Saturday, January 24, 2015

Official Visitors: January 23-25, 2015

Gainesville (GA) Gainesville
cornerback Chris Williamson
Markel Bush - CB - Delray Beach (FL) American Heritage: Bush is a 5'10", 170 lb. prospect with no offers at this time. He tweeted out that he would be taking an official visit to Michigan, so despite the lack of offers, apparently Michigan is pretty serious about recruiting him. On the plus side, Michigan has not used many of their official visits with such an in-flux season and off-season, plus a small recruiting class in general. So they're in a position to host a few more visitors at this point and take some more risks than a lot of schools.

Nate Dalton - CB - Houston (TX) Cypress Falls: Dalton is a 6'2", 185 lb. prospect who picked up an offer from Michigan earlier this week. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #89 cornerback, and #1014 overall. He has taken visits to Oklahoma, Kentucky, and and Arkansas, and he'll be in Ann Arbor this weekend. He had 4 picks this past season and is a physical kid who could also play safety. UPDATE: Dalton is no longer planning to visit.

Zach Gentry - QB - Albuquerque (NM) Eldorado: Gentry is a 6'7", 230 lb. prospect who has been committed to Texas since last May. Texas is also pursuing 5-star quarterback Kyler Murray, and that - combined with Jim Harbaugh's reputation - is causing Gentry to explore his options. When I did scouting reports on 2015 quarterbacks a year ago, Gentry was #4 on my list (LINK). He's now a 247 Composite 4-star, the #8 pro-style quarterback, and #176 overall.

Reuben Jones - DE - Lakeland (FL) Lake Gibson: Gibson is a 6'3", 223 lb. prospect who committed to Nebraska in November. He has also visited Michigan State and Louisville. Jones is a 247 Composite 3-star, the #45 strongside end, and #780 overall. Jones does not sound likely to stick with his commitment to the Cornhuskers. He is coached by former Michigan offensive guard Ricky Barnum, but considering the regime change, there aren't many connections remaining between Barnum and the current staff.

Will Lockett - CB - Manvel (TX) Manvel: Lockett is a 6'0", 182 lb. prospect who committed to UCLA in August. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #77 cornerback, and #849 overall. As a senior this past season, he made 48 tackles, 1 sack, 4 interceptions (1 for a touchdown), 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, and 9 pass breakups. He claims a 34" vertical and a 4.5 forty. Harbaugh secured a visit after visiting his school on Tuesday.

Hit the jump for a few more visitors.

Joshua McMillon - LB - Memphis (TN) Whitehaven: McMillon is a 6'3", 239 lb. prospect who committed to Alabama last August. Michigan was in his top two but the Crimson Tide won out. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #14 outside linebacker, and #231 overall. UPDATE: About six hours after scheduling his visit, McMillon canceled the visit and said he's "solid to Alabama."

Jake Pickard - TE - Millburn (NJ) Millburn: Pickard is a 6'6", 231 lb. prospect who committed to Wisconsin last July; he also has offers from Nebraska, Oregon, Rutgers, Syracuse, and several others. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #58 tight end, and #1248 overall. Pickard was angling for a Michigan offer early in his recruitment, and he got one in the middle of this week, setting up an official visit immediately. Pickard could play tight end, defensive end, offensive tackle, or even defensive tackle in college, depending on how his body fills out.

Matt Snyder - TE - San Ramon (CA) California: Snyder is a 6'5", 245 lb. prospect who committed to Nebraska in late December. He had been committed to head coach Mike Riley at Oregon State since October, but Riley moved from Beaverton to Lincoln after the season, and Snyder followed him. Snyder is a 247 Composite 3-star, the #28 tight end, and #820 overall. Snyer has good size and decent straight-line speed and looks like a decent tight end prospect but not an absolute game-changer. While Harbaugh is a wizard with tight ends, Riley did some good things at Oregon State; starting tight end Connor Hamlett had 104 catches, 1109 yards, and 10 touchdowns over the past three seasons. This is Snyder's only other official visit he's taking, so it appears the only team with a chance to flip him is Michigan.

Nolan Ulizio - OT - West Chester (OH) Lakota West: Ulizio is a 6'6", 280 lb. prospect who committed to UConn in mid-December; he also has offers from Cincinnati and Kentucky. He's a 247 Composite 2-star, the #222 offensive tackle, and #2326 overall. Michigan is obviously his biggest offer and he was very excited about it, so he might be the most likely to flip this weekend.

Reagan Williams - FB - Jackson (OH) Jackson: Williams is a 6'3", 232 lb. prospect who committed to Stanford last July. He took his official visit to Stanford this past weekend and was offered by the Wolverines during that visit. Williams is being looked at as a middle linebacker by some schools, but Michigan wants him working out of the backfield. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #3 inside linebacker, and #690 overall. Williams visited Michigan a couple times prior to committing to Stanford, so the interest is not new.

Chris Williamson - CB - Gainesville (GA) Gainesville: Williamson is a 6'1", 190 lb. prospect who has visited or will visit Cal, North Carolina, and Florida. Auburn also swooped in with a recent offer, and he's heavily considering the Tigers. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #56 athlete, and #610 overall. Williamson could fill several roles in college, including corner, safety, wide receiver, and returner.


  1. Chris Williamson is just a flat out football player. I could get pretty pumped over that kid coming.

    1. yep thats absolutely the type player michigan needs. quick, athletic, versatile and bonus for snagging a georgia prospect.

      looks like great DB prospect - not to mention hed immediately show more promise than any hoke's WRs (other than cole and maybe 2014 guys). pretty darn athletic and knows how to compete, sign him up