Michigan Wolverines: Leon McQuay

ESPN 150 S McQuay commits to USC

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After four prospects decommitted from the USC Trojans since the beginning of November, the Trojans have finally got some good news as ESPN 150 safety Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) verbally committed to USC tonight during the Under Armour All-America Game.

The 6-foot-2, 183-pound four-star athlete selected the Trojans over Florida State, Oregon, Vanderbilt and Michigan.

As a senior, McQuay totaled 54 tackles and five interceptions on defense. He also added five receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown on offense.

McQuay, the nation’s No. 3 safety and a starter in Friday's UA Game, is expected to enroll early at USC and be eligible to play spring football.

With McQuay's decision, the Trojans have 15 verbal commitments, including 10 who are members of the ESPN 150. Each of the 15 commitments is ranked as a four-star or higher.

Conley decommits; what's next? 

November, 27, 2012
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Michigan has lost the commitment of defensive back Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington), the No. 9 ranked cornerback prospect in the 2013 class. With 22 commitments for Michigan, there are roughly three spots open in this class.

The Wolverines have a few main targets out there, and a few prospects who could find themselves with a Michigan offer depending on how things play out.

Running back Derrick Green (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) is still a main target and has an in-home visit with Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery on Tuesday night. Green has seen two schools in his top list, Auburn and Tennessee, fire their head coaches, which can't hurt Michigan. The coaching staff has also reached out to former target and current USC commit Ty Isaac (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic), who also could be getting an in-home visit from the coaching staff.

ESPN 150 DB McQuay sets visits 

September, 18, 2012
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ESPN 150 defensive back Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) will visit Vanderbilt and Michigan during consecutive weeks in October, according to his father.

This weekend the 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior will take an unofficial visit to Florida State this weekend when the Seminoles host Clemson. He will follow up that trip with official visits to Vanderbilt on Oct. 13 and Michigan on Oct. 20.

"Those were trips we had penciled in for a while and now it looks like that's what is going to happen," said Leon McQuay Jr. "Leon is definitely looking forward to visiting both programs, as they have been at the top of his list for a while."

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Video: Leon McQuay III update on visits

September, 2, 2012
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RecruitingNation catches up with Florida safety Leon McQuay (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) about his official visit plans.
Michigan's 2013 class is still holding on to the No. 1 overall spot, but as other programs continue to add prospects it's going to be tough for the Wolverines to hold on to the top ranking. The class isn't quite full, and the coaching staff still has a few opportunities to boost the ranking and keep Michigan on top.

The top-ranked prospect remaining on Michigan's board in the latest update to the rankings is defensive back Kendall Fuller (Olney, Md./Good Counsel), who moved up eight spots to No. 20 overall. It's safe to say, however, that Michigan is in third place behind Clemson and Virginia Tech on Fuller's top list.

The next prospect in the rankings is probably the target with whom Michigan has the best shot. That's wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee), who stays put at No. 38 overall. Treadwell went in to The Opening saying he was ready to make a decision, but had a different tune by the end of the weekend. There's still a chance Treadwell makes a decision in the near future, but that's yet to be seen.

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McQuay III names a top III 

June, 4, 2012
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Safety prospect Leon McQuay (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) has decided to release his top three schools, and none is within 700 miles of his home.

Michigan, USC and Vanderbilt made the cut, and it's due largely to their music departments.

"Leon and his coach came up with the list. He's chasing the music thing and those three schools have the best music programs," said his father, Leon Jr. "If that's something that he's chasing then I can only be happy for him."

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