TomVH: Top 250 Prospects Still Listing Michigan

TomVH: Top 250 Prospects Still Listing Michigan

Submitted by TomVH on October 9th, 2010 at 1:54 AM


Just thought I would throw this out there after Demetrius Hart's commitment. Here are the recruits in Rivals top 250 that are still listing Michigan in their top group. 

  • #5 De'Anthony Thomas- 5 star, 5'9", 160 lbs., Athlete/Defensive Back
  • #9 Curtis Grant- 5 star, 6'3", 222 lbs, Linebacker
  • #10 Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix- 5 star, 6'2", 190 lbs, Safety
  • #11 Karlos Williams- 5 star, 6'2", 210 lbs, Safety
  • #18 Ray Drew- 4 star, 6'5", 243 lbs, Defensive end
  • #33 Kris Frost- 4 star, 6'3", 210 lbs, Wide Receiver/Linebacker
  • #43 Sammy Watkins- 4 star, 6'1", 180 lbs, Wide Receiver
  • #53 Timmy Jernigan- 4 star, 6'2", 275 lbs, Defensive tackle
  • #65 Anthony Zettel - 4 star, 6'4", 245 lbs, Defensive End
  • #87 Wayne Lyons- 4 star, 6'0", 190 lbs, Safety
  • #118 Charles Jackson- 4 star, 5'11", 180 lbs, Defensive back
  • #148 Deion Barnes- 4 star, 6'5", 225 lbs, Defensive end
  • #157 Avery Walls - 4 star, 5'11", 184 lbs, Safety
  • #185 Mickey Johnson- 4 star, 6'1", 310 lbs, Defensive tackle
  • #193 Chris Bryant- 4 star, 6'5", 330 lbs, Offensive line
  • #214 Austin Traylor- 4 star, 6'4", 210 lbs, Defensive end
  • #216 Sheldon Royster- 4 star, 6'0", 185 lbs, Defensive back 

With the commitments of Demetrius Hart (#37) and Brennen Beyer (#191) Michigan already has two prospects in the top 250. So on that list who do we have the most realistic shot at?

The prospects that Michigan has a very high chance with off that list are:

  • #33 Kris Frost - listed in his top two with Auburn.
  • #65 Anthony Zettel - Waiting until the end of the season to decide.
  • #157 Avery Walls - Will be announcing within the month, visiting Cal this weekend.
  • #193 Chris Bryant - Should be deciding relatively soon. Down to Michigan, Stanford, and Arizona.

The prospects that I think Michigan still has a good shot with are:

  • #18 Ray Drew - I'm including him on this list because I think he has genuine interest in Michigan. His mom doesn't want him to leave home though so it may be tough.
  • #43 Sammy Watkins - We're in great shape with his teammate Dallas Crawford. The more I hear, the more it sounds like Sammy might really be considering Michigan.
  • #87 Wayne Lyons - I'll have a full update in the Weekly Update on Monday, but Michigan is back in his top list.
  • #148 Deion Barnes - Penn State may lead, but he'll be visiting after his season so anything can happen.

Finally, off this list here are the prospects that we either need to wait and see with, or we may not have a great shot with:

  • #5 De'Anthony Thomas - He told me he will visit if Michigan offers, but I'm not sure if there's enough to make him decommit from USC.
  • #9 Curtis Grant - I think he ends up at Alabama or Florida. He insists that he will try to visit Michigan.
  • #10 Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix - Recently told the Orlando Sentinel that he's 100% committed to Alabama, but they also reported that Demetrius Hart was an Alabama lean. If he takes his visit to Michigan for the Wisconsin game there's a chance.
  • #11 Karlos Williams - Currently committed to Florida State told me that he will be taking an official visit after his season is over. Michigan needs to continue winning to impress him.
  • #53 Timmy Jernigan - Timmy always mentions Michigan in his top group, but I just haven't seen enough to take him seriously.
  • #118 Charles Jackson - I've heard that he may be favoring Nebraska right now. He told me he wants to visit Michigan. We'll have to wait to see if that actually happens.
  • #185 Mickey Johnson - Mickey has a new leader every week. Michigan is listed in his top group with Tennessee, Nebraska, UCLA, and LSU. His group and list changes so much I don't know what to believe. 
  • #214 Austin Traylor - Told me recently that Michigan is in his top ten and that he would like to visit. Until he narrows his list down further we won't know how high his interest level actually is.
  • #216 Sheldon Royster - New Jersey safety has been quiet with his recruitment, but has always had Michigan on his list. Until he visits I'm not including him on the high chance list.