U-M Satellite Intel: ATL

Breaking down the latest with Michigan targets at Atlanta's satellite camp stop with Scout.com's Chad Simmons.

Michigan wrapped up its satellite camp stop in Atlanta yesterday which saw many potential Michigan targets visit the camp. The Michigan Insider spoke with Scout.com's National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons about Michigan's latest stop.

On Michigan-Georgia being cordial towards one another despite Harbaugh's tweet: “How can it not be when Harbaugh is in a Hank Aaron jersey, Henry Aaron is out here talking to the kids. I think it was very good, they worked together well and I think they all got what they wanted to get out of this camp. I think it was pretty successful.”

On local high school coaches thoughts on satellite camps: “I think it’s very similar, kind of hot and cold. They don’t mind if their kid goes maybe now and get it done but they have their own team workouts, their own team 7-on-7’s, their own maybe team commitments for camps and things like that. As long as it doesn’t take away from their team time to get better for 2016, I think they’re OK with it.”

On Netori Johnson: “He stands out for a lot of reasons, obviously the red hair going on. He always has different color hair, it’s been red since he’s been committed to Georgia just a little while ago. I think Netori has been a one-time Bama commit, obviously went to Georgia and committed there now. He’s obviously going to take his trips and look around. He has his ties here, he’s from Texas and he’s been in Georgia for a couple of years now. There’s no alliegance to the UGA where he grew up a die hard fan, doesn’t have a connection there. His teammate has committed there and its kind of the in-state school now I think if they can get him on campus, anything is possible.”


On Jaden Hunter: “Jaden, he’s different. He’s a Bulldog legacy, whose dad, rest in peace, who passed away. His mother, played at Georgia and played basketball. There’s a lot of people around him who are true Georgia Bulldogs down deep. I think it’d take a lot for anyone to really tempt him to get away from Georgia.”


On Breon Dixon: “Breon Dixon is a guy that I think was Kirby Smart’s second commitment. He was a Bama lean when Kirby Smart was at Alabama, so I think the whole Kirby thing to Georgia obviously helped Georgia land him. Kirby offered him immediately when he got the job at Georgia. Again, he’s always been a guy that’s been outspoken about taking his trips, looking around and making sure of things. Again, get him on campus and see what happens. I think right now he’s pretty strong to Georgia.”


On Tony Gray: “Tony, I think, is fairly wide open. There’s been a lot of schools going around where it be Tennessee one day, Florida State, Georgia, Auburn. He’s a kid that’s going to take all five (visits,) his mom is going to play a role. She definitely has a voice and taking the visits with him. I think if Michigan will offer him and get him on campus, that’s definitely a possibility.”


On Deejay Dallas: “I think you’re dead-on with that. He’s obviously committed to Richt at Georgia and recommitted to Richt at Miami. I think the comfortability he has with Mark Richt, he took a few coaches with him from Georgia to Miami, he’s been down there a few times already. He loves the weather in Miami. Again, nothing is done until he signs. He wanted to commit to Miami earlier, he waited a few weeks and pulled the trigger. Maybe to his parents he’s a little too early in the process. I think visits will be taken, Michigan will probably get one of those officials. Like his father said, nothing is final until his LOI is signed.”


On Otis Reese: “There’s no doubt. I was just down there recently and at the end of the school year. He said I only want to talk about Michigan. I said let’s get a few more fanbases out here for the fans to get the word out about who you are, where you’re from and what you do. He made it pretty clear to me and on camera to the country that Michigan is clearly his number one school. It’s been a big spring for him. Michigan offered, UCLA, LSU. He’s a kid that’s 6-2. 200-pounds. He played a big safety, walk-end rover type or outside linebacker-type in college. Great kid, loves to work and will do whatever the coaches ask him to do. I think, right now, Michigan is in a great spot for 2018 four-star Otis Reese.”



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