Scott Pagano Update

Michigan is the latest school to offer defensive tackle Scott Pagano. Pagano was offered on Saturday and Michigan joined schools such as Arizona, Arkansas, Oregon State, Oregon, Arizona State, Cal, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Utah and UCLA on his offer list. The offer came as a surprise and kind of a shock to Pagano because Michigan is so far from Hawaii. Before you freak out about that comment, Pagano says that distance doesn’t matter to him. Wolverine staff member Jerry Montgomery delivered the good news to Pagano and they spoke briefly about what they liked in him.

Michigan is the latest school to offer defensive tackle Scott Pagano. Pagano was offered on Saturday and Michigan joined schools such as Arizona, Arkansas, Oregon State, Oregon, Arizona State, Cal, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Utah and UCLA on his offer list. ThScott Pagano - 247 Sportse offer came as a surprise and kind of a shock to Pagano because Michigan is so far from Hawaii. Before you freak out about that comment, Pagano says that distance doesn’t matter to him. Wolverine staff member Jerry Montgomery delivered the good news to Pagano and they spoke briefly about what they liked in him.

“Coach Montgomery said that he loved watching my film,” Pagano said. “He liked the way I moved, and that I have great strength and pretty good speed for a defensive tackle. Another thing that they liked is my motor. I play through the whistle and I’m always in pursuit of the ball carrier. Coach Montgomery said that he is going to try and make it out here this spring.”

Even though Pagano hasn’t announced any favorites or leaders, his new Michigan offer made quite the impression on him.

“I felt pretty good about the offer, even though it came as a shock,” Pagano said. “It truly is a good school, and I have a high amount of interest in them. Overall, I’m excited about the offer and the opportunity to learn more about Michigan.”

Pagano plans on taking summer visits to Oregon and Oregon State. A trip to Michigan is likely to happen during the fall, on an official visit.

“Michigan is a great school and they have a great football program as well,” Pagano said. “I’d like to do more research on them and learn more about the school. As well as getting to talk to the coaches some more.”

Pagano had a pretty spectacular junior season accumulating 72 tackles, a little more than 30 tackles for loss, five sacks, two fumble recoveries, and three forced fumbles. Pagano is a three-star on 247Sports and currently holds twelve offers.

Alquadin Muhammad Update

Michigan is looking to add a few defensive end recruits to the already stellar 2013 recruiting class. One defensive end that has been in constant contact with the Michigan coaches is Alquadin Muhammad. Alquadin hails from Ramsey (N.J.) and attends the high school Don Bosco Prep. Alquadin currently stands at 6-4, 230 lbs., and has become one of the hottest defensive end recruits in the country. He has offers from schools such as Alabama, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Oregon, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

Michigan is looking to add a few defensive end recruits to the already stellar 2013 recruiting class. One defensive end that has been in constant contact with the Michigan coaches is Alquadin Muhammad. Alquadin hails from Ramsey (N.J.) and attends the high school Don Bosco Prep. Alquadin currently stands at 6-4, 230 lbs., and has become one of the hottest defensive end recruits in the country. He has offers from schools such as Alabama, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Oregon, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

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Colin McGovern Update

Colin has a Michigan visit planned for March, and even though the Wolverines are full at the offensive line position he stills plans on attending just in case some thing happens. McGovern and Coach Funk keep in contact on a regular basis and have developed a very strong relationship. “Coach Funk informed me that even if I wanted to commit, they wouldn’t allow me too because they’re full at the OL position,” McGovern said.

Four-star offensive tackle Colin McGovern from New Lenox (Ill.) has over a dozen offers and has been very busy lately visiting schools and Colin McGoverntaking in offers. Colin has offers from the likes of Alabama, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. He recently participated in Tennessee’s junior day only days before he visited Vanderbilt. Here is an update on McGovern’s recruitment as of now:

  • Colin has a Michigan visit planned for March, and even though the Wolverines are full at the offensive line position he stills plans on attending just in case some thing happens. McGovern and Coach Funk keep in contact on a regular basis and have developed a very strong relationship. “Coach Funk informed me that even if I wanted to commit, they wouldn’t allow me too because they’re full at the OL position,” McGovern said. “They’re still interested in me quite a bit, but they’re focusing on other positions right now so I’d have to wait.” Even though McGovern can’t commit right now, he is still excited to visit Ann Arbor to see what Michigan has to offer. “I just want to visit and see what Michigan has to offer. I know that they have a great football program and a lot of history behind it, as well as a great education,” McGovern said.
  • McGovern’s first visit was to Ohio State (barf) and he had a “crazy experience” there. “The whole game time atmosphere and the game itself were exhilarating,” he said. Second, he visited West Virginia. “West Virginia had a different feel to it, but it was still a great experience,” he said. After those two visits, McGovern then visited Northwestern and said “It was cool to see the coaches and players in action during practice, and Coach Fitzgerald and Coach Cushing were both very welcoming and easy to talk to.” Lastly, he visited Illinois a few weeks ago and was able to see their facilities up close, which were “some of the nicest equipment and facilities that I had ever seen.”
  • I asked McGovern to give me a little bit of a breakdown on what he thought were his biggest strengths and weaknesses. He said: “My biggest strength would probably be my ability to stay low through out my block considering my size. My speed and athleticism are also big strengths in my game. A weakness that I’m currently working on is my explosiveness coming off the ball.”

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Recruiting Tidbits

Michigan is currently in play for many four-star corner backs, one of which being Cole Luke, a 6’0, 170 pound corner out of Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton. CoaCole Luke - TownNewsch Ferrigno is Cole’s main recruiter for Michigan and they have spoken recently about his recruitment. Ferrigno said that they liked what they saw from his highlight tape and that he is a corner that they need. They also talked about Cole taking a possible unofficial visit to Michigan as soon as possScott Orndoffible. Cole has no leaders at the moment and plans to make a decision after the conclusion of his senior season.

Seto-LaSalle tight end Scott Orndoff from Pittsburgh (Pa.) is currently committed to Wisconsin, but has started to open back his recruitment due to recent coaching changes. Scott has visited Pittsburgh and Virginia and has came away impressed with what both schools have to offer. Scott plans to visit Michigan soon, and he is very excited about what they have to offer him.

Dayton (Ohio) four-star linebacker Mike McCray has set a decision date for March 8th. McCray will announce between Tennessee, Michigan, South Carolina, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Illinois. McCray has yet to visit Michigan, but some coaches have visited his school before and he wants to make it out to Michigan next week.

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My Introduction

My name is Davon Johnson and I have been hired to contribute to this site as a Recruiting Analyst. My job here will be primarily centered on recruiting, but I may do other things as well. IDavon Johnson‘m 16 years old, and I live in Columbus, Ohio (enemy territory, I know). I have written for the following Michigan recruiting blogs : MGoRecruit, Midnight Maize, and Victors Valiant. I have interviewed many prospects such as Michael Hutchings, Devin Funchess, Allen Gant, Erik Magnuson, Kamani Thomas, Cameron Burrows and many others.

How did I become a Michigan fan you ask? It all started when I was just a wee lad. My uncle and I are the only Michigan fans in the family (guess you could call us the "outlaws"), so he took me to my first Michigan game when I was 11. The game was against Appalachian State. My uncle was super excited, as was I, but neither of us could’ve predicted what would happen during the game. I was excited at certain parts of the game, at other times, I felt like crying. When Chad Henne threw the pass to Mario Manningham for a touchdown late in the fourth, I was ecstatic. Then, there was the blocked field goal. At that moment, I fell into a deep depression. On the ride home however, my uncle cheered me up by telling me everything, and I stress everything about the history of Michigan football. Needless to say, after that speech, I became obsessed with Michigan.

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