Osa Masina's Official Visit Options
With Michigan looking like it will only take one more linebacker in the 2015 cycle, things should start moving quickly in terms of news with targets at the position in the next few weeks or so.
Four-stars Asmar Bilal (Indianapolis, IN) and Josh McMillon (Memphis, TN) both look as if they will be making decisions soon. Bilal appears most likely of the two to land with the Wolverines.
But let's not forget about another four-star, who is widely considered one of the best linebackers in this entire class.
Osa Masina (Salt Lake City, UT) probably is not going to decide on a school anytime soon, but he did release a top five that included the Wolverines. Now it appears that him and his family are making plans on official visits for the upcoming college football season.
Masina's top five is Arizona State, Michigan, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin. 247's Barton Simmons spoke with Masina's mother to see where each school stands official visit wise. (FREE)
Brady Hoke is eyeing three different possibilities for Masina's visit: September 20th against Utah, October 11 against Penn State or a post-season visit.
Utah seems like a likely option seeing as he is from the state, but we will see what happens.
Darian Roseboro Scores Two Touchdowns in Scrimmage
Just because a guy is big doesn't mean he can't flash some quickness from time to time, right?
Four-star defensive end Darian Roseboro (Lincolnton, NC) will certainly be strictly a defensive player when he hits a college campus, but he also plays some fullback and running back for his high school team.
In a scrimmage this week, Roseboro scored two touchdowns, one from 60 yards out and one from 10 yards.
Roseboro is set to make his college decision on Aug. 29, where Michigan looks to be the heavy favorite. Of course, anything can happen, but I feel pretty comfortable saying the faster-than-he-looks defensive lineman will be a member of the 2015 recruiting class.
Roster Turnover Less Under Brady Hoke
Michigan fans can be very tough on head coach Brady Hoke at times, but he has certainly improved the program from where it was four years ago in terms of attrition and keeping the roster mostly in tact.
Earlier this year, MLive's Nick Baumgartner wrote an article about how only 7 of 27 players from Michigan's 2010 recruiting class have finished or will finish their careers at the school. That's nearly 15 percent less than the next closest school. When pointing out lack of senior leadership last season and going forward, that seems like a big reason to point to.
Hoke has been dealt a tough hand in turning the program around, but since his first full recruiting class in 2012, only one player has left the program: linebacker Kaleb Ringer, who was a three-star prospect coming out of high school.
The wins on the field certainly have to come soon, but in terms of keeping a roster intact, Hoke has done a very nice job and the depth he has built should start to pay off this year and moving forward.
Another 2015 Recruiting Class Prediction
Many of you know I've been taking a stab at predicting the 2015 class on my other website, The Big House Report, but I am not the only one who has tried to map out the rest of the cycle.
247's Steve Lorenz put together his latest 2015 class prediction, which can be found here. ($)
It looks pretty similar to my most recent recruiting class best-guess piece, so it's good to know I am not too off base here. Though, with a second straight year of an abbreviated class, things are somewhat easy to project given the way the process shaken out.
That's it for Friday. Enjoy your weekend and check back in Monday for the latest in Michigan football recruiting.
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