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MRR updates you on the very latest Michigan football recruiting rumblings. Who all made it to Ann Arbor for the basketball contest with Michigan State? Is Michigan on the verge of flipping a key Spartan?
Michigan Possibly Leading For Harris
Grand Rapids four-star receiver Drake Harris won't play college basketball, but that hasn't stopped him from seeing multiple Michigan basketball games. He met up with Shane Morris and starting quarterback Devin Gardner during the game:
No surprise to see that Morris is still on the recruiting trail. Harris had a great time watching Michigan put the little brother away, sitting front row as Trey Burke made Tom Izzo speechless:
Afterward it became clear that Michigan has caught Michigan State in Harris' recruitment, and many now speculate that the Wolverines lead by a wide margin. This doesn't come as a surprise: Harris will be in Ann Arbor for the third straight week when Michigan plays Indiana, and the last time he was in East Lansing the Spartans were taking on... Michigan.
Recruits aren't dumb. They pay attention to coaching staffs, fan bases, wins and recruiting rankings; Harris knows that Michigan's program is moving in the upward direction in all of those categories. He's also close with two future Michigan quarterbacks, both of whom are ranked higher than any Spartan signal caller in their respective classes. At this point I would be worried about Harris if I was a Michigan State fan.
Oh, and Harris sang The Victors after Michigan sent Sparty packing.
This Weekend's Visitors
MI QB Jayru Campbell (2015)
MI RB MIkey Weber (2015)
MI WR Drake Harris
MI DE Joshua Alabi (2015)
IN LB Gelen Robinson
PA LB Chase Winovich
Campbell, Weber and Harris are all Cass Tech players in the class of 2015. There's a chance that Campbell never actually receives an offer; Alabi already holds an offer and will probably be a four-star. Gelen Robinson is slowly climbing up college boards, and Winovich is an outside linebacker prospect who holds offers from Florida State, Northwestern and West Virginia, but Michigan already has Michael Ferns slotted for the SAM position.
General Notes and Multimedia Items
Star defensive end Malik McDowell will be back on campus for the Indiana game along with Drake Harris and others.
Five-star corner Adoree' Jackson lists Michigan as one of his top schools:
It will be a long process for Jackson, who holds offers from just about everyone.
Linebacker commit Michael Ferns has been offered by Alabama. He also talked to Nick Saban on the phone for an extensive period of time, but he remains firmly committed to Michigan. Saban knows an elite linebacker when he sees one: Michigan is getting one of the best in the country in Ferns.
Mason Cole's 2015 teammate George Campbell might end up in Ann Arbor with Drake (Drizzy) Harris:
Please bring Artavis Scott with you as well!
Class of 2015 CB/WR Shaun Crawford is impressing scouts:
Lakewood (OH) St. Edward 2015 ATH Shaun Crawford the top prospect at Raw Talent Showcase. Fast & quick = understatement.— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) March 3, 2013
Had a great time at the Raw Talent combine. Ran a 4.34 40! Check out the complete results in a week on raw talent sports website #edsup— Shaun Crawford ⚡ (@Crawf_4) March 3, 2013
Remember his name. He's a little on the shorter side, but he's a lock to be a four-star prospect anyway.
Cass Tech 2015 defensive lineman Joshua Alabi already holds a Michigan offer. He likes the fans:
Michigan fans >>>>>>>>— Joshua A. (@Josh_Ready) March 3, 2013
He'll be one of the in-state four-star players in his class.
Four-star 2014 tight end Mark Andrews:
Andrews is a promising tight end prospect, so hopefully Ferringo can get him on campus.