Marcus Lewis Decommits From Florida
In an announcement that really surprises nobody, 2015 four-star cornerback Marcus Lewis (Washington, DC) made it official on Monday afternoon when he officially decommitted from Florida.
In addition to reopening his recruitment, Lewis stated that his top three in order are Michigan, Miami and Oregon.
After visiting the University over the weekend at the BBQ at the Big House over the weekend, it really does appear that Michigan is in the driver's seat in terms of Lewis' recruitment, and I would be very surprised if he did not commit to the school. I don't see a decision coming in the near future, but he looks to be a candidate to fill the vacant cornerback spot left by Shaun Crawford.
Lewis boasts the combination of size and speed that the Wolverines are looking for in their cornerbacks going forward, so he appears like a natural fit in Ann Arbor.
The 247 Crystal Ball seems to think that Lewis-to-Michigan will take place, as 78 percent of the predictions on there have the Wolverines landing him.
Time will tell what ultimately happens with him, but Michigan has to like it's chances as of today.
Keisean Lucier-South Releases Top Five
Speaking of 2015 defensive prospects, five-star defensive end Keisean Lucier-South (Orange, CA) released his top five schools on Monday, and the Michigan Wolverines made the cut.
The announcement came via his Twitter account.
There You Go pic.twitter.com/LjkTG4eLiM— Keisean South1⃣6⃣ (@KLSouth16) July 28, 2014
The notable cuts were USC and Notre Dame, but Michigan certainly has heavy competition for his services. It will be tough to pull him from the West Coast, but they have as good a chance as anyone right now.
As I've stated many times in this roundup before, Lucier-South is a huge prospect for Michigan to try and land considering the guys that they have whiffed on in the last few recruiting classes. He would give Brady Hoke his best defensive line prospect since coming in.
I am very high on KLS. I believe he is the best pure pass rusher in the 2015 class (yes, including Josh Sweat). He reminds me a lot of Jason Taylor physically and with his skill set. Many have also compared him to former UCLA star Anthony Barr.
He has said that he wants to decide around National Signing Day in February, so a decision date isn't near at all, but this is one to look out for. As we've seen in the past, teams can come in out of nowhere and become a factor in the recruiting process. (See: Da'Shawn Hand)
Mook Reynolds Looking to Take Official Visit to Michigan
We already spoke about Marcus Lewis above, but there is another cornerback prospect in the 2015 class worth looking out for.
Four-star Virginia Tech commit Mook Reynolds (Greensboro, NC) wants to take an official visit to Michigan this fall, according to 247's Clint Brewster.
Reynolds had opened up his recruitment months ago, so his commitment to Virginia Tech is very loose right now, as he has looked elsewhere recently. He was unable to attend the BBQ, but Michigan's chances of flipping him seem to be very solid.
It's possible that they could take three corners in this class, but I am not sure how likely it is. With only about 16 spots open in this cycle, I cannot see them taking three players at one position, but anything is possible.
Brian Cole Scouting Report
If you follow Michigan recruiting, or heck, just Michigan football in-general, you heard that over the weekend, the Wolverines received a huge commitment in the form of 2015 athlete Brian Cole (Saginaw, MI).
Cole is one of the best offensive weapons in the class and will bring a unique skill set to the University of Michigan. On Monday morning, I took a look at his tape and put out a scouting report of his talents on the website I currently manage, The Big House Report.
You can find my breakdown of Cole here.
That's it for Wednesday. Join us again Friday for the latest on Michigan football recruiting.
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