TWEET: Brother Of Current Michigan Player Decommits From Penn State
The brother of current Wolverine Delano Hill has announced on twitter that he has decommitted from Penn State University.
Here is the tweet from Lavert Hill. This has been rumored for a long time, he is a candidate to join the Wolverines 2016 recruiting class.
— Ghost (@VertHill21) November 30, 2015
2016 4 Star Michigan Recruit Decommits from Louisville
The Waterford Mott star wide receiver has been committed to the University of Louisville for more than a year, but he announced on social media he has decommitted from the Cardinals and opened up his recruitment.
“I apologize to the fans and coaches, but I need to be 1,000% sure and I don’t think that it’s fair to stay committed any longer if my feelings have changed in any way,” said Fitzpatrick in a letter he posted on Twitter.
I have notified the coaches at the University of Louisville that I have de-committed and reopening my recruitment. pic.twitter.com/HbwFsrdh6x
— Dez Fitzpatrick0⃣1⃣ (@dezfitz8) November 23, 2015
Michigan Players In Mel Kiper’s Top 10 By Position
Mel Kiper updated his big board today and a couple of Wolverines are ranked very highly.
Jake Butt is # 2 among tight ends and Jourdan Lewis is #7 in the corner back top 10. Here are the Top 10 by position accord to Kiper. Lewis has indicated he will return to Michigan for his senior season, but a high ranking could change his mind.
1. *Hunter Henry, Arkansas
2. *Jake Butt, Michigan
3. Jerell Adams, South Carolina
4. *Jordan Leggett, Clemson
5. *Austin Hooper, Stanford
6. *O.J. Howard, Alabama
7. Nick Vannett, Ohio St.
8. *Evan Engram, Mississippi
9. **Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech
10. Bryce Williams, East Carolina
1. *Jalen Ramsey, Florida St.
2. *Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
3. *Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech
4. *Tre’Davious White, LSU
5. **Mackensie Alexander, Clemson
6. **Eli Apple, Ohio St.
7. *Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
8. William Jackson, Houston
9. KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame
10. *Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma
BYU’s Taysom Hill May Be A Candidate to Transfer To Michigan
KSL.com has published a story about Taysom Hill potentially transferring to Michigan. While the BYU QB hasn’t made any decisions regarding his future, there is mounting speculation that Hill’s days in Salt Lake City are finished. If Hill decided to leave BYU, he would be eligible next season.
One possibility could be playing for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, which starts a senior quarterback who transferred in for this season. Hill signed to play for Harbaugh at Stanford but never went there and transferred upon returning from a church mission after the coach left to take over for the San Francisco 49ers.
“I would tell Taysom to do the best thing for Taysom,” Doman said. “If Michigan comes knocking and you’ve got a fifth opportunity to play quarterback for Jim Harbaugh, and that’s the best thing for Taysom Hill then he should go do that for sure.”
I don’t think Michigan is in the market for a QB with Wilton Speight and John O’Korn on the roster for next season, not to mention Shane Morris, Alex Malzone, Zach Gentry and incoming freshman Brandon Peters. Barring any position shifts (cough, cough) from Gentry or others, they seem to be stocked at QB. I’d look for more grad transfer linebackers to join the team than quarterbacks.
PODCAST: Rashan Gary To Visit Michigan For The 4th Time
Good news for Michigan, the nation’s number one Defensive Lineman, Rashan Gary is looking to visit Ann Arbor again before national signing day.
Gary’s mother, Jennifer Coney, spoke with 247Sports analysts Keith Niebuhr and Kipp Adams on Monday and conformed that she and Rashan were planning to visit Michigan before NSD.
“It would definitely be in January right before Signing Day,” she said. “We are leaning that way. I want him to go there one more time before he decides. His sister, my husband, all of us will be there.”
Another visit would he his fourth to Michigan as he made his official visit for the BYU game.
Below is the complete interview
Is Michigan Still In The Hunt For The Playoff?
I personally don’t think a two loss team from the B1G has a shot at making the four team playoff field, but Ben Axelrod of Bleacher Report lays out a compelling case for the Wolverines if they win out.
When Brandon Reilly’s route seemingly took him out of bounds before catching Nebraska’s game-winning touchdown in its victory over seventh-ranked Michigan State on Saturday, the controversial play was cause for celebration in more than just Lincoln.
If that wasn’t apparent as the Cornhuskers’ unlikely upset was taking place, it was in the moments following it, when Michigan tight end Jake Butt took to Twitter to share his thoughts on its rival’s still-fresh defeat.
“I knew God had our back. Lose on fluke to little bro and that’s how they had to go down,” Butt posted. “I am the biggest OSU fan now.”
While Butt’s younger brother would later take credit, or more accurately, blame, for the ill-advised tweet, a similar sentiment was already widespread in Ann Arbor—even if it puts the Michigan faithful in the unique position of rooting for rival Ohio State for the next two weeks.
Because provided the Buckeyes take care of business between now and their Nov. 28 trip to Michigan Stadium, the Wolverines once again control their own destiny in the Big Ten East—and potentially beyond. Reilly’s unusual touchdown against the Spartans on Saturday may have resulted in an even more atypical trail in Ann Arbor being formed, with the end game being a potential trip to the College Football Playoff for the Wolverines.
PODCAST: Big House Nation With Former Michigan LB Clint Copenhaver
In this edition of Big House Nation, Gregg Henson is joined by national champion linebacker Clint Copenhaver to discuss the 1997 season, his career at Michigan and the return of Jim Harbaugh.
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BIG TEN BOWLS
Illinois: UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl
Iowa: Houston in the Peach Bowl
Michigan: Florida in the Citrus Bowl (Battle of 2 GREAT first year Head Coaches)
Michigan State: Stanford in the Rose Bowl (REMATCH)
Minnesota: Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl
Nebraska: Duke in the Pinstripe Bowl
Northwestern: Texas A&M in the Outback Bowl
Ohio State: Clemson in the Orange Bowl
Penn State: Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl
Wisconsin: Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl View