Recruiting Update: October 8, 2014

Tag: Tommy Kraemer

8Oct 2014
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Recruiting Update: October 8, 2014

2015 tight end commit Chris Clark appears unlikely to stick to his Michigan commitment (image via USA Today)

Here is where I’ll attempt to handicap Michigan’s chances of keeping each 2015 commit in the class:
OG Jon Runyan, Jr.: 99%
K Andrew David: 98%
QB Alex Malzone: 95%
OT Grant Newsome: 90%
S Tyree Kinnel: 80%
WR Brian Cole: 75%
RB Mike Weber: 60%
LB Darrin Kirkland, Jr.: 50%
CB Garrett Taylor: 30%
TE Chris Clark: 10%

Cincinnati (OH) Elder offensive tackle Tommy Kraemer committed to Notre Dame. Michigan was way late to offer him, so the Wolverines were playing from behind. Combine that with Michigan and Notre Dame’s diverging trajectories, and something like this was pretty much inevitable.

Over on Recruiting Season, I’ve added a profile of Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice’s Brian Fortin and updated the profile of Detroit King’s Donnie Corley.

17Sep 2014
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Recruiting Update: September 17, 2014

Cincinnati (OH) Elder offensive tackle Tommy Kraemer

Cincinnati (OH) Elder offensive tackle Tommy Kraemer was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 305 lb. prospect with offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s an early 247 Composite 5-star, the #4 offensive tackle, and #18 overall. Kraemer has pretty good feet and overall technique, and he looks like a tackle at the next level. He’s not a mauler but he gets the job done and reminds me a little of Erik Magnuson. The relationship between Michigan and Kraemer has reportedly been somewhat strained. He didn’t want to visit Michigan without having an offer, and the coaches don’t like to offer regional prospects (Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, etc.) who don’t show their interest by visiting. It appears that the coaches have ceded their position a little bit for the #18 player in the class, and he is considering a visit for the game against Penn State.

Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha offensive tackle J.P. Urquidez was offered by Michigan. Urquidez is a 6’6″, 299 lb. prospect with offers from Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Maryland, Penn State, Texas, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #15 offensive tackle, and #164 overall. Urquidez looks like a guard to me, because he doesn’t have the best feet. He does have a good initial punch and could play right tackle, too. He moved to Maryland from Texas, so any regional allegiance to the east coast may be non-existent.

Memphis (TN) University School offensive tackle Drew Richmond committed to Ole Miss. Richmond tweeted out that Ohio State will always be #1 in his heart, but he chose Ole Miss instead. He’s headed to the same school as LaQuon Treadwell. You may be able to draw your own conclusions.

Here’s the list of visitors from the Miami-OH game (LINK).

You can check out the Recruit Tracker posts (LINK), which give updates on Michigan’s current commits in the 2015 and 2016 classes.