Fridays Future Huddle Gets an Update in Rankings

ESPN updated their 2015 rankings earlier this week. Where did the Michigan commits land? Michigan added some depth to the kicker position via a preferred walk-on. Who was it? Find out in this Friday’s version of “The Future Huddle.”

ESPN Updates Their Rankings

ESPN Recruiting Nation updated their 2015 rankings on Thursday. Seven of the ten Michigan commits remained ranked, with all but one seeing a slight downfall in their rankings.  As we've learned in the past, rankings do not necessarily reflect the true potential of an athlete, but do reflect how they've played throughout their high school careers against the same level of competition. Only Tyree Kinnel saw his ranking stay the same, with all the other recruits dropping a few spots. Nothing to over-react about as Michigan has quietly put together a very talented recruiting class with only ten commits. Another intriguing factor is that of the ten recruits, only three remain unranked by ESPN, and that includes Kicker Andrew David. 

TE Chris Clark falls from #108 to #111
ATH Brian Cole falls get bumped from #137 to #142
LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. falls from #256 to #270
OL Grant Newsome drops from #235 to #244
DB Garrett Taylor falls out of the top 100 from #73 to #130
RB Mike Weber stays put at #169
DB Tyree Kinnel lands at #191

QB Alex Malzone (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
K Andrew David (Massilon, Ohio)
OL Jon Runyan Jr. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

DB Iman Marshall is ranked at the #7 overall prospect 
LB/DE Keisean Lucier South clocks in at #29
LB Osa Masina lands at #94 
DB Marcus Lewis is way under-ranked at #153

Michigan lands a Kicker via Preferred Walk-on

On Monday, Michigan's recruiting class got a little bigger as they landed Kicker/Punter Ryan Tice (Saline, MI) via a preferred walk-on position. 
Ryan is a former soccer player, who recently has tried his hand at football. He possesses a very strong leg, but will have to work more on his accuracy when he comes to Ann Arbor. Although he only has one season of high school football under his belt, Tice has done a nice job of adjusting to playing football. 
With Will Hagerup and Matt Wile graduating this year, Michigan has added much needed depth to the Kicker/Punter postion with Ryan coming in next January. Tice will likely have to battle Andrew David, Kenny Allen and Kyle Seychel for playing time next season.

Tice is currently unranked by all major recruiting databases and did not hold any scholarship offers.

Other Notes:

2015 CB target Iman Marshall announced this week that he would take official visits to; Michigan, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame. 

Current DB commit Tyree Kinnel updated his senior season highlight tape earlier this week. The film has footage from the eight games he’s played this year. You can view the highlights by clicking here. 

2015 commit Darrin Kirkland Jr. was offered a scholarship offer from USC on Thursday night. 

2015 DE Kengera Daniel committed to Kentucky on Wednesday. He was offered by the coaching staff back in May.

2016 Michigan targets Austin Mack and Daelin Hayes were both offered scholarships by Mississippi State this week.

2016 WR Target Donnie Corley had a huge week, picking up scholarship offers from Wisconsin, LSU, and Mississippi State. The stud receiver is currently being recruited by Michigan coaches Fred Jackson, and Doug Nussmeier.  

Current CB commit Garrett Taylor took in the Virginia Tech/Miami game last night on an unofficial visit. The Hokies got destroyed 30-6, and were out of the game by halftime. Taylor will take an official visit to Blacksburg later on this season. He's been forced to sit out his senior season due to a torn ACL. 

2015 commit Mike Weber and his Cass Technical High school team will look to win the PSL football championship later on tonight at Ford Field, when they take on King High.

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