Goodbye, Grant Perry

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1Feb 2019
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Goodbye, Grant Perry

Grant Perry (image via Wolverines Wire)

HIGH SCHOOL

Perry attended Bloomfield Hills (MI) Brother Rice as a part of the class of 2015, and he was a teammate of quarterback Alex Malzone (who went to Michigan before transferring to Miami-OH). Perry caught 105 passes for 1,727 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior. He really wanted a Michigan offer, which didn’t like it would come, so he committed to Northwestern in December of 2014. When Jim Harbaugh was hired in late December, he started trying to put together an improved class. Two days before National Signing Day in February, Harbaugh called up Perry and offered him a scholarship, giving him the opportunity to drop the Wildcats in favor of the Wolverines. I gave him a TTB Rating of 71 (LINK).

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31Jan 2019
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Nightly Roundup: January 31, 2019

 

Former Michigan basketball players Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway, Jr. were traded from the New York Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks in a huge trade involving Kristaps Porzingis (LINK).

The NCAA has banned Missouri from the post-season next season and taken several other steps to impact their recruiting (LINK). Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for UNC, Miami, and Michigan State to see any notable punishments…

31Jan 2019
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2020 Recruiting Update: January 31, 2019

Southfield (MI) A&T defensive tackle Bryce Austin (image via Twitter)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2020

Bryce Austin – DT – Southfield (MI) A&T: Austin is a 6’2″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Michigan State, Missouri, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #22 defensive tackle, and #314 overall. He visited Ann Arbor last weekend and was given the offer while on campus. He’s a teammate of 2020 quarterback Anthony Romphf, whom Michigan offered a couple weeks ago.

Brian Branch – WR – Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek: Branch is a 6’0″, 175-pounder with offers from Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #26 safety, and #442 overall. As a junior in 2018, he had 5 interceptions, 15 catches for 368 yards and 3 touchdowns, and 2 kickoff return touchdowns.

Gary Bryant, Jr. – WR – Corona (CA) Centennial: Bryant is a 5’10”, 160 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #17 wide receiver, and #75 overall.

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30Jan 2019
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Nightly Roundup: January 30, 2019

Brandon Peters (image via MLive)

Dylan McCaffrey gives Michigan a reliable backup option at QB (LINK).

Aaron McMann says Brandon Peters has a decision to make (LINK).

Ron English told Sam Webb how Jai Eugene ended up at LSU instead of Michigan (LINK).

New defensive line coach Shaun Nua is going to make $400,000 a year (LINK).

Deion Sanders wrote a letter to his younger self for The Players Tribune (LINK).

A Pittsburgh television station worker got fired for insulting Tom Brady (LINK).

History.com has an article on “Oval Office Athletes: Presidents and the Sports They Played” (LINK). It’s noteworthy that so many presidents involved themselves in athletics.

30Jan 2019
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2019 Preferred Walk-on Commitments and Offers

Lakewood (OH) St. Edward safety Caden Kolesar

Since we’re all superfans of Michigan football, here’s this year’s look at the preferred walk-on offers and commitments that have come along throughout the recruiting cycle. Some of these players have earned scholarship offers from other, lower-level programs or committed elsewhere, but Michigan has landed a few pledges so far.

Hit the jump for the position-by-position list.

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