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Today's recruiting roundup discusses Laquon Treadwell's new top five, the Gareon Conley non-situation, last weekend's high school football action, and more.
Noted Amateur Chef Names Top Five
As you'll learn from the above video, IL WR Laquon Treadwell apparently has some talent in the kitchen in addition to the football field. You'll also find out that he has a new top five, in no particular order, of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Michigan State, and Michigan. It appears this was "Interview Laquon Treadwell Week" as you learn from various sources that:
- Treadwell's list is a final one... for now, via Rivals' Josh Helmholdt ($).
- He's "basically ready to get this over with" after he takes his officials, while the two Oklahoma schools and Ole Miss have been in the most contact, via 247's Steve Wiltfong ($).
- He's probably going to announce his decision at the Under Armour All-American game, though possibly earlier, according to ESPN's Chantel Jennings ($).
Treadwell has official visits in the works for Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Ole Miss, and plans to take unofficials to Ann Arbor (for the MSU game) and East Lansing before making a decision.
As for the direction this one is headed, I don't know, man. I still feel like Michigan has a better shot than any other school on the list; the problem is there are four other schools on the list, and the only choice that would truly shock me is Michigan State. We'll see what he's saying after his visit for the State game; if Michigan hasn't distinguished themselves from the field at that point, it's cause for serious concern.
[Hit THE JUMP for the latest on Gareon Conley, commitment stat updates, and more.]
Hey, that's my face, after this...
Brad Bournival from BuckeyeNation was out at Gareon Conley's game tonight. Conley spoke about what he has on deck as far as recruiting.
"Headed to Cincy tomorrow. My parents, they just want me to look at other schools. I’m still committed (to Michigan)," he said.
...led to a 165-comment board thread with a whole lot of "goodbye/good riddance/let's just get McQuay" talk—not to mention some more offensive crap that earned a banhammering—before anyone waited to see how the coaches would deal with the matter. Oh, hey, the coaches dealt with the matter, via Tim Sullivan ($):
Well, the Michigan coaches caught wind of the visit, and let Conley know that they didn't want him to take the visit. Thanks to a quick reaction, Conley is no longer heading to the Queen City today.
"No, we canceled it," he said of a visit to Cincinnati.
We went through this before not even three months ago with David Dawson. In that instance, Dawson tweeted about taking a visit to Florida, Michigan fans had a meltdown, and the coaches stepped in and reminded Dawson that he would no longer be considered a commit if he took the visit—Dawson cancelled and everybody felt stupid.
High school kids will be high school kids, and it's not a surprise that one of Michigan's many early commits would think about looking around, then talk about looking around without discussing it with the coaches. As we've seen before, usually a chat with the coaches resolves the issue—only 2012 TE Pharaoh Brown lost his commitment status with the current staff after a visit, and he snuck over to Oregon without informing the coaches.
So, maybe think twice next time before posting that comment about how [commit X] isn't that good anyway and it's about damn time a spot opened up for [uncommitted player Y], okay?
Conley caught touchdown passes of 18 and 33 yards to help Massillon Washington to a 34-14 victory over previously undefeated Austintown Fitch on Friday.
Only One Interception?
According to TomVH, Wyatt Shallman recorded eight tackles (two TFL), two sacks, and a forced fumble in Catholic Central's 20-14 loss to Brother Rice on Saturday. That wasn't close to the most impressive stat-line of the day, however, if this isn't a massive typo or anything:
Even Bill Brasky thinks that's a little outlandish.
Cass Tech continues to run roughshod over the PSL, notching a 49-0 decision over Mumford on Friday. Jourdan Lewis tallied a 20-yard touchdown run and a 60-yard punt return touchdown as the Technicians moved to 6-1 overall (5-0 PSL). At that same link you can see that Khalid Hill recorded a 30-yard TD reception for The Ville.
Jake Butt followed up last weekend's stellar performance with four catches for 56 yards and three touchdowns—along with a tackle for loss on defense—in a Pickerington North victory. Other offensive standouts included DeVeon Smith (150 rushing yards and three touchdowns) and JaRon Dukes (two catches for 30 yards and a TD). Defensive commits Ben Gedeon (13 carries, 70 yards, two touchdowns) and Ross Douglas (18 carries, 139 yards, three touchdowns) also had productive games on the other side of the ball.
Michigan's latest 2014 offer went out last week($) to Cleveland Glenville ATH Marshon Lattimore, who also boasts offers from Ohio State and USC, among several others. At 6'0", 185 pounds, Lattimore is a legitimate BCS prospect as both a defensive back and slot receiver—it's not clear right now which side of the ball he's being targeted for by Michigan.
Tremendous has an early list of Illinois visitors; no 2013 uncommitted prospects are slated to attend, but there are several juniors who will be on campus, including four-star IL OL Jamarco Jones.