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Friday Michigan Football Recruiting Roundup Works Hard for an Offer

The FRR updates you on the very latest regarding Michigan football recruiting. Michigan makes the cut again for a 4-star receiver, I credit a kid for staying persistent and much more.

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Michigan Makes Top Five

In a previous roundup I had mentioned that 4-star wide receiver and Michigan offer Juval Mollette had a top ten list that featured Michigan. That list has now been trimmed to five. Mollette told ($) 247's North Carolina affiliate, CarolinaBlue, who exactly made the cut. The schools are:

  • North Carolina
  • Clemson
  • Michigan
  • Virginia Tech
  • Ohio State

It is not really a surprise that a North and South Carolina team is featured on his list. Both are essentially in his back yard considering he is from North Carolina. He even touched on his two favorites in the article as well:

"Carolina and Clemson. Those are my two favorites. Carolina has been recruiting me real hard from day one. I get to visit them a lot more than anyone else because they are not that far from my house."

What does this mean for Michigan? It's absolutely going to be a battle for the talented receiver. Clemson is a strong presence with the talented players in the Carolinas, so my gut feeling says that he will eventually land with the Tigers. It is very close to home and their program appears to be heading in the right direction.

However, with that being said, this is far from a lock of any kind... right now. A team like Michigan could absolutely swoop in and take him away. Especially if they can knock a visit out of the park like they have done recently. Mollette said in the article that he has not visited Michigan yet, but will plan to in the future. That time on campus will be critical to landing him, considering Clemson and North Carolina are a stonesthrow distance away (he can visit them whenever he wants.)

Below is a highlight tape from Mollette:

Moorman Working Hard

There is a chance he probably won't be included into the 2015 recruiting class, but I give 3-star OL David Moorman a ton of credit for staying dedicated and working hard towards earning an offer from both Michigan and Michigan State. Moorman recently spoke with ($) Rivals' Tim Sullivan about his recruiting process. A lot of that has to do with patience.

"I think a little bit of both waiting, and showing what I can do," he said of what Michigan's staff needs from him. "Obviously if I impress them when I come to camp, I'll show them what I can do. They did come watch me practice last year and I went to camp last year. I think they like me a lot. I've just got to keep showing that I'm able to show my athleticism.

Moorman has visited campus many times and it is clear that an offer from Michigan is something he covets. However, that might be difficult to earn considering Michigan is currently in a numbers crunch for scholarships for the foreseeable future.

An offer will really depend on where other targets land and how well he performs in the summer camp he plans on attending. Could Moorman be another Freddy Canteen, Brandon Watson or Channing Stribling? We shall see.

The kid has been working his tail off trying to get Michigan's attention, it appears to have worked. I truly feel that if Michigan had a much larger class, they would at least send out an offer early for him (and he probably would be on board.)

Here is a little more of what Moorman had to say about the coaching staff to Sullivan:

"The coaches talked about how right now they have to figure out some numbers stuff," he explained. "They mentioned how I'm one of the top guys locally for them, and if everything goes well over the summer, we can look at some spots potentially. Then I can potentially earn an offer."

Something Worth Mentioning

2015 4-star linebacker Joshua McMillon will be visiting campus this weekend who confirmed the news (FREE) to 247's Clint Brewster. McMillon will be staying Friday and Saturday night in Ann Arbor, which is a fairly big deal in itself. Alabama is the rumored leader in this one, but anything can happen once you get someone on campus.

A highlight tape for McMillon can be found, here.

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