Michigan Football recruiting update: BBQ at the Big House edition

Michigan Football will begin fall practice in two short weeks. Between now and then, Brady Hoke and his staff will host a major recruiting event that they call the Barbecue at the Big House. This will take place on 27 July and there will be a number of committed and uncommitted recruits on hand.

The Wolverines 2015 recruiting class is currently comprised of eight committed players. The class figures to be a small one, probably around 15 total when it is all said and done.

2015 Commitment List

Chris Clark (Avon, Connecticut): Tight End
Andrew David (Massillon, Ohio): Kicker
Tyree Kinnel (Huber Heights, Ohio): Defensive Back
Darrin Kirkland (Indianapolis, Indiana): Linebacker
Alex Malzone (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan): Quarterback
Grant Newsome (Lawrenceville, New Jersey): Offensive Tackle
Jon Runyan Jr (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): Offensive Guard
Garrett Taylor (Richmond, Virginia): Defensive Back

Most of the committed recruits will attend the Barbecue at the Big House. Of course there will also be a plethora of uncommitted recruits there as well. Here are a few to keep an eye on;

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Mike Weber (Detroit, Michigan) is a 4 star running back and generally considered to be the #1 ranked recruit in the state of Michigan. He will be visiting USC, but will reportedly try to make it back home in time to attend the BBQ. Weber rushed for 1,659 yards last season and compiled 24 touchdowns.

Brian Cole (Saginaw, Michigan) is considered by some to be the #1 recruit in Michigan. He is a wide receiver/defensive back extraordinaire and will be in Ann Arbor along with Alex Malzone this weekend.

2016 cornerback Lavert Hill, brother of Michigan’s Delano Hill, will be in attendance and he now has a scholarship offer from Michigan.

Players who had initially planned to make it the BBQ, but have since decided they will not attend include former Michigan commit and #1 ranked running back Damien Harris as well as 4 star linebacker Josh McMillon.

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In addition to Alex Malzone, 2016 QB commit Messiah DeWeaver will also be in attendance. The quarterbacks are always great ambassadors for Michigan and that is certainly the case with Malzone and DeWeaver. Their presence and status as leaders certainly can’t hurt when it comes to swaying uncommitted recruits.

It’s entirely possible that Michigan could have a new commit by the end of the weekend, so keep your internet tuned to our Michigan Football page on isportsweb.com for all the latest.

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