May 2014 Coach Visits

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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

22Jan 2014
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Damien Harris, ex-Wolverine

Berea (KY) Madison Southern running back Damien Harris officially decommitted from Michigan yesterday, which is the second huge decommitment from Michigan’s 2015 class, following Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake wide receiver George Campbell. He originally committed to the Wolverines last August after being offered in the summer of 2012 when he camped in Ann Arbor. In fact, he was the first player to be offered by Michigan in the 2015 class. While no definitive reason has been stated for rescinding his pledge, his family was apparently fond of former offensive coordinator Al Borges; with Borges out the door and Michigan’s 15-11 record over the past two seasons, it’s somewhat understandable that the 247 Composite #2 running back would have second thoughts. However, it’s still disappointing for a Michigan fan base who expected that Harris’s love for his childhood favorite would carry him through to National Signing Day in February 2015.

New offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and running backs coach Fred Jackson visited Harris in his hometown recently, and obviously, Harris wasn’t 100% comfortable with the situation. His mother has told recruiting outlets that the Wolverines are still #1 on Harris’s list, but the vast majority of kids who decommit end up choosing another school.

Michigan has a few options at this point. They immediately responded by offering Princeton (NJ) Princeton 3-star running back Johnny Frasier, who holds a middling offer list. Detroit (MI) Cass Tech runner Mike Weber has had an offer for a while, but he has stated that Michigan wasn’t recruiting him very hard, so it might be hard to get back in the race with him after teams like Michigan State and Tennessee have worked on him. Orlando (FL) Timber Creek’s Jacques Patrick has a cousin who coaches in Detroit, and Plano (TX) West’s Soso Jamabo holds an offer as well, but both of those players seem like longshots.

Despite a couple mediocre seasons, Michigan still has the brand name and the television presence to pull kids in from around the country. Nussmeier has some different connections and some different philosophies, so it will be interesting to see which players get offered next. Two names I plan to keep an eye on are Hubbard (OH) Hubbard’s Larry Scott and East St. Louis (IL) East St. Louis running back Natereace Strong, a teammate of linebacker Kyron Watson, a Kansas commit who was offered in the 2014 class.

For other news on ex-Wolverines, you can check out the Ex-Wolverine Encyclopedia.

25Mar 2013
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Recruiting Update: March 25, 2013

Plano (TX) West running back Sotonye Jamabo (image via Dallas News)

Cincinnati (OH) Moeller outside linebacker Sam Hubbard was offered by Michigan.  He’s a 6’5″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan State, Ohio State, and Stanford, among others.  He is currently committed to Notre Dame as a lacrosse player, but his football exploits are earning him more attention and making him think twice about which sport to play in college.  Hubbard played safety as a junior in 2012, but with that size, he’ll certainly change positions in college.  Hubbard is the #25 athlete and #239 overall player to 247 Sports.  Moeller has produced several Michigan targets in recent years, including LB Shane Jones, WR Monty Madaris, and DE Marcus Rush, each of whom have picked Michigan State.

Plano (TX) West running back Sotonye “Soso” Jamabo was offered by Michigan.  Jamabo is a 6’1″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Ohio State and Oklahoma.  As a sophomore in 2012, he had 1,697 rushing yards, 453 receiving yards, and 28 total touchdowns.  He’s currently the #2 player in the state of Texas for the 2015 class and claims a 4.55 forty.  Plano is a hotbed of football talent, with players from the area including Rex Burkhead (Nebraska) and Jackson Jeffcoat (Texas), the latter of which attended West.

Buford (GA) Buford defensive end Isaac Nauta was offered by Michigan.  Several recruiting sites claim this is Michigan’s first offer for the 2016 class.  Nauta is a 6’4″, 248 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.  He started for Buford as a freshman this past season, a team that won the Georgia state championship


St. Louis (MO) DeSmet offensive tackle Andy Bauer committed to Ole Miss.  The 6’6″, 304-pounder had previously been committed to Missouri, prior to which he visited Michigan and claimed strong interest.  He de-committed from the Tigers several months ago and now follows the recent trend of big-time players (he’s Rivals’ #92 overall prospect) going to Ole Miss.

Downers Grove (IL) South offensive tackle Erik Swenson has been removed from the board because he apparently never had a Michigan offer.  One was reported months ago on 247 Sports, but with the recent news of Nauta being the first offer for 2016, 247’s error seems to have been corrected.  He’s still a 6’7″, 285 lb. prospect with listed offers from Illinois and Notre Dame, so it’s not out of the question for him to be offered down the road.

Here’s a list of this past weekend’s visitors.

247 Sports updated their top 247 players for the class of 2014.