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September 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  FOOTBALL RECRUITING 62 THE WOLVERINE SEPTEMBER 2016 the Jordan tent that was set up. We had a really nice time." A COUPLE OF NEW OFFERS Two other youngsters picked up of‑ fers from Michigan while at the BBQ. Belleville (Mich.) High offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs is now up to 13 offers after reeling one in from U‑M. The 6‑4, 270‑pound sophomore has been on the staff's radar since last fall when he was the starting left tackle for Belleville as a freshman. At that time, he didn't have any offers, but the Michigan coaches were well aware of him. Dobbs is going to have many more than 13 options by the time his prep career is over. Auburn, Florida, Michi‑ gan State, Missouri, Ohio State, Penn State and Tennessee, among others, have already seen enough out of him to extend a scholarship. Kentwood (Mich.) East Kentwood sophomore offensive tackle Logan Brown, a 6‑6, 270‑pounder, also im‑ pressed the coaches enough in per‑ son to be tendered. Brown grew up a Michigan fan and is excited to have U‑M as an option along with his offers from Akron, Central Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. "I really love U‑M," he said. "I grew up going to the games, and I really enjoy it there.". Even though he spent the entire day on campus for the BBQ, Brown is plan‑ ning several return trips for this fall. "I'll be back at Michigan three times this fall," he said. "I'll be at the Penn State and Wisconsin games for sure." Michigan seems to be in good shape with Brown, but teams like Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan State are also high on his list. The BBQ has generated commit‑ ments in the past, and while it techni‑ cally didn't until two days later with Hudson, it was a roaring success. Multiple five‑star prospects came away higher on Michigan than whey they arrived. Commits had a chance to bond and put in work as future Wolverines. The hashtag #A2BBQ16 was trend‑ ing on Twitter, and U‑M campus and Ann Arbor geofilters were used on Snapchat. That buzz, coupled with what the coaches and players sold during the BBQ, made it a massive success. ❏ All rankings are from Rivals unless otherwise indicated Aaron Banks OT 2017 El Cerrito, Calif. Offered No. 14 offensive tackle and No. 96 overall player in country Henry Bainvalu OT 2017 Sammamish, Wash. Offered Four-star prospect and No. 29 offensive tackle in land Toryque Bateman OT 2017 Gadsden, Ala. Offered Three-star talent and nation's No. 59 offensive tackle Tarik Black WR 2017 Cheshire, Conn. Offered Nation's No. 21 wideout and No. 151 overall prospect Nico Collins WR 2017 Pinson, Ala. Offered Five-star talent, and country's No. 4 wide receiver and No. 21 overall player A.J. Dillon RB 2017 Groton, Mass. Commit Four-star player and country's No. 17 running back Najee Harris RB 2017 Antioch, Calif. Offered Nation's top running back and No. 2 overall prospect. Darnay Holmes CB 2017 Calabasas, Calif. Offered No. 3 cornerback and No. 15 overall player in nation Joel Honigford OT 2017 Sugarcreek, Ohio Commit Three-star player and country's No. 46 offensive tackle James Hudson DE 2017 Toledo, Ohio Commit** Nation's No. 8 strongside defensive end and No. 229 overall player Will Ignont LB 2017 New Market, Ala. Offered No. 5 inside linebacker and No. 114 prospect nationally Deron Irvin-Bey DE 2017 Flint, Mich. Offered No. 19 strongside defensive end in the land Corey Malone-Hatcher DE 2017 Saint Joseph, Mich. Commit No. 14 strongside defensive end nationally Ben Mason LB 2017 Sandy Hook, Conn. Commit 247Sports's No. 30 inside linebacker in the land Oliver Martin WR 2017 Iowa City, Iowa Offered 247Sports' No. 10 wide receiver and No. 67 overall player in the country Phillip Paea DT 2017 Berrien Springs, Mich. Commit Three-star prospect and nation's No. 16 offensive guard Jaylen Kelly-Powell S 2017 Detroit Offered Three-star prospect and No. 27 safety in the land Donovan Peoples-Jones WR 2017 Detroit Offered Nation's No. 2 wide receiver and No. 11 overall prospect Joshua Ross LB 2017 Orchard Lake, Mich. Commit Country's No. 12 inside linebacker and No. 206 overall player O'Maury Samuels RB 2017 Los Lunas, N.M. Commit Four-star talent and nation's No. 18 running back Jess Speight OT 2017 Richmond, Va. Offered 2015 Virginia Independent Schools Division I first-team all-state Andrew Stueber OT 2017 Darien, Conn. Commit Three-star player and nation's No. 64 offensive tackle Kurt Taylor RB 2017 Loganville, Ga. Commit 247Sports' No. 49 running back in the land Ambry Thomas CB 2017 Detroit Offered Country's No. 15 cornerback and No. 174 overall player Luiji Vilain DE 2017 Alexandria, Va. Commit Nation's No. 10 weakside defensive end and No. 180 overall player Isaiah Wilson OT 2017 Brooklyn, N.Y. Offered The country's top offensive tackle and No. 5 overall prospect Kolin Demens LB 2018 Beverly Hills, Mich. Offered No. 19 outside linebacker in the junior class Kalon Gervin CB 2018 Detroit Offered No. 9 cornerback and No. 83 player in class of 2018 Jesse Luketa LB 2018 Erie, Pa. Unoffered Three-star talent Patrick Lupro CB 2018 Belleville, Mich. Unoffered Unrated as of mid-August Sammy Obiang DT 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Unoffered Unrated as of mid-August Davion Williams WR 2018 Belleville, Mich. Unoffered Unrated as of mid-August Rivals has not released rankings for rising sophomores and freshmen Logan Brown OT 2019 Kentwood, Mich. Offered* Devontae Dobbs OT 2019 Belleville, Mich. Offered* Xavier Goldsmith CB 2019 Detroit Unoffered M.J. Griffin CB 2019 Belleville, Mich. Unoffered Jaren Mangham RB 2019 Detroit Unoffered Mazi Smith DT 2019 Kentwood, Mich. Unoffered Tyrece Woods LB 2019 Detroit Unoffered Abdur Rahmaan-Yaseen WR 2020 Walled Lake, Mich. Unoffered * Offered at the BBQ ** Committed two days after BBQ Prospects In Attendance

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