Illinois linebacker Kyron Watson was close to committing to Michigan at one time
The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will take place on Sunday, January 5th, at 9:00 p.m. It will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Last year’s game included current Michigan freshmen Maurice Hurst, Jr. and Ross Douglas, but this year no Michigan commits are playing in the game. Here are the guys who were offered by Michigan:
Saeed Blacknall – WR – New Jersey (Rutgers)
Orlando Brown, Jr. – OT – Georgia (Tennessee)
Mattrell McGraw – S – Louisiana
Darrion Owens – LB – Florida (Miami)
Jimmie Swain IV – LB – Kansas
Kyron Watson – LB – Illinois (Kansas)
Steven Parker – S – Oklahoma
Adarius Pickett – CB – California (UCLA)
Detroit (MI) Country Day wide receiver Maurice Ways
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2014
Fort Worth (TX) All Saint’s Episcopal offensive guard Demetrius Knox decommitted from Texas. Knox is a 6’4″, 290 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and numerous others. According to 247’s Composite ranking, he’s a 4-star, the #4 offensive guard, and the #77 player overall. I do not expect Michigan to garner much attention from Knox this time around, either.
New Orleans (LA) John Curtis safety Mattrell McGraw was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 186 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, and many others. According to the 247 Composite rankings, he’s a 3-star, the #51 safety, and the #593 player overall. As a junior in 2012, he had 65 tackles, 1 sack, 4 interceptions (2 returned for touchdowns), 13 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles. He also claims a 4.46 forty, and I think he has the speed and change of direction to play cornerback in some schemes. John Curtis is the same school as a couple other Michigan offerees, wide receiver Malachi Dupre and linebacker Kenny Young.
Chandler (AZ) Hamilton offensive tackle Casey Tucker decommitted from USC. He’s a 6’6″, 270 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, among others. According to the 247 Composite rankings, he’s a 4-star, the #6 offensive tackle, and the #55 player overall; he’s committed play in the Under Armour All-America Game. He has expressed an interest in revisiting Michigan’s offer, so the Wolverines might be able to make a move. Hamilton is the same school that former Michigan targets Cole Luke (Notre Dame) and Christian Westerman (Auburn) attended.
Detroit (MI) Country Day wide receiver Maurice Ways was offered by Michigan. Ways is a 6’3″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Kansas, Rutgers, and most of the MAC. As a junior in 2012, he had 51 receptions for 952 yards and 9 touchdowns. According to the 247 Composite rankings, he’s a 3-star, the #76 wideout, and the #583 player overall. Ways isn’t the most agile or quickest receiver, but he’s a good sized kid with a nice frame, good speed, and the ability to go up and get the ball. Country Day is the alma mater of Michigan linebacker Kenny Demens.
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2015
East St. Louis (IL) East St. Louis defensive end Terry Beckner, Jr.was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 260 lb. prospect with offers from Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Purdue. Beckner is the teammate of 2014 linebacker offeree Kyron Watson, who has named Michigan his leader.