2020 Recruiting Update: January 21, 2019

    Buford (GA) Lanier LB Phillip Webb (image via Hudl)

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    Xavion Alford - S - Pearland (TX) Shadow Creek: Alford is a 6'1", 186 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, LSU, Nebraska, and Oregon, among others. He's a 3-star, the #21 safety, and #373 overall.

    Peny Boone - RB - Detroit (MI) King: Boone is a 6'2", 225 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan State, and Purdue, among others. He's a 4-star, the #29 running back, and #360 overall. Boone is the younger brother of the late Zurlon Tipton, a Central Michigan running back who went on to play for the Indianapolis Colts before dying from a gunshot wound. Boone is a thick running back with pretty nifty feet; he seems to play faster than his reported 4.81 forty time.

    Jay Brunelle - WR - Worcester (MA) St. John's: Brunelle is a 6'2", 195 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College and UMass, among others. He's a 3-star, the #159 wide receiver, and #1004 overall. He claims a 4.56 forty, and he caught 70 passes for 1,157 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior in 2018.

    Hit the jump for a bunch of other new offers.

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    Nightly Roundup: January 20, 2019

    Jimbo Fisher (image via Football Scoop)

    A website called Super Tailgate contacted me about sharing their website, which is a neat idea. They put together a tailgate cookbook (who doesn't like food?) and a tailgating guide for a bunch of stadiums, including Crisler Arena.

    Here's Mel Kiper, Jr's mock draft 1.0, which has Ohio State's Nick Bosa going #1 to the Arizona Cardinals (LINK). It would take some guts to draft a guy who missed his previous year of college football.

    Football Study Hall talks about why Utah's Kyle Whittingham and Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher are special teams masters (LINK).

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    2020 Recruiting Capsule: Port Huron Northern DE Braiden McGregor

    Port Huron (MI) Northern DE Braiden McGregor (image via The Wolverine)

    Name: Braiden McGregor
    Height: 6'5"
    Weight: 248 lbs.
    High school: Port Huron (MI) Northern
    Position: Defensive end
    Class: 2020
    Offers: Alabama, Central Michigan, Clemson, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Toledo, Virginia, Western Michigan, Wisconsin
    Commitment: Uncommitted

    Notes: 247 Composite 4-star, #18 strongside end, #6 in-state, #323 overall as of 1/20/19

    Stats: As a junior in 2018, he had 99 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 blocked punts, 2 forced fumbles, and 6 total touchdowns


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    Morning Roundup: January 20, 2019

    That's Tyree Kinnel returning a fumble 32 yards in the East-West Shrine Game.

    Former Michigan safety Jarrod Wilson got re-signed to a three-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars (LINK).

    SI.com writer Joan Niesen writes about the propensity of blue-chip quarterbacks transferring (LINK).

    The Packers hired former Michigan offensive tackle Adam Stenavich as their offensive line coach (LINK).

    Much like yesterday's link to the Ty Law letter, here's Tim Shaw's letter to his younger self (LINK). Shaw's story hits home for me, because I had a chance to meet him a couple times when I was younger, before he was diagnosed with ALS.

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    2019 Polynesian Bowl

    Giles Jackson

    The 2019 Polynesian Bowl is being played in Honolulu, HI, today and broadcast by CBS Sports Network. Here's a link to all the Michigan signees who have played in the Polynesian Bowl (LINK).

    The following players have been recruited by Michigan:

    Khris Bogle - DE - FL (Alabama)
    Devyn Ford - RB - VA (Penn State)
    Elijah Higgins - WR - TX (Stanford)
    Giles Jackson - WR - CA (Michigan)
    Logan Lee - TE - IL (Iowa)
    E.J. Ndoma Ogar - OT - TX (Oklahoma)
    Matthew Pola-Mao - DT - AZ
    Ishmael Shopsher - DT - LA
    Jonah Tauanu'u - OT - CA (Oregon)
    Henry To'oto'o - LB - CA
    Asa Turner - LB - CA
    Caedan Wallace - OG - NJ (Penn State)

    Marquez Beason - CB - TX (Illinois)
    Jahleel Billingsley - TE - IL (Alabama)
    Steele Chambers - LB - GA (Ohio State)
    D'Von Ellies - DT - MD*
    Isaiah Hazel - WR - MD (Maryland)
    Demarcco Hellams - S - MD (Alabama)
    Stephen Herron, Jr. - DE - KY (Stanford)**
    Noa Pola-Gates - S - AZ
    Taulia Tagovailoa - QB - AL (Alabama)
    Jameson Williams - WR - MO (Ohio State)

    *Announcing his commitment during the game
    **Previously committed to Michigan

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    2020 Recruiting Capsule: Belleville CB Andre Seldon, Jr.

    Belleville (MI) Belleville CB Andre Seldon, Jr. (image via USA Today)

    Name: Andre Seldon, Jr.
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 154 lbs.
    High school: Belleville (MI) Belleville
    Position: Cornerback
    Class: 2020
    Offers: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Iowa State, Kentucky, Syracuse, Toledo, Western Michigan
    Commitment: Michigan on 6/20/18

    Notes: Claims 4.5 forty, 4.22 shuttle, 38.1" vertical...Invited to the 2020 Under Armour All-American Bowl...247 Composite 4-star, #24 CB, #5 in-state, #284 overall as of 1/16/19

    Stats: N/A


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    Nightly Roundup: January 18, 2019

    Ty Law (image via Maizenbrew)

    Former Michigan and NFL cornerback Ty Law wrote a letter to his younger self (LINK).

    Here's an MLive article: "Five Michigan players are playing in bowl games this weekend" (LINK). Cue discussion of Karan Higdon and Juwann Bushell-Beatty skipping the bowl game but then playing in these all-star games.

    Aaron McMann answers the question "What's going on with Pep Hamilton?" (LINK).

    According to Ian Boyd from Football Study Hall, West Virginia plays the Air Raid remix (LINK).

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