BBQ At The Big House Visitor List Comment Count

Brandon Brown July 12th, 2014 at 10:54 PM

The annual recruiting extravaganza known as the BBQ at The Big House is just a couple of weeks away on July 27th and already the list of visitors is quite star-studded. A blend of committed and uncommitted prospects from multiple classes will be in attendance for what has proved to be a huge recruiting tool in past classes. Below is who I’ve been able to contact in order to start putting together a list of who will be in attendance and who won’t be. Of course there are many prospects that are still unsure, they are listed as well.


Will Attend

CB Marcus Lewis
CB Mook Reynolds
CB Garrett Taylor
DE Kengera Daniel
K Andrew David
LB Darrin Kirkland Jr.
LB Joshua McMillon
QB Alex Malzone
RB Damien Harris
RB Mike Weber
S Tyree Kinnel
TE Chris Clark
WR Grant Perry

May Attend

CB Iman Marshall
DE Darian Roseboro
LB Tyriq Thompson
OL Jon Runyan Jr.
TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr.
WR Brian Cole

Won’t Attend

LB Asmar Bilal
OL Grant Newsome
OL Patrick Allen
OL Connor Williams
RB Alec Murphy
S Kahlil Haughton
WR Lawrence Cager


Will Attend

CB Lavert Hill
QB Messiah deWeaver
RB Elijah Holyfield
TE Luke Farrell
TE Naseir Upshur
WR Austin Mack

May Attend

LB Daelin Hayes
OL Ben Bredeson
OL Erik Swenson

Won’t Attend

CB Levonta Taylor
OL Liam Eichenberg
OL Michal Menet
RB Kentrail Moran
RB Kareem Walker
TE Jake Hausmann
WR Binjimen Victor

A visitor list for an event like this is always subject to change and I know there are several others who belong in one of the categories that I just haven’t heard back from yet.  Unfortunately for the readers I am embarking on my honeymoon tomorrow so I won’t be adding or subtracting to or from this list for at least a week.


Boom Goes the …

July 12th, 2014 at 11:16 PM ^

was going to be there with a buckle up situation possibly...hope he can make it along with Cole and Wheatley.  Glad Malzone and some of the other committed guys will be there though.  Happy Honeymooning!


July 13th, 2014 at 8:00 AM ^

he was married the Fourth of July. I have not idea what he's been doing since then.

I don't know if there is a reason it hasn't been posted before so I won't copy the tweet here.

I don't remember Brandon's twitter is where I saw this before. My apologies if it's been posted elsewhere. This is really funny so I'll post it here.



July 13th, 2014 at 9:36 AM ^

I know this has been a hugely successful event in the past, but I had a question come to mind about it recently. Is the current team heavily involved in this each year? I never know what a coaching staff is allowed to do in terms of providing meals and such, if they can require the players to be a part of something like this or if they're even allowed to be. Maybe they don't want them super involved so they have more time with just the recruits. There are so many gray areas in recruiting and summer stuff with the team that I don't understand.
Like the paintball game the other day. Team activity? Mandatory? Or just something a handful of team members decided to do?


July 13th, 2014 at 9:56 AM ^

I thought there was a chance Keisean Lucier-South would be able to make it out.  This is the kind of event we could use to move up on his list. 


July 14th, 2014 at 5:31 AM ^

Any word on Thiyo Lukusa?  I know at one point he was close to pulling the trigger before slowing things down.  Just wondering if was was going to make the BBQ.


July 14th, 2014 at 12:19 PM ^

How successful has this event been in terms of its impact on recruiting?  Anybody have any idea what the "yield ratio" has been as far as percent of kids that attended the event who later commited to Michigan?