Recruiting Update: May 7, 2018

Recruiting Update: May 7, 2018


May 7, 2018

Loganville (GA) Grayson LB Owen Pappoe (image via USA Today)

COMMITMENT

Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw offensive tackle Karsen Barnhart committed to Michigan (LINK).

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2019

Aurora (CO) Eaglecrest offensive tackle Barrett Miller was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’5″, 250 lb. prospect with offers from Colorado, UCLA, and Washington, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #44 offensive tackle, and #475 overall.

Hit the jump to see news on several guys who committed elsewhere in the last week or so.

OFF THE BOARD

Zeeland (MI) East defensive end Adam Berghorst committed to Michigan State. The 6’7″, 245-pounder looks like he could be a solid offensive tackle, too, but whatever he does, it will be in East Lansing.

Minneapolis (MN) Edina offensive tackle Quinn Carroll committed to Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish have huge pull in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and that helps again here with Carroll, a top-100 player. It also probably helps that the Irish keep sending 1st round linemen to the NFL.

St. Louis (MO) Lutheran North defensive end D’Vion Harris committed to Minnesota. I wasn’t even aware that Michigan had offered him back in mid-February, so the #663 overall player must not have had much buzz between himself and the Wolverines.

Loganville (GA) Grayson linebacker Kevin Harris committed to Alabama. Slotted one spot ahead of Carroll in the 247 Composite, Harris could be a weakside end at the next level, though Alabama’s traditional 3-4 look might have him playing outside linebacker.

Loganville (GA) Grayson offensive tackle Wanya Morris committed to Tennessee. He’s the #46 overall player in the country.

Loganville (GA) Grayson linebacker Owen Pappoe committed to Auburn. He’s the #1 outside linebacker and #8 overall player in the nation.

St. Simons Island (GA) Frederica cornerback Jaylin Simpson committed to Auburn.

Loganville (GA) Grayson safety Kenyatta Watson II committed to Texas. To show you the embarrassment of riches coming out of ONE public high school in Georgia, Watson is the lowest ranked of the four Grayson prospects to commit on the same day. He’s #163, while Pappoe (#8), Morris (#46), and Harris (#86) all rank above him. That’s one reason why Grayson’s, uh, tactics have been questioned by many.

MISCELLANEY

Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic defensive end Aeneas DiCosmo named Michigan to his top five with an undetermined announcement date. He’s the #745 overall player in the country.

 

Walled Lake (MI) Western quarterback Sam Johnson III is scheduled to announce his commitment today, and it almost certainly won’t be Michigan. The coaching staff might take only one QB in 2019, and that guy right now is Cade McNamara. I’m guessing Johnson will commit to Missouri.

Harbor City (CA) Narbonne offensive tackle Jonah Tauanu’u, the #74 overall player in 2019, named a top ten that includes Michigan, but the Wolverines are probably toward the bottom of that list:

 

3 comments

  1. Comments: 1154
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    Roanman
    May 07, 2018 at 6:47 AM

    Berghorst … sigh!

  2. Comments: 46
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    Julio
    May 07, 2018 at 7:08 AM

    Yeah, I’d be curious to know how this site feels about Berghorst as a prospect. He looked intriguing to me (size, multi-sport athlete, etc.).

    • Thunder
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      Joined: 7/13/2015
      May 07, 2018 at 1:13 PM

      I like Berghorst. I think he might be best suited by moving to offensive tackle. As a defensive end/defensive tackle, I think he has potential but I don’t know that he’s a huge loss.

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