2018 Recruiting Update: The Dump

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12Feb 2018
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2018 Recruiting Update: The Dump

Leesburg (GA) Lee County LB Otis Reese

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Rochester (MI) Adams cornerback Vincent Gray committed to Michigan (LINK).

Northville (MI) Northville kicker Jake Moody committed to Michigan as a grayshirt.


Washington (DC) St. John’s quarterback Kevin Doyle decommitted from Michigan (LINK).

Leesburg (GA) Lee County linebacker Otis Reese flipped from Michigan to Georgia. He’s a 4-star, the #5 outside linebacker, and #87 overall. Michigan’s coaching staff found out that he was flipping when he announced on the morning of National Signing Day, which is a . . . uhhh . . . less than ideal behavior from someone who has been committed to you for 1.5 years. Michigan’s coaches took heat for yanking offers late in the process previously (see: Erik Swenson), but at least those players had a chance to make other plans. If you wait until the last day to decide, somebody’s getting screwed.

Hit the jump for all the guys who committed elsewhere, along with some random bits.

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12Jul 2017
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7-12-17 Recruiting Update: The White Whale is Gone

Cameron McGrone (image via Indy Star)


Miami (FL) Central running back James Cook decommitted from Florida State. He’s a 4-star, the #3 running back, and #33 overall. At 5’11” and 181 lbs., he runs a 4.51 forty. The brother of Dalvin Cook, he was expected to continue the Cook legacy at FSU, but now it appears he’s likely to end up signing with Georgia.

Ontario (CA) Colony tight end Michael Ezeike was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #17 tight end, and #413 overall. This appears to be a wide-open race right now, but Michigan does need a tight end or two in this recruiting class.

Valdosta (GA) Lonwdes offensive tackle Jalen Goss was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 250 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Maryland, Mississippi State, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #66 offensive tackle, and #781 overall. He’s a teammate of 2018 running back Michael Barrett, whom Michigan is recruiting as a running back and Wildcat quarterback.

Hit the jump for a couple more new offers, along with several players who committed elsewhere.

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25Apr 2017
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4-25-17 Recruiting Update: Unlocked

Micah Parsons (image via PennLive)

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Harrisburg (PA) Harrisburg defensive end Micah Parsons decommitted from Penn State. He’s a 5-star, the #1 weakside end, and #3 overall in the 247 Composite. Normally this would seem like good news, except all the Crystal Ball picks coming in are for Ohio State.


Richmond (TX) Fort Bend Travis wide receiver Arjei Henderson decommitted from Oklahoma. Michigan offered him earlier this month. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #9 wide receiver, and #37 overall. The 6’1″, 179-pounder has also landed offers from Auburn, LSU, Notre Dame, and Tennessee recently.

Hit the jump for several players who went off the board.

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27Mar 2017
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3-27-17 Recruiting Update: Flippin’ Minnesota

Jalen Mayfield (image via MLive)

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Grand Rapids (MI) Catholic Central offensive guard Jalen Mayfield, a Minnesota commit, was offered by Michigan. Mayfield is a 6’5″, 255 lb. guard/tackle prospect who chose the Gophers on February 18, but he also has offers from Arizona, Iowa, and Michigan State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #57 offensive tackle, and #797 overall. As of Sunday afternoon, Michigan owns 83% of the Crystal Ball picks on 247 Sports, including that of the trustworthy Steve Lorenz. UPDATE: I already had this post written, but Mayfield decommitted from Minnesota on Sunday evening, and I took that as a ripe opportunity to also put in a Crystal Ball for Michigan. He’s now at 100% for the Wolverines.

St. Louis (MO) Lutheran North defensive end Ronnie Perkins was offered by Michigan. Perkins is a 6’4″, 250 lb. strongside end prospect who’s a 4-star, the #12 weakside end, and #254 overall. He has offers from Georgia, Iowa, LSU, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, and UCLA, among others. Perkins is a guy who might bulk up and play 3-tech tackle at the next level, but I don’t think he’ll be a weakside end like his rankings indicate.

Hit the jump for another offer, a commitment elsewhere, and some random bits.

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20Mar 2017
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3-20-17 Recruiting Update: Old Testament Football

Jamarcus Chatman

Jamarcus Chatman (image via Scout)

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Rome (GA) Rome defensive end Jamarcus Chatman was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 261 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Florida State, LSU, and Texas, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #14 strongside end, and #355 overall.

Houston (TX) Dekaney tight end Malcolm Epps decommitted from Alabama. He’s a 6’5″, 218 lb. prospect with offers from Florida State, Texas, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #6 tight end, and #134 overall. This happened back in early February, but somehow I forgot to post about it. Anyway, despite Michigan pursuing him hard at times, he appears right now to be headed for in-state Texas.

DeSoto (TX) DeSoto cornerback German Green was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 168 lb. prospect with offers from Colorado, Houston, and Oklahoma State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #78 cornerback, and #848 overall. He’s the twin brother of 2018 cornerback Gemon Green, whom Michigan offered previously and is recruiting pretty hard. Gemon is the #34 cornerback and #398 overall.

Hit the jump for a new 2019 offer, a new 2020 offer, and some other bits.

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