Sunday, April 20, 2014

Visitors: April 18-20, 2014

Avon (CT) Old Farms tight end Chris Clark
2015
Chris Clark - TE - Avon (CT) Old Farms:
 Clark is a 6'6", 247 lb. prospect who recently decommitted from North Carolina; he also has offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, along with many others. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #3 tight end, and #130 overall. As a junior in 2013, he caught 39 passes for 417 yards and 6 touchdowns. Recruiting gurus are picking Notre Dame, where he visited a couple weekends ago, but he has yet to visit Columbus or Ann Arbor.

Clelin Ferrell - DE - Richmond (VA) Benedictine: Ferrell is a 6'5", 225 lb. prospect who recently named a top eleven of Clemson, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #8 weakside end, and #84 overall for the class. He plays in the same league as freshman QB Wilton Speight and 2014 cornerback commit Garrett Taylor, and his teammate is 2016 wide receiver offeree Scott Bracey.

Grant Newsome - OT - Lawrenceville (NJ) Lawrenceville School: I typed up a scouting report on Newsome at the end of March. He recently picked up an Arkansas offer and visited Penn State.

2016
Ben Bredeson - OT - Hartland (WI) Arrowhead: Bredeson is a 6'5", 275 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa State, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. He visited Michigan for the spring game a couple weekends ago and also took a swing through Columbus and Knoxville. The Badgers are considered to be the leader.

Friday, April 18, 2014

MLive: Six position battles to watch, including Jabrill Peppers conundrum

It will be very interesting to see how the Jabrill Peppers situation plays itself out, but there are some other battles going on, too. Nick Baumgardner highlights some of them.

Hit the jump for Suelyn Medeiros and her backside.

Welcome to the Weekend

Start enjoying your weekend with a few pictures of some lookers and a Kate Upton gif.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MLive: Hoke says Michigan is near a championship level

Nick Baumgardner put together a piece that highlights Brady Hoke's confidence in his team. Do you agree?

Hit the jump for Kelly Karloff wearing at least a bit of clothing.

Top 247 for 2016 released


Downers Grove (IL) South offensive tackle Erik Swenson
247 Sports released its top 247 players for the class of 2016. Normally, I just list the offered players, but since this is so early for a class of 2016 list, I'll also be listing players with connections to Michigan and/or from the Big Ten imprint that Michigan normally recruits. Offered players are denoted by an asterisk, and the only Michigan offeree not on the list is Georgia offensive lineman E.J. Price.

Michigan commit Erik Swenson starts off at #233 on the list.

5-stars:
1. Greg Little - OT - Louisiana*
7. Liam Eichenberg - OT - Ohio*
10. Rashan Gary - DT - New Jersey*

4-stars:
12. Dexter Lawrence - DT - North Carolina*
16. Isaac Nauta - TE - Georgia*
17. Willie Allen - OT - Louisiana*
18. Kareem Walker - RB - New Jersey*
20. Ben Bredeson - OT - Wisconsin*
33. John Raridon - OG - Iowa
35. Tommy Kraemer - OT - Ohio
41. Rahshaud Smith - DE - Maryland
43. Trevon Diggs - ATH - Maryland
44. Michael Menet - OT - Pennsylvania
45. Josh King - DE - Illinois
47. Shaquille Quarterman - LB - Florida
49. Scott Bracey - WR - Virginia*
51. Brendan Ferns - LB - Ohio
55. Prince Sammons - DE - Ohio
56. Sam Bruce - WR - Florida*
62. Steven Smothers - WR - Maryland
83. Cameron Chambers - WR - New Jersey
89. Justin Layne - WR - Ohio
91. Ethan Tucky - LB - Ohio
93. Jarrett Guarantano - QB - New Jersey
99. Brandon McIlwain - QB - Pennsylvania
106. Martell Pettaway - RB - Michigan
109. Kaden Smith - TE - Texas*
111. Quayshon Alexander - DE - New Jersey
118. Jovanny Garcia - DT - Minnesota
126. Daelin Hayes - LB - Michigan*
129. Eric Burrell - S - Maryland
131. Cary Angeline - TE - Pennsylvania
135. Tuf Borland - LB - Illinois
138. Jonathon Cooper - DE - Ohio
147. Zack Sandwisch - LB - Ohio
149. Lawrence Gordon - DE - Michigan
152. Brad Hawkins - WR - New Jersey
153. Damar Hamlin - CB - Pennsylvania
157. Hasise Dubois - WR - New Jersey
158. Shane Simmons - DE - Maryland
164. Tyrece Speaight - CB - Ohio
165. Naseir Upshur - TE - Pennsylvania
171. Bryan Brokop - OT - Illinois
176. Sonny Abramson - QB - New Jersey
182. Seth Green - QB - Minnesota
183. Jake Hausmann - TE - Ohio
184. Ellison Jordan - DT - Maryland
197. Trent Maynard - OT - Indiana
200. Miles Sanders - RB - Pennsylvania*
213. J.P. Urquidez - OT - Maryland
216. Mike Waters - RB - Pennsylvania
224. Anthony Long - OT - Pennsylvania
225. Tino Ellis - WR - Maryland
227. Thiyo Lukusa - OT - Michigan*
230. Luke Farrell - TE - Ohio
233. Erik Swenson - OT - Illinois (Michigan)
239. Joseph Jackson - DE - Florida*
245. Messiah DeWeaver - QB - Ohio
247. Jalen Martin - WR - Michigan

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MLive: Athlon ranks Hoke #38 coach in country, #8 in Big Ten

Athlon got done with their rankings of all the coaches nationally, and Michigan's very own Brady Hoke came in at #38. Of course, a lot of this comes down to team performance, so it ignores outside factors. So take it with a grain of salt. One good season could vault him ahead of several of those coaches and put him back in the upper echelon.

Hit the jump for Katee Owen, including a GIF that will bring you joy.