Taylor Sets a Date
Can it.. Can it be? Will Michigan finally receive its first commitment in months?
ESPN's Tom VanHaaren broke the news on Twitter thursday morning that 2015 defensive back Garrett Taylor has decided that he will announce his decision at 12:30 this coming Monday.
Taylor said he wants to keep it simple and will tweet out his decision on Monday at 12:30— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) March 20, 2014
Considering Taylor is fresh off a visit to Ann Arbor that went incredibly well, one would assume that Michigan is sitting pretty for Taylor's services. Clint Brewster of 247Sports talked to Taylor and asked him (FREE) about his decision being finalized. He offered the following:
Asked Taylor what his decision came down to "The school I felt most comfortable at that offered what I was looking for in a football program and academics."
I like Michigan here.
If Michigan ends up being the choice, which is presumed it is, Taylor will be a fine addition to an already talented 2015 class of defensive backs Michigan currently has committed right now.
Stay tuned and buckle up.
Another BIG Visitor Approaches
2015 offensive tackle Jake Fruhmorgen has announced that he will be visiting Michigan next weekend as well as seeing Notre Dame and Ohio State. Fruhmorgen, who has a presumed leader of Clemson, has said he has been thinking about a commitment over the past few weeks, but no date has been set. Though a decision has been close, Michigan is still sitting high on his list of interests despite not having him on campus. That changes next weekend.
With Michigan getting their first visit from Fruhmorgen, they are hoping they can at least slow his process down.
Tim Sullivan from Rivals has the latest ($) on the visit:
Fruhmorgen will visit next weekend with his high school coach, finally taking in what Michigan has to offer first-hand. While it could be delaying the inevitable in terms of a Clemson pledge, he's not a done deal to the Tigers yet. With no official commitment date set up, a strong visit to Michigan could easily delay his process
Steve Lorenz also has input in regards to a potential wild-card with the visit. A strong relationship with Michigan target Tyrone Wheatley Jr.
Another wild-card in this situation is Fruhmorgen's relationship with Tyrone Wheatley Jr., something first reported on by Wolverine247 in January. The two have become pretty close because of a connection through the Buffalo Bills (both families are friends with head coach Doug Marrone). Is it really that big of a deal? Probably not, but it's something that can only help the Wolverines.
Though Michigan has a lot of ground to make up, we've seen this before with a similar situation with Garrett Taylor. If Michigan can blow Furhmorgen away, it could cause him to re-think his list of top schools.
Below is a brief interview Scout had with Fruhmorgen:
General Odds and Ends
My Top 4 Colleges!! Michigan, Florida State, Ohio State, and Oregon!! Which school and uniform is best for me?? pic.twitter.com/2mWVwJ0qDB— A$@P $Ibley (@ToddSib23) March 18, 2014
Michigan also makes another top five list, this one is for 2015 four-star wide receiver Juval Mollete. Mollete released the list via his Twitter account (Note: His account is private, so I had to use a secondhand retweet)
247Sports released a 2015 Class Prediction ($). A lot of nice names that could potentially become Wolverines.
The Big House Report did a prospect profile on Taylor, here (FREE).