Welcome to the Weekend!

    It's the beginning of a long weekend (hopefully), so start your Fourth of July weekend with some beautiful women, including a gif of Daniela Lopez Osorio.

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    2016 Season Countdown: #69 Michael Jocz

    Michael Jocz (image via Michigan Daily)

    Name: Michael Jocz
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 241 lbs.
    High school: Novi (MI) Novi
    Position: Tight end
    Class: Fifth year senior
    Jersey number: #81
    Last year: I ranked Jocz #84 and said he would be a backup tight end (LINK). He played in one game.

    In my yearly too-high tight end ranking, I present to you walk-on Michael Jocz. Michigan likes to use tight ends, and Jocz was used a fair amount in the spring as a blocking tight end. He might not be much of a receiving target, but I think he has a chance to carve out a role as a blocker for a team that doesn't necessarily have many great blocking tight ends. With A.J. Williams moving on, Tyrone Wheatley may fill that role, but Jocz's presence may be the difference between someone like Sean McKeon redshirting or not. He could also be useful on special teams as a blocker.

    Prediction: Backup tight end

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    Recruiting from Tomorrow: July 1, 2016
    Ovie Oghoufo 65x

    Ovie Oghoufo with Greg Mattison (image via Today's U )

    COMMITMENT

    Leesburg (GA) Lee County linebacker Otis Reese committed to Michigan (LINK).

    ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2018

    Los Angeles (CA) Hawkins safety Aashari Crosswell was offered by Michigan. He's a 6'1", 185 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and USC, among others. He's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #10 safety, and #103 overall. He camped at Michigan last week. He's a teammate of 2018 wide receiver Jalen Hall and 2017 wide receiver Joseph Lewis, along with several other Michigan targets.

    Knoxville (TN) Catholic offensive tackle Cade Mays, a Tennessee commit, was offered by Michigan a while ago but didn't report it initially. He's a Tennessee legacy who has been committed to the Volunteers since July of 2015. He's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #3 offensive tackle, and #29 overall, and already committed to play in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

    Hit the jump for some other new offers and a few guys who committed elsewhere.

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    MLive: How young is too young? U-M, MSU offers to 8th graders raise question

    Michigan and MSU are offering youngsters (LINK). Is this good, bad, or neither?

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    Scout 100 for 2018 released

    Oak Park (MI) Oak Park OG Marquan McCall

    Scout released its top 100 players for the class of 2018 (LINK). None of Michigan's commits made the list, but there are lots of targets.

    5-stars:

    1. Trevor Lawrence - QB - GA
    2. Micah Parsons - DE - NJ (Penn State)
    3. Patrick Surtain - CB - FL
    4. Matt Corral - QB - CA (USC)
    6. Jalen Hall - WR - CA
    8. Tyreke Johnson - S - FL
    9. Jamaree Salyer - OG - GA

    4-stars:

    11. Palaie Gaoteote - LB - NV
    12. Teradja Mitchell - LB - VA
    14. Jaiden Woodbey - S - CA
    16. Cade Mays - OT - TN (Tennessee)
    18. T.J. Pledger - RB - CA
    19. Taron Vincent - DT - FL
    21. Jalen Preston - WR - TX
    22. Joshua Jobe - S - FL (Miami)
    30. Isheem Young - S - PA
    32. Olaijah Griffin - CB - CA
    36. Solomon Tuliaupupu - LB - CA
    37. Jahan Dotson - WR - NJ
    39. Jack Carman - OT - OH
    41. Mustapha Muhammad - TE - TX
    44. Derrik Allen - S - GA
    45. Anthony Cook - CB - TX
    47. Nick Petit-Frere - OT - FL
    48. Cameron Rising - QB - CA
    50. Joey Gatewood - QB - FL (Auburn)
    51. Penei Sewell - OT - UT
    54. Michael Thompson - DT - MO
    57. Brian Hightower - WR - FL
    59. Atanza Vongor - S - TX
    60. Tyler Friday - DE - NJ
    61. Cajuan Smith - S - FL
    62. Bookie Radley-Hiles - CB - CA
    65. Aashari Crosswell - S - CA
    67. Zack Kuntz - TE - PA
    69. Jaelen Gill - RB - OH
    70. Richard Gouraige - OT - FL
    72. Justyn Ross - WR - AL
    73. Bumper Pool - LB - TX
    74. Dorian Thompson-Robinson - QB - NV
    75. K.J. Henry - DE - NC
    76. Austin Fontaine - DT - MD
    77. Marquan McCall - OG - MI
    79. Keondre Coburn - DT - GA
    80. Jacob Copeland - WR - FL
    85. Justin Shorter - WR - NJ
    86. Robert Cooper - DT - GA (Florida State)
    87. Marquis Spiker - WR - CA
    91. James Cook - RB - FL (Florida State)
    93. P.J. Mustipher - DT - MD
    95. Nicholas Bonitto - DE - FL

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    2016 Season Countdown: #70 Chris Evans

    Chris Evans

    Name: Chris Evans
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 190 lbs.
    High school: Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis
    Position: Running back
    Class: Freshman
    Jersey number: N/A
    Last year: Evans was a senior in high school (LINK). He ran 188 times for 1,115 yards and 15 TDs, while also catching 40 passes for 411 yards and 4 TDs.
    Final TTB Rating: 68

    Evans was offered in late May of last year, and he committed shortly afterward. Initially, he was wanted as a running back, but other ideas have been floated since: slot receiver, cornerback, safety, etc. The one school that could have thrown a wrench into his commitment was Ohio State, and they did eventually offer in early January. He scheduled a visit to Columbus, but before it happened, he canceled it and announced that he was solid to Michigan and essentially didn't want to rock the boat.

    I had a hard time placing Evans in this countdown. He's a speedy "running back" without a clear position right now. He could be a big-play back. Or he could be a slot receiver, where his route running and understanding of the passing game might take some time. I don't think he will move to defensive back this year, since the coaches recruited him for offense, but that's a possibility down the road. Evans also has some upside as a kick returner. So where will he play this year? I don't know. I think he might get a shot to return kicks, since Michigan depends so heavily on Jabrill Peppers, Jourdan Lewis, and Jehu Chesson for their primary positions. I also think Evans brings an element of speed to the running back position that might not be available elsewhere, so perhaps a couple screens and a few handoffs might be in order.

    Prediction: Backup running back, kickoff returner

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    MLive: Peppers runs 4.34 forty, gets All-America nod

    Jabrill Peppers is fast (LINK).

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