Friday, April 24, 2015

Welcome to the Weekend!

It's Friday night, and I don't know about you, but it's been a long week for me. Enjoy some pictures of good looking ladies!

MGoBlog: The God of All Trolls

This was a thoroughly enjoyable piece by Brian Cook on Jim Harbaugh and Exposure U (LINK).

Hit the jump for some pictures of Ashley Sky.

Visitors: April 24-26, 2015

Harbor City (CA) Narbonne offensive tackle Alex Akingbulu
2016
Alex Akingbulu - OT - Harbor City (CA) Narbonne: Akingbulu is a 6'6", 250 lb. prospect with offers from Cal, Michigan, UCLA, and Utah, among others. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #39 offensive tackle, and #400 overall. He is an extremely athletic offensive tackle who needs to fill out, but he could be a multi-year starter on the blind side.

2017
Jimmy Jaggers - TE - Roseville (CA) Roseville: Jaggers is a 6'4", 230 lb. prospect with an offer from Louisville. He's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #4 tight end, and #205 overall. He will be visiting on Tuesday, April 28.

2015 Scholarship Count

Players are listed in order of remaining eligibility. With 0 open scholarships and 16 seniors scheduled to graduate, the 2016 class should start out aiming for 16 players. Meanwhile, Michigan will have to suffer some attrition or remove a scholarship from a walk-on in order to get down to the 85-scholarship limit.

TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS ALLOTTED FOR 2015 = 87

- Blake O'Neill will transfer to Michigan from Weber State.

- Jake Rudock will transfer to Michigan from Iowa.

- Wayne Lyons will transfer to Michigan from Stanford

- Jack Miller will not return for a fifth year.

- QB John O'Korn will transfer in as a redshirt sophomore.

- Russell Bellomy will transfer.

- Keith Heitzman will not return for a fifth year.

- Justice Hayes will transfer.

- Kyle Bosch will transfer.

- Michael Ferns will transfer.

REDSHIRT SENIORS = 7 (Final season 2015)
QB Jake Rudock
FB Joe Kerridge
OL Graham Glasgow
LB Desmond Morgan
CB Blake Countess

CB Wayne Lyons
P Blake O'Neill

SENIORS = 9 (Final season = 2015)
FB Sione Houma
WR Dennis Norfleet
TE A.J. Williams
DE Mario Ojemudia
DT Ondre Pipkins
LB Joe Bolden
LB Royce Jenkins-Stone
LB James Ross

S Jarrod Wilson
FB Bobby Henderson
WR Brad Anlauf
S Travis Wooley

REDSHIRT JUNIORS = 15 (Final season 2016)
RB Drake Johnson
OL Blake Bars

OL Ben Braden
OL Kyle Kalis
OL Erik Magnuson
WR Jehu Chesson

WR Amara Darboh

DE Matt Godin
DT Ryan Glasgow
DT Willie Henry
DE Tom Strobel
DE Chris Wormley
LB Allen Gant

CB Terry Richardson

S Jeremy Clark

QB Brian Cleary
FB Bobby Henderson
WR Bo Dever
TE Michael Jocz
OL Ben Pliska
LB Nick Benda
LB Mark Lawson
LB Dan Liesman
S Shaun Austin
S A.J. Pearson
P Kenny Allen

JUNIORS = 11 (Final season 2016)
QB Shane Morris
RB Derrick Green
RB DeVeon Smith
WR Da'Mario Jones
TE Jake Butt
DE Taco Charlton
LB Ben Gedeon
CB Jourdan Lewis
CB Channing Stribling
S Delano Hill
S Dymonte Thomas

RB Antonio Whitfield
WR Kenneth Sloss
LB Evan Hampton

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORES = 16 (Final season 2017)
QB John O'Korn
RB Ty Isaac
FB Wyatt Shallman
WR Jaron Dukes
TE Khalid Hill
OL David Dawson
OL Chris Fox
OL Patrick Kugler

OL Dan Samuelson
OL Logan Tuley-Tillman

DT Maurice Hurst, Jr.
DT Henry Poggi

LB Mike McCray
CB Reon Dawson
CB Ross Taylor-Douglas
LS Scott Sypniewski

QB Garrett Moores
WR Blaise Stearns
WR Jack Wangler
OL Greg Froelich
DE Leon Johnson
DE Garrett Miller
LB Michael Wroblewski
CB Anthony Dalimonte
S Francois Montbrun

SOPHOMORES = 3 (Final season 2017)
WR Freddy Canteen
OL Mason Cole
DT Bryan Mone

QB Ramsey Romano
QB Matt Thompson
FB Deyanco Hardwick
OL Nikhill Brueggeman
DE Cody Zeisler
S Jeffrey Houston
K Kyle Seychel

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN = 12 (Final season 2018)
QB Wilton Speight
DT Brady Pallante
WR Drake Harris
WR Maurice Ways
TE Ian Bunting
OL Juwann Bushell-Beatty

DE Lawrence Marshall
LB Noah Furbush
LB Jared Wangler

LB Chase Winovich
CB Jabrill Peppers
S Brandon Watson
FB Joe Beneducci
FB Nick Volk
LB Alex Kaminski
LB Nick Volk
CB Matt Mitchell
S Joe Hewlett
K Kyle Seychel
LS Andrew Robinson

FRESHMEN = 14 (Final season 2018)
QB Zach Gentry
QB Alex Malzone
RB Karan Higdon
WR Brian Cole
WR Grant Perry
TE Tyrone Wheatley, Jr.
OL Grant Newsome
OL Jon Runyan, Jr.
OL Nolan Ulizio
DE Shelton Johnson
DE Reuben Jones
CB Keith Washington
S Tyree Kinnel
K Andrew David

RB Kevin Gross
DE Cheyenn Robertson
LB John Andrysiak
LB Chris Terech
S Jordan Glasgow
P Ryan Tice

Thursday, April 23, 2015

MLive: Rush Limbaugh chimes in on Jim Harbaugh

It's scary that their last names are so close, but anyway, Rush Limbaugh has an opinion on Jim Harbaugh (LINK).

Hit the jump for some very good looking ladies.

ESPN 300 for 2016 updated

Avon (IN) Avon quarterback Brandon Peters
ESPN released their top 300 for 2016 (LINK). Michigan commits on the list include:

- Brandon Peters at #142
- Matt Falcon at #243
- Erik Swenson at #300 (UPDATE: Swenson was not on the original released list, as ESPN altered their list from #176 downward around 3:00 p.m. Some players toward the bottom jumped up at least five spots.)

Here are the rest of Michigan's offerees:

5-stars:
1. Rashan Gary - DT - New Jersey
2. Greg Little - OT - Texas (Texas A&M)
5. Willie Allen - OT - Louisiana
6. Ed Oliver - DT - Texas
7. Malik Henry - QB - Florida
9. Jacob Eason - QB - Washington (Georgia)
10. Devin Asiasi - TE - California
13. Levonta Taylor - CB - Virginia (Florida State)
15. Lyndell Wilson - LB - Alabama

4-stars:
18. Trayvon Mullen - CB - Florida
20. Kareem Walker - RB - New Jersey (Ohio State)
22. Rahshaun Smith - DE - Florida (Clemson)
23. Janarius Robinson - DE - Florida (Florida State)
24. Brandon Jones - S - Texas
25. Dwayne Haskins, Jr. - QB - Maryland
26. Isaac Nauta - TE - Georgia (Florida State)
27. Jonah Williams - OT - California (Alabama)
28. Kaden Smith - TE - Texas (Stanford)
34. Marlon Davidson - DE - Alabama
35. K.J. Costello - QB - California (Stanford)
36. Deontay Anderson - S - Texas
38. Shea Patterson - QB - Louisiana (Ole Miss)
42. John Broussard - CB - Alabama
43. Mique Juarez - LB - California (USC)
46. Jordan Elliott - DT - Texas
48. Devin Duvernay - WR - Texas
49. Ben Davis - LB - Alabama
51. Michael Menet - OT - Pennsylvania
52. Nigel Knott - CB - Mississippi
53. Ben Bredeson - OT - Wisconsin
54. Dexter Lawrence - DT - North Carolina
56. Liam Eichenberg - OT - Ohio (Notre Dame)
57. Caleb Kelly - LB - California
60. Jauan Williams - OT - Washington, D.C.
61. Lokeni Toaiola - LB - California (UCLA)
62. Patrick Bethel - DE - Florida
66. Boss Tagaloa - DT - California
67. Miles Sanders - RB - Pennsylvania (Penn State)
68. Nate Craig-Myers - WR - Florida (Auburn)
69. Justin Madubuike - DE - Texas
73. Ronald Johnson, Jr. - DE - New Jersey
74. Sam Bruce - WR - Florida (Miami)
76. Demetris Robertson - WR - Georgia
77. Mecole Hardman - ATH - Georgia
84. Chris Owens - OG - Texas (Alabama)
85. Josh Hammond - WR - Florida
88. E.J. Price - OT - Georgia (Georgia)
90. Marquill Osborne - S - North Carolina (Tennessee)
92. Devin White - LB - Louisiana
95. Shaquille Quarterman - LB - Florida (Miami)
96. Charlie Woerner - TE - Georgia
98. David Long - CB - California
100. J.P. Urquidez - OT - Texas (Baylor)
103. Eric Cuffee - CB - Texas
104. Kendell Jones - DT - Texas
105. Eli Stove - WR - Florida
107. Jackie Jones - WR - California
110. Michael Jordan - OT - Michigan
111. Chris Daniels - DT - Texas
112. Erroll Thompson - LB - Alabama
116. Robert Washington - RB - North Carolina
120. Damar Hamlin - CB - Pennsylvania
121. Clark Yarbrough - OT - Virginia
123. Marquel Dismuke - S - California (Cal)
126. Khalid Kareem - DE - Michigan
127. Frank Martin II - OT - California (USC)
128. Isaiah Chambers - DE - Maryland
129. Ben Cleveland - OT - Georgia (Georgia)
133. Antonio Williams - RB - North Carolina (Wisconsin)
136. Austin Myers - OT - Texas (TCU)
137. Jordan Fuller - ATH - New Jersey
139. Jake Hausmann - TE - Ohio (Ohio State)
142. Brandon Peters - QB - Indiana (Michigan)
143. Auston Robertson - DE - Indiana
146. Luke Farrell - TE - Ohio
147. Tommy Kraemer - OT - Ohio (Notre Dame)
148. Jarrett Guarantano - QB - New Jersey (Tennessee)
151. Naseir Upshur - TE - Pennsylvania
154. Terrell Hall - DE - Washington, D.C.
155. Elijah Holyfield - RB - Georgia
158. Carlin Fils-Aime - RB - Florida
161. Richard Merritt - OG - Washington, D.C.
164. Xavier Kelly - DE - Kansas
167. Dylan Crawford - WR - California
168. Devin Bush - LB - Florida
169. Joseph Jackson - DE - Florida (Miami)
172. Josh King - DE - Illinois
174. Jacob Mathis - TE - Florida
176. Tre Nixon - WR - Florida
179. Brad Hawkins - WR - New Jersey
181. Michael Williams - DT - Texas
184. Jeffrey McCulloch - LB - Texas
189. Steffon McKnight - WR - California
190. Jaylon Jones - S - Texas
192. Terrance Davis - OG - Maryland
193. Jaquan Yulee - LB - Virginia
194. Erick Fowler - LB - Texas
195. Dontavious Jackson - LB - Texas
198. Ahmir Mitchell - WR - New Jersey
201. Jared Mayden - CB - Texas
203. Josh Imatorbhebhe - WR - Georgia
212. Daelin Hayes - LB - Michigan (USC)
214. Austin Mack - WR - Indiana
215. Cohl Cabral - OT - California
222. Scott Bracey - WR - Virginia (Duke)
225. Romeo Finley - S - Florida
226. Cary Angeline - TE - Pennsylvania
227. Steven Smothers - WR - Maryland
229. Tavares Chase - WR - Florida (Clemson)
232. Justin Layne - WR - Ohio
236. Nick Eubanks - TE - Florida
240. Cole Van Lanen - OT - Wisconsin
242. Josh Brown - DE - Virginia (Florida State)
243. Matt Falcon - RB - Michigan (Michigan)
245. Cameron Lewis - S - Louisiana (LSU)
253. Simi Fehoko - WR - Utah
258. Donnie Corley - WR - Michigan
259. Demetric Felton - ATH - California (UCLA)
261. Binjimen Victor - WR - Florida
262. Lavert Hill - CB - Michigan (Penn State)
264. Cameron Chambers - WR - New Jersey (Michigan State)
269. Quayshon Alexander - DE - New Jersey
279. Collin Johnson - WR - Texas (Texas)
282. Jordan Woods - DE - Florida
300. Erik Swenson - OT - Illinois (Michigan)

Scouting Report: Terrance Davis

Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha offensive
guard Terrance Davis
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Name:
 Terrance Davis
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 305 lbs.
High school: Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha
Position: Offensive guard
Class: 2016

Notes: Holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA, and Virginia Tech . . . ESPN unranked OG . . . Rivals 4-star, #5 OG, #124 overall . . . Scout 4-star, #10 OT, #71 overall . . . 247 Sports 4-star, #3 OG, #148 overall . . . Teammate of 2017 RB offeree Anthony McFarland, Jr.

Strengths: Huge body . . . Size is college-ready . . . Understands angles . . . Has good feel for sealing off defenders . . . Decent pass protector . . . Understands stunts and maintains pocket integrity . . . Too big and sturdy to bull rush . . . Moves feet consistently in pass pro

Weaknesses: Poor footwork . . . Too many false steps . . . Plays too upright . . . Stands straight up at the snap . . . Mediocre athlete . . . Lacks straight-line speed . . . Also lacks lateral agility when working up to second level . . . Reaches too much . . . Needs to work on hand placement . . . Gets out-leveraged by smaller opponents . . . Does not finish blocks consistently

Projection: Offensive guard. Davis has a great body for the college level, but his athleticism doesn't match up. He has some bad weight on him, and a college strength and conditioning program will obviously help. But he needs a lot of technique work in the run game, and he plays too high to be very successful, which can be a difficult problem to fix. Davis needs to be in a pro-style system where his size and strength in confined spaces can be an asset. Frankly, I believe the three sites to have ranked him so far have placed him too high on their lists. He is certainly an FBS prospect but has somewhat limited utility until he refines his technique and gets in better shape.

Reminds me of: Brett Gallimore. Perhaps this is an odd comparison, but Gallimore was a 6'5", 290 lb. offensive tackle in high school who was a Rivals 4-star, the #10 tackle, and #96 overall. He was large and pushed people around, but a couple years ago when I was reviewing the class of 2004, I looked back on his film. And boy, oh boy, he was a big kid who just didn't understand leverage, moving his feet, etc. I think Davis is a bit more refined, but Gallimore is who I was reminded of initially. (For those who don't remember, Gallimore spent four years on the team, barely played, and left the team when Lloyd Carr did, forgoing a fifth year.)

Likelihood of committing to Michigan: Strong. Davis has been tweeting about Michigan a lot, loved his visit this spring, has 56% of his Crystal Balls in favor of the Wolverines, and wore Michigan gear to camp last weekend (with his mom wearing a matching "M" cap). If National Signing Day were today, there's a very good chance he would be signing with Michigan.

Highlights: