There were several 2016 and 2017 recruits on hand for Michigan's dominating win over Rutgers, including 2016 tight end commit Sean McKeon (Dudley, MA) and 2016 defensive tackle prospect Chris Daniels (Euless, TX).
Per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 ($), McKeon's official visit on Saturday exceeded his already high expectations. The three-star commit commented on the gameday atmosphere of the Big House and Ann Arbor, as well as his experience observing current TE Jake Butt play on the field.
This visit for McKeon was especially exciting, as he announced that he will be enrolling early at the university, moving in as soon as early January. This will give McKeon ample time to learn the offense and become familiar and comfortable with the team and coaching staff.
McKeon is the 47th-ranked tight end in the 2016 cycle and second in the state of Massachusetts.
Along with McKeon, perhaps the most notable name on the recruiting visitors list was that of four-star DT Chris Daniels. According to Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 ($), while Daniels appears to like Michigan a lot and enjoyed his trip to Ann Arbor, his lips are tight at this point as to which universities are currently at the top of his list.
Daniels plans to make a decision prior to December 18th, before which he has one official visit scheduled with Oklahoma.
In addition to these individuals, 2017 three-star athlete Antjuan Simmons also payed a visit to the Big House on Saturday. The Wolverines offered the Pioneer HS (Ann Arbor) recruit last week.
Simmons commented on how he felt comfortable with the coaching staff, along with how they treated him as a priority throughout the duration of his visit. He also spoke about the bright future for Michigan football.
As of now, the Wolverines offer to Simmons is as an athlete, as he is skilled at several positions including linebacker, safety, and running back.
He is ranked ninth in the state of Michigan per the 247Composite.
Michigan Offers 2016 TE/OLB as PWO
Per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 (FREE), the Wolverines have offered 2016 tight end/outside linebacker Dane Drobocky (Bowling Green, KY) as a preferred walk-on. He tweeted on Monday morning that he has committed to Michigan.
Drobocky (6-4, 210) visited Ann Arbor this past weekend for the game against Rutgers.
He has recorded 31 catches for 386 yards (12.5 yards per catch) and six touchdowns during his high school career, according to Max Preps.
Check out his junior year highlights here:
Two Additional 2016 Athletes Receive PWO Offer from the Wolverines
Along with Drobocky, Michigan offered two more 2016 prospects as preferred walk-ons on Tuesday night in center Derek Lomax (Hammonton, NJ) and outside linebacker and defensive end Cade Smith (Pleasanton, TX).
Per their Twitter pages:
Both athletes hold two-star rankings, with Lomax's from 247Sports and Smith's from Scout.
2016 No. 1 Overall Prospect Gives Latest Info on Upcoming Visits, Status with Michigan
Following senior night for Paramus Catholic (NJ) HS, The Michigan Insider at Scout.com (FREE) snagged a postgame interview with five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary.
During this interview, Gary stated that he plans on taking three more official visits this season, including Ole Miss for their game against LSU, Auburn for the Iron Bowl, and USC in mid-January.
When asked about his status with Michigan, Gary stated that he is still "wide open" and that we will know his decision when he commits. Gary also mentioned that he speaks with current Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers a bit, though it is limited due to their respective schedules. He plans to speak with him more in the future, however.
As far as other potential suitors? Gary mentioned Georgia, Clemson, and Alabama as possible landing spots.
Michigan 3* DE Commit Releases Season Statistics
On Monday, Michigan 2016 three-star defensive end commit Rashad Weaver (Fort Lauderdale, FL) released his season statistics, per his Twitter page.
Not bad, huh?
Here is the highlight reel from one of his more impressive games of the season, where he recorded one sack, eight TFL, and one blocked punt:
ICYMI: 4* DE Carlo Kemp Chooses Michigan Over Notre Dame
On Sunday afternoon, four-star 2016 defensive end Carlo Kemp (Boulder, CO) called Coach Harbaugh in a phone conversation that ended with a commitment to the Wolverines from the athlete and a cartwheel from the Michigan playcaller.
Kemp is ranked as the 14th defensive end in the 2016 cycle and first in the state of Colorado, per the 247Composite.
Kemp plans on graduating from Fairview HS in December in order to enroll early at Michigan.
Click here to read an in-depth analysis on what Kemp will bring to the table for next year's team.