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December 2017

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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54 THE WOLVERINE DECEMBER 2017   FOOTBALL RECRUITING Quarterback Joe Milton, 6-5, 210, Orlando, Fla. (Olympia) Committed May 7, and will graduate and enroll early at Michigan. Checks in as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback and No. 106 overall prospect nationally. Kevin Doyle, 6-4, 210, Washington D.C. (St. John's College High) For a while it appeared like U-M would only take one quarterback in the 2018 class, but the three-star recruit picked up an offer and commit- ted almost on the spot. Running Back Hassan Haskins, 6-1, 207, Eureka, Mo. (Eureka) The two-star prospect earned his Michigan offer in mid-October and then came to Ann Arbor for an official visit for the Rutgers game. He committed to the Wolverines before heading back to Missouri. Christian Turner, 5-10, 180, Buford, Ga. (Buford) Pledged to Michigan in April and is as solid as can be. He has been ac- tive in recruiting others from Georgia and around the country, and plans to sign in the December signing period. Carries a three-star rating and is ranked as the No. 15 running back nationally. Wide Receiver Kamryn Babb, 6-1, 175, St. Louis (Christian Brothers College High) Tore his ACL during the early part of his senior season, but has re- mained one of Michigan's top targets at the position. He is considered the No. 34 wide receiver and No. 164 overall prospect nationally, but that could change because of his injury. Ja'Marr Chase, 6-2, 185, Metairie, La. (Rummel)* Decommitted from Florida once Jim McElwain was fired. Now, the 6-2, 185-pounder will be in Ann Arbor for an official visit for the Ohio State game. He is the No. 10 wide receiver and No. 50 overall prospect nationally. Michael Ezeike, 6-5, 210, Ontario, Calif. (Colony) He is quite high on Oregon and Texas A&M, but the Michigan offer grabbed his attention. He'll be in Ann Arbor in an official capacity for the Ohio State game and that could prove big. He is a four-star prospect and is considered the No. 47 wide receiver in the country. Chris Olave, 6-1, 170, San Marcos, Calif. (Mission Hills)* Another recent offeree, he will also visit Michigan in an official capac- ity, possibly for the Ohio State game. The Buckeyes, along with Utah and USC, are other serious players for the three-star's services. Dillon Spalding, 6-2, 210, Lorton, Va. (South County) Picked up an offer from U-M while in town for the Air Force game and is now seriously considering the Wolverines. He plans to make his decision sometime after his season and is down to U-M and West Virginia. He is rated as the No. 19 player in Virginia. Amon-Ra St. Brown, 6-1, 187, Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei) Every program in the nation would take the five-star and No. 1 receiver in the country, but it looks like he'll end up at USC, Stanford or Notre Dame. He has an older brother at both Stanford and Notre Dame, and a good friend and quarterback teammate in five-star J.T. Daniels committed to USC. He officially visited Michigan for the Michigan State game, but the Wolverines are probably behind the other three. Tight End Luke Ford, 6-7, 247, Carterville, Ill. (Carterville) The No. 1 tight end and No. 72 overall prospect in the nation visited Ann Arbor a couple of times in July and is still considering U-M. Most people think that the former Arkansas commit will end up at Alabama, but Texas, Auburn and Georgia are making a big push for him. Mustapha Muhammad, 6-5, 225, Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point) The country's No. 19 tight end made his decision Oct. 20, and it shocked no one when he threw on a Michigan hat. He's excited to be a part of Jim Harbaugh's tight end-friendly offense and thinks that the 2018 class will close out nicely. Luke Schoonmaker, 6-6, 229, Hamden, Conn. (Hamden Hall Coun- try Day School) He surprised many when he committed to Michigan because he never even reported an offer from U-M. The coaching staff evaluated the three- star at a satellite camp and offered him in June. The under-the-radar tight end committed to Michigan within two months and has not looked around at any other schools. Tommy Tremble, 6-4, 225, Norcross, Ga. (Wesleyan) With Schoonmaker in the fold and Muhammad leaning Blue for a while, it didn't look like U-M was going to offer any other tight ends in the 2018 class, but they did just that. The Georgia product is supposed to officially visit Michigan before making a decision. He is the No. 21 tight end in the country and the No. 47 player in Georgia. Offensive Line Jerome Carvin, 6-4, 305, Cordova, Tenn. (Cordova) Michigan offered the No. 20 offensive tackle in the country in the spring and gave him quite a bit of attention throughout the summer. Michigan's staff would definitely like to land another tackle or two, and he is one option. Daniel Faalele, 6-9, 390, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) The No. 23 offensive tackle in the country is tough to figure out. He definitely likes Michigan and may be in Ann Arbor for an official visit for the Ohio State game, but no one seems to know for sure. Georgia, Clem- son and possibly the Florida schools are also involved, but he doesn't talk to the media and is still figuring out just how good he can be on the field. He's ranked so highly purely because of his upside. Ryan Hayes, 6-7, 250, Traverse City, Mich. (West) The No. 51 offensive tackle in the country committed to Michigan in May without causing much of a stir. He was in Ann Arbor for Michigan's disappointing loss to Michigan State, but definitely isn't wavering. Jalen Mayfield, 6-5, 250, Grand Rapids, Mich. (Catholic Central) The No. 20 player in Michigan committed to the Wolverines in May, and he also isn't going anywhere. He plans to sign with U-M in Decem- ber and hasn't given any other schools a chance to recruit him, although programs like USC, Alabama and Ohio State are still trying. Jarrett Patterson, 6-5, 275, Mission Viejo, Calif. (Mission Viejo)* The Arizona State commit picked up his Michigan offer in late October and is seriously considering the Wolverines. The 6-5, 275-pounder is planning to officially visit Ann Arbor after the season and could be on flip watch during that trip. Nick Petit-Frere, 6-5, 265, Tampa, Fla. (Berkeley Prep) The No. 13 offensive tackle and No. 175 overall prospect nationally is one of Michigan's top overall targets regardless of position. He has very long arms and is an elite athlete at 6-5, 265 pounds. He doesn't have a top group yet but Michigan, Notre Dame, Auburn and Alabama are all vying for his services. 2018 Scholarship Offer Master List Rk. School Commits 1. Ohio State 18 2. Penn State 22 3. Miami (Fla.) 19 4. Texas 18 5. Oregon 23 6. Georgia 17 Rk. School Commits 7. Oklahoma 20 8. Notre Dame 19 9. Florida State 18 10. Florida 18 26. Michigan 15 RIVALS' 2018 TEAM RECRUITING RANKINGS As of Nov. 13

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