Monday, July 17, 2017

Michigan Monday: Plays The Recruiting Name Game

Many of us remember the 2017 instate LB recruit David Reese.  He was committed to the Wolverines for a long time and wanted to enroll early.  Coach Harbaugh told David and his family that they didn't have room for him to enroll in January and David decided to open up his recruitment and committed to Florida.  David played as a true freshman and will get reunited with his friends from Michigan in Dallas in a couple of months. 

Now Michigan is recruiting another David Reese in the 2018 class.   You guessed it, this David Reese lives in Florida and plays LB.   David is being recruiting by Don Brown.   

  • If you Google or Bing the name Michael Thompson, you will get the former NBA basketball player and a Guitarist.  Neither of these guys are interesting to Jimmy and Don Brown.   The Michael Thompson they are interested in, is a 4 star DT from St. Louis where Michigan just made his top 5 with Ohio State, Alabama, Missouri, and LSU.    Michael will visit Ann Arbor later this month.

  • IL TE Luke Ford is visiting Ann Arbor this weekend.   Is there a better place for a Ford then in the State of Michigan?

  • CJ Smith a former 2018 Safety commit to Florida has recently re-opened his recruitment and lists Michigan in his top 5 with Oregon, Louisville, South Carolina and Oklahoma.

  • TE Jeremy Ruckert is announcing this afternoon and has Michigan in his final group with OSU, ND, and Wisconsin.   Insiders predict and agree its an OSU decision.

  • Remember the name Michael Johnson Jr.?  He is the 2019 4 star QB that Jimmy got a ton of press for trying to hire his father.  Dad ended up at Oregon and Jimmy offered the son last week.  Jr. is saying he is open to playing at other schools. 

  • Remember the name Rutger Reitmaier?  He was a 2017 DT recruit that Brady Hoke convinced to play at Oregon.  He is leaving the Ducks program and now might head to Tennessee to play for the former Michigan head man.

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