Originally written on Maize & Blue Nation  |  Last updated 11/16/14
This Week: Commits in Action, Rivals100 Update, Big Visit Weekend, More Highlights, In-Home Visits and Offers, OT Let's start with some news that affected both the recruiting world and also the current team.¬† RB Stephen Hopkins has left the program.¬† After reading Brad's recation, you're probably wondering how this affects recruiting.¬† Let me tell ya.¬† Technically, the '13 class only had 22 open scholarships and therefore, we were already at the limit, having 22 commits.¬† Now, the staff was still planning on capping it at 25, figuring in yearly attrition, and this just gets us 1 spot closer to hitting that mark.¬† Not taking anything away from Hopkins, I always liked the kid and wish him the best, but just trying to find a positive out of the situation...Get off my back already!!! Commits In Action DB Channing Stribling was a key part to Butler's win over Jack last weekend and it all happened in the first quarter.¬† He started it off with a TD and then later added an INT as his team rolled 56-28. LB Mike McCray contributed 9 tackles in his last game as a HS senior.¬† Trotwood-Madison lost to Central Catholic in a nail-biter 16-12.¬† You know the next line...Next time we see McCray, it will be in a winged helmet.¬† Joining McCray, LB Michael Ferns ended an outstanding season over the weekend although it didn't end the way he wanted.¬† St. Clairsville fell to Clinton Massie 46-36 in the state championship.¬† Ferns will have another shot next year.¬† Had to add this:¬† RB Jalen Hurd, who listed UM in his top 10 a few months ago, rushed for 394 yards and 7 TD's in his game on Friday. Rivals100 Update The long awaited update, and truest to date, of the 2013 Rivals100 is finally here.¬† Main reason I say truest: these rankings reflect how each recruit performed on the field, and let's be honest...that is what matters people!¬† Here's where the current commits (and a prospect or two) stand after their senior season: #10 5-star WR LaQuon Treadwell #14 5-star RB Derrick Green #19 5-star S Leon McQuay #25 5-star QB Shane Morris #68 4-star DL Henri Poggi #79 4-star OL Patrick Kugler #88 4-star LB Mike McCray #99 4-star OL Kyle Bosch Surprise: Shane Morris.¬† After missing almost the entire season due to mono, one would figure a drop was in order for the southpaw.¬† Not in the Rivals staff's eyes.¬† Nice to see that talent is still what's being judged here.¬† After saying that, where is Morris' future roommate S Dymonte Thomas??¬† Not even in the top 100??¬† Questionable.¬† I mean he is an Army All American Fergod Sakes!! Image via here No Surprise: LaQuon Treadwell.¬† Won multiple player of the year awards, led his team to a state title, and dominated all competition this year....Yeah I'd say he deserves to be the #1 WR.¬† But regarding Michigan, not looking good thanks to Treadwell's 3rd visit to Ole Miss: My mom is sold on Ole Miss. She loves that place, guess it comes down to these last official visits. Decisions!! ‚ÄĒ Laquon Treadwell (@SuccessfulQuon) December 3, 2012 Big Visit Weekend Mark December 14th on your calendar Maize n Blue Nation.¬† On this day almost every current '13 commit is making their official visit to Ann Arbor.¬† Why is this so significant you ask?!¬† There's a few top uncommitted prospects who will take in AA along side fellow recruiters (commits might as well be called recruiters). Does the name David Dawson ring a bell? (Ok stupid question, sorry) Well this past week, Dawson was re-offered by Hoke and Co. after having a heart to heart with the staff according to TomVH.¬† Maize n Brew News has Dawson's reaction.¬† You can't really blame them though.¬† Dawson is definitely the most talented OL left with Michigan interest, so why not extend another offer.¬† Joining Dawson, and also fellow de-commit, is Gareon Conley.¬† Conley was very upfront with the staff about the whole situation, so no hard feelings here. A few other names you may be interested in: Recent offerees OL Kenny Lacy and OL Cameron Hunt. ¬†More Highlights '13 commit DL Maurice Hurst, Jr. senior season highlights, and yes he is playing RB at 290 lbs.!!! '13 Derrick Green senior season highlights.¬† BEASTMODE!!! '13 S James Crawford senior season highlights '14 RB Gary Hosey junior season highlights '14 QB Andrew Ford senior season highlights ¬†'15 WR Ray Buford sophomore, yes sophomore highlights¬† In-Home Visits and Offers Friday was a very exciting day and news of coaches flying all over the country to see top talent, whether it be in-home or at school, was a plenty.¬† Needless to say, their were A LOT of recruits who got a chance to make a connection with our Michigan coaching staff.¬† Below, you will see who received the visits and which assistant coach (if known) is recruiting them: 2013 QB Shane Morris - Coach Jackson OL Logan Tuley-Tillman - with Coach Hecklinski Image via here S Leon McQuay WR LaQuon Treadwell - Coach Hecklinski RB Derrick Green¬† Just finished breaking bread with the fam & the coaches from #Michigan at the house!! Had a great night!! #A2 #GOBLUE ‚ÄĒ D.GREEN #‚É£2‚É£7‚É£ (@BrOoKyLn_boii27) November 28, 2012 S James Crawford - Coach Montgomery - Reaction LB Cameron Toney DB Marquis McCollum DB Chris Holmes - NC St. commit LB Jamieon Moss - OFFERED - Va. Tech commit LB/QB Marquis Little - OFFERED - BC commit 2014 LB Michael Ferns - Greg Mattison and Mark Smith DL Malik McDowell MI WR Asantay Brown RB Mikale Wilbon - Coach Hecklinski OL Jamarco Jones - Coach Hecklinksi DB Parker Westphal - Coach Hecklinksi OL Ty Barrett - Coach Funk OL Christian Taylor RB Brian Walker LB Nyles Morgan - OFFERED - Reaction TE/DE Garrett Dickerson - OFFERED¬† MI DE Lawrence Marshall - OFFERED - Reaction¬† 2015 RB Jordan Stevenson - Coach Funk OT ¬† I touched on the Addidas Showcase happening over the weekend at Ford Field in last week's post.¬† Remember all the MI prospects who were suppose to be in attendance?!¬† See who the top performers and MVP's were according to Steve Wiltfong.¬† Also, Sam Webb has "Where Michigan stands with for top offensive line recruits." window.dctile = Number(window.dctile) + 1 || 1; window.dc_ord = Number(window.dc_ord) || Math.floor(Math.random() * 1E10); if (dctile==1) {var vdcopt = 'ist';} else {vdcopt = '';} if (17>dctile) document.write('\n');
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