Monday, February 27, 2012

Recruiting Update: February 27, 2012

Washington (DC) Gonzaga cornerback Devin Butler (#7) tries to tackle Olney (MD) Good Counsel running
back Dorian O'Daniel while getting blocked by Stefon Diggs.
(image via Washington Post)
Columbus (OH) Marion Franklin wide receiver Jaron Dukes committed to Michigan.

Wexford (PA) North Allegheny offensive guard/center Patrick Kugler committed to Michigan.

ADDED TO THE BOARD (2013, 2014)
Vienna (GA) Dooly County defensive tackle Montravius Adams was offered by Michigan last week.  He's a 6'4", 280 lb. prospect with offers from everywhere - Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and USC.  He had 84 tackles, a whopping 45 tackles for loss, and 10 sacks as a junior in 2011.

Wyomissing (PA) Wyomissing Area linebacker Alex Anzalone was offered by Michigan.  He's a 6'3", 220 lb. linebacker who looks like a SAM linebacker prospect for the Wolverines.  He has offers from Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, and South Carolina, among others.

Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Joey Bosa was offered by Michigan last week.  He's a 6'5", 260 lb. strongside end or possibly a defensive tackle.  He has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, and many others.  As a junior in 2011, he had 52 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and 8 sacks.

Charlotte (NC) Vance linebacker Larenz Bryant is listed by 247 Sports as having a Michigan offer, but it's unclear when he received it.  He's a 6'1", 203 lb. inside 'backer with a 4.58 forty.  As a junior in 2011, he had 144 tackles, 7 sacks, and 2 interceptions.  Bryant also has offers from Clemson, Georgia, Illinois, the two in-state schools, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech.  He recently named a top five that does not include Michigan.

Washington (DC) Gonzaga cornerback Devin Butler was offered by the Wolverines.  He's a 6'1", 170 lb. defensive back who has offers from Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, and West Virginia, along with several others.  As a junior in 2011, he had 43 tackles, 6 interceptions (1 returned for a touchdown), and 12 pass breakups.

Baltimore (MD) Gilman quarterback/safety Shane Cockerille was offered by Michigan last week.  Cockerille is a 6'2", 205 lb. athlete who is being recruited by the Wolverines as a safety.  He has offers from Maryland and Temple.

Oakley (CA) Freedom wide receiver Darrell Daniels was offered by Michigan.  He's a 6'3", 200 lb. wideout who has offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Oregon State, and UCLA.

Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Rancho Cucamonga cornerback Chris Hawkins was offered by Michigan on Tuesday.  He's a 6'0", 170-pounder who has offers from Cal, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Stanford, and UCLA, among others.  He had 56 tackles and 2 interceptions as a junior in 2011.  While Hawkins did express excitement about his Michigan offer, the general feeling is that he will stay close to home in California.

Pendleton (SC) Pendleton defensive tackle Michael Hill received a Michigan offer last week.  Hill is a 6'3", 315 lb. nose tackle with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee, among others.  Hill is expected to remain down south like most recruits from the deep south.

Chandler (AZ) Hamilton cornerback Cole Luke was offered by Michigan on Wednesday.  He's a 6'0", 165 lb. corner with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, along with several offers.  He had 63 tackles and 6 interceptions as a junior in 2011.


Dallas (TX) Jesuit offensive tackle J.J. Gustafson committed to Texas A&M.  The Aggies are running neck-and-neck with (well, actually slightly behind) Michigan for the top class in 2013, although there's obviously a long way to go.  Gustafson's teammate, wide receiver Jake Oliver, also had a Michigan offer and committed to A&M the previous week.


  1. Adams is an epic high school beast.

  2. Clearly the staff wants a bigger corner, and my guess is they aren't too confident in landing those at the top of their list.

  3. Lots of LB offers still going out with M leading for O'Daniel, McCray and Levenberry...odd.

    Staff obviously wants more DT's, WR's and CB's aside from that.

  4. I know Mccray is ready to announce, anyone know the date though?

  5. Mccray has set an announcement date, does anyone know ws hat day that will be?

  6. FYI Mike Mccray will has scheduled his announcement for March 8th

  7. Magnus, now that Kozan has announced, when can we expect your TTB ratings for the '13 guys?

    1. I'll likely have them up on Thursday or Friday morn.

  8. It's looking more like McCray will pick Michigan. I watched video from his state title game and didn't come away overly impressed (yes, small sample size), yet Rivals has him as their #44 player in the nation. Have you gotten a chance to evaluate this kid? Maybe they view him as another Frank Clark and he'll play WDE.

    I was hoping for Levenberry, Gedeon and O'Daniel at LB.

    1. I'm not sure that McCray can play OLB, either. I like Levenberry better, and I think he could play SAM. But McCray looks more like a weakside end.