Monday, December 3, 2012

Recruiting Update: December 3, 2012

David Dawson (#55)
Massillon (OH) Washington cornerback Gareon Conley decommitted from Michigan.  He visited Ohio State last weekend, but the coaches plan to continue to recruit him.  He will take an official visit to Columbus later this week, and then he plans to take an official to Ann Arbor on December 14.  I never removed Conley from the board, but he's now a "free agent" again, so to speak.

Detroit (MI) Cass Tech offensive guard David Dawson was re-offered by Michigan.  Dawson was committed to Michigan for about eight months, but a planned visit to Florida forfeited his spot in the recruiting class.  After exploring his options and apparently regretting his decision to explore those options, the coaches have re-offered him and said they will continue to recruit him.  But there's a chance that one of two new Michigan offerees, Cameron Hunt or Kenny Lacy, could commit before Dawson.  Dawson plans to take an official visit to Michigan on December 14.

Corona (CA) Centennial offensive tackle Cameron Hunt earned a Michigan offer.  Hunt is currently committed to Cal but is looking around.  I wrote up a scouting report on him last week.  He appears to be a potential replacement for Dawson.

Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe offensive tackle Kenny Lacy was offered by Michigan.  Lacy is currently committed to UCLA but is looking around.  I also wrote up a scouting report on him last week, and he too appears to be a potential replacement for Dawson.

Elizabeth City (NC) Northeastern linebacker Jamieon Moss was offered by Michigan.  Moss is a 6'2", 210 lb. prospect who is committed to Virginia Tech but also holds offers from Maryland, North Carolina, and North Carolina State.  Moss has mentioned he's potentially interested in looking around, and he visited NC State this fall, so there's potential for another team to flip him.

Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic defensive end Garrett Dickerson earned a Michigan offer.  If the school sounds familiar, it's the alma mater of former Michigan target Tanner McEvoy a quarterback who is now starting at Arizona Western after transferring from South Carolina.  Dickerson's brother plays at Northwestern.  As a sophomore in 2011, Garrett had 50 tackles and 4 sacks.

Southfield (MI) Southfield defensive end Lawrence Marshall was offered by Michigan.  He's a 6'3", 225 lb. end with offers from Indiana, Michigan State, and Pitt, among others.  He looks like a weakside end who won't wow you with his speed rush, but could be a solid run defender with a decent occasional rush.

Crete (IL) Crete-Monee linebacker Nyles Morgan earned an offer from Michigan.  Morgan is a 6'2", 220 lb. prospect with offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, UCLA, and Wisconsin, among others.  Crete-Monee is becoming a familiar name for followers of Michigan recruiting, since it's also the school of one-time 2012 commit Anthony Standifer and highly touted 2013 target LaQuon Treadwell.

Forth Worth (TX) All Saints Episcopal offensive guard Demetrius Knox committed to Texas.  Texas was always considered the front-runner for Knox's services, and he's likely to be a high 4-star prospect when all is said and done.


  1. Thanks for the info. Always interesting to see early offers to in-state kids like Lawrence Marshall.

    What is your best-guess for the rest of the class?

    Mine is Conley, Lacy/Hunt, and a sleeper offensive skill guy.

    I think that either Lacy or Hunt commit on their visit and Dawson is out of luck. I think Conley sees UM as his best option in the end, and I think UM misses out on their other elite targets.

    1. I really can't say with any certainty for the remainder of the class. I'm guessing Dawson re-commits to Michigan, and then I'll say Reon Dawson and Godwin Igwebuike. Derrick Green is a possibility, too, but I'm guessing he'll end up at Auburn or Tennessee, depending on who gets hired.

    2. I'd be happy to get Igwebuike. That's just the sort of fallback option I'd like to see. Of course, offering him doesn't guarantee he flips.

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