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J’Marick Woods sticks
Florence (Ala.) 3-star safety commit J’Marick Woods visited Arkansas and Mississippi State. Friday morning, Woods decided among the Razorbacks, Bulldogs and Wolverines, with three hats on the table and papers to sign to enroll in school in January.
As expected, Woods reaffirmed his commitment to Michigan. He let Landof10.com know, after his in-home visit from Michigan coaches Jim Harbaugh and Brian Smith on Wednesday, that the staff showing up had an impact on his final decision.
“Michigan just felt like the best place for me,” Woods said. “And I had that gut feeling.”
Woods has been committed since early spring.
As Michigan loses its two starting safeties in 2017, Woods could be in the two-deep rotation sooner than expected.
Michigan takes big visit to Tarik Black
Michigan is in a few competitions on the recruiting front this cycle. No decision will come sooner than that of Cheshire (Conn.) 4-star WR Tarik Black.
— Tarik Black (@LetmeRockk_) December 2, 2016
Michigan quarterbacks/wide receivers coach Jedd Fisch has visited 4-star WR Nico Collins from Pinson, Ala., already this week.
Black and Collins are among four remaining targets at the position – the others being 5-star Donovan Peoples-Jones and 4-star Oliver Martin.
Black is really close between the Wolverines and Crimson Tide right now, and things could go either way by most accounts.
But Michigan’s staff has been confident with its chances with Black since his official visit earlier this season.
He will announce his decision within the next two weeks, according to his Twitter account. The Wolverines remain the favorite, in my opinion.
Where Michigan’s 2017 class is ranked
No. 9 nationally by 247Sports. Notre Dame jumped Michigan a couple of weeks ago. Michigan is currently ahead of Florida State.
Who are Michigan’s top 2017 commitments?
- Valor Christian (Colo.) 4-star QB Dylan McCaffrey – No. 4 QB, No. 53 overall
- Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal 4-star DE Luiji Vilain – No. 8 WDE, No. 98 overall
- West Bloomfield (Mich.) Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 4-star LB Josh Ross – No. 10 LB, No. 213 overall
- Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage 4-star OT Kai-Leon Herbert – No. 27 OT, No. 247 overall
Who last committed to Michigan?
Detroit Cass Tech 4-star S Jaylen Kelly-Powell committed two weeks ago. Some names to look out for to commit next are Tarik Black and 4-star C Cesar Ruiz.
Who last decommitted from Michigan?
Michigan hasn’t had one in a while, but the last was Antwuan Johnson – a 2018 linebacker – in September.
Who are Michigan’s top uncommitted targets?
Two names stand out: Detroit Cass Tech 5-star WR Donovan Peoples-Jones and Antioch (Calif.) 5-star RB, and Alabama commit, Najee Harris.
Quarterback: 1 of 1
Running back: 3 of 3 (or 4)
Wide receiver: 0 of 4 (or 5)
Tight end: 0 of 0 (maybe 1)
Offensive line: 4 of 7 (maybe 8)
Defensive line: 6 of 8
Linebacker: 2 of 4 (maybe 5)
Safety: 2 of 2
Cornerback: 1 of 3 (maybe 4)
Michigan (5) – Josh Ross, Jaylen Kelly-Powell, Corey Malone-Hatcher, Phillip Paea and Ja’Raymond Hall.
Connecticut (2) – Andrew Stueber, Ben Mason.
Ohio (2) – James Hudson, Joel Honigford.
Alabama (1) – J’Marick Woods.
Canada (1) – Benjamin St-Juste.
Colorado (1) – Dylan McCaffrey.
Florida (1) – Kai-Leon Herbert.
Georgia (1) – Kurt Taylor.
Massachusetts (1) – A.J. Dillon.
New Mexico (1) – O’Maury Samuels.
Pennsylvania (1) – Donovan Jeter.
Rhode Island (1) – Kwity Paye.
All ratings are from 247Sports.com’s composite rating system, unless otherwise noted.
Brandon covers Michigan Wolverines recruiting, among other things, for Land of 10.
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