Fridays Future Huddle Looks to Be in Good Position with Three Recruits

Three Michigan targets released their top schools over the past two weeks. Did Michigan make the cut? The coaching staff spread out across the country once again this week to offer scholarships. Who recruits were on the receiving end? Find out in this Fridays version of “The Future Huddle.”

Michigan Makes Top Lists for Multiple Recruits

Although Michigan hasn't had a commitment since Matt Falcon's on April 8th, they are in good standing with a vast array of recruits and it showed this week, as three different prospects released their top schools with Michigan making the cut. While making a "top list" doesn't necessarily mean that Michigan leads for the recruit, you'd have to think that they are among the top schools on all three lists that were released this week. 

2016 Wide Receiver Brad Hawkins (Camden, NJ)

Brad is ranked by most recruiting databases as one of the top 250 recruits in 2016 and for good reason. If I could sum up Brad’s game in one word, it would be play-maker. He’s got solid size (6’2-190 lbs.) to go along with soft hands and above average speed.  Brad gets off the line of scrimmage in a hurry and uses his excellent route running abilities to find open space in the secondary.  While he won’t necessarily blow you away with his straight line speed, Brad does a lot of things well that make him such a threat on the football field.  He is excellent with head and shoulder movements to gain additional space and possesses very good field vision. Brad does a good job of identifying blockers when the ball is in his possession and follows them to gain any additional yard available. Does a good job of attacking the ball and using both hands to bring the catch in. Has a strong body and is able to beat press coverage. Can high point the ball and jump above defenders for catches. Brad’s game should translate well into the college level and he could even see playing time early on as a punt/kick return man.

At this point in his recruitment, I would say that Michigan is in the running for his services and could even be in his top two. Brad has been recruited by both Brady Hoke’s and Jim Harbaugh’s coaching staff, so he is very familiar with Ann Arbor and everything about the program.

Brad is currently ranked as a four-star recruit and the #33 wide receiver in 2016 according to Rivals. He holds scholarship offers from schools across the country such as; Arizona State, Missouri, N.C State, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

2016 OL Terrance Davis (Hyattsville, MD)

There’s not many times watching an offensive lineman on film can be entertaining, but Terrance is an exception.  Standing at 6’4 and weighing 310 pounds, Terrance is an absolute monster controlling the line of scrimmage. Terrance is extremely quick for someone his size, and his highlight tape shows it. He has a great burst off the line, and does an excellent job of staying with his man until the play is dead. He does a great job of using his arms to keep pass-rushers in front of him. Not only is he capable of defending the pass-rush, he is also able to break off the line and set up blocks further up field.  In my opinion, Terrance has all the tools to become a great college football player wherever he decides to enroll at.

Although Terrance stated on his tweet that there was no particular order to his list, you have to feel that Michigan is near the top or leading for his services.  With Michigan pressing hard for his commitment, I would be surprised if he wasn’t a Wolverine when NSD 2016 comes rolling around.

Terrance is ranked as a four-star prospect and the #5 offensive guard in 2016 according to Rivals.  He holds an impressive scholarship offer list that includes schools such as; Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, UCLA, Maryland, and Tennessee.

2016 DT Boss Tagaloa (Concord, CA)
Boss is a big bodied (6’3,305 lbs.) defender who constantly demands double teams on the line of scrimmage. He’s an extremely strong powerful defender who uses his size and strength to his advantage while pushing back the offensive lineman. Boss possesses a very strong upper body and uses his arms well to gain leverage on lineman and can use swim or bull-rush moves to get past defenders. He has a good first step off the line of scrimmage and immediately engages in contact with the man that is guarding him. Has decent footwork and constantly keeps his feet moving while being blocked.  Possesses decent speed and is able to get into the backfield regularly to put pressure on the quarterback.  Very fundamentally sound. Boss already has the frame of a college defensive tackle and his game should translate well once he arrives in college.

Boss is ranked as a four-star recruit and the #14 defensive tackle in the 2016 recruiting cycle according to Rivals. He holds scholarship offers from schools such as; Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Mississippi, Oregon State, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah, and Washington.

Newly Offered
2016 TE Irvin Smith Jr. (New Orleans, LA)
2016 DE Brian Burns (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2016 OT/DE Kellen Diesch (Trophy Club, TX)
2016 TE Jamal Pettigrew (New Orleans, LA)
2016 RB Daevon Vigilant (Downey, CA)
2016 OL Landon Dickerson (Hudson, NC)
2016 TE Peyton Aucoin (New Orleans, LA)
2016 WR Chase Claypool (Abbottsford, B.C)
2017 OT Robert Hainsey (Monroeville, PA)
2017 DT Kedonis Haslem (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2017 WR Trevon Grimes (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2017 S J’Marick Woods (Florence, AL)
2017 OT Wyatt Davis (Bellflower, CA)
2017 TE Brian Polendey (Denton, TX)
2018 CB Asante Samuel Jr. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2018 CB Patrick Surtain Jr. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2018 CB Benjamin Sapp (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Other Notes:
2016 OT target Clark Yarborough (Woodberry Forest, VA) committed to Stanford on Tuesday.

2016 S target Demetric Vance (Detroit, MI) committed to Michigan State

2016 OL target Thiyo Lukusa (Traverse City, MI) committed to Michigan State.

2016 OL/DT target Michael Onwenu (Detroit, MI) received his invitation to the Rivals Five-Star Challenge in Baltimore next month.

2016 DE target Rahssan Thornton (Kileen, TX) will be visiting Michigan for a visit this August per 247’s Steve Lorenz. 

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