4-19-17 Recruiting Update: The Philistines Took Him

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19Apr 2017
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4-19-17 Recruiting Update: The Philistines Took Him

Jacob Lacey (image via Texags.com)


Buford (GA) Buford running back Christian Turner committed to Michigan (LINK).


Bowling Green (KY) South Warren defensive tackle Jacob Lacey was offered by Michigan when he visited campus last¬†Thursday. He’s a 4-star, the #7 defensive tackle, and #124 overall to 247 Sports. Kentucky, Louisville, Penn State, and Tennessee have also offered the 6’2″, 300-pounder. He’s sawed off at 6’2″, so it will be interesting to see whether he grows a little bit or not.

Hit the jump for a few players who committed elsewhere, along with some random bits.

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10Apr 2017
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Christian Turner, Wolverine

Christian Turner

Christian Turner

Buford (GA) Buford running back Christian Turner committed to Michigan on Monday afternoon. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin, among others.

Turner stands 5’11” and weighs 187 lbs. As a junior in 2016, he carried the ball 100 times for 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns. He ran 82 times for 789 yards and 9 touchdowns as a sophomore.

ESPN: 3-star, 78 grade, #19 RB, #289 overall
Rivals: 3-star, #26 RB
Scout: 3-star, #72 RB
247 Sports: 3-star, 87 grade, #29 RB, #499 overall

Hit the jump for my thoughts on Turner.

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7Apr 2017
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Visitors: April 3-9, 2017

Christian Turner

Christian Turner (image via Gwinnett Prep Sports)


Brian Asamoah – LB – Columbus (OH) St. Francis DeSales: Asamoah is a 6’0″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Michigan, Penn State, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #45 outside linebacker, and #635 overall. Right now all three Crystal Ball picks are in favor of Cincinnati. Asamoah was supposed to visit a few weeks ago, but Jim Harbaugh was out of town, so he rescheduled. The word is that Michigan is concentrating on Dallas Gant as their primary – and lone – linebacker target right now, so they may not push for Asamoah. He’s visiting on Saturday, April 8.

Christian Turner – RB – Buford (GA) Buford: Turner is a 5’11”, 187 lb. runner with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #30 running back, and #494 overall. He visited Michigan on Thursday, April 6.


Logan Brown – OT – Kentwood (MI) East Kentwood: Brown is a 6’6″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan and Wisconsin, among others.

M.J. Griffin – CB – Saline (MI) Saline: Griffin is a 5’10”, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Iowa State, and a couple MAC schools. He’s a transfer from Belleville (MI) Belleville.

Drake Thomas – LB – Wake Forest (NC) Heritage: Thomas is a 6’0″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Marshall, Michigan, North Carolina, and North Carolina State, among others. Michigan was his first offer. He’ll be in town today, April 7.

27Feb 2017
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2-27-17 Recruiting Update: How to fill the Najee Harris void

Carthage (TX) Carthage RB Keaontay Ingram (image via Twitter)

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Michigan missed out on Najee Harris late and lost the commitment of A.J. Dillon, so the running back recruiting in 2017 wasn’t quite what the coaching staff hoped. They got a couple solid commitments, but they’re going for some big-time players at the position in 2018. Along with several previously offered running backs, Michigan is sending out some new offers.


Butler (GA) Taylor County running back Lyn-J Dixon was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’10”, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #25 running back, and #402 overall. His rankings aren’t great, but he seems like a Harbaugh style of back: tough runner, good balance, good vision, and decent speed. As a junior in 2016, he ran 229 times for 1,914 yards (8.4 YPC) and 35 touchdowns, including a 99-yarder.

Carthage (TX) Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’11”, 190-pounder who’s a 4-star, the #18 running back, and #318 overall. Arkansas, Baylor, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech, among others, have all offered. He ran the ball a whopping 320 times for 2,225 yards and 31 touchdowns last year, and he added 46 catches for 475 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Hit the jump for a couple more new offers and some miscellaneous bits.

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3Feb 2012
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International Bowl Participants: Michigan

Terry Richardson, Royce Jenkins-Stone, Devin Funchess, and James Ross all paricipated
in the 2012 International Bowl
(image via MGoBlog.com)

Gemon Green, CB – DeSoto, TX
German Green, S – DeSoto, TX
Hassan Haskins, RB – St. Louis, MO
Luke Schoonmaker, TE – Hamden, CT
Christian Turner, RB – Buford, GA



Grant Newsome, OT – Vienna, VA

Lawrence Marshall, DE – Southfield, MI

Ben Gedeon, LB – Hudson, OH

Devin Funchess, TE – Farmington Hills, MI
Royce Jenkins-Stone, LB – Detroit, MI
Terry Richardson, CB – Detroit, MI
James Ross, LB – Orchard Lake, MI

Kellen Jones, LB – Houston, TX