Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
2013 OL Hunter Bivin from Apollo HS, Kentucky landed a Michigan offer recently. He has high interest in Michigan along with Notre Dame.
He is an early 4 star at 247sports and maybe visiting Ann Arbor for a third time.
Other offers include LSU, Auburn, Ohio State, Notre Dame
Shows good speed for his 6'7" 290 lbs frame..
Dude squats 500 lbs and benches 315 as a junior. That's impressive!
PS - Please delete if this has been reported already - but I didn't see it on the 2013 offer list yet.
I debated putting this in the Rivals 100 thread, but this is good info and didn't want it buried. Here is the link: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1328720
Some of the pertinent information to Michigan is below, the live chat is not paywalled and is still going on right now:
At No. 18, obviously Ty Isaac certainly has a shot at earning five-star status. Both ND and Michigan are very high on his list, if not the outright top two teams on his list, but no, I do not believe he is close to being decided on where he wants to go.
Guest - I feel Jake Butt has the highest upside at TE, but he can definitely play DE at the college level and is being recruited as such. Strictly as a defensive end he's really a four-star caliber prospect too
Tim- Tunsil doesn't claim an outright leader. Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Florida State are some of the main schools in the picture right now.
Folks, remember the Rivals250 will be released tomorrow and we will have a chat following that release as well. Save your questions on those who are not in the 100 because they may be in the 250 tomorrow
Michael, we have seen Tuley-Tillman on film and in person. Great prospect and definitely considered for the initial 100. I suspect you'll see his name tomorrow
Obviously whether or not a player earns another star is based on what goes on this off-season and into their senior seasons. At No. 16 Shane is right on the cusp of five-star status so he definitely has a shot to earn that in the coming months
Guest: Shaq (Wiggins) is still developing ... Great young talent. Physically not where he needs to be yet. He knows that. That's the best part about Shaq. He's a mature kid who plans to address his weaknesses.
(on who could see a significant rise in the rankings this year) Guest - in the Midwest it could be a Dymonte Thomas or Evan Lisle. With Lisle, we just want to see how he adds weight. Right now he looks like a college tight end, which is a good thing, not a bad thing. With Dymonte we want to see him more in coverage, make sure that aspect of his game is on par with his position
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Players with Michigan offers:
#3 - Laremy Tunsil (5)
#4 - Kendall Fuller (5)
#5 - Su'a Cravens (5)
#10 - Vernon Hargreaves III (5)
#15 - EJ Levenberry (4)
#16 - Shane Morris (4)
#17 - Michael Hutchings (4)
#18 - Ty Isaac (4)
#22 - Adam Breneman (4)
#24 - Marquez North (4)
#26 - Robert Foster (4)
#27 - Ethan Pocic (4)
#28 - Eli Woodard (4)
#31 - Laquon Treadwell (4)
#32 - Leon McQuay (4)
#34 - Jaylon Smith (4)
#37 - Dorian O'Daniel (4)
#43 - Henry Poggi (4)
#44 - Mike McCray (4)
#46 - Chris Fox (4)
#48 - Justin Davis (4)
#54 - Patrick Kugler (4)
#60 - Kyle Bosch (4)
#61 - Jake Oliver (4)
#62 - Peter Kalambayi (4)
#64 - Derrick Green (4)
#77 - Dymonte Thomas (4)
#78 - Greg Webb (4)
#83 - Evan Lisle (4)
#96 - Jake Butt (4)
#100 - Jonathan Allen (4)
I might have missed a couple. I didn't include offers who have committed to other schools.
Philadelphia (PA) William Penn Charter OT Mike McGlinchey is one of the latest juniors to receive an offer from Michigan, who join Wisconsin, Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Rutgers, and Virginia in extending a scholarship early in the process. McGlinchey is rated as a four-star and the #244 prospect overall on 24/7 and he's a member of the ESPNU 150 Watch List. At 6'8", 285 pounds, he has the prototypical frame for a left tackle, and his recruitment has really picked up in the last couple of weeks. I had the chance to chat briefly with Mike last night:
ACE: How is everything going with your recruitment, and which teams are going after you the hardest right now?
MIKE: Everything has been really exciting, and I have offers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Boston College, Maryland, Rutgers, Duke, and Virginia.
ACE: Any favorites of those teams right now?
MIKE: Yeah I really don't know who is at the top of my list right now. I still have to take the time to think about it and narrow down my choices.
ACE: How do you think you performed in your junior year?
MIKE: I think I performed well. I put a lot of hard work into making sure I do so!
ACE: What would you say are your biggest strengths on the field, and what are you working on to improve for your senior year and beyond?
MIKE: I have a lot of size and strength and quickness and I think I need to sure up my technique.
ACE: Who's your main recruiter at Michigan, and what are your thoughts on the school and the program?
MIKE: Coach Mallory. They are a great program with a huge tradition.
ACE: Any idea what your timeline is for wrapping up your recruitment?
MIKE: I want to be finished with the process by the end of this school year.
Mike Martin puts up 500lb. on the bench at Barwis Methods. Pretty amazing...
EDIT: not sure why the embed didn't work, but I posted the link instead.