Devin Funchess Commits (via TomVH) AND OH TE AJ Williams

Submitted by icefins26 on April 22nd, 2011 at 12:03 PM

From TomVH:

TomVH

TE Devin Funchess told me he just committed to #Michigan
 
 
AND, EDIT:
 
 
Rivals is reporting that we just received a commitment from TE AJ Williams
 

Comments

wlubd

April 22nd, 2011 at 12:08 PM ^

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Devin-Funchess-…

http://michiganstate.scout.com/a.z?s=175&p=8&c=1&nid=5176132

http://insider.espn.go.com/college-football/recruiting/player?id=128058…

6'5", 205 lbs, ESPN150 Watch List, 4* #6 TE to Scout.

Good pickup. Either Thompson or he should be a great receiving option. Also Sparty's gonna be pissed. A lot of them feel as if the FHH trio were all bound for them.

EDIT: and A.J. Williams...

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=5412327

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncstate/football/recruiting/player-A.J.-William…

http://insider.espn.go.com/college-football/recruiting/player?id=122892…

6'6", 260 lbs, 3* #15 TE to Scout.

Solid pickups at TE, filling bot the receiving and blocking molds the coaches wanted.

wlubd

April 22nd, 2011 at 12:33 PM ^

They only ever had a chokehold on in-state recruiting in their warped and twisted minds.

I've seen them try and rationalize Braden and RJS coming here. But I'm personally looking forward to seeing how they spin this one. What with FHH being an "MSU feeder school" and all three of them being Lansing-bound...

Mich_Faithful

April 22nd, 2011 at 1:31 PM ^

here:

http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/94/tOfficial-2012-Football-Rec…

and here:

http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/MSU-offers-Funchess-1283231…

but sounds like they weren't surprised by this, and they now think Ojemudia is a Mich lean as well. They are realllllllllly hoping they get Burbridge, if we get him that one will sting for sure.

um09inohio

April 22nd, 2011 at 12:07 PM ^

Our commits really do come in pairs this year.  Two O-Linemen within a day of each other, then two linebackers within a day of each other.  Now two tight ends on the same day.

Great news.  Welcome to both.

719Yoop

April 22nd, 2011 at 12:09 PM ^

Are we not getting Ron Thompson anymore then? I'm glad we got one of the Farmington Hills guys so far though, hopefully he can bring in Mario O and Aaron Burbridge. Both look like good tight ends, AJ is 6'6" I wonder if he runs well. 

Beavis

April 22nd, 2011 at 12:29 PM ^

AJ Williams is a 3 star to Scout and ESPN/Rivals don't have their rankings out.

Impressive offer list, apparently every B10 school sans PSU/OSU.  Some SEC offers too.  Could end up being a 4 star. 

big10football

April 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 PM ^

Great news! Funchess is a great prospect and has some good looking teammates.

Where does this leave Ron Thompso? Are we looking to take three TE in this class?

King Douche Ornery

April 22nd, 2011 at 12:16 PM ^

That would make tight ends for the next five years (assuming redshirts all around here). Two tight end sets and MANBALL EXTREME SEXY FIGHT to the death, eh?

I can't see Thompson coming. That would be a major haul and I'm not so sure Thompson is coming anyway--thus these two committing (or vice versa).

UPMichigan

April 22nd, 2011 at 12:13 PM ^

I don't think it's crazy to think that one of these tight ends could end up as a wide receiver. I miss seeing the bigger and taller wide receivers we've seen in the past. However, AJ Williams is as big as a house. I'd leave him at TE.