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.

5May 2014
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Recruiting Update: May 5, 2014

Douglasville (GA) Alexander running back Mikell Lands-Davis

Douglasville (GA) Alexander running back Mikell Lands-Davis was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’11”, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Miami, Wisconsin, and a few lesser programs. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #42 running back, and #525 overall. As a junior in 2013, he ran 317 times for 2,374 yards and 27 touchdowns, and he caught 22 passes for 358 yards and 1 score. Lands-Davis has very good balance but lacks great speed and acceleration. He expressed serious interest in visiting Michigan, but it’s always a battle to get kids out of the deep south.

Houston (TX) Cypress Falls defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin decommitted from Oklahoma. He says the Sooners are still the team to beat, but he wants to take other visits, so he can’t say he’s “committed.” He’s a 6’3″, 306-pounder who’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #21 defensive tackle, and #304 overall. He entered high school as a starting wide receiver but was so tough and physical that he started playing defensive end, after which he bulked up by eating a lot and taking a bunch of protein.

Yakima (WA) West Valley offensive guard Shane Lemieux was offered by Michigan. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #53 offensive guard, and #770 overall. More on him in a moment . . .


Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll offensive guard Richard Merritt was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 320 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Virginia Tech, among others. He played at Friendship Collegiate Academy the past couple seasons, but he transferred to Archbishop Carroll, where he’s teammates with 2016 Michigan offeree Jauan Williams. Merritt has very good size and could play tackle or guard at the next level. His father is 6’11”, so he may still have some growing to do.

Ocala (FL) Trinity Catholic defensive end Jordan Woods was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 235 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #10 strongside end, and #214 overall for his class. His three Crystal Ball predictions right now are for Florida.

See that Shane Lemieux guy up there that Michigan offered last week? He committed to Oregon.

Last week on Recruiting Season, I profiled Chippewa Valley’s Stefan Claiborne, Wyandotte Roosevelt’s Donnie Corley, Muskegon’s Juanye Johnson, East English Village’s Emani Mason, and Westland John Glenn’s DeShawn Baker-Williams. Claiborne, Corley, and Johnson are some of the best the state has to offer in 2016, while Mason is likely one of the top few prospects for 2017. Baker-Williams is a rising senior starting to gain some steam.

No offer has been reported yet, but Bloomfield Hills (MI) Brother Rice quarterback Alex Malzone was supposed to visit Michigan this weekend after throwing for offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier last week. Perhaps an offer is on its way.

Meanwhile, Newhall (CA) Hart quarterback Brady White committed to Arizona State. Nussmeier also watched him throw, so he appears to be off the table. Phoenix (AZ) Pinnacle quarterback Brian Lewerke, another potential target, committed to Michigan State last week, so the Wolverines are starting to see the dominoes fall.

Here’s a list of whom the coaches visited in April (LINK) and now a working list of the coaching visits for May (LINK).