Scout 300 for 2017 updated

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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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12Jun 2016
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Luiji Vilain, Wolverine

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Alexandria (VA) Episcopal DE Luiji Vilain (image via Canada Football Chat)

Alexandria (VA) Episcopal defensive end Luiji Vilain committed to Michigan on Sunday afternoon. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, and Virginia Tech, among others.

Vilain is 6’4″, 238 lbs. and claims a 4.8 forty. He also has a 30.5″ vertical and a 4.33 shuttle time. He will play in the 2017 Under Armour All-American Game in January.

RATINGS
ESPN: 4-star, 83 grade, #11 DE, #95 overall
Rivals: 4-star, #10 WDE, #180 overall
Scout: 4-star, #10 DE, #138 overall
247 Sports: 4-star, #5 WDE, #94 overall

Hit the jump for more on Vilain’s commitment.

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2Jun 2016
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2017 Recruiting Update: June 2, 2016

St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph DE Corey Malone-Hatcher

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OFF THE BOARD
O’Fallon (IL) O’Fallon running back Kentrail Moran, a 2016 recruit, committed to New Mexico. He was a 247 Composite 3-star, the #47 RB, and #372 overall. At one time he was considered a strong Michigan lean. Michigan, in fact, still leads the Crystal Ball (55%) over Eastern Michigan (45%). So 100% of people missed on that one.

MISCELLANEY
I’m looking at the top prospects in the state of Michigan for 2017. Here’s #1-5 (LINK) and here’s #6-10 (LINK).

Here’s Michigan 2016 camp schedule, along with notes and participants (LINK).

Lamar (TX) Lamar safety Grant Delpit announced that he’ll be transferring to Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy. He joins a long list of players Michigan has offered at IMG Academy, including LB Jordan Anthony, WR Jhamon Ausbon, OG Robert Hainsey, LB Will Ignont, LB Dylan Moses, and C Cesar Ruiz. Speaking of Jordan Anthony, he named Michigan to his top four.

West Linn (OR) West Linn offensive tackle Alex Forsyth will announce his commitment on June 11. He visited Michigan recently, but the 247 Sports Crystal Ball is 100% in favor of Oregon.

Hit the jump on some other news on offerees.

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25May 2016
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2017 Recruiting Update: May 25, 2016

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Robert Porcher III and Robert Porcher IV (image via Twitter)

This has nothing to do with 2017 recruiting, but I finalized the TTB Ratings for the 2016 class on Monday (LINK).

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2017
Grenada (MS) Grenada safety C.J. Avery was offered by Michigan. Avery is a 6’1″, 198 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #19 safety, and #198 overall. As a junior in 2015, he made 76 tackles, 5 INTs, and 1 fumble return for a TD. He’s an aggressive safety who high-points the ball well and is a pretty vicious hitter.

Richmond (VA) Benedictine linebacker Ellis Brooks decommitted from Duke. He’s a 6’2″, 233 lb. prospect with offers from North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pitt, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #16 outside linebacker, and #230 overall. Duke doesn’t typically recruit well, so Brooks was their top commit in 2017; he was also a teammate of the Blue Devils’ highest rated signee in 2016, wide receiver Scott Bracey.

Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips defensive end Robert Porcher IV was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 245 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Mississippi State, USC, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #58 weakside end, and #1334 overall. As a junior in 2015, he made 92 tackles, 32 TFLs, and 11 sacks. He’s the son of former Detroit Lions defensive end Robert Porcher, and he attends a school that Michigan recruited pretty heavily during the Rich Rodriguez era (Demetrius Hart, Ricardo Miller, etc.). Despite a high level of productivity, Porcher does not seem to be a standout athletically, and I think he’s pretty accurately ranked as a so-so 3-star.

Hit the jump for a few more bits and pieces of 2017 recruiting.

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