Final Rivals 250 for 2017 released

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17Jan 2017
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Final Rivals 250 for 2017 released

Dylan McCaffrey

Yesterday I put up a post about the final Rivals 100 (LINK). Today the final Rivals 250 was released (LINK). Here’s a link to the initial Rivals 100 (LINK) and 250 (LINK) for a reference point. Movement for Michigan commits:

  • Dylan McCaffrey dropped from #100 to #131
  • Ambry Thomas dropped from #133 to #146
  • Chuck Filiaga appears at #175
  • Joshua Ross dropped from #166 to #222
  • Benjamin St-Juste appears at #229
  • James Hudson appears at #240
  • Kai-Leon Herbert appears at #250
  • Corey Malone-Hatcher dropped from #223 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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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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13Jul 2016
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247 Sports Top 247 for 2017 updated

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Highlands Ranch (CO) Valor Christian QB Dylan McCaffrey

Following The Opening, 247 Sports updates its top 247 prospects for 2017 (LINK). Note that this is different from the 247 Composite rankings, which take into account all four major recruiting services. Notable movement for Michigan commits includes:

  • QB Dylan McCaffrey dropped from #26 to #30
  • OT Ja’Raymond Hall has dropped from #81 to #138 since April 2015
  • DE Corey Malone-Hatcher has moved up from #183 to #169 since April 2015
  • LB Joshua Ross has dropped from #111 to #177 since April 2015

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

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4Jul 2016
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The Opening 2016 roster

Detroit (MI) Cass Tech WR Donovan Peoples-Jones won the SPARQ national championship as an underclassman in 2015

Nike’s The Opening is taking place this coming weekend in Oregon. Lots of Michigan targets and commits are participating. Here’s a look at the Michigan targets to watch during the televised portions and 7-on-7 tournament, along with updates on Twitter and recruiting sites.

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