Recruiting Update (7/26/12)

Here are the headliners that are expected to be in Ann Arbor sometime this coming week and a few of my thoughts on some of them. Many of the current 2013 commits will be in attendance, but Shane Morris and Laquon Treadwell will not be due to the Gridiron King’s Tourney. This list will probably change so keep checking back.

BBQ Visitors

Devon Allen (2013-WR-AZ) – One of the fastest prospects in the country is finally making it up to Michigan after a long track season. ChDevon Allenances with Allen seem pretty low right now, mainly because of his desire to play football and run track at the school of his choice. Michigan does have a decent track program B1G wise, but it is a national track power. I’m sure that he’ll enjoy his visit to AA, but I’d expect schools like Arkansas, Texas, Oregon and LSU to have a better shot at Devon.

Derrick Green (2013-RB-VA) – The very talented Green has been on a Southern road trip recently visiting the likes of Auburn and Ole Miss, and also has visits to Ohio State and Michigan coming up this week. Derrick visited earlier this past spring, but was unable to talk to Coach Hoke so it will be crucial for he and his family to be able to bond with Brady. Green recently released a top 13 schools of Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. He has recently added Georgia to that list after the Bulldogs offered. I have a better feeling about Green than most and Michigan has a great opportunity here. I expect the Wolverines to make a decent leap up Derrick’s board. OSU is now out of the race.

Michael Ferns (2014-LB-OH-UM Offer) – This will be second visit to AA for Ferns, but first with his entire family. Ferns came out with a top 3 of Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State, but one would have to imagine that PSU is now out of the race for is services. I really get the feeling that Michigan is in great position to land Ferns. Commit watch??

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The Blueprint to Filling Out the 2013 Class

Michigan currently has 18 commits for its 2013 recruiting class and with the recent departure of Chris Rock, look for the Wolverines to sign anywhere between 22 and 24 prospects. So with 5 or so spots remaining here are some of the positions and prospects to keep an eye on during the upcoming months.

Running Back (1 more?)

Ty IsaacDerrick Green - UMGoBlue

At one point it seemed that Michigan had a pretty sizable lead in the Isaac Sweepstakes, but he has recently committed to USC. Visiting a school that far away twice on your own dime should’ve told you that his interest in the Trojans was/is quite serious. I know that there are people out there that believe DeVeon Smith’s pledge was a deciding factor with Ty, but it wasn’t. You all know that SC is about to get another very good back in Justin Davis right?

Derrick Green

Its pretty obvious that the Michigan coaches want Isaac as the second back in this class. I happen to like Green just as much and would seem to make the perfect plan B. There have been a lot of fluff about Green favoring certain schools, but he recently cleared up some of those rumors. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out over the coming months.

Jordan Wilkins

Seems like an option now, we’ll see if he visits.

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2013 Football Offers by State

Alabama (1)

Rod Crayton – Defensive Tackle

Arizona (3)

Devon Allen – Wide ReceiverDevon Allen - AZCentral

Cole Luke – Cornerback

Priest Willis – Athlete

California (12)

Su’a Cravens – Athlete

Darrell Daniels – Wide Receiver

Justin Davis – Running back

Kylie Fitts – Defensive End

Chris Hawkins – Cornerback

Michael Hutchings – Linebacker

Sebastian Larue – Athlete

Joe Mathis – Defensive End

Elijah Qualls – Athlete

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