2018 Season Countdown: #79 Jalen Mayfield

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27Jun 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #79 Jalen Mayfield

Jalen Mayfield (left) with Cameron McGrone and Aidan Hutchinson (image via Twitter)

Name: Jalen Mayfield
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 275 lbs.
High school: Grand Rapids (MI) Catholic Central
Position: Offensive tackle
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Mayfield was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 96 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries.

Mayfield was originally committed to Minnesota before getting an offer from the Wolverines, which he accepted. He joins a team with a gaping hole (or two) at offensive tackle, but it’s tough to play on the offensive line as a freshman. Mason Cole, Ben Bredeson, and Cesar Ruiz have played significant minutes in recent years when they were true freshmen, but they’ve gone through struggles. Now the belief is that Michigan will play a couple veteran offensive tackles or a redshirt freshman (James Hudson), so I don’t think Mayfield will play a big role in 2018. He needs to add some bulk and strength, and even new offensive line coach Ed Warinner has hinted that Mayfield will need a year or two of seasoning. He played in a run-heavy high school offense (over 3,500 rushing yards and 50 rushing touchdowns in 2017), so pass protection is probably going to be the biggest adjustment.

Prediction: Redshirt


26Jun 2018
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George Johnson III, Wolverine

George Johnson III (image via Twitter)

Stuart (FL) Martin County wide receiver George Johnson III committed to Michigan on Monday evening. He picked Michigan over offers from Florida State, Georgia, Nebraska, and Oregon, among others.

Johnson is listed at 5’11” and 180 lbs. He claims a 4.72 forty, a 4.32 shuttle, and a 32″ vertical.

Rivals: 3-star ATH
247 Sports: 3-star, 85 grade, #95 WR, #967 overall

Hit the jump for more on Johnson’s commitment.

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