Monday, May 13, 2013

Recruiting Update: May 13, 2013

Cleveland (OH) St. Edward cornerback Shaun Crawford
Southfield (MI) Southfield defensive end Lawrence Marshall committed to Michigan.

St. Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham Hall defensive end Jashon Cornell was offered by Michigan.  Cornell is a 6'4", 230 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, USC, and Wisconsin, among others.  Notre Dame is thought to be the leader because of a couple relatively recent alumni heading to South Bend (WR Michael Floyd, WR James Onwualu), but it's also the alma mater of OT Seantrel Henderson, who first committed to USC before ending up at Miami.  As a sophomore in 2012, he had 52 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles.

Lakewood (OH) St. Edward cornerback Shaun Crawford was offered by Michigan.  He's a 5'9", 170 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Miami, Penn State, and Tennessee, among others.  As a sophomore in 2012, he had 66 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 3 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery; he also had 24 catches for 438 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Warren (OH) Harding defensive end Hjalte Froholdt was offered by Michigan.  He's a 6'5", 265 lb. prospect with no other offers at this time.  Froholdt grew up in Denmark and played his first season of football in America (though he played the sport in Denmark, too) as a sophomore last season.  Harding is the alma mater of former Michigan wide receiver Mario Manningham, linebacker Prescott Burgess, and linebacker Carl Diggs, as well as a couple recent Michigan signees who flamed out (LB Davion Rogers, WR D.J. Williamson).

Upper Marlboro (MD) Wise safety Marcus Allen committed to Penn State.  In case you're wondering, I can find no indication that he's related to the  Marcus Allen . . . you know, the one who ran for over 2,300 yards in one season at USC, won the Heisman, and was the second best Los Angeles Raiders running back in Tecmo Bowl.  The younger, unrelated Allen never showed significant interest in Michigan.

Here's a list of the visitors from this past weekend.


  1. "Lakewood (OH) St. Edward cornerback Shaun Crawford was offered by Michigan. He's a 5'9", 170 lb. prospect ..."

    5'9"?!?! HE'S TOO SMALL!!!

    1. Personally, I'm glad to see the coaches make an exception, if warranted. I'll trust the coaches on this one. They haven't made many wrong choices.

    2. The multitude of offers to larger CBs is mostly because there were almost none on the roster and it was a position of need for the schemes Mattison wants to run. Now that they have Stribling, Dawson, and potentially Peppers and Westphall they can offer a better mix going forward. They also took Richardson and Lewis the last couple of years who are players of a similar size.

    3. I forgot the /s tag in my 7:27 post. I was making fun of the apparent focus on size the current staff has (with which I am not necessarily at odds) and also, to a lesser extent, the people who believe RichRod had a rough go solely because all his players (including 6'4" 300-pound+ Q Washington) were TOO SMALL(!!!).

  2. So are the coaches going to offer some unknown DL recruit during their junior every year from now on? Interestingly, I believe Hjalte also plays for the Danish national team.

  3. Kind of recruiting news - sounds like both marvin robinson and mike jones have left the team

  4. I been wondering who you would like better winovinch or hubbard?

  5. Is that a typo, that kids played football in Denmark? Like, not soccer?