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17Feb 2017
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Visitors: February 17-19, 2017

Stone Mountain (GA) Stephenson OG Jalil Irvin

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Iverson Clement – RB – Mt. Holly (NJ) Rancocas Valley: Clement is a 6’0″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #25 athlete, and #300 overall. He recently put Michigan in his top six.

Jalil Irvin – OG – Stone Mountain (GA) Stephenson: Irvin is a 6’4″, 280 lb. guard who was committed to Michigan at one time (LINK). He’s now a 4-star, the #16 offensive guard, and #316 overall. He has offers from Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss, among others.

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16Feb 2017
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Way Too Early 2017 Depth Chart: February 2017

Wilton Speight (image via Times Leader)

Back in August I took a look at how the depth chart might look in 2017 (LINK), and then I updated it in September (LINK), November (LINK), and January (LINK). Of course, things are always fluid, there will be early departures, there will be injuries, etc. But now that we have the 2017 class signed or enrolled early, things are perhaps a little bit clearer.

Hit the jump for another early look at 2017.

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15Feb 2017
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2017 Recruiting Grades: Defense

Aubrey Solomon (image via Scout)

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I posted the 2017 offensive recruiting grades last week (LINK), so here are my thoughts on the defensive side of the ball. Click on the player names below for their commitment posts.

DEFENSIVE END: B+
Commits (4): Deron Irving-Bey, Donovan JeterCorey Malone-Hatcher, Kwity Paye, Luiji Vilain
Decommits (0): N/A
Why? Michigan went after some elite rush ends (Jaelan Phillips, K’Lavon Chaisson, etc.) in this cycle, but none showed much interest. Instead, Michigan got home-stater Malone-Hatcher, Boston College decommit Paye, and Canada native Vilain as weakside end types. I thought Vilain improved significantly over the last couple years since moving from Ontario to Virginia. On the strong side, Michigan got Irving-Bey and Jeter, both of whom could end up as a 3-technique tackles. I don’t see dominant players here, but it is a solid group and they’ll get high-quality coaching.

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