Nightly Roundup: January 31, 2019

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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.

Hit the jump for a bunch of other new offers.

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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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30Jan 2019
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Portsmouth (VA) Norcom DE Antwaun Powell (image via 247 Sports)

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2019

Mica Gelb – OG – Washington (DC) Woodrow Wilson: Gelb is a 6’5″, 305 lb. prospect who’s a preferred walk-on candidate.

2020

Antwaun Powell – DE – Portsmouth (VA) Norcom: Powell is a 6’2″, 214 lb. prospect with offers from Duke, Michigan, Pitt, and Virginia, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #25 weakside end, and #622 overall.

Peter Skoronski – OG – Park Ridge (IL) Maine South: Skoronski is a 6’4″, 280-pounder with offers from Illinois, Iowa, Notre Dame, and Penn State. He’s a 4-star, the #12 offensive guard, and #326 overall.