|St. Clairsville (OH) St. Clairsville linebacker Michael Ferns|
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2013
Tampa (FL) Spoto athlete Eric Moate was offered by Michigan. Moate is a very productive high school running back (111 carries, 1224 yards, 14 touchdowns), but at 5’11” and 170 lbs., Michigan probably prefers him for the cornerback position. He’s a very quiet recruit and doesn’t talk much to the media. Iowa, Purdue, South Florida, West Virginia, and others have also extended offers.
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2014
Charlotte (NC) Christian tight end Jeb Blazevich received a Michigan offer. Blazevich is a 6’5″, 240 lb. tight end who had 32 catches for 513 yards and 6 touchdowns as a sophomore. He already holds offers from Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, Ohio State, and South Carolina, among others. (Highlights here.)
Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake offensive tackle Mason Cole was offered by Michigan. He’s 6’5″, 267 lbs. and has offers from Florida State, Ohio State, and South Carolina, among others. Most of his interest seems to lie in the south, so I wouldn’t get my hopes up for him.
St. Clairsville (OH) St. Clairsville linebacker Michael Ferns was offered by Michigan. He’s 6’3″, 235 lbs. and has been offered by Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford, and several others. As a sophomore in 2011, Ferns had 130 tackles. He also plays tight end and could play there in college.
Florissant (MO) Hazelwood Central offensive tackle Roderick Johnson was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’7″, 310 lb. tackle with offers from Iowa and Missouri. (Highlights here.)
Wiley (TX) Wiley safety T’Kevian Rockwell received a Michigan offer. The 6’1″, 190 lb. defensive back already has offers from Nebraska and Virginia.
OFF THE BOARD
Ashburn (VA) Stone Bridge defensive end Jonathan Allen committed to Alabama. I did a scouting report on him a few months ago, and I wasn’t particularly impressed with what I saw.
Wayne (NJ) Wayne Hills quarterback Kevin Olsen committed to Miami. I stopped paying much attention to Olsen a long time ago since Michigan has Shane Morris in the fold, but he does look like a capable quarterback. If you look at the list of the top quarterbacks in the country for 2013, the vast majority of them have already committed somewhere. That often seems to be the case, since once a quarterback – frequently the leader of a team – gets on board, he can start recruiting other guys.
Ashburn (VA) Briar Woods linebacker Matt Rolin committed to South Carolina. Rolin never strongly considered Michigan, and the Wolverines are supposedly done with linebacker recruiting, anyway, so it’s not a significant loss.