2014 Offer Board

Submitted by Bluestreak on March 7th, 2012 at 10:31 PM


Targets Ht. Wt. 40 High School Scout Rank 247 Rank Rivals Rank Commit
Running Backs
Wide Receivers (1 Offer)
Drake Harris 6'4" 180   Grand Rapids Cristian HS, Grand Rapids, MI NR NR NR  
Tight Ends
Offensive Linemen (3 Offers)
Andy Bauer 6'5" 285   DeSmet HS, St. Louis, MO NR NR NR  
Orlando Brown 6'10" 360   Peachtree Ridge HS, Duluth, GA NR NR NR  
Damian Prince 6'7" 300   Bishop McNamara, Forestville, MD NR NR NR  
Defensive Ends (2 Offers)
Da'Shawn Hand 6'5" 245   Woodbridge Sr HS, Woodbridge, VA NR NR NR  
Malik McDowell 6'6" 260   Loyola HS, Detroit, MI NR NR NR  
Defensive Tackles (1 Offer)
Bryan Mone 6'3" 255   Highland HS, Salt Lake, UT NR NR NR  
Linebackers (0 Offers)
Cornerbacks (1 Offer)
Jalen Tabor 6'1" 170   Friendship Collegiate HS, Washington, DC NR NR NR  

Given that we've almost wrapped up the 2013 class - I'll start maintaining the 2014 offer board

 This has been derived from the 2013 offer board, so credit to wlubd for creating the template.


Bo Knows

March 7th, 2012 at 10:40 PM ^

Got curious about Derek David since we rarely offer JUCOs.  Turns out he was a soft commit to Text Tech for the class of 2012 and an early 4 star according to scout.  He was however charged for sexual assault and had his scholarship offers rescinded.  It's only been a year since then and he hasn't even played  a down for his JUCO yet.  Anyone think this offer is just slightly interesting?  However, I won't doubt Hoke's judgment considering the hard line stance he's taken with some recruits/players already.

MN Go Blue

March 7th, 2012 at 10:51 PM ^

This is great.  Is it linked or stickied somewhere on the website?  I was trying to put something like this together that had a spot to list comments or visit dates, so this will be a great resource.


March 8th, 2012 at 12:21 AM ^

Appreciate the mention and while I would love to be able to take credit for template, I definitely just used what umhero created so credit to him as well.

Also thanks to bluestreak and others for taking over the 2013 board. Between work and planning a wedding, I've had no time for doing anything with it. Teamwork at its best.

Johnny Blood

March 8th, 2012 at 5:42 PM ^

Yeah, I was scanning the list and immediately stopped when I saw his size... he's huge!  But then you look at the other OL guys and they are no slouches either.  And then the DL guys and they are really big as well.

You can definitely see where Hoke is taking this team.  We're going to own the trenches.


March 8th, 2012 at 9:16 AM ^

Da'Shawn Hand from Woodbirdge, VA is the real deal.  He had 21 sacks as a sophomore.  He is friends with Levenberry and is better than him.  One of my good friends is his DC and according to his camp results could possiibly end up one of the top 5 kids in the country his senior year.  Oh..and he wants to be an engineer.  Mattison was there a few weeks ago to offer him.  Stoops and Saban called personally to offer him.  This kid is going to blow up.


March 8th, 2012 at 9:25 AM ^

I have limitless trust in our staff to scout talent at the Sophomore level.  I love that we are offering and recruiting guys 2 years from graduating.  It really seems like we're setting up pipelines to some great high school programs as well. 

It makes me wonder what Urbs would do if he were in this position.  How would he know who to offer without Rivals/Scout ratings?


March 8th, 2012 at 10:42 AM ^

Now that we are wrapping up thsi class while holding out for some even more elite talent, let look forward. Most other school are not even close to starting 2013 and we are jumping into 2014. I think that will be a  huge help with the 2014 class because it frees up our coaches to get to work on them while everyone else is still busy picking up our 2013 leftovers. Awesome.


March 8th, 2012 at 10:33 PM ^

6'10 and 360 lbs.....as a sophomore in high school? With an offer list including Bama, USC, ND and a handful of others, getting him might be a bit of a coup. Either that or Hoke will have him signed by the Spring Game. If we keep getting in on these guys early and getting solid commitments we are closer to the MNC than I could have dreamed. Never have I been prouder to be blue.


March 8th, 2012 at 10:42 PM ^

His recruiting mentality is top notch. Get in early on top talent and sell Michigan. Michigan is building and national champion in front of our eyes. The talent influx into Ann Arbor is staggering. No doubt that we start fast next cycle too. We must beat Sparty and Ohio this year to keep the momentum.....Notre Dame too.