Decisions Coming Soon for Two Michigan Targets
‘Tis the season for not only satellite camps, but also early decisions for those in the 2017 cycle. Two of Michigan's top targets are set to announce their college choices in the near future, and Maize ‘n Brew has you covered with all of the information you need regarding these announcements.
2017 4* DE Luiji Vilain
2017 four-star weak-side defensive end Luiji Vilain informed Steve Wiltfong of Wolverine247 (FREE) that he will announce his college decision on Sunday, June 12. The athlete also took to Twitter to make his announcement.
I will be announcing my commitment JUNE 12th in Ottawa #USC #VTech #Michigan— ⭐Luiji Vilain⭐ (@luiji_v) May 31, 2016
Michigan, USC and Virginia Tech are Vilain's three finalists, as he is a native of Virginia. He visited the Wolverines back on May 21, his last visit before his decision. The Crystal Ball is currently in favor of Michigan landing the athlete.
Per the 247Composite, Vilain is the 7th-ranked DE in his class and the third overall athlete in VA.
2017 4* DE Corey Malone-Hatcher
2017 four-star DE Corey Malone-Hatcher will make his college decision this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. according to Steve Wiltfong of Wolverine247 (FREE). Michigan is currently the top contender per the Crystal Ball, but also in the mix are Alabama, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others.
Top schools: I will be announcing my commitment on Thursday @ 3:30pm at SJHS. Thanks to all that recruited me pic.twitter.com/E6SA0k59Du— corey malone-hatcher (@CMH2017) May 31, 2016
He is the 16th-ranked DE in the 2017 cycle and sixth overall in Michigan, as he is a native of St. Joseph. Hatcher last visited the Wolverines back on April 1, an unofficial visit.
Michigan Kicks Off Satellite Camps
Per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 (FREE), the Wolverines satellite camp extravaganza is officially underway. Assistant coaches Jay Harbaugh and Chris Patridge are manning the camp from Australia this week, with other members of the staff (and Coach Harbaugh more than likely) in Naperville (IL) this past Tuesday. They are expected to travel to Indianapolis, specifically Bishop Chatard HS, on Wednesday.
Over the weekend, Jay Harbaugh tweeted the following:
Me and my road dog @CoachCPartridge about to go wheels up! ✈️ #WorldwideWolverines pic.twitter.com/lncfmew7j8— Jay Harbaugh (@JayHarbaugh) May 28, 2016
2018 4* DT Includes Michigan in Top Six
Per our very own Evan Petzold, 2018 four-star defensive tackle Robert Cooper (GA) has included Michigan in his list of top six schools. Click here for the complete list of schools and more on Cooper.
The athlete is the 11th-ranked DT in the 2018 class and 8th overall in Georgia, per the 247Composite. Michigan offered Cooper on Monday, per the athlete's Twitter page.
Grateful to recieve an offer from The University of Michigan 〽️ #BigHouse #GoBlue @IU_Coop42 @KippLAdams pic.twitter.com/BjyM0qCAfc— Robert Cooper (@trenchmonster_) May 30, 2016