This is the first roundup since I've helped fill in with the roundups, until we can find a replacement for Anthony, that there is a lot going on with Michigan recruiting.
Busy is good!
Let's get started.
Offers on Offers on Offers
The 2016 4-star receiver tweeted out on Tuesday that Michigan had offered the young receiver.
Blessed To Say I Received My 8th Offer from Michigan ! #Wolverines— ⚡️BeHumble!!!⚡️ (@tjchase3) April 22, 2014
The Wolverines are the eighth offer with others schools like Clemson, Kentucky, Miami, South Florida, Temple, UCF and Virginia Tech already in on the action.
As far as pertinent information regarding his recruitment, there's not much really being said right now. It appears that Michigan came in at a good time as it truly seems that Chase is in the very early stages of his process. Or, it could mean he doesn't do much talking.
At any rate, Michigan should get a chance here to show itself. As always, stay tuned for more information that is bound to come out sooner or later.
A highlight tape for Chase can be found, here.
Michigan offered a second Florida wide receiver late Tuesday night in 2015 3-star Auden Tate. Tate confirmed the news on Twitter and appeared excited with the offer.
I Have Officially Just Got An Offer From The University Of Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #GOBLUE #Wolverines #HailToTheVictors #Blessed— Auden Tate (@itstate_18) April 22, 2014
The exclamation marks make it a big deal, right?
247 has a little more on Tate's offer (FREE) and even broke down his game ($) a little bit.
What kind of receiver is Tate?
Tate is long and athletic- basketball type of receiver that can go up and take catches away from defensive backs in the air and catch the deep ball. Tate has a wide catching radius and can make a tough catch on an in-accurate pass. Tate has a good burst off the line of scrimmage but doesn’t have elite top-end speed down the field. He can make a move after the catch and get up field with good jukes. Has sudden movements and does a nice job tracking the ball down field and coming up with the catch. Big play type of receiver that can catch screens underneath as well. Needs to work on adding bulk and strength. Good head-fakes and deceiving route runner.
Michigan's offer raises Tate's number to 17 total offers at this point. However, it appears that a Florida State offer would likely end his recruitment on the spot ($). According to Steve Lorenz.
Tate's Crystal Ball reads South Carolina right now, but a Florida State offer would likely end his recruitment. It's unclear whether or not the Seminoles will offer, but some expect them to.
It's not over 'till it's over, they say.
Below is a highlight tape from Tate.
This one is one of the more intriguing offers in the receiver category, personally. Because I feel that Michigan has the best chance with 2015 4-star WR Miles Boykin. He confirmed the offer on Twitter Tuesday evening.
Michigan just offered!! #GoBlue!— miles boykin (@MBoykin814) April 21, 2014
Michigan's offer makes it 14 offers for Boykin. Now that Michigan has officially entered the race, Notre Dame and Michigan State have been considered the frontrunners for his services.
Boykin has been on campus as recently as the spring game, so he is familiar with the campus and coach staff. All Michigan needed to do was to offer and insert itself firmly in the list of his top schools. Personally, I feel Michigan did just that. Michigan has put themselves in great position for Boykin's services.
Is it enough to beat out Notre Dame, the presumed leader? Maybe. It doesn't seem like Boykin wants to rush this recruitment, so we will wait and see.
Highlights for Boykin can be found, here.
Michigan recently dropped in on 2015 4-star quarterback Deondre Francois. Doug Nussmeier, who has been busy traveling around the country, stopped by the IMG Academy on Monday to watch the quarterback throw.
On Tuesday, Francois reported some good news after the throwing session was complete.
Offered by Michigan today. #blessed— Dre (@Deondre_3) April 21, 2014
But did they?
Lorenz doesn't think so ($).
Four-star QB Deondre Francois texted me to let me know that Michigan has offered and then tweeted the same thing.
I have reason to believe he was not offered though. This is one that we'll just have to keep an eye on going forward.
Tim Sullivan from Rivals has a difference of opinion ($). He says that Michigan has offered.
Who is right? This is confusing.
Does he or doesn't he?
Stay tuned and more information will be provided once it becomes available.
A highlight tape from the Francois can be found below.
Michigan also offered the 2015 4-star running back Dexter Williams on Tuesday. Williams has 12 offers currently and recently committed to Miami earlier this month.
It's hard to say whether Michigan has a legitimate shot here considered he is a committed prospect, we will see how this one plays out.
However, Williams did speak to Lorenz about his offer and is even interested in visiting Michigan over the summer($).
"Michigan is a school I really like," he said. "I'd look at taking an unofficial visit sometime this summer I believe. I am committed to Miami, but will continue to look around to make sure I'm not missing out on a school that might be a better fit for me."
Below is a highlight tape from Williams.
The coaching staff has had a busy Tuesday, especially in the state of Florida. They sent out an offer to 2015 3-star OL William Sweet. Sweet, like Williams, is a recently committed recruit. He committed to UNC about 10 days ago.
Whether he wants to open the process back up will be a developing story to keep your eye on.
Highlights for Sweet can be found, here.
The 2015 4-star OT, Abdul Bello, has reported an offer from Michigan Tuesday night. Michigan's offer is the 10th for Bello and will only go higher before all is said and done.
I would not be surprised if he stays home or does not leave the SEC.
Most of the Tuesday offers do no have very many updates, so everything is still developing.
Below are highlights from Bello.
The final offer Michigan sent out Tuesday night goes to 2015 3-star OT Tyler Jordan. Jordan is a Florida Gator commit since February and I am not really sure if an offer from Michigan is really going to move the needle for him.
This tweet provides further proof that the offer probably won't do much for Jordan:
Michigan #Wolverines offer #Gators OL commit Tyler Jordan @tyjordan58 who made sure they know he is a solid commit to Florida.— Bob Redman (@BobRedman_Scout) April 23, 2014
Below are some highlights from Jordan.
This Counts as Recruiting, Right?
In a surprise turn of events, former Alabama offensive lineman has decided to transfer to Ohio State after visiting Michigan. WELP.
I also have more on Lindsay, here.