2019 Recruiting Update: February 11, 2019

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11Feb 2019
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2019 Recruiting Update: February 11, 2019

Concord (CA) De La Salle TE/DE Isaiah Foskey

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DECOMMITMENT

Amauri Pesek-Hickson – LB – Leawood (KS) Blue Valley North: Pesek-Hickson decommitted from Michigan after realizing/learning that Michigan was offering a grayshirt opportunity and wants transfer defensive linemen instead of linebackers. He ended up signing with Kansas.

Hit the jump for more news and notes on the 2019 recruiting class.

OFF THE BOARD

Jonathan Allen – OT – Dayton (OH) Dunbar: Allen committed to Cincinnati.

Khris Bogle – DE – Fort Lauderdale (FL) Cardinal Gibbons: Bogle flipped from Alabama to Florida in a somewhat surprising move after committing to Alabama at the All-American Bowl. He’s the #71 overall player in the class.

Jerrion Ealy – RB – Flowood (MS) Jackson Prep: Flowood, a former Mississippi State commit, was expected to go to Clemson but ended up signing with Ole Miss. He was a 5-star and the lone standout running back at the Under Armour All-American Game.

Kaiir Elam – CB – Palm Beach Gardens (FL) Benjamin: Elam committed to Florida.

Isaiah Foskey – DE – Concord (CA) De La Salle: Foskey committed to Notre Dame as a defensive end. Michigan had been looking at him as a tight end. Foskey is a former teammate of one-time Michigan tight end Devin Asiasi, who is now at UCLA.

Demarcus Griffin – CB – Charlotte (NC) Olympic: Griffin committed to Utah State.

Daequan Hardy – CB – Pittsburgh (PA) Penn Hills: Hardy signed with Penn State.

Jared Harrison-Hunte – DT – Middle Village (NY) Christ the King: Harrison-Hunte committed to Miami.

Ira Henry – OG – St. Louis (MO) Trinity Catholic: Henry committed to Florida State.

Danielson Ike – OT – Kansas City (MI) Rockhurst: Ike committed to SMU.

Dawand Jones – OT – Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis: Jones blew up late in the recruiting cycle and picked Ohio State over Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, and USC, among others.

Tavian Mayo – CB – Leesburg (GA) Lee County: Mayo signed with West Virginia.

Lloyd Murray, Jr. – DT – Wichita Falls (TX) Hirschi: Murray signed with Colorado.

Adonis Otey – CB – Murfreesboro (TN) Blackman: Otey flipped from Arkansas to USC.

George Pickens – WR – Hoover (AL) Hoover: Pickens flipped from Auburn to Georgia. This was probably the biggest newsmaker of National Signing Day when the long-time Auburn commit picked the Bulldogs. He’s a 5-star and #24 overall in the class.

Matthew Pola-Mao – DT – Chandler (AZ) Chandler: Pola-Mao committed to Kansas State.

Garmon Randolph – TE – Jefferson (GA) Jefferson: Randolph committed to Baylor.

Jammie Robinson – S – Leesburg (GA) Lee County: Robinson committed to South Carolina.

Joshua Sanguinetti – S – Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School: Sanguinetti committed to Indiana. The Hoosiers signed three 4-star prospects, and that doesn’t include Sanguinetti, who’s #417 overall in the class.

Ishmael Sopsher – DT – Amite (LA) Amite: Sopsher committed to Alabama.

Jaquaze Sorrells – DT – Winter Park (FL) Winter Park: Sorrells committed to South Carolina.

Reddy Steward – CB – Decatur (AL) Austin: Steward committed to Troy.

Henry To’oto’o – LB – Concord (CA) De La Salle: To’oto’o committed to Tennessee after being expected to sign with Alabama.

David Ugwoegbu – TE – Katy (TX) Seven Lakes: Ugwoegbu signed with Oklahoma.

Christian Williams – S – Daphne (AL) Daphne: Williams committed to Miami.

Tyrece Woods – DE – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Woods, a former Michigan commit, picked Buffalo.

FINAL TEAM RECRUITING RANKINGS

  • ESPN: #8
  • Rivals: #10
  • 247 Composite: #8
4Feb 2019
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Amauri Pesek-Hickson, Ex-Wolverine

Leawood (KS) Blue Valley North LB Amauri Pesek-Hickson

Leawood (KS) Blue Valley North linebacker Amauri Pesek-Hickson decommitted from Michigan on Monday:

 

Pesek-Hickson is a 247 Composite 3-star, the #44 athlete, and #743 overall. He explained that Michigan is tight on numbers right now and wants to get defensive end and defensive tackle grad transfers, meaning they no longer have room for him to sign his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Michigan is pursuing Rice defensive tackle Zach Abercrumbia and Central Michigan defensive end Mike Hanna.

He did leave open the possibility of going to prep school, though he stressed that academics are not an issue. It’s not a great sign that his academics appear to be in order (he reported a 30 on the ACT) and Michigan wants him to go the prep school route, but Pesek-Hickson’s only other reported offer comes from Missouri State, so options might be somewhat limited. Michigan has had a couple players attempt to go the prep school route in recent years, with Brad Hawkins waiting from 2016 to 2017 to join the program, while linebacker Dytarious Johnson eventually ended up at Eastern Illinois.

Michigan now has 26 commits in the 2019 class, and no more commitments are expected from high schoolers. While Pesek-Hickson was likely to play linebacker, he had the versatility to play a few different positions. Michigan still has several linebackers in the class, including Anthony Solomon, Charles Thomas, and Joey Velazquez, not to mention Daxton Hill and Quinten Johnson, who could both play Viper. The team currently has 86 scholarship players slated to be on the roster in 2019 (LINK), so some things will have to fall into place in order to fit all the 2019 signees and any potential transfers.

8Dec 2018
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Visitors: December 7-9, 2018

Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy OT Chris Akporoghene (image via Twitter)

2019

Chris Akporoghene – OT – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Akporoghene is a 6’4″, 294 lb. prospect who has been committed to Tennessee since July of 2018; he also has offers from Florida, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #67 offensive tackle, and #819 overall. Akporoghene is a native Nigerian, moved to Tennessee, and then finished up his football career at IMG Academy. This is his official visit.

Erick All – TE – Fairfield (OH) Fairfield: All is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Karsen Barnhart – OT – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is committed to Michigan (LINK). He was recently upgraded to a 4-star ranking on Rivals. This is his official visit.

Zach Carpenter – OG – Cincinnati (OH) Moeller: Carpenter is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Trente Jones – OT – Loganville (GA) Grayson: Jones is committed to Michigan (LINK). He’s currently a 4-star, the #18 offensive tackle, and #165 overall. This is his official visit.

Amauri Pesek-Hickson – LB – Overland Park (KS) Blue Valley North: Pesek-Hickson is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Nolan Rumler – OG – Akron (OH) Hoban: Rumler is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Joey Velazquez – LB – Columbus (OH) St. Frances DeSales: Velazquez is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

19Nov 2018
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Amauri Pesek-Hickson, Wolverine

Amauri Pesek-Hickson (image via 247 Sports)

Leawood (KS) Blue Valley North athlete Amauri Pesek-Hickson committed to Michigan over the weekend. He picked the Wolverines over . . . uhh . . . Missouri State.

Pesek-Hickson is listed at 6’3″, 210 lbs. As a senior in 2018, he ran 76 times for 563 yards, caught 38 passes for 595 yards, and scored 14 total touchdowns.

RANKINGS
ESPN: N/A
Rivals: 3-star ATH, 5.6 grade
247 Sports: 3-star, 86 grade, #75 ATH, #927 overall

Hit the jump for more on Pesek-Hickson’s commitment.

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18Nov 2018
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Indiana

Thousand Oaks (CA) Oaks Christian RB Zach Charbonnet

2019

Erick All – TE – Fairfield (OH) Fairfield: All is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Karsen Barnhart – OT – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Zach Charbonnet – RB – Thousand Oaks (CA) Oaks Christian: Charbonnet is committed to Michigan (LINK). He’s now a 4-star, the #6 running back, and #100 overall in the 247 Composite.

Eric Gray – RB – Memphis (TN) Lausanne: Gray is committed to Michigan (LINK). He’s a 4-star, the #3 all-purpose back, and #203 overall. UPDATE: Gray is no longer planning to visit.

Mike Harding – TE – Redford (MI) Catholic Central: Harding is a 6’6″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Bowling Green, Toledo, and Washington. He’s a 3-star, the #84 tight end, and #2005 overall.

Brock Horne – LB – Romeo (MI) Romeo: Horne was recently offered a preferred walk-on spot by Michigan (LINK).

George Johnson III – WR – Stuart (FL) Martin County: Johnson is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Dawand Jones – OT – Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis: Jones is a 6’8″, 360 lb. prospect with offers from Florida State, Indiana, and USC, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #82 offensive tackle, and #928 overall. He does not have a Michigan offer yet.

Percy King – S – Gahanna (OH) Lincoln: King is a 6’0″, 178 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Cole Kosco – QB – Poland (OH) Poland: Kosco is a 6’3″, 210 lb. prospect with no FBS offers at this time.

Kobe Myers – LB – Waterford (MI) Mott:

David Ojabo – DT – Blairstown (NJ) Blair Academy: Ojabo is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Jalen Perry – CB – Dacula (GA) Dacula: Perry is a 6’1″, 188 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, and South Carolina, among others, and he was previously committed to Georgia. He’s a 4-star, the #19 cornerback, and #172 overall. He visited Michigan a few weeks ago, but his crystal ball is 100% in favor of South Carolina. This is an official visit.

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