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Wolverines Lead for Green
RB Derrick Green is one of Michigan's top targets still on the board, as you know. And today, some good news came in for Hoke and company regarding the #1 running back in the '13 class (Rivals). Mike Farrell attended the US Army Player of the Year Tour that's going on this week and was able to speak with Green, who joined Farell for dinner telling him "Michigan has a slight edge. ($)" This seemed to be the case as of late so not super surprised here; Feels good to finally hear it straight from Derrick himself though.
UA All-American Game Rosters
The two rosters for one the top High School All-Star games were released on an ESPNU Recruiting Special on Wednesday. Michigan has 5 commits in the game (Morris, McCray, Poggi, Kugler, Tuley-Tillman) and what do ya know, they all ended on Team Nitro coached by former 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci. Go figure. The game will be played on January 4th.
Other's of notice on Team Nitro:
OL David Dawson
WR LaQuon Treadwell
RB Ty Isaac
OL Na'Ty Rodgers
OL Cameron Hunt
S Leon McQuay III
'13 S James Crawford has been a hot name of late. He is the nephew of Charles Woodson and should an offer come his way, seems he will pull the trigger on the spot. His HS team, however, was up against a tough opponent on Friday in Manatee (FL), the #1 team nationally. And guess what? St. Thomas Aquinas pulled off the upset in impressive fashion, 35-18, advancing to the state final. Crawford contributed 6 tackles and 2 pass deflections while not allowing a catch all night.
Yes...Even More Highlights
Jake Butt senior season highlight
Michael Ferns junior season highlight - Kid is an animal!
OL David Dawson - senior year highlights
'14 WR Dionte Sykes - junior season highlight - The quickness he possesses at his height (6'4") is remarkable. Has an offer from the Wolverines.
'14 RB Ronnie Hilliman - junior season highlights - also listed a top ten over the week, in no specific order, of OSU, Rutgers, Wisc., ND, Michigan, UNC, Oregon, 'Bama, LSU, and BC.
'14 QB Andrew Ford - junior season highlights
'15 ATH John Kelly - sophomore season highlights
'15 WR George Campbell - sophomore season highlights
How 'Bout Some Visits?
'13 (primary recruiting coach after dash if known)
WR C'sonte York - Coach Jackson
OL Logan Tuley-Tillman - Coach Borges - he also picked up Core 6 Athlete's Lineman of the Year
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DL Maurice Hurst, Jr. - Coach Mallory
DL Henri Poggi
DB Reon Dawson - Coach Smith - will visit AA this week
OL Mason Cole - Coach Montgomery - Tremendous
WR Artavis Scott - Coach Montgomery - Tremendous
WR Dominique Booth - next week
OL Jamarco Jones
OL Sam Mustipher - Coach Mallory - Tremendous
LB/DE Melvin Keihn - teammate of Henri Poggi
LB Dorian Hendrix - Tremendous
WR George Campbell - Coach Montgomery - teammates of OL Mason Cole and WR Artavis Scott - Tremendous
ATH Jordan Christian
DB Tyree Kinnel
Newly offered OL Cameron Hunt was scheduled to be in Ann Arbor next Saturday, Dec. 14th reports Clint Brewster, but due to the success of his HS team in the CA playoffs, he is going to have to re-schedule. This hurts because having him on campus for the first time with the rest of Team 134 (most commits will be on campus that weekend) would've been a big advantage. Good sign? Sam Webb confirms that Hunt has already rescheduled and will visit in January.
Someone who will definitely make the trip next weekend is OL David Dawson. He's already excited to see his past future teammates:
Get to go up w/ my bros next sat and fool.. #goblueAnd I think the excitement will get to him, possibly pushing him to re-commit to the Wolverines. Add this to the fact that only one OL spot remains, and it seems more than likely.
— David Dawson (@D3_FutureLegend) December 8, 2012
And Some Offers?
'13 MI OL Kenny Finley - current MSU commit. Played at Detroit Cass Tech.
'13 OH CB Reon Dawson - teammate of current commit Mike McCray
'13 OL Dan Samuelson - current Nebraska commit
'14 RB Joe Mixon - at 6'2 195 lbs. and a year left to develop, I don't see how he won't be one of the top RB's in this class. Here's his highlights.
'14 OL Jimmy Byrne has committed to the Fighting Irish. Byrne had Michigan's interest, but no offer was given.