|Marion (OH) Harding running back L.J. Scott
Avon (OH) Avon cornerback Ross Douglas switched his commitment from Penn State to Michigan.
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2014
Marion (OH) Harding running back L.J. Scott was offered by Michigan. Scott is a 5’10”, 210 lb. tailback who also holds an offer from Kent State. He had 700 yards and 8 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2011. For better or worse, he reminds me of 2013 commit DeVeon Smith.
Milwaukee (WI) Marquette University defensive tackle Conor Sheehy was offered by Michigan on Sunday. Sheehy is a 6’4″, 255-pounder whose only other offer comes from the home state Wisconsin Badgers. He also camped at Michigan back in late June, so two visits in the span of a little over a month indicates he has serious interest in Michigan. Sheehy is listed everywhere as a defensive end, but he moves like a defensive tackle, so I’m guessing the coaches would want him as a 3-tech DT.
OFF THE BOARD
Sicklerville (NJ) Timber Creek defensive end Dajaun Drennon committed to North Carolina. He mentioned early interest in Michigan, but the Wolverines wrapped up their recruiting of defensive ends a while ago. Drennon is the teammate of fellow offeree Greg Webb, who also committed to UNC.
Olney (MD) Good Counsel cornerback Kendall Fuller committed to Virginia Tech. I’ve been expecting this for a while since his older brothers have all attended VT, but Michigan finished third behind the Hokies and Clemson. Fuller is the #1 cornerback in the country according to Rivals, although I did a scouting report on him a few months ago that didn’t blow me away.
Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central offensive guard Tim Gardner committed to Ohio State. Gardner never seemed particularly interested in his Michigan offer.
Tampa (FL) Wharton cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III committed to Florida. Hargreaves was always unlikely to leave the state of Florida, but some thought he was ticketed for South Florida, where his father coaches defensive backs. I wrote up a scouting report on him a couple weeks ago.
Louisville (KY) Trinity defensive end Jason Hatcher committed to USC. Hatcher is the teammate of two fellow Michigan offerees, cornerback Ryan White (Louisville) and wide receiver James Quick (undecided). None of them visited Michigan, and Quick’s interest in the Wolverines tailed off some time ago.
Honolulu (HI) Moanalua defensive tackle Scott Pagano committed to Clemson. Michigan was one of Pagano’s first big offers a few months ago, but since then, he racked up offers from virtually every big-time program in the country. I have to admit that I was never a big fan of what I saw from Pagano on film, but Clemson has a way of churning out NFL prospects.
Sicklerville (NJ) Timber Creek defensive tackle Greg Webb switched his commitment from Penn State to North Carolina. Webb was one of Michigan’s earliest targets for the nose tackle position and Michigan was in his top few schools before he committed to PSU, but the Wolverines didn’t seem to be pursuing him once he started to waver.
I put together a list of visitors for Michigan’s BBQ at the Big House. It was an ever evolving list, so there are several additional updates from when it was posted on Thursday.
On top of those guys, there were a couple more visitors over the past few days:
Burke (VA) Lake Braddock quarterback Caleb Henderson, a 2014 prospect, visited Michigan for a second time on Saturday; he also camped at Michigan back in June. No 2014 quarterbacks have earned offers from the Wolverines yet, so Michigan is still searching for a few guys to heavily recruit. Henderson is a 6’4″, 223 lb. pocket passer with offers from Maryland, Michigan State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech; the Hokies appear to have the lead so far.
Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central offensive guard K.C. McDermott, a 2014 prospect, visited Michigan on Friday. He has already been offered by the Wolverines, along with Auburn, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and several others. (Highlights.)
Middletown (OH) Middletown tight end Chance Sorrell, a 2014 prospect, visited Michigan on Thursday. He’s 6’6″ and 229 lbs. I could only find highlights of him blocking, so he either plays for a run-oriented team or he’s not much of a pass receiver. The recruiting sites don’t know much about him yet, so it’s unlikely that he’ll be a big-time prospect.
And here’s a picture from the BBQ: