Final ESPN 300 for 2017 released

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18Jan 2017
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Final ESPN 300 for 2017 released

Kai-Leon Herbert

ESPN released its final top 300 for the class of 2017 (LINK). Here’s what it looked like in July of 2015 (LINK). Movement for Michigan commits since that first list:

  • Donovan Peoples-Jones dropped from #12 to #22
  • Kai-Leon Herbert jumped from #265 to #99
  • Dylan McCaffrey jumped from #186 to #117
  • Drew Singleton jumped from #201 to #153
  • Ja’Raymond Hall jumped from #229 to #169
  • Ambry Thomas dropped from #146 to #186
  • Tarik Black dropped from #102 to #225
  • Joshua Ross dropped from #153 to #236
  • Jaylen Kelly-Powell dropped from #243 to #262
  • Corey Malone-Hatcher dropped from #94 to #270

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18Jan 2017
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Final Top 247 for 2017 released




Donovan Peoples-Jones

247 Sports released its final Top 247 for 2017 (LINK). Here’s what it looked like initially back in April of 2015 (LINK).

Movement for Michigan commits since then:

  • Donovan Peoples-Jones fell from #13 to #26
  • Jaylen Kelly-Powell jumped from #180 to #156
  • Josh Ross fell from #111 to #202
  • Dylan McCaffrey fell from #46 to #204
  • Ja’Raymond Hall fell from #81 to off the list
  • Corey Malone-Hatcher fell from #183 to off the list

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24Sep 2016
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Penn State




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Detroit (MI) Cass Tech WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (image via 247 Sports)

2017

Toryque Bateman – OT – Gadsden (AL) Gadsden City: Bateman is a 6’8″, 305 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona State, Miami, Michigan, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #43 offensive tackle, and #408 overall. Bateman was close to committing to Michigan at one point and the Crystal Ball is still 62% in favor of the Wolverines, but there have been rumors that Michigan might back off due to questions about whether he’ll qualify or not. UPDATE: Bateman did not make it to town.

Markquese Bell – WR – Bridgeton (NJ) Bridgeton: Bell is a 6’3″, 194 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 athlete, and #179 overall. I did a scouting report on him back in April (LINK). He said several weeks ago that distance would no longer be a factor in his recruitment, which led some to believe that he was leaning away from Rutgers and perhaps toward the Wolverines. UPDATE: Bell is now visiting for the Wisconsin game on October 1.

Ellis Brooks – LB – Richmond (VA) Benedictine:

Nico Collins – WR – Pinson (AL) Clay-Chalkville: Collins is a 6’5″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #13 wide receiver, and #86 overall. Alabama was thought to be the early leader, then Michigan jumped to the front, and now there are rumors that Georgia is in the driver’s seat. This will be his third visit to Michigan in the last few months. The Crystal Ball is 62% in favor of the Wolverines. UPDATE: Collins did not make it to town.

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1Sep 2016
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Hawaii

Tarik Black (image via Eleven Warriors)

2017

Tarik Black – WR – Cheshire (CT) Cheshire Academy: Black is a 6’3″, 204 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #17 wide receiver, and #131 overall. The U.S. Army All-American will be taking his official visit this weekend. Michigan held a camp at Cheshire Academy this summer, and Black is one of a few targets Michigan is heavily in the mix for right now. As of Wednesday night, the Crystal Ball is 62% in favor of the Wolverines for Black.

Corey Bolds – DT – Paramus (NJ) Catholic: Bolds is a 6’3″, 276 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #38 defensive tackle, and #462 overall. He’s a teammate of 2017 linebacker Drew Singleton (see below).

Carter Dunaway – TE – Bloomfield Hills (MI) Brother Rice: Dunaway is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Ja’Raymond Hall – OT – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Hall is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Brad Hawkins, Jr. – WR – Suffield (CT) Suffield Academy: Hawkins is a 6’1″, 202 lb. prospect who signed with Michigan in the 2016 class. He was an NCAA non-qualifier and is now headed to Suffield Academy for a prep year. He graduated from Camden (NJ) Camden, where he was a teammate with freshman defensive end Ron Johnson, Jr. Here’s Hawkins’s commitment profile from the summer of 2015 (LINK).

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19Jul 2016
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Scout 300 for 2017 updated

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Luiji Vilain is the #138 player in the country

Scout released its updated top 300 for the 2017 class (LINK). Here’s what the list looked like back in February¬†(LINK). Movement for Michigan commits:

  • Dylan McCaffrey dropped from #39 to #101
  • Luiji Vilain jumped from off the list to #138
  • Kai-Leon Herbert jumped from off the list to #180
  • Josh Ross fell from #128 to #228
  • Ja’Raymond Hall fell from #198 to #248
  • Corey Malone-Hatcher fell from #266 to #296

Hit the jump for the full rundown of Michigan targets on the list.

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