Michigan Football Recruiting Update (5/26/2011)

Just when I again thought that recruiting was going to slow down a little, Michigan of course picked up another commit, albeit a silent one. I’m 99.9% sure I know whGunner Kiel - CNNSI.como the kid is, but I’m sure the majority of you do as well.

Updates

Gunner Kiel told ESPN’s Corey Long on his commitment that: “It’s going to be a personal decision and one that I’m going to keep with myself and my family. Whenever I’m ready to make that decision, I’m going to tell my family, my coaches and my teammates before it gets to the public.” And that he appreciate(s) all of the schools that have shown interest in me.”

Tom Luginbill also dropped some analysis on 2013 Michigan Commit Shane Morris: “Morris was one of the more impressive prospects in attendance regardless of class and the left-hander really made some impressive throws with accuracy and confidence. He has good height and is going to continue to add inches and bulk to his late-bloomer’s frame. What stood out about Morris was the velocity and power and the manner in which he delivered the ball. Many lefties can really have a long, drawn out delivery that is more ¾ or sidearm, but not Morris. He had a quick stroke, was very accurate and threw as well on the run to both sides as any prospect on Friday. He is a definite Watch List candidate.”

DE Se’Von Pittman named his final five as Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State.

DT Dan O’Brien told 247 Sports Steve Wiltfong that:  “I really like Coach D a lot. Coach (Mark) Dantonio really shows me he’s not here to pressure me and he’ll ride it out all the way until I’m ready to make my decision. He’s not the kind of guy that if I’m going to offer you, you have to commit now. He’s a real relaxed guy and a players’ coach.”

Javonte MageeNew Offers

Blake Bars (OT) – 6’5” 275 lbs. Nashville, TN.

Javonte Magee (DT) – 6’6” 275 lbs. San Antonio, TX.

2013 Offers

Jay Ellison (DT) – 6’1” 178 lbs. Hamilton, GA. Teammate of 2011 recruit Jordan Jenkins.

Riley Ferguson (QB) – 6’2” 190 lbs. Matthews, NC.

Tray Matthews (S) – 6’1” 190 lbs. Newnan, GA.

Henry Poggi (DE/DT) – 6’4” 245 lbs. Baltimore, MD.

Halo List

Patrick Destefano – Clemson.

Mark Harrell – Notre Dame.

Max Tuerk – Southern Cal.

Michigan Football Recruiting Update (4/8/11)

Scout.com recently released its top 300 prospects list for the 2012 class. Below is a list of kids who have expressed interest in Michigan and where we stand.

QUARTERBACKS

Gunner Kiel (#1 QB, #17 overall) – has an offer. ND lean? Not sure about his interest level in Michigan, but if Maty Mauk were to commit to ND first that could open things up.

Zeke Pike (#3 , #25) – has visited. Michigan is high on his list.

Maty Mauk (#5, #116) – has visited. Another ND lean? If not, Michigan is right up there.

Bennie Coney (#22, NR) – Coney just missed the top 300 and is a offer from RR and crew. There was still some interest a while back, but I would imagine he is further down the big board of QB’s.

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RUNNING BACKS

Keith Marshall (#1 RB, #5 overall) – A kid everybody wants. Recently narrowed his list to around 12 schools, with Michigan being one of them.

Bri’onte Dunn (#4, #28) – an OSU verbal, but will visit Michigan at some point.

Wes Brown (#6, #44) – will be visiting for the spring game with Good Counsel teammates.

Greg Garmon (#11, #65) – could play other positions at 6’2", but most schools want him at RB. There is Michigan interest, but has stated he would like to play in the south.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Dorial Green-Beckham (#1 WR, #2 overall) – Dorial is an absolute freak of nature and will be a very tough get. The only reason I put him in here is because he and Zeke Pike have been talking. I can dream right??

Stefon Diggs (#2 S, #16 ) – Scout projects Diggs as a safety, but most schools want him at wide out. He will be visiting for the spring game.

Aaron Burbridge (#11, #84) – most think he is a Sparty lean, but you never know.

Dwayne Stanford (#16, #106) – grew up watching Michigan and seems pretty open.

Malik Gilmore (#40, #259) – seems to be intrigued by Michigan and Notre Dame and is open.

 

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TIGHT ENDS

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Michigan Football Recruiting Update (3/24/11)

Only one new offer to report this week, but this is a HUGE visit weekend as Michigan will be hosting around 30 or so prospects.

New Offers

OH offensive guard Caleb Stacey made it in last week as well and picked up a Michigan offer. He had a fantastic visit which vaulted UM to the top of his list. Looking very good with Stacey.

PA running back Drew Harris. One of the top backs in the country, Drew has offers from all over the nation.

Halo List

– Linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanga – Oklahoma State

Last Weekend

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