The most recent news is that linebacker Scotty Cooper of Lake City, S.C., High School received a Michigan offer . "Michigan offered Scotty this evening," Lake City linebacker coach Matt Apicella told Scout.com. Cooper is a 6-foot-1, 195 pound, outside linebacker who also reports offers from South Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State and Kentucky. GoBlueWolverine.com will follow up on this one shortly.
Wide receiver Deonte Thompson of Glades Central High School in Belle Glades, Fla., also reports an offer from Michigan, though the Wolverines aren't on his top list at the moment. "Right now, I'd have to say that I'm really looking at Miami, USC, Notre Dame, Florida and Georgia," Thompson told Scout.com. Thompson is a 5-foot-11, 186-pound receiver with 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash.
Another wide receiver reporting a recent Michigan offer is Greg Little of Hillside High School in Durham, N.C. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound little recently told GBW that the Michigan staff told him they wanted to review more tape before making an offer. On Tuesday, Scout.com reported that the offer had arrived. Little said he is no hurry to decide.
Moving a little closer to home, wide receiver Kyle Hubbard of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio was a Michigan Junior Day visitor. While no offer is on the table, he told Scout.com that Michigan is in his top four. "Their recruiting approach towards me really sets them apart. (Michigan is) paying me a whole lot of attention right now," he told Scout.com. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound receiver adds Ohio State, Miami (Fla), and Texas to his top four.
Top running back John Clay of Park High School in Racine, Wisc., may have been the most puzzling recruiting story of the early season. The talented athlete reported no offers, though he was receiving stunning accolades from all who had seen him play. However, he is now reporting that he has offers from Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska. "I like Michigan too," he told Scout.com. "They are really close to my home. I like the fact that they like to run and are not afraid to start freshman. So far, I really haven't talked to them that much yet though, but I plan on taking an unofficial (visit) there this summer."
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