2018 Recruiting Grades: Offense

Tag: Ben VanSumeren

20Dec 2017
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Who’s signing a National Letter of Intent today?

Joe Milton (image via 247 Sports)

For a quick reference, here’s a list of players who are signing their National Letter of Intent on the early signing day, which is December 20. This is the first year for an early signing period for college football players, so it will be interesting to see how many players around the country sign now, and how many of them carry it out until the beginning of February or longer.


  • QB Joe Milton – SIGNED
  • RB Hassan Haskins – SIGNED
  • RB Christian Turner – SIGNED
  • FB Ben VanSumeren – SIGNED
  • TE Mustapha Muhammad – SIGNED
  • TE Luke Schoonmaker – SIGNED
  • OT Ryan Hayes – SIGNED
  • OT Jalen Mayfield – SIGNED
  • DE Aidan Hutchinson – SIGNED
  • DE Taylor Upshaw – SIGNED
  • DE Julius Welschof – SIGNED
  • LB Cameron McGrone – SIGNED
  • DB Sammy Faustin – SIGNED
  • DB Gemon Green – SIGNED
  • DB German Green – SIGNED
  • DB Myles Sims – SIGNED


  • QB Kevin Doyle
  • WR Ronnie Bell
  • LB Otis Reese
17Dec 2017
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Ben VanSumeren, Wolverine

Essexville (MI) Garber FB/TE/LB Ben VanSumeren

Essexville (MI) Garber fullback/tight end/linebacker Ben VanSumeren flipped from Iowa to Michigan on Sunday afternoon. He chose Michigan over the likes of Cincinnati, Iowa State, Minnesota, and Missouri, among others.

VanSumeren is listed at 6’3″, 228 lbs. He runs a 4.5 forty and a 3.95 shuttle. He claims a 350 lb. bench press, a 570 lb. squat, and a 42″ vertical. He set a state record for catches with 85 this season, totaling 1,259 receiving yards and 13 receiving touchdowns. That all came after he started the first two games at quarterback.

ESPN: 3-star, 78 grade, #52 ATH
Rivals: 3-star, #37 ATH
247 Sports: 3-star, 86 grade, #54 ATH, #655 overall

Hit the jump for more on VanSumeren’s commitment.

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14Dec 2017
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Visitors: December 14-16, 2017


Ben VanSumeren (image via Twitter)

Aidan Hutchinson – DE – Dearborn (MI) Divine Child: Hutchinson is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Chris Olave – WR – San Marcos (CA) Mission Hills: Olave is a 6’1″, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a bit of a late riser and just received his Michigan offer in October. This is his official visit. UPDATE: Olave was not able to make it to Ann Arbor this weekend.

Jamien Sherwood – S – Jensen Beach (FL) Jensen Beach: Sherwood is a 6’2″, 195 lb. prospect who is committed to Auburn. He’s a 4-star, the #20 safety, and #238 overall. He has been an Auburn pledge since July, but he has taken visits to Florida, Miami, and Louisville. This is his official visit.

Ben VanSumeren – TE – Essexville (MI) Garber: VanSumeren is a 6’3″, 228 lb. prospect who committed to Iowa in early November. He’s a 3-star, the #51 athlete, and #630 overall. The coaching staff extended the offer after it was clear that Tommy Tremble would be committed to Notre Dame. This is his official visit.