Following up my post from yesterday, Michigan offered a scholarship to Demetrius Jackson during his visit today. From Jackson's twitter feed:
@D_Jay24 Demetrius Jackson@D_Jay24 Demetrius JacksonCoach @bacari34 had me crackin up the whole Michigan visit. Really enjoyed it! Just got my 2nd scholarship offer! Gonna keep working hard!!
So Beilein now has offers out to three 2013 point guards (Jackson, Monte Morris, and Derrick Walton), as well as another to 2012 prospect Sherron Dorsey-Walker, who is also being recruited as a point guard. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Sam Webb mentioned on this morning's Recruiting Roundup (podcasts here) that Zak Irvin will be in for a visit today, and Demetrius Jackson will be in tomorrow. Both are in the 2013 class.
Sam said that he thinks "Michigan is the team to beat" for Irvin, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Fishers, Indiana (and a teammate of Gary Harris). In addition to Michigan, his Rivals profile shows offers from Butler, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, and Xavier. Rivals has Irvin ranked 97th in the country, while ESPN has him at 74.
Jackson is a 6-foot-1 point guard from Mishawaka, Indiana, who doesn't yet have a Michigan offer but could pick one up during or after his visit. His Rivals profile shows an offer only from Xavier, but they have him ranked 71st in the 2013 class.
So could Irvin or Jackson be Beilein's next commit? Other candidates include three other point guards prospects—Monte Morris, Derrick Walton, and Sherron Dorsey-Walker (who is now being recruited by Michigan as a point guard). Annarbor.com article from yesterday has Michigan in the lead for Morris (which is perhaps not surprising given his offer list):
Morris said of the offers he’s received so far (Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Iowa State), Michigan is at the top of his list.
Sam said earlier this week that Morris, Walton, and Dorsey-Walker are all expected to make their college choices shortly after the July evaluation period, and he said it seems likely that one of the three will choose Michigan. He also said that Dorsey-Walker seemed like an ideal recruit for Beilein, given that he shoots the ball extremely well, is from the PSL (Detroit Pershing), and has a 3.9 GPA. Dorsey-Walker is in the class of 2012; Morris and Walton are in 2013.