Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 2014 Coach Visits

Newhall (CA) Hart quarterback Brady White was visited by Michigan on Tuesday, April 22 (image via
The spring evaluation period has begun, so it's open season on high school recruits once again. We should see some more offers going out soon, including to 2015 quarterbacks as Michigan tries to fill the most important position on the field for the upcoming class.

Players will be listed in order of being the most recent addition, so new additions will be placed at the top of each cycle's list. Offered players are noted with an asterisk.

Jerome Baker - LB - Cleveland (OH) Benedictine*
Terry Beckner, Jr. - DE - East St. Louis (IL) East St. Louis*
Avonte Bell - LB - Lansing (MI) Sexton
Austen Wood - LB - Berkley (MI) Berkley
Alexx Zielinski - TE - Brighton (MI) Brighton
Jake Bills - DE - Berkley (MI) Berkley
Lazon Hicks - CB - Ypsilanti (MI) Lincoln
Austin Ervin - TE - St. Johns (MI) St. Johns
Jake Johnson - QB - DeWitt (MI) DeWitt
Damon Terry - WR - Lansing (MI) Everett
Riley Neal - QB - Yorktown (IN) Yorktown
Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. - TE - Manlius (NY) Canisius*
Trent Irwin - WR - Newhall (CA) Hart
Alec Murphy - RB - Nixa (MO) Nixa
Darrin Kirkland, Jr. - LB - Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central*
Brady White - QB - Newhall (CA) Hart
Elijah Alford - DE - Virginia Beach (VA) Bayside
Deondre Francois - QB - Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy*
Abdul Bello - OT - Montverde (FL) Academy*
Auden Tate - WR - Tampa (FL) Wharton*
Matthew Burrell - OT - Woodbridge (VA) C.D. Hylton*
Josh Sweat - DE - Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith*
Alex Malzone - QB - Bloomfield Hills (MI) Brother Rice
Brian Lewerke - QB - Phoenix (AZ) Pinnacle
Zach Gentry - QB - Albuquerque (NM) Eldorado
Brian Cole - WR - Saginaw (MI) Heritage*
Michael Weber - RB - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech*
David Moorman - OT - Northville (MI) Northville
Miles Boykin - WR - New Lenox (IL) Providence Catholic*

Hit the jump for 2016 and 2017 recruits.

Messiah DeWeaver - QB - Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison
Liam Eichenberg - OT - Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius*
Kentrail Moran - RB - O'Fallon (IL) O'Fallon
Donnie Corley - WR - Wyandotte (MI) Roosevelt
Lane Porter - QB - Lansing (MI) Everett
Kalebb Perry - WR - Mt. Pleasant (MI) Mt. Pleasant
Malik Henry - QB - Thousand Oaks (CA) Westlake
Robert Washington - RB - Huntersville (NC) Southlake Christian
Naseir Upshur - TE - Philadelphia (PA) Imhotep
Isaac Nauta - DE - Buford (GA) Buford*
Lorenzo Harrison - RB - Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha
Terrance Davis - OG - Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha
Shane Simmons - DE - Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha
Tino Ellis - S - Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha
Garrett Rand - DT - Chandler (AZ) Hamilton
Josh King - DE - Hinsdale (IL) South*
Jamari Logan - DT - Norfolk (VA) Booker T. Washington
Brad Hawkins - WR - Camden (NJ) Camden
David Reese - LB - Farmington (MI) Farmington
Desmond Fitzpatrick - WR - Farmington (MI) Farmington
Daelin Hayes - LB - Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary's*
Mikale Washington - QB - Detroit (MI) King

Todd Sibley, Jr. - RB - Akron (OH) Archbishop Hoban
Jeff Thomas - WR - East St. Louis (IL) East St. Louis*
A.J. Epenesa - DE - Edwardsville (IL) Edwardsville
Joshua Ross - LB - Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary's*


  1. Finally, some QBs. I'm hoping Nussmeier finally gets around to Kearns.

  2. Nussbaum did such a fine job on Lewerke that he immediately went and committed to Sparty.

    Nah, I'm just having fun, as he was well behind a whole bunch of guys on my list, sour grapes not at all. I suspect that he didn't get his offer and went away mad.

    I really like Gentry and Kearns a lot, and then Malzone who I believe to be in possession of Josh Rosen's missing intangibles, Sills, who I think is going to flip on USC, and the two dual threat kids, Waller and Wimbush all a lot better than I do Lewerke. Although I do believe that he'll be a nice QB for them.

    1. Nussmeier hasn't seen Lewerke throw yet. He was supposed to see him sometime this week. I'm not sure if that session will take place now or not.

    2. Ahhhh, evidently my biases are showing. I looked into Francois last night. Big arm indeed, but he struck me as a kid that's out there collecting offers before he commits to Florida State.

  3. It sounds like the kid, Deondre Francois from IMG Academy has an absolute cannon for an arm. Reports about an offer are mixed.

    1. Yeah, Francois does have a cannon. One of the strongest arms in the class.

  4. It is the fact he went THERE that pisses me off.....Nuss just got flipped the bird IMHO.

    1. Well, that's what happens when you go 15-11 and your rival goes 24-2. I am already so fired up about the Ohio game. I want to rip them apart.

  5. Is there a known reason Matthew Burrell hasn't been offered? He seems highly rated, loved his visit last year and we are looking for more OL help.

    1. That's an outstanding question!!!!!

      Scout thinks he's lacking a nasty streak, I'm not seeing that at all. He looks to be a big, quick, beast of a kid that just flat out buries people and then, if he hasn't tripped over their face mask, moves on to the next level looking for someone else to hit. I'd be on Matthew Burrell like whatever analogy you can come up with.

      Maybe Thunder can find something wrong with the kid, but I sure couldn't.

    2. Looks like he got offered this afternoon!

    3. Wow! I'm on a roll. I'm going to look around tonight for somebody else to agitate for.

  6. My parents used to make me wear a helmet when I watched TV too

  7. Any word on a visit to Damien Harris?