It seems like Michigan coaches are beginning to focus a lot of attention on Flowers, the WR from South Carolina. Hakeem looks like an intriguing prospect with outstanding size and athletic ability. And I think we are making a very solid push for him.
One interesting note that stands out for Hakeem is the contrast between his so-called "ratings" by Rivals/Scout and his offers. Rivals has him as the #75 WR (3*) while Scout has him as the #109 WR (3*).
Meanwhile, his offer list is off the chart. They include offers from Oregon, Auburn, FSU, UM (YTM), ND, Okla, Okla St., UCLA, Tenn and many more. He has taken only 2 officials -- us and Oregon this passed weekend (I'm not sure if he actually went).
Now, I'm not the kind of person who lives and dies by the rankings. But there seems to be a huge disparity here. Is Hakeem the example of a player who accumulated a ton of high-profile offers before his JR year and then had a good but not great JR and SR year?
I would be curious to hear from someone who has watched his game film and might provide a good scouting report on Hakeem as a prospect. Again, he seems like a good kid with great upside and a potential deep threat with this offense.