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
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.
I’ve decided to decommit. pic.twitter.com/6IZroWgdrY
— Victor viramontes (@Vicious_Vic10) December 7, 2015
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….
Thankful for getting offered by Cal tonight! pic.twitter.com/3xPbFXmJhp
— Victor viramontes (@Vicious_Vic10) December 7, 2015
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.
Strong source from my days as a beat writer says UGA DC Jeremy Pruitt won’t be retained on Smart staff. Zero chance, I was told.
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) December 3, 2015
While most expect Pruitt to end up with Nick Saban at Alabama, there are reports that Pruitt has interest in the Michigan DC gig.
— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) December 3, 2015
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.
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.