Visitors: June 20-22, 2014

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21Jun 2014
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Visitors: June 20-22, 2014

Avon (MI) Old Farms tight end Chris Clark
(image via MGoBlog)

The following prospects have been noted by me as visitors to Michigan for the week. It’s not completely clear whether some of them will compete at Michigan’s summer camp this week or not. I would expect most of the ones with Michigan offers to just be visiting, but those without offers (such as Holyfield and Malone-Hatcher) seem to still be trying to make a name for themselves and will probably be participating in the workouts.

Asmar Bilal – LB – Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis:
 Bilal is a 6’3″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan and Notre Dame (and lots of others, but those two are the ones that really matter). He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #7 inside linebacker, and #225 overall. As a junior in 2013, he made 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery. Bilal visited Michigan earlier this spring with Darrin Kirkland, Jr. – who has since committed to the Wolverines – but the presumption is that the Fighting Irish lead.

Chris Clark – TE – Avon (CT) Old Farms: Clark is a 6’6″, 247 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and tons of others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #2 tight end, and #100 overall. As a junior in 2013, he caught 39 passes for 417 yards and 6 touchdowns. Clark recently performed well in the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge and impressed people with his receiving skills, although he suffered a minor injury. He plans to announce his final college decision during Nike’s The Opening in early July, but he was previously committed to North Carolina, so any commitment at that time should be taken with a grain of salt. He thoroughly enjoyed a spring visit to Michigan and said the Wolverines led at the time, and the thought is that Michigan still leads. Whether they can hold onto that lead into July (or into National Signing Day) is another issue, but for now, things look good.

Tyree Kinnel – S – Huber Heights (OH) Wayne: Kinnel committed to Michigan last August.

Shane Lemieux – OT – Yakima (WA) West Valley: Lemieux is a 6’6″, 285 lb. prospect with an offer from Michigan but who committed to Oregon in May. He had originally planned to visit Michigan during this time, but that was prior to his verbal commitment. I assume he is not visiting now, but I’ll leave his name on here since I haven’t heard confirmation either way. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star and the #31 offensive guard.


Elijah Holyfield – RB – Atlanta (GA) Woodward Academy: Holyfield is a 5’11”, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. As a freshman in 2012, he carried the ball 66 times for 645 yards and 10 touchdowns. He claims a 4.55 forty, but on film, his speed is not particularly impressive. He is the son of former heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield.

Matt Heuerman – TE – Naples (FL) Barron Collier: Heuerman is a 6’6″, 200 lb. prospect with no FBS offers at this time. He’s the brother of Jeff Heuerman (Ohio State), whom Michigan offered a few years ago, but their father played basketball for the Wolverines. He attends the same high school as incoming freshman defensive tackle Brady Pallante.

Janarius Robinson – DE – Panama City (FL) Bay: Robinson is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, South Carolina, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #5 weakside end, and #65 overall. Robinson has openly stated that his favorite team is Florida State, and that’s his likely destination, but he did make almost immediate plans to visit Ann Arbor after receiving his offer from the Wolverines, so they will have a chance to sway him.

Miles Sanders – RB – Pittsburgh (PA) Woodland Hills: Sanders is a 5’10”, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Pitt, Virginia Tech, and others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #16 running back, and #182 overall. He claims a 4.39 forty, a 37″ vertical, a 270 lb. bench, and a 420 lb. squat.

Clark Yarbrough – OT – Woodberry Forest (VA) Woodberry Forest: Yarbrough is a 6’5″, 255 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #16 offensive tackle, and #158 overall. His sophomore year in 2013 was his first year playing organized football.

Corey Malone-Hatcher – DE – St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph:
 Malone-Hatcher is a 6’3″, 205 lb. prospect with no offers currently, but he will likely be one of the top few prospects in the state of Michigan for his class. He came away raving from a spring visit to Alabama, so that may be an obstacle if they extend an offer. It’s still very early for 2017 prospects, though.

29May 2014
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May 2014 Coach Visits

Wayne (NJ) De Paul running back Kareem Walker

I’m going to start a running list of the prospects Michigan has stopped by to see during the month of May. There may be some spillover from late April as I find out about coach visits. Like last month’s post, the newest additions will be placed at the top of each year’s list of prospects. Offered players are denoted by an asterisk.

Auden Tate – WR – Tampa (FL) Wharton*
Damien Harris – RB – Berea (KY) Madison Southern*
Ray-Ray McCloud III – RB – Tampa (FL) Sickles*
Devante Peete – WR – Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas*
Jordan Scarlett – RB – Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas
Deon Cain – WR – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy
Henry Roberts – OT – Bellevue (WA) Bellevue*
Amari Henderson – CB – Charlotte (NC) Mallard Creek
Hunter Dale – S – New Orleans (LA) John Curtis
Juval Mollette – WR – Randleman (NC) Randleman*
Johnny Frasier – RB – Princeton (NC) Princeton*
Darian Roseboro – DE – Lincolnton (NC) Lincolnton*
Tyriq Thompson – LB – Detroit (MI) King*
Iman Marshall – CB – Long Beach (CA) Poly*
Kendall Sheffield – CB – Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Marshall*
Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. – TE – Manlius (NY) Canisius*
Chris Clark – TE – Avon (CT) Old Farms*
Michael Weber – RB – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech*
Mikell Lands-Davis – RB – Douglasville (GA) Alexander*
Osa Masina – LB – Salt Lake City (UT) Brighton*
Jake Pickard – TE – Millburn (NJ) Millburn
Keisean Lucier-South – DE – Orange (CA) Lutheran*
Brandon Knight – OG – Noblesville (IN) Noblesville
Vic Thomas – DE – Orlando (FL) First Academy
Garrett Williams – TE – Orlando (FL) First Academy
Garrett Thomas – OT – Many (LA) Many*
Dexter Williams – RB – Orlando (FL) West Orange (Miami commit)*
Michael Ojemudia – LB – Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison
T.J. Simmons – RB – Lakeland (FL) Christian
DaMarkus Lodge – Cedar Hill (TX) Cedar Hill*
Kyle Marcincik – WR – Dublin (OH) Coffman
Sotonye Jamabo – RB – Plano (TX) West*

This post is getting long, so hit the jump for 2016 and 2017 prospects.

Janarius Robinson – DE – Panama City (FL) Bay*
Brendan Ferns – LB – St. Clairsville (OH) St. Clairsville
Elijah Cunningham – QB – Springboro (OH) Springboro:
Justin Rigg – TE – Springboro (OH) Springboro
Price Sammons – DE – Cincinnati (OH) Hills Christian Academy
Joshua Brown – DE – Charlotte (NC) Mallard Creek
Liam Eichenberg – OT – Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius*
Isaac Garcia – DE – Bellevue (WA) Bellevue
Treyjohn Butler – CB – Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Etiwanda
Willie Allen – OT – New Orleans (LA) John Curtis*
Robert Washington – RB – Huntersville (NC) Southlake Christian
Taleni Suhren – OT – Charlotte (NC) Ardrey Kell
Shea Patterson – QB – Shreveport (LA) Calvary Baptist
Shaquille Quarterman – LB – Orange Park (FL) Oakleaf*
Austin Mack – WR – Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers
Antonio Williams – RB – New London (NC) North Stanly
Jarrett Guarantano – QB – Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic
Jared Mayden – CB – Sachse (TX) Sachse
Greg Little – OT – Allen (TX) Allen*
Rashan Gary – DT – Scotch Plains (NJ) Timber Creek*
Trent Maynard – OT – Indianapolis (IN) Decatur Central
Kendell Jones – DT – Killeen (TX) Shoemaker*
Kareem Walker – RB – Wayne (NJ) De Paul Catholic*
Roddrick Bryant – WR – St. Louis (MO) Christian Brothers
Sonny Abramson – QB – Sparta (NJ) Pope John XXIII
Malik Harrison – S – Columbus (OH) Walnut Ridge
Brennen Wooten – QB – Marble Falls (TX) Marble Falls
Jacob Eason – QB – Lake Stevens (WA) Lake Stevens
Jordan Overton – CB – Lyndhurst (OH) Brush
Miles Sanders – RB – Pittsburgh (PA) Woodland Hills*
Khaleke Hudson – RB – McKeesport (PA) McKeesport
Tyrece Speaight – CB – Akron (OH) St. Vincent-St. Mary’s
Ellison Jordan – DT – Baltimore (MD) Gilman

Kasim Hill – QB – Baltimore (MD) Gilman
Camaron Spence – DT – Baltimore (MD) Gilman

28Nov 2013
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Recruiting Update: November 28, 2013

Downers Grove (IL) South offensive tackle Erik Swenson

Downers Grove (IL) South offensive tackle Erik Swenson committed to Michigan.

Sugar Land (TX) Fort Bend Austin running back Vic Enwere was offered by Michigan. He’s currently committed to the Cal Golden Bears – who are 1-10 – but will officially visit Michigan the weekend of December 13th. I wrote up a scouting report on Enwere last week.

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2015Monaca (PA) Central Valley cornerback Jordan Whitehead was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, and West Virginia, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, #14 cornerback, and #155 overall. Most people expect him to become a Buckeye, but Alabama came in and stole elite wide receiver Robert Foster from the school in the 2013 class.

Richmond (VA) Benedictine wide receiver Scott Bracey was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech, along with several others. Bracey plays in the same league as 2014 Michigan quarterback commit Wilton Speight.

Pittsburgh (PA) Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 186 lb. prospect with offers from Pitt, Temple, and Toledo. In eight games as a sophomore this year, Sanders had over 1,000 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. Also, his nickname is “Boobie.” If that seems confusing, you should read Friday Night Lights.

Woodbridge (VA) Senior defensive end Da’Shawn Hand committed to Alabama. Most prognosticators had him going to the Wolverines, but the combination of Michigan’s subpar season and his interest in Alabama’s engineering program led him to choose the Crimson Tide.

Berrien Springs (MI) Berrien Springs defensive end Jhonathon Williams flipped from Missouri to Notre Dame. Michigan offered Williams in the aftermath of Hand’s decision, and while he seemed briefly interested, he was more enamored with the Fighting Irish. Williams did not grow up in Michigan, so that somewhat mitigates the loss of an in-state prospect.

Paramus (NJ) Catholic cornerback Jabrill Peppers announced this week that he will take visits after his high school season because of concerns about rumors that Brady Hoke will not return to Michigan next season. I am almost 100% sure that Hoke will return, no matter what happens in the next two games.

Here’s the most detailed visitors list in the blogosphere for The Game.