Do The Nation’s Best WR And CB Want To Play Together At Michigan?
Two top recruits, 5 star 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (Detroit, MI) and 5 star California (CB) Darnay Holmes were featured in an edit by Clay Williams. Peoples-Jones is the #6 recruit in the country and Holmes is the #8 ranked prospect for 2017.
— Will™♣️‼️ (@claywill3_) May 30, 2016
— Donovan P. Jones (@dpeoplesjones) May 30, 2016
It’s a bit of a long-shot that both of these guys end up in the class, but the recent contact between Holmes’ cousin Desean Holmes, who originally signed with San Diego State back in 2015 but never played for the school, has put Michigan on both prospects radar.
It’s Going To Be A Big Week For Michigan Football Recruiting
As we teased last week, it looks like Michigan could be in for a big week on the recruiting trail. The optimism reached new heights when four-star DE Corey Malone-Hatcher announced on twitter that he would be committing on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Top schools: I will be announcing my commitment on Thursday @ 3:30pm at SJHS. Thanks to all that recruited me 🙏🏽🕐🕑🕒😈 pic.twitter.com/E6SA0k59Du
— corey malone-hatcher (@CMH2017) May 31, 2016
Malone-Hatcher was long thought to be a strong Michigan lean so the timing of the announcement on the heels of the rumors last week seem to indicate that this is the first domino to fall in what should be a big week/month of recruiting for the Wolverines.
He is a four star prospect who ESPN ranks as the 254th best player in the country. More from ESPN….
BOTTOM LINE: Malone-Hatcher is the prototype on the hoof, but he will need to settle into a position and develop and improve to reach his true potential. Given his size and strength, he could develop at LB or DE depending on scheme and further physical development. Regardless of where he lines up is a very good defensive prospect.
Malone-Hatcher would be Michigan’s 13th committment to the class of 2017.
The next major player to commit to Michigan is rumored to be top 100 player Luiji Vilain a DE from Alexandria, VA.
This will be a big month, indeed.
Michigan In The Hunt For Top 2017 QB!
Ed McCaffrey spent 13 seasons in the NFL, made one Pro Bowl and was a part of three Super Bowl winning teams, he also is the father of Heisman candidate and Stanford star Christian McCaffrey and highly touted 2017 QB recruit Dylan McCaffrey.
It’s still early in the game for McCaffrey’s recruitment, but according to Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247, Harbaugh and the coaching staff are positioning themselves nicely for the nation’s No. 2 pocket passer.
Michigan is perceived to be the early leader for McCaffrey. From MGOBLOG, First, Rivals’ Blair Angulo reports that Michigan is the frontrunner for a commitment, “maybe even within the next few weeks.” Then today Steve Lorenz put in a ballz for McCaffery to Michigan.
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.
— Bailey Hockman (@B10aileyhockman) December 14, 2015
— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) December 14, 2015