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24Feb 2017
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2-24-17 Recruiting Update: Cornerbacks galore!

Quindarious Monday (image via Bulldawg Illustrated)

With a flurry of 2018 offers going out in recent weeks, I have to break things down into smaller chunks. And Michigan has been greatly expanding its defensive back recruiting board lately. Below is a look at the cornerbacks and safeties with shiny new Michigan offers:

Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas cornerback Al Blades, Jr. was offered by Michigan. He’s 6’0″, 170 lbs. and has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Miami, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #12 cornerback, and #78 overall. He’s the son of former Miami wide receiver Al Blades and the nephew of former Hurricane (and Detroit Lion) safety Bennie Blades, so Miami is a likely landing spot.

McDonough (GA) Eagle’s Landing cornerback Tre’ Douglas was offered by Michigan. He’s 6’2″, 180 lbs. and is ranked as a 4-star, the #30 cornerback, and #319 overall. Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Ohio State are also after him. He’s a tall, lanky corner prospect, which is becoming a common trait for Michigan’s corner targets.

Naples (FL) Naples safety Sammy Faustin was offered by Michigan. Faustin is 6’2″, 170 lbs. and his offer list is slightly less improve than the above players’, with the likes of Kentucky, North Carolina State, and Virginia as his best tenders. He could play a boundary corner spot, but I think he’s more likely headed for a safety position.

Hit the jump for a bunch more defensive back offers.

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23Feb 2017
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How does the 2017 class match up with Michigan’s historical recruits?

Which 2017 recruit is most like Kelly Baraka? (image via Ace of Sports)

If you’re like me, you’re a huge nerd. And a fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

But more importantly, you probably like recruiting and Michigan football. With the fancy tool that is the 247 Sports Composite Ranking, I was able to put together a list of Michigan’s all-time player recruiting rankings (LINK). Not only does it help put things in perspective, but it also gives us a chance to make some comparisons in the here and now.

So below is a list of all of Michigan’s 2017 recruits, along with where they rank among the “pantheon” of Michigan recruits since 2000, and then the overall rankings of the players near them.

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