2017 Recruiting Update: July 21, 2016
Miami (FL) Columbus cornerback Trajan Bandy decommitted from Oklahoma. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #27 cornerback, and #235 overall. Even though former high school teammate Joshua Uche is now in Ann Arbor, Bandy named a top group he would be considering going forward, and Michigan is not in that group.
Iowa City (IA) West wide receiver Oliver Martin was offered by Michigan. Martin is a 6’0″, 188 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #65 wide receiver, and #436 overall. He was a teammate of a handful of Michigan and targets on Team Hypercool at The Opening a couple weekends ago, and some of Michigan’s commits supposedly lobbied for the coaching staff to offer him. Michigan State and Wisconsin are the biggest competitors for his services right now. He’s visiting for the BBQ at the Big House in August (LINK).
OFF THE BOARD
Fayetteville (AR) Fayetteville defensive tackle Akial Byers committed to Alabama. You don’t often hear about Arkansas producing top-notch talent, but he’s a 4-star and #228 overall in the 2017 class. I like his quickness off the ball, and I think he should be a good player for Crimson Tide down the road.
After the jump are several more players who committed elsewhere, the BBQ at the Big House visitors list, and other tidbits.