Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Visitors: June 2, 2015

Detroit (MI) Cass Tech wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones
This event is a meet-and-greet for in-state 2017 prospects. It will take place at 3:30 p.m.

Carter Dunaway - TE - Bloomfield Hills (MI) Brother Rice: Dunaway committed to Michigan in April (LINK).

Ja'Raymond Hall - OT - Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Hall is a 6'5", 255 lb. prospect with offers from Miami-OH and Michigan. He's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #13 offensive tackle, and #82 overall. He is thought to be leaning toward the Wolverines.

K.J. Hamler - WR - Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary's: Hamler is a 5'9", 155 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, and several others. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #45 wide receiver, and #279 overall. While he has the size to also play cornerback, he wants to play offense, although he would have to be a slot guy and maybe a kickoff returner. He is considered to be a Michigan State lean.

Hit the jump for a few more visitors.

Jaylen Kelly-Powell - S - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Kelly-Powell is a 6'0", 183 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, and Pitt, among others. He's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #13 safety, and #187 overall. He claims a 4.49 forty. Named after former Michigan basketball player Jalen Rose, Kelly-Powell is considered a Michigan lean.

Corey Malone-Hatcher - DE - St. Joseph's (MI) St. Joseph's: Malone-Hatcher, the #193 overall player in the class, visited this past weekend because he can't make it to campus on June 2.

Donovan Peoples-Jones - WR - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Peoples-Jones is a 6'2", 183 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State, among others. He's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #3 wide receiver, and #12 overall. He is pretty quite on the recruiting scene despite picking up numerous big-time offers, but he does have a family connection to Michigan, since his father played for the Wolverines in the 1990s.

Joshua Ross - LB - Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary's: Ross is a 6'1", 210 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others. He's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #3 inside linebacker, and #116 overall. A teammate of Hamler (see above), Ross is the younger brother of Michigan senior linebacker James Ross III; because of that reason, he is thought to be a Michigan lean.

Allen Stritzinger - RB - Warren (MI) De La Salle: Stritzinger is a 6'0", 183 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, and a few MAC programs. As a sophomore in 2014, he ran the ball 244 times for 1,356 yards and 20 touchdowns, and he added 9 receptions for 238 yards and 1 touchdown. He attends the alma mater of junior quarterback Shane Morris and redshirt freshman Jared Wangler.

Ambry Thomas - CB - Detroit (MI) King:
 Thomas is a 5'11", 165 lb. prospect with offers from LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, and Tennessee, among others. He's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #11 cornerback, and #150 overall. He was considered to be a slight Michigan State lean, but several new programs have thrown their hats in the ring recently and he may be openly considering his options.


  1. I want all of them.

  2. dude ambry thomas looks impressive. not much DB film, mostly WR, but he obviously has good enough long speed and ball skills and he also appears to have the quickness and change of direction of big time prospect. if thomas continues to develop, refine his game and doesnt plateau, he should be top 100 player and great DB prospect.

    maybe michigans favorable depth chart helps a little in his recruitment since they need to totally reload with something like 6-8 DBs bw 2016 and 2017 classes - theyll only have a few vet DBs and some kids will be forced into playing very early which should be attractive for top prospects

  3. Harbaugh needs to pull Peoples-Jones. Can't lose another big one to ohiHO. Anyone know if he has a good relationship with his father? Have heard he is a ohio lean. Can't imagine his pops would let him go there.

  4. I've heard Peoples-Jones is an MSU lean.

  5. We need to lock out Sparty and O$U from our tip recruits

    1. Apologies, Anonymous of 5/29 19:38, but that strikes me as simple-minded.

      UMich has recruited nationally for a *long* time. We need to keep _everyone_ away from our top recruits.

      This isn't a situation where a team has long been restricted to a regional base and has to fend off a slime like Urban Meyer.

      I haven't even mentioned that a fixation with certain teams is silly. IMO Harbaugh needs to identify his targets and pursue them. Whether MSU/OSU is after the same player is irrelevant for a school like UMich.

  6. heard he is a ferris state lean. peoples jones