Michigan Football Recruiting News, Notes: 09/23/2014

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We’re picking up our recruiting series once again by delivering you the hottest Michigan football recruiting news, notes and reactions. Join us on Tuesdays to get a glimpse of everything that’s going on in the recruiting world. Today we’re talking visitors from the Utah game on Saturday, a supreme offensive tackle, a recruitment closing date for a four-star offensive lineman, a monster field goal from the foot of a Michigan commit, and more.

Notable visitors to the Utah game…

  • 2015 QB commit Alex Malzone (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
  • 2015 DE commit Jon Runyan Jr. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • 2015 WR commit Brian Cole (Saginaw, Michigan)
  • 2015 RB commit Mike Weber (Detroit, Michigan)
  • 2016 OL target Nik Urban (Willoughby, Michigan)
  • 2016 RB target Matt Falcoln (Southfield, Michigan)
  • 2016 WR target Kalebb Perry (Mount Pleasant, Michigan)
  • 2017 DE target Johnathan Berghorst (Zeeland, Michigan)

2016 OG Nik Urban enjoyed his visit to The Big House this last Saturday.

2016 offensive guard Nik Urban (Willoughby, Michigan) spoke to Maizenbrew.com’s Anthony Broome about his first trip to Michigan since attending a camp back in June.

“It was really good! I had coaches coming up to me left and right talking to me.”

Urban said defensive coordinator Greg Mattison and offensive line coach Darrell Funk were among the coaches who approached him during Saturday’s game. He also told Broome, however, that Duke is still his No. 1 choice at this point, though things could change if Michigan decides to extend an offer his way. At 6-foot-4, 280 pounds, Urban remains unranked by major recruiting services.

A five-star OT was visited by two Ohio State coaches over the weekend.

Last week Michigan possibly threw itself into the mix for a five-star offensive lineman by offering Tommy Kraemer (Cincinnati, Ohio), but Ohio State continues to swoop in on every opportunity to snag the in-state product. Via Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts, offensive line coach Ed Warinner and defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs used the Buckeyes’ bye week to make a visit to Kramer at his game Saturday night.

Michigan is still probably on the outside looking in; Kraemer’s top choices are Ohio State, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Duke and Boston College. The Wolverines’ offer may still be changing the game, but there’s certainly a long way to go.

2015 kicker Andrew David drilled a 58-yard field goal.

Andrew David (Massilon, Ohio), who’s committed to Michigan’s 2015 class, drilled a 58-yard field goal last Friday, which set a new school record. He talked to 247’s Steve Lorenz about it (FREE).

“I knew it was good immediately after contact. It felt amazing. I actually had a little bit too much loft underneath it, but it was really awesome to make it.”

This is excellent news for Michigan, as current kicker Matt Wile will expire his eligibility after this season; David will almost certainly have an open spot waiting for him next year.

Tyree Kinnel and Darian Roseboro are being tempted on the recruiting trail, but both are holding strong to their Michigan commitments.

So goes recruiting.

2015 four-star safety Tyree Kinnel (Dayton, Ohio) and 2015 four-star defensive end Darian Roseboro (Lincolnton, North Carolina) are both committed to Michigan’s 2015 class, but both received a fine offer last Thursday. Notre Dame offered Kinnel, while Alabama offered Roseboro. Fortunately, both seem secure in their commitment to Michigan and won’t be swaying in other any other direction.

Thiyo Lukusa will make his college decision by Dec. 1.

Michigan has been on the trail for 2016 four-star offensive tackle Thiyo Lukusa (Traverse City, Michigan) for quite awhile now, and he will be making his college decision by Dec. 1. He also says he’ll have a top-five list ready by November.

That’ll do it for this week. Keep it tuned to @TBHReport on Twitter for everything Michigan, and “Like” us on Facebook.

Tyler Fenwick
Managing Editor at The Big House Report
I am an aspiring journalist studying at IUPUI. I am the third (and youngest) manager of The Big House Report, and it's my responsibility to make sure it runs more smoothly today than it did yesterday.

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