Visitors: June 12-14, 2015 and Sound Mind Sound Body Camp

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11Jun 2015
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Visitors: June 12-14, 2015 and Sound Mind Sound Body Camp

Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan linebacker Devin Bush, Jr. (image via 247Sports.com)

The way information trickles out, it’s unclear at this point exactly which players will be visiting campus, going only to the Sound Mind Sound Body camp, or doing both. So there may be some overlap here, but I will try to keep track the best I can.

EDIT: I’ll be honest – keeping track of all the SMSB visitors is a fool’s errand. There are hundreds of players coming from all over the country. I’m doing my best to narrow it down to the elite players from across the country, and some of the more notable guys within the state. Obviously, since it’s taking place in Michigan, there are too many non-FBS-level locals to list here.

CAMPUS VISITORS
Harry Ballard III – WR – Florissant (MO) Mccluer North: Ballard is a 6’2″, 180 lb. prospect with an offer from Illinois. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #83 wide receiver, and #523 overall.

Devin Bush, Jr. – LB – Pembroke Pine (FL) Flanagan: Bush is a 6’0″, 220 lb. prospect who’s the son of former Florida State (and Dallas Cowboys) safety Devin Bush. The elder Bush is currently the head coach at Flanagan and hosted Michigan’s Summer Swarm camp just outside of Miami, FL. The younger Bush is a 247 Composite 4-star, the #9 inside linebacker, and #221 overall. While Florida State remains the overwhelming favorite (100% of the Crystal Ball predictions on 247 Sports), word is that Michigan has a fighting chance.


Chase Claypool – WR – Abbotsford (BC) Abbotsford: Claypool is a 6’5″, 205 lb. prospect out of British Columbia. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #145 wide receiver, and #940 overall. Oregon seemed like the early favorite, and Notre Dame’s offer also piqued Claypool’s interest. A visit to Michigan shows a fair amount of interest, and Michigan does have some history of developing Canadian players, such as former defensive tackle Renaldo Sagesse. Claypool will be in town on June 11, right before the weekend begins.

Alphonso Cornish, Jr. – OT – Towson (MD) Calvert Hall: Cornish has no significant recruiting profile, but the guy is listed at 6’6″, 400 lbs. Wow.

Micah Croom – S – La Mirada (CA) La Mirada: Croom is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect who committed to Utah in November 2014; he also has offers from Colorado, Illinois, and Indiana, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #45 safety, and #662 overall. It’s unclear at this point when exactly Croom plans to be in Ann Arbor, but his midwest tour starts on June 10th and he plans to visit Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Michigan State.

Hit the jump for several more names.

Brennon Dingle – WR – Baltimore (MD) Archbishop Spalding:

Beau English – QB – Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha:

Tyshon Fogg – LB – Towson (MD) Calvert Hall:


Devin Gil – S – Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan:
 A teammate of Bush’s, Gil is a 6’1″, 205 lb. prospect who committed to Miami in January; he also has offers from Louisville, Michigan, and several other programs. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #63 safety, and #931 overall. There has been talk that Bush and Gil will end up as a package deal, although Bush appears not to have much interest in Miami, and Florida State does not have much interest in Gil. If the two do pull off the package deal, Michigan could be a compromise option since the Wolverines have offered both prospects.

Nijuel Hill – CB – Towson (MD) Calvert Hall:

Jonathan Jones – LB – Orlando (FL) Oak Ridge: Jones is a 6’1″, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #27 outside linebacker, and #396 overall. Soon after Michigan offered, he named Michigan his leader. At this point all twelve of the Crystal Ball predictions have him going to Michigan. There has been a lot of speculation that he will commit on the trip to Ann Arbor, which will be on June 17. He will be at Nike’s The Opening in July.

Joshua Kaindoh – DE – Essex (MD) Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: Kaindoh is a 6’6″, 235 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #2 weakside end, and #54 overall. I would expect Michigan to get involved, but right now he looks like a Penn State lean.


Xavier Kelly – DE – Wichita (KS) East: Kelly is a 6’5″, 255 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, and numerous others. He was previously committed to Kansas State. Kelly is a 247 Composite 4-star, the #8 weakside end, and #125 overall. It’s unclear where Kelly is leaning because his recruitment has exploded over the past couple months. Michigan is recruiting him as a Buck linebacker, which is a hybrid defensive end/linebacker. He has committed to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. (Check out some of his basketball highlights HERE).


Sean McKeon – TE – Dudley (MA) Shepherd Hill: McKeon is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, UConn, and UMass, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #64 tight end, and #1527 overall. When Michigan offered recently, McKeon almost immediately set up a visit to Ann Arbor. At this juncture, Michigan is clearly his best offer.

Josh Metellus – S – Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan: Metellus is a 6’0″, 187 lb. prospect who picked up an offer from the Wolverines after this weekend’s satellite camp; he’s currently committed to Georgia Southern. He’s a 247 Composite 2-star, the #134 safety, and #1915 overall. Metellus is a teammate of Bush and Gil.

Trayvon Mullen – CB – Pompano Beach (FL) Coconut Creek: Mullen is a 6’2″, 197 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, and numerous others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #5 cornerback, and #40 overall. He and some of his teammates will be visiting Michigan and several other schools on a midwest swing, although Mullen does not have much interest in playing for the Wolverines.


Jahcour Pearson – WR – Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan: Pearson is a 5’8″, 170 lb. prospect who is committed to Northern Illinois; he also has offers from Cincinnati, Miami-OH, and Toledo, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #230 wide receiver, and #1602 overall. A teammate of Bush and Gil, Pearson’s planned visit was tentative and has not been recently confirmed. I encourage you to watch his highlights, because while he lacks great breakaway speed, his balance and elusiveness as a slot receiver are pretty enticing.

Donovan Peoples-Jones – WR – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Peoples-Jones, a 2017 prospect, is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #3 wide receiver, and #12 overall. He has visits to Florida and USC scheduled for later this month. He and his parents will all be visiting Michigan together for the first time. He participated in the Rivals 5-star Challenge last weekend and earned an invitation to Nike’s The Opening, which will take place in July. He posted a 4.45 forty and a 38″ vertical in testing.

Patrice Rene – CB – Alexandria (VA) Episcopal: Rene is a 6’1″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #33 cornerback, and #343 overall. He is a transfer from Canada and has strong interest in Michigan, despite a lack of an offer. Unfortunately, most of the coaching staff will be out of town during Rene’s visit, but he will still get a tour of campus and be able to meet the coaches who are not on the Summer Swarm tour.

Cordarrian Richardson – RB – Memphis (TN) Trezevant: Richardson, a 2017 prospect, is a 5’10”, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #21 running back, and #266 overall. Prior to the SMSB camp, he visited Michigan on Wednesday and picked up an offer. He did not play football until his sophomore year of high school.

Morgan Scroggins – WR – Towson (MD) Calvert Hall:

Steven Smothers – WR – Reisterstown (MD) Franklin: Smothers is a 5’10”, 152 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, and West Virginia, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #16 wide receiver, and #111 overall. He was offered by Michigan a while ago, but this will be his first time visiting campus.

Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR – Anaheim (CA) Servite: St. Brown, a 2018 prospect, is a 5’10”, 160 lb. receiver with offers from Utah and Washington State. (See below for a little bit more info.)

Osiris St. Brown – WR – Anaheim (CA) Servite: St. Brown is a 6’1″, 178 lb. prospect with offers from Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, and others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #7 wide receiver, and #27 overall. His brother Equanimeous will be a freshman at Notre Dame in the fall. News came out recently that Osiris and his younger brother, Amon-Ra, will be transferring from Servite, although I have not heard a definitive destination.

Jonathan Sutherland – CB – Alexandria (VA) Episcopal: Sutherland, a 2017 prospect, is a 6’0″, 190 lb. player with offers from Miami, Nebraska, Rutgers, Virginia, and Wisconsin, among others. Another Canadian transfer, Sutherland is currently leaning toward the Scarlet Knights.

Naseir Upshur – TE – Philadelphia (PA) Imhotep: I wrote up a scouting report on Upshur back in April (LINK). He will be in town for the SMSB camp and plans to swing through campus again while he’s in the area. He is one of Michigan’s top targets at tight end and strongly considering the Wolverines.

Johncarlo Valentin – OG – Philadelphia (PA) Imhotep: Valentin is a 6’5″, 290 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Michigan, Pitt, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #14 offensive guard, and #360 overall. He is a teammate of Upshur’s.

Donte Vaughn – CB – Memphis (TN) Whitehaven: Vaughn is a 6’3″, 192 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #27 cornerback, and #302 overall. There’s a good chance that he will end up as a safety at the next level. He attends the alma mater of 2015 linebacker Josh McMillon (Alabama), who was very close to committing to Michigan at one point.

Binjimen Victor – WR – Pompano Beach (FL) Coconut Creek: Victor is a 6’4″, 172 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 wide receiver, and #80 overall, plus a U.S. Army All-American.

Luiji Vilian – DE – Alexandria (VA) Episcopal: Vilian, another 2017 prospect from Canada, is a 6’3″, 250 lb. end with offers from Minnesota, Penn State, Rutgers, and Syracuse. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #4 weakside end, and #83 overall. The highest regarded of the Canadian trio – who all transferred to Episcopal at the same time – Vilian is also thought to be leaning toward Rutgers. The three of them want to pay together in college, although they’re not necessarily a package deal.

Jamyest Williams – CB – Lawrenceville (GA) Archer:

Malek Young – CB – Pompano Beach (FL) Coconut Creek: Young is a 5’10”, 175 lb. prospect who is committed to Georgia; he also held an offer from Michigan, at least from Brady Hoke’s staff. Young is a 247 Composite 3-star, the #43 cornerback, and #470 overall. He’s a teammate of Mullen and Victor’s.

SOUND MIND SOUND BODY CAMP PARTICIPANTS
2016
Abdul Adams – RB – Washington (DC) Woodson
Brandon Adams – RB – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s
Alexander Angelas – OG – Northville (MI) Northville
Jordan Asbury – OG – Warren (MI) De La Salle
Harry Ballard III – DT – Florissant (MO) McCluer
Korey Banks, Jr. – WR – Sandy Creek (GA) Sandy Creek*
Drew Beesley – DE – Warren (MI) De La Salle
Chase Behrndt – OG – St. Joseph (MO) Lafayette
Dwight Blakey – WR – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Cedric Boswell – RB – Birmingham (MI) Groves
Dontre Boyd – CB – Detroit (MI) King
Caleb Bright – OG – Urbandale (IA) Urbandale
Jonathan Brys – DE – Jackson (MI) Lumen Christi
Kyle Brunson – RB – Farmington (MI) Farmington
Brandon Burton – S – Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra
Jacob Cerny – OT – Traverse City (MI) West
Jordan Chin – WR – West Hills (CA) Chaminade
Justin Clark – CB – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield
Chase Claypool – WR – Abbotsford (BC) Abbotsford*
Christian Colon – DT – Charlotte (NC) Independence
Donnie Corley – WR – Detroit (MI) King
Nate Craig-Myers – WR – Tampa (FL) Catholic*
Micah Croom – S – La Mirada (CA) La Mirada (Utah)
Messiah DeWeaver – QB – Huber Heights (OH) Wayne (Michigan State)*
Brennon Dingle – WR – Baltimore (MD) Archbishop Spalding
Bailey Edwards – WR – Berkley (MI) Berkley
Joshuwa Eldridge – DE – Clintondale (MI) Clintondale
Jabari Ellis – DT – Santee (SC) Lake Marion
Nolan Eriksen – RB – Clarkston (MI) Clarkston
Adam Farah – WR – Forest Hills (MI) Northern
Trenton Fincher – OT – East Kentwood (MI) East Kentwood
Desmond Fitzpatrick – WR – Farmington (MI) Farmington (Louisville)*
Tyshon Fogg – LB – Towson (MD) Calvert Hall
David Garfunkel – OT – Yorba Linda (CA) Yorba Linda
Tobias Gilliam – S – Huber Heights (OH) Wayne
Nolan Givan – WR – Berkley (MI) Berkley
Chauncey Golston – DE – Detroit (MI) East English Village (Iowa)
Xavier Goodall – RB – Richmond (VA) Henrico
Daelin Hayes – LB – Ann Arbor (MI) Skyline (USC)*
Sam Heckel – OT – Waukesha (WI) West
Jake Heinrich – OT – Urbandale (IA) Urbandale
Lavert Hill – CB – Detroit (MI) King (Penn State)*
Nijuel Hill – CB – Towson (MD) Calvert Hall
Gunner Hoak – QB – Dublin (OH) Coffman
Alaric Jackson – OT – Detroit (MI) Renaissance
Jakkar Jackson – S – Farmington (MI) Farmington
Trishton Jackson – WR – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield
Naquan Jones – DT – Evanston (IL) Evanston (Michigan State)*
Michael Jordan – OT – Plymouth (MI) Plymouth*
Daniel Joseph – DE – Lake Forest (IL) Academy*
Xavier Kelly – DE – Wichita (KS) East*
Cedrick Lattimore – DE – Detroit (MI) East English Village (Iowa)
Jalen Martin – WR – Harper Woods (MI) Chandler Park
Ostell Martin – OT – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Edrick Matthews II – DT – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Zechariah Macphearson – CB – Upper Marlboro (MD) Riverview Baptist
Nolan Meekhof – RB – Grandville (MI) Grandville
Navon Mosley – CB – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield
Justin Myrick – CB – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s
Moe Neal – RB – Gastonia (NC) Forestview
Michael Onwenu – OG – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech (Michigan)*
Leon Page – DE – Detroit (MI) King
Reggie Pearson – S – River Rouge (MI) River Rouge
Michael Perry – DT – Memphis (TN) Whitehaven
Martell Pettaway – RB – Detroit (MI) King
Tony Poljan – QB – Lansing (MI) Catholic (Minnesota)
Tylen Redding – CB – Warren (MI) Mott
David Reese – LB – Farmington (MI) Farmington (Michigan)*
Armani Rogers – QB – Los Angeles (CA) Hamilton (Cal)
Eric Rogers – LB – Warren (MI) De La Salle
Montez Rush – WR – Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central
Rodney Saulsberry, Jr. – CB – Memphis (TN) Whitehaven
Sir Patrick Scott – CB – Upper Marlboro (MD) Riverview Baptist
Morgan Scroggins – WR – Towson (MD) Calvert Hall
Jimmy Seewald – QB – Dearborn (MI) Divine Child
Jake Smith – QB – Ithaca (MI) Ithaca
Steven Smothers – WR – Reisterstown (MD) Franklin*
Noah Turner – TE – Mundelein (IL) Catholic
Naseir Upshur – TE – Philadelphia (PA) Imhotep*
Johncarlo Valentin – OG – Philadelphia (PA) Imhotep*
Demetric Vance – S – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech (Michigan State)*
Donte Vaughn – CB – Memphis (TN) Whitehaven
Binjimen Victor – WR – Pompano Beach (FL) Coconut Creek*
Devin Waldon – LB – Detroit (MI) East English Village
Christian Wallace – RB – Sealy (TX) Sealy
Tim Walton – LB – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Robert Washington – RB – Mount Holly (NC) Mountain Island*
B.J. Watson – RB – Towson (MD) Calvert Hall
Mark Wilson – WR – Detroit (MI) Renaissance
Tru Wilson – S – Warren (MI) De La Salle
Malek Young – CB – Pompano Beach (FL) Coconut Creek (Georgia)*

2017
Johnathan Berghorst – DE – Zeeland (MI) East
Richard Bowens – WR – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s
Bryce Brand – DT – Concord (CA) Clayton Valley
Zachary Carter – DE – Tampa (FL) Hillsborough
Christian Colon – DT – Charlotte (NC) Independence
Erick Eldridge – OG – Southfield (MI) Southfield
Beau English – QB – Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha
Daquon Green – WR – Tampa (FL) Tampa Bay Tech*
Ja’Raymond Hall – OT – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park*
Rodney Hall – QB – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
K.J. Hamler – WR – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s*
Jaylon Jackson – WR – Cedar Hill (TX) Cedar Cliff
Domonic Johnson – QB – Windsor (Ont.) Catholic Central
Donovan Johnson – CB – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Juanye Johnson – OG – Muskegon (MI) Muskegon
Charles Jones – RB – Ann Arbor (MI) Skyline
Joshua Kaindoh – DE – Essex (MD) Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Jaylen Kelly-Powell – S – Detroit (MI) King*
Tre McKitty – TE – Tampa (FL) Catholic
Tanner Motz – LB – St. John’s (MI) St. John’s
Jayvaughn Myers – CB – Dade City (FL) Pasco
Josh Palmer – WR – Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas
Donovan Parker – WR – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Donovan Peoples-Jones – WR – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech*
Isaiah Pryor – S – Lawrenceville (GA) Archer*
Cordarrian Richardson – RB – Memphis (TN) Trezevant*
Obie Ricumstrict – WR – Mt. Pleasant (MI) Mt. Pleasant
Hunter Rison – WR – Ann Arbor (MI) Skyline
Davondre Robinson – S – Santee (SC) Lake Marion
Joshua Ross – LB – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s*
Antjuan Simmons – RB – Ann Arbor (MI) Pioneer
Osiris St. Brown – WR – Servite (CA) Servite*
Allen Stritzinger – RB – Warren (MI) De La Salle*
Ambry Thomas – CB – Detroit (MI) King*
Aapri Washington – CB – Huntersville (NC) Mountain Island
Donovan Williams – CB – Detroit (MI) King
Jamyest Williams – CB – Lawrenceville (GA) Archer*
Marcus Williamson – CB – Westerville (OH) South (Ohio State)*
Kyle Wood – QB – Rochester (MI) Adams

2018
Tavian Gould – RB – Southlake (TX) Carroll
Brandon Gray – WR – Southfield (MI) Southfield
Julian Jordan – QB – Detroit (MI) King
Brandon Leach – QB – Pinckney (MI) Pinckney
Marquan McCall – OG – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park
Teradja Mitchell – LB – Virginia Beach (VA) Bayside
Ovie Oghoufo – WR – Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison
Tyrone Sampson, Jr. – C – Detroit (MI) East English Village
Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR – Anaheim (CA) Servite

2019
Austin Brown – QB – Novi (MI) Catholic Central
Samuel Johnson III – QB – Southfield (MI) Southfield
Dwan Mathis – QB – Belleville (MI) Belleville

*Offered by Michigan

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Visitors: June 2, 2015

Detroit (MI) Cass Tech wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones

This event is a meet-and-greet for in-state 2017 prospects. It will take place at 3:30 p.m.

Carter Dunaway – TE – Bloomfield Hills (MI) Brother Rice: Dunaway committed to Michigan in April (LINK).


Ja’Raymond Hall – OT – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Hall is a 6’5″, 255 lb. prospect with offers from Miami-OH and Michigan. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #13 offensive tackle, and #82 overall. He is thought to be leaning toward the Wolverines.


K.J. Hamler – WR – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s: Hamler is a 5’9″, 155 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, and several others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #45 wide receiver, and #279 overall. While he has the size to also play cornerback, he wants to play offense, although he would have to be a slot guy and maybe a kickoff returner. He is considered to be a Michigan State lean.

Hit the jump for a few more visitors.



Jaylen Kelly-Powell – S – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Kelly-Powell is a 6’0″, 183 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #13 safety, and #187 overall. He claims a 4.49 forty. Named after former Michigan basketball player Jalen Rose, Kelly-Powell is considered a Michigan lean.


Corey Malone-Hatcher – DE – St. Joseph’s (MI) St. Joseph’s: Malone-Hatcher, the #193 overall player in the class, visited this past weekend because he can’t make it to campus on June 2.


Donovan Peoples-Jones – WR – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Peoples-Jones is a 6’2″, 183 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #3 wide receiver, and #12 overall. He is pretty quite on the recruiting scene despite picking up numerous big-time offers, but he does have a family connection to Michigan, since his father played for the Wolverines in the 1990s.


Joshua Ross – LB – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s: Ross is a 6’1″, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #3 inside linebacker, and #116 overall. A teammate of Hamler (see above), Ross is the younger brother of Michigan senior linebacker James Ross III; because of that reason, he is thought to be a Michigan lean.


Allen Stritzinger – RB – Warren (MI) De La Salle: Stritzinger is a 6’0″, 183 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, and a few MAC programs. As a sophomore in 2014, he ran the ball 244 times for 1,356 yards and 20 touchdowns, and he added 9 receptions for 238 yards and 1 touchdown. He attends the alma mater of junior quarterback Shane Morris and redshirt freshman Jared Wangler.



Ambry Thomas – CB – Detroit (MI) King: Thomas is a 5’11”, 165 lb. prospect with offers from LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #11 cornerback, and #150 overall. He was considered to be a slight Michigan State lean, but several new programs have thrown their hats in the ring recently and he may be openly considering his options.

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Visitors: May 29-31, 2015

Hartland (WI) Arrowhead offensive tackle Ben Bredeson

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2016
Ben Bredeson – OT – Hartland (WI) Arrowhead: Bredeson is a 6’5″, 293 lb. prospect who has offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin – the group that appears to be his top three – as well as numerous others. He’s a 247 Composite 5-star, the #4 offensive tackle, and #26 overall. Bredeson’s brother, Jack, is committed to Michigan to play baseball, and Ben has visited Ann Arbor multiple times. Wisconsin leads the Crystal Ball picks with 79%, and Michigan is second with 17%. A decision is expected in the next several weeks.


Kiante Enis – S – Winchester (IN) Community: Enis is a 6’1″, 200 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan, and Michigan State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #52 running back, and #710 overall. Enis carried the ball 299 times for 3,189 yards and 49 touchdowns as a junior in 2014. Michigan is recruiting him as an athlete, and he could play running back, wide receiver, or safety at the next level. This will be his first visit to Michigan.

Chris Evans – RB – Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis: Evans is a 5’11”, 186 lb. prospect with offers from Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Purdue, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 all-purpose back, and #293 overall. As a junior in 2014, he had 185 carries for 1,249 yards and 18 touchdowns, plus 51 catches for 676 yards and 10 touchdowns. With no offer from the Wolverines, it’s unclear whether the coaching staff wants another running backs, wants to keep tabs on Evans as a backup plan, or might want him to play another position. Somewhat like Enis, Evans could play wideout or safety at the next level.

Hit the jump for a couple more 2016 visitors and a 2017 prospect.

Matt Falcon – RB – Southfield (MI) Southfield: Falcon committed to Michigan in April (LINK).

Khalid Kareem – DE – Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison: Kareem is a 6’4″, 240 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, and Notre Dame, along with numerous others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #13 strongside end, and #187 overall. Harrison was committed to MSU for a short time but backed off that pledge. There have been reports that his family has not been fond of the way Michigan has recruited him up to this point, but the retooled recruiting staff is making an effort to bridge the gap.

Austin Mack – WR – Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers: Mack is a 6’2″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State – again, a group that makes up his top list – along with others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #20 wide receiver, and #131 overall. As a junior in 2014, he caught 69 passes for 1,062 yards and 15 touchdowns. Mack had Michigan as his leader early, but the Buckeyes have since taken over. He plans to announce his college decision on June 7, which will likely be Ohio State (90% of the Crystal Balls so far)..

Brandon Peters – QB – Avon (IN) Avon: Peters committed to Michigan in April (LINK).

Auston Robertson – DE – Fort Wayne (IN) Wayne: Robertson is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect whose top three consists of Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Michigan, the latter of which replaced Ohio State after a recent visit. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 weakside end, and #100 overall. Robertson is expected to choose Michigan State on June 7, when he announces at the same camp as Mack. A late move up into a top list usually means that that team will not be the choice. Still, Michigan has a fighting chance if they can make it a good experience.

J.D. Spielman – WR – Eden Prairie (MN) Eden Prairie: Spielman is a 5’9″, 175 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Nebraska. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #57 athlete, and #836 overall. Spielman is the son of Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and the nephew of former Detroit Lion (and Ohio State Buckeye) Chris Spielman. Also an accomplished lacrosse player, he is expected to choose college football instead.


Donald Stewart – WR – Paramus (NJ) Catholic: The 6’4″, 180 lb. prospect has offers from Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Pitt, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #130 wide receiver, and #883 overall. Stewart has not visited Michigan before, but two former Paladins are on the roster (Jabrill Peppers, Juwann Bushell-Beatty), his former head coach is the recruiting coordinator (Chris Partridge), and teammate Rashan Gary – the nation’s #1 player – has Michigan in his top group after a spring visit. Stewart has stated that Michigan is his leader, and 88% of the Crystal Balls are in the Wolverines’ favor.

2017
Corey Malone-Hatcher – DE – St. Joseph’s (MI) St. Joseph’s:
 Malone-Hatcher is a 6’3″, 246 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #8 weakside end, and #193 overall. Malone-Hatcher seems at least somewhat enamored with Alabama, which seems to be the most likely landing spot. He was supposed to visit for Michigan’s [rising] junior day on Tuesday, but he can’t make it and will visit this weekend instead

Dylan McCaffrey – QB – Littleton (CO) Valor Christian: McCaffrey is a 6’5″, 200 lb. prospect who has offers from Colorado, Duke, Michigan, Penn State, and UCLA. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #3 pro-style quarterback, and #47 overall. McCaffrey is the son of former NFL wide receiver Ed McCaffrey (who went to Stanford) and the brother of Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, so Stanford is thought to be an offer Dylan wants.

2018
Will Mallory – WR – Jacksonville (FL) Providence:
 Mallory is a 6’3″ prospect whose lone offer comes from the Wolverines. He is the son of Mike Mallory, a former Michigan player who is now the special teams coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Visitors: May 8-10, 2015

(There seems to be a glitch with adding images in Blogger right now, so you don’t get to see a picture of Cole Van Lanen. I apologize from the bottom of my heart.)

Cole Van Lanen – OT – Green Bay (WI) Bay Port: The 6’5″, 275 lb. prospect has offers from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #27 offensive tackle, and #254 overall. All four Crystal Ball predictions have him going to Wisconsin, but he’s never been to sunny Ann Arbor before, so things can change in a hurry.

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Auston Robertson – DE – Fort Wayne (IN) Wayne: Robertson is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #7 weakside end, and #109 overall. It was uncertain at the time, but he ended up visiting Michigan last Monday with fellow Indiana prospect Austin Mack. Following the visit, Robertson removed Ohio State from his top three and then included Michigan along with Michigan State and Notre Dame.

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Visitors: May 1-3, 2015

Hartland (WI) Arrowhead offensive tackle Ben Bredeson

At this time I only know of one prospect headed to Ann Arbor this weekend.

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Ben Bredeson – OT – Hartland (WI) Arrowhead: Bredeson is a 6’5″, 270 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 5-star, the #4 offensive tackle, and #27 overall. Michigan and Notre Dame are thought to be the front-runners, and Bredeson’s older brother has committed to play baseball at Michigan. Ben is planning to choose his school within the next month or so. UPDATE: Bredeson is no longer visiting this weekend since it’s graduation weekend. He has rescheduled the visit for May 30th.

Austin Mack – WR – Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers: Mack is a 6’2″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Ohio State, and Notre Dame, along with numerous others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #20 wide receiver, and #129 overall. Michigan jumped out to an early lead in his recruitment when they initially offered, but the Wolverines have since fallen behind Notre Dame and Ohio State. The Buckeyes currently have 84% of the 247 Sports Crystal Ball predictions. As a junior in 2014, he caught 69 passes for 1,062 yards and 15 touchdowns.