Saturday, November 17, 2012

Visitors: Michigan vs. Iowa

Dymonte Thomas
Reon Dawson - CB - Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison: Dawson is a 6'2", 175 lb. prospect who is committed to Illinois.  The teammate of Michigan commit Mike McCray, Dawson also holds offers from Arizona, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Pitt, Purdue, Virginia, and West Virginia.  (Highlights.)

Da'Mario Jones - WR - Westland (MI) John Glenn: Jones committed to Michigan at the end of October.

Mike McCray II - LB - Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison: McCray committed to Michigan in March.  Here's how his senior season is going.

Shane Morris - QB - Warren (MI) De La Salle: Morris is Michigan's premier recruit for the 2013 class.  Here's a look at how his senior season went.

Channing Stribling - CB - Matthews (NC) Butler: This is his official visit.  Here's a look at how Stribling's senior season is unfolding.

Scott Sypniewski - LS - Ottawa (IL) Marquette: Sypniewski is a long snapper, which is really neat.

Dymonte Thomas - S - Alliance (OH) Marlington: Thomas committed to Michigan.  Here's a look at how his senior season went.

Logan Tuley-Tillman - OT - Peoria (IL) Manual: Tuley-Tillman committed to Michigan in February.  Here's a look at his senior highlights.

Csont'e York - WR - Highland Park (MI) Chandler Park: York committed to Michigan back in May.

Brian Allen - C - Hinsdale (IL) Central: Allen is a 6'2", 275 lb. center prospect.  He has offers from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue, and Wisconsin.  (Highlights.)

Alex Bookser - OT - Pittsburgh (PA) Mt. Lebanon Shores: Bookser is a 6'5", 295 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Avery Edwards - TE - Raleigh (NC) Ravenscroft: Edwards is a 6'5", 220 lb. prospect with offers from North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest. As a sophomore in 2011, he had 45 receptions for 659 yards (14.6 yards/catch) and 10 touchdowns; his junior produced 40 receptions for 490 yards (10.3 yards/catch) and 4 touchdowns.  He's not the most athletic tight end out there, and I think Michigan might have some better options, but he could be a guy they pursue down the road. (Highlights.)

Matt Hammerstein - OT - Uniontown (OH) Lake: I don't know much about Hammerstein, but my assumption is that he's the son of former Michigan defensive tackle Mike Hammerstein.

Joe Henderson - DE - Cleveland (OH) Shaker Heights: Henderson is a 6'4", 220 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Minnesota, and Pitt.  Some people think he could play outside linebacker, but he looks like a weakside end to me.  He uses his hands well and has pretty good athleticism.  He had previously been listed with a Michigan offer, although recent information suggests he was not verbally offered by the Wolverines; however, I would not be surprised if he is offered soon. (Highlights.)

Darryl Long - TE - Westerville (OH) South: Long is a 6'4", 220 lb. prospect with offers from Illinois, Ohio, and Pitt. (Highlights.)

Evan Mallory - OG - Brownsburg (IN) Brownsburg: Mallory is a 6'4", 285 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Kyle Rachwal - TE - Lapeer (MI) East: Rachwal is a 6'3", 225-pounder with no offers at this point.  This is his fifth or sixth visit to Michigan this season, so I would bet that he would jump on a Michigan offer if he were lucky enough to get one.

Gelen Robinson - DE - St. John (IN) Lake Central: Robinson is a 6'1", 230 lb. defensive end with no offers at this point.  As a junior this season, he had 95 tackles, 47 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries.  Robinson is the younger brother of Michigan freshman basketball player Glenn Robinson III and, therefore, the son of former Purdue and NBA star Glenn Robinson. (Highlights.)

Vic Roe - DT - Carmel (IN) Carmel: Roe is a 6'3", 255-pounder without any offers at this point.  I do not think Roe is a Michigan-caliber player. (Highlights.)

Shelby Spence - QB - Chicago (IL) De La Salle: Spence is a 6'1", 193 lb. dual-threat quarterback with no offers at this time.  He's the teammate of 2014 offensive guard offeree Jamarco Jones.  Spence does not appear to be a high level FBS prospect. (Highlights.)

Darius West - CB - Lima (OH) Central Catholic: West is a 5'11", 189 lb. cornerback with offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, and Purdue, along with some MAC schools.  As a sophomore in 2011, he had 69 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 forced fumble.  If Michigan were to offer him, I think it would be as a slot corner prospect; however, he does not appear to be a player who will be offered by Michigan anytime soon, despite recently being named to the Rivals 250.

John Kelly - S - Oak Park (MI) Oak Park:
 Kelly is a 5'11", 180-pounder without any offers at this time, but the buzz suggests that he'll be a decent recruit in the not-too-distant future.


  1. Why do you think Gelen Robinson has no offers? He seems to have good speed, do you think it's his tweener measurables that are holding him back?

    1. I think it's mostly his size that's holding him back. If he puts on a couple inches, then I think he might be a viable defensive end. But there aren't many guys who are 6'1" with the wingspan and bulk to get the job done at a high level. There aren't many guys out there like Dwight Freeney. Hopefully he can get up to 6'3" or 6'4" and maybe Michigan's coaches will toss him an offer.

    2. Mario and FC are only 6'-2"

    3. Ojemudia is listed at 6'3". Even if that's a stretch and he's actually 6'2", it's just as likely that Robinson is listed at 6'1" but is only 6'0". And I also don't see the same length in Robinson. Ojemudia and Clark were long, lanky dudes coming out of high school, but Robinson is a little more compact.

  2. Why do you think Gelen Robinson hasn't had any offers yet? By his stats you would think some schools would offer by now. Too small for d-end? Or is linebacker his future position?

    1. See above for the first couple answers. Personally, I think he's a SAM linebacker or a weakside end, but he's not athletic enough to play SAM at Michigan and he's too small to play WDE here, in my opinion.

  3. Seeing a few picture of Robinson he doesn't appear to have the size to be a Michigan level recruit. What do you think?

  4. Are there only 3-4 kids in Ohio worthy of 2014 offers (Booker, Ferns, Lattimore) from UM? Byrne? Watkins? Kief?

    I don't see the breadth and depth of interest from 2014 candidates outside Ohio to fill the class, so we'll need more than 1 or 2 (Booker wont go Blue) from Ohio. Why wait to offer a few more?

    1. The coaches are approaching the 2014 class with a little more caution...and Ohio is having a little bit of a down year. Byrne is pretty good, but I think Watkins and Kief are borderline. They're not guys who NEED to be offered right now, in my opinion.

    2. Makes sense. Probably also a reflection of the coaches confidence in the 50 or so recruits in 2012 and 2013 providing depth in key areas. The coaches need difference-makers in 2014 to deliver great seasons in 2014-2016. I think Lattimore is a priority.

  5. shame shame .....shane morris!
    please ed