Saturday, April 13, 2013

Visitors: April 12-14, 2013

Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake wide receiver Artavis Scott (image via Herald Tribune)
Here's a list of visitors for the upcoming spring game.  I haven't filled out the info for each prospect due to time constraints, but I will update it soon.

Brennan Bosch - OG - St. Charles (IL) East: Bosch is a 6'3", 255 lb. prospect for the class of 2015 with an offer from Illinois.  He is the younger brother of early enrollee freshman Kyle Bosch.

Ray Buford, Jr. - CB - Southfield (MI) Southfield: Buford is a 6'0", 170 lb. prospect for the class of 2015 with no offers.  He visited Michigan last week.  He has played wide receiver previously, but Michigan is looking at him as a cornerback.

George Campbell - WR - Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake: Campbell is a 6'3", 184 lb. prospect for the class of 2015.  He has offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others.  His teammates include 2014 offensive line commit Mason Cole and 2014 wide receiver offeree Artavis Scott, both of whom will also make the trip.  Campbell visited Michigan back in February and has since been very high on the Wolverines.  As a sophomore in 2012, he had 30 catches for 766 yards and 5 touchdowns; he also had 57 tackles from his safety position. UPDATE: Campbell did not visit this past weekend; he was at Vanderbilt instead.

Brian Cole - CB - Southfield (MI) Heritage: Cole is a 6'2", 190 lb. prospect for the class of 2015 with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State.

Mason Cole - OG - Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake: A teammate of Campbell, Cole committed to Michigan in February.

Reon Dawson - CB - Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison: Dawson committed to Michigan in January.

Jaron Dukes - WR - Columbus (OH) Marion-Franklin: Dukes committed to Michigan in February 2012.

Matt Falcon - RB - Southfield (MI) Southfield: Falcon is a 6'0", 200 lb. prospect for the class of 2016 with no offers right now.  He's the teammate of 2014 defensive end Lawrence Marshall - who went to Michigan State's campus instead of Michigan's spring game - and 2015 cornerback Ray Buford, Jr.

Michael Ferns III - LB - St. Clairsville (OH) St. Clairsville: The first member of Michigan's 2014 class, Ferns committed in August.

Drake Harris - WR - Grand Rapids (MI) Christian: Harris is a 6'4", 180 lb. receiver with offers from Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State, along with many others.  He was committed to MSU for several months because he wanted to play basketball, but he opened up his recruitment to concentrate more on football.  He has visited Michigan several times in recent months.  Harris's 247 Composite ranking places him as a 5-star, the #2 wide receiver, and the #32 overall prospect.  He had 91 receptions for 2,015 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior in 2012.

Daniel Helm - TE - Chatham (IL) Glenwood: Helm is a 6'4", 220 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.  He also visited Michigan back in February, and he looks to be heavily interested in the Wolverines.  As a junior in 2012, he had 44 receptions for 810 yards and 17 touchdowns.  Helm is a 4-star, the #6 tight end, and the #232 player overall, according to the 247 Composite rankings.

Maurice Hurst, Jr. - DT - Westwood (MA) Xaverian Brothers: Hurst committed to Michigan in June 2012.

Jake Johnson - QB - DeWitt (MI) DeWitt: Johnson is a 6'1", 185 lb. quarterback for the class of 2015. He has no offers at this time.  As a sophomore in 2012, he had 1,250 passing yards and 16 touchdowns, along with 400 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground.

John Kelly - CB - Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Kelly is a 5'11", 184 lb. cornerback or safety prospect for the class of 2015.  He has no offers at this time.  Kelly visited Michigan back in November and then in February, too.

Ostell Martin - OG - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Martin is a 6'5", 315 lb. prospect for the class of 2016 with no offers at this time.

Mike McCray II - LB - Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison: McCray committed to Michigan in March 2012.

J.J. McGrath - K - Macomb (MI) Lutheran North: McGrath committed to Michigan as a walk-on in January 2013.

Malik McDowell - DE - Detroit (MI) Loyola: McDowell has been discussed non-stop on Michigan boards.  He's that 6'7", 290 lb. guy who has offers from everyone and visits Michigan a lot.

A.J. Mial - CB - Detroit (MI) Country Day: Mial is a 5'9", 170 lb. prospect who claims a 4.68 forty.  He's a 2014 prospect with no offers at this time.

Garrett Moores - QB - Novi (MI) Catholic Central: Moores is a 6'4", 200 lb. potential walk-on for the fall.  He's a high school teammate of incoming running back Wyatt Shallman.

Shane Morris - QB - Warren (MI) De La Salle: Morris committed to Michigan in May 2011.

Stephen Mosley - WR - Akron (OH) Buchtel: Mosley is a 6'0", 180 lb. prospect for the class of 2014 with no offers at this time.  Buchtel is the alma mater of sophomore safety Jarrod Wilson.  The head coach at Buchtel is former Michigan running back Ricky Powers.

Tymeon Ollison - CB - Akron (OH) Buchtel: Ollison is a 5'8", 160 lb. prospect for the class of 2015 with no offers at this time.

Micheal Onwenu - OT - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Onwenu is a 6'2", 310 lb. defensive tackle prospect for the class of 2015 with no offers at this time.  He also visited Michigan a couple weekends ago.

Prince Onwenu - LB - Walled Lake (MI) Central: Onwenu is a 5'11", 195 lb. prospect for 2015 with no offers at this time.  He plays defensive end in high school, but at his size, he's more likely to become a contributor as a linebacker.

Trevor Ruhland - OG - Cary (IL) Cary-Grove: Ruhland is a 6'4", 270 lb. prospect for the class of 2015 with no offers at this time.  He plays with good body lean and has a nasty disposition, and I think he'll eventually be a fairly highly regarded prospect.

Dan Samuelson - OG - Plymouth (IN) Plymouth: Samuelson committed to Michigan back in January.

Artavis Scott - WR - Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake: Scott is a 5'11", 175 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Oregon, among others.  Scott is teammates with Campbell and Cole (mentioned above).  During three seasons already on the varsity team, he has 135 receptions for 2,493 yards and 27 touchdowns.  According to the 247 Composite rankings, he's a 4-star wideout, the #10 wide receiver, and the #88 player overall.

Wyatt Shallman - RB - Novi (MI) Catholic Central: Shallman committed to Michigan in February 2012.

Wilton Speight - QB - Richmond (VA) Collegiate: Speight, a 2014 prospect, committed on National Signing Day 2013.

Ted Stieber - OG - Akron (OH) Archbishop Hoban: Stieber is a 6'6", 285 lb. prospect for 2015 with no offers at this time.  He looks a little bit slow of foot and while he has the size to play tackle, he might be a better fit at guard or perhaps at right tackle.

Erik Swenson - OT - Downers Grove (IL) South: Swenson is a 6'7", 285 lb. prospect for the class of 2016.  He has offers from Illinois and Notre Dame already.

Scott Sypniewski - LS - Ottawa (IL) Marquette: Sypniewski committed to Michigan in June 2012.

Jack Wangler - WR - Warren (MI) De La Salle: Wangler is a 6'2", 195 lb. player who committed as a walk-on for Michigan.  He's the brother of Jared (below).

Jared Wangler - LB - Warren (MI) De La Salle: Wangler is a 6'1", 218 lb. prospect with offers from Penn State and a handful of MAC schools.  He's the former teammate of incoming freshman Shane Morris, the son of former Michigan quarterback John Wangler, and the brother of incoming freshman walk-on Jack Wangler.  As a junior in 2012, Jared had 76 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception.

Maurice Ways - WR - Detroit (MI) Country Day: Ways is a 6'3", 185 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Kansas, and bunch of MAC schools.  He had 51 catches for 957 yards and 9 touchdowns as a junior in 2012.  Ways has visited Michigan the past couple weekends, and I think there's a good chance he'll earn an offer at some point down the road.

Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. - DE - Manilus (NY) Fayetteville Manilus: Wheatley is a 6'6", 235 lb. prospect who has picked up offers in recent weeks from Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, and Penn State.  His father is, of course, former Michigan running back and current Buffalo Bills running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley.

Chase Winovich - LB - Jefferson Hills (PA) Thomas Jefferson: Winovich is a 6'4", 215 lb. outside linebacker with offers from Miami, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Pitt, and Virginia Tech, among others.  He visited in March but did not earn an offer until Kyle Berger and Sam Hubbard committed to Ohio State.  According to the 247 Composite rankings, he's a 3-star, the #45 outside linebacker, and the #592 player overall.


  1. Is Campbell's visit confirmed? I thought he was taking an unofficial to Vandy this weekend.

  2. I thought Campbell was 6'5"?

    1. That was an exaggeration. He measured in at 6'3" in January.

  3. might want to put Speight,Ferns as committed also

  4. What do you think of Jared Wangler? Scholarship caliber?

    1. I think he's better than his older brother Jack, but I don't think he's a scholarship-caliber player for the level Michigan is recruiting right now.

  5. These height exaggerations are really funny. I am 6 3 and my brother is 6 5. It is a huge difference.

  6. Any idea why Winovich isn't rated higher? He runs like a free safety, has a nose for the ball and a good frame to add weight. He looks like he has a ton of potential to play SLB.

    1. There are some things to like about Winovich (speed, change of direction, etc.), but I think there are also some questions about him. He's very thin, so it's unclear how much some added weight will affect him. He also needs to be more physical, which might come with added size/strength. He has some obvious technique issues when taking on blockers. And he sometimes takes a meandering path to the ball carrier. Perhaps he should be rated a little higher, but probably not a whole lot.

  7. If they only take one, who do you like out of the likely three of Booker, Yeargin and Winovich>

    Winovich by the way, going back to prior conversations looks a lot more like 205 maybe 195 than he does 215.

    I still like his wheels and instincts.

    1. Add Furbush to that list as well.

      I'm also curious who you like the best of these guys. I'm partial to the kid from E. St. Louis. Also, I'm assuming the Dante Booker ship has sailed for OSU, or does he not play OLB?

    2. I like Yeargin the best out of those guys if we're looking for a SAM. Booker is more of a MIKE, and so is Kyron Watson. I'm not sure how many linebackers OSU wants or what positions they want them for, but I haven't heard that Booker is off the table, so I would expect them to continue to look at him as an ILB.

  8. Campbell is a Vandy this weekend... His sister attends school there!


  9. Spoke with one of my Best Friends from High School (Nate Latsch of and beat writer for StlToday) regarding Kyron Watson today... He had great things to say about his game, but did say he that unless he's grown drastically in the last 3 months (highly doubted) that he is somewhere around 6'0" and just under 200lbs. He stated, one of the biggest hitters he's seen in person, but more of a SS prospect than a Sam LB. He plays LB out of necessity at ESL high school and 2012 was his first season at the position.
    Feel free to follow Nate regarding all St Louis area football prospects via twitter (@NateLatsch).

    1. I think Watson is a little too thick and a little too slow to actually play strong safety. He's probably more of a weakside linebacker, or maybe a MIKE if he hits a little bit of a growth spurt.