|George Campbell, Jr.
Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake wide receiver George Campbell, Jr. committed to Michigan.
Berea (KY) Madison Southern running back Damien Harris committed to Michigan.
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2014
Warren (MI) De La Salle linebacker Jared Wangler was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’1″, 218 lb. prospect who’s committed to Penn State and has offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan State, and a bunch of MAC schools. He’s also the son of former Michigan quarterback John Wangler and the brother of incoming freshman walk-on wideout Jack. As a junior in 2012, he had 76 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 1 interception, which was returned for a touchdown. 247’s Composite ranking places him as a3-star, the #69 overall player, and the #844 player overall. He will play in the Under Armour All-American Game. Michigan is recruiting him as a SAM linebacker, but he’s a little short for the position.
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2015
Huber Heights (OH) Wayne safety Tyree Kinnel was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas and Kentucky, too. He has visited Michigan several times this offseason and was clearly angling for an offer from Michigan, even mentioning that he was a little bit upset that they hadn’t offered. He attends the alma mater of former Michigan players Terrence and Terry Talbott, two brothers who didn’t last long in Michigan uniforms, and current Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. This is a bit of an odd offer because Kinnel is smaller than most of the guys Michigan offers at safety, but he’s a solid tackler with decent ball skills. He’s a little bit reminiscent of current starting safety Thomas Gordon.
OFF THE BOARD
Scottsdale (AZ) Desert Mountain wide receiver Mark Andrews committed to Oklahoma. The 6’6″, 230-pounder really wanted to play wide receiver in college and was a little bit put off by Michigan’s intention to turn him into a tight end. The coaches did eventually tell him that he could play wide receiver, but he just wasn’t that interested.
New Castle (PA) New Castle safety Malik Hooker committed to Ohio State. Hooker was being recruited as a cornerback by Michigan and could also play wide receiver, but the Buckeyes are taking him as a safety.
Fort Worth (TX) All Saints Episcopal offensive guard Demetrius Knox committed to Ohio State. Knox had previously been committed to Texas, but the chance to
get arrested play for Urban Meyer was too enticing.
Lee’s Summit (MO) Lee’s Summit outside linebacker Jimmie Swain IV committed to TCU. Michigan was recruiting Swain even after the commitment of Noah Furbush, and the offer to Jared Wangler may be the result of Swain committing elsewhere.
Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School defensive end/outside linebacker Richard Yeargin III committed to Notre Dame. Along with Hooker and Swain, Yeargin had Michigan in his small group of finalists.