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21Apr 2018
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Visitors: April 20-22, 2018

Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw OG Karsen Barnhart (image via MLive)

2019

Jay Amburgey – OT – Reynoldsburg (OH) Reynoldsburg: Amburgey is a 6’5″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from mostly MAC schools, plus Cincinnati and Syracuse. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #117 offensive tackle, and #1470 overall. He’s probably hoping for a Michigan offer, though Michigan’s recent offensive line commitments probably make that unlikely.

Karsen Barnhart – OG – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is a 6’4″, 282 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, and Nebraska, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #45 offensive tackle, and #431 overall. Barnhart is scheduled to announce a commitment later this week, and considering that he has scheduled a return visit to Michigan after his commitment, that choice seems fairly obviously (unless the Jack Stewart commitment changes things). UPDATE: It appears the Stewart commitment has changed things, and Barnhart is pushing back his commitment.

Devin Boddie – CB – Memphis (TN) Whitehaven: Boddie is a 5’11”, 165-pounder with offers from Georgia Tech, Louisville, Vanderbilt, and Virginia, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #56 athlete, and #615 overall.

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5Apr 2018
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2021 Recruiting Update: April 5, 2018

Sol Jay Maiava (image via Twitter)

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ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2021

La Jolla (CA) Bishop’s School quarterback Tyler Buchner was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 200-pounder who was already committed to Michigan for lacrosse, and now he has a football offer. UCLA has also offered him for football.

Monroeville (PA) Gateway running back Derrick Davis, Jr. was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 175-pounder with offers from Penn State, Pitt, and West Virginia. He grew up as an Alabama fan, and his dad played at Michigan State. So . . . I have a hard time seeing this go in Michigan’s direction.

West Lafayette (IN) West Lafayette linebacker Yanni Karlaftis was offered by Michigan. Karlaftis is a 6’3″, 205 lb. outside linebacker, and he’s the brother of 2019 defensive end George Karlaftis, a Purdue commit. If you’ve not familiar with the story of the Karlaftis family, it’s a very interesting – and sad – tale. They grew up in Athens, Greece, after their father got two degrees, an undergrad at Miami-FL and a Ph.D at Purdue. Their dad tragically passed away in 2014 after the family moved from Greece to West Lafayette, IN. Here’s a more in-depth article if you’re interested (LINK).

Hit the jump for more updates on the 2021 class.

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31Mar 2018
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Visitors: March 30-April 1, 2018

Steele Chambers (image via MDJ Online)

2019

Spencer Brown – OT – Walled Lake (MI) Western: Brown is a 6’6″, 295-pounder who has been committed to Michigan State since July of 2017; he also has offers from Iowa, Miami, Michigan, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #42 offensive tackle, and #401 overall.

Steele Chambers – LB – Roswell (GA) Blessed Trinity: Chambers is a 6’2″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #30 athlete, and #340 overall. As a junior in 2017, he had 198 carries for 1,301 yards and 23 touchdowns; he also made 70 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 1 interception.

Lance Dixon – LB – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Dixon is a 6’3″, 195-pounder with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #18 outside linebacker, and #286 overall. Right now 83% of the Crystal Ball picks are for MSU.

Dontay Hunter – DE – Westerville (OH) Central: Hunter is a 6’4″, 228 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #36 strongside end, and #509 overall. He claims a 4.72 forty. There are 9 predictions for Kentucky, which are the only Crystal Ball picks so far.

Adisa Isaac – DE – Brooklyn (NY) Canarsie: Isaac is a 6’5″, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #26 strongside end, and #304 overall.

Sam Johnson III – QB – Walled Lake (MI) Western: Johnson is a 6’3″, 195-pounder with offers from Boston College, Indiana, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #20 pro-style quarterback, and #670 overall. He’s a teammate of Spencer Brown (see above). Many thought he would commit to Michigan after the offer, but Cade McNamara may have beaten him to the punch and stolen his spot. Regardless, 61% of the Crystal Ball picks are in favor of Michigan at this point.

George Karlaftis – DE – West Lafayette (IN) West Lafayette: Karlaftis is a 6’5″, 260 lb. Purdue legacy who committed to the Boilermakers in October of 2017; he also has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 strongside end, and #171 overall.

Tre Mosley – WR – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Mosley is a 6’2″, 175 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Indiana, Michigan, and Michigan State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #91 wide receiver, and #679 overall. He’s a teammate of Dixon (see above), Paige, and Wheeler (see below).

Gabe Newburg – DE – Clayton (OH) Northmont: Newburg is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers, and some MAC programs. He’s a 3-star, the #53 weakside end, and #799 overall. In the wake of his visit – which resulted in an offer – he is now favored to go to Michigan with 100% of the 247 Sports Crystal Ball picks.

Brandon Smith – LB – Mineral (VA) Louisa: Smith is a 6’5″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #1 inside linebacker, and #19 overall. Some people have pegged him for defensive end, but he says he wants to play a linebacker, and Michigan is recruiting him as a linebacker. He’ll be visiting on April 3.

Dylan Wright – WR – Mesquite (TX) West: Wright is a 6’3″, 192-pounder with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #31 wide receiver, and #185 overall.

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15Mar 2018
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Visitors: March 16-18, 2018

Fort Washington (MD) National Christian Academy OT Will Harrod (image via 247 Sports)

2019

Jahleel Billingsley – TE – Chicago (IL) Phillips: Billingsley is a 6’5″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #9 tight end, and #260 overall. Right now 83% of his Crystal Ball picks are for Ohio State.

Jase Bowen – WR – Toledo (OH) Central Catholic: Bowen is a 6’1″, 178-pounder with offers from Kentucky, Minnesota, and Virginia, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #74 wide receiver, and #561 overall. He was previously committed to Notre Dame to play baseball.

Zach Charbonnet – RB – Westlake Village (CA) Oaks Christian: Charbonnet is a 6’2″, 215-pounder with offers from Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #18 running back, and #275 overall.

Daequan Hardy – CB – Pittsburgh (PA) Penn Hills: Hardy is a 5’10”, 160 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, a couple service academies, and a few MAC schools. He claims a 4.45 forty and a 38″ vertical. I don’t always tout the underrated guys, but I really think Hardy’s recruitment is going to take off. He’s a pretty electric player.

Zach Harrison – DE – Lewis Center (OH) Olentangy Orange: Harrison is a 6’6″, 240 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #2 weakside end, and #3 overall. All thirteen Crystal Ball picks have him going to Ohio State, which sounds about right. But at least Michigan is getting him on campus, so there’s a chance…

Will Harrod – OT – Fort Washington (MD) National Christian Academy: Harrod is a 6’5″, 305-pounder with offers from Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #21 offensive tackle, and #188 overall. There are eleven Crystal Ball predictions in for him, and every single one is in favor of Michigan; in fact, there are some who believe he will commit to the Wolverines during his trip.

Hit the jump for several more visitors.

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28Feb 2018
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2021 Recruiting Update: February 28, 2018

Buford (GA) Buford QB Aaron McLaughlin (image via Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2021

Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School linebacker Emile Aime was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’10”, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Louisville and Syracuse. He’s rated as an inside linebacker, so it will be interesting to see how his body develops, considering he’s so short and light at this point.

Detroit (MI) Cass Tech center Raheem Anderson II was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 288 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa State and Toledo. Anderson was a starter on Cass Tech’s team as a freshman in 2017, and he’s currently the only Cass Tech player with an offer from the Wolverines. Michigan has yet to offer any 2019 or 2020 prospects from a school that has been considered a pipeline to Ann Arbor.

Chicago (IL) Phillips defensive tackle Dominic Bass was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’4″, 250-pounder with offers from Iowa State and Purdue, among others. Michigan also offered his 2019 teammate, tight end Jahleel Billingsley.

Hit the jump for several more new offers in the 2021 class.

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