Visitors: December 9-11, 2016

Visitors: December 9-11, 2016


December 11, 2016
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Najee Harris (image via Sports Illustrated)

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2017

Tarik Black – WR – Cheshire (CT) Cheshire Academy: Black is a 6’3″, 208 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #17 wide receiver, and #122 overall. He’ll be announcing his college decision on Wednesday, December 14, and he’s expected to pick the Wolverines.

Nico Collins – WR – Pinson (AL) Clay-Chalkville: Collins is a 6’5″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 wide receiver, and #90 overall. He took an official to Michigan on November 5, so this will be an unofficial visit. His Crystal Ball is 64% in favor of the Wolverines. UPDATE: Collins was unable to make the trip.

*A.J. Dillon – RB – Lawrence (CT) Groton Academy: Dillon is a Michigan commit (LINK).

*Paris Ford – S – Pittsburgh (PA) Steel Valley: Ford is a 6’1″, 180 lb. prospect who committed to Pitt in October; he also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #12 safety, and #89 overall. UPDATE: Ford did not make the trip.

Ja’Raymond Hall – OT – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Hall is a Michigan commit (LINK).

*Najee Harris – RB – Antioch (CA) Antioch: Harris is a 6’3″, 226 lb. prospect who’s been committed to Alabama since April. However, he also has an offer from Michigan – along with lots of others – and 33% of the Crystal Ball picks are in favor of Michigan, who is generally thought to have the best chance to flip him. He’s an early enrollee, so he will have to make a decision this month about whether to stick with the Crimson Tide or become a Wolverine. He’s the #1 overall recruit in the country, and getting him would mean a second year in a row where Michigan would get the #1 player (after Rashan Gary in 2016).

Hit the jump for several more visitors.





*Darnay Holmes – CB – Calabasas (CA) Calabasas: Possible

*James Hudson III – DT – Toledo (OH) Central Catholic: Hudson is a Michigan commit (LINK).

*Deron Irving-Bey – DE – Flint (MI) Southwestern: Irving-Bey is a 6’5″, 282 lb. prospect whose main two contenders are Michigan and Michigan State. He’s a 4-star, the #11 strongside end, and #303 overall. He plans to announce at the Army All-American Bowl on January 7, 2017. Right now the Crystal Ball is 62% for Michigan State and 25% for Michigan.

Jaylen Kelly-Powell – S – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Kelly-Powell recently committed to Michigan (LINK).

Dylan McCaffrey – QB – Littleton (CO) VAlor Christian: McCaffrey is Michigan’s quarterback recruit in the class (LINK) and recently won a state championship in Colorado.

Phillip Paea – DT – Berrien Springs (MI) Berrien Springs: Paea is a Michigan commit (LINK).

*Donovan Peoples-Jones – WR – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Peoples-Jones is a 6’2″, 192 lb. prospect who has taken officials to Florida, Florida State, and Ohio State. He’s a 5-star, the #1 wide receiver, and #11 overall, along with being a U.S. Army All-American. A teammate of Kelly-Powell’s (see above), his Crystal Ball reads 88% for Michigan.

Joshua Ross – LB – Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s: Ross is a Michigan commit (LINK).

*O’Maury Samuels – RB – Los Lunas (NM) Los Lunas: Samuels is a Michigan commit (LINK). UPDATE: Samuels’s scheduled visit has been changed to January.

*Drew Singleton – LB – Paramus (NJ) Catholic: Singleton is a 6’2″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 outside linebacker, and #66 overall. He’s considered to be a lean toward Michigan.

*Ambry Thomas – CB – Detroit (MI) King: Thomas is a 5’11”, 174 lb. prospect who seems to have mostly narrowed things down to Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State. He’s a 4-star, the #11 cornerback, and #100 overall. His Crystal Ball is 93% in favor of the Wolverines.

Luiji Vilain – DE – Alexandria (VA) Episcopal: Vilain is a Michigan commit (LINK).

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    ragingbull
    Dec 05, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    damn, 6’3″ 226? didnt realize harris was that big

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    Roanman
    Dec 05, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Paris Ford would be a very nice addition straight out of left field.

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      Roanman
      Dec 11, 2016 at 10:19 AM

      Did Paris Ford make it in? I thought I saw somewhere that there had been a change.

      • Thunder
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        Dec 11, 2016 at 11:14 AM

        He did not. I meant to fix that earlier.

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          Roanman
          Dec 11, 2016 at 12:05 PM

          Pity.

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    PapaBear
    Dec 11, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    So I’ve checked Mgoblog and this site often over the last two days ….any word, reactions from recruits, insiders?

    Thanks!

    • Thunder
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      Dec 11, 2016 at 2:09 PM

      I haven’t seen much yet, but keep in mind that the officials last through today. Also, I never pay too much attention to immediate reactions, because they’re almost always complimentary before the experience begins to fade away.

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    suduri xusai
    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Ambry Thomas has committed already.

  5. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    So for all the talk about a huge recruiting weekend – it’s mostly about retaining current commits and making progress on heavy leans. Seems like Harris is the one guy the weekend could swing if things went really well.

    • Thunder
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      Dec 11, 2016 at 5:28 PM

      Eh, it’s still a huge recruiting weekend having all these guys on campus and having a chance to close the deal. Our commitment list would look much different if some/all of these guys pull the trigger (Peoples-Jones, Harris, Black, etc.).

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Dec 12, 2016 at 2:56 PM

        Didn’t mean to imply closing and retaining isn’t a big deal. With commitments being “commits” these days, it is.

        Sounds like we’ll know in the next week about Black, DPJ, Wilson, and Ruiz. With the way things look anything less than going 4/4 will be disappointing… but recruiting is recruiting. Quiet guys like DPJ can lead to surprises.

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