It’s Thursday … you know what that means. It’s recruiting mailbag day.
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@LandOfJustice Any under the radar prospects to keep an eye on?
— Alex Uram (@alex_uram6) April 27, 2017
Answer: Keep an eye on Fitzgerald (Ga.) ATH James Graham, a 3-star according to the 247Sports composite.
He visited for Michigan’s spring game a couple of weeks ago, and it looks as if the Wolverines are the only one carrying carrying any momentum in this race currently.
He’s under-the-radar, as requested, sitting at the No. 670 prospect in the country. But he gives you an array of possible positions to play at the next level.
Graham can play quarterback or cornerback. If Michigan takes on his commitment, it could be as a quarterback.
Michigan can take two quarterbacks in the class. With an overwhelming lead in the race for 4-star Joe Milton, it looks like the second one could come down to Graham or 3-star Tyler Shough.
@LandOfJustice Any news on amar-st brown
— Eian Kouza (@EKouza1) April 27, 2017
Answer: One of Michigan’s only 5-stars on its target board, Anaheim (Calif.) Mater Dei 5-star WR prospect Amon-Ra St. Brown is one of the most intriguing receiver prospects in the country. And he’s one of the stronger prospects, as his father is a bodybuilder.
St. Brown hasn’t visited Ann Arbor since his freshman year, when Brady Hoke was the head coach of Michigan and the Wolverines were fresh off of a 6-7 season.
Things, obviously, have changed at Michigan. A new coach, back-to-back 10-win seasons and now being considered a contender to win the Big Ten every year.
Another visit to Ann Arbor should happen. Whether it’s during the spring, summer or even an official visit during the fall – we expect it to happen eventually.
Michigan will look to add just one receiver – it took five in the 2017 class – and St. Brown is one of the few under the strongest consideration. The others are 4-stars Kamryn Babb, Jahan Dotson and even L’Christian Smith.
As for the current situation with St. Brown, the Wolverines trail Notre Dame and Southern Cal. Until he visits Michigan, though, this isn’t going to be a recruitment that has a serious chance to wind up Michigan’s way.
If the visit does happen, though, it could put Michigan in a surprisingly good spot for the California star.
@LandOfJustice What's the latest on Faalele
— Curt Alvesteffer (@curtalv8) April 27, 2017
Answer: The recruitment of 3-star OT Daniel Faalele from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy is going to be – and has been – interesting .
The native Australian who moved to Florida to play at IMG has yet to play a single game of American Football.
Last summer, Michigan discovered Faalele – the 6-foot-9, 390-pound tackle – at its satellite camp in Australia. Yes, the camp so many called pointless and tried to make illegal might have produced the most dominant tackle we’ve seen in years.
— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) February 26, 2017
He dominated his way through The Opening and the Under Armour Camp Series this spring, making the case for why he’s become such a hot commodity on the recruiting market.
After receiving his first offer from Hawaii, following that satellite camp in Australia, Faalele has received offers from the likes of Michigan, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Miami.
With all of that, this recruitment is going to be very slow. No school is going to recruit him aggressively enough to get him to commit until he plays at least one game.
He’s still just a 3-star, sitting at the No. 434 prospect in the country. If his season is as big as his size, he could end up being one of the nation’s very best.
Regardless, the Wolverines discovered him and hold a special spot for Faalele. A visit will happen soon, but it could be one that waits until an official visit.
Michigan is the only school with a Crystal Ball Prediction.