2019 Recruiting Update: February 26, 2018

2019 Recruiting Update: February 26, 2018


February 26, 2018

Brandon Smith (image via 247 Sports)

COMMITMENT

Loganville (GA) Grayson offensive tackle Trente Jones committed to Michigan (LINK).

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2019

Bellflower (CA) Mayfair safety Chris Adimora was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’1″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #23 safety, and #294 overall. I don’t get my hopes up for any California prospects, so I expect him to go to UCLA or USC.

Chicago (IL) Phillips Academy tight end Jahleel Billingsley was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 230-pounder with offers from Florida, Illinois, Nebraska, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #8 tight end, and #260 overall.

Westlake Village (CA) Oaks Christian running back Zach Charbonnet was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’1″, 192 lb. prospect with offers from Cal, Notre Dame, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #19 running back, and #275 overall. As a junior in 2017, he ran the ball 265 times for 2,049 yards (7.7 YPC) and 23 touchdowns. He’s got a good combination of agility, burst, and power.

Hit the jump for several more offers and tidbits.

Greenwood (SC) Emerald tight end Luke Deal was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #11 tight end, and #323 overall.

Upper Marlboro (MD) Wise wide receiver Isaiah Hazel was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’1″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Maryland, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #38 wide receiver, and #242 overall. He had 19 catches for 348 yards and 6 touchdowns as a junior in 2017.

Brooklyn (NY) Canarsie defensive end Adisa Isaac was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, and Syracuse, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #23 strongside end, and #289 overall. Isaac is the #1 overall prospect in the Empire State for 2019.

New Orleans (LA) Warren Easton cornerback Chester Kimbrough was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″ 175-pounder with offers from Alabama, Georgia, and Ole Miss, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #23 cornerback, and #274 overall.

Fort Worth (TX) Nolan Catholic defensive end/linebacker NaNa Osafo-Mensah was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’4″, 227-pounder with offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #7 weakside end, and #110 overall.

Allen (TX) Allen defensive end E.J. Ndoma-Ogar was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 305 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Texas, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #8 offensive guard, and #167 overall. Coincidentally, I recently read that Allen, TX, is the #1 place to live in America, according to Money magazine.

Mineral (VA) Louisa County defensive end Brandon Smith was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 215-pounder with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #4 weakside end, and #35 overall. When this kid decides to go, he goes. He’s one of my top few favorite players in the 2019 class.

Houston (TX) Mayde Creek defensive end Marcus Stripling was offered by Michigan. Stripling is a 6’3″, 260 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #8 strongside end, and #116 overall. He’s thought to be a Texas A&M lean.

Lawrenceville (GA) Archer defensive end Colby Wooden was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, and Georgia, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #29 strongside end, and #375 overall. Michigan has targeted several Archer prospects in recent years with no luck.

Mesquite (TX) West wide receiver Dylan Wright was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 192 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M, among others. As a junior in 2017, he caught 32 passes for 545 yards and 7 touchdowns.

OFF THE BOARD

Acworth (GA) Kennesaw Mountain tight end Ryland Goede committed to Georgia. Goede visited Michigan last fall and was high on the Wolverines at one point, but it’s hard to argue with a Georgia kid staying in Georgia.

LaGrange (GA) Troup County linebacker King Mwikuta committed to Alabama.

Oxford (MS) Lafayette cornerback Brandon Turnage committed to Alabama. The Crimson Tide has four commits, all of whom are in the top 130 players in the country.

MISCELLANEY

This is a 2018 kid named Devonte Lee who signed with Nevada, but it’s one of the more impressive highlight reels if you’re into watching running backs embarrassing opponents.

3 comments

  1. Blue in NC
    Comments: 39
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Blue in NC
    Feb 26, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    Just a quick note: I believe your “added to the Board: 2018” should read 2019 instead. Thanks for the informative update.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2605
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Feb 26, 2018 at 9:34 AM

      You are correct. I fixed it. Thanks.

  2. 17years
    Comments: 57
    Joined: 2/6/2018
    17years
    Feb 26, 2018 at 10:53 PM

    Devonte Lee better be careful he doesn’t go head first into some fire breathing LB in college like he did to some defenders in the video.

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