Monday, March 19, 2012

Recruiting Update: March 19, 2012

How now? What news?
Warren (OH) Howland running back Deveon Smith committed to Michigan.

Randolph (NJ) Randolph offensive guard Brendan Mahon committed to Penn State.  For whatever reason, Mahon always seemed like a Penn State type of guy.  And obviously, with Michigan full at the offensive line position group, this doesn't affect the Wolverines a great deal.

St. Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham wide receiver James Onwualu committed to Notre Dame.  Onwualu had planned to visit Michigan last week, but decided to go ahead and commit to the Irish instead.  Cretin-Derham has produced several high profile athletes (Seantrel Henderson, Joe Mauer, etc.), including outgoing Notre Dame wideout Michael Floyd.

Pittsburgh (PA) Seton La Salle tight end Scott Orndoff committed to Pitt.  He was committed to Wisconsin for a long time, but the departure of offensive coordinator Paul Chryst made him back off that commitment.  Luckily for Pitt, Chryst became the Panthers head coach.  Orndoff visited Michigan unofficially last weekend, but you can't blame him for picking a Chryst's offense; he's a guy who has done a good job of developing tight ends.

Here's a list of the weekend visitors.  You can add 2013 commit Kyle Bosch to the list, too.

When Richmond (VA) Hermitage running back Derrick Green visited on Sunday, the coaches told him that they still wanted another running back, despite the fact that Smith committed on Saturday.  That means the door is still open for Green or Joliet (IL) Catholic's Ty Isaac.


  1. Magnus, do you have a preference when it comes to Ty Isaac or Derrick Green? Which has the highest ceiling or closest to a sure thing?

    1. I haven't seen as much of Green as I would like, but right now, I prefer Isaac over Green.

    2. I hit publish before I meant to. I think the highest ceiling belongs to Isaac, but Green is more of a sure thing. I know what we would get out of Green - a solid running back. Isaac, I think, is more of a boom-or-bust type of player. I'm leaning towards boom, though.