Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Recruiting Update: October 1, 2014

Theo Howard (image via
Lincolnton (NC) Lincolnton defensive end Darian Roseboro decommitted from Michigan.

Naples (FL) Naples running back Carlin Fils-Aime was offered by Michigan. He's a 5'11", 175 lb. prospect with an offer from Miami. As a sophomore in 2013, he carried the ball 92 times for 873 yards and 15 touchdowns. He claims a 4.57 forty and a 38.5" vertical.

Thousand Oaks (CA) Oaks Christian wide receiver Theo Howard was offered by Michigan. He's a 6'0", 170 lb. prospect with offers from San Diego State, UCLA, and Washington State. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #77 wide receiver, and #471 overall. As a sophomore in 2013, he caught 22 balls for 400 yards and 6 touchdowns. He's a shifty receiver who lacks blazing speed.

Hit the jump for players who have committed elsewhere, plus some miscellaneous tidbits.

Virginia Beach (VA) Ocean Lakes athlete Jaason Lewis committed to Arizona State. Lewis was previously committed to UCLA. I have seen numerous suggestions that his highest upside would be as a linebacker, and I agree, but he reportedly wants to stay on offense. If that sticks, he would probably be an H-back type of player.

Pulaski (TN) Giles County cornerback Cameron Ordway committed to Ole Miss.

Lexington (NC) North Davidson defensive tackle Shy Tuttle committed to Tennessee. Tuttle was one of Michigan's earliest offers in the class, but he was never particularly serious about exploring the option of coming north.

Coppell (TX) Coppell center Connor Williams committed to Texas. Williams is one of those players who could play any position on the line from tight end to center. Michigan was reportedly looking at him as an interior offensive lineman, and while he showed interest shortly after the offer, he never pursued it further.

Here's a list of visitors from the Minnesota game (LINK).

Over on Recruiting Season, I have updated the profiles of St. Joseph defensive end Corey Malone-Hatcher and offensive tackle Wesley French.


  1. If you want to see where Hoke excels as a coach, watch the locker room and recruits. Magnus wrote after the ND game that a loss like that can divide it. Now after the performances against Utah and Minnesota, the possibly hopeless outlook for the offense and season, and with the firestorm raging around them, Hoke has held his unit together and even the recruits.

    Every team has decommitments every year, and some discontented players. I'm sure it's not perfect, but I'm very impressed with his leadership and with the loyalty of people who know him.

    Here's an interview with TE recruit Chris Clark, where he says recruits have talked and they will look around if Hoke loses his job, but he thinks otherwise they are sticking with him.

    1. This is why I say, fire Brandon but keep Hoke until the end of the season. He has recruited all these kids and he deserves a chance to finish the year.

  2. what kind of options does michigan now have at DE with roseboro decommiting? roseboro looked more like 3-tech or 5-tech (or even 3-4 DE) to me especially after several years in college S&C so hes def not WDE michigan needs but im just curious. any legit options currently out there? or given this teams performance this season and likely effects it may have on recruiting trail, do they need to start offering pass rushing specialists further down their board? itd be great to grab a 4 or 5 star edge rusher but dont recall any legit options - so do they likely just pursue the current offers or send out new offers to regional DEs little further down their board?