Monday, October 7, 2013

247 Sports: Top 247 updated for 2015

Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake wide receiver George Campbell is the #27 player in the country
247 Sports released its updated top 247 for the class of 2015. Here's what it looked like back in May.

Movement for Michigan commits:
- George Campbell dropped from #16 to #27
- Damien Harris jumped from #90 to #66
- Shaun Crawford jumped from #149 to #130

2. Terry Beckner, Jr. - DE - Illinois
4. Mitch Hyatt - OT - Georgia
5. Josh Rosen - QB - California
8. Kevin Toliver II - CB - Florida (LSU)
14. Iman Marshall - CB - Califronia
15. Shy Tuttle - DT - North Carolina
17. Justin Hilliard - LB - Ohio
19. Jashon Cornell - DE - Minnesota
23. Malik Jefferson - LB - Texas
26. George Campbell - WR - Florida (Michigan)
27. Jaason Lewis - WR - Virginia

31. Brian Cole - ATH - Michigan
32. Soso Jamabo - RB - Texas
36. Jeffrey Holland - LB - Florida
43. Jerome Baker - LB - Ohio
66. Damien Harris - RB - Kentucky (Michigan)
67. Jacques Patrick - RB - Florida
75. Hjalte Froholdt - DT - Ohio
84. Sterling Jenkins - OT - Pennsylvania
102. Darian Roseboro - DE - North Carolina
115. Michael Weber - RB - Michigan
124. Devonaire Clarington - TE - Florida
130. Shaun Crawford - CB - Ohio (Michigan)
136. Garrett Thomas - OT - Louisiana
196. Cameron Townsend - LB - Texas
220. Osa Masina - LB - Utah


  1. Not surprised to see Hilliard move up, widely considered the top player in Ohio this year.

    You have Hjalte Froholdt listed as a d-end in your offer list. Maybe in a 3-4 he could be an end but I don't really seem has a 4-3 end. Listed at 6-4 280 as a junior.

    It is still relatively early but the lacks of offers confuses me. Outside of linebacker no position group has more than 4 offers. Michigan also is taking 4 linebackers in this class which makes it even more confusing.

    1. On these lists, I try to list the players at the position where 247 Sports (or whichever recruiting service) lists them. For example, that's why Brian Cole is listed as an "ATH." However, I do think Froholdt could end up as a strongside end, depending on how his body develops.

    2. By the way, I really like Hilliard, too. He's one of the guys I really want in this class, kind of like I want(ed) Dwight Williams in the 2014 class.

  2. Hjalte Froholdt is an awesome name and I really like our chances of landing him.

    We have not recruited California as much as I had hoped. With Hoke coaching at San Diego State plus Borges and his west coast connections, why have we not gone after more CA players?

    1. Recruiting in California is generally a losing proposition. Most of those kids don't want to go far away from home and play in a cold environment. Hoke will go after the guys they really want, but much of the time, the efforts will just be wasted. The coaches are offering guys they think they might have a chance with. You can see just with this 2014 recruiting class that it's tough to get California guys to visit, and often, they need to take official visits instead of unofficials because of the cost of travel. Now that the class is nearly filled up, there might not even be a need for these California kids like Dwight Williams, Juju Smith, Adoree' Jackson, etc. to visit.

  3. With yet another small class projected, I'm hoping for:

    Hilliard - really hoping Mattison can close the deal with this one.
    Tim Settle would be a ridiculous grab as well.

    With those 5 prospects I would be happy.