The Wolverine

October 2017

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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OCTOBER 2017 THE WOLVERINE 51   FOOTBALL RECRUITING Defensive Tackle Jordan Davis, 6-6, 320, Charlotte. N.C. (Mallard Creek) The jumbo athlete appears to be highest on in-state programs North Carolina State and North Carolina. He wants to take an official visit to Michigan but hasn't set one up yet. The No. 16 defensive tackle and No. 223 overall prospect nationally doesn't say much, but knows that Ann Arbor would be a great official visit. Rick Sandidge, 6-5, 263, Concord, N.C. (Concord) The country's No. 2 defensive tackle and No. 32 overall prospect na- tionally visited Michigan with his family in spring and loved it. He's one of U-M's top overall targets. Michael Thompson, 6-4, 273, St. Louis (Parkway North) The No. 4 defensive tackle and No. 55 overall prospect nationally has Michigan in his top group along with Alabama, LSU, Missouri and Ohio State. Tommy Togiai, 6-3, 293, Pocatello, Idaho (Highland) Michigan is in the four-star's top eight along with Utah, Washington, Ohio State, Penn State, TCU, USC and Wisconsin. He took his first official visit to Columbus to watch the Buckeyes lose to Oklahoma. Linebacker Cameron McGrone, 6-1, 210, Indianapolis (Lawrence Central) The No. 18 outside linebacker and No. 238 overall prospect nation- ally was offered in June, and he committed to the Wolverines just a few days after spending time in Ann Arbor for the BBQ in late July. Otis Reese, 6-2, 195, Leesburg, Ga. (Lee County) The nation's No. 6 outside linebacker and No. 116 overall prospect nationally is the Wolverines' longest-tenured commit, dating back to June 2016, but there's concern that he'll eventually flip to Georgia. Cornerback Sammy Faustin, 6-2, 170, Naples, Fla. (Naples) The No. 53 cornerback nationally swung by Ann Arbor for the BBQ and committed just a few days later. He wasn't always one of U-M's top targets, but defensive coordinator Don Brown fell in love with him and accepted his pledge. Gemon Green, 6-2, 173, DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto) The No. 36 cornerback nationally is the exact type of long athlete Mike Zordich likes to have in his secondary. D'Shawn Jamison, 5-10, 174, Houston (Lamar) The No. 19 cornerback and No. 202 overall prospect nationally has a top five of Michigan, Texas, TCU, Oregon and USC, and will announce his decision Oct. 14. It feels like he'll stay in Texas, but Michigan has always been a part of the mix for the slot/nickel corner. Myles Sims, 6-3, 173, Atlanta (Westlake) At 6-3, he is the exact type of cornerback Michigan wants to put on the field. Rivals ranks him as the No. 8 cornerback and No. 68 pros- pect overall in the class of 2018. Isaac Taylor-Stuart, 6-2, 177, San Diego (St. Augustine) The five-star player possesses elite speed that he's put on display by winning a couple of fast-man competitions throughout this offsea- son. The No. 3 cornerback and No. 11 overall player nationally will probably stay in the West, but he's still on Michigan's board. Safety Aashari Crosswell, 6-1, 185, Long Beach, Calif. (Poly) The nation's No. 11 safety and No. 119 overall prospect nationally routinely mentions Michigan as one of his top schools, but has not made any concrete plans to check out the Wolverines. He's another tough pull from in the West, but a trip to Ann Arbor could change that. German Green, 6-2, 180, DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto) Like his twin brother Gemon, the three-star is long and athletic — but he did tear his ACL as a junior, setting him back a bit. He's on the field and healthy in 2017 and is solidly committed to U-M. Julius Irvin, 6-1, 180, Anaheim, Calif. (Servite) The country's No. 26 safety dropped a top five of Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Utah and Washington July 21, but hasn't scheduled a trip to Ann Arbor. Josh Jobe, 6-0, 176, Miami (Cheshire [Conn.] Academy) Despite being committed to Miami for more than two years, Jobe has been and will be one of Michigan's top overall targets. He's from Miami, but will play a prep year at the same high school that pro- duced Michigan freshman wide receiver Tarik Black. Athlete Bryan Addison, 6-5, 175, Gardena, Calif. (Junipero Serra) In early April, the No. 3 athlete and No. 59 overall prospect nation- ally released a top five of USC, UCLA, Oregon, Nebraska and Arizona State, but then Michigan offered in June. He hasn't been to Ann Arbor since being offered but plans to take an official visit for the Michigan State game. Michael Barrett, 6-0, 200, Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes) The three-star would be a great backfield compliment to already committed Christian Turner, but LSU and Tennessee are working hard to land him. He continues to say that Michigan is recruiting him harder than any other program. James Graham, 6-1, 180, Fitzgerald, Ga. (Fitzgerald) Was once as a dual-threat quarterback, but is now looked at as a four-star athlete. Michigan likes the nation's No. 18 athlete at run- ning back and has continued to recruit him, but it's feeling more and more like he'll stay in the South. Talanoa Hufanga, 6-1, 194, Corvallis, Ore. (Crescent Valley) Has a top 10 of Notre Dame, Utah, Oregon, Alabama, Washington, USC, Michigan, Oregon State, UCLA and Nebraska, but Corvallis is already home for the Beaver target. The No. 2 athlete and No. 57 overall prospect nationally will be in Ann Arbor for an official visit for Michigan's game against Ohio State. Commitments in bold italics * Received a Michigan offer between Aug. 8 and Sept. 11 For regular reports on Michigan football recruiting plus videos of U-M commitments and targets visit MOBILE APPS AVALABLE FOR IPHONE AND ANDROID!

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