ESPN 300 for 2017 updated

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28Apr 2016
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ESPN 300 for 2017 updated

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Dylan McCaffrey is the #19 prospect in the country

ESPN updates its top 300 prospects for 2017 (LINK). Here’s what it looked like when it was released in July 2015 (LINK). Movement for Michigan commits:

  • Dylan McCaffrey jumped from #186 to #19
  • Ja’Raymond Hall jumped from #229 to #161
  • Joshua Ross fell from #153 to #219
  • O’Maury Samuels appeared at #222
  • J’Marick Woods appeared at #263

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

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22Mar 2016
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Joshua Ross, Wolverine

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Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s linebackers Joshua Ross (#5) and Dwayne Chapman (#55) – image via Scout

Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s linebacker Joshua Ross committed to Michigan this morning. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others.

He’s 6’1″, 219 lbs. Other stats and measurements are hard to come by.

RATINGS
ESPN: 4-star, 81 grade, #11 OLB, #162 overall
Rivals: 4-star, #9 OLB, #189 overall
Scout: 4-star, #10 ILB, #228 overall
247 Sports: 4-star, 92 grade, #6 ILB, #173 overall

Hit the jump for more on Ross’s commitment.

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22Mar 2016
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Joshua Ross, Wolverine

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Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s linebackers Joshua Ross (#5) and Dwayne Chapman (#55) – image via Scout

Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s linebacker Joshua Ross committed to Michigan this morning. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others.

He’s 6’1″, 219 lbs. Other stats and measurements are hard to come by.

RATINGS
ESPN: 4-star, 81 grade, #11 OLB, #162 overall
Rivals: 4-star, #9 OLB, #189 overall
Scout: 4-star, #10 ILB, #228 overall
247 Sports: 4-star, 92 grade, #6 ILB, #173 overall

Hit the jump for more on Ross’s commitment.

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4Feb 2016
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Visitors: February 5-7, 2016

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Brooklyn (NY) Poly offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson

Michigan is putting together a junior day for the Michigan State basketball game on February 6. Here is the beginning of a list of players who are expected to attend, although this is a bare-bones list so far:

2016
Terius Wheatley – CB – Ann Arbor (MI) Pioneer: Wheatley is the son of Michigan running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley and the brother of Michigan tight end Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. As far as I know, he does not have any scholarship offers.

2017
Corey Malone-Hatcher – DE – St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph: Hatcher is a 6’3″, 246 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #10 weakside end, and #186 overall. He has visited Michigan numerous times, and the Wolverines have 89% of his Crystal Ball picks so far. Malone-Hatcher suffered a lower leg injury this past season that caused him to miss a large chunk of his junior year.

Scott Nelson – S – Detroit (MI) U of D Jesuit: Nelson is a 6’2″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Miami-OH, Michigan, and Northwestern. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #45 safety, and #616 overall. The offer from Michigan came in recently, and he’s strongly considering the Wolverines at this point.

Joshua Ross – LB – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s: Ross is a 6’1″, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #5 inside linebacker, and #144 overall. Michigan has 100% of his Crystal Ball picks so far. He is the younger brother of James Ross III, who just completed his career as a linebacker at Michigan.

Antjuan Simmons – LB – Ann Arbor (MI) Pioneer: Simmons is a 6’1″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #23 outside linebacker, and #358 overall. He recently left Michigan off of his top list, probably in part because the Wolverines dragged their feet on offering him. It remains to be seen whether Michigan can get back in on his recruitment, but they should have a good chance, since he goes to school across the street from Michigan Stadium.

Allen Stritzinger – RB – Warren (MI) De La Salle: Stritzinger is a 6’0″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, and some MAC schools. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #25 running back, and #338 overall. The Crystal Ball is 100% in favor of Michigan right now, and he has declared Michigan his leader.

Isaiah Wilson – OT – Brooklyn (NY) Poly: Wilson is a 6’7″, 322 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 5-star, the #5 offensive tackle, and #15 overall. (Really? There are five tackles in the top 15 players in the country?) Wilson has openly declared that Michigan is his leader.

2018
Tyrique Wheatley – CB – Ann Arbor (MI) Pioneer: Wheatley, the younger brother of Terius (see above), is a 5’11”, 165 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

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Visitors: Michigan vs. Rutgers

Kentwood (LA) Kentwood cornerback Shyheim Carter

2016
Brandon Adams – RB – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s: 
Adams is a 5’11”, 190 lb. prospect with no offers at this time. He’s a teammate of 2016 offensive guard Cameron Kolwich (Northwestern), 2017 wide receiver K.J. Hamler, and 2017 linebacker Joshua Ross. As a junior in 2014, he ran the ball 239 times for 1,387 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Drew Beesley – DE – Warren (MI) De La Salle: Committed to Bowling Green State University.

Peter Bush – QB – Newport (CA) Coronoa Del Mar: Preferred walk-on offer.

Shyheim Carter – CB – Kentwood (LA) Kentwood: Carter is a 6’0″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Ole Miss, among others; he’s also a former Alabama commit. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 cornerback, and #52 overall. Carter is a versatile athlete who could play receiver, cornerback, or safety, although he looks like a corner to me. He is widely expected to end up in SEC country, but he has been rather consistent in mentioning Michigan and has had this visit scheduled for a couple months. This is his official visit. UPDATE: Carter is no longer planning to visit.

Chris Daniels – DT – Euless (TX) Trinity: Daniels is a 6’3″, 299 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #17 defensive tackle, and #161 overall. Originally from the Muskegon area, he visited Ann Arbor over the summer and has been strongly interested in the Wolverines. This is his official visit.

Hit the jump for more 2016 and 2017 visitors.

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