Michigan Offers 3-Star OL Henry Roberts
It appears the coaching staff have been busy sending out feelers on more offensive lineman for the 2015 class. Three-star Henry Roberts is the latest.
Although the offer was reported by the media late Monday night, an interview with ($) 247's Steve Lorenz proves that Roberts has held a Michigan offer for at least a few days now.
"They actually offered me on Friday," Roberts said. "My coach texted me to let me know Michigan had offered. I have been in contact with Coach Funk for a while now and they expressed how interested they were in me. I'm excited about the offer, but I have not talked to the staff since I got it."
Sitting right in Pac-12 territory, Roberts has earned scholarships from the conference such as Stanford, USC, Washington and Oregon. What makes Roberts' school so unique to Michigan, is not only is Bellevue one of the top programs in Pac-12 country, but it is also the home of former Michigan offensive lineman Stephen Schilling.
Though the Michigan offer won't dramatically change the course of Roberts' recruitment, the Wolverines are on the rise after he was offered.
"Michigan moves up for sure with the offer," he noted. "I still need to get to know them better and start to develop a good relationship with the coaching staff, but it's definitely a school I am going to take notice of. It'd be nice if I could get out to visit sometime this spring or summer, but if I do make it there, it will probably be for an official."
It appears that Roberts is still in the "feeling things out" stage of his recruitment process, so it's difficult to say whether Michigan has a legitimate shot here. Pulling a kid out of the West Coast is difficult, and it could be fairly difficult to do so in Roberts case.
We shall see what happens.
You can find highlights from Roberts, here.
DE Jashon Cornell Sticks With Decision Date
Things have gone a bit quiet between Michigan and 5-star DE Jashon Cornell as of late, but don't let the silence fool you. Michigan is still right in the pack with this one.
But, at any rate, Tim Sullivan from Rivals touched on Cornell and a August decision date in his latest recruiting notebook ($) post.
... Michigan is in a select group - along with Iowa, Notre Dame, and a couple others - of schools that he's most strongly considering. He's currently planning to stick to his original plan of an August decision, which does mean he'll make a commitment before Michigan has a chance to show it's "back" this fall (or, God forbid, fail to make that statement). I wouldn't read much into that one way or another, and Cornell will get back to Michigan at least once more this summer to evaluate before making his choice ...
At one point in time, right around when Campbell and Harris were both committed to Michigan (sigh,) I was fairly confident that Cornell would be a Wolverine was all was said and done. However, those feelings have changed a bit over the past few months. I still think Michigan could make his top three. With that being said, I would be shocked if he ended up anywhere else other than Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are relatively close to home -- as is Michigan -- and have been recruiting him very well.
Now, that doesn't mean he is signed, sealed and delivered to South Bend. If Michigan can get him to visit one last time before August, the coaching staff will throw up a half-court buzzer beater in hopes they can make a splash. I still think Michigan could make some moves here.
That was also an extremely bad pun, and I apologize for that.
Ferrell to Visit Friday + Names a Top 11
247's Clint Brewster broke the news ($) that 4-star DE Clelin Ferrell will visit Ann Arbor on Friday. Considering Ferrell is a Virginia native, and the coaching staff has done an excellent job at recruiting the state lately, I expect this to be another positive visit.
I think Michigan has a good shot here. It also helps to have another Virginia native, Garrett Taylor, recently on board to help recruit Ferrell to Michigan.
To coincide with this visit, Ferrell also released a list of his top 11 schools (FREE). Kind of a strange number, but to each their own.
Along with Michigan, these are the other 10 schools who made the cut:
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
- Ohio State
- Ole Miss
- South Carolina
- Virginia Tech
For the rest of the schools that didn't make the list, thanks for playing.
Bonus: An Osa Masina Tidbit
According to 2015 4-star LB/RB Osa Masina's mom, who spoke to Lorenz, the Masina's plan on a summer visit ($) to attend the annual recruiting BBQ at the Big House.
"Osa talked with Coach last week," she said. "They would like him to come up for the BBQ in July and we are going to do what we can to make that happen."
Michigan is in good shape here. Also, having Sione Houma and Bryan Mone on campus helps immensely here. All three players are from the same general area and do talk frequently. Whether that leads to Masina coming to Michigan remains to be seen, but it puts them in good shape.