Monday, July 27, 2015

Recruiting Update: July 27, 2015

Loganville (GA) Grayson quarterback Chase Brice
Fort Pierce (FL) Central offensive tackle Stewart Reese was offered by Michigan. He's a 6'5", 348 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, and LSU, among others. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #35 offensive tackle, and #347 overall. Reese is an excellent drive blocker who may need to move inside to guard at the next level. He wants to study to be a doctor, which is a pretty big undertaking for a football player. Florida State seems to be in the driver's seat right now.

Hit the jump for a new 2017 quarterback offer, several players who came off the board, and a handful of random bits.

Loganville (GA) Grayson quarterback Chase Brice was offered by Michigan. He's a 6'3", 190 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Louisville, Miami, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, among others. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 pro-style quarterback, and #208 overall. Brice is a pro-style guy, but he has some decent mobility, especially moving around in the pocket to find throwing lanes. He also has a strong arm but shows an ability to put some touch on his passes. He's a very nice prospect, but all three of his Crystal Ball predictions are for Clemson.

New Orleans (LA) Brother Martin tight end Peyton Aucoin committed to Texas. Michigan had been looking at Aucoin more as an offensive tackle, because he is not much of a receiving threat.

Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek wide receiver Korey Banks, Jr. committed to North Carolina. Banks was offered in the spring and visited Michigan, after which the Wolverines were in the driver's seat. Since that time, though, the interest seemed to fade away for both parties.

Perry (OH) Perry tight end Luke Farrell committed to Ohio State. Farrell was a silent commit to Ohio State for a month, despite the fact that the Buckeyes already had commitments from two 4-stars at the position (Jake Hausmann, Kierre Hawkins). It will be interesting to see if all three players stay committed all the way until National Signing Day, since Urban Meyer is not known for really overloading the field with tight ends. Regardless, Farrell never showed interest in his offer from Michigan, whether it was Brady Hoke or Jim Harbaugh recruiting him.

Tampa Bay (FL) Tech wide receiver Daquon Green, a 2017 prospect, committed to Florida. Green had camped at Michigan's satellite camp and attended Sound Mind Sound Body, so he had some interest in the Wolverines.

Wichita (KS) East defensive end Xavier Kelly committed to Clemson. He committed to Kansas State last fall, decommitted this spring, and was thought to be a Michigan lean before his recruitment blew up. Once big-time offers came in from across the country, the Wolverines fell out of his top group. When he announced early last week that he would be committing on Friday, it was clear that a recent visit to Clemson pushed the Tigers over the top.

Brentwood (TN) Brentwood Academy offensive tackle Bryce Mathews committed to Ole Miss. He never showed much interest in his Michigan offer. His father, Jason, played for the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts after playing for Texas A&M and BYU in college.

Tiger (GA) Rabun County tight end Charlie Woerner committed to Georgia. He is the #114 overall player in the 2016 class.

Here's a list of the expected visitors for the upcoming BBQ at the Big House (LINK).

Bowman (GA) Elbert County safety Mecole Hardman, Houston (TX) Alief Elsik linebacker Dontavious Jackson, and Jackson's teammate Chris Brown, a safety, have all set official visits to Michigan for the Ohio State game in late November.

Warren (MI) Mott wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick solidified his commitment to Louisville. I mention this because he was considered a likely candidate to flip to Michigan, especially with (now former) teammate David Reese committed to the Wolverines. His upcoming year at Mott will be the third high school of his prep career after starting out at Farmington Hills Harrison and then going to Farmington.

Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell named Michigan to his top five. Martell is a 2017 prospect who's the #1 dual-threat quarterback in the country. The other four teams in his top group are Alabama, Texas A&M, USC, and Washington.

Farmington (MI) Farmington fullback/linebacker David Reese will play linebacker at Michigan. When he was initially recruited, he was told that he could have a chance to play linebacker but that Michigan really wanted him as a fullback. Reese soured on that idea and was looking around at other schools for a chance to be solely a linebacker. He met with Michigan's staff, and they agreed to take him as a linebacker.

Miami (FL) Senior wide receiver Keyshawn Young named Michigan to his top two along with Alabama. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #59 wide receiver, and #369 overall. Michigan offered him in late June.


  1. I'm glad he didn't flip. I've heard from someone who would know the teachers could not stand the kid...which might explain why he is yet again changing high schools. I want talented kids that are also respectful students. So I was actually rooting for him to go elsewhere. Won't be surprised if he transfers during college either.

    1. who are you talking about

    2. Judging by the context of my post, I'm assuming he's talking about Desmond Fitzpatrick.