Friday, December 26, 2014

Recruiting Update: December 26, 2014

Former Michigan commit Darrin Kirkland, Jr.
This is probably the last recruiting update for 2014, so grab some Klee-nex. On the plus side, there should be some good recruiting news in the coming days and weeks with a new coach soon to be hired and National Signing Day coming up at the beginning of February.

Waco (TX) Midway safety Kahlil Haughton committed to Oklahoma.

Mesquite (TX) Poteet linebacker Malik Jefferson committed to Texas. The 5-star prospect is the second 2015 linebacker to choose the Longhorns over the Wolverines, joining Cameron Townsend. Jefferson will be playing in the Under Armour All-American Game in early January.

Scottsdale (AZ) Saguaro wide receiver Christian Kirk committed to Texas A&M. Another 5-star, Kirk was high on my wish list, although he was a long shot even if Michigan had a good season and had coaching continuity. He'll head to College Station to catch passes from Kyle Allen, who is from across town at Desert Mountain.

Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central linebacker Darrin Kirkland, Jr. committed to Tennessee. Kirkland was committed to Michigan for several months, but the Wolverines' poor season and coaching situation led him to decommit late in the season.

Stephenville (TX) Stephenville quarterback Jarrett Stidham committed to Baylor after decommitting from Texas Tech. I always thought this seemed like a no-brainer because Baylor head coach Art Briles made his name as Stephenville's head coach, but for whatever reason, Stidham was sold on the Red Raiders for a while. After all the points Baylor has thrown up on the board and the success of their quarterbacks, this looks like a good choice for Stidham.

There are a bunch of all-star games coming up in about a week, so I posted all the Michigan targets/commits you can see in those games:

Over on Recruiting Season, I posted/updated profiles on Grand Rapids Christian's Lukas Thompson, Cass Tech's Demetric Vance, and Chippewa Valley's Stefan Claiborne.


  1. Looks more and more like Jim Harbaugh is indeed coming to Michigan. Mgoblog is fully on board now. I wonder how many recruits will Harbaugh snatch up before the NSD. I am thinking he will add at least 10 quality players to make this class a full class.

    1. I don't think we'll get 10 more guys unless players start transferring. This class really only has room for about 6.