2019 Offensive Recruiting Update: February 5, 2018

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2019 Offensive Recruiting Update: February 5, 2018

Tre Mosley (#7, image via Freep)

If you’re looking for updates on Michigan’s defensive recruiting in the 2019 class, check out last week’s post here (LINK).

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2019

Tampa (FL) Catholic wide receiver Ahmarean Brown was offered by Michigan. He’s a 3-star, the #68 wide receiver, and #519 overall. He has offers from Alabama, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, among others.

Buford (GA) Buford offensive tackle Carter Colquitt was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’6″, 295 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #72 offensive tackle, and #738 overall. Colquitt is the teammate of 2018 Michigan running back signee Christian Turner.

Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna wide receiver John Dunmore decommitted from Florida. He’s a 6’2″, 172 lb. prospect with other offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Oregon, among others. He decommitted from the Gators just a few days after receiving the offer from Michigan, and he seems very interested in the Wolverines. He’s a 4-star, the #28 wide receiver, and #151 overall.

Hit the jump for a bunch more offers.

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5Feb 2018
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Review of 2008 Recruiting: Wide Receivers

Darryl Stonum

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but here’s a look back at the 2008 recruiting class – one whole decade ago.

THE ROSTER

LaTerryal Savage (RS Jr.)
Greg Mathews (Jr.)
Zion Babb (So.)
Toney Clemons (So.)
Junior Hemingway (So.)
James Rogers (So.)

THE COMMITS

Martavious Odoms
High school: Pahokee (FL) Pahokee
Ratings: Rivals 3-star, #71 WR
College: Michigan
Other notable offers: Auburn, Miami, Notre Dame, West Virginia 
Scoop: Odoms started 11 games as a true freshman, but his playing time and productivity diminished throughout his career. He made 94 career catches for 1,087 yards and 5 touchdowns. Interestingly, he only had 7 catches in his senior year of 2011, but 3 of them went for touchdowns. He also was a punt returner and scored 1 touchdown against Purdue as a true freshman. He was not drafted in 2012 and did not play beyond college.

Terrence Robinson
High school: Klein (TX) Oak
Ratings: Rivals 4-star, #9 APB
College: Michigan
Other notable offers: Nebraska, Oregon, TCU
Scoop: Robinson redshirted in 2008 and went on to make three career starts, all of which came in 2010. He caught 2 passes for 56 yards, returned 2 kickoffs for 27 yards, returned 1 punt for 11 yards, made 6 tackles on special teams, forced 1 fumble, and recovered 1 fumble. Those defensive statistics came entirely on special teams in 2011, Brady Hoke’s first year. He did not return for a fifth year and did not play professionally.

Roy Roundtree
High school: Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison
Ratings: Rivals 4-star, #44 WR
College: Michigan
Other notable offers: Nebraska, Purdue 
Scoop: Roundtree redshirted in 2008 and then had a bit of a breakout campaign out of nowhere in 2009. He caught 32 passes for 434 yards (30 for 390 yards in a four-game stretch) and 3 touchdowns. He was Second Team All-Big Ten in 2010 with 72 catches for 935 yards and 7 touchdowns. With the new coaching staff in 2011, he caught just 19 passes for 355 yards and 2 touchdowns. He capped his career with 31 catches for 550 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2012. In both of his final seasons, he averaged a healthy 18.7 yards/catch. His career-high of 246 receiving yards against Illinois in 2010 was #1 all-time at Michigan until Jeremy Gallon surpassed him with 369 against Indiana in 2013. Roundtree was not drafted in 2013, spent some time with the Cincinnati Bengals before getting cut, and played in the Indoor Football League. He was the wide receivers coach at Indiana State last year, where several of Brady Hoke’s staff members now reside, and he will be returning to Michigan as a graduate assistant in 2018.

Darryl Stonum
High school: Stafford (TX) Dulles
Ratings: Rivals 4-star, #7 WR, #41 overall
College: Michigan Baylor
Other notable offers: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, USC
Scoop: Stonum caught 14 passes for 176 yards and 1 touchdown as a freshman in 2008. As a sophomore in 2009, he caught 13 passes for 199 yards and 1 touchdown; he also returned 39 kickoffs for 1,001 yards and 1 touchdown, a 94-yarder against Notre Dame. In his junior year of 2010, he caught 49 passes for 633 yards and 4 touchdowns. Despite solid production, he was suspended by Brady Hoke for the 2011 season – a redshirt year – for having multiple incidents with alcohol. He transferred to Baylor for 2012, where he caught 3 passes for 51 yards and 1 touchdown. He was not drafted in 2013 and is out of football. He totaled 76 catches for 1,008 yards and 6 touchdowns at Michigan.

Hit the jump for a look at the rest of the receivers offered by Michigan in 2008, along with some thoughts on the class overall.

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4Feb 2018
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Kevin Doyle, Ex-Wolverine

Kevin Doyle

Washington (DC) St. John’s quarterback Kevin Doyle decommitted from Michigan on Sunday afternoon. He had been committed to Michigan since September. Doyle is a 3-star, the #23 pro-style quarterback, and #555 overall. He has other offers from Arizona, Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Pitt, Syracuse, and West Virginia, among others.

I gave Doyle a TTB Rating of 76 (LINK), comparing him to the likes of Wilton Speight and John Navarre – decent quarterbacks, but not stars.

Doyle did not sign during the early signing period in December, and Michigan had been talking to him about going to prep school for a year and reclassifying to the 2019 class. Doyle had been aware of that plan for a while, but with a decent offer list, it always seemed like it might be difficult to convince him to spend an extra year in school when he doesn’t need it academically. He will presumably sign with another FBS school, although it’s unclear at this moment which program is in the driver’s seat.

Michigan’s depth chart for 2018 now looks like this (listed in order of experience):

  1. Shea Patterson (Jr.)
  2. Brandon Peters (RS So.)
  3. Dylan McCaffrey (RS Fr.)
  4. Joe Milton (Fr.)
4Feb 2018
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Super Bowl 52 Predictions

I’m torn on whether I want the Eagles or Patriots to win the Super Bowl tonight. On the one hand, I want Tom Brady to be cemented as the greatest QB of all-time, and it would be nice for Alan Branch and David Harris to get Super Bowl rings, too. On the other hand, Brandon Graham plays for the Eagles and doesn’t have a championship yet.

Nick Foles played out of his mind in the NFC Championship game, and I don’t think he’ll replicate that against the Patriots. So I’ll go with New England, 26-23.

What’s your prediction for the score? I’ll send you a $25 Amazon gift card if you’re the first to guess the correct winner and score.

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