Recruiting Rundown: Sept. 1

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By Jason Rubinstein, Daily Sports Writer
Published September 1, 2014

The 2015 Michigan football recruiting class is ranked No. 20 in the nation by ESPN. For the first installment of the 2014 Recruiting Rundown, the Daily looks at the weekly performance of the 2015 Michigan commits. Here’s a rundown of how the 11 current Wolverine commits fared this past weekend in their high school games:

Chris Clark, tight end: Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Ranking: ESPN (109) Scout (26)

Avon Old Farms has yet to start its football season.

Brian Cole, athlete: Saginaw Heritage (Mich.) vs. Saginaw Arthur Hill (Mich.) Ranking: ESPN (139) Scout (40)

Cole caught three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 91 yards and a score, showing why he’s Michigan’s top-ranked prospect.

Darian Roseboro, defensive tackle/running back: Lincolnton (N.C.) at South Point (N.C.) Ranking: ESPN (165) Scout (151)

Michigan’s newest commit played a vital role on both sides of the ball, registering 10 tackles and running for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

Michael Weber, running back: Cass Tech (Mich.) vs. Oak Park (Mich.) Ranking: ESPN (169) Scout (104)

Weber’s talents were on display in Cass Tech’s comeback win over Oak Park, rushing for 150 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries. Weber’s best play came when he shot through a hole for a 70-yard touchdown.

Tyree Kinnel, safety: Wayne (Ohio) at Lincoln (Ohio) Ranking: ESPN (192) Scout (152)

Kinnel tallied six tackles in Wayne’s 40-0 victory over Lincoln.

Grant Newsome, offensive tackle: The Lawrenceville School (N.J.) vs. Steinert (N.J.) Ranking: ESPN (242) Scout (215)

Newsome played well in his team’s scrimmage against Steinert and laid a punishing block during a punt return.

Darrin Kirkland Jr. , linebacker: Lawrence Central (Ind.) at St. Ignatius (Ohio) Ranking: ESPN (266) Scout (114)

Kirkland put on a show in his senior debut, registering 17 tackles, a fumble recovery and four tackles for a loss.

Alex Malzone, quarterback: Brother Rice (Mich.) vs. Brother Rice (Ill.) Ranking: ESPN (NR) Scout (184)

Malzone started his senior season with a bang, throwing for 363 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 40-34 win. Malzone is looking to lead Brother Rice to its third consecutive state championship.

Jon Runyan Jr., offensive lineman: St. Josephs Prep (Pa.) at Mt. Carmel (Ill.) Ranking: (NR)

Runyan helped lead a strong offensive effort to defeat Mt. Carmel, two-time defending Illinois state champions, 28-27.

Andrew David, kicker: Washington (Ohio) at Perry (Ohio) Ranking: (NR)

David played a crucial role in Washington’s 37-30 win over Perry. The kicker booted a 49-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give Washington the lead. He also kicked five touchbacks on his seven kickoffs.

Garrett Taylor, cornerback: St. Christopher’s (Va.) Ranking: ESPN (111) Scout (268)

Taylor is out for his senior season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during offseason practice.