Monday, April 29, 2013

Recruiting Update: April 29, 2013

Upper Marlboro (MD) Wise safety Marcus Allen
Hinsdale (IL) Central tight end Ian Bunting committed to Michigan.

Detroit (MI) Country Day wide receiver Maurice Ways committed to Michigan.

Upper Marlboro (MD) Wise safety Marcus Allen was offered by Michigan.  He's a 6'1", 180 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, and Stanford, among others.  As a junior in 2012, he had 70 tackles.  According to the 247 Composite rankings, he's a 4-star, the #25 safety, and the #316 player overall.

Charlotte (NC) Christian tight end Jeb Blazevich committed to Georgia.  He initiated the run on tight end commitments this week, although Blazevich was not seriously interested in Michigan.

Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Austin running back Vic Enwere does not have a Michigan offer.  It turns out that a recruiting reporter didn't know the difference between Michigan and Michigan State, so perhaps that guy is in the wrong profession.

Chatham (IL) Glenwood tight end Daniel Helm committed to Tennessee.  While the Volunteers were presumed to be the favorite already, the commitment of Bunting to Michigan early in the day seemed to cause Helm to pull the trigger.  The Wolverines were supposedly running second to Tennessee, and Michigan supposedly wants just one tight end in the class, so the decision was basically made for him.

Charlotte (NC) Christian running back Elijah Hood committed to Notre Dame.  The Fighting Irish were thought to be his leader before he visited Michigan this spring, after which he briefly talked up the chances of him coming to Michigan.  Shortly afterward, he claimed he was going to stay close to home (hint: UNC) so his family could watch him play.  Then he visited Notre Dame this past weekend and committed.  I would not be entirely surprised if he opened things back up at some point, because he seems a little indecisive.

Washington (DC) St. John's quarterback William Ulmer was offered by Michigan.  He's a 6'1", 190 lb. prospect who committed to Maryland on Thursday over offers from Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, among others.  He passed for 1,245 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior in 2012, along with running for 1,412 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Midlothian (IL) Marist tight end Nic Weishar committed to Notre Dame.  Prior to Bunting's Michigan visit, the Fighting Irish were thought to be the leader for both players with Michigan in second or third place, so Weishar's commitment on Tuesday evening seems to have been the result of a domino effect.  Blazevich to Georgia, then Bunting to Michigan, then Helm to Tennessee, then Weishar to Notre Dame.  Here's the scouting report I posted on Weishar back in January.


  1. Elijah Hood hurts. Of all the tape I've seen so far, he looks like he has the brightest future, but I know I have limited time to watch tape. Are there any running backs you feel are better than Hood, Thunder?


    1. I think Hood and Mixon are neck-and-neck for the two best guys we've offered, so there's still a chance to get an "elite" back. I'm not sure how close Michigan can get with Mixon, though.

  2. Thunder, of all the TE's mentioned above, how would rank them based upon future potential?

    1. 1. Helm
      2. Bunting
      3. Weishar

      I haven't watched film of Blazevich since we offered him months and months ago, so I couldn't give a fair assessment of him at this point.