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Top prospects camp at Michigan
Just call this Monday camp day in Ann Arbor.
During the morning, the Big Man Camp was in session, followed by the Prospect All-Position camp, run by coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff, in the afternoon.
A few of the top players in attendance included:
- Columbus (Ohio) St. Francis De Sales 2019 4-star DT Rodas Johnson
- Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy 2019 3-star DE David Ojabo
- Fairfield (Ohio) 2019 3-star TE Erick All
- Columbus (Ohio) St. Francis De Sales 2019 3-star S Joey Velazquez
- Grand Rapids (Mich.) East Kentwood 2020 4-star DE Bryce Mostella
- Dublin (Ohio) Coffman 2020 4-star ATH Michael Drennen II
- Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral 2020 4-star RB Darvon Hubbard
- Grand Rapids (Mich.) East Kentwood 2020 3-star G Dallas Fincher
- Port Huron (Mich.) Northern 2020 3-star DE Braiden McGregor
- Pickerington (Ohio) 2021 DE Jack Sawyer
- Detroit Cass Technical 2021 C Raheem Anderson
Louisville (Ky.) Butler Traditional 2019 3-star wide receiver Demontae Crumes was planning to be in attendance but was unable to make it.
“I plan to take official visits soon,” Crumes said. “Michigan and Michigan State made the list. I’m still discussing the other schools and when I will take the visits.”
During the camps, Michigan extended offers to Detroit (Mich.) Belleville 2019 2-star defensive end Tyrece Woods, Avon (Conn.) Old Farms 2021 wide receiver and linebacker James Wilborn Jr., Harper Woods (Mich.) 2021 offensive guard Davion Weatherspoon and Canadian 2020 linebacker and defensive end Kenny Mestidor.
2020 OT Anton Harrison ‘balled out’ at camp to receive Michigan offer
Lately, Archbishop Carroll in Washington, D.C., has been a hotbed for Michigan coaches, mainly to check out 2020 4-star tackle Anton Harrison.
“I’ve spoken to Michigan before when they came to visit my school,” Harrison said. “They told me they had interest in me and wanted to see me perform in person.”
Since the Wolverines were interested in Harrison, he decided to attend the Howard University football camp, which featured some of the Michigan staff.
“At the Howard camp, I balled out and received an offer from the Wolverines,” he said.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound offensive lineman has a number of offers, including from Boston College, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.
Harrison said he does not know much about Michigan. To learn more, he is planning to get on campus in Ann Arbor, he said.
“I got to get down there and see what I like,” he said about Michigan. “I want to visit as soon as possible because time is going by fast and it’s to the point where I really need to think about what schools are at the top.
“I want to learn about the school, the coaches, history, team and players.”
The 4-star 2020 prospect recently visited North Carolina. He said he will take trips to Ohio State and Penn State soon but does not have a timetable set for a commitment.
Harrison is ranked No. 110 in the nation, No. 18 at his position and No. 5 in Washington D.C., according to 247Sports.
2021 G Weston Franklin had ‘big smile’ after Michigan offer
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh invited Jesup (Ga.) Wayne County 2021 guard Weston Frankin to camp in Ann Arbor. To avoid the long drive north, he ended up at Georgia’s Mercer University for a camp.
Harbaugh was there.
“My head coach talked to Coach Harbaugh while I was competing in the camp,” Franklin said. “After the camp was over, I went and talked to Coach Harbaugh and he wanted me to come up to one of his camps, so I told him I’d try my best to do so.”
After leaving the Mercer camp, Franklin and his father stopped to eat. At the table, the Franklin family received an exciting text from his coach, Ken Cribb.
“While we were sitting at the table, my coach texted my father,” Franklin said. “He read the text aloud and it said Michigan wanted to offer me a scholarship.
“It felt great. I had a big smile. I felt that hard work was paying off. I know I still have to get better at what I do.”
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound player has offers to play for Michigan, South Carolina and Southern Miss.
“I’m not really sure how interested I am in Michigan,” he said. “I would like to go for a visit sometime before my senior year.”
Franklin said he will take a visit to Texas A&M and will attend the Paradise Camp at Miami on July 16.
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