Another Michigan Freshman Changes Position?

It’s been rumored for some time, but Michigan Linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone has confirmed that freshman Brian Cole is working at safety.


Cole was recruited as a wide receiver and played a bit against Utah, but didn’t see much action after the season opener.  He was a two way players at Saginaw Heritage playing running back, wide receiver and safety.

If Cole makes the transition it will add much need depth to secondary in 2016.

Michigan is clearly serious about recruiting players who can do multiple things, not a bad idea considering the 85 scholarship limit and the seemingly endless stream of injuries.

 



Ohio State Making A Late Push For Rashaun Gary!

This is an article from NJ.COM about the recruitment of the nations #1 recruit Rashaun Gary.  Gary has long been considered a “Michigan lean,” but new OSU DC Greg Schiano is making a late push using….academics at Ohio State as a selling point?

If academics matter, the only choice out of his finalists is Michigan.  Alabama, Ol’ Miss, LSU and Auburn just aren’t in the same category in terms of education.  Ohio State isn’t in the same galaxy.

From Gary’s mom:

“He wanted to know what to sell. I said the academics. I told him about the academic presentation I had from the school, and that we weren’t happy with it,” Coney said. “And you don’t get a second chance at an academic presentation when I know how serious academics are.”

Schiano, who put an emphasis on education while at Rutgers, said he was prepared to combat the first impression Coney and Gary had received.

“He told me what he did at Rutgers and I said I heard that academics were paramount at Rutgers when he was there. And he said he’s going to do the same thing at Ohio State. And I said, ‘Well, that’s good, but signing day is right around the corner and there is no luxury of time. We don’t have it.’  And he said, ‘Well, I’m not talking about weeks, I’m talking about getting to the bottom of it, right now.'” 

Sounds like the kid is going to Michigan.

Read the complete article here.



Nations Top TE Recruit Puts Michigan In His Top 3!

While many experts believe top TE target Issac Nauta will end up at Georgia, he still listed Michigan in his top 3.

It’s not hard to figure out why a top TE would want to play for Harbaugh, the Michigan Head Coach is one of the mot tight end-centric coaches in America at an level.

You have to think Jake Butt’s success in his first year under Harbaugh has opened more than a few eyes around the country for your high school prospects who plan to play tight end in college.

If Michigan reels in this big fish and Rashaun Gary, the 2016 recruiting class could feature the top players in the country at running back, tight end and defensive line.  Who would have thought that was possible twelve months ago???

 



SB Nation Predicts Rashan Gary Will Land At….

Michigan!

Bud Elliott from SBNation has posted an article predicting when the remaining five star recruits will end up on national signing day.  This is what he says about the #1 recruit in the country.

The first school the 6’4, 290-pounder (who can run a 4.74 40) mentioned when I interviewed him in 2014 was Alabama, and the Tide have been on this Garden State prospect for a long time. Other SEC schools like Georgia and Auburn, as well as ACC school Clemson are trying to get in the mix. Ole Miss has done a great job working on he and his mother as well, and I’m told they are close with Ole Miss offensive tackle commit Greg Little.

But my pick for the country’s No. 1 overall recruit is Michigan. Gary’s former coach Chris Partridge is the new director of recruiting operations, and two former teammates of Gary’s, Jabrill Peppers and Juwann Bushell-Beatty, are also in Ann Arbor.

Click here to see where Elliott thinks the remaining five star recruits will end up.



REPORT: Michigan Hires A Defensive Coordinator

 




Four-Star QB Bailey Hockman Decommits From Georgia, Michigan Recruit Trying To Get Him To Michigan

Four star QB Bailey Hockman decommited from Georgia and it didn’t take Michigan 2017 WR recruit Jeremiah Holloman from hitting the recruiting trail to help out the Wolverines.

 

 




AUDIO: MICHIGAN STATE SHOULDN’T BE IN THE PLAYOFF?

Wow, this is a stunning revelation and a really bad sports take, FOX Sports Daybreak hosts Andy Furman and Mike North  claim the Michigan State Spartans should never have been in position to make the College Football Playoff Final Four.  More Dantonio “disrespect?”

Don’t get me wrong, this clip is hilarious but it couldn’t be more wrong, North claims Michigan’s near loss to Michigan should have been enough to keep them out of the playoff, conveniently brushing off the Ohio State win by saying “if, Ohio State had their heads right, they would have beat sparty.”  Huh?





Michigan Loses One From 2016 Recruiting Class!

Victor Viramontes announced his decommitment to Michigan last night.

Rated as the country’s 427-overall recruit and No. 25 “athlete,” Viramontes committed to the Wolverines last June over scholarship offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Georgia Tech and Wisconsin.


As a senior quarterback at Norco High School, Viramontes completed 144 of 246 passes for 2,085 yards and 21 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. He rushed for an additional 1,112 yards on 148 carries for 17 touchdowns. He finished with 3,222 all-purpose yards, a whopping 292.9 per game, while also spending some time at linebacker. Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class now stands at 21 and is ranked in the top 5. Not long after his decommitment, Viramontes tweeted this….




REPORT: Elite DC and Recruiter is Interested In The Michigan DC Job.

There are now some reports that new Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart will not retain Jeremy Pruitt as Defensive Coordinator of the Bulldogs.

While most expect Pruitt to end up with Nick Saban at Alabama, there are reports that Pruitt has interest in the Michigan DC gig.

The former Florida State DC during their 2013 national championship team, Pruitt, 41, is known as one of the best recruiters in the country. Five-stars Jacob Eason, Derrick Henry, Jalen Ramsey and Lorenzo Carter were just a few of the recruits Pruitt was the main recruiter during his time at Georgia and previously Alabama.