Future Non-Conference Recruiting Watch, Vol. I, No. 3

Submitted by EGD on June 9th, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Future Non-Conference Opponent Recruiting Watch – Class of 2014

A big end of spring for Michigan future non-conference foes in the recruiting game is led by the Cincinnati Bearcats, who double their class size to 8 and surge to #38 in the 247 Sports rankings.  Colorado also gets on the board, while a couple offensive line additions to the BYU class come too late to factor into the updated 247 composite.  Now for a closer look at what happened, with bonus: recruits' city & state of origin added!

New verbal commitments since last update (May 26):

·         May 24: Colorado adds OL Isaac Miller  (not reported as of May 26)

·         May 28: Cincinnati adds DT Joel Thompson

·         May 29: Colorado adds LB Grant Watanabe

·         May 31: Cincinnati adds DE Spencer Williams and Raashed Kennion

·         June 6: Miami adds DE Mack Duffin, Hawaii adds OL Sully Wiefels

·         June 7: Ball State adds WR J-Shun Harris

·         June 8: Cincinnati adds OG Nathaniel Devers, BYU adds OL Austin Chambers and Chandon Herring

Composite Chart

247 Comp. Rank

Team

No. of Commits

5-Star

4-Star

3-Star

Scout Avg.

Rivals Avg.

ESPN Avg.

247 Avg.

Overall Avg.

2

Michigan

11

1

7

3

3.66

3.55

3.82

3.82

3.70

5

Notre Dame

10

0

10

0

3.9

3.9

3.8

3.8

3.85

38

Cincinnati

8

0

0

7

2.86

2.0

2.13

3.0

2.50

51

Utah

5

0

1

4

3.2

3.2

2.4

3.2

3.00

53

Arkansas

4

0

2

2

3.0

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.38

58

BYU

7

0

1

2

2.43

2.57

2.43

2.71

2.54

76

Colorado

2

0

0

2

2.5

3.0

2.0

2.5

2.50

78

Ball State

3

0

0

0

2.33

2.0

2.0

2.33

2.17

79

Hawaii

5

0

0

1

2.4

2.2

2.0

2.2

2.16

87

Oregon State

1

0

0

1

3.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

2.50

101

Miami, OH

1

0

0

0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.00

--

UNLV

1

0

0

0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.00

--

Jack Torrance

0

0

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

 

Notre Dame (2014, 2015) – 10 commits, overall star average: 3.85

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Elijah Hood

Charlotte, NC

RB

4

5

4

4

4.25

Quenton Nelson

Red Bank, NJ

OT

4

5

4

4

4.25

Sam Mustipher

Olney, MD

OG

4

4

4

4

4.0

Jay Hayes

Brooklyn, NY

DT

4

4

4

4

4.0

Alex Bars

Nashville, TN

OT

4

4

4

4

4.0

Justin Brent

Indianapolis, IN

WR

4

4

4

3

3.75

Andrew Trumbetti

Demarest, NJ

DE

4

3

4

4

3.75

Greer Martini

Woodberry Forest, VA

OLB

4

3

4

4

3.75

Jimmy Byrne

Cleveland, OH

OT

4

4

3

3

3.5

Nic Weishar

Chicago, IL

TE

3

3

3

4

3.25

No changes for Notre Dame.   

 

Cincinnati (2017) – 8 commits, overall star average: 2.50

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Casey Gladney (JC)

Wesson, MS

WR

3

NR

NR

4

2.5

Nathaniel Devers

Massillon, OH

OG

3

NR

3

3

2.75

Joel Thompson

Hollywood, FL

DT

3

2

NR

3

2.5

Spencer Williams

Jacksonville, FL

DE

3

NR

NR

3

2.5

Raashed Kennion

Jacksonville, FL

DE

3

NR

NR

3

2.5

Hakeem Allonce (JC)

Woodland Hills, CA

DT

3

NR

NR

3

2.25

Franklin Labady

Hialeah, FL

RB

3

2

NR

3

2.5

Conner Krizancic

Mentor, OH

WR

NR

2

NR

NR

2.0

The big mover for this stretch is Cincinnati, which adds OG Nathaniel Devers, DT Joel Thompson, and DEs Spencer Williams and Raashed Kennion.  Scout rates Casey Gladney and Hakeem Allonce as 3-stars.

 

Utah (2014, 2015) – 5 commits, overall star average: 3.00

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Jackson Barton

Salt Lake City, UT

OT

4

4

3

3

3.5

Allan Havili

Tooele, UT

DT

3

3

3

3

3.0

Amone Finau

Salt Lake City, UT

RB

3

3

NR

3

2.75

Kenyon Frison

Salt Lake City, UT

OT

3

3

NR

4

3.0

Raelon Singleton

Crosby, TX

WR

3

3

NR

3

2.75

No gains or losses for Utah.  Scout rates Kenyon Frison and Raelon Singleton at 3-stars.

 

Arkansas (2018) – 4 commits, overall star average: 3.38

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Bijhon Jackson

El Dorado, AR

DT

3

4

4

4

3.75

Rafe Peavey

Bolivar, MO

QB

3

4

4

4

3.75

Jack Kraus

Bentonville, AR

TE

3

3

3

3

3.0

Juan Day

N. Little Rock, AR

RB

3

3

3

3

3.0

No changes for Arkansas.

 

Brigham Young (2015) – 7 commits, overall star average: 2.54

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Austin Chambers

Shawnee Mission, KS

OL

NR

3

NR

NR

2.25

Chandon Herring

Gilbert, AZ

OL

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Isaiah Nacua

Las Vegas, NV

DE

3

3

4

4

3.5

Zac Dawe

Pleasant Grove, UT

DE

3

3

3

3

3.00

Fred Warner

San Marcos, CA

OLB

3

3

NR

3

2.75

Trey Dye

Abilene, TX

WR

NR

2

NR

2

2.0

Neil Pauu

Anaheim, CA

QB

NR

NR

NR

3

2.0

BYU adds OL Austin Chambers and Chandon Herring (who, with that name, really ought to have signed with a coastal team).

 

Colorado (2016) 2 commits, overall star average: 2.50

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Grant Watanabe

San Antonio, TX

LB

NR

3

NR

3

2.0

Isaac Miller

Longmont, CO

OT

3

3

NR

NR

2.5

The Buffs finally get off the schnide with Texas linebacker Grant Watanabe and in-state OT Isaac Miller.

 

Hawaii (2016) 5 commits, overall star average: 2.16

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Daniel Lewis

New Iberia, LA

CB

3

NR

NR

3

2.5

Manly Williams

Honolulu, HI

OLB

3

NR

NR

NR

2.25

Larry Tuileta

Honolulu, HI

QB

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Fitou Fishiiahi

Honolulu, HI

MLB

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Sully Wiefels

Sacramento, CA

OL

NR

3

NR

NR

2.25

Hawaii picks up a commitment from 3-star offensive lineman, and all-name team candidate, Sully Wiefels. 

 

Ball State (2016) 3 commits, overall star average: 2.17

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Darian Green

Lafayette, IN

WR

NR

2

NR

3

2.25

J-Shun Harris

Fishers, IN

WR

NR

NR

NR

2

2.0

David Morrison

Ft. Wayne, IN

QB

3

2

NR

2

2.0

Ball State gains the commitment of wide receiver J-Shun Harris.

   

Oregon State (2015) 1 commit, overall star average: 2.50

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Nick Mitchell

Snoqualmie, WA

QB

3

3

NR

NR

2.5

               

No changes for the Beavers.

 

N.T. Miami (2014) 1 commit, overall star average: 2.0

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Mack Duffin

Avon, IN

DE

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

               

 

 

The Redhawks land their first commitment with Indiana defensive end Mack Duffin. 

 

UNLV (2015) 1 commit, overall star average: 2.0

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Doug Saeks (JC)

OG

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

             

No changes for UNLV.  247 Sports still refuses to acknowledge the commitment of JuCo offensive guard Doug Saeks.

 

Jack Torrance State (2014)

                Still no commits for the horrors.

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