Commitment of the Week
Southfield (Mich.) four-star running back Matt Falcon, who missed this season with injury and decommitted from Michigan following the Wolverines offering him a medical, has found a home at Western Michigan. Provided he comes back healthy, he would be a steal for the Broncos and it is also a great situation for Falcon to be able to rehab and then make an impact.
Back on the Market
Wide Receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick, a four-star prospect from Waterford (Mich.) Mott decommitted from Louisville and quickly added a Washington State offer. Nebraska is considered the leader in the clubhouse, although he has not expressly stated that, with Indiana and Illinois also on his list.
Senior of the Week:
Jonah Morris, ATH (S/WR/LB), Akron (Ohio) Hoban
Morris is climbing our board and will challenge for four-star status. He's had an excellent season and has been "as good as just about anyone in Ohio" according to analyst Bill Greene. The question is, what position will he play in college? We felt early on that it would be linebacker, but his play as a wide receiver makes that a continued option. A recent decommit from Michigan State, schools like Pittsburgh and Notre Dame are involved.
Junior of the Week:
Aaron Vopal, DE, DePere (Wisc.)
Vopal is a 6-foot-8, 240-pound prospect who had a big junior season and was recently rewarded with an offer from New Mexico, his first of the process. Eastern Michigan, Northwestern, Western Michigan, Minnesota and others are also in contact.
Sophomore of the Week:
Jaylan Franklin, QB/ATH, Gibraltar (Mich.) Carlson
This kid jumps off the film. At 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, he's a track kid who can run. With that size and athleticism, he could grow into almost any position on the field. While where he will fit best at the next level is still in question, what is not in question is that he has the skills and talent to be a big time prospect.