Michigan offered two new prospects for the 2014 class today in wide receiver Freddy Canteen and cornerback Brandon Watson, two names that people may not be very familiar with and ones that have not really been discussed to this point.
Canteen, at 6-0, 175lbs, is a three-star wide receiver prospect, according to 247’s composite rankings, and the 67th ranked player at his position for the 2014 class. He is likely a slot receiver, and he impressed the Michigan coaches the last few days at camp, earning him an offer.
Watson is a three-star cornerback prospect, and 115th at his position, according to 247’s above rankings. Not much is known about him at this point, but if Greg Mattison saw something he liked in him, then you have to give the guy the benefit of the doubt.
The Canteen offer is intriguing because it has been assumed for awhile that Michigan would only take three wide receivers in this class, and that the last spot was reportedly being held for Artavis Scott. Then again, he put on a good showing in front of Brady Hoke and staff at camp, so perhaps they could take four, or he flat out becomes that third guy. I guess we will have to wait and see there. Landing a Michigan offer is reportedly a dream of his.
The Wolverines also offered a 2015 prospect with a name familiar to Michigan fans, offensive line prospect Jon Runyan Jr, son of former Michigan offensive tackle Jon Runyan.
Runyan figures to be one of Michigan’s top OL targets in that class, and chances are he becomes the first commit as well, telling Brandon Brown of the The M Block that “It’s most likely a guarantee that I’ll commit. I’ve loved Michigan my entire life.”