247 Sports is becoming bigger and bigger when it comes to recruiting rankings (if you can't tell, I have switched to using their profiles instead of Scout, no offense Scout), and they have recently updated the rankings for the '13 class. And Ace of MGoBlog was kind enough to update us on where each current commit sits now:
DE Taco Charlton - #152 to #92, accepted an offer to play in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl joining commit DL Maurice Hurst, Jr., who was featured in this weeks High School Report (ESPN).
OL Logan Tully-Tilman - #156 to #107, whose UA All-American video was posted last week, was the center of attention in a local new's feature celebrating this once in a lifetime oppurtunity:
QB Shane Morris, even though he had a poor start to the season followed by being diagnosed with Mono, is still a 5-star and #19 OVR
S Dymonte Thomas - #67
OL Kyle Bosch - #83
OL David Dawson - #109
OL Chris Fox - #114
DL Henri Poggi - #118
OL Patrick Kugler - down 77 spots to #156
LB Ben Gedeon - #179
LB Mike McCray - #181
RB Deveon Smith -# 218
DB Gareon Conley - #225
ESPN also updated their class rankings for '13 and nothing much has changed for the Wolverines. They still sit at #2 with 17 4-star commits.
WR LaQuon Treadwell (heard of this guy?) was the most recent
You thought that was it, didn't you?! Treadwell's section in my blog always has a twist or turn. C'mon guys! But at least this you won't have to read! A mid-season highlight of Treadwell's performance thus far was released earlier this week and this kid will be a game changer who stretches the field at the next level:
Guess who else I'm going to discuss...I'll give you another second...OK it's RB Derrick Green (surprise!). This MSU game is going to have some BIG implications on the recruiting front for Hoke and Company (a trademark is on the way for this one). This kid can't wait to get to see AA again:
Kinda excited to take my to #Michigan on the 20th
— D.GREEN #⃣2⃣7⃣ (@BrOoKyLn_boii27) October 9, 2012
A lot of the '13 current commits are going to be on hand for this game and it will more than likely give them their last chance to make an impression on Green and convince him to go blue.
Tim Sullivan of The Wolverine was featured in the USA Today (!) this past week. What was he talking about?! Recruiting of course; and more specifically, Detroit Cass Tech (MI) and their ability to reload D-1 talent each year. 2014, led by UM offeree DB Damon Webb, and 2015 continue the tradition:
This group is headlined by cornerback Damon Webb, a 5-foot-11, 170-pounder who holds scholarship offers from Michigan, LSU, Ohio State and Michigan State. Webb is a recent convert to the defensive side, so he is still learning technique. However, he is a playmaker and has a nose for causing turnovers on defense.
Weekly LB Michael Ferns winged helmet design update:(no clue what I'm talking about...click here)
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OL Mason Cole has mentioned in recent pasts that Michigan is his leader at this point in his recruitment. He will be on hand when the Wolverines take on "Little Brother" in 2 weeks and you gotta like the nastiness about him in the first 6 games of the season.
Pick a school in the top 25 for me...now I can almost guarantee you that highly ranked recruit TE Jeb Blazevich has an offer from one of them, including Michigan. He told Keith Niebuhr of 247 Sports that he will pick a school sometime in the spring, so plenty of time for Hoke and Company to convince him to join the Maize n Blue.
IN RB Marice Woodard could be a new name to watch out for in the '14 class. He only has one offer (Purdue), but has other interest in mind. See what the talented back, who rushed for 312 yards and 5 TD's last week, breaking the school record, had to say about the Wolverines to Allen Trieu:
As the recruiting process moves along, he is likely to hear from more schools, and there are some that he knows he hopes to hear from. "I've always been a Michigan fan when I was younger, so that would be cool..."This kid has been under the radar and is just now bursting on the scene and could be a sought out recruit by the time his senior year is done.
Going along the same tight rope here, LB Justice Rawlings is a new name to make a Recruitaholics appearance and you need to watch his highlights below with one thing in mind: He's a freshman, so probably 14-15 years old:
Kid's got some wheel's for a youngster; and plays very instinctive although you can tell he is only a freshman at times. O yea, the reason I mentioned him in the first place...this tweet is something that doesn't hurt to hear:
Sneak hint: Michigan is pretty high on my list.Rawlins has no offer from Michigan yet, and with Michigan only taking one more LB in this class, this could be one the coaches pass on for someone who is elite; but Rawlins would still be a great compliment to Michael Ferns and saying a team settled for this kid will never be said.
— JusticeRawlins (@22IsBack_Jraw) October 10, 2012
Want to know how good KY RB Damien Harris is?! Well, let's just say he's already getting recognition as an All-American as a SOPHOMORE!
JUST GOT INVITED TO THE 2013 U.S. ARMY HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICAN GAME IN SAN ANTONIO!!!!!!!!!!Now what does this actually mean? No, he cannot play in the actual game as it is only reserved for high school seniors, but Yes, he can participate in the combine and it gives him a chance to show off his talent for the coaches. Congrats young man!
— Damien Harris(@Damien_D1Harris) October 11, 2012
Visitor Illinois Game
I've updated the previous list I started in the last post, and also check out a list Tremendous was kind enough to put together for us.
'13 WR Robert Foster has narrowed his list to Alabama, OSU, and Pittsburgh. Michigan was a long-shot but was mentioned in his top 8 a few months back.