2017 Recruiting Update: December 8, 2016

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9Dec 2016
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2017 Recruiting Update: December 8, 2016

Aug 27, 2016; Loganville, GA, USA; IMG Academy receiver Tre Mckitty (3) runs after a catch against Grayson Rams Josh Stinson (12) during the second half in a high school football duel of top ranked teams at Grayson Community Stadium. IMG Academy defeated the Grayson Rams 26-7. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports ORIG FILE ID: 20160827_sal_sz2_197.JPG

Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy TE Tre’ McKitty (image via USA Today)


Suffield (CT) Suffield Academy wide receiver Brad Hawkins, Jr. appears to be a member of the 2017 class now. The 6’2″, 190-pounder graduated high school from Camden (NJ) Camden in 2016, and usually these prep school things don’t work out for Michigan. However, Hawkins and the coaching staff expect him to be in this class now. Here are his highlights from this fall:

Detroit (MI) King cornerback Ambry Thomas committed to Michigan (LINK).


Dallas (TX) Bishop Dunne cornerback Chevin Calloway decommitted from Iowa. He’s a 4-star, the #12 cornerback, and #113 overall. Michigan is not and has not been involved, even though they have a need at cornerback. He is leaning toward Arkansas, though Tom Herman is trying to get him to stay in-state with the Longhorns.

Clearwater (FL) Central Catholic wide receiver C.J. Cotman decommitted from Tennessee. He’s a 4-star, the #16 athlete, and #278 overall. Michigan isn’t involved, and he’s taking a trip to North Carolina this coming weekend.

Virginia Beach (VA) Bishop Sullivan Catholic defensive tackle Breyon Gaddy decommitted from Tennessee, along with his twin brother. The 4-star, #19 defensive tackle, and #323 overall prospect is taking an official to Maryland this weekend.

Hit the jump for many, many more updates.

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25Jun 2016
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Visitors: June 24-26, 2016

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Lexington (KY) Lafayette OT Jedrick Wills (image via Scout)

It’s getting difficult to keep all of Michigan’s on-campus camps in order, so I’m going to include any leftover visitors not mentioned elsewhere here. Some of these players are camping/have camped, while others are simply stopping by campus to see what all the fuss is about. The main purpose of these lists is to identify the players who are actively showing interest in Michigan, so it probably doesn’t matter a whole lot whether these guys are wearing cleats or flip-flops.


Jhamon Ausbon – WR – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Ausbon is a 6’2″, 217 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 wide receiver, and #67 overall. He camped with Michigan when they made their way to Florida, and he also got a chance to see the team practice during the spring session at IMG Academy.

Dennis Bell – LB – Ellenwood (GA) Cedar Grove: Bell is a 6’2″, 217 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia State and Miami-OH. He earned a Michigan offer when he camped in Ann Arbor on June 21.

Ellis Brooks – LB – Richmond (VA) Benedictine: Brooks is a 6’2″, 233 lb. prospect who was previously committed to Duke. He also has offers from Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Virginia, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #21 outside linebacker, and #309 overall.

Hunter Echols – DE – Los Angeles (CA) Cathedral: Echols is a 6’3″, 231 lb. prospect who committed to UCLA in February; he also has offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, and USC, just to name a few. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 weakside end, and #90 overall. He insists that he’s solid to UCLA, but solid commits don’t generally pay their own way to travel from California to Michigan. He camped at the Shine Time Camp on Monday.

Darnell Ewell – DT – Norfolk (VA) Lake Taylor: Ewell is a 6’4″, 295 lb. prospect with offers from virtually every elite program across the country. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #9 defensive tackle, and #145 overall. He recently named an ordered top ten that included Michigan at #2, just behind Ohio State. He’ll be visiting on June 26.

Hit the jump for several more visitors and campers.

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25Apr 2016
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2017 Recruiting Update: April 25, 2016

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Baton Rouge (LA) University Lab OT Adrian Ealy

For several years I’ve been keeping a count of the offers Michigan sends out. Under late Lloyd Carr, Rich Rodriguez, and Brady Hoke, the number of reported offers was anywhere between a little over 100 and a max of 195. In Jim Harbaugh’s first full recruiting class, he offered 257 prospects for 2016. This year that number has already exploded to 262 and it’s still over nine months away from National Signing Day. It’s part of the new-era recruiting situation across the country, which is that players just don’t think you’re interested unless you’ve offered them a scholarship.

Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 217 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, LSU, Miami, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 wide receiver, and #64 overall. Ausbon is just one of many players from IMG with offers from the Wolverines, who held a few spring practices on their campus in Florida. Ausbon is expected to stay in SEC country.

Sacramento (CA) Sheldon wide receiver Alex Cook was offered by Michigan . . . and committed to Washington two days later. Cook is a 6’2″, 170-pounder who’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #131 wide receiver, and #955 overall. He’s the third Michigan target to pick the Huskies in recent days, joining WR Terrell Bynum and DT Marlon Tuipulotu.

Baton Rouge (LA) University Lab offensive tackle Adrian Ealy was offered by Michigan. He stands 6’7″, 280 lbs. and is a 247 Composite 4-star, the #27 offensive tackle, and #128 overall. He has offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, among others. He is thought to be a lean toward the hometown LSU Tigers.

Hit the jump for a few more offers, a couple commitments elsewhere, and some random bits.

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