Lakewood (OH) St. Edward wide receiver Quintel Kent committed to Michigan on Saturday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from several MAC programs.
Kent is 6’0″, 170 lbs. He claims a 4.56 forty and a 4.36 shuttle. Maxpreps has him down for 18 catches for 414 yards (23 yards/catch) and 7 touchdowns in just three games for the 2017 season.
Rivals: 2-star WR
247 Sports: 3-star, 84 grade, #130 WR, #1105 overall
Hit the jump for more on Kent’s commitment.
Kent was offered by Michigan in late June and immediately named the Wolverines as his leader. He visited for the BBQ at the Big House last weekend and then went public with his commitment a week later.
On the plus side, Kent seems to be wildly productive at wide receiver for St. Edward, a powerhouse school in the state of Ohio. Averaging 23 yards/catch for 7 touchdowns in three games is pretty darn good.
So there’s that.
From watching film of him, though, I don’t see whatever Michigan must see. There’s nothing about him that jumps off the screen. He has average size with average acceleration and average top-end speed for an FBS recruit. He’s not a nuanced route runner, and he doesn’t get great separation from defensive backs, some of whom don’t look stellar themselves.
Overall, I don’t think this does anything to push Michigan’s program forward. There are some walk-on guys who I can see being just as successful as I would project Kent to be. He may be able to be an effective slot receiver if he’s a decent blocker, because slot guys can be productive based on play calling and taking advantage of play action. I just don’t see a whole lot of upside from him at this point.
Michigan now has 19 commitments in the class of 2019. The wide receiver group is limited to just Kent and Floridian George Johnson III. Michigan has recruited St. Edward before, landing offensive guard Kyle Kalis; cornerback Shaun Crawford was also committed to Michigan for a while before flipping to Notre Dame.
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