This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
This week's scouting report is on Clairton (PA) Thomas Jefferson linebacker Chase Winovich. There seem to be some positive vibes about him as a potential Michigan commitment, although Ohio State and, to a lesser extent, Pitt are also options. Michigan really needs some more options at the SAM position going forward.
This week's scouting report is on Southfield (MI) Southfield defensive end Lawrence Marshall. Marshall is visiting Michigan this weekend, and he has narrowed down his top five schools to include Michigan State and Michigan, the former school being the presumed leader. In him I see maybe a Craig Roh/Tim Jamison ceiling.
This week's scouting report is on Nashville (TN) Montgomery Bell offensive tackle Alex Bars. He's obviously the brother of redshirt freshman OG Blake Bars. I think Alex, who could play everywhere but center, is a significantly better player than Blake.
This week's scouting report is on Bethlehem (PA) Liberty wide receiver K.J. Williams, who has a Michigan offer and almost committed on his visit to Ann Arbor a couple weeks ago. With the recent commitment of Drake Harris, I would assume that Michigan will try to take two more receivers. Some possibilities include Williams, Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas's Corey Holmes, Scottsdale (AZ) Desert Mountain's Mark Andrews, and Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake's Artavis Scott.
If you're frustrated by last night's game - especially the refereeing - and want to think about football, this week's scouting report is on Oakley (CA) Freedom running back Joe Mixon. When I was asked a month or two ago for my wish list of 16 recruits from the 2014 class, Mixon was neck-and-neck with Elijah Hood for my top choice of running back. He has a good combination of speed, power, size, and receiving ability, and he just appears to be a very good all-around prospect. Michigan made his top fifteen list not long ago, which means there's at least a chance.
This morning's scouting report is on Cleveland (OH) Glenville safety Erick Smith. Glenville, obviously, has sent a couple guys to Michigan in recent years after a long drought. Word is that Smith likes the Buckeyes, just like many Glenville products; but if Urban Meyer screws things up or if Brady Hoke turns on the charm, then Michigan is right in that next group of teams who could make a move.