U-M Offer: McKinney (Tex.) 2017 Offensive Guard
Tyrese Robinson has locked up the southwestern United States quickly, collecting offers from Auburn Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Texas, among others.
But it's now Michigan's turn to throw their hat in the pile, being the first team from the Big Ten to offer the No. 4 ranked junior offensive guard by Rivals.com.
Robinson has yet to unofficially visit a school since his recruitment opened up, but that could change since he's in the double-digit mark in offers in less than a year's span.
U-M Commit A Finalist For U.S. Army Player Of The Year Award
Brandon Peters is one of six senior recruits to be named a finalist for the U.S. Army Player of the Year award, along with defensive tackle Derrick Brown, wide receiver Donnie Corley, quarterback Jacob Eason, wide receiver Simi Fehoko and quarterback Shea Patterson.
The winner will be announced on Jan. 8, a day before the U.S. Army All-American Bowl kicks off in San Antonio, Texas. Peters will be a representative of the East team with fellow Michigan commit and offensive tackle Michael Onwemu.
Peters finished his final year with 3,103 yards passing with 37 touchdowns through the air.
Latest On Five-Star IMG Academy (Fla.) Tight End
Steve Lorenz of 247Sports spoke with a source who has direct knowledge to Isaac Nauta's recruitment, which according to the source, has both Georgia and Michigan at the top of the list.
The dark cloud though hanging over the Wolverines at the moment is that the Bulldogs are the hometown team, residing just under 50 miles from Nauta's home of Buford (Ga.)
However, the No. 1 ranked senior tight end in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, does have family ties in the state of Michigan. The Wolverines also have an advantage when it comes to their offensive scheme, effectively utilizing their tight ends, highlighted by Jake Butt.
Alabama, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss are also in the running for Nauta's services.
Partridge Will Not Follow D.J. Durkin
D.J. Durkin has accepted the head coaching job at Maryland, which was officially announced on Wednesday.
One of his first priorities was to steal key assistants from the Michigan coaching staff, beginning with recruiting coordinator Chris Partridge.
Harbaugh and company wouldn't let that happen, considering the impact Partridge has brought since joining the staff this season, creating a pipeline for east coast recruits in the state of New Jersey and the surrounding areas.
Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports reported on Thursday that Partridge will remain at Michigan, who will coach the linebackers for the team's upcoming bowl game.