DeAndre Square (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Battleground: Michigan - Where might state's top recruits end up?

Scout takes a look at a talented 2018 class in Michigan and where some of the top uncommitted recruits may end up.

 - Oak Park offensive lineman Marquan McCall is currently the state's top-ranked uncommitted prospect. He recently visited Kentucky, but this one is pretty open. Michigan got out to a fast start in his recruitment and the Wolverines have a good friend and former teammate already enrolled in Jaraymond Hall, but there is a connection to Tennessee as well with former Knight John Kelly in Knoxville. Michigan State and Penn State are two other programs who have his attention as well.

 - Detroit Cass Tech safety/linebacker Deandre Square is one most see leaning in-state with Michigan StateKentuckyMinnesotaLSU and Wisconsin will look to take him away from the Spartans however.

 - East English Village Prep center Tyrone Sampson was recently offered by Kentucky and visited the Wildcats. Minnesota offered and he hopes to get there in the near future. Syracuse was an early offer and he has a good relationship with them. Right now though, Kentucky is trending and offers from other Big Ten schools like Michigan State or Iowa could change things. Arizona has been showing increased interest as well.

 - Ryan Hayes from Traverse City West has had a busy last few months with many new offers coming his way. Right now, we expect him to stay in the Midwest with Michigan StateMichigan and Notre Dame as the three schools we think will be mostly in contention. He visits all three this month. There is an established relationship with Greg Frey at Michigan, and Michigan State had him at camp last summer and up for games, he also visited Notre Dame during the season, so there is a foundation at all three.

 - Muskegon offensive tackle Antwan Reed has quite a few power-five offers. Lately Nebraska, who signed teammate Andrew Ward last season, has been moving their way up. He also visited Penn State and Virginia Tech both for the second time. Michigan State also had him up recently as well, but we still see Michigan as the school to beat at this time.

 - Gibraltar Carlson athlete Jaylan Franklin was recently offered by Michigan State, which was a big offer for him. We would expect him to end up a Spartan, although Penn State has recently shown him increased interest and he may visit the Nittany Lions.

 - University of Detroit Jesuit's Elijah Collins was also offered by Michigan State recently and the Spartans have an inside track there although Wisconsin, who signed teammate Scott Nelson in the 2017 class, Iowa and Minnesota are also in the mix.

 - Collins' teammate Carlos Vettorello is giving Minnesota and Iowa both good looks right now. Unless a new offer comes through, him ending up at one of those schools is a likely scenario. 

 - Milan offensive tackle Michael Furtney is one of the state's most-offered prospects. Minnesota and Wisconsin were our two favorites to land him, but a recent Michigan State offer put the Spartans in the mix. While he has not narrowed his list, we like to stick in the Big Ten. He has good relationships with the Gophers and Badgers, but grew up watching the Spartans.

 - Detroit Country Day linebacker Kolin Demens has quite an offer list himself. Michigan was an early offer and his older brother played for the Wolverines, but that does not make this one a slam dunk. Michigan StateKentuckyNebraskaUCLAWisconsin and others have offered. He has not visited many schools recently, so it is less certain where things stand with him at the moment.


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