SMSB Day 1: Michigan News & Notes

The Michigan Insider crew updates day one at Sound Mind Sound Body on all things Michigan.

MACOMB, Mich. -- Sound Mind Sound Body played host to 500-plus campers today at MaComb (Mich.) Dakota high school. The event, loaded with talent, had plenty of Michigan interest too.

Below, The Michigan Insider crew gives you news & notes from some of the notable players in attendance.

Josh's take: Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones was on U-M's campus last Tuesday. He says he plans on heading back this Saturday with parents -- and the first time with Dad. His plan is to check out Michigan's medical school. His goal, well, is to enroll in the sports medicine eventually.

Josh's take Canadian four-star tight end Chase Claypool out of Abbotsford, B.C., was recently on U-M's campus for a visit. A legit 6-foot-5, 212-pounds, he looks and plays like a wide receiver on the field. He named Michigan, along with Oregon and Washington in his top-three today.

Josh's take: Farmington (Mich.) LB David Reese comes in at a stout 6-foot-1, 225-pounds. He says he will be camping at Michigan next week. He says the plans is still to play LB, however, is open to playing fullback as well in college.

Josh's take: Warren (Mich.) Del La Salle 2017 RB Allen Stritzinger was on hand. His visit last week couldn't have gone better with Michigan. He says coach Jim Harbaugh is real genuine and likes his serious but funny personality. He should be on Michigan's campus again on June 15 & 16 for its camp next week.

Brice's take: Detroit King speedster LaVert Hill told Michigan Insider he has talked to his older brother, Delano Hill about his decision and Michigan, who has told him U-M is going to be "good," but he’s not pushing him. He didn’t know if he will visit Michigan, but they are still recruiting him pretty hard and they want him there because of how he plays corner. They feel he would be a great fit.

Brice's take: Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary’s Prep sophomore wide receiver K.J. Hamler has been a target for Michigan since the 8th grade. He recently visited Ann Arbor and meet Harbaugh, who he really liked his visit. At the moment, he’s hearing from Michigan and Michigan State the most. With the recent slew of in-state commits, he says it has helped Michigan in his recruitment -- for example -- landing Matt Falcon.

Brice's take: One of the state’s top linemen in offensive tackle Ja’Raymond Hall was decked out in Michigan sawg at the camp. He mentioned how he’s close with Onwenu and Michigan is his No.1 school. What stands out to him about the Wolverines is their academics. Moving ahead, he plans on heading back up there hopefully again this summer for their BBQ August 2nd.

Brice's take: Ann Arbor (Mich.) Skyline junior outside linebacker Daelin Hayes reiterated that he is still very committed to USC. He said Michigan has been up to his school twice since the spring evaluation period and out of the schools recruiting him the hardest, Michigan is in the top four with Notre Dame, UCLA and Michigan State.

Brice's take: Detroit (Mich.) Cass Technical junior offensive guard Michael Onwenu with a big smile stated that his life has been good since he committed and sees Michigan men everywhere. He also loves the new coaching staff and plans to recruit at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp tomorrow.


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