2019 Recruiting Update: February 11, 2019

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11Feb 2019
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2019 Recruiting Update: February 11, 2019

Concord (CA) De La Salle TE/DE Isaiah Foskey

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Amauri Pesek-Hickson – LB – Leawood (KS) Blue Valley North: Pesek-Hickson decommitted from Michigan after realizing/learning that Michigan was offering a grayshirt opportunity and wants transfer defensive linemen instead of linebackers. He ended up signing with Kansas.

Hit the jump for more news and notes on the 2019 recruiting class.


Jonathan Allen – OT – Dayton (OH) Dunbar: Allen committed to Cincinnati.

Khris Bogle – DE – Fort Lauderdale (FL) Cardinal Gibbons: Bogle flipped from Alabama to Florida in a somewhat surprising move after committing to Alabama at the All-American Bowl. He’s the #71 overall player in the class.

Jerrion Ealy – RB – Flowood (MS) Jackson Prep: Flowood, a former Mississippi State commit, was expected to go to Clemson but ended up signing with Ole Miss. He was a 5-star and the lone standout running back at the Under Armour All-American Game.

Kaiir Elam – CB – Palm Beach Gardens (FL) Benjamin: Elam committed to Florida.

Isaiah Foskey – DE – Concord (CA) De La Salle: Foskey committed to Notre Dame as a defensive end. Michigan had been looking at him as a tight end. Foskey is a former teammate of one-time Michigan tight end Devin Asiasi, who is now at UCLA.

Demarcus Griffin – CB – Charlotte (NC) Olympic: Griffin committed to Utah State.

Daequan Hardy – CB – Pittsburgh (PA) Penn Hills: Hardy signed with Penn State.

Jared Harrison-Hunte – DT – Middle Village (NY) Christ the King: Harrison-Hunte committed to Miami.

Ira Henry – OG – St. Louis (MO) Trinity Catholic: Henry committed to Florida State.

Danielson Ike – OT – Kansas City (MI) Rockhurst: Ike committed to SMU.

Dawand Jones – OT – Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis: Jones blew up late in the recruiting cycle and picked Ohio State over Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, and USC, among others.

Tavian Mayo – CB – Leesburg (GA) Lee County: Mayo signed with West Virginia.

Lloyd Murray, Jr. – DT – Wichita Falls (TX) Hirschi: Murray signed with Colorado.

Adonis Otey – CB – Murfreesboro (TN) Blackman: Otey flipped from Arkansas to USC.

George Pickens – WR – Hoover (AL) Hoover: Pickens flipped from Auburn to Georgia. This was probably the biggest newsmaker of National Signing Day when the long-time Auburn commit picked the Bulldogs. He’s a 5-star and #24 overall in the class.

Matthew Pola-Mao – DT – Chandler (AZ) Chandler: Pola-Mao committed to Kansas State.

Garmon Randolph – TE – Jefferson (GA) Jefferson: Randolph committed to Baylor.

Jammie Robinson – S – Leesburg (GA) Lee County: Robinson committed to South Carolina.

Joshua Sanguinetti – S – Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School: Sanguinetti committed to Indiana. The Hoosiers signed three 4-star prospects, and that doesn’t include Sanguinetti, who’s #417 overall in the class.

Ishmael Sopsher – DT – Amite (LA) Amite: Sopsher committed to Alabama.

Jaquaze Sorrells – DT – Winter Park (FL) Winter Park: Sorrells committed to South Carolina.

Reddy Steward – CB – Decatur (AL) Austin: Steward committed to Troy.

Henry To’oto’o – LB – Concord (CA) De La Salle: To’oto’o committed to Tennessee after being expected to sign with Alabama.

David Ugwoegbu – TE – Katy (TX) Seven Lakes: Ugwoegbu signed with Oklahoma.

Christian Williams – S – Daphne (AL) Daphne: Williams committed to Miami.

Tyrece Woods – DE – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Woods, a former Michigan commit, picked Buffalo.


  • ESPN: #8
  • Rivals: #10
  • 247 Composite: #8
10Jun 2018
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Visitors: June 8-10, 2018

Hoover (AL) Hoover WR George Pickens (image via 247 Sports)


Briton Allen – S – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Allen is a 5’11”, 186 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, North Carolina, Pitt, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #22 safety, and #302 overall. He does not have an offer from the Wolverines yet, but he took an unofficial visit on Wednesday, June 6.

Zach Carpenter – OG – Cincinnati (OH) Moeller: Carpenter is committed to Michigan (LINK).

George Pickens – WR – Hoover (AL) Hoover: Pickens is a 6’5″, 199 lb. prospect who has been committed to Auburn since July of 2017; he also has offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #15 wide receiver, and #94 overall. This is scheduled to be an official visit.

Tyler Rudolph – CB – Waterbury (CT) St. Thomas More: Rudolph is a 6’1″, 205-pounder who committed to Penn State last month; he also has offers from Clemson, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #24 safety, and #312 overall. This was schedule to be his official visit, although it’s unclear if he will follow through with the visit now that he is a verbal to the Nittany Lions.


Arik Gilbert – LB – Marietta (GA) Marietta: Gilbert is a 6’5″, 248 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #1 athlete, and #11 overall. He’s a teammate of 2020 quarterback Harrison Bailey, who also visited, though I put him on last week’s list (LINK).

Tevin Griffey – CB – Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips: Griffey is a 5’10”, 155 lb. prospect whose first offer comes from Michigan. He’s the son of Ken Griffey, Jr.

Tyler Van Dyke – QB – Glastonbury (CT) Suffield Academy: Van Dyke is a 6’4″, 212-pounder with offers from Boston College, UMass, Rutgers, and Michigan. Suffield Academy is where Michigan safety Brad Hawkins, Jr. spent his prep year after high school.

9Apr 2018
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Recruiting Update: April 9, 2018

Isaiah Spiller (image via TexasHSfootball)


Clayton (OH) Northmont defensive end Gabe Newburg committed to Michigan (LINK).


Seattle (WA) Rainier Beach offensive tackle Nathaniel Kalepo, a Washington commit, was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’6″, 300-pounder who has been committed to the Huskies since August of 2017; he also has offers from Oregon, UCLA, and USC. He’s a 3-star, the #40 offensive tackle, and #395 overall.

Miami (FL) South Dade wide receiver Frank Ladson, Jr. was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’4″, 170 lb. prospect with offers from almost every big-time program, including the three in-state powers. He’s a 5-star, the #3 wide receiver, and #15 overall. Eight of the nine Crystal Ball picks have him going to Clemson.

Chandler (AZ) Chandler tight end Brayden Liebrock was offered by Michigan. He’s 6’5″, 215 lbs. with offers from Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #13 tight end, and #399 overall. As a junior in 2017, he caught 39 passes for 600 yards (15.4 yards/catch) and 5 touchdowns.

Hit the jump for several more new offers and some guys who committed to other schools.

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