Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
This week's scouting report is on Salt Lake City (UT) Brighton linebacker Osa Masina, who was Michigan's first linebacker offer in the class of 2015. His 247 Sports Crystal Ball is point 90% to Utah because of his older brother there, but recruiting gurus are insistent that Michigan still has a strong chance.
Sam Webb had a tweet about 2015 local OT/OG Kyonta Stallworth. Kyonta committed to Dantonio and MSU in Dec. 2013. He also has an offer from Alabama. Kyonta visited Michigan's practices for two times, most recently today for the Spring Game.
Detroit King OL Kyonta Stallworth at #Michigan's spring game. 2nd Michigan practice in about 3 weeks— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) April 5, 2014
Given some 2015 OL targets have drifted away (for example, Sterling Jenkins), it may be a good idea to check out our backyard, and obviously our coaches are doing just that. It will be interesting to see if M offers him, and if M can flip him from Sparty.
This week's scouting report is on Lawrenceville (NJ) Lawrenceville Prep offensive tackle Grant Newsome. I've been a little surprised that he hasn't been mentioned around here (and other places in the interwebs) much because at this point, he's probably the most likely 2015 lineman to commit to Michigan. Penn State and Ohio State have done a good job recruiting the previous guy with that title, Pittsburgh (PA) Baldwin's Sterling Jenkins. Newsome is a pretty solid prospect in his own right.
This week's scouting report is on Detroit (MI) Cass Tech running Michael Weber, whose interest in Michigan has been reignited after a) the hiring of Doug Nussmeier and b) the decommitment of Damien Harris. I know a lot of people have reservations about Cass Tech players because they haven't panned out as well as we would have hoped (Cissoko, Campbell, Teric Jones, etc.), but regardless, Weber looks like a solid prospect.
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.