Roseboro to Decide on August 29th
The Michigan Wolverines received positive news late last week when 2015 four-star defensive end Darian Roseboro (Lincolnton, NC) announced his top six school which included them, North Carolina, NC State, Alabama, Tennessee and Clemson.
Now, even more light has been shed on Roseboro's recruitment, as it has been announced that he will make his college decision on Aug. 29 at 2:30 p.m. EST.
I really like the chances of the Wolverines landing Roseboro. He looks to be a very versatile piece along the defensive line and he should be a valuable member to any rotation in the country.
Adding him to the mix would be extremely important for Michigan, along with five-star defensive end Keisean Lucier-South (Orange, CA). After whiffing on both Da'Shawn Hand and Malik McDowell during the 2014 cycle, it is extremely important that the Wolverines hit on their top two targets this time around and the chances of them doing so are actually very good.
The 2015 recruiting class is already shaping up to be Brady Hoke's best since he arrived on campus, even with limited available spots for the second year in a row. With that being said, the defensive ends on the board will be the make or break position of the class.
The 247 Crystal Ball has 86 of the predictions sending Roseboro to Ann Arbor with the other 14 percent picking NC State.
KLS Ready To See Michigan's Campus
Like I mentioned above, defensive end is so incredibly important for the Wolverines in the 2015 class. Hoke has done a good job of assembling talent on the defensive side of the ball since he came to Michigan, but he has yet to really find a guy that can step in and be a difference maker right from the start.
Luckily for them, there is a guy on their board that can be that for them: five-star Keisean Lucier-South.
Lucier-South is a pure pass-rushing monster. He has both the size and speed to be an absolute force on the defensive side of the ball.
I have been high on him since he received his offer from Michigan back in January and he has done nothing but blow up since then. The 247 Composite currently has him as the 19th-ranked player in the class, and I expect that number to rise with a strong senior season.
He is slated to hit campus for an official visit during the Oct. 11 night game vs. Penn State at the Big House. Anyone who follows the program knows how huge these night games have been for recruiting and creating a fantastic atmosphere throughout the weekend. Seeing as that may be the only time he finds himself on campus, a huge impression is incredibly important for him.
Lucier-South spoke with Scout's Josh Newkirk at Nike's The Opening last week and updated him on his recruitment, where Michigan sits and more. You can check that piece out here. ($)
Wolverines Still in on Josh McMillon
After adding four-star linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. (Indianapolis, IN) to the mix a few months back, Michigan still has spots available at linebacker, and one of their targets still likes what they have to offer heading into decision-making time.
Four-star Josh McMillon (Memphis, TN) was on campus back in April, where the program made a strong first impression on him. He spoke Scout's Sam Webb about heading back for a visit and just what he likes about the program. ($)
Of their current linebacker targets, I think that he is only of the least likely to end up a part of this class, with all indications being that Alabama is the favorite. The Crimson Tide has 71 percent of the 247 Crystal Ball predictions in their favor.
McMillon is a good player, but guys like Osa Masina (Salt Lake City, UT), Asmar Bilal (Indianapolis, IN) and Tyriq Thompson (Detroit, MI) are all more likely to become a member of the 2015 recruiting class.
Time to Hop on The Alex Malzone Bandwagon
I'm starting to sound like a broken record every time I bring about 2015 four-star quarterback commit Alex Malzone (Bloomfield Hills, MI), but you know what, that's okay, because other people are starting to see things as I have.
Malzone to me has been an underrated quarterback prospect from the start. He has all of the traits that Michigan is looking for in their quarterbacks and I think given the chance to learn and grow under Doug Nussmeier, the Wolverines have their quarterback of the future.
Some people haven't bought into the hype, though, saying that Michigan had to settle on Malzone after missing out on their top guys, and that's fair, but they are receiving more than just a consolation prize.
Maize N Brew's Adam Biggers says he has started to buy into the hype after Malzone's performance at the Elite 11 Finals. You can check out that piece here. (FREE)
Malzone has the ability to be what a Michigan quarterback needs to be both on and off the field. Fans are going to latch onto this kid in time.
That's it for Monday. Come back Wednesday and check us out for the latest in Michigan football recruiting.
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