Monday, May 21, 2012

Recruiting Update: May 21, 2012

Sugar Land (TX) Dulles CB Maurice Smith
ADDED TO THE BOARD (2013, 2014)
Scottsdale (AZ) Desert Mountain wide receiver Mark Andrews, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  Andrews is a 6'6", 225 lb. wideout who could grow into a tight end.  He also has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, and UCLA.  As a sophomore in 2011, Andrews had 58 catches for 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns.  His quarterback is Kyle Allen, a fellow sophomore who has already been offered by North Carolina and may be a Michigan target down the road.

Akron (OH) St. Vincent-St. Mary's linebacker Dante Booker, Jr., a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  Booker is 6'3", 210 lbs. and has offers from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, and Penn State.  As a sophomore in 2011, he had 157 tackles, 11 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries.  He visited Michigan this past weekend.

Fort Worth (TX) All Saints Episcopal offensive tackle Demetrius Knox, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  He is a 6'5", 300-pounder with offers from Alabama, Baylor, Nebraska, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and UCLA.  While listed as a tackle, he looks more like a guard to me.  He grew up in Ohio as a fan of the Buckeyes, and he's also expecting a Texas offer in the near future. (Highlights here.)

Monroe (LA) Ouachita Parish offensive tackle Cameron Robinson, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  He's a 6'5", 320 lb. lineman with offers from Alabama, Arkansas, and LSU, among others.  Don't get too attached, though - he seems destined for the home state Tigers.

Sugar Land (TX) Dulles cornerback Maurice Smith was offered by Michigan.  Smith is a 5'11", 179 lb. corner with offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, and many others.  He attends the same high school as former Michigan cornerback Troy Woolfolk and linebacker Brandon Herron. (Highlights here.)

Houston (TX) Westfield defensive tackle Hardreck Walker was offered by Michigan.  Walker is a 6'2", 280-pounder with offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech, along with several others.

Dallas (TX) Bishop Dunne cornerback Nick Watkins, a 2014 prospect, was offered by Michigan.  He's a 6'1", 180 lb. prospect who already has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and a few others.  As a sophomore in 2011, he had 45 tackles, 6 pass breakups, and 5 interceptions.


Stockton (CA) Lincoln running back Justin Davis committed to USC.  Davis was the second 5-star/high 4-star running back to commit to USC with a few days, on the heels of Ty Isaac's commitment (below).

Joliet (IL) Joliet Catholic running back Ty Isaac committed to USC.  Isaac is the guy that many Michigan fans were hoping would be the jewel of the running back class.  I did a scouting report on him back in March and I was impressed with what I saw, but like I've said before, the guys Michigan has recruited on the offensive line are going to make Michigan's running game very good, regardless of who's running the ball.

Several recruits visited Michigan this past weekend, including Booker.


  1. Smith's offer list is way better than most 3-stars...interesting.

    Any chance you'd consider more formally breaking out the 2014 guys instead of going back and forth?

    1. I've heard talk that Smith is due for a move up in the rankings soon.

      I can probably do that.