The US Army All-American game is now over and after a lot of fuss and hullabaloo the nation’s No. 1 ranked player, Najee Harris, opted to stick with his commitment to Alabama. Meanwhile, Michigan did pick up a very important commitment during the game from 4-star offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga (Aledo, Texas). The Wolverines are in need of offensive linemen and Filiaga has the potential to be one of the really good ones.
Michigan currently has 27 commitments and the No. 4 ranked recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Willie Gay is the No. 7 outside linebacker and No. 111 player overall in the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings. He is considering Michigan along with LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi. “Really all of my schools are even. LSU has probably got a little bit high, a little bit,” Gay told Scout.com recently. “I don’t know where I’m going to go yet but LSU has moved up a little bit higher.” Gay will announce his decision on National Signing Day.
3- star offensive lineman, Mekhi Becton recently told Maize and Brew that Michigan is “definitely high on my list.” He posted on twitter recently that he has narrowed his list to Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
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Jay Tufele is the No. 1 player in the state of Utah, the No. 4 defensive tackle and the No. 56 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is considering BYU, Michigan, Ohio State, USC, and Utah. He took an official visit to Michigan in October and hosted Jim Harbaugh for an in home visit in December.
Tory Carter is generally considered to be the top fullback in the country. He is currently committed to LSU, but he did visit Michigan in November for the Indiana game and is still considering his options. He is taking a visit to LSU this weekend which should either cement his decision or result in him de-committing. All I can think here is, if you are one of the top fullbacks in the country, how can you not want to play in Jim Harbaugh’s offense?
Boston College commit, Brandon Sebastian will visit Michigan this weekend. A 3-star cornerback, Sebastian was teammates with Michigan commit Tarik Black at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut. At 6-foot-1, 180, he is a big cornerback. Sebastian is the No. 7 ranked player in the state of Connecticut, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Michigan has long been considered the favorite for 4-star wide receiver Nico Collins. However, Georgia has been making a late push for the nation’s No. 14 ranked wide receiver. Collins is expected to make his decision on National Signing Day.
It’s kind of hard to believe that Aubrey Solomon is still actually considering Michigan. The 5-star defensive tackle was at one time committed to Michigan. He opened things back up and achieved notoriety last week when he said used an expletive referring to Michigan on Periscope. The video has since been deleted and Solomon offered an apology on twitter. It seems like a long shot that he ends up at Michigan, but crazier things have happened on the recruiting trail.
Michigan’s 2017 commitment list
Jordan Anthony (Bradenton, Florida): 6-0/220, 4-star linebacker
Tarik Black (Cheshire, Connecticut): 6-4/208, 4-star wide receiver
Chuck Filiaga (Aledo, Texas): 6-6/335, 4-star offensive tackle
Ja’Raymond Hall (Oak Park, Michigan): 6-5/255, 4-star offensive lineman
Kai-Leon Herbert (Fort Lauderdale, Florida): 6-5/284, 4-star offensive tackle
Joel Honigford (Sugarcreek, Ohio): 6-5/277, 3-star offensive tackle
James Hudson (Toledo, Ohio): 6-5, 280, 4-star defensive end
Deron Irving-Bey (Flint, Michigan): 6-5/282, 4-star defensive end
Donovan Jeter (Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania): 6-6/261, 4-star defensive end
Jaylen Kelly-Powell (Detroit, Michigan): 6-0/180, 4-star safety
Corey Malone-Hatcher (St Joseph, Michigan): 6-3/246, 4-star defensive end
Ben Mason (Sandy Hook, Connecticut): 6-3/230, 3-star linebacker
Dylan McCaffrey (Highlands Ranch, Colorado): 6-5/185, 5-star quarterback
Phillip Paea (Berrien Springs, Michigan): 6-4/277, 3-star offensive lineman
Kwity Paye (Warwick, Rhode Island): 6-4/235, 3-star defensive end
Donovan Peoples-Jones (Detroit, Michigan): 6-2/193, 5-star wide receiver
Joshua Ross (Orchard Lake, Michigan): 6-0/219, 4-star linebacker
Cesar Ruiz (Bradenton, Florida): 6-3, 315, 4-star center
O’Maury Samuels (Los Lunas, New Mexico): 5-10/190, 4-star running back
Drew Singleton (Paramus, New Jersey): 6-2/215, 4-star linebacker
Benjamin St-Juste (Montreal, Quebec): 6-3/185, 3-star defensive back
Andrew Stueber (Darien, Connecticut): 6-6/3-5, 3-star offensive tackle
Kurt Taylor (Covington, Georgia): 5-9/201, 3-star running back
Ambry Thomas (Detroit, Michigan): 5-11/175, 4-star cornerback
Luiji Vilain (Alexandria, Virginia): 6-4, 240, 4-star defensive end
J’Marick Woods (Florence, Alabama): 6-3/205, 3-star safety
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