June 13, 2016
ANN ARBOR – A pair of 2017 four-star prospects whittled down their lists and included Michigan among their finalists.
Kendall Randolph, an offensive tackle from Bob Jones High School in Alabama, and C.J. Holmes, an athlete from Cheshire Academy in Connecticut, both placed Michigan in their top seven.
Randolph, 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, tweeted a top seven Sunday night, in no order, of Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn. He’s the No. 23 offensive tackle and No. 174 player overall in the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings. Randolph, who tweeted that he will release a top five on June 23, had Michigan in his top 10 in early April.
“They graduate their players ready to play at the next level, for sure,” he told MLive in April of his interest in Michigan. “They just take care of business.”
Holmes, 6-0 and 200 pounds, tweeted a top seven Saturday, in no order, of Notre Dame, Penn State, Syracuse, UCLA, Alabama, Michigan and Tennessee. He’s the No. 18 athlete and No. 277 player in the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports. Holmes was at the Michigan satellite camp Cheshire Academy hosted on Jun 4, according to Scout.com.
“That was great for me because I feel like I can impact Michigan on the offensive side of the ball although they’re recruiting me for defense,” he told Scout. “I’m also very confident in myself knowing that I can be a force on that side of the ball as well. So being able to have their offensive and defensive coaches here was a great pleasure for me.”