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2019 WR Demontae Crumes aims to visit Michigan in June
Louisville (Ky.) Butler Traditional 2019 3-star wide receiver Demontae Crumes is high on hometown schools Louisville and Kentucky. He also is considering Michigan after linebackers coach Al Washington extended an offer.
“Coach Washington came to my school and spoke with me and my coaches,” Crumes said. “He said the coaches liked my film, that I can play ball and that they wanted to offer me. I was happy because I met Coach [Jim] Harbaugh and some of his staff last summer at a camp in Nashville, where I ran a 4.4 40-yard [dash].
“It means a lot to be considered as Big Ten talent. Michigan is one of the most storied schools in the country.”
Crumes committed to Louisville on Feb. 18 and de-committed on April 18. He has his focus on Michigan since it was the most recent program to offer.
“I like them,” Crumes said. “I really appreciate them offering me and I’m highly interested.”
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound prospect has offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Memphis, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon and Western Kentucky.
“I’m very seriously looking at Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Michigan, Oregon and Pittsburgh,” Crumes said. “I’m just a fan of where I can go play, get a good education and get to the league.”
Crumes has started to focus on his recruitment the last few years. That meant watching multiple schools on television to see where he might fit.
“I watch everybody,” Crumes said. “I like that Michigan plays tough, hard-nosed football. Some good wide receivers have come out of the school as well.”
Crumes plans to visit to Michigan on June 18, as Ann Arbor is just more than 5 hours from his home.
“I want to visit the campus and see the dorms,” he added. “Then, of course, I want to see the weight room, locker room and rest of the football stuff.”
Crumes is ranked No. 706 in the 2019 class, No. 93 at his position and is the No. 8 player in Kentucky, according to the 247Sports composite.
Michigan is entering the race for Crumes much later than other programs but has a chance to steal his commitment with a positive visit in June. The Wolverines probably are behind Louisville and Kentucky, but Washington still has time to develop a bond with Crumes.
Michigan 2020 CB target Jaheem Joseph wants to play football, baseball in college
Opa Locka (Fla.) Monsignor Pace 2020 cornerback Jaheem Joseph had offers to four schools before Michigan jumped in and made it five for the rising prospect.
“To get an offer from the University of Michigan is huge,” Joseph said. “While I was walking in school, I saw someone with a blue shirt with a big ‘M’ on it from a distance. After school, before practice, my head coach called me into his office and told me I just received an offer from Michigan.
“It feels great that a big-time university like Michigan wants me to attend their school.”
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound defensive back now has scholarship opportunities from Florida Atlantic, Louisville, Marshall, Michigan and Syracuse.
“Michigan is automatically one of my top schools because of the tradition, culture and academics,” he said. “I’m interested in any school that gives me an offer.”
Joseph is most impressed with the aggressiveness and physicality of Michigan’s defense. He plans to get to Ann Arbor for a visit.
“I have to figure that out because I have a busy schedule with football and I’m also in the playoffs with baseball,” Joseph said.
The cornerback has been playing baseball since he was 5 years old and is a center fielder for Monsignor Pace. If Joseph got the opportunity to play football and baseball in college, he would do it.
“Playing center field in baseball translates to playing cornerback in football really well because it helps me take different angles while the ball is in the air and it helps with hand-eye coordination,” he said.
Joseph visited Miami on March 31 and April 14. He is hoping for an offer from the Hurricanes.
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