BBrown: Michigan Offers 2015 S Stephen Griffin and 2015 CB Marcus Lewis

Submitted by Brandon Brown on February 20th, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Michigan has offered two more 2015 prospects. Both play mutliple positions in high school, but figure to play somewhere in the defensive backfield in college.

Name: Stephen Griffin
Position: Safety
Ht/Wt: 6'3" / 185 lbs.
Location: South Mecklenburg High School - Charlotte, NC
Offers: Charlotte, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, Old Dominion, Tennessee, Wake Forest
Rating: ★★★ .8333 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #872 NAT/ #71 S (247 Composite)

Name: Marcus Lewis
Position: Cornerback
Ht/Wt: 6'1" / 188 lbs.
Location: Gonzaga College High School – Washington, DC
Offers: Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia
Rating: ★★★★ .9467 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #112 NAT/ #12 ATH (247 Composite)

I've had previous contact with Lewis but not with Griffin. I will attempt to track them both down for a reaction ASAP.



February 20th, 2014 at 4:47 PM ^

Do you feel his recruitment will blow up and we've gotten in relatively early on a rising candidate?  Or do you feel he might stick close to his 3-Star rating and maybe we could have waited longer to offer?

I'm guessing more will come out after you talk to him, but curious as to your thoughts.  I realize ratings aren't everything, but an offer on a relatively low 3-star intrigues me.


February 20th, 2014 at 5:15 PM ^

He may not be getting as much attention because of that. It says Clemson was a legacy offer. His father played for Danny Ford. There are some type of ties to Tennessee also. It shows everyone else including Michigan as medium interest although the offer may be too new for his profile to reflect interest..

Thanks for the update. It's appreciated as always.

Have they changed the way of offering recruits? It seems like they are blanketing positions where before it seemed like they targeted a few people at a position. I was wondering if this was a Nuss influence kicking in.

Any thoughts?


February 20th, 2014 at 6:31 PM ^

Any insight on the recent offers to DB's? These two now, and the Texas safety (name is escaping me)? With Kinnel and Crawford in the fold already and a probable small class, how many more DB's spots are there in this class?


February 20th, 2014 at 9:17 PM ^

Growing population, all year football, with lots of universities that can run summer camps, but not fully exploited by the ESS EE CEE and fairly close by.  Sounds like a great area for Michigan to try to carve out some space in.  I think the Jersey Virgina North Carolina stretch is as good a place to focus as any once they get away from Michigan/Ohio.