Michigan football notebook: Football Recruiting Notebook: Romeo’s Jones surprises with BYU choice, Dellinger cuts list
The path less taken can often be the most rewarding, as the saying goes. One pretty ferocious Romeo Bulldog is ready to chime in on the conversation.
Romeo offensive lineman Weston Jones committed to Brigham Young last week and the buzz on the street was “steal.” A three-star recruit in the trenches, Jones (6-5, 275) had other FBS offers from Indiana, Virginia and Iowa State. Scouts view him as a sleeper, prospect wise. His top-rate motor, fundamentally-sound technique in pass blocking and reputation for attention to detail on the field makes for an impressive resume for this incoming senior. Jones ranked No. 62 on our SC! 300.
The trip from state of Michigan to Provo, Utah, home to the historic BYU Cougars program, is one not frequently pursued when speaking in a football recruiting context. BYU has traditionally been a team built on west-coast and Polynesian talent. Under head coach Kalani Sitake, the Cougars have gone 7-6 in each of the past seasons and went to bowls.
Ready to play 4-Square
Clarkston offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger (6-6, 285), a four-star recruit in the Class of 2021, has trimmed his list of offers down to a final four of Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State & LSU and says he will announce his decision by the end of the month. Dellinger was No. 4 on our SC! 300.
He’s going to be the second Dellinger brother to head to college on a football scholarship, following in the footsteps of his big bro Matt (Class of 2012) who starred at linebacker for Ken State. No. 3 will be baby bro, Cole, a ’23 prospect already holding offers from Michigan and Michigan State and ready to hold things down at the point attack with Garrett and Rocco Spindler (four-star recruit) again for the K-Rich crew in C-Town this fall.
Offers hard to refuse
Dearborn Fordson ’22 offensive lineman Ka’Marii Landers just got an Oregon offer.
Essexville Garber ’22 defensive end Alex Van Sumeren, a Michigan-commit, snatched a glitzy Alabama offer last week.
East Lansing wide receiver and 2019 Mr. Football finalist Andrel Anthony (’21) recently bagged an offer from Ole Miss.
Harper Woods ’22 running back Christion Stokes picked up a Penn State offer last weekend.
Recruits ready to launch on the offensive line: West Bloomfield ’23 Amir Herring (Maryland, Kentucky) and Waterford Mott ’22 C.J. Aldred. .
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN