Nike’s The Opening 2017 roster

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17Jun 2017
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Nike’s The Opening 2017 roster

Buford (GA) Buford RB Christian Turner

The Opening Finals will take place from June 28-July 3. A chunk of it will be broadcast on ESPNU. Here’s a link to the full roster (LINK), and below you will find all the players who have been offered by Michigan:

Bryan Addison – WR/S – CA
Jayson Ademilola – DE – NJ (Notre Dame)
Derrik Allen – S – GA (Notre Dame)
Kamryn Babb – WR – MO
Al Blades – CB – FL
Amari Burney – S – FL (Florida)
Tyson Campbell – CB – FL
Jackson Carman – OT – OH
Anthony Cook – CB – TX
James Cook – RB – FL (Florida State)
Matt Corral – QB – CA (USC)
Aashari Crosswell – S – CA
Devontae Dobbs – OT – MI*
Curtis Dunlap, Jr. – OG – FL
Emil Ekiyor – OG – IN (Michigan)
John Emery, Jr. – RB – LA
Daniel Faalele – OT – FL
Luke Ford – TE – IL
B.J. Foster – S – TX (Texas)
Palaie Gaoteote – LB – NV (USC)
Kalon Gervin – CB – MI
Jaelen Gill – RB – OH (Ohio State)
Richard Gouraige – OT – FL
Gemon Green – CB – TX (Michigan)
Olaijah Griffin – CB – CA
Houston Griffith – CB – IL
Jalen Hall – WR – CA
Zach Harrison – DE – OH*
K.J. Henry – DE – NC
Brian Hightower – WR – FL
Trey Hill – OG – GA
Talanoa Hufanga – S – OR
Kearis Jackson – WR – GA
D’shawn Jamison – CB – TX
Tank Jenkins – OG – AL
Josh Jobe – CB – CT (Miami)
Tyreke Johnson – S – FL
Brevin Jordan – TE – NV (Miami)
Trevor Lawrence – QB – GA (Clemson)
A.J. Lytton – CB – MD
Will Mallory – TE – FL (Miami)
Cade Mays – OT – TN (Tennessee)
Kyler McMichael – CB – GA
Teradja Mitchell – LB – VA (Florida State)
Elijah Moore – WR – FL
Ovie Oghoufo – LB – MI (Notre Dame)
Owen Pappoe – LB – GA*
Micah Parsons – DE – PA
Ronnie Perkins – DE – MO
T.J. Pledger – RB – FL (Oklahoma)
Jalen Preston – WR – TX
Josh Proctor – S – OK (Ohio State)
Brendan Radley-Hiles – CB – FL (Nebraska)
David Reese – LB – FL
Justyn Ross – WR – AL
Jeremy Ruckert – TE – NJ
Mychale Salahuddin – RB – DC
Jamaree Salyer – OG – GA
Tyrone Sampson – C – MI (Syracuse)#
Asante Samuel, Jr. – CB – FL
Rick Sandidge – DT – FL
Anthony Schwartz – WR – FL
Ray Scott – LB – CA (USC)
Penei Sewell – OT – CA
Justin Shorter – WR – NJ (Penn State)
Tyler Shough – QB – AZ (North Carolina)
Shayne Simon – S – NJ
Myles Sims – CB – GA (Michigan)
Chris Smith – CB – GA (Georgia)
Tyreke Smith – DE – OH
Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR – CA
Caden Sterns – S – TX (Texas)
Patrick Surtain II – CB – FL
Alontae Taylor – WR – TN (Tennessee)
Isaac Taylor-Stuart – CB – CA
Xavier Thomas – DE – FL (Clemson)
Michael Thompson – DT – MO
Dorian Thompson-Robinson – QB – NV (UCLA)
Solomon Tuliaupupu – LB – CA
Christian Turner – RB – GA (Michigan)
Christian Tutt – CB – GA
Taron Vincent – DT – FL (Ohio State)
Atanza Vongor – S – TX
Brey Walker – OT – OK (Oklahoma)
Rasheed Walker – OT – MD
Xavier Williams – WR – FL (Alabama)
Jaiden Woodbey – S – CA (Ohio State)

*2019 prospect
#Not offered by Michigan

16Jun 2017
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2017 Season Countdown: #71 Ron Johnson, Jr.

Ron Johnson, Jr. (image via MWolverine)

Name: Ron Johnson, Jr.
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 245 lbs.
High school: Camden (NJ) Camden
Position: Defensive end
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #17
Last year: I ranked Johnson #73 and said he would redshirt. He redshirted.
TTB Rating: 83

Johnson came into last season as a relatively unpolished player with some decent upside, and with Michigan’s depth on the defensive line, the chances of him playing were slim. Michigan got a ton of production from the guys who did play, and Johnson wasn’t ready, anyway.

This spring Johnson was playing some defensive tackle, and it was hard to figure out the reason. He didn’t appear to be significantly bigger. The most likely reason is that Michigan didn’t have a ton of options at defensive tackle, combined with Johnson perhaps still not being a decent option for playing time on the outside. If the staff were counting on him to contribute heavily this fall, they would probably be giving him reps at the position he’s likely to play. I think Johnson is at least a year away from playing significant minutes, and we’ll see whether they continue to bulk him up for an interior position.

Prediction: Backup defensive end

15Jun 2017
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2017 Aerial Assault QB Camp Participants

J.T. Daniels (image via SoCal Sidelines)

There will be a lot of campers descending on Ann Arbor for the Aerial Assault QB Camp on June 17, 2017. I have heard that some non-quarterbacks are attending the camp, so I’m not sure if they’ll be receiving targets or if they’re just visiting campus during that time. Regardless, I’ll list here some of the notable prospects attending the camp:

2018

  • West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield QB Bryce Veasley (Bowling Green State)

2019

  • Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei QB J.T. Daniels (Update: Daniels was unable to make it to Ann Arbor.)
  • Houston (TX) St. Pius X QB Grant Gunnell (Texas A&M)
  • Detroit (MI) Cass Tech QB Noah Stamps-Freeman

2020

  • Marietta (GA) Marietta QB Harrison Bailey (Update: Bailey also was unable to make it to town.)

2021

Players with a Michigan offer are in bold.

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