Mike Lantry, 1972
This week's scouting report is on Jersey City (NJ) St. Peter's Prep cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 247 Composite 5-star and the #4 cornerback in the 2015 class. He could play a variety of positions at the next level.
This week's scouting report is on Detroit (MI) King linebacker Tyriq Thompson, and we all know he's the son of former Michigan safety Clarence Thompson. ESPN is silly if they think this kid can play safety, but I've come to expect that from ESPN. The Worldwide Leader always seems to be playing catch-up when it comes to recruiting.
This week's scouting report is on the newly offered Keisean Lucier-South from Orange (CA) Lutheran. For whatever reason, I feel like he's the Michigan Corner of the Internet's third favorite (or most desired?) player in the class, behind George Campbell and Damien Harris. I guess that's what happens when a top 100 player from California says Michigan is his "dream school."
This week's scouting report is on Minneapolis (MN) Washburn running back Jeff Jones. If you've been paying attention to recruiting in recent weeks, you probably know that Jones is a Minnesota commit who got a couple more significant offers during/after the Under Armour All-American Game, including the one from Michigan.
I've spent chunks of the last three days watching film of the 13 quarterbacks rumored to have Michigan's interest for the class of 2015. Two of them have already been offered, but the other 11 have been suggested as possibilities at various times. In an attempt not to bias myself, I did not look at each player's ranking(s) before watching the video of each one and writing about their strengths and weaknesses. The #1 guy on the list probably won't come as a surprise, but perhaps #2 will be.
I did this week's scouting report on Southfield (MI) Southfield defensive lineman Malik McDowell. It might seem a little late in the process to do this, but I hadn't seen good video on McDowell throughout the recruiting cycle. The film from Loyola was minimal and from poor angles, so I had a hard time drawing many conclusions. Now he has a full highlight video on Hudl (from a good angle!), and regardless, he looks to have significantly improved.