Monday, January 21, 2013

Recruiting Update: January 21, 2013

Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius linebacker Kyle Berger
Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison cornerback Reon Dawson committed to Michigan.

Cordova (TN) St. Benedict running back Jordan Wilkins decommitted from Auburn. He is now considering Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt.  While Michigan was on his list early in the process, he has expressed reservations about playing in the cold.

Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius linebacker Kyle Berger was offered by Michigan. Berger is a 6'3", 205 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, and West Virginia, among others; Ohio State appears to be his current leader.  He current plays outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, and he looks like a SAM linebacker.  As a junior in 2012, he had 44 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. St. Ignatius is the alma mater of Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan.

Chatham (IL) Glenwood tight end Daniel Helm was offered by Michigan.  He's a 6'5", 220-pounder whose only other offer comes from Illinois.  As a junior in 2012, he had 44 catches for 821 yards and 17 touchdowns.  Based on his film, I'm surprised he doesn't have more offers.  I doubt John Beilein is interested in getting him on the basketball team, though.

Peoria (IL) Peoria defensive tackle Josh Augusta committed to Missouri.  It's unclear whether Augusta ever held an actual offer from the Wolverines, but one site (Rivals) listed him, so I include him.  He's the cross-town rival of Michigan offensive tackle commit Logan Tuley-Tillman, but it looks like their personal rivalry will end now that Augusta is SEC-bound.

Philadelphia (PA) West Catholic offensive tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith committed to Pitt.  The 6'7", 300-pounder is considered to be quite a project, but his size and athleticism make him a nice developmental prospect for the Panthers.

Crete (IL) Crete-Monee wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell committed to Ole Miss.  At one time Michigan was his leader, but he kept holding off on committing.  Anytime a player has a stated leader but won't commit for a long time, that's a bit of a red flag.  Treadwell joins former class of 2012 teammate Anthony Standifer, a cornerback who was committed to Michigan at one time; Standifer redshirted this season.


  1. Do you think Wilkins decommit will sway Green at all?

    1. I don't think the Wilkins thing will have any effect on Green. If he wants to be at Auburn, he'll commit despite what other running back is there. I think it will come down to Michigan and Tennessee, really.

  2. 44 tackles for loss wtf? Is that real? I don't care how poor your competition is, that's insane.