I want a 6' 2" cornerback with 4.4 speed.
further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
|Targets||Ht.||Wt.||40||High School||Rivals Rank||Scout Rank||247 Rank||Commit|
|Wilton Speight||6'6"||217||4.73||The Collegiate School, Richmond, VA||NR||NR||3*, #29 PRO||MICH|
|Jonathan Hilliman||6'||201||St. Peter's Prep, Jersey City, NJ||NR||3*, #27 RB||3*, #24 RB|
|Jalen Hurd||6'2"||190||Beech Sr HS, Hendersonville, TN||4*||4*, #7 RB||5*, #11 Nat'l, #1 RB|
|Bo Scarbrough||6'1"||215||4.5||Northridge HS, Tuscaloosa, AL||4*||4*, #6 RB||5*, #13 Nat'l, #2 ATH||Bama|
|Leonard Fournette||6'||210||St. Augustine HS, New Orleans, LA||5*||5*, #1 RB||5*, #5 Nat'l, #1 RB|
|L.J. Scott||6'||215||Marion Harding HS, Marion, OH||NR||NR||3*, #2 FB|
|Joe Mixon||6'||180||Freedom HS, Oakland, CA||4*||3*, #20 RB||4*, #174 Nat'l, #20 ATH|
|Elijah Hood||6'||212||4.55||Charlotte Catholic HS, Charlotte, NC||4*||4*, #13 RB||4*, #106 Nat'l, #9 ATH|
|Shai Mckenzie||6'||212||Washington HS, Washington, PA||4*, #159 Nat'l||NR||3*, #35 RB|
|Drake Harris||6'4"||180||Grand Rapids Christian HS, Grand Rapids, MI||4*||4*, #24 Nat'l, #3 WR||4*, #89 Nat'l, #10 WR||MSU|
|Mark Andrews||6'6"||225||Desert Mountain HS, Scottsdale, AZ||4*||4*, #10 WR||4*, #85 Nat'l, #2 TE|
|Josh Malone||6'3"||186||Station Camp HS, Gallatin, TN||4*||4*, #22 WR||4*, #60 Nat'l, #4 WR|
|Dionte Sykes||6'2"||190||Williams Field HS, Chandler, AZ||NR||NR||3*, #41 WR|
|Javon Harrison||6'2"||190||4.5||Kathleen HS, Lakeland, FL||4*||3*, #24 S||3*, #37 ATH||VT|
|Corey Holmes||6'1"||168||4.48||St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale, FL||NR||3*, #48 WR||4*, #36 WR|
|Marshon Lattimore||6'||185||Glenville, Cleveland, OH||4*||4*, #2 WR||NR|
|Artavis Scott||5'11"||180||East Lake HS, Tarpon Springs, FL||4*||4*, #15 WR||4*, #69 Nat'l, #6 WR|
|Demarre Kitt||6'1"||195||4.59||Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, GA||4*||4*, #27 WR||4*, #177 Nat'l, #21 WR|
|Christian McCaffrey||6'||190||Valor Christian HS, Highlands Ranch, CO||4*, #195 Nat'l||3*, #38 RB||4*, #7 APB|
|Saeed Blacknall||6'3"||205||Manalapan HS, Manalapan, NJ||4*, #109 Nat'l||NR||4*, #211 Nat'l, #23 WR|
|K.J. Williams||6'2||190||Liberty HS, Bethlehem, PA||4*, #193 Nat'l||4*, #18 WR||4*, #153 Nat'l, #12 ATH|
|Malachi Dupre||6'4"||175||4.6||John Curtis Christian HS, River Ridge, LA||4*, #83 Nat'l||4*, #3 WR||4*, #59 Nat'l, #6 WR|
|Jeb Blazevich||6'5"||223||5.01||Charlotte Christian, Charlotte, NC||4*||3*, #7 TE||4*, #164 Nat'l, #5 TE|
|Nic Weishar||6'5"||215||Marist HS, Midlothian, IL||NR||NR||4*, #205 Nat'l, #8 TE|
|Tyler Luatua||6'4"||230||La Mirada HS, La Mirada, CA||4*||4*, #1 TE||4*, #19 Nat'l, #1 TE|
|Daniel Helm||6'5"||220||Glenwood HS, Chatham, IL||4*||NR||NR|
|Andy Bauer||6'6"||304||5.2||De Smet Jesuit HS, St. Louis, MO||4*||4*, #13 OT||4*, #68 Nat'l, #10 OT|
|Orlando Brown||6'8"||345||Peachtree Ridge HS, Duluth, GA||NR||3*, #34 OT||4*, #242 Nat'l, #25 OT|
|Damian Prince||6'7"||310||Bishop McNamara HS, Forestville, MD||4*||4*, #8 OT||5*, #14 Nat'l, #3 OT|
|Bentley Spain||6'6"||285||Providence HS, Charlotte, NC||4*||4*, #10 OT||4*, #18 Nat'l, #4 OT|
|Mason Cole||6'5"||270||East Lake HS, Tarpon Springs, FL||4*||4*, #20 OT||4*, #44 Nat'l, #6 OT||MICH|
|Jay Hayes||6'5"||270||Poly Prep, Brooklyn, NY||4*||4*, #9 OT||4*, #114 Nat'l, #8 DT||ND|
|Cameron Robinson||6'6"||320||Ouachita Parish HS, Monroe, LA||4*||5*, #3 Nat'l, #1 OT||5*, #4 Nat'l, #1 OT|
|Braden Smith||6'6"||285||5.12||Olathe South Sr HS, Olathe, KS||4*||5*, #6 Nat'l, #2 OT||5*, #12 Nat'l, #2 OT|
|Casey Tucker||6'5"||270||Hamilton HS, Chandler, AZ||4*||5*, #20 Nat'l, #4 OT||4*, #63 Nat'l, #8 OT||USC|
|Roderick Johnson||6'6"||315||Hazelwood Central HS, Florissant, MO||4*||4*, #18 OT||4*, #91 Nat'l, #13 OT|
|Jackson Barton||6'6"||275||Brighton HS, Salt Lake City, UT||4*||4*, #14 OT||3*, #30 OT||Utah|
|K.C. McDermott||6'6"||285||Palm Beach Central HS, Wellington, FL||4*||5*, #16 Nat'l, #3 OT||4*, #38 Nat'l, #5 OT|
|Jamarco Jones||6'5"||285||De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL||4*||4*, #5 OT||4*, #82 Nat'l, #12 OT|
|Tommy Doles||6'5"||240||Grand Rapids Christian HS, Grand Rapids, MI||NR||3*, #10 OG||4*, #219 Nat'l, #23 OT|
|Alex Bars||6'6"||275||Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN||4*||3*, #25 OT||4*, #168 Nat'l, #19 OT|
|Juwann Bushell-Beatty||6'5"||295||Paramus Catholic HS, Paramus, NJ||NR||NR||4*, #24 OT|
|Demetrius Knox||6'5"||300||5.3||All Saints Episcopal, Fort Worth, TX||4*||4*, #7 OT||4*, #47 Nat'l, #7 OT||Texas|
|Sam Mustipher||6'4"||286||Our Lady of Good Counsel HS, Olney, MD||4*||3*, #13 DT||4*, #199 Nat'l, #11 OG|
|Da'Shawn Hand||6'4"||245||4.81||Woodbridge Senior HS, Woodbridge, VA||5*||5*, #2 Nat'l, #1 DE||5*, #1 Nat'l, #1 SDE|
|Malik McDowell||6'6"||292||Loyola HS, Detroit, MI||4*||4*, #4 DE||4*, #24 Nat'l, #2 SDE|
|Conor Sheehy||6'4"||255||Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI||NR||4*, #14 DE||3*, #16 WDE||Wisc|
|Lawrence Marshall||6'4"||205||Southfield HS, Southfield, MI||NR||NR||NR|
|Garrett Dickerson||6'4"||240||Bergen Catholic HS, Oradell, NJ||4*||4*, #7 DE||4*, #61 Nat'l, #4 WDE|
|Jae'Sean Tate||6'5"||200||Pickerington Central HS, Pickerington, OH||NR||NR||NR||Ohio|
|Andrew Williams||6'4"||245||Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, McDonough, GA||4*, #85 Nat'l||3*, #24 DE||4*, #191 Nat'l, #11 WDE|
|Bryan Mone||6'4"||315||Highland HS, Salt Lake City, UT||4*, #172 Nat'l||4*, #7 DT||4*, #114 Nat'l, #8 SDE||MICH|
|Dexter Wideman||6'4"||276||4.86||Saluda HS, Saluda, SC||4*||4*, #6 DT||4*, #103 Nat'l, #7 DT|
|Andrew Brown||6'4"||292||Indian River HS, Chesapeake, VA||5*||5*, #21 Nat'l, #3 DE||5*, #2 Nat'l, #1 DT|
|Nyquan Harris||6'3"||285||Lake Taylor HS, Norfolk, VA||NR||NR||NR|
|Dante Booker, Jr.||6'3"||210||4.7||St. Vincent-St. Mary HS, Akron, OH||4*||4*, #2 OLB||4*, #20 Nat'l, #1 OLB|
|Kevin Crosby||6'1"||226||4.69||Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS, Bamberg, SC||4*||3*, #11 MLB||4*, #181 Nat'l, #6 TE|
|Michael Ferns||6'3"||235||Saint Clairsville HS, Saint Clairsville, OH||4*||4*, #6 MLB||4*, #98 Nat'l, #4 ILB||MICH|
|Brenon Thrift||6'3"||230||4.7||Gateway HS, Monroeville, PA||NR||NR||3*, #19 ILB|
|Nyles Morgan||6'2'"||220||Crete Monee HS, Crete, IL||4*||4*, #4 MLB||4*, #167 Nat'l, #5 ILB|
|Kyle Berger||6'2||200||St. Ignatius HS, Cleveland, OH||NR||NR||4*, #22 OLB|
|Dwight Williams||6'1||212||Junipero Serra HS, Gardena, CA||4*, #101 Nat'l||3*, #12 OLB||4*, #117 Nat'l, #5 OLB|
|Bryson Allen-Williams||6'2"||218||Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, GA||4*, #247 Nat'l||3*, #20 OLB||4*, #209 Nat'l, #16 OLB|
|Kenny Young||6'2||215||4.6||John Curtis Christian HS, River Ridge, LA||4*, #191 Nat'l||3*, #11 OLB||4*, #213 Nat'l, #11 ILB|
|Otaro Alaka||6'3"||210||Cypress Falls HS, Houston, TX||4*, #167 Nat'l||NR||4*, #29 OLB|
|Petera Wilson||6'3"||232||White Station HS, Memphis, TN||4*, #245 Nat'l||3*, #18 MLB||3*, #18 ILB|
|Melvin Keihn||6'3"||220||4.5||Gilman School, Baltimore, MD||4*, #243 Nat'l||4*, #8 OLB||3*, #21 WDE|
|Jalen Tabor||6'||181||Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington, D.C.||4*||4*, #6 CB||4*, #21 Nat'l, #4 CB|
|D'Andre Payne||5'9"||172||H.D. Woodson HS, Washington, D.C.||NR||3*, #24 CB||4*, #171 Nat'l, #14 CB|
|Jabrill Peppers||6'||190||Paramus Catholic, Paramus, NJ||5*||5*, #11 Nat'l, #4 CB||5*, #3 Nat'l, #1 CB|
|Damon Webb||5'11"||170||Cass Tech HS, Detroit, MI||4*||4*, #7 CB||4*, #192 Nat'l, #16 CB||Ohio|
|Nick Watkins||6'1"||180||4.5||Bishop Dunne Catholic, Dallas, TX||4*||4*, #5 CB||4*, #30 Nat'l, #5 CB|
|Parrker Westphal||6'1"||186||4.45||Bolingbrook HS, Bolingbrook, IL||4*||4*, #12 CB||4*, #165 Nat'l, #13 CB|
|Edward Paris||6'2"||188||4.35||Timberview HS, Mansfield, TX||4*||4*, #4 CB||5*, #10 Nat'l, #2 S||LSU|
|Troy Vincent, Jr.||5'10"||181||4.8||Gilman School, Baltimore, MD||4*||4*, #11 CB||3*, #22 CB|
|Adoree' Jackson||5'10"||172||Junipero Serra HS, Gardena, CA||5*, #8 Nat'l||5*, #7 Nat'l, #2 CB||4*, #33 Nat'l, #4 CB|
|T'Kevian Rockwell||6'1"||190||Wylie HS, Wylie, TX||4*||4*, #7 S||4*, #115 Nat'l, #10 S|
|Brandon Simmons||6'||170||4.6||Timberview HS, Mansfield, TX||4*||4*, #4 S||4*, #226 Nat'l, #19 S|
|Quin Blanding||6'2"||196||4.55||Bayside HS, Virginia Beach, VA||5*||5*, #15 Nat'l, #2 S||5*, #6 Nat'l, #1 S||UVA|
|Montae Nicholson||6'2"||200||Gateway HS, Monroeville, PA||4*||3*, #12 S||4*, #212 Nat'l, #18 S|
|Erick Smith||6'1"||185||Glenville HS, Cleveland, OH||NR||NR||NR|
|Dravon Henry||6'||185||Aliquippa HS, Aliquippa, PA||4*, #157 Nat'l||3*, #19 RB||4*, #28 ATH|
|Kiy Hester||6'2"||200||De Paul Catholic HS, Wayne, NJ||4*||4*, #15 CB||4*, #128 Nat'l, #12 ATH|
|Juwann Winfree||6'2"||180||Dwight Morrow HS, Englewood, NJ||NR||NR||NR|
|Kalen Ballage||6'2||212||4.4||Falcon HS, Falcon, CO||NR||NR||4*, #34 ATH|
Bluestreak hasn't been maintaining the 2014 offer list so I've updated it. I used Rivals offer list along with TTB and the old 2014 list to compile this chart, making some judgment calls along the way. In some cases, I moved players to the positions they were offered at by Michigan's staff. (with the exception of Bo Scarbrough who was offered as a WR.) Michigan has verbally offered 85 players. The distribution is as follows:
In-State Players of Interest:
DT Kenneth Finley 6'3" 265 lbs. Muskegon HS
CB Jalen Watts-Jackson 6' 173 lbs. Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep
LB William White 6'1" 215 lbs. Detroit Cass Tech HS
RB/LB Gary Hosey 6' 230 lbs. Detroit Cass Tech HS
QB Tyler Wiegers 6'4" 190 lbs. Detroit Country Day
DT Jake Khoury 6'3 268 lbs. St. Francis Catholic HS
RB Lorenzo Collins 6' 210 lbs. FH Harrison HS (MSU lean)
WR Brandon Walker 6'2" 185 lbs. Carman-Ainsworth HS
OT Ka'John Armstrong 6'5" 272 lbs. Detroit Loyola HS
OG Derek Brown 6'4" 295 lbs. Yale HS
OT Curtis Doyle 6'6" 270 lbs. Alma HS
ATH Avonte Maddox Detroit King HS
S Jared Wangler De La Salle Collegiate HS Warren, MI
I want a 6' 2" cornerback with 4.4 speed.
I don't think Bo is going out of state. Not based on anything other than being in Saban's back yard (my phone autocorrected Saban to Satan. My phone is smart.)
Javon Harrison is being offered as a WR per Javon.
I'll get that fixed.
Thanks for doing that. Wow, Michigan is not letting up on the OL recruiting even after two stellar classes.
PS: Mods, is there any way that this could be moved to the "Useful Stuff" tab so that it can be easy to find and edited by those interested?
I admit I've been slacking off ... awesome work.
Hoke can't recruit long snappers. It's so frustrating.
OMG - nevermind... http://mgoblog.com/content/hello-scott-sypniewski
We should have all of these kids signed in the next month. WTF is going on? I really am not being sarcastic here. I can't keep up with all of these good commits. Rich Rod please come back so I don't have to pay attention again. I miss when we didn't have good recruits and I could live my life. #exhausted
Thanks for the hard work on this post. Also, why on earth would the user known as
neg this post? It's not like it took the OP two minutes to type an opinion. I know mgopoints don't matter, and the OP would never mention his own, but this is just mean and childish.
If it kept *****Dion***** from kicking his dog this morning, I guess it's a good thing.
did not mean to neg the post. finger slipped. sorry. trying to find information on the "Dion" referred to in prior post. did not kick the dog or even want to.
No worries... I'm not even sure what all this arrow stuff is all about anyway. I only just changed user classes at 100 a few days ago. All I care is that I can use the blog when all hell breaks loose. Nothing worse than coming home from the game and being unable to post Kate Upton videos.
Any idea why the coaches haven't extended any offers to QBs for 2014? Seeing how we'd already locked down our 2013 QB by this time last year...
There are several prospects on their radar. Deshone Kizer and Chance Stewart seem to be our top targets. Because of their differing skillsets, I'd love both but Stewart is the likely first offer as a 6'6" pocket passer from Michigan. He's hoping to earn an offer at camp. I think it's best that Borges and Hoke heavily vet the QB offers. True field generals don't come a dime a dozen.
Edit: The coaches have also dropped in on Jeremy Holley (OH) and Luke Ward (TN). Holley plans to attend camp. Brent Lyles (OH) visited back in April and plans to camp. Ricardo Johnson (MN) visited in April and an offer would be a "dream come true." Chandler Kincade (PA) committed to Pitt's old staff so the coaching staff should continue pursuing him. He visited when Kugler committed, although they were not acquainted previously.
Can we all please just take a second to recognize how huge Orlando Brown is. 6'9, 375 lbs and he's 16?
he's quite the gamble. Pad level and weight concerns immediately come to mind. I'm not a college talent evaluator but he looks slow on camp film compared to comparable defensive talent.
With that type of width and wingspan, quickness is slightly less important, but it would seem to be worrisome. Leverage is obviously going to be a big issue, but if he does harness that size, look out.
I fear a guy of that size will have trouble staying healthy.
Very true, and that goes beyond sports related injuries. 400 is too damn big for anyone, let alone a kid with his whole life ahead of him.
Hoke has been heavily recruiting MI and OH in 2012 and 2013. This 2014 offer board looks to be a start of a very different pattern.
It's exactly the same as last year. The earliest offers are going out of state because getting in early is the best way to attract players from outside the pipeline.
To the OP, thank you for taking the time to do this. This early list is a great asset to be able to reference back to.
I don't see Stefon Diggs or Dillon Baxter on this list.... interesting.
is going to make a great fullback for coach Hoke to land.
I'm really excited about this offer. A true two way threat. I've seen him listed at 6'0" before. If he does end up growing a bit I have no doubt that we'll start making some lofty comparisons in the YRMFSPA section. Somebody has to wear #2...
No big deal but surprised how few Ohio offers this time around, only four.
When did you start paying attention to 2013 offers? There weren't many Ohio offers out at this time last year either.
Wilton Speight is now on the ESPN 150 Watch List. It includes 13 pro style QBs. Last year, Shane Morris was ranked as the 8th best pro-qb for a reference.
Since he made the UA game, I'm thinking he's getting noticed and his rankings will move up on all Websites, and ESPN's initial rankings will have him as a 4*.