Garrett Taylor to undergo surgery for torn ACL Thursday
One of the future Michigan Wolverines was dealt a big blow earlier this week, as four-star 2015 defensive back commit Garrett Taylor (Richmond, VA) told ESPN's Tom VanHaaren that he tore his ACL in practice and will undergo surgery on Thursday.
Taylor, who is a four-star prospect, is the tenth ranked corner in the class of 2015, according to 247's Composite Rankings. Anytime a player is forced to miss his final year of high school football, it is tough to see happen.
He did not look like a candidate to enroll early and ACL injuries are much easier to heal from today than they used to be. Also, there seems to be something in the water in Ann Arbor that allows players to bounce back quickly from these types of injuries.
All kidding aside, Taylor should be able to make a fairly successful recovery from this and could even be a possible redshirt candidate going into next season. Time will tell what the injury does to his chances at early playing time.
Right after his commitment back in March, The Big House Report's David Mormino did a profile on Taylor, highlight some of the essential info about him and giving a brief scouting report. That profile can be found here. (FREE)
Matt Falcon could possibly visit this weekend
One of the top prospects in the state of Michigan for the 2016 class could potentially be visiting for this weekend's season opener against Appalachian State.
Four-star running back Matt Falcon (Southfield, MI) tells 247's Steve Lorenz that he is thinking about making the short trip to Ann Arbor to visit the University of Michigan. (FREE)
"I'm looking to get up there, but haven't talked to my parents about it yet. Nothing is set, and I'm focused on my game on Friday." Falcon said.
Interest in Falcon has picked up recently among the Wolverines and their rivals. He holds an offer from Ohio State, but Michigan and Michigan State have started to turn up the heat on him a bit lately as well.
Falcon missed all of the 2013 season after tearing his ACL last summer, which slowed down the recruiting process a bit for him. With him looking healthy and ready to go for 2014, look for his stock to jump a bit throughout the season.
Thiyo Lukusa looking to make it to Michigan this season
Another one of Michigan's top 2016 in-state prospects has shown interest in making the trip to Ann Arbor, as well.
Four-star offensive lineman Thiyo Lukusa (Traverse City, MI) is a guy that has been on Michigan's radar for quite some time and it looks like he will try and make it to a game for a visit sometime this season, he tells 247's Bill Kurelic. (FREE)
“I’ll get to games at Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State,” Lukusa said. “I’ll go to the Michigan-Michigan State game and the Michigan-Ohio State game for sure. I also want to get to a game in Madison (Wis.).”
The Spartans will provide stiff competition for his services, as well as the Buckeyes, but Lukusa has looked like a Michigan-bound player for awhile now. Obviously it is still early, but as of today things are looking good for the Wolverines.
Alex Malzone releases latest scrimmage footage
By now, we are all aware of the kind of player that the Wolverines are getting off the field in four-star 2015 quarterback commit Alex Malzone (Bloomfield Hills, MI), but we finally have some of the latest film on what he brings to the table with his skill set.
Malzone released his highlights from a recent scrimmage, where he shows off improved footwork and much more of a pocket presence than we have seen before. This film can be found here. (FREE)
Something else to look out for in this clip is the player wearing the number-one jersey, who is three-star receiver Grant Perry (Bloomfield Hills, MI), who has had some contact with Michigan and is working his tail off for a scholarship offer from the Wolverines. He has a good showing in this particular set of clips.
That's it for Wednesday. Check back in Friday with us for the latest in Michigan football recruiting.
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