2017 Season Countdown: #25 Jordan Glasgow

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9Aug 2017
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2017 Season Countdown: #25 Jordan Glasgow

Jordan Glasgow (image via Orlando Sentinel)

Name: Jordan Glasgow
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 210 lbs.
High school: Aurora (IL) Marmion Academy
Position: Safety
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #29
Last year: I ranked Glasgow #84 and said he would be a backup safety and special teamer. He made 12 tackles and 1 fumble recovery.
TTB Rating: N/A

Before the spring game of 2017, you probably knew two things about Jordan Glasgow. One, he’s the youngest of the Glasgow brothers, all of whom walked on to Michigan’s program and got drafted so far. Two, he was the dude who missed the tackle on Florida State’s kickoff returner, Keith Gavin, in the Orange Bowl. The latter is probably the most embarrassing moment of the youngest Glasgow’s whole football career, because there’s a very good chance that Michigan would have won the bowl game and been 11-2 to end the season.

Surely he wants to give people something else to remember. Of course, this didn’t erase the Orange Bowl gaffe, but he did make an endzone interception in the spring game and return it 103 yards for a touchdown against a Wilton Speight-led offense. He also made 2 tackles and 1 pass breakup on defense in the spring game. He probably won’t start this fall unless injuries occur, but right now he appears to be a primary backup to Viper Khaleke Hudson and strong safety Joshua Metellus. He should get a fair amount of playing time, and maybe he can make something happen in game action to forget his most embarrassing moment.

Prediction: Backup Viper/strong safety, special teamer

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Recruiting Update: August 9, 2017

Warren G and his son, Olaijah Griffin (image via Twitter)

COMMITMENTS

Naples (FL) Naples cornerback/safety Sammy Faustin committed to Michigan (LINK).

Norcross (GA) Greater Atlanta Christian strongside end Chris Hinton, Jr., a 2019 prospect, committed to Michigan.

OFF THE BOARD

Houston (TX) Westfield defensive tackle Keondre Coburn committed to Texas. At 6’1″ and 329 lbs., the #103 overall prospect seems destined to be a fire hydrant of a nose tackle.

Pensacola (FL) Escambia wide receiver Jacob Copeland commmitted to Florida. He’s the #9 wideout and #52 overall.

Hampton (GA) Dutchtown safety Trey Dean committed to Tennessee.

Houston (TX) Dekaney tight end Malcolm Epps committed to Texas. The Longhorns now have two tight end commitments, which should be a signal that Mustapha Muhammad is headed elsewhere (a.k.a. Michigan).

Mission Viejo (CA) Mission Viejo cornerback Olaijah Griffin committed to UCLA. The son of rapper Warren G is the #49 player and #8 cornerback in the class.

Owings Mills (MD) McDonogh defensive tackle P.J. Mustipher committed to Penn State. The #98 overall prospect in 2018 is the younger brother of Notre Dame redshirt junior offensive guard Sam Mustipher.

8Aug 2017
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2017 Season Countdown: #26 Aubrey Solomon

Aubrey Solomon

Name: Aubrey Solomon
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 288 lbs.
High school: Leesburg (GA) Lee County
Position: Defensive tackle
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: #5
Last year: Solomon was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating: 89

Solomon committed to Michigan in June of 2016 (LINK). And then he committed again in February of 2017 (LINK). Why did he have to commit to Michigan twice? Because in between, Michigan thanked him for attending the BBQ at the Big House that he didn’t attend, and they spelled his name wrong, which led to a decommitment (LINK). I can’t blame him for being miffed, but he was also recorded saying “f*** Michigan” by another player at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Hope seemed to dissipate at that point . . . until a couple days later, Michigan Crystal Balls started to pop up. The rest is history, and Michigan landed a 5-star and the #24 overall player in the country.

Solomon arrived on campus this summer, and initial reports were not glowing. He was rumored to be less physical than expected, despite the fact that he has to realize there’s an opportunity for immediate playing time behind nose tackle Bryan Mone. But here’s him defeating sophomore offensive guard Ben Bredeson:

 

If he’s not quite powerful enough to be a standout as a freshman, he doesn’t seem too far off.

The Wolverines need a nose tackle to step up this year, now that Maurice Hurst, Jr. has moved to the 3-tech position and Ryan Glasgow is in the NFL. Sophomore Michael Dwumfour can play some nose, too, but it’s a position that’s pretty light beyond Mone unless guys start shifting around. I’ve said for a while that I think Solomon will be the #2 nose tackle, and while it might take him a bit of time to adjust, I think he has to fill that role this season. I think he will be pretty good by the second half of the year, if not earlier.

Prediction: Backup nose tackle

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