Top DL target Joe Mathis will be visiting Ann Arbor next weekend.
Tremendous added a full update, which can be read here.
This is great news as he is a very talented and highly touted player, and a consensus 4-star. He was chosen as the DL MVP of today's Nike Camp, and was apparently the only the defensive line players who outplayed Taco Charlton.
Also, another note, Joe is the cousin of CA Saftey and consensus top-10 2013 player Su'a Cravens, and a good visit from Mathis could possibly help our chances with Su'a too.
Taco Charlton attended the LA Nike Camp today, and by all accounts, put on an impressive performance. Here are a few tweets (paraphrased in plain English) from scouts, etc.
Scout's Director of Scouting, Scott Kennedy
Taco Charlton made his way to the LA Nike Camp, and he looks like one the best DE's here. Ready for one v. one drills.
Taco Charlton is 3-0 going against the #1 OL group. He and Joel Mathis [Scout's #8 DE in the country with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Nebraska, ND, Oklahoma, USC] are DL MVPs on my board today.
Charlton finally got handled by the West's top OL Nico Falah [Scout's #3 OT in the country with offers from Florida, ND, Oregon, USC], but he then finished 2-0 against another of the West's best - Kenny Lacy [Scout's #15 OT with offers from Arkansas, Nebraska, most of the Pac 12 save USC and Oregon, WVU].
Scout's National Recruiting Analyst, Greg Biggins
No one has come close to stopping Michigan DL commit Taco Charlton, blur off the edge.
Scout's National Recruiting Analyst, Brandon Huffman
Joe Mathis named DL MVP, Taco Charlton was probably #2 behind him.
ESPN Recruiting Nation
(Charlton was) unblockable off the edge. And huge.
Our own Brian Cook
Sounds like Charlton is about to move up Scout's board and establish himself as another consesus 4 star.
That would leave Khalid Hill as the only Michigan commit outside not in their top 300.
Finally, we have an interview with Taco from Tremendous.
In the spirit of knowing thy enemy, OSU just received its 6th commit for 2013, St. Louis, Mo RB Ezekiel Elliot. A 3* or 4* by the major sites, he did not hold a Michigan offer.
By all accounts, this was/is supposed to be a big recruiting weekend for OSU, with half a dozen high profile recruits visiting campus, including Anzalone and Pocic. Elliot's commitment will serve to calm buckeye nation which was starting to get uneasy without a commit in the last month while Hoke continues to show that his recruiting success last year was no fluke (and with a couple of expected prospects either cancelling (Devin Butler) or rescheduling (Tim Kimbrough?) their visits this weekend).
Good size, fast, and good hands (playing RB, WR, CB in this highlight clip), but hard to judge the quality of competition.