlete Khaleke Hudson

McKeesport (PA) McKeesport safety Khaleke Hudson was offered by Michigan. Hudson is a 5’11”, 200 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan State, Penn State, Pitt, UCLA, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #40 outside linebacker, and #391 overall. He is committed to play in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. Hudson is one of those kids who stands out because of his physicality more than his pure speed or athleticism, although he does have some of those skills as well. Michigan is recruiting him as an “athlete” and he falls into the same category of someone like Devin Gil, a current Michigan commit who might be too slow for safety and too small for linebacker. Penn State and West Virginia are also heavily in the mix for Hudson. McKeesport regularly produces FBS talent, perhaps the biggest of whom in recent years was Delvon Simmons in the class of 2011.

Wayne (NJ) De Paul running back Kareem Walker decommitted from Ohio State. He’s a 6’1″, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, and USC, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #1 running back, and #34 overall. Walker had committed to Ohio State in January, but he started to have second thoughts this fall. He did take a visit to Michigan and said that cornerback Jabrill Peppers is like his big brother, so Michigan obviously has some things in its favor. However, Walker said that he wants to take other visits, so Michigan is not a slam dunk choice. The Wolverines are in the market for a bona fide running back since the current roster options are somewhat underwhelming, and Southfield (MI) Southfield running back Matt Falcon is no longer considered a football commit. De Paul is also the home of defensive end Quayshon Alexander (Nebraska) and offensive guard Thiyo Lukusa (Michigan State), although the latter is a transfer from Traverse City, Michigan.

Brunswick (GA) Glynn cornerback DeeJay Dallas was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 170 lb. prospect who committed to Georgia in July; he also has offers from Auburn, Florida, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #26 athlete, and #258 overall. Dallas is a speedy, compact athlete who looks like a corner or maybe a safety. He has good speed and strength for an underclassman, and I could see him as a potential replacement for Jabrill Peppers at that nickel corner spot if he were to reconsider his commitment.

Suwanee (GA) Peachtree Ridge defensive back DeAngelo Gibbs was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 204 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Oregon, and USC, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 5-star, the #1 cornerback, and #4 overall. His offer from Michigan came a couple weeks ago, although it looks like I forgot to include it in the last update or two. He moves very well and could play cornerback, safety, or wide receiver at the next level. With his current size, it seems like he might outgrow the cornerback position, so I’m guessing he ends up at safety. Georgia is the favorite, but they are having some struggles on the field. Gibbs is looking at visiting Michigan for the Ohio State game on November 28th.

Hit the jump for a couple more new offers, some guys who committed elsewhere, and some random bits.

Montgomery (AL) St. James linebacker Sterling Jones was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 221 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, and Louisville, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #20 inside linebacker, and #594 overall. As a sophomore in 2014, he made 107 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks. Jones is a thickly built inside linebacker who does not move extremely well, but he is a solid tackler and excitable player.

Paterson (NJ) Passaic offensive tackle Carter Warren was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’6″, 283 lb. prospect with offers from Miami, Pitt, Rutgers, and Virginia Tech. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #46 offensive tackle, and #411 overall. Warren is a little bit stiff and not the most athletic tackle, but he keeps a wide base and has a pretty consistent motor. Rutgers was considered the early favorite, but their coaching situation makes anything questionable.

Norcross (GA) Norcross defensive end Robert Beal committed to Notre Dame. This is perhaps not the worst news for Michigan, since the Wolverines are battling the Fighting Irish for 2016 DE/OLB Carlo Kemp and 2017 DE Corey Malone-Hatcher.

Vienna (GA) Dooly County defensive end Antonneous Clayton committed to Florida. He was not considering Michigan at any time.

Thousand Oaks (CA) Westlake wide receiver Theo Howard committed to UCLA. Howard was committed to Oregon at one time, but he backed off of that commitment. That was one of the pieces that fell in place for Rancho Santa Margarita (CA) Catholic wideout Dylan Crawford to be offered by the Ducks. Both players were strongly interested in Michigan, and perhaps Crawford still is, but now it looks like both will stay in the Pac-12.

Houston (TX) Alief Elsik linebacker Dontavious Jackson named Michigan to his top seven. He and defensive back teammate Chris Brown are scheduled to visit Michigan for the Ohio State game.

Over on Recruiting Season, I added/update profiles for several in-state recruits:

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  1. Comments: 117
    Joined: 9/28/2015
    Nov 04, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    So…how did the recruiting services miss so badly on Derrick Green and Ty Isaac? And how are we so unlucky to land two five star busts?

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