Which campus was Devin Funchess on?
Wednesday Recruitin' Rounds Up Visits
MI TE Devin Funchess was on campus, and he has a sister who attends Michigan.
MI OL Ben Braden was on campus Sunday, and received a Michigan offer.
IN DT Sheldon Day grew up a Michigan fan ($, info in header), and was on campus over the weekend. Day's highlight video:
WI LB Vince Biegel spoke with Tom about his Michigan visit last weekend:
He's going out to BYU in a few weeks and then he'll probably make his decision after taking in a few spring practices. After this visit Wisconsin is still the leader, but he said that he will definitely be back in Ann Arbor for a spring practice to see how the coaches coach.
Tom gets the feeling Wisconsin still leads, but the more times he hits campus, the better the Wolverines' chance to shake him free.
OH S Allen Gant didn't receive a Michigan offer when he was on campus last week. He plans to make it back to campus March 26th, but likely won't receive an offer until summer camp.
OH OL Caleb Stacey will visit Ann Arbor tomorrow.
- OH TE AJ Williams (not yet set in stone).
- OH OL Kyle Dodson. He grew up a Buckeye fan, but is warming up to the Wolverines ($, info in header).
- OH DE Pharoah Brown.
- MI LB Royce Jenkins-Stone.
Tom will post an updated visitors list as the weekend grows nearer. For his part, Williams is interested in academics - particularly kinesiology - which is a huge boost to Michigan's chances. He wants to decide by June.
MI WR/TE Ron Thompson will visit Michigan this spring ($, info in header).
OH QB Austin Appleby talked to Tom last week:
"In a perfect world, [I will decide] by the end of June or early July. I am planning on attending a few camps and I don't know what doors may open. I know it will be by August 1st for sure."
Appleby will visit Michigan April 2nd.
IL DT Tommy Schutt will visit Michigan this spring.
MI OL Chase DeBack has been invited to Michigan's March 26th Junior Day. With a name like that, why oh why isn't he a defensive end or linebacker.
Michigan has offered TN RB I'Tavius Mathers.
IA WR Amara Darboh has been on fire lately, picking up offers from the likes of Michigan. Michigan State, and Florida.
MN OL Jonah Pirsig has picked up a Michigan offer.
MO OL Evan Boehm has a Michigan offer.
UT DE Troy Hinds has picked up a Michigan offer.
MD OL Mike Madaras, one of the Good Counsel contingent, has committed to Maryland. And he was willing to talk Michigan as recently as last week ($, info in header). We hardly knew ye. No word on whether that will affect the recruitments of Stefon Diggs (a newly-anointed five-star), Wes Brown, et al.
IL OL Dan Voltz committed to Wisconsin last night. He had been planning to visit Michigan this weekend, so that's a downer for the Wolverines.
TX DE Mario Edwards is a top national prospect who had some Michigan interest, but he has committed to Florida State.
CO QB Cyler Miles is getting interest (but no offer yet) from Michigan. If the Wolverines want a shot at the kid, they may have to offer pretty soon, because he plans to decide over the summer ($, info in header). If he doesn't get a couple of the offers he wants by then, he might extend the process longer.
Michigan is showing the most interest in MI TE Matt Doneth:
Doneth also admitted that he lives in a firmly "Spartan household" but with Michigan showing him the most love recently, he would be willing to "Go Blue" if they offer.
The article mentions that he's most interested in Ivy League schools, so a scholarship offer from the next best thing might be hard to resist.
Michigan is in the top four for IN TE Pierre Aka ($, info in header).
FL OL Avery Young has been invited to the US Army All-American Game.
IL DT Vincent Valentine holds a Michigan offer, and will take his time with the recruiting process:
He wants to take some unofficial visits this spring and summer to get a feel for some of the schools he hasn't yet seen. "I'll probably take my officials after my football season so I can stayed focused on the season for us," he said. "I think I'll get my decision in by January or December."
There's still a long way to go in his recruitment, but he talks about his game as well:
"[coaches] were just saying they liked my tenacity, they liked my aggressiveness, they liked the way I get to the ball and my hustle," Valentine said....
"I just love to hit people, most of all," he said. "I love hustling to the ball, getting there and making plays for my team. If you're on the O-line, you don't really get that much shine. I love getting the shine by playing defensive tackle."
He's a likely 5-star player, but there's plenty of competition: Iowa signed his teammate, RB Rodney Coe, last month.
MI DT/DE Matt Godin might make a decision "any day" - or could extend the process ($, info in header).
PA DE Noah Spence is very interested in Michigan, but won't make a decision any time soon. He plans to visit Ann Arbor with his dad this summer.
Michigan is in the top 7 for GA DE Jarontay Jones, along with Florida, Auburn, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Florida State. Per the linked message board post, Florida and Auburn are the top two.
IL LB Antonio Morrison is interested in Michigan.
Last week's Sam Webb column breaks down the top talent in the state, March Madness-style. MI LB James Ross has a USC offer. Rivals fluff on WA OL Zach Banner. NC OL Brock Stadnik will participate in the 2012 Under Armour Game. CA S Shaquille Thompson decommitted from Cal ($, info in header), so Michigan may get another shot at him before his Army Game announcement. NJ LB Kaiwan Lewis may be getting a Michigan offer soon.
Okay I have no idea how that happened.
wait, wait ,wait... someone actually wants to major in kinesiology AND is concerned about academics?
Kelby Latta will visit this weekend.
What a joke..we never would have lost a top ol recruit before. I'm sick of all these offers going out to 5 stars that have zero interest in us. It's like talk its cheap, let's get some effin verbals
Every year prior to this year Michigan has landed the top offensive lineman (or linemen) at every OL position every single time. Man, it's been a heck of a run. Sad to see it end.
PS. I love the irony of "talk its [sic] cheap, let's get some effin verbals"
its not over. It can be established, its like starting from scratch. Although we have the benefit of those bloodlines!
^^All the above actively sought Michigan offers. All are potential five stars
I know that isn't your point, but just wondering if anything's changed there
I'm fairly confident in saying that Jordan Diamond won't be a 5-star. He's good, but not THAT good.
Do you have any idea what you are talking about? Why not offer a top recruit and get him to look at us? It is worth a try. Maybe you should think a little more about what you want to say before saying it.
Yeah I get it. It also helps us get our foot in the door for more prospects blah blah blah. I know once hoke gets into some living rooms we will start landi-g these kids. I just get frustrated and was annoyed when I posted that
You just need to be patient. The last 3 years have been tough on all areas of the football program, especially recruiting. It will come back around.
Yes my valiant predator friend I agree. But I wait for good news with cautious hope. I try to down play my enthusiasm but when there is no good news my blood boils. I want to go back go the days where we had 14 4 stars who were all outstanding kids. Rich rod brought in 3 stars with flexible morals. Right now we as Michigan fans are caught invaluable state of limbo between our program of old and who knows what. I can not prognosticate about what will happen so I just wait and post angry comments when I don't get my way
In a.....not invaluable.
Stupid auto correct
I feel bad for A. Gant. We have given out offers like it's candy at Halloween and he came on a visit and din't get one. I understand based on the limited spots open at his position, but at least let the kid say he has an offer even if you won't let him commit.
WTF? You'd rather have the coaches lie to him and give him an offer that he can't accept?
Gant really isn't that good. We're only offering elite prospects, especially in the defensive backfield, where we have a ton of young guys. He doesn't fall in that category. You can't just hand out offers to every kid who wants one.
Worst news here is Bryce Treggs... how the hell did his father play in the 90's?? Damn, 'I' was in college in the late 90's!!! I feel so old to think that people in my generation have sons being recruited to go to college now.
CA WR Bryce Treggs may be close to a Cal commitment. His father was a Golden Bear in the '90s.
Even crazier is Mario Edwards is following in the footsteps of his father, also named Mario, and going to Florida State. The year Mario Edwards Sr. was drafted: 2000.
Wow, that is scary... thanks for sharing
TN RB I'Tavius Mathers...
I live in Murfreesboro... Read about this kid all last fall... Gonna have to go check him out.
What are the odds he ventures up north?
Not sure but this is just one more phenomenal name that Hoke and Co. is chasing this year.
looks quik for a DT!
Yeah, he might be the quickest DT in the country. I really like him.
He says he grew up a Michigan fan, but what are our realistic odds of landing Day? He's got lots of options.
Right now I think Michigan's chances are pretty good, but it also depends on who else offers.
I noticed that too. He has a nice quick first step and nice burst out of his stance. He would be a nice pickup at DT.
me and football talk.
I'm little confused as to why there is mutual interest between Michigan and QB Maty Mauk.
Quote from this ESPN article:
"I have been to see all of them but Illinois and I plan on seeing this in the next month or two. I want to be in a spread offense with the coaches and people that I want to be around. I also want to get a good education."
Aren't we moving gradually to a pro-style offense?
Well, I have a feeling that we're going to see quite a bit of shotgun with 3- and 4-wide sets. It won't be a spread, but it will have some spread tendencies. If he can run some spread but still go under center, that will look even better for pro scouts after 3-5 years...