Friday's Future Huddle is Short and Sweet

With the regular season in full swing, which recruits have scheduled visits for later on in the season? Which 2015 DE target will be announcing his college choice in two weeks? Which recruits received a bunch of mail from the coaching staff this past week? Find out in this Friday’s version of “The Future Huddle.”

Penn State Game Visitor List Adds Two More High Quality Prospects

October 11th is shaping up to be one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the early on in the season. Michigan will host Penn State in Michigan’s first night game against an opponent not named Notre Dame.  Multiple high profile recruits will be in attendance including;

2015 5* DE Keisean Lucier-South
2015 4* CB Mook Reynolds
2015 3* OT William Sweet (North Carolina commit)
2015 4* OG Zach Robertson
2015 3* ATH Javarius Davis (North Carolina commit)

Brendan Ferns Will Visit For Utah Game
Next weekend, when Michigan takes on the Utah Utes, a familiar face will be in the crowd.  Brendan Ferns, who is the younger brother of current Wolverine Michael Ferns, will be taking an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor. The St. Clairsville product is currently ranked as a 4* recruit via 24/7, and boasts an offer sheet including; Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, West Virginia, and Michigan State.

Although Ferns does not possess a Michigan offer yet, the coaching staff has been in contact with him multiple times within the past month.  As of right now, I would say that Brendan is an Ohio State lean, as he has visited Columbus three times in the past two months. Currently Brendan holds a crystal ball reading of 71% in favor of Ohio State.

Highlights are below:

Decision Time
2015 DE Jalen Bates tweeted out on Tuesday night that he will be announcing his college choice in two weeks.
Bates, who is currently ranked as a 3* prospect according to Rivals, holds a scholarship offer list including mostly SEC schools.  Although his senior year of high school football has just begun, Jalen has already taken an official visit to Arizona State and will take an official to Texas Tech this upcoming weekend. 

Right now I would say Michigan’s chances of landing the Kaplan native at slim to none. Jalen has only made one trip to Ann Arbor, and that was for the Big House BBQ. Although he did enjoy himself on the visit, I don’t think it was enough to put Michigan over the top for his services. Look for Jalen to land at; Texas Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, or perhaps Mississippi State.  

Mail Time!
The Michigan coaching staff continued to send out lots of mail to recruits this past week.  Including 2016 4* RB target Matt Falcon
As did 2016 4* WR Brad Hawkins

Other Notes:
Michigan will host multiple 2015 and 2016 prospects this weekend, as the Wolverines take on Miami (OH) including;  LB Eric Rogers, WR Grant Perry, DE Jack Dunaway. Current commit; Alex Malzone, Tyree Kinnel, Brian Cole and Mike Weber will also be in attendance.

2015 ATH Javarius Davis received a phone call from Coach Mattison on Thursday night.  As stated above, Davis is scheduled to be in Ann Arbor for the Penn State game.

2016 ATH Ahmir Mitchell spoke with 24/7's Ryan Bartow late last week to discuss his top schools. Rutgers is currently on top to land the 4* prospect, with Florida State and Michigan following. Michigan is recruiting Mitchell as a Safety.

For up to the minute recruitment news, you can follow Travis Cooper on Twitter @MaizenBlueCoop. You can also follow Maize & Blue Nation on Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr

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