Recruiting Update: April 5, 2016

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5Apr 2016
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Recruiting Update: April 5, 2016

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Dearborn (MI) Divine Child DE Aidan Hutchinson

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COMMITMENTS
Groton (MA) Lawrence Academy running back A.J. Dillon committed to Michigan (LINK).

Jacksonville (FL) Trinity fullback Chase Lasater committed to Michigan (LINK).

Berrien Springs (MI) Berrien Springs defensive tackle Phillip Paea committed to Michigan (LINK).

Los Lunas (NM) Los Lunas running back O’Maury Samuels committed to Michigan (LINK).

Springfield (OH) Springfield defensive end Leonard Taylor committed to Michigan (LINK).

Hit the jump for a lot more recruiting news from the past week.

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4Apr 2016
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O’Maury Samuels, Wolverine

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Los Lunas (NM) Los Lunas RB O’Maury Samuels (image via KRQE)

Los Lunas (NM) Los Lunas running back O’Maury Samuels committed to Michigan on Sunday. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Arizona and TCU, among others.

Samuels is listed at 5’11”, 190 lbs. He was recently invited to The Opening after the regional in Dallas, where he took the national lead in SPARQ rating with a score of 138.3. He ran a 4.58 forty and a 4.14 shuttle, and he showed off a 44.5″ vertical. As a junior in 2015, he ran 185 times for 1,468 yards (7.9 yards/carry) and 21 TDs; he also caught 8 passes for 92 yards and 2 TDs.

RATINGS
ESPN: Unranked
Rivals: Unranked
Scout: 4-star, #23 RB
247 Sports: 3-star, 89 grade, #25 RB, #338 overall

Hit the jump for more on Samuels’s commitment.

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2Apr 2016
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Phillip Paea, Wolverine

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Berrien Springs (MI) Berrien Springs offensive guard Phillip Paea (image via NDInsider)

Berrien Springs (MI) Berrien Springs defensive tackle Phillip Paea committed to Michigan on Saturday. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Arizona, BYU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, USC, and Utah, among others.

Paea is listed at 6’4″, 285 lbs. He claims a 300 lb. bench press. He is the cousin of both Michigan defensive tackle Bryan Mone and NFL defensive end Stephen Paea.

RATINGS
ESPN: Unranked
Rivals: 3-star, #13 OG
Scout: 3-star, #26 DT
247 Sports: 3-star, 89 grade, #25 DT, #333 overall

Hit the jump for more on Paea’s commitment.

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2Apr 2016
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Spring Game Observations

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Ty Isaac beat Jabrill Peppers to the edge for a long gain (image via MLive)

QUARTERBACK
After watching Brandon Peters last week and now this week, I have very high hopes for him. He’s not ready yet, but he’s adjusting to the college game quickly and is a good athlete. I think he has the highest upside on the team. I still think it’s a neck-and-neck battle between Speight and O’Korn. I want O’Korn to win the job because I think he has better athletic skills and you can do more things with his legs, but it’s a tough choice. (Yes, I realize Speight scored a TD on a naked bootleg, but the guy he burned was walk-on linebacker Jack Dunaway. Also, I’ve seen Peyton Manning score on a similar play, and Manning is nobody’s idea of a mobile QB.)

RUNNING BACK
I’ve said it for a long time, but Isaac was the best runner on the field. He finished with 10 carries for 78 yards, including two long runs. He was also running behind an offensive line that included mostly backups, freshman left tackle Grant Newsome, and center Mason Cole. He’s not without flaws (for example, he doesn’t have the same angry fervor as De’Veon Smith when trying to break tackles), but Isaac looks improved from last year. Kareem Walker looked decent, though the competition he shined most against were walk-ons. Kingston Davis recovered enough from last week’s undisclosed injury to notch a couple carries, but he didn’t have a lot of room to run; he looks like a truck, but he probably needs to shed a few pounds. Of the fullbacks, I’m not in love with Henry Poggi because he’s just not a guy who’s a threat with the ball in his hands. I really like Khalid Hill there, and I think Bobby Henderson can be a Kerridge-like player (though I’m not sure about his hands yet).

Hit the jump for the rest of the position-by-position rundowns.

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2Apr 2016
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Leonard Taylor, Wolverine

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Springfield (OH) Springfield TE/DE Leonard Taylor

Springfield (OH) Springfield defensive end Leonard Taylor committed to Michigan on Friday night. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Tennessee, among others.

Taylor is listed at 6’6″, 245 lbs. on his Hudl page.

RATINGS
ESPN: Unranked
Rivals: Unranked
Scout: 4-star DE
247 Sports: 4-star, 95 grade, #3 DT, #22 overall

Hit the jump for more on Taylor’s commitment.

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