Recruiting Update: March 26, 2018

Recruiting Update: March 26, 2018


March 26, 2018

Frankfort (KY) Western Hills ATH Wandale Robinson (image via State Journal)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2019

Katy (TX) Cinco Ranch linebacker David Gbenda was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 212 lb. prospect with offers from Baylor, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #12 inside linebacker, and #337 overall. As a junior in 2017, he made 56 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 2 pass breakups.

Wichita (KS) Northwest running back Breece Hall was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’1″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, and Nebraska, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #73 running back, and #978 overall. As a junior in 2017, he ran for 2,082 yards and 32 touchdowns; he also claims a 4.51 forty and a 34″ vertical.

Hit the jump for another new offer and some other bits.

Frankfort (KY) Western Hills athlete Wandale Robinson was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’8″, 171 lb. running back/wide receiver/cornerback/safety/kick returner/punt returner with offers from Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, and Nebraska, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #8 athlete, and #721 overall. In three years on varsity, he has 404 carries for 4,822 yards and 67 rushing touchdowns; he has also caught 71 passes for 1,062 yards and 10 touchdowns.

OFF THE BOARD

Avon (IN) Avon running back Sampson James committed to Ohio State. The #8 running back and #141 overall player in the 2019 class visited Michigan a week before visiting Ohio State, so obviously he was at a stage to pull the trigger and just liked Ohio State that much more.

St. Louis (MO) Trinity Catholic cornerback Isaiah Williams committed to Illinois. Williams is the second top-100 player to commit to Illinois in the past couple weeks, joining WR/CB Marquez Beason from Texas. Williams is a 5-star, the #3 athlete, and #28 overall player in the 2019 class. The Illini intend for him to play quarterback, even though he’s looked at by many schools as a wide receiver or corner. At 5’10” and 160 lbs., he would be a tiny quarterback, but he could be a dynamic runner. His former high school coach, Corey Patterson, was hired recently as Illinois’ tight ends coach. It will be quite a coup if Illinois can keep Beason or Williams committed, let alone both.

MISCELLANEY

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3 comments

  1. Comments: 148
    Joined: 12/19/2015
    Extrajuice
    Mar 26, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    The highlights of Wandale Robinson are awesome. I know a lot of people looking at them like I did the first time are amazed at his quickness. However, after a 2nd time watching I’m not AS amazed. The competition is atrocious. His quickness will be neutralized in a power 5 conference. His speed is ok but nothing overwhelming. Plus, he doesn’t have a position at the next level. He’s just too small without a frame to build on. Sam McGuffie-esque.

    As for Breece Hall, his nickname should be “Hallway” because he’s running through huge empty hallway holes made by his lineman. One thing I look for in high school running backs (including burst) is the ability to break tackles. He maybe broke 5 tackles in the 8 minute video. He does have a some speed for a big dude and some quickness. I give him credit for his vision too. Just difficult to get a good read on this kid yet. Would like to see how his senior year starts out before getting too excited about a possible commitment.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2442
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Mar 26, 2018 at 11:59 AM

      I think Robinson could be a kick/punt returner. I like him as a slot receiver, too. I think he has a position, but he’s not an every-down guy, IMO.

      I thought the same thing about Hall’s film.

      • 17years
        Comments: 47
        Joined: 2/6/2018
        17years
        Mar 27, 2018 at 10:23 PM

        Scholarships are pretty valuable. I don’t know if Wandale Robinson should have one from as Power 5. If he had fantastic hands, then I could see him worth one as a slot receiver, like you see him.

        I would pass on offering him.

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