Recruiting is a bit slower right now, but it lives on...
Commitments Continue Senior Seasons
First off, signal caller Shane Morris contacted Tom VH:
Shane Morris sent me a text saying he is hospitalized for the night with mono, and they're not yet sure what will happen with his season.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) September 19, 2012
So there's that. This obviously doesn't help his progression as a quarterback but don't expect it to have an effect on his rankings.
As per usual, check the links for statistics of the commitments. Players that stood out this week:
Ross Douglas put up some great numbers on offense, rushing for 160 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Taco Charlton apparently had five sacks. He's a terror.
Finally, video of Csont'e York's impressive performance:
Take the jump to find out which 2013 prospects are still being pursued by Michigan, and which 2014 defender dropped off of the board.
General Notes and Links
Safety commitment Dymonte Thomas has been added to the Army All-American Bowl roster as a safety. I say as a safety because he easily has the potential to play in the game as a halfback.
Another 2013 defensive back, Leon McQuay III, is still being recruited by Michigan. He's still planning on visiting Michigan but the date is still up in the air.
The Chicago Tribune has a miniature update on receiver Laquon Treadwell:
Treadwell, whose favorite had been Michigan, recently said he will take all five official visits before deciding. Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Florida and Ole Miss also are in the running.
Michigan is still considered the favorite and will probably only see real competition from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. No panicking, everyone.
Running back prospect Derrick Green was recently featured in a "Get 2 The Game" video:
The 2014 class still has a long way to go in terms of evaluations and offers. Tremendous has interviews with linebacker Jamal Davis, wide receiver Odell Spencer and jumbo athlete Jordan VanDort. They also got a reaction from a few of the Cass Tech players who made it to the UMASS game, including CB Damon Webb.
Speaking of Cass Tech players, 2014 linebacker Deon Drake has committed to Michigan State. Michigan hadn't extended an offer and he was set on playing linebacker, which means that Michigan's potential offer as a fullback wouldn't have been worth much anyway. Drake is a solid prospect but the Wolverines have plenty of options at linebacker and the luxury of being extremely selective.
Lastly, Tremendous has updates from 2014 athlete Dareian Watkins and receivers Dominique Booth and Jaylan Grandison.
[ed: changed year for Watkins]