U-M Offer: Cincinnati (Ohio) 2017 Guard
Thanks to him attending several offseason camps, Matt Bockhorst's recruitment has soared to new heights, collecting offers from two teams in the Top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings, Michigan and Clemson, as well as Maryland and Penn State.
Bockhorst hasn't wasted any time in taking his available unofficial visits, traveling to both Happy Valley, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State since the second week of the regular season.
The 6-foot-5, 297 pounder could schedule an unofficial to Ann Arbor, but there hasn't been any indication that he'll do so.
Bockhorst is the No. 8 ranked junior offensive guard in the country by Rivals.com and No. 13 ranked overall in the state of Ohio, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Charles Woodson On Why He Chose U-M
So why did Ohio native @CWoodsonF choose @umichfootball over @OhioStFootball? #HesSmart https://t.co/tKgbApAeEC— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) November 25, 2015
Woodson idealized his older brother, a fellow football player back in his hometown of Fremont, Ohio, who was also a Michigan fan growing up in the late 80's.
That's how Woodson began following the Wolverines and started hating Ohio State. So when both schools came calling during his recruitment, he made it clear that he was a Michigan fan and there'd be no way that he could go to the Buckeyes.
Rashan Gary Recaps Ole Miss Official Visit
This past weekend marked the second of four officials for Gary, arguably the most sought after uncommitted recruit from the class of 2016, ranked No. 1 overall by the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
The Paramus, New Jersey, native, who officially visited Michigan back in late September, traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, this past weekend for an in-depth look at Ole Miss.
It was good. They took me to the room that I'd be staying in. It was cool. I had my own room and my own bathroom. That's not far from the classes so they're easy to get to.
I talked to a lot of people. I talked to coach Kiffin, coach Freeze, coach Wommack, and everybody on the staff. They preach family. With them and spending time around the players you can see that family. That's something they key on and something the players key on. Every player I asked they said the same thing.
Gary's next official visit won't be far east in Auburn, Alabama where his wish of seeing a big SEC battle will come true with the Iron Bowl next weekend, followed by Southern Cal on January 15.
Rivals.com reports that Alabama, Clemson Georgia and Notre Dame are in contention for Gary's fifth and final official. He's expected to verbally commit at the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Florida, on January 2.
Could U-M Land Desmond Fitzpatrick?
Teams have began to notice Fitzpatrick's availability since his decommittment from Louisville this past weekend, as seen by Washington State, who offered the Michigan based wide receiver the very next day.
He announced the decision on Twitter, stating that it's not fair to remain committed if his feelings have changed.
I have notified the coaches at the University of Louisville that I have de-committed and reopening my recruitment. pic.twitter.com/HbwFsrdh6x— Dez Fitzpatrick0⃣1⃣ (@dezfitz8) November 23, 2015
Fitzpatrick has made one official visit to Nebraska this season. He's unofficially visited Michigan, who has offered the No. 3 ranked senior wide receiver in the state, on multiple occasions earlier this year.
Other schools that have offered include Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest.