Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 6/5/12

Leon McQuay III

Elite safety prospect Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Florida) has narrowed down his list to a a top 3 of Michigan, USC and Vanderbilt. McQuay is ranked #34 overall by ESPNU and considered one of the top 3 safety prospects in the country. The inclusion of Vandy in his final three coupled with the omission of home state schools Florida and Florida State, indicate that McQuay is not your typical recruit.

McQuay carries a 4.2 GPA and academics are a big factor in his final destination. Another big factor is the music program at each school. He visited Michigan two weeks ago and was able to see the music studio and was happy to learn that Michigan does offer his major, music production. His father told ESPN that McQuay would wait until November to make his decision.

McQuay is listed at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds. This excerpt from his scouting report on ESPNU tells you just about all you need to know regarding McQuay’s prowess on the gridiron; A playmaker from the saftey position, McQuay has the athleticism and instincts to do it all. Tall, long and rangy. He’s a sleek, fluid athlete but also has a physical side to his game. Naturally strong and explosive. 

Michigan has one other safety already in the fold for 2013 with Dymonte Thomas, but adding a second one of McQuay’s stature would be icing on the cake. It should be noted that USC is about to land the top safety prospect in the country, S’ua Cravens. This may or may not be a factor in McQuay’s decision, but it certainly can’t hurt Michigan’s chances.

Recent Michigan Football Recruiting News

Below is Michigan’s complete list of 2013 commits

PlayerPos.HometownHgt./Wgt.RankingNotes Kyle BoschOLWheaton, Illinois6-5/2854-starRanked the #60 overall recruit by rivals.com. Is a member of the ESPNU 150. Jake ButtTEPickerington, Ohio6-5/2204-starRanked #96 overall by rivals.com and is a member of the ESPNU 150 Taco CharltonDEPickerington, Ohio6-6/2404-starIs a member of the ESPNU 150 Gareon ConleyCBMassillon, Ohio6-2/1654-starIs a member of the ESPNU 150 David DawsonOLDetroit, Michigan6-5/3054-starA member of the ESPNU 150 and ranked #78 overall by maxpreps Jaron DukesWRColumbus, Ohio6-5/195NRJunior season stats: 36 catches for 670 yards and 7 TDs Chris FoxOLParker, Colorado6-6/3004-starRanked #46 overall by rivals.com and a member of the ESPNU 150 Ben GedeonLBHudson, Ohio6-3/2154-starRated as the #8 ILB by rivals.com Khalid HillTEDetroit, Michigan6-2/2303-starHauled in 29 passes for 448 yards and 6 TDs as a junior Maurice Hurst Jr.DTWestwood, Massachusetts6-2/2754-starRated the #23 DT by scout.com Patrick KuglerOLWexford, PA6-5/2805-starIs ranked #54 overall by rivals. Is a member of the ESPNU 150 Jourdan LewisCBDetroit, Michigan5-11/1704-starSnagged 8 interceptions and scored 11 TDs as a junior. Is a member of the ESPNU 150 Mike McCrayLBTrotwood, Ohio6-4/2304-starRanked #44 overall by rivals.com. Is a member of the ESPNU 150 Shane MorrisQBWarren, Michigan6-3/1855-starConsidered the top QB recruit in the class of 2013 Henry PoggiDTBaltimore, Maryland6-4/2605-starConsidered a 5-star recruit and #25 overall prospect by maxprepes. Wyatt ShallmanATHNovi, Michigan6-3/2554-starIs considered the #1 ranked fullback by scout.com Deveon SmithRBWarren, Ohio5-11/1954-starRanked #53 overall by scout.com Dymonte ThomasSAlliance, Ohio6-1/1755-starHe is considered one of the Top 5 DB prospects in the country. Logan Tuley-TillmanOTPeoria, Illinois6-7/2954-starIs ranked 50th overall by Maxpreps and is a member of the ESPNU 150. Csont'e YorkWRHarper Woods, Michigan6-3/1853-starHe is ranked the #67 WR by scout.com

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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