Michigan offers trio of 2016 prospects on Thursday
Recruiting news during the bye week has been pretty slow until Thursday, where the Wolverines offered three 2016 prospects in the span of a few hours.
The first prospect that Michigan offered was defensive end Josh Brown (Charlotte, North Carolina), who is currently committed to Florida State.
Brown is a four-star prospect and the 12th-ranked weak-side defensive end in the class, according to the 247 Composite.
Next, the staff offered cornerback Demar Hamlin (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), who told 247's Steve Lorenz he was excited to receive an offer from the Wolverines.
"They had been sending me mail for a while," he said. "I have been hearing from them pretty consistently actually. Their offensive line coach came into my school today and told my coach that they were going to offer me a scholarship."
Hamlin is a four-star recruit and the 11th ranked corner in the class.
Finally, the Wolverines offered offensive lineman Terrance Davis (Hyattsville, Maryland), who also spoke to Lorenz about his interest in the program as of now. ($)
Brandon Brown of Rivals spoke to Davis as well after the offer came in. ($)
Davis is a four-star prospect and the fourth-ranked offensive guard in the class.
All three of these guys are solid prospects and it will be interesting to see what their status with the Wolverines will be going forward, especially with what looks to be a coaching change looming after the season, barring any miracles.
U-M visits a pair of 2015 cornerbacks
Michigan tight ends coach Dan Ferrigno was in California to check out a pair of 2015 cornerbacks this week.
Ferrigno looked at five-star prospect Iman Marshall and three-star Colin Samuel, according to Steve Lorenz.
Lorenz spoke with Samuel, who said that he was one of the prospects that Michigan is considering extending an offer to soon. You can check out that piece here. ($)
The Wolverines are scrambling for cornerbacks in their 2015 class after Garrett Taylor decommitted a few weeks ago and Shaun Crawford a few months back doing the same. It appears now that they are in the evaluation process and will look to find the guys they want to bring in after failing to hold onto their top targets at the position.
Alex Malzone spotlight
Some of you may have noticed there was no recruiting roundup on Wednesday, but I did not leave you empty handed. For the time being, we will be replacing those articles in the middle of the week with a spotlight of a current football or basketball recruiting, which we kicked off this week.
In the first edition of the series, I profiled 2015 quarterback commit Alex Malzone (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), who has had a very strong senior season in the wake of pledging allegiance to the program back in May.
If you'd like to check out the full piece, I suggest you check it out here, but below you can find the full scouting report I provided in the article:
Malzone is not the tallest or most mobile quarterback, but he shows that he is plenty capable of moving the pocket around when he has to and is not afraid to make plays with his legs when the opportunity presents itself.
He has a pretty accurate arm and a tight delivery. His arm strength is not elite by any means but he makes up for that with his decision making and quick release.
What jumps out the most about Malzone is his mental makeup. He is a natural leader and appears to have a strong grasp on the offense he runs at Brother Rice. He certainly fits the bill in a quarterback that coaches would want running a pro-style or west coast offense.
He has done a lot to polish off his game as his senior year comes to a close, but he still would benefit from improving his feet quickness and mobility in the pocket. Some say what holds him back is that he probably won't be able to scramble too often, but if used correctly he should not be asked to do that.
Malzone's junior highlight film can be found below.
Corey Malone-Hatcher gets an offer
The Wolverines extended a scholarship offer to 2017 defensive end Corey Malone-Hatcher (St. Joseph, Michigan) on Tuesday.
He is already poised to be one of the top in-state prospects in the class and Michigan is doing what they do best in offering young players early to build a relationship with them.
Malone-Hatcher is a four-star prospect and the fourth-ranked weak-side defensive end in the 2017 cycle.
That's it for the Friday roundup. Check back in with us Monday for the latest Michigan football recruiting news and notes.