Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Devin Gardner, #98

Devin Gardner
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HIGH SCHOOL
A product of Detroit's Inkster High School - which is no longer open - Gardner was a Rivals 4-star, the #1 dual-threat quarterback, and #132 overall in the 2010 class. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oregon, among others. I was not giving out TTB Ratings at the time, but I named him Michigan's best recruit in the class (LINK).

Hit the jump for lots more on Gardner's career.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Detroit News: Michigan's tough Gardner ready to chase NFL dream

Devin Gardner is hoping to get drafted this weekend (LINK).

Hit the jump for several good looking ladies.

Recruiting Update: April 27, 2015

Brooklyn (NY) Poly Prep offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson (image via Scout)
ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2016
Lakewood (OH) St. Edward cornerback Tony Butler, a Pitt commit, was offered by Michigan. He's a 6'2", 195 lb. prospect who also holds offers from Arizona State, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, and Rutgers, among others. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #56 cornerback, and #600 overall. As a junior in 2014, he made 27 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 10 pass breakups. He's a big corner who might project best to safety. Butler played for Michigan's new director of football operations, Rick Finotti, who was head coach at St. Edward through last season. Despite maintaining a hard commitment to Pitt, Butler is expected to at least put some thought into attending Michigan, a school he visited in early April.

Cranford (NJ) Cranford offensive tackle Will Fries was offered by Michigan. He's a 6'6", 270 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Maryland, Miami, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, and South Carolina, among others. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #38 offensive tackle, and #392 overall. Fries is a big, lean body who's aggressive and bends well, but his footwork needs a lot of refinement. The Nittany Lions appear to be the favorite.

Hit the jump for a new 2017 offer, some guys who committed elsewhere, and some random tidbits.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fox Sports: Virginia Tech's secret to shutting down Ohio State

This Bruce Feldman piece helps explain Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster's plan for defeating the Buckeyes last September (LINK).

Hit the jump for pictures from the front, the side, and the back.

Video: Jim Harbaugh with Jameis Winston



Hit the jump for the ESPN video.

Visitors: April 24-26, 2015

Harbor City (CA) Narbonne offensive tackle Alex Akingbulu
2016
Alex Akingbulu - OT - Harbor City (CA) Narbonne: Akingbulu is a 6'6", 250 lb. prospect with offers from Cal, Michigan, UCLA, and Utah, among others. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #39 offensive tackle, and #400 overall. He is an extremely athletic offensive tackle who needs to fill out, but he could be a multi-year starter on the blind side.


Devery Hamilton - OT - Baltimore (MD) Gilman: Hamilton is a 6'6", 290 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Stanford, and others. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #25 offensive tackle, and #235 overall. He plays for the alma mater of Michigan tight end/defensive end Henry Poggi. Hamilton does not talk much to the media, but he did report a positive experience from his visit to Michigan on Thursday.


2017
Jimmy Jaggers - TE - Roseville (CA) Roseville: Jaggers is a 6'4", 230 lb. prospect with an offer from Louisville. He's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #4 tight end, and #205 overall. He will be visiting on Tuesday, April 28.

Saturday, April 25, 2015