Michigan hands out a few new offers, who are they? Chris Clarke visited Michigan on Friday, how did his visit go? Which current Michigan QB target committed over the weekend? Find out in this Tuesdays version of The Future Huddle.
2015 WR Miles Boykin finally received his offer on Monday. Boykin’s is a big bodied strong receiver who could end up playing tight end in college. Michigan’s coaching staff recently compared Miles to current Wolverine Devin Funchess. Boykin’s was on hand for the spring game a few weeks ago, and came away impressed. Boykin’s holds over 15 scholarships from across the country. With Michigan having no wide receivers yet committed in the 2015 cycle, having at least one is a major priority. Boykin's will visit Ole Miss today, and will head to East Lansing on Thursday for a visit
Current High School: Providence Catholic (New Lenox, Illinois)
Position: Wide Receiver
24/7 Rating: 4 Stars, #33 WR, #185 overall
ESPN Rating: 4 Stars, #35 WR, #286 overall
Rivals Rating: 4 Stars, #10 WR, #114 overall
Scout Rating: 4 Stars, #26 WR, #194 overall
Other Offers: Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Florida, Kentucky
You can view Miles Boykins junior season Hudl highlights by clicking here.
2015 QB Deondre Francois was also offered a scholarship on Monday after throwing in front of the Michigan coaching staff. Francois possesses a very strong arm, but needs work on his accuracy; he had a 48.8% completion rate in his junior season. Watching his highlight film, Francois can extend a lot of plays with his legs and has no problem putting his head down and absorbing hits. Francois transferred high schools last month from Orlando Olympia High to IMG Academy. Getting a kid from the south to choose Michigan is no easy task, but Deondre seems high on Michigan, and I like his chances of getting on campus within the next few months to check things out for himself. Deondre plans to commit in July.
Current High School: IMG Academy (Orlando, Florida)
24/7 Rating: 4 Stars, #9 QB, #240 overall
ESPN Rating: 4 Stars, #3 QB, #47 overall
Rivals Rating: 3 Stars
Scout Rating: 4 Stars, #19 QB
Other Offers: Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee
The coaching staff also swung by to see Auden Tate on Monday. Tate broke the news via twitter than Michigan had offered him.
I Have Officially Just Got An Offer From The University Of Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #GOBLUE #Wolverines #HailToTheVictors #Blessed
— Auden Tate (@itstate_18) April 22, 2014
Current High School: Wharton High School (Tampa, Florida)
Position: Wide Receiver
24/7 Rating: 4 Stars, #20 WR, #185 overall
ESPN Rating: Not Ranked
Rivals Rating: 3 Stars, #48 WR
Scout Rating: 3 Stars
Other Offers: Clemson, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina
2013 Stats: 49 Receptions, 815 yards, 5 TD’s
Tate also tweeted out after that he had “been waiting on this day for a long time.” With South Carolina his presumed leader at this point, this can only boast well for Michigan. Tate clearly has big time interest in Michigan and getting him on campus soon should be a priority for the Michigan coaching staff. Highlight tape is below.
As mentioned in last week’s edition of The Future Huddle, Chris Clark visited Michigan last weekend. Clarks visit went extremely well. Chris is currently ranked as the #5 TE and #117 overall according to 24/7s composite rankings. While talking to Steve Lorenz, Clark had this to say about his weekend visit:
"I had a really great time at Michigan," Clark said. "I came in last night, grabbed something to eat, and then hung out with a lot of the players. I spent a lot of time with Shane Morris, Jake Butt and some of the freshmen like Mason Cole. I had a lot of fun with those guys and you can tell they really like being at Michigan."
Clark who was committed then de committed to North Carolina just a few short weeks ago also took in Ohio State after his visit. My gut feeling on Clark is that his recruitment will end up being a Michigan-Ohio State battle down to the last minute with Michigan coming out on top.
2015 QB target Brian Lewerke committed to Michigan State earlier this week. Lewerke was scheduled to throw in front of the Michigan coaching staff in the coming weeks but, I doubt that happens any more. Lewerke was in attendance for Michigan’s spring game last month.
I'm extremely excited to announce that I have committed to play college football at Michigan State University!🏈💚 pic.twitter.com/2l2j2XlRBQ
— Brian Lewerke (@brianlewerke14) April 19, 2014
5 Star Offensive Tackle Chuma Edoga committed to USC last night. Edoga spent four days on Michigan’s campus last summer and really enjoyed his time there. Not sure why an offer wasn’t extended his way when Michigan has a clear need on the offensive line.
2015 QB target Torrance Gibson tweeted this photo out on Sunday night.
Michigan Wolverines are showing me love on this pic ✊🔥 #Wolverines 〽 #GoBlue 🔷🔹 pic.twitter.com/hf0WtCnVGi
— Torrance Gibson (@quick_tg6) April 19, 2014
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