Upcoming Offic. Visits: Fall, December

You think Jon Crompton's upcoming MSU game visit (more on him momentarily BTW ...) is a surprise? There are <b>TWO</b> planned December visitors who are also surprises!<br><br> Here is the lists for now of <b>Upcoming Official Visits</b> -- both in the fall and in December.

Scheduled Official Visits: December

Note: you think Jon Crompton's upcoming MSU game visit is a surprise? There are TWO planned December visitors who are also surprises! Here is the list for now ... it includes one 'slight' surprise at the end: he was a surprise a while ago but has been on our Best Guess list recently ... but the other two have NOT been on our summer/fall Best Guess lists.

- Rico McCoy (probable Dec. 3 U-M official visit, '03 U-M Camper, 6-1, 215 lbs., 4.55 in the 40, 2. GPA) from Washington D.C. St. John's College. He has official visits set for U-M and OSU (Dec. 3 ... would be rescheduled), Tennessee (Dec. 17) and Pittsburgh (Dec. 10 ... would be rescheduled) plus he will visit Miami (co-fav with U-M and OSU) ... also in the mix is Syracuse (where his brother Reggie a freshman defensive back). As a junior he made 120 tackles and five sacks. He is TheInsiders' #76 prospect.

- Defensive/offensive tackle Marques Slocum(Dec. 10 U-M official visit, PSU Nike stats: 6-6, 330 lbs., 5.09 in the 40 ... 300 lb. bench press) from Philadelphia West Catholic. As of Oct. 1st. he has official visits scheduled to MSU (Nov. 12), U-M (Dec. 10) ... the two leaders ... plus Miami (Dec. 17) and possibly VIrginia or LSU. He made a summer unofficial visit to U-M on Monday, July 26. Slocum grew up a U-M fan and U-M has offered him. He is TheInsiders #70 prospect.

- Athlete (WR/DB/QB) Antonio Bass (planned Dec. U-M official visit, 6-1, 190 lbs., 4.4 in the 40, 3.0 GPA/21 ACT) from Jackson, Mich. He made an unofficial visit for the Oct. 9 Minn. game. He made a Labor Day weekend official visit to Virginia Tech, and it's very close between U-M and V-Tech ... but he told GBW on Oct. 8 that U-M has the slight edge. He may also make official visits to Notre Dame and Florida, plus MSU. He attended the late July U-M Junior Academic Day. He is also working out with former U-M great Stan Edwards' track team. He is TheInsiders' #50 prospect.

- Offensive tackle Cory Zirbel (planned Dec. U-M official visit, '04 U-M Camper, 6-6, 290 lbs., 5.18 {electronic} in the 40, 3.1 GPA/ 19 ACT) from Murray, Kent. He made an unofficial visit to U-M for the Iowa game. He was offered at the U-M Camp. U-M, Miami and Oklahoma (Oct. 2 official visit) are his final three, with U-M at the top. He will take some official visits during the fall. He is TheInsiders' #51 South prospect.

- LinebackerBrandon Logan (planned Dec. U-M official visit, ‘02 & ‘03 U-M Camper, US Army Combine stats: 6-0, 189 lbs., 4.72 in the 40, 11 bench press reps., 26 inch vertical jump, 2.5 GPA/17 ACT) from Lexington, Kent., Catholic. He plans to attend the MSU game for an unofficial visit. As of late Sept. U-M leads for him, followed by Tennessee and Clemson (fall offic. visits, along with U-M) as well as Florida, Kentucky, Louisville. Brandon did not attend the '04 U-M Camp because of a hamstring injury, but he is a two-time Michigan Camper. He attended a 2004 Spring Practice. He and DLrecruit James McKinney are cousins. He is TheInsiders' #72 South prospect.

- The once-and-hopefully-future commitment: DL James McKinney (planned Dec. U-M official visit, '04 U-M Camper, US Army Combine stats: 6-1 1/2, 274 lbs., 5.10 in the 40, 14 bench press reps., 24 1/2 inch vertical jump, 2.7 GPA/17 ACT) from Louisville, Kent., Central. He plans unofficial visits to U-M for the MSU game. He is NOT going to graduate in Dec. He will make official visits to Michigan (Dec.), Clemson (possible Nov. 19), Nebraska (possible Nov. 26), Oklahoma (possible Dec. 10) and Notre Dame ... U-M, ND and Louisville lead. In late Aug. he told the Louisville Courier-Journal that U-M still leads. McKinney was a full week U-M camper, and worked out at both tight end and defensive lineman. He is TheInsiders #75 prospect, and has been chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game.

- Offensive lineman David Moosman (Dec. 10 official visit, '04 U-M Camper, 6-3, 260 lbs., 5.3 in the 40, 360 lb. bench press, 2.9 GPA/26 ACT) from Libertyville, Ill. Moosman plans to attend the U-M/MSU game for an unofficial visit. David, Dan Doering and Dace Richardson all attended the U-M/Notre Dame game. In early Oct. he said Wisconsin (camp, Dec. 3 official visit) and Michigan (Dec. 10; camp) both lead slightly over Iowa (Dec. 17; camp), Notre Dame (Jan. 15; camp) and UCLA (late Jan.; he has family in LA). He'll make a late decision. He is TheInsiders #17 Midwest prospect.

There is one December visitor who is a slight surprise: he was a Florida commitment but has now decommitted: Cornerback Demetrice Morley (planned Dec. 3 U-M official visit, 6-0, 176 lbs., 4.4 in the 40) from Miami Kilian. He was a Fla. commitment -- but definitely intends to visit U-M in Dec. ... and he's serious -- he's coming with his aunt.

- Defensive tackle/end Kyle Moore (6-6, 255 lbs., 4.9 in the 40, 3.0 GPA/960 SAT) from Warner Robbins, Ga., Houston County. Moore has family in Detroit, and would like to make one of his official visits to U-M, along with USC (Oct. 15), Oklahoma (fall official visit) and Florida (Jan.), and possibly Miami, Purdue or Tennessee ... Georgia is also in the running. In mid-Aug. he told us U-M and Georgia may lead. He is TheInsiders' #41 South prospect.

The other two surprises? They have to stay 'mysteries' for now.

Official Visits Taken and Scheduled This Fall

The Oct. 29 MSU Game Official Visitors

- Quarterback Jonathan Crompton (6-4, 215 lbs., 4.9 in the 40) from Waynesville, N.C., Tuscola. Crompton is a Tenn. commitment, but with the Vols playing two frosh QB's Crompton is visiting U-M.

- Cornerback/running back Victor Harris (Oct. 29 MSU game official visit, 6-0, 185 lbs., 4.45 in the 40, 2.8 GPA) from Highland Springs, Vir. grew up a U-M (and Miami) fan. As of early Sept. U-M and the home state schools may lead. He has a Halloween bye week -- might he visit for the MSU game? His final six are: Maryland, Miami, Michigan (Oct. 30 MSU game offic. visit), USC (Oct. 16), Virginia and Virginia Tech (Dec. 11). He is TheInsiders' #25 prospect.

- Safety/linebacker Nick Harris (Oct. 29 MSU game official visit, LSU Nike stats: 6-2 1/2, 209 lbs., 35 inch vertial jump, 4.2 sec. shuttle, 12 bench press reps.) from Alexandria, Louisiana. He is making an official visit Oct. 29 for the MSU game. U-M is in his top two or three with LSU (camp, Nov. 20 official visit, leader?), A&M (camp, Sept. 17 official visit); he also has official visits scheduled to Nebraska (Nov. 26) and Oklahoma (Sept. 10). Note: don't call him linebacker! He wants to play safety!

Iowa Game Official Visitors:

- Committed to Michigan at the visit: Defensive tackle Terrance Taylor (Sept. 25 Iowa game offic. visit, '03 U-M Camper, 6-0, 285 lbs., 4.9 in the 40, 2.8 GPA/18 ACT) from Muskegon, Mich. He committed at the visit.

- Cornerback Justin King (Sept. 25 Iowa game offic. visit, '04 U-M Camp Visitor, 5-11, 182 lbs., 2003 PSU Nike stats: 4.29 in the 40, 3.72 sec. shuttle {best of camp}, 37.1 inch vertical jump {best of camp}, 11 bench press reps., 3.0 GPA/900 SAT) from Monroeville, Pa., Gateway. King made his visit with his mother and stepfather/head coach, Terry Smith (former PSU WR). The Kings were still in Ann Arbor late Sunday afternoon, so may return home too late Sunday evening to talk to reporters.

- Cornerback Chris Richards (Sept. 25 Iowa game offic. visit, 05/06 commitment, '04 U-M camper, Nike Stats: 5-11 1/2, 170 lbs., 4.45 in the 40, 4.0 sec. shuttle, 36 inch vertical jump) from Monroe, Calif. Richards made his visit with his father/head coach, also named Chris, who played DB at Cal with U-M defensive backs coach Ron English.

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