Recruiting News from Around the Scout.com Network

Football recruiting is already in full swing and GoBlueWolverine Magazine brings you news from around the Scout.com network. OL <b>Sam Young</b>, QB's <b>Neil Caudle</b> and <b>Mike Canfield</b>, ATH <b>Dorin Dickerson</b>, OL <b>Ryan Palmer</b> and PK <b>Matthew Waldron</b> are all in the news. Also, some exciting updates regarding recent Class of 2005 signees from The Bluegrass State. <br>

Offesnive lineman Sam Young of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently told Scout.com that he has received eight scholarship offers. "Miami, Pittsburgh, Duke, Rutgers, Michigan, Ole Miss, Alabama, Penn St. have offered," he said. The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Young listed a top five of Miami, Michigan, Florida, Notre Dame and Penn State. Distance doesn't seem to be a factor for Young. "I've lived in Florida most of his life, but my family is originally from Pittsburgh area." Young said," Distance won't be a factor. Like I said, I'm going to check out a lot of schools." There is some buzz that this may come down to a battle of the U-M's -- Michigan and Miami. He said he would attend the Junior Day at Duke this weekend.

Quarterback Neil Caudle of Spain Park High School in Hoover, Ala. said Michigan was one of four schools to offer early, joining Alabama, Auburn and Louisville. Michigan record of sending quarterbacks to the pros, along with a certain coach, have already made an impression on the young man. "I like (Scot Loeffler) a lot," he told Scout.com. "They have sent 6-7 quarterbacks to the NFL. It's a quarterback school." He said he didn't have any favorites and would be attending the Junior Day at Georgia this weekend. His junior season was cut short due to a knee injury, but he still put up impressive numbers. He was 129 of 200 for 1,634 yards with 15 touchdowns to go along with 43 rushes for 424 yards, adding five touchdowns.

In-state quarterback Mike Canfield of Everett High School in Lansing, told Scout.com that he would be attending Sunday's Junior Day at Michigan and the Junior Day next weekend at Purdue. He doesn't report any offers but reports interest from most Big Ten schools along with Notre Dame. The 6-foot-1, 216-pound Canfield will be on the road this summer. "I'm completely open," he said. "I'll look at any school that wants to offer me a scholarship. I'm going to make a lot of unofficial visits this summer."

Offensive lineman Ryan Palmer of Glen Oak High School in Canton, Ohio told Scout.com he would be attending Sunday's Junior Day at Michigan. The 6-foot-7, 280-pound Palmer said he didn't have any offers yet, but was receiving attention from some of the top programs in the country, including Michigan.

GBW received a phone call from placekicker Matthew Waldron of Oakfield-Alabama High School in Oakfield, N.Y., and said he had chosen Penn State over Michigan and others. He had said previously that if he didn't receive any D-1 scholarship offers he would walk-on at Michigan. It seems the Wolverines lost interest right about the time his other childhood favorite jumped into the scene. "Michigan never sent me an application," he said. "The chance to play for Joe Paterno, the legend, is something else." Waldron said he never received an application from Michigan, and would receive a scholarship from the Nitanny Lions much earlier.

Athlete Dorin Dickerson of West Allegheny High School in Imperial, Pa., told Scout.com he received a scholarship from Purdue to go along with his offers from Michigan, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Boston College. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Dickerson recently told GBW his favorites were Michigan and Pitt. Regarded by many as a linebacker prospect, Dickerson said he would prefer to play running back. With the wealth of talent Michigan has at the position it will be interesting to see how this on plays out.

On to news from the Class of 2005. Michigan gaining a strong foothold in the state of Kentucky, signing three of the top players in the state in defensive lineman James McKinney of Central High School in Louisville, linebacker Brandon Logan of Catholic High School in Lexington and offensive lineman Cory Zirbel, of Murray High. All three standouts have been selected to play in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Stat game to be played in Lexington on Friday, June 17. GBW will have comments from the player on their selection in the days to come.

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