Monday, December 26, 2011

Recruiting Update: December 26, 2011

Su'a Cravens
St. Louis (MO) Ladue Horton Watkins wide receiver Jehu Chesson committed to Michigan last week.  The 6'3", 185 lb. wideout is the 24th member of Michigan's class, leaving four more spots open.  Here's a link to his commitment post.

Murrietta (CA) Vista Murrietta safety Su'a Cravens, a 2013 prospect, has been offered by Michigan.  Cravens is a 6'1", 205 lb. strong safety with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Stanford, USC, Washington, and others.  As a junior this past season, he had 96 tackles, 11 sacks, and 3 interceptions.

Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep defensive end Al-Quadine Muhammad, a 2013 prospect, has also been offered by the Wolverines.  He's 6'4", 230 lbs. and has offers from Boston College, Colorado, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Rutgers, South Carolina, and others.  Muhammad is the teammate of several Michigan targets from the 2012 class, including defensive back Yuri Wright.

Lee's Summit (MO) Lee's Summet West offensive guard Evan Boehm re-committed to Missouri last week.  The 6'3", 290-pounder, who is considered one of the best interior linemen in the country, de-committed from Missouri several weeks ago and flirted with going elsewhere, but he's sticking close to home.

Texas linebacker Derek David has been re-classified as a 2014 recruit due to some legal issues stemming from an alleged sexual assault.  He had been offered by Michigan early in the process, but never visited and had only limited contact with the Wolverines.  David was committed to Texas Tech prior to his legal troubles.

Eden Prairie (MN) Eden Prairie offensive tackle Nick Davidson committed to Stanford.  The 6'6", 275 lb. lineman is the son of Jeff Davidson, an NFL offensive line coach and offensive coordinator who has floated around the league for several years.

Monroe (NC) Sun Valley wide receiver Jody Fuller committed to South Carolina back in July.  I happened to be on a two-week vacation at the end of July, which is probably why I never updated his status.  Plus I never really cared about Fuller because he didn't show any interest in Michigan's offer.

Inglewood (CA) Inglewood wide receiver Derrick Woods committed to Oklahoma back in November.  I must have missed this news due to Thanksgiving and the excitement surrounding the Ohio State game, but the 6'1", 180 lb. speedster is off the board.


  1. I guess the question fits here as well as anywhere. Thunder, do you think Michigan offers Berkeley Edwards? True, he's small, but he seems solidly built and really fast. Be a shame to pass on a potential talent who's also a legacy kid. With that kind of speed, it seems there'd be a place for him on offense (change of pace, some RB pass routes, kick returns).

  2. @ Anonymous 8:08 a.m.

    I think it depends on whom Michigan gets at running back in this class and the next. I don't think Edwards is an elite every-down back, but if he's just a change-of-pace guy, Michigan already has someone like that in Justice Hayes. Ultimately, I do think that Edwards will get offered because those legacy kids often squeeze in somehow. Allen Gant isn't an overwhelmingly good prospect, and if his father hadn't played at Michigan, I doubt we would have pursued the younger Gant.

    So yes, I do think Edwards will be offered at some point.