Visitors: January 27-29, 2017

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26Jan 2017
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Visitors: January 27-29, 2017

Iowa City (IA) West wide receiver Oliver Martin (image via The Gazette)

Ellis Brooks – LB – Richmond (VA) Benedictine:¬†Brooks is a 6’2″, 233 lb. prospect who was committed to Duke at one point. He also has offers from LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, and Virginia, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #12 inside linebacker, and #267 overall. He has had a bit of a meandering journey with the Duke commitment, a few different leaders, a few teams slow-playing him, etc. In fact, both Michigan and Notre Dame have pulled back at times. UPDATE: Michigan is no longer pursuing Brooks.

Joel Honigford – OT – Sugarcreek (OH) Garaway: Honigford committed to Michigan in June of 2016 (LINK). This is his official visit.

Oliver Martin – WR – Iowa City (IA) West: Martin is a 6’0″, 188 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #28 wide receiver, and #170 overall. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl a few weeks ago, and as a senior in 2016, he caught 85 passes for 1,272 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was also Gatorade Player of the Year in Iowa. Michigan had been his leader at one point but backed off when they thought Nico Collins was coming. Now that Collins seems to be headed for Georgia, Michigan has picked things back up for Martin. This will be an official visit.

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18Mar 2016
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Visitors: March 18-20, 2016

Westerville (OH) South running back Jaelen Gill

For no good reason except he’s the top-rated prospect in modern Michigan recruiting history, I’ll note that 2016 defensive tackle signee Rashan Gary is spending this week – his spring break week – at the University of Michigan.

2017
Richard Bowens III – CB – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s:

Brendann Brown – RB – Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison:

Devin George – CB – Detroit (MI) Western International: George is a 5’9″, 170 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Ja’Raymond Hall – OT – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Hall committed to Michigan in December of 2015 (LINK).

A.J. Harris – S – Madison (AL) Bob Jones: Harris is a 6’0″, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Florida State, Louisville, Michigan, Nebraska, and Ole Miss, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #21 safety, and #284 overall. It seems like he wants an Alabama offer, but the Crimson Tide have yet to extend one. Michigan will be holding a satellite camp at Bob Jones High School in June.

Ralph Holley – DT – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s:

Derrick Hubbard – LB – Ann Arbor (MI) Pioneer: Hubbard is a 6’2″, 202 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa State and Toledo. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #72 outside linebacker, #1010 overall, and #26 in the state of Michigan. He’s a teammate of 2017 linebacker Antjuan Simmons (Ohio State).

Hit the jump for several more 2017 and 2018 offers.

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19Nov 2015
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Visitors: Michigan at Penn State

Brooklyn (NY) Poly OT Isaiah Wilson

With Michigan hitting the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Maryland areas hard in recruiting, many of the Wolverines’ targets will be at Penn State this Saturday for the game. I won’t give a writeup on all of those players since I usually reserve that for home games, but here’s a list of players who will see Michigan win (or lose) against Penn State.

Offered players are denoted with an asterisk.

2016
Quinn Nordin – P/K – Rockford (MI) Rockford (Penn State)*
Miles Sanders – RB – Pittsburgh (PA) Woodland Hills (Penn State)*
Joejuan Williams – CB – Hendersonville (NC) Hendersonville

2017
Jordan Anthony – LB – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy*
Micah Clark – OT – Holmdel (NJ) Vianney*
Robert Hainsey – OG –¬†Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy*
Devon Hunter – S – Chesapeake (VA) Indian River*
Donovan Jeter – DE – Beaver Falls (PA) Beaver Falls
Corey Malone-Hatcher – DE – St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph*
Jordan McNair – OT – Owings Mills (MD) McDonogh*
Nathan Proctor – LB – Indiana Head (MD) Lackey
C.J. Thorpe – OT – Pittsburgh (PA) Central Catholic*
Isaiah Wilson – OT – Brooklyn (NY) Poly*

2018
Phil Jurkovec – QB – Gibsonia (PA) Pine-Richland
Matt McElroy – LB – New Milford (NJ) New Milford
Micah Parsons – LB – Harrisburg (PA) Central Dauphin*
Bartek Ryka – LB – Paramus (NJ) Catholic

28Oct 2015
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Recruiting Update: October 28, 2015

South Jordan (UT) Bingham DT Jay Tufele


ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2016
Winter Garden (FL) West Orange wide receiver Eddie McDoom was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’11”, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, and Texas, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #65 wide receiver, and #392 overall. As a junior in 2014, he caught 47 passes for 854 yards and 15 touchdowns. McDoom is a speedy receiver who adjusts well to the ball in the air, which is something Michigan lacks. He is expected to stay in SEC country.

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2017
Pittsburgh (PA) Central Catholic offensive guard Chris “C.J.” Thorpe was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 308 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Penn State, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 offensive guard, and #220 overall. He is also a teammate of 2016 defensive back Damar Hamlin, who is expected to commit to Ohio State sooner or later. Some sites list him as a defensive tackle, but I think he might be a little too stiff to play defense. However, he is a very violent and relentless blocker on offense who has good foot quickness, if not ideal flexibility.

Hit the jump for another few 2017 offers, a 2018 offer, some guys who went off the board, and some other bits.

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