Saturday, March 29, 2014

Visitors: March 28-30, 2014

Tampa (FL) Plant offensive tackle Jake Fruhmorgen with his father, John,  (image via My Capture)
Jake Fruhmorgen - OT - Tampa (FL) Plant:
 Fruhmorgen is a 6'5", 280 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #7 offensive tackle, #74 overall, and #14 in the state of Florida. He claims a 5.4 forty. Fruhmorgen's father went to Alabama, but Jake is expected to pick soon, and the signs are pointing toward Clemson as the likely destination. Michigan has pursued other prospects from Plant in recent years, including offensive lineman Tony Posada (who signed with Michigan but quit football before his freshman year even began) and running back James Wilder, Jr. (Florida State).

Dre'Mont Jones - DE - Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius: Jones is a 6'5", 250 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan State, and Ohio State. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #14 strongside end, #294 overall, and #15 in the state.

Stefan Claiborne - S - Clinton Township (MI) Chippewa Valley:
 Claiborne is a 6'1", 168 lb. prospect with no offers at this time. He could play wide receiver, cornerback, or safety at the next level and will probably be one of the top ten prospects in the state for 2016. He claims a 4.5 forty, a 30" vertical, a 225 lb. bench, and a 365 lb. squat, which are all pretty good numbers for someone his size and age.

Rex Culpepper - QB - Tampa (FL) Plant: Culpepper is a 6'3", 210 lb. prospect with no offers at this time. He's the teammate of Fruhmorgen. He is the son of former Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Brad Culpepper, who played college football at Florida.

Steven Frank - QB - Oswego (IL) Oswego: Frank is a 6'4", 190 lb. prospect with no offers right now. As a sophomore in 2013, he had 1,952 passing yards and 27 passing touchdowns, along with 5 rushing scores. He claims a 4.7 forty but is definitely a pro-style guy, but he looks like a guy who will have a number of quality offers by the time all is said and done.


  1. Fruhmorgen is listed at 280, and he looks tiny compared to his dad. Geez.

  2. My kid's good buddy, Stefan Claiborne won't be getting a 4 on the Wonderlic like cousin Morris did and that's a dead nuts certainty, as he's carrying pretty close to a 4.0 while taking honors and AP classes at a high school that doesn't curve much or often. This is a good kid that fits the pattern Hoke has been working to establish with our recruiting, kids with character and grades.

    Chip wanted to run the football this year so half of Stefan's vid is downfield blocking which he goes at with both good passion and effect. It'll be interesting if Michigan decides he's a good enough athlete, and then if OSU decides he's a good enough athlete as he mostly grew up in Ohio and likes the Buckeyes.