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Interesting article on the 2014 recruiting landscape. Interesting Peppers quote.......
"There's nothing wrong with Michigan. I'm not worried they went 7-6 or about anything else anyone has written. The future is bright for Michigan football. Don't count us out just yet. It's Michigan for God's sake."
-- Jabrill Peppers, the nation's top 2014 cornerback
Rivals released their final top 250 players today. The only two guys committed to Michigan from #101-250 are Drake Harris and Michael Ferns.
Saw this on Twitter. Kyle Seychel is a kicker/punter from Hartland, Michigan, class of 2014.
From his Kornblue Kicking profile:
Kyle is one of the top combo prospects in the class of 2014. He has as much potential as any specialist we have ever worked with in Michigan, and that includes numerous Division 1 scholarship athletes. . . . We don’t say this often, but Kyle has NFL potential.
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.
Courtesy of Rivals here is the list of recruits that Nussmeier is considered the "lead" recruiter:
|Ronnie Clark||ATH||6-3||205||4.59||1/17/2014||Calera, AL|
|David Cornwell||QB||6-5||235||12/13/2013||Norman, OK|
|Keith Holcombe||LB||6-4||209||1/17/2014||Tuscaloosa, AL|
|Derek Kief||WR||6-4||199||1/17/2014||Cincinnati, OH|
|Bo Scarbrough||ATH||6-2||222||4.5||1/17/2014||Bradenton, FL|
|Roderick Bernard||WR||5-10||175||Houston, TX|
|Nick Holman||LB||6-2||227||4.66||Madison , AL|
|Marlon Humphrey||DB||6-0||168||1/24/2014||Hoover, AL|
|Tyler Luatua||TE||6-4||230||11/8/2013||La Mirada, CA|
|Josh Malone||WR||6-3||195||Gallatin, TN|
|Dailyn Patton||DE||6-1||257||Northport, AL|
|Malik Rosier||QB||6-2||193||Mobile, AL|
|Tyler Swindle||OL||6-5||295||Hayden, AL|
I doubt we have a chance with the Alabama kids but some of the out-of-staters may be up for grabs. I remember Bo Scarbrough being on Michigan's radar and he's yet to take his official visit.
A couple of weeks ago Warren, Ohio, DT recruit Hjalte Froholdt surprised quite a few people by committing to Arkansas over thought-to-be front-runners Michigan, Florida State, Alabama, and Ohio State.
I spoke with Hjalte today. Froholdt told me that it just came down to "a gut feeling," which probably isn't as interesting to you as the fact that Michigan finished an extremely close 2nd place to the Razorbacks:
"I just had a feeling that Arkansas was a better fit for me. Just the whole feel of Arkansas. I could just picture myself there for the next 4-5 years. The campus was just awesome to me and the coaching staff is excellent there. Michigan was so close though, it was marginals separating the two. They are both great and amazing schools!"
Froholdt was a great kid to talk to and had a really unique preparation and recruiting process being a native of Denmark. He went to high school for one season in Ohio and is now back in his home country finishing high school. He will return to the US for his college football career with the Razorbacks.