Visitors: Michigan vs. Ohio State

Visitors: Michigan vs. Ohio State


November 26, 2015

Mecole Hardman, Jr. is the top-rated 2016 recruit headed to Michigan.

Michigan is in for a huge recruiting weekend, with several official visitors and a ton of underclassmen headed to Ann Arbor. I will update the list throughout this week, as I’m sure there will be additions and perhaps some subtractions. Below is the scoop on no fewer than 69 prospects.

2016
Drew Beesley – DE – Warren (MI) De La Salle:

Christian Boyd – DT – Muskegon (MI) Mona Shores:

Ben Bredeson – OT – Hartland (WI) Arrowhead: Bredeson committed to Michigan in June (LINK). This is his official visit.

Chris Brown – CB – Houston (TX) Alief Elsik: Brown is a 5’11”, 183 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, and UCLA. On 247 Sports, 75% of his predictions are in favor of Texas. He’s a teammate of linebacker Dontavious Jackson (see below). This is Brown’s official visit.

Devin Bush, Jr. – LB – Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan: Bush is a 5’11”, 226 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Florida State, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 inside linebacker, and #230 overall. His father is a former Florida State and NFL safety (and Bush, Jr.’s high school head coach). Recently, the talk has been that the three aforementioned schools are nearly tied at the top of his list, although Michigan has felt confident about their chances with him for a while. He has two teammates, safety Josh Metellus and safety/linebacker Devin Gil, who are committed to the Wolverines. UPDATE: Bush’s Friday playoff game will prevent him from making the trip.

Bailey Byrum – OT – Sweetwater (TN) Sweetwater:

Keyshon Camp – DT – Lakeland (FL) Lake Gibson: Camp is a 6’3″, 269 lb. prospect who committed to USC in June; he also has offers from Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Oregon, and Texas, among others. He took an official visit to Michigan earlier this year and is returning on his own dime.

Donnie Corley – WR – Detroit (MI) King: Corley is a 6’2″, 182 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #20 wide receiver, and #118 overall. Michigan State is considered the front-runner, but Michigan has been making a push in his recruitment over the last few months. He has set his announcement date for December 8th.

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Max Daurelle – C – St. Louis (MO) Christian Brothers: Daurelle is a 6’3″, 275 lb. prospect with an offer from Air Force. He has been offered a preferred walk-on spot at Michigan.

Kingston Davis – RB – Prattville (AL) Prattville: Davis committed to Michigan in April (LINK). He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #1 fullback, and #887 overall.

Terrance Davis – OG – Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha: Davis is a 6’4″, 305 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Michigan, among others He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #1 offensive guard, and #62 overall. He named Michigan his leader back in the spring, and except for a couple moments where he said he has no leader, Michigan has maintained that position. A good visit could cement the Wolverines as his choice. He is a teammate of 2017 running back Anthony McFarland, Jr. This is Davis’s official visit.

Jean Delance – OT – Mesquite (TX) North: Delance is a 6’5″, 291 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 offensive tackle, and #92 overall. He is thought to be leaning toward Texas. UPDATE: Delance has a playoff game and said he will reschedule the Michigan visit.

Dane Drobocky – TE – Bowling Green (KY) Bowling Green:

Jordan Elliott – DT – Houston (TX) Westside: Elliott is a 6’4″, 305 lb. prospect who was previously committed to both Baylor and Houston; he also has offers from Oklahoma, Texas, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #14 defensive tackle, and #98 overall. Michigan feels confident in their chances of getting Elliott, although his previous two decommitments make any perceived solid info questionable.

Chris Evans – RB – Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis: Evans committed to Michigan in June (LINK).

Tyler Fleagle – DE – Frederick (MD) Linganore:

Devery Hamilton – OT – Baltimore (MD) Gilman: Hamilton committed to Michigan in June (LINK).

Mecole Hardman, Jr. – ATH – Elberton (GA) Elbert County: Hardman is a 5’10”, 175 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 5-star, the #1 athlete, and #21 overall. Michigan is recruiting him as an athlete – he could play wide receiver, cornerback, or safety. They have also been emphasizing to him that he could be used in a role like Jabrill Peppers, where he returns kicks and plays both sides of the ball. Georgia holds 79% of his Crystal Ball picks. This is Hardman’s official visit.

Brad Hawkins, Jr. – WR – Camden (NJ) Camden: Hawkins committed to Michigan in July (LINK).

Lavert Hill – CB – Detroit (MI) King: Hill is a 5’11”, 175 lb. prospect who committed to Penn State in January; he also has offers from Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, and Texas, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 cornerback, #136 overall, and a U.S. Army All-American. Hill is the younger brother of Michigan junior safety Delano Hill and has been considered likely to flip to the Wolverines for a while.

Dontavious Jackson – LB – Houston (TX) Alief Elsik: Jackson is a 6’2″, 239 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Texas, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #5 inside linebacker, and #119 overall. A teammate of Chris Brown’s (see above), Jackson’s two main contenders appear to be Michigan and Texas. Both Brown and Jackson visited Michigan for the spring game. This is Jackson’s official visit.

Dytarious Johnson – LB – Prattville (AL) Prattville: Johnson committed to Michigan in June (LINK).

Ron Johnson, Jr. – DE – Camden (NJ) Camden: Johnson committed to Michigan in June (LINK).

Jonathan Jones – LB – Orlando (FL) Oak Ridge: Jones is a 6’0″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #30 outside linebacker, and #416 overall. He visited Michigan for four days over the summer, and Michigan has been his leader for a long time. Something has prevented him from committing, and it seems that Duke and Notre Dame are the other strong contenders. This is his official visit. UPDATE: Jones will be coming to Michigan on December 11th instead.

Velus Jones, Jr. – WR – Saraland (AL) Saraland: Jones is a 5’11”, 180 lb. prospect who committed to USC in April; he also has offers from Florida, Michigan, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #70 wide receiver, and #420 overall. Michigan only recently offered him after USC head coach Steve Sarkisian was fired, but he immediately reciprocated the interest.

Tyler Lamica – LB – Grand Rapids (MI) Christian:

Dorian Maddox – RB – Baltimore (MD) Gilman:

Elysee Mbem-Bosse – LB – Ellenwood (GA) Cedar Grove: Mbem-Bosse is a 6’3″, 232 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #14 inside linebacker, and #394 overall. He has taken official visits to Nebraska, North Carolina State, and Oklahoma.

Jeffrey McCulloch – LB – Houston (TX) Aldine Davis: McCulloch is a 6’2″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #5 outside linebacker, and #73 overall. As a junior in 2014, he had 50 tackles and 19 sacks. Michigan is thought to have quite a bit of ground to make up for McCulloch, who is likely to stay in the state of Texas.

Ahmir Mitchell – WR – Egg Harbor City (NJ) Cedar Creek: Mitchell committed to Michigan in August (LINK).

Quinn Nordin – K/P – Rockford (MI) Rockford: Nordin is a 6’1″, 200 lb. prospect who committed to Penn State in July; he also has offers from Arizona State, Georgia, Michigan, and Michigan State, among others. He is another player who has been considered likely to flip to Michigan, although Michigan’s staff has supposedly been wishy-washy about whether they want to spend a scholarship on a kicker.

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

Armani Posey – WR – Detroit (MI) King:

Michael Shuster – QB – Camp Hill (PA) Camp Hill: Shuster committed to Michigan as a preferred walk-on back in October (LINK). He is a teammate of 2018 tight end Zack Kuntz (see below).

Simeon Smith – TE – Kalamazoo (MI) Loy Norrix: Smith is a 6’6″, 210 lb. prospect who committed to Michigan as a prefererred walk-on.

Donald Stewart – WR – Paramus (NJ) Catholic: Stewart is a 6’3″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Northwestern, Rutgers, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #138 wide receiver, and #933 overall. He is a teammate of 2016 defensive tackle Rashan Gary, 2017 defensive end Corey Bolds, 2017 linebacker Drew Singleton, and 2018 quarterback Allan Walters, all of whom have been offered by Michigan. Michigan and Stanford are his top two, though he has said that Stanford is his dream offer. UPDATE: Stewart is taking an official visit to Auburn this weekend instead of Michigan.

Erik Swenson – OT – Downers Grove (IL) South: Swenson committed to Michigan in November 2013 (LINK).

Victor Viramontes – QB – Norco (CA) Norco: Viramontes committed to Michigan in June (LINK).

Keyshawn Young – WR – Miami (FL) Senior: Young is a 5’11”, 175 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #65 wide receiver, and #389 overall. He has named Michigan his leader, and Alabama is also high on his list. UPDATE: Young flew to Michigan on the same flight as Michigan legend Desmond Howard, whose jersey is being retired at The Game.

2017
Jordan Anthony – LB – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Anthony is a 6’0″, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #7 outside linebacker, and #110 overall. He attended Olney (MD) Good Counsel before transferring to IMG Academy this past off-season.

Naz Battee – LB – Warren (OH) Harding:

Tarik Black – WR – Cheshire (CT) Cheshire Academy: Black is a 6’3″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, and UCLA, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #14 wide receiver, and #90 overall. Ohio State is thought to be his favorite school, though they have yet to offer.

Nico Collins – WR – Pinson (AL) Clay-Chalkville: Collins is a 6’4″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #10 wide receiver, and #51 overall. He’s going to be tough to pull out of the state of Alabama.

DeeJay Dallas – S – Brunswick (GA) Glynn Academy: Dallas is a 6’0″, 175 lb. prospect who committed to Georgia in July; he also has offers from Auburn, Florida, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #24 athlete, and #236 overall. During Michigan’s game this past Saturday, Dallas tweeted about Jabrill Peppers balling out on both sides of the ball, so he’s another guy paying attention to how Michigan is using Peppers.

Matt Dotson – TE – Cincinnati (OH) Moeller: Dotson is a 6’5″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #13 tight end, and #355 overall. He is thought to be a Buckeye lean.

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

DeAngelo Gibbs – CB – Suwanee (GA) Peachtree Ridge: Gibbs is a 6’2″, 204 lb. prospect with offers from virtually every big-time program. He’s a 247 Composite 5-star, the #1 cornerback, and #5 overall. Michigan offered him relatively late back in October, but the fact that they’re pulling a visit roughly a month later suggests that he has interest. Georgia is considered to be the leader, although their coaching situation has been rumored to be iffy.

Robert Hainsey – OG – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Hainsey is a 6’4″, 270 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #25 offensive tackle, and #160 overall. Hainsey is originally from Monroeville (PA) Monroeville before he transferred to IMG Academy.

JaRaymond Hall – OT – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Hall is a 6’5″, 270 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Ole Miss, Penn State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #30 offensive tackle, and #206 overall. He has named Michigan his leader in the past.

Fred Hansard – DT – Princeton (NJ) Hun School: Hansard is a 6’3″, 305 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #7 defensive tackle, and #107 overall.

Chase Hayden – RB – Collierville (TN) St. George’s: Hayden is a 5’11”, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #33 running back, and #449 overall. He is the son of former Tennessee and NFL running back Aaron Hayden.

Jaquan Henderson – S – Covington (GA) Newton: Henderson is a 6’1″, 195 lb. prospect who committed to UCLA in September; he also has offers from Indiana, Kentucky, and Minnesota, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #30 safety, and #368 overall. Henderson is a teammate of 2017 running back commit Kurt Taylor (see below).

Kasim Hill – QB – Baltimore (MD) Gilman: Hill is a 6’2″, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #18 pro-style quarterback, and #352 overall. He is a teammate of 2016 offensive tackles Devery Hamilton (Michigan) and Stephen Spanellis (Virginia) and plays high school ball for Henry Poggi’s father, Biff.

Jeremiah “J.J.” Holloman – WR – Covington (GA) Newton: Holloman is a 6’3″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt, among others. He’s a teammate of 2017 linebacker Jaquan Henderson (UCLA, see above) and running back Kurt Taylor (Michigan, see below).

Derrick Hubbard – LB – Ann Arbor (MI) Pioneer: Hubbard is a 6’2″, 202 lb. prospect with an offer from Toledo. He is a teammate of 2017 linebacker Antjuan Simmons.

Charles Jones – RB – Ann Arbor (MI) Skyline:

Sterline Jones – LB – Montgomery (AL) St. James: Jones is a 6’2″, 221 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Florida, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #19 inside linebacker, and #601 overall.

Joshua Kaindoh – DE – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Kaindoh is a 6’6″, 237 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 5-star, the #2 weakside end, and #24 overall. Originally from Maryland, he transferred to IMG Academy and will be visiting with current teammate Cesar Ruiz (see below).

Corey Malone-Hatcher – DE – St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph: Malone-Hatcher is a 6’3″, 246 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #8 weakside end, and #146 overall. Alabama and Michigan are thought to be his top two, with Notre Dame also a contender.

Anthony McFarland, Jr. – RB – Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha: McFarland is a 5’9″, 189 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 5-star, the #2 all-purpose back, and #28 overall. He’s a teammate of 2016 offensive guard Terrance Davis.

Phillip Paea – DT – Berrien Springs (MI) Berrien Springs: Paea is a 6’4″, 260 lb. prospect with an offer from BYU.

Marlin Richardson – S – Warren (OH) Harding:

Cesar Ruiz – C – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Ruiz is a 6’4″, 290 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #1 center, and #174 overall. When he was a sophomore, he was a teammate of Michigan commits Brad Hawkins, Jr. and Ron Johnson, Jr. Ruiz named Michigan his leader at one early point, but his move to Florida may have taken away some of the Wolverines’ momentum.

Drew Singleton – LB – Paramus (NJ) Catholic: Singleton is a 6’2″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #12 outside linebacker, and #181 overall. A teammate of 2016 defensive tackle Rashan Gary, 2017 defensive end Corey Bolds, and 2018 quarterback Allan Walters, all seven of Singleton’s Crystal Ball picks on 247 Sports are in favor of the Wolverines.

Collin Smith – S – Ligonier (PA) Valley: Smith is a 6’0″, 196 lb. prospect whose lone offer comes from Michigan. He’s a hard-hitting athlete who plays quarterback on offense.

Benjamin St-Juste – CB – Montreal (Quebec) CEGEP de Vieux: St-Juste committed to Michigan in June (LINK). Originally thought to be a 2016 commit, he has since reclassified to 2017, when he plans to enroll in January.

Lindell Stone – QB – Woodberry Forest (VA) Woodberry Forest:

Allen Stritzinger – RB – Warren (MI) De La Salle: Stritzinger is a 6’0″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, and some MAC programs. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #24 running back, and #326 overall. He missed a large chunk of his junior season with an ankle injury. He has openly stated that Michigan is his leader.

Kurt Taylor – RB – Covington (GA) Newton: Taylor committed to Michigan in October (LINK).

Ambry Thomas – CB – Detroit (MI) King: Thomas is a 5’11”, 165 lb. prospect with offers from LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #12 cornerback, and #131 overall. Michigan State is thought to be his leader.

Lamont Wade – CB – Clairton (PA) Clairton: Wade is a 5’10”, 185 lb. speedster with offers from Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #7 cornerback, and #58 overall. He was strongly interested in Michigan early, but the Wolverines held off on offering for a while. Now it appears that the Buckeyes have taken a pretty strong lead. UPDATE: Wade is no longer visiting due to having a playoff game on Saturday.

Austin Wilson – CB – Prattville (AL) Prattville: Wilson is a 5’7″, 155 lb. prospect with no offers at this time. He is a teammate of 2016 running back Kingston Davis, 2016 linebacker Dytarious Johnson, and 2018 wide receiver Cam Taylor.

Isaiah Wilson – OT – Brooklyn (NY) Poly: Wilson is a 6’7″, 322 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 5-star, the #5 offensive tackle, and #17 overall. He has named Michigan to his top group, and he tweeted about trying to hitch a ride to The Game, although it’s unclear if he will be able to get a ride or not. UPDATE: Wilson will not be able to visit.

2018
Jayson Ademilola – DE – Jersey City (NJ) St. Peters Prep: Ademilola is a 6’3″, 260 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, Miami, Michigan, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #11 athlete, and #94 overall. His twin brother, Justin, has also been offered by the Wolverines.

Justin Ademilola – LB – Jersey City (NJ) St. Peters Prep: This Ademilola is a 6’3″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, Michigan, and Rutgers, among others. He could also play tight end at the next level, or if he bulks up a little bit, he could be a defensive end like his brother.

Nolan Bird – QB – Grand Ledge (MI) Grand Ledge:

Jack Carman – OT – Fairfield (OH) Fairfield: Carman is a 6’6″, 270 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Emil Ekiyor – OG – Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral: Ekiyor is a 6’3″, 285 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #4 offensive guard, and #108 overall. Michigan offered him early and probably jumped out to the lead in his recruitment, but it’s very early for 2018 prospects.

Tyler Friday – DE – Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco: Friday is a 6’2″, 253 lb. prospect with an offer from Rutgers.

Zack Kuntz – TE – Camp Hill (PA) Camp Hill: Kuntz is a 6’7″, 201 lb. prospect with offers from Duke, Maryland, Penn State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia. He is a teammate of 2016 quarterback Michael Shuster (see above).

Marquan McCall – OG – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: McCall is a 6’3″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, and Ole Miss, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #2 offensive guard, and #66 overall.

Micah Parsons – DE – Harrisburg (PA) Central Dauphin: Parsons is a 6’3″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Penn State, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #1 strongside end, and #3 overall.

Antwan Reed – OT – Muskegon (MI) Muskegon: Reed is a 6’7″, 286 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan State and Tennessee.

Bartek Rybka – LB – Paramus (NJ) Catholic: Rybka is a 6’2″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Akron and Rutgers. He visited Michigan for the BBQ at the Big House in early August. He is a possibility to visit along with some his teammates and friends from New Jersey.

Markese Stepp – RB – Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral: Stepp is a 6’0″, 205 lb. prospect with an offer from Indiana. He’s a teammate of 2018 offensive guard Emil Ekiyor (see above).

Cam Taylor – WR – Prattville (AL) Prattville: Taylor is a 6’0″, 189 lb. prospect with a lone offer from Michigan. He’s a teammate of 2016 running back Kingston Davis and 2016 linebacker Dytarious Johnson.

Allan Walters – QB – Paramus (NJ) Catholic: Walters is a 6’2″, 200 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Ole Miss, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a teammate of 2016 defensive tackle Rashan Gary, 2017 defensive end Corey Bolds, and 2017 linebacker Drew Singleton.

2019
Lucas Child – OT – Orem (UT) Orem:

Nicolas Child – OT – Orem (UT) Orem:

Sam Johnson III – QB – Southfield (MI) Southfield:

Nolan Rumler – OG – Akron (OH) Hoban: Rumler is a 6’4″, 290 lb. prospect with an offer from Michigan.

Tyrece Woods – LB – Detroit (MI) King:

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    bluechemist
    Nov 22, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Thunder,

    I was wondering if I got could get your opinion on the remaining wide receivers on Michigan’s board, specifically Pie Young, Velus Jones, and Eddit McDoom. Thanks!

    • Thunder
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      Nov 22, 2015 at 7:09 PM

      1. Eddie McDoom: He’s about the same size as Velus Jones, but I think McDoom is a more polished receiver. Michigan needs replacements for Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh after next year, and I think McDoom would be closer to reaching that level of consistent performance than the other two guys.

      2. Velus Jones: Jones isn’t very polished as a receiver, but he’s a guy who can handle the ball in different ways (end arounds, kickoff returns, etc.) and has good speed. This is a very close race between him and Young.

      3. Pie Young: The biggest issue I have with Young, based on his junior film, is his head. He’s the type of kid who taunts people on the way into the endzone, flips into the endzone like DeSean Jackson, etc. I don’t like that, and I don’t think it would fly with Jim Harbaugh. He could outgrow that and mature, but it’s not good as a starting point. I think he could play in the slot or play corner, and I like his speed and change of direction, but he’s not significantly better than the other two in those areas to put him higher.

      I think some of it depends on what you want from the position. Are you looking for a slot guy who can catch and run on bubble screens? Are you looking for a guy who can return punts? Are you looking for a guy to play on the outside and maybe return kickoffs? The most well rounded guy, I think, is McDoom, who could probably return kickoffs and play as an outside receiver.

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    Roanman
    Nov 23, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    So, and speaking of ex Wolverines ….. you still alive?

    • Thunder
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      Nov 23, 2015 at 7:47 PM

      Unfortunately not.

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        Roanman
        Nov 23, 2015 at 7:52 PM

        Romeo plays Cass Tech Saturday. This turned out to be an outstanding thing from my standpoint as I just picked up 4 tickets to The Game from a Romeo dad.

        Go Bulldogs.

        • Thunder
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          Nov 23, 2015 at 8:03 PM

          That’s a little unfortunate for Michigan, because none of those kids will be able to go to The Game.

          But have fun at the game. I wish I was going.

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        Roanman
        Nov 23, 2015 at 8:02 PM

        Oopsies ,,,,, sorry to hear that ….. really.

        Got a little caught up in my immense good fortune. The Roanboys are pumped.

        • Thunder
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          Nov 23, 2015 at 8:05 PM

          Thanks. Most teams end their seasons disappointed, so it is what it is.

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    coachernie
    Nov 23, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    After watching our atrocious LB play this year I would think we could secure a top 5 or 4* LB with potential for immediately playing time. Who was the last LB we had who was even close to being an All American (and B.Graham was not really a LB). Ian Gold comes to mind and after that… a big huge crap sandwich.
    Come on Harbaugh bring in a stud LB!!!!

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    PapaBear
    Nov 23, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Guess I missed it on all of the blogs but Kingston Davis is listed as a soft verbal on Rivals? Reason? Too many backs in the stable? Doesn’t want to be a fullback?

    • Thunder
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      Nov 23, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      I believe the Rivals guys explained it by saying that if a player is taking other visits, then they consider him a soft verbal. Since Davis is going through with some other officials, that accounts for the designation.

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