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Michigan misses on 5-star prospect Devontae Dobbs
Belleville (Mich.) 2019 5-star tackle Devontae Dobbs released his top 8 on May 25. Dobbs, who is the 10th-best player in the nation according to the 247Sports composite rankings, did not include Michigan on his list.
I am truly blessed to be put in this position. I want to thank all of the coaches that offered me a full scholarship. However, at this time I will be focusing on the 8 schools listed below. pic.twitter.com/ufgBJWXRTw
— Devontae Dobbs (@Devontae_Dobbs) May 26, 2018
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive lineman included USC, Georgia, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Clemson, Auburn, Florida State and Ohio State. The exclusion of Michigan shouldn’t be a surprise, given what Dobbs told Land of 10’s Ryan Donnelly in April.
“[Michigan doesn’t] really recruit in-state players early on,” Dobbs said. “They offered me my freshman year and then they didn’t recruit me until my junior year. Just a really shaky relationship there.”
Dobbs is the No. 2-ranked player in Michigan, behind Grand Rapids East Kentwood 5-star tackle Logan Brown, who is committed to Wisconsin.
With Dobbs out of the picture, Michigan could miss out on the top 3 in-state recruits in this class. Four-star cornerback Julian Barnett, the No. 3 player, is a Michigan State commit.
The fourth player on the list is 4-star defensive tackle Mazi Smith, who is Brown’s prep teammate and is the most likely of the top 4 to attend school in Ann Arbor.
Michigan’s Pep Hamilton sees 2020 QB Parker McQuarrie throw
Weare (N.H.) John Stark Regional 2020 pro-style quarterback Parker McQuarrie received a visit from Michigan passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton on May 23.
“It was set up by the Michigan coach and Saint Paul’s (Concord, N.H.) coach, which is the high school I am still unsure if I am attending next year,” McQuarrie said. “Michigan just wanted to see me throw and check out my mechanics. Everything went well.”
Hamilton recorded the entire session on his iPhone, and McQuarrie believes it was sent to coach Jim Harbaugh.
“I think [Hamilton] liked it, but he didn’t say much,” said McQuarrie, who already has been offered by Michigan.
Along with watching him throw, Hamilton invited McQuarrie to visit the Wolverines on June 18. The young quarterback accepted.
“I feel pretty good [about Michigan],” he said. “Recruiting has been good as well. A few schools have been wanting to see me throw and there’s been more Twitter activity.”
North Carolina, Washington Notre Dame, Rutgers, Penn State and a couple others have contacted McQuarrie about camp invites. Florida State is also interested but did not extend a camp invite yet.
Ohio State watched him throw a week ago, and he is considering the Buckeyes.
The pro-style quarterback believes he could commit to Michigan as soon as this summer after he takes an unofficial visit. When the feeling is right, he will announce.
“Michigan offering so soon could play into me committing pretty early,” he said. “I’m still going to see my other options. If I seem to be really interested in Michigan off a visit, I might commit to them pretty soon. For now, I’m going to lay back and see my options.
“If I visit there and I’m devoted, that could lead to a commitment. Michigan will be put ahead of any school that offers because they offered me first.”
Michigan makes top 7 for 2019 WR Tre Mosley
West Bloomfield (Mich.) 2019 3-star wide receiver Tre Mosley earned an offer from Michigan on Feb. 2 and put the Wolverines in his top 7 on May 24.
Along with Michigan, Mosley included Cincinnati, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Purdue.
LET YOUR FAITH BE BIGGER THAN YOUR FEARS. pic.twitter.com/jo5U6GhAtI
— IceTre❄️¹ᵏ (@Tremosley7) May 24, 2018
In the 2017 season, Mosley caught 55 passes for 1,030 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Mosley’s next visit is to Michigan State on June 5, according to 247Sports’ Sean Scherer. He enjoys the relationships he has with the staff in East Lansing.
Mosley has visited Michigan with his teammate, 4-star linebacker Lance Dixon, on multiple occasions.
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