|Detroit (MI) Loyola defensive end Malik McDowell|
Massillon (OH) Washington cornerback Gareon Conley committed to Michigan.
Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison linebacker Mike McCray committed to Michigan.
ADDED TO THE BOARD
Duluth (GA) Peachtree Ridge offensive tackle Orlando Brown, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan. Brown is the son of Orlando "Zeus" Brown, the former Cleveland Brown and Baltimore Raven offensive tackle. The younger Brown is even bigger than his father, currently standing 6'10" and weighing 360 lbs. He also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Notre Dame, and USC, along with several others.
Grand Rapids (MI) Christian wide receiver Drake Harris, a 2014 prospect, has a Michigan offer. Harris is a 6'4", 180 lb. kid who is also a highly touted shooting guard prospect. As a sophomore in 2011, he had 57 receptions for 1,118 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also has offers to play football at Indiana and Michigan State.
Mesquite (TX) West Mesquite wide receiver Eldridge Massington was offered by Michigan on Wednesday. He's a 6'3", 205 lb. wideout with offers from Baylor, Houston, Notre Dame, TCU, and Tennessee, among others. As a junior in 2011, he had 41 receptions for 666 yards and 6 touchdowns. As you might imagine from an offer list like that, Massington immediately put Michigan and Notre Dame at the top of the heap. He's a tall, good-sized receiver with enough speed to stretch the field.
Detroit (MI) Loyola defensive end Malik McDowell, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan. McDowell is a 6'6", 260 lb. strongside end who has started to wow people this offseason. Loyola isn't a highly recruited school, so it's rare that we hear of kids from that school. There have been rumors that McDowell will be transferring to Cass Tech, but so far there hasn't been any movement there. He also has an offer from Syracuse.
OFF THE BOARD
Camp Hill (PA) Cedar Cliff tight end Adam Breneman committed to Penn State. I did a scouting report and TTB Andrew interviewed Breneman in the past, but always seemed to be a long shot for Michigan. You can't fault the kid for choosing the Nittany Lions. New head coach Bill O'Brien showed with the New England Patriots that he values the tight end position, and he'll find myriad ways of getting the ball to Breneman in the next few seasons.
Columbus (OH) Bishop Hartley tight end Jacob Matuska committed to Notre Dame. The 6'5", 240-pounder was being recruited by Michigan as a tight end, but the Fighting Irish are planning to use him as a defensive end.
Belton (TX) Belton tight end Durham Smythe committed to Texas. Along with jumbo wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones, who could also play tight end, the Longhorns are bringing in a couple quality
Crete (IL) Crete-Monee cornerback Anthony Standifer committed to Mississippi. Standifer, a 2012 prospect, was committed to Michigan for several months, but a reported academic issue was going to prevent him from getting into Michigan. Therefore, he decommitted a few months ago and started to look elsewhere. He finally chose a school this past week.
In case you missed it, here's a list of guys who visited Michigan this past weekend. David Dawson is on that list, but he ended up not making it to Ann Arbor.
Meanwhile, St. Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham wide receiver James Onwualu will be visiting Michigan on Wednesday. The 6'1", 205 lb. athlete is being recruited by Michigan as a slot receiver, while other schools are recruiting him as a cornerback and safety, too.