Recruiting Profile: 2015 RB signee Karan Higdon
Posted Feb. 6, 2015 by Alex
|Karan Higdon – RB | 5-10, 190 | Sarasota, Fla. – Riverview|
|ESPN: 3-star, #70 RB||Rivals: 3-star, #45 RB||247: 4-star, #29 RB||Scout: 3-star, #84 RB|
|Other top offers: Iowa, Arizona, Tennessee, Arkansas, Syracuse, South Florida, Kentucky, Nevada|
One of the first commits flipped to Michigan on National Signing Day, Karan Higdon swapped Hawkeye black and gold for the maize and blue of Michigan in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The diminutive running back out of Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla. offers eye-brow raising athleticism to a Michigan backfield that is stocked with powerful runners the likes of Derrick Green, Ty Isaac, De’Veon Smith, and possibly Drake Johnson. Higdon brings a different dimension to the Wolverines’ stable of backs, but may not have the overall ability to make much a difference in his collegiate career.
Recruiting Profile: 2015 QB commit Zach Gentry
Posted Jan. 30, 2015 by Alex
|Zach Gentry – QB | 6-7, 230 | Albuquerque, N.M. – Eldorado|
|ESPN: 4-star, #9 Pro-QB, 83 rating||Rivals: 4-star, #4 Pro-QB||247: 3-star, #16 Pro-QB||Scout: 4-star, #19 QB|
|Other top offers: Alabama, Texas, Baylor, TCU, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Nebraska, Penn State|
Jim Harbaugh’s second commit as head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, Zach Gentry, is a well-regarded recruit, in large part because of his prodigious size and potential upside. Gentry was previously committed to Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns, dating back to May of 2014, before decommitting earlier this month and committing to Wolverines on his official visit last weekend. Michigan was desperate at the quarterback position coming into this offseason, and now has early enrollee Alex Malzone and the newly committed Gentry appearing to be battling for the starting spot this fall, assuming Shane Morris doesn’t have a miraculous improvement this spring.
Recruiting Profile: 2015 CB Iman Marshall
Posted Jan. 23, 2015 by Alex
|Iman Marshall – CB | 6’2?, 190 | Long Beach, Calif. – Long Beach Poly|
|ESPN: 5-star, #1 CB, 92 grade||Rivals: 5-star, #1 CB, #3 nat||247: 5-star, #1 CB, #5 nat||Scout: 5-star, #1 CB|
|Other top offers: USC, Alabama, FSU, Oregon, LSU, UCLA, Auburn, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Miami, ND|
One of the most talented and impressive physical specimens being recruited at the cornerback position this season, Long Beach Poly’s Iman Marshall looks to be Michigan’s number one quarry this winter. Marshall has yet to commit to any team thus far, but has either visited or has visits scheduled with Notre Dame, Florida State, LSU, Oregon, and Michigan, with USC also having mutual interest. Marshall sported the vaunted No. 2 jersey during his visit to Ann Arbor this past week, and could have a similar impact to Charles Woodson given the tools he would bring to Michigan if he does indeed commit to the Wolverines.
Recruiting Profile: 2015 TE Chris Clark
Posted January 16, 2015 by Alex
|Chris Clark – TE | 6’6″, 247 | Avon, Conn. – Avon Old Farms|
|ESPN: 4-star, #4 TE, 83 grade||Rivals: 4-star, #1 TE||247: 4-star, #2 TE||Scout: 5-star, #1 TE|
|Other top offers: UCLA, Alabama, Auburn, FSU, Georgia, Ohio State, Miami, South Carolina, USC|
One of the top prospects that Michigan’s staff and fans have their eyes on is tight end Chris Clark from Avon, Connecticut. The imposing Clark was formerly committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels before decommitting and committing to Michigan, where he once again decommitted and opened up his options once more. Michigan is still considered one of the top schools in the running to win Clark back, but is still currently being wooed by UCLA, Texas, USC, and North Carolina, in addition to receiving offers from many of the top schools in the country. Let’s look into what traits Clark presents and how he could make an impact wearing the winged helmet.