Recruiting Update: April 30, 2018

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30Apr 2018
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Recruiting Update: April 30, 2018

Steele Chambers (image via MDJonline)

I’m not expecting much in the way of positive news right now, since Michigan’s team and coaching staff are visiting Paris and Normandy at the moment. So here’s a list of mostly bad news:


Roswell (GA) Blessed Trinity linebacker Steele Chambers committed to Ohio State. Chambers, a running back/linebacker ranked as the #29 ATH in the 247 Composite, visited Ohio State and then Michigan on a northern swing in late March.

Atlanta (GA) Marist safety Kyle Hamilton committed to Notre Dame. The 6’3″, 188-pounder had also taken a recent visit to Michigan before committing; Hamilton had been in town for Michigan’s “spring game” weekend that did not involve a spring game.

Gibsonia (PA) Pine-Richland offensive tackle Andrew Kristofic committed to Notre Dame. Is this another guy who took a visit to Michigan in the past month? Yes. Yes, it is.

Malvern (PA) Malvern Prep linebacker Keith Maguire, Jr. committed to Clemson. Maguire was offered in mid-March and never made a trip to Ann Arbor.

Homerville (GA) Clinch County linebacker Trezman Marshall committed to Georgia. A guy from Homerville, GA who didn’t pick an in-state school would be kind of a dick.

Allen (TX) Allen offensive guard E.J. Ndoma-Ogar committed to Oklahoma.

Mansfield (OH) Lexington linebacker Cade Stover committed to Ohio State. I knew Stover wouldn’t come to Michigan, but he was one of my most desired prospects in the 2019 class. He can do a lot of different things for the Buckeyes.

Austin (TX) Lake Travis wide receiver Garrett Wilson committed to Ohio State. He never showed any interest in Michigan.

21Apr 2018
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Visitors: April 20-22, 2018

Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw OG Karsen Barnhart (image via MLive)


Jay Amburgey – OT – Reynoldsburg (OH) Reynoldsburg: Amburgey is a 6’5″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from mostly MAC schools, plus Cincinnati and Syracuse. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #117 offensive tackle, and #1470 overall. He’s probably hoping for a Michigan offer, though Michigan’s recent offensive line commitments probably make that unlikely.

Karsen Barnhart – OG – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is a 6’4″, 282 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, and Nebraska, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #45 offensive tackle, and #431 overall. Barnhart is scheduled to announce a commitment later this week, and considering that he has scheduled a return visit to Michigan after his commitment, that choice seems fairly obviously (unless the Jack Stewart commitment changes things). UPDATE: It appears the Stewart commitment has changed things, and Barnhart is pushing back his commitment.

Devin Boddie – CB – Memphis (TN) Whitehaven: Boddie is a 5’11”, 165-pounder with offers from Georgia Tech, Louisville, Vanderbilt, and Virginia, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #56 athlete, and #615 overall.

Hit the jump for several more visitors from the 2019, 2020, and 2021 classes.

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2019 Recruiting Update: December 18, 2017

West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield LB Lance Dixon (image via Detroit News)


Houston (TX) DeKaney cornerback Marcus Banks was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 170 lb. prospect with offers from LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M. He had 28 tackles and 8 tackles for loss as a junior in 2017, but he is expected to commit to the in-state Longhorns.

Dallas (TX) Bishop Dunne wide receiver/cornerback Marquez Beason was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’11”, 173 lb. prospect with offers from LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Texas, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #6 athlete, and #84 overall. A standout on both sides of the ball, he wants to play defensive in college, and that appears to be where Michigan wants him, too.

Lawrenceville (GA) Archer cornerback Andrew Booth, Jr. was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #5 cornerback, and #88 overall. Michigan is sending out a bunch of offers to cornerbacks in the 2019 class, which makes sense because Lavert Hill and David Long will have finished their junior years, and they could be candidates to leave early for the NFL. Booth made 46 tackles and 7 interceptions as a sophomore in 2016.

Hit the jump for a bunch of other new offers that have gone out over the past several weeks.

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