Thursday, April 18, 2013

Visitors: April 19-21, 2013

Scottsdale (AZ) Desert Mountain wide receiver/tight end Mark Andrews (image via 247 Sports)
Mark Andrews - TE - Scottsdale (AZ) Desert Mountain: Andrews is a 6'6", 230 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others.  He's taking a trip through the midwest to see Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, even though Arizona appears to be his leader.  As a junior in 2012, he had 81 receptions for 1,590 yards and 22 touchdowns; his quarterback is Kyle Allen, a highly regarded player with offers from several Pac-12, Big 12, and SEC schools.  Andrews plays wide receiver and has a desire to play wideout in college, but he will most likely end up at tight end in college.

Ian Bunting - TE - Hinsdale (IL) Central: Bunting is a 6'6", 210 lb. prospect with recent offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon, and USC, to go along with his Michigan offer and numerous others.  As a junior in 2012, he had 16 catches for 412 yards and 4 touchdowns.  He would probably play the U-back position like Devin Funchess, since he is long, lean, and rather athletic.  According to the 247 Composite rankings, he's a 4-star and the #11 tight end in the class.

Ricky DeBerry - DE - Richmond (VA) St. Christopher's: DeBerry is a 6'2", 235 lb. prospect for the class of 2015 with offers from Arizona State, Clemson, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech, among others.  He is considered to be one of the top few prospects for the 2015 class and plays in the same league as 2014 quarterback commit Wilton Speight.

Garrett Taylor - CB - Richmond (VA) St. Christopher's: Taylor, standing 6'0" and 180 lbs., is a classmate of DeBerry's.  He plays wide receiver and cornerback and has offers from Clemson, Iowa, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech, among others.

Kyron Watson - LB - East St. Louis (IL) East St. Louis: Watson is a 6'1", 220 lb. prospect who picked up a Michigan offer last week.  He may not make it to Michigan this weekend, but he does want to visit Ann Arbor soon.  According to the 247 Composite rankings, he's a 3-star, the #44 outside linebacker, and the #592 player overall.  UPDATE: Watson is rescheduling his visit.

Parrker Westphal - CB - Bolingbrook (IL) Bolingbrook: Westphal is a 6'2", 186 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Vanderbilt, among others.  As a junior in 2012, he had 51 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, 3 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.  He has visited Michigan numerous times and is coached by former Michigan cornerback Todd Howard.  247 Sports' Composite rankings place him as a 4-star, the #12 cornerback, and the #127 player overall.


  1. "Arizona appears to be his leader"

    Arizona?! Doesn't he know that RichRod NEVER uses tight ends? At 6'6" and 230 he's already too big to be an offensive tackle for Arizona. RichRod likes his receivers SMALL, no bigger than 5'4" and 120.

    1. Exactly what I thought too, when did RichRod decide to go for a TE? Thought he only needs TE for the scout team.

  2. I like how Hoke and co are recruiting, at least these guys look big and strong.

    Cann't wait for two years to see how these top classes turn out to be!

  3. Why does ESPN rate Kyron Watson so much higher than Rivals or 24/7? He is #100 is the ESPNU 150 while he is a 3-star on all other sites? What in his film does ESPN see (and Michigan's coaches for that matter) that no one else seems to be noticing?