Recruiting Tracker - Home Stretch

Submitted by umhero on January 10th, 2015 at 11:50 PM

[Ed-Seth: This is now a wiki. I moved this to the sidebar under useful stuff and changed "Interest" into the MGo-Approved recruiting faces. A reminder of what they mean:

Icon Name Meaning
Sad Josh The genre of player with unrequited interest in Michigan. Unlikely to receive offers; most will eventually fade off the list and go to Duke or Michigan State Purdue or something.
Nefarious Eduardo Player is a longshot. Either they've declared someone else a leader publicly or popular opinion holds that they're likely to go to another school.
Data Either no opinion or Michigan is one of a fairly even group of chasing schools. Players in this category maintain no leader or change their leader frequently. The default category for players that we don't know much about yet.
Happy Teeth Players who have Michigan in a small leading group or have Michigan as a tenuous favorite. Should be regarded as a good shot, not a slam dunk.
Mr. Blue Player is either a verbal or is expected to be one sooner or later. Players with this designation are 65%+ to be Michigan commits.

Last update: 1/14 by umhero:

Name School Pos Ht/Wt Icon Rtg NTL POS ST Favorite
Brian Cole Heritage (Saginaw)  ATH 6'2/190 (EE)  0.9657 65 4 1 Mich
Tyree Kinnel Wayne
(Dayton, OH) 
S 6'0/205  0.9209 181 10 7 Mich
Grant Newsome The Lawrenceville School
(Trenton, NJ) 
OT 6'6/290  0.9141 209 16 5 Mich
Alex Malzone Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills)  PRO 6'1.5/200 (EE)  0.8985 282 12 4 Mich
Jon Runyan Jr. St. Joseph's (Philadelphia, PA)  OT 6'4/276  0.8403 NA 122 28 Mich
Andrew David Washington (Massillon, OH)  K 5'9/165  0.7907 NA 7 79 Mich
Iman Marshall Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, CA)  CB 6'1/190  0.9977 4 1 1 USC
Keisean Lucier-South Lutheran - Orange County (Orange, CA)  WDE 6'4/208  0.9873 24 2 6 UCLA
DaMarkus Lodge  Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill, TX) WR 6'2/190  0.9825 37 7 9 MISS
Osa Masina  Brighton (Salt Lake City, UT)  OLB 6'3.5/230  0.9812 40 4 1 USC
Roquan Smith Macon County (Montezuma, GA) OLB 6'2/205  0.9759 49 5 7 GA
Chris Clark Avon Old Farms (Avon, CT)  TE 6'6/247  0.9594 80 2 2 Mich
Mike Weber Cass Tech (Detroit) RB 5'9/219  0.9542 94 13 2 OSU
Chidi Valentine-Okeke Faith Baptist Christian Academy (Ludowici, GA) OT 6'6/305  0.9465 111 7 12 BAMA
Marcus Lewis Gonzaga (Washington, DC)  ATH 6'1/187  0.9411 130 10 2 Miami (YTM)
Equanimeous St. Brown 

(Anaheim, CA)

WR 6'5/205  0.9376 139 13 20 ND
Cordell Broadus Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) WR 6'2/195  0.9333 149 17 2 USC
Adonis Thomas Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, GA) OLB 6'4/229  0.9240 170 11 18 BAMA
Tyrone Wheatley Jr. Canisius
(Buffalo, NY)
TE/DE 6'6/260  0.9066 235 9 1 Mich
Auden Tate Wharton
(Tampa, FL)
WR 6'4/215  0.9057 241 29 33 FSU
Kendrick Norton Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, FL) DT 6'3/305  0.9037 257 16 37 FLA
Arrington Farrar Woodward Academy
(Atlanta, GA)
S 6'2/195  0.9019 262 14 27 Mich
Patrick Allen Franklin (Reisterstown, MD) OT 6'5/286  0.8993 278 28 6 TENN
David Moorman Northville (Pinckney) OT 6'5/275  0.8798 383 40 6 WI
Rasool Clemons Aiken
(South Aiken, SC)
DE 6'6/212  0.8771 407 16 7 LSU
Charles Omenihu Rowlett
(Rowlett, TX)
DE 6'5/232  0.8715 469 21 62 Texas
Jalen Bates Kaplan
(Kaplan, LA)
DE 6'4/240  0.8690 499 23 24 ASU
Damon Arnette St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)  CB 6'2/185  0.8597 649 60 87 S. CAR
John Kelly Oak Park
(Oak Park) 
ATH 5'10/194  0.8590 667 56 9 Mich
Reuben Jones Lake Gibson (Lakeland, FL) DE 6'3/223  0.8540 774 44 105 NEB
Chris Williamson Gainesville (Gainesville, GA) ATH 6'1/190  0.8517 823 71 85 Unknown
McLane Carter Gilmer (Gilmer, TX)  QB 6'2/190 N/A N/A N/A N/A Unknown
Reagan Williams

Jackson (Jackson, OH)



6'3"/235 N/A N/A N/A N/A Stanford

Ratings Shown are the 247Sports Composite

Upcoming Visits - 

January 16 - 2015 TE Chris Clark
January 16 - 2015 K  Andrew David - commit
January 16 - 2015 S Tyree Kinnel - commit 
January 16 - 2015 DB Damon Arnette 
January 16 - 2015 LB Roquan Smith 
January 19 - 2015 CB Iman Marshall  
Edit - 1/11/2015 - labeled "Enrolled" recruits
Edit - 1/11/2015 - "Bolded" schools of committed players
Edit - 1/12/2015 - Added QB McLane Carter based on Twitter report of potential Harbaugh visit.
Edit - 1/13/2015 - Added Chidi Valentine-Okeke, Patrick Allen, Rasool Clemons, Reuben Jones, Arrington Farrar, and Equanimeous St. Brown from the Recruiting Update and temporarily "Bolded" their names for identification.
Edit - 1/14/2015 - Added ATH Chris Williamson who received an offer on the 13th.
Edit - 1/16/2015 by Seth - made into wiki. Changed format to MGoFace system.



January 13th, 2015 at 2:34 PM ^

I will give respect where respect is due! The state of Michigan has the 2nd best coach in the Big Ten!, and he is a Spartan! Coach Dantonio is 2nd to Urban! Michigan should of tried to steal big brothers coach! A coach who makes 3 star players into 5! , But you insist to Quack like a Duck!


January 13th, 2015 at 2:34 PM ^

I will give respect where respect is due! The state of Michigan has the 2nd best coach in the Big Ten!, and he is a Spartan! Coach Dantonio is 2nd to Urban! Michigan should of tried to steal big brothers coach! A coach who makes 3 star players into 5! , But you insist to Quack like a Duck!


January 11th, 2015 at 11:36 AM ^

As a Buckeye?, I would prefer Michigan to be relevant in the Big Ten!, when a conference team has a loss to teams such as App. State?, it makes the entire conference look bad!, Looking forward to the National Championship Game!, how sweet it is!, with almost the entire team returning next year?, and another top ten recruting class this year?, can't get much better!


January 11th, 2015 at 2:35 PM ^

Apparently osu has already won as they have NC shirts already made in Columbus.  Talk about jinxing yourself!   Remember your history-Dewey defeats Truman premature newspaper headline?   

How about this scenario-bucky is ranked #1 in the fall while Michigan starts the season unranked but steadily with each passing week climbs the rankings then 2weeks before THE GAME 5 top ten team's go down and MIchigan vaults to #2.   The bucks come to AA with all the marbles on the line and what happens?   Go look up the 1969 game if you don't think it's gonna happen.  Don't believe that kinder gentler urban meyer bs either.  It's been easy-peasy with the big ten and Bucky playing the underdog role.  Being the favourite with everybody gunning for you is another thing altogether-just ask SEC west teams and bama!



January 12th, 2015 at 1:52 PM ^

when your team is playing in the National Championship Game tonight?  If you're going to troll, go troll Oregon blogs! 

You actually have something to cheer for tonight, yet you're sitting on MgoBlog.  The only thing you're contributing to here is the overwhelming opinion your fan base is crass!  You do not have any class and I'd be surprised if you've attended one [class-less]


03 Blue 07

January 12th, 2015 at 2:09 PM ^

The App State loss was. . . 8 years ago. Coinciding with a period in your program's history for which  you've forfeited games for rampant violations of the NCAA rulebook, the same rulebook we all agree to be bound by for competetive purposes. When a school --such as Ohio State-- flagrantly and repeatedly violates those rules, thereby benefiting from that violation via better recruiting and happier athletes (who are getting improper benefits; see, e.g., Terrelle Pryor's multiple 300+ mile "test drives" in cars owned by dealerships). Thus, by doing that, you devalue all accomplishments because you had to cheat to win, and for all anyone knows, it was that marginal increase in talent caused by the cheating that gave you the "edge" you needed to win certain games.

TL; DR: App State was many years ago; glass houses; STFU. 

Also, nice use of punctuation (not really). 


January 11th, 2015 at 2:11 AM ^

We have some terrific players on that list.  I think we have a number of them where we have a good shot like John Kelly, Mike Weber, Clark and maybe Moorman the OL. 

If Harbo and staff can nail 2 - 3 of the big names on the list it would be great.  

I would love to see Wheatly Jr come here.  I'm not sure if we would use him at TE or DE.  If we get Clark and Wheatly if would be crazy.     


January 11th, 2015 at 2:20 AM ^

Based on position needs and his body if Wheatley comes I doubt it is as a TE.  He has Butt, Bunting, Hill and Clark ahead of him (that is not even discussing Heitzman and Williams which a year from now will be out of the picture).  And we have massive needs at DE with limits spots in this class.  And if he is truly already 260 lbs at 17 years old I dont see him slimming down to 250ish over the next 3 years to be a TE, sounds more like a 275 DE down the road.


January 11th, 2015 at 5:52 AM ^

I don't really see Wheatley as a TE. First, I think he's more impressive as a DE. Second, he's not really needed at that position. Third, I don't think he fits what Harbaugh wants in a TE, which is basically a west coast tight end who can stretch the field a little bit.


January 11th, 2015 at 2:18 AM ^

Wheatly has a mean poker face - if you take his comments or lack thereof at face value I would not consider Michigan a favorite.  Maybe he wants to play with dad on the staff - maybe he wants to do his own thing.

I do think UM can quickly become the favorite for Lewis again.  He seemed like he wanted to commit post BBQ. 

Arnette feels like a guy who if offered would commit.


January 11th, 2015 at 2:23 PM ^

and I think he has an entirely different view than you. He didn't say it's a gut feeling but father and son are very close and he also loves Michigan. Sam implied that he feels there is a very good chance he ends up here.

The main thing is getting him here for a visit which shouldn't be too hard considering his father is here.

Mr Miggle

January 11th, 2015 at 6:05 AM ^

If there is any easy way to show which players are already committed elsewhere, I think that would be helpful. Maybe brackets around the school name or something.


January 11th, 2015 at 6:50 AM ^

Sorting by interest is kind of difficult with something like this, IMO. The coaches just got hired (or are still being hired), it's a dead period, nobody has met Harbaugh yet, etc. Most of these guys have basically confirmed visits or have said they want to visit in the next month, with the exception of Wheatley, who has been to Ann Arbor and whose dad just got hired.


January 11th, 2015 at 8:31 AM ^

I've been watching high school football for many, many years and Andrew David is the BEST high school kicker I have ever seen by far.


Plus, every kick off I saw went far out of the end zone.


January 11th, 2015 at 8:33 AM ^

Hope Andrew David is a good you say.  With Matt Wile graduating, we have no kickers on the team with game experience.  The kicking game can make the difference between winning and losing in at least one to two games a season.

In terms of available scholarships, one of the scholarships could go to the winner of the punting competition.


January 11th, 2015 at 7:42 AM ^

Any idea why Runyan Jr. is rated so low by the recruiting sites? If you read the evaluations, they all say he's quick, athletic, plays with good technique for a HS kid, and has the frame for the position. The only real negative is that he he needs to add strength an mass, which usually applies to 95% of OL recruits.