MSU Game: Big Visit Weekend - Updated

The MSU game has shaped up as a big recruiting-visit event! And as always, scheduling changes happen right up to the eve of a visit. <br><br> Here is the latest -- including one drop and <b>two significant additions.</b>

The Oct. 29 MSU Game:

Planned Official Visitors For The Weekend

- Not making it in: Quarterback Jonathan Crompton (Oct. 29 MSU game official visit, 6-4, 215 lbs., 4.9 in the 40) from Waynesville, N.C., Tuscola. Crompton is a Tenn. commitment, and will be going to Tenn. instead of U-M this weekend ... but with the Vols playing two frosh QB's ... we'll see what happens with his U-M recruitment in the future.

- 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. U-M and the home state schools may lead (watch out for V-Tech). He has a Halloween bye week -- and so is making his U-M official 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!

Planned Unofficial Visitors For The Game

- NEW: - Athlete (WR/DB/QB) Antonio Bass (6-1, 190 lbs., 4.4 in the 40, 3.0 GPA/21 ACT) from Jackson, Mich. He made an unofficial visit with his mom for the Oct. 9 Minn. game, and is returning with his dad for the MSU 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 TheInsiders' #50 prospect.

- NEW: Quarterback Chad Somerville ('04 U-M camper, Iowa Nike stats: 6-2, 175 lbs., 5.0 in the 40 {4.9 at the CMU camp}, 4.34 sec. shuttle, 27 inch vertical, 10 bench press reps. ... 3.0 GPA/16 ACT) from Mason, Mich. He has been invited to attend the MSU game, and has accepted. Playing for a primarily running team (MAson is 7-2 foinf into the Oct. 29 weekend), Somerville is completing over 60% of his passes for over 150 yards a game (on approx. 15 attempts per game). He attended the 2004 U-M summer camp. He was the #3 quarterback at this spring's Iowa Elite 11 tryout (behond Rob Schoenhoft, who made the Elite 11, and Evan Sharpley).

- The once-and-hopefully-future commitment: Defensive lineman James McKinney ('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 Minnesota game. He is NOT going to graduate in Dec. He will make official visits to Michigan (Dec.), Clemson (Nov. 19), Nebraska (Nov. 26) and Oklahoma (Dec. 10). 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. McKinney and another top U-M recruit, Ky. LB Brandon Logan, are cousins. He is TheInsiders #75 prospect, and has been chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game.

- James McKinney's cousin, linebacker Brandon Logan (‘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 Oct. U-M may lead for him, followed by Tennessee (co-fav after unofficial fall visit?) and Clemson 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 is TheInsiders' #72 South prospect.

- 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. 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.

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