Reports: Michigan the Favorite for Mitch McGary

The internet has been buzzing with rumors and speculation surrounding Mitch McGary’s recruitment after the news that cancelled all future visits and plans to make a college decision within the next month. Several national reporters have chimed in during the last 24-hours on where they think the consensus top-5 prospect in the class of 2012 will decide to play his college ball.

ESPN’s Dave Telep tweets that if he would call Michigan the favorite for McGary’s services at this point. Telep also adds that he’s hearing McGary is likely to make a mid-October decision.


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ESPN: Mitch McGary Cancels Future Visits, Plans Decision

mitch-mcgary-rivals[1]ESPN High School posted Mitch McGary’s latest blog update late Sunday evening. The blog details McGary’s life at Brewster, favorite music and also updates some very notable events in his recruitment. The notable developments:

  1. McGary hasn’t committed anywhere.
  2. He has cancelled all future visits, including Kentucky’s Midnight Madness.
  3. He plans to make his college decision within the next month.
  4. He reports that Duke has been up to see him the most, with Michigan next.

The full blog is definitely worth a read, as McGary discusses every school on his list, but here are the relevant Michigan quotes:

As far as more visits, I don’t think I’ll be making any. I’m not gonna go to Kentucky’s Midnight Madness, I feel like I have all the information that I need to start to think about a decision. Within the next month I hope to have a decision made.

Then you’ve got Michigan. I look at who they’ve got coming in and I know they’re in a rebuilding situation, but I know that’s a situation where I could really come in and make a strong footprint. I feel like I could really help them and have a strong season there as a freshman. I like the Big Ten because it’s known for having blue-collar type players, but the pace tends to be a little slower. I love to go to work in the paint, but I like to get out and run more so with Michigan that’s something that I’ll have to really look at.

Notebook: Austin Hatch Heading Home, Roe Retires, More

Austin_Hatch_-t2p9[1]Brad Winton of spoke with Austin Hatch’s Canterbury head coach Dan Kline last night and tweeted some very encouraging news on the Fort Wayne native’s condition:

Per Caterbury HS head coach (and close friend) Dan Kline… Michigan recruit Austin Hatch will come home Oct. 9. Kline said rehab went amazing.

This is obviously just the start of the battle for Hatch, who was hospitalized just over three months ago after a tragic plane crash that killed his immediate family, but it’s the most positive news from the last three months. Updates remain very minimal on Hatch’s Caring Bridge but traveling home is a major step in his recovery.

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Thursday Links: Michigan Stops in on Mitch McGary


image2[1]John Beilein and Bacari Alexander traveled to Vermont Academy two weeks ago to watch 2013 Texas native Dominic Woodson. On Tuesday evening, assistant coach Jeff Meyer made a return trip east to watch Woodson in action once again.

The 6-foot-9, 265 pound, big man is one of the fastest rising 2013 post players in the country and caught the Michigan staff’s attention this July while playing with the Ray Jackson Shooting Stars. The Wolverines aren’t the only high major program taking notice, Woodson has also earned offers from Michigan State, Maryland, Oklahoma, Baylor, Illinois and TCU along with heavy interest from Louisville, West Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Connecticut and Florida.

More on Woodson’s recruitment and other recent Wolverine recruiting trips after the jump.

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Video: Mitch McGary at Under Armour Summer Jam

Here is some fresh video footage of 2012 Michigan recruiting target Mitch McGary from the Under Armour Summer Jam thanks to our friends at Michigan Prep Stars. McGary is down to a final six schools of Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan and North Carolina.


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