2017 Recruiting Update: July 11, 2016

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11Jul 2016
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2017 Recruiting Update: July 11, 2016

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Plantation (FL) American Heritage offensive tackle Kai-Leon Herbert committed to Michigan (LINK).


Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy defensive end Robert Beal committed to Georgia. Beal was a one-time Notre Dame commit who decommitted several months ago. He’s one of several top prospects and Michigan targets to have transferred to IMG Academy for his senior season, though the Wolverines were out of the picture for him.

Murrieta (CA) Valley wide receiver Maurice Bell committed to Colorado. Not to be confused with New Jersey wide receiver Markquese Bell, Maurice talked about being strongly interested in the Wolverines, but nothing ever came close to happening between the two parties.

Houston (TX) Langham Creek running back Toneil Carter committed to Georgia. The #5 running back and #107 player in the country was one of my biggest wants in the 2017 class, but Michigan was never really involved.

Hit the jump for several more guys who made commitments this week, plus some random bits on The Opening and other news items.

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2Jun 2016
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2017 Recruiting Update: June 2, 2016

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O’Fallon (IL) O’Fallon running back Kentrail Moran, a 2016 recruit, committed to New Mexico. He was a 247 Composite 3-star, the #47 RB, and #372 overall. At one time he was considered a strong Michigan lean. Michigan, in fact, still leads the Crystal Ball (55%) over Eastern Michigan (45%). So 100% of people missed on that one.

I’m looking at the top prospects in the state of Michigan for 2017. Here’s #1-5 (LINK) and here’s #6-10 (LINK).

Here’s Michigan 2016 camp schedule, along with notes and participants (LINK).

Lamar (TX) Lamar safety Grant Delpit announced that he’ll be transferring to Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy. He joins a long list of players Michigan has offered at IMG Academy, including LB Jordan Anthony, WR Jhamon Ausbon, OG Robert Hainsey, LB Will Ignont, LB Dylan Moses, and C Cesar Ruiz. Speaking of Jordan Anthony, he named Michigan to his top four.

West Linn (OR) West Linn offensive tackle Alex Forsyth will announce his commitment on June 11. He visited Michigan recently, but the 247 Sports Crystal Ball is 100% in favor of Oregon.

Hit the jump on some other news on offerees.

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16May 2016
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2017 Recruiting Update: May 16, 2016

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Houston (TX) Lamar safety Grant Delpit (image via nola.com)

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Houston (TX) Lamar safety Grant Delpit was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 181 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Baylor, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Miami, and USC, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 safety, and #114 overall. He’s a long, rangy safety with good ball skills who’s willing to hit. Michigan is probably on the outside looking in, since this is a relatively late offer to a guy with lots of big-time programs in pursuit. LSU has six of the nine Crystal Ball predictions, with Baylor having the other three.

St. Petersburg (FL) Admiral Farragut Academy wide receiver Matthew Landers was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 182 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, and North Carolina, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #112 wide receiver, and #755 overall. As a junior in 2015, he caught 34 passes for 1,038 yards and 15 TDs. Landers is a tall target who lacks a little bit in long speed or suddenness.

Muscle Shoals (AL) Muscle Shoals safety Jordyn Peters was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Duke, Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #93 safety, and #1243 overall. Peters is a hard-hitting strong safety type without a ton of speed or ball skills. Unless Michigan wants three safeties in the class, Peters would be a bit of a reach. They already have J’Marick Woods and probably need a more cover-oriented safety to pair with him.

Hit the jump for a few more offers and some random bits and pieces from the past week.

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