Weekly Recruiting Update 6/14

Submitted by TomVH on June 14th, 2010 at 2:20 PM

James Elliott

6'4, 285 lbs.

Offensive Tackle

Pensacola, Forida

Elliott has started to see his recruitment take off. With around 14 offers so far, he is hoping for and expecting a few more offers to roll in. James was offered by Michigan this past Tuesday, and was very excited that the Wolverines have chosen him for a scholarship offer. He told me that Michigan is in his top five even if he gets those offers that he's hoping for.

He will most likely have to use an official visit to come see Ann Arbor since it's an expensive trip from Florida. Elliott has a very close relationship with his offensive line coach, and it just so happens that Elliott's line coach played at FSU with Michigan offensive line coach Greg Frey. They have that instant connection and trust that's needed during recruiting, so we'll see how this plays out. Distance won't be a factor for Elliot.

Prince Holloway

5'10, 165 lbs.


Cape Coral, Florida

Holloway is an interesting prospect who only holds a few offers from Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, and Western Kentucky. Although the local schools haven't offered they've had their eye on Holloway, and at least one of them should jump into the mix soon.

Holloway told me that Michigan is in his top two with West Virginia. He said that even if one of the local schools does offer, Michigan will still be up there in the top group. Just because they're a local school doesn't mean he would pick them. He's looking for the right fit, and the right school for him. Holloway doesn't know the exact date yet but he will be visiting Michigan sometime either this month, or next.

One complicating factor for Holloway and Michigan is that, like his former teammate Spencer Boyd, Holloway has a child. Boyd recently transferred from Notre Dame to be closer to his family. You have to think that would have an effect on Prince, too.

A look at Prince's spring game this year:


Kris Frost

6'3, 210 lbs.

Linebacker/Wide Receiver

Matthews, North Carolina

Kris Frost will be in Ann Arbor this coming weekend for camp with his family. This is a huge visit for Michigan, as it will be the first time his family will be seeing Michigan. Frost recently took an impromptu visit to Auburn and enjoyed himself. He's been to Auburn quite a few times now, and the proximity to his home is a plus in the eyes of his mom and dad.

Michigan needs to roll out the red carpet for his family. If Michigan can impress them, then it would be safe to say that Michigan will be the clear front-runner. I sent Kris a text the other day, and said, "You're still coming up to Michigan for camp right?" His reply was, "THAAATTTT'SSS RIIIIIIGGGHHTT!!!!!!!!" So… he's a little excited.

[Editor's note: Camp will be critical in Frost's recruitment. The frequent visits to Auburn have Tiger fans feeling optimistic; Michigan's main chance to sway him back will be this weekend.]


Ed Davis

6'4, 215 lbs.

Outside Linebacker

Detroit, Michigan

Ed was offered by Michigan this past weekend. I spoke with him afterwards, and he said he's going to get together with his family and talk about what's next. "What's next"  could be an quick commitment. I'm expecting that Ed's commitment will come sooner rather than later, once he has all of his questions answered. He said he will be ready to make his decision once he feels right about a school.

Michigan is in good shape here.


  • There was an article brought to my attention in which Andre Yruretagoyena (I don't even need to look that up anymore) said he didn't think it was fair that USC's new coaches were being punished for what the old staff did. The sanctions against USC are coming from 2004, and you have to remember, Andre was only 10 or 11 years old at that time. He didn't know that Lane Kiffin was part of that staff. He does now, and he doesn't feel as strongly about it. Yruretagoyena said he "want[s] to say it doesn't affect me, but it does."
  • MD ATH Brandon Phelps has a Michigan offer, plans a visit, and lists Michigan in a list of five schools that are recruiting him hard.
  • OH LB Sean Duggan's visit to Michigan was "awesome" and Michigan is now solidly in his top three.


West Texas Blue

June 14th, 2010 at 12:45 PM ^

A Detroit PSL prospect picking UM? Has the world gone mad? With things looking like Kinnard won't qualify and Davion Rodgers rumored to be in academic trouble, we'll need more LB prospects.


June 14th, 2010 at 12:51 PM ^

We're killing it in-state this year. At least, we're taking quite a few solid players that is. Hopefully we can pull some Florida prospects as well (Dee, Posada, Elliot?).

Thanks as always Tom.


June 14th, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

...Kris Frost's enthusiasm for this weekend's camp and Ed Davis's motor.  Here's hoping they both see what they need to see in the upcoming days.

From TomVH's Yyuretegoyena post, user MHNet posts a link to an article that indicates that Andre's not bothered by USC's sanctions after all. 

"I was pissed off," Yruretagoyena said. "I really did not like what actions were taken against USC. I don't think it's fair that a new coaching staff has to suffer from a previous staff's actions."

"I have talked to Coach Barry, my recruiting coordinator, about it," he said. "I'm calling him tomorrow though just so we can talk more."

"It has a little (affect)," Yruretagoyena said. "But if it is in fact only two years and nothing else is found against them, then it wouldn't effect me. The two years include my senior season, and my redshirt year."


June 14th, 2010 at 1:11 PM ^

Hope Frost's parents are blown away by Ann Arbor. Looks like UM hitting some pretty solid LB prospects and big OL. LB prediction Frost, Grant (Hoping), and Davis, possibly Jones. OL we could land probably 6 OL prospects. I dunno thats what i hope we could get. It's a long summer and long ways to go till NSD, we could get in with more top-prospects once we starting winning.

Marley Nowell

June 14th, 2010 at 2:15 PM ^

Great info on James Elliott and his OL coach.  Hope the young man can visit Michigan and see how great it is.  Ed Davis is definitely an interesting recruit considering the HS he attends.

IMHO Kris Frost is the single most important recruit for Michigan because of his excellent football skills and our  LB depth.


June 14th, 2010 at 2:37 PM ^

The drive from Charlotte to Ann Arbor really isn't that much further than the drive would be to Auburn.  It takes me about 9.5 hours to get to Ann Arbor and it takes about 7 to get to Auburn.  Either way, it isn't a day trip.


June 14th, 2010 at 3:14 PM ^

pretty pokey from Charlotte to Auburn, though, jvblaha. I've done Atlanta to Charlotte a few times. 3.5 hrs is pretty standard. Never done Atlanta to Auburn but it's a straight shot down I-85, and just over a 100 miles. I would think this is more likely a 5.5 hr drive. 

When a familiy's considering a round trip over a weekend, unfortunately there's a pretty significant difference.


June 15th, 2010 at 2:56 PM ^

...post on GBWM that talks about Cincinnati Winton Woods OLB Antonio Poole (Scout 4*, #14 OLB, Rivals 3*, 5.7, #22 OLB).

"Well since it’s summer time, I was thinking I would hit one or two camps,” Poole told GoBlueWolverine. “I’m probably going to Ohio State’s this Sunday. And I was thinking of going to another camp, and if I do another one I’d be going down to Michigan.”

The Queen City product got a chance to chat with some of the Wolverine coaches, and they were adamant on how a camp visit could benefit him.

“Yes sir, I talked to them. They just told me that wanted me to come down to camp because there was a possibility I could get an offer from them. So I might come down if I get a chance too.”

Poole’s intentions would be to camp either June 20th or the 21st.

Let's hope he takes the Michigan coaches' advice and camps in A2 next week.