The BBQ at the Big House was another success for the Michigan Wolverines when it comes to the recruiting trail. It has always been a positive outing for prospects.
Fun fact: The event was actually started by former coach Rich Rodriguez. That does not get talked about enough, and he deserves props for that.
Anyways, let's put a bow on this thing.
A Commitment From Sir
The biggest news to come out of the day was the commitment of three-star 2016 cornerback Sir Patrick Scott (Upper Marlboro, Maryland), who was in attendance at the BBQ.
Many were unsure of what his status was and if he was a take or not, but the staff determined that he was and now he is Michigan's most recent member of the class.
Following his commitment, we took a look at what he brings to the program: (FREE)
What immediately stands out about Scott is his length. He stands at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds and definitely has room to pack on muscle to his wiry frame.
Scott looks comfortable in both man and zone coverage schemes and has the ability to keep up with the best that wide receivers throw at him.
Michigan has been looking for bigger, physical corners that can hold up in press coverage, which makes Scott a very good fit in DJ Durkin's defense. He is good at using the sideline as an extra defender. In terms of his tackling, he could use a bit of work there.
Scott also could end up being a safety before it is all said and done.
If he is able to get stronger and faster, he should be a solid contributor to the secondary rotation in time.
The Reviews Are In
Following the event, I spoke to a few of the younger recruits in attendance, who seemed to love the visit and took quite a bit away from it.
2019 LB Tyrece Woods tells me he bonded really well with Jim Harbaugh and DJ Durkin at the BBQ. Also 2017 LB Josh Ross, a former teammate.— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) August 2, 2015
'19 QB Sam Johnson (@SJ3_theFuture) said that Jim Harbaugh gave him the nickname "The Freak." Also said the staff is watching closely.— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) August 2, 2015
Sam will only be a freshman this upcoming season at Southfield HS , but Harbaugh already has advice for him. pic.twitter.com/WpFKVmvlvz— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) August 2, 2015
'18 DB Kalon Gervin, now at King HS, was part of the group that crashed the wedding. Said he bonded with LaVert Hill, Corley and more.— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) August 2, 2015
Crashed a wedding, you say? More on that shortly.
The BBQ in Pictures
Sometimes, the best way to recap something is by showing it in color.
Check out our Tweetcap of the scavenger hunt at the BBQ, titled the "Amaizing Quest," which includes pictures of the wedding crashers, the offensive lineman up to all kinds of hi-jinks and more.
Chris Brown narrows down his list
In non-BBQ related news, three-star 2016 safety Chris Brown (Houston, Texas) took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal his top six schools.
MY TOP SCHOOLS ✨ pic.twitter.com/7PsH2IlW4i— Chris Brown (@chrissoo_valid) August 2, 2015
Texas is still the favorite here, but Michigan is certainly still in the mix.