Final TTB Ratings for 2018

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20Aug 2018
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Final TTB Ratings for 2018

Aidan Hutchinson (image via Hudl)

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It’s been a long time coming because I’ve been so busy, but here are the final TTB Ratings for the class of 2018.

A note on the ratings: These are Michigan-specific ratings, so a guy who would be an instant starter at Eastern Michigan might not be quite so much of an individual standout playing against Michigan’s opponents . . . and he might even have a hard time getting on the field over some other Wolverines. It’s tricky trying to determine how the depth chart will shake out over the next three to five years, but I’m here for the heavy lifting. For more of an explanation, check out this page here (LINK).

Hit the jump for the final rankings.

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27Jun 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #79 Jalen Mayfield

Jalen Mayfield (left) with Cameron McGrone and Aidan Hutchinson (image via Twitter)

Name: Jalen Mayfield
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 275 lbs.
High school: Grand Rapids (MI) Catholic Central
Position: Offensive tackle
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Mayfield was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 96 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries.

Mayfield was originally committed to Minnesota before getting an offer from the Wolverines, which he accepted. He joins a team with a gaping hole (or two) at offensive tackle, but it’s tough to play on the offensive line as a freshman. Mason Cole, Ben Bredeson, and Cesar Ruiz have played significant minutes in recent years when they were true freshmen, but they’ve gone through struggles. Now the belief is that Michigan will play a couple veteran offensive tackles or a redshirt freshman (James Hudson), so I don’t think Mayfield will play a big role in 2018. He needs to add some bulk and strength, and even new offensive line coach Ed Warinner has hinted that Mayfield will need a year or two of seasoning. He played in a run-heavy high school offense (over 3,500 rushing yards and 50 rushing touchdowns in 2017), so pass protection is probably going to be the biggest adjustment.

Prediction: Redshirt


5Jan 2018
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2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Cameron McGrone

The 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be taking place on January 6, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. EST in San Antonio, TX. It will be broadcast on NBC. For a look at past participants who chose Michigan, click here (LINK). Here’s a look at the Michigan offerees who will be participating:


  • QB Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), #16
  • RB James Cook (Georgia), #4
  • RB Jaelen Gill (Ohio State), #21
  • WR Josh Vann (South Carolina), #14
  • TE Jeremy Ruckert (Ohio State), #88
  • OL Nana Asiedu (Penn State), #76
  • OL William Barnes, #64
  • OL Jackson Carman (Clemson), #74
  • OL Trey Hill (Georgia), #55
  • OL Cade Mays (Georgia), #68
  • OL Jamaree Salyer (Georgia), #69
  • OL Rasheed Walker, #53
  • DE Justin Mascoli (Clemson), #17
  • DE Micah Parsons (Penn State), #23
  • DE Xavier Thomas (Clemson), #19
  • DT Jayson Ademilola (Notre Dame), #57
  • DT Alim McNeill (North Carolina State), #50
  • DT Taron Vincent (Ohio State), #54
  • LB Dallas Gant (Ohio State), #24
  • LB Shayne Simon (Notre Dame), #33
  • CB Tyson Campbell, #8
  • CB Josh Jobe (Alabama), #6
  • CB Kyler McMichael (Clemson), #42
  • CB Patrick Surtain, Jr., #2
  • CB Christian Tutt (Auburn), #22
  • S Derrik Allen (Notre Dame), #20
  • S Tyreke Johnson (Ohio State), #13


  • QB Matt Corral (Ole Miss), #2
  • QB J.T. Daniels (USC), #18
  • RB T.J. Pledger (Oklahoma), #25
  • WR Kamryn Babb (Ohio State), #85
  • WR Jalen Hall, #81
  • WR Brian Hightower (Miami), #7
  • WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, #8*
  • TE Luke Ford (Georgia), #45
  • OL Emil Ekiyor (Alabama), #72**
  • OL Jalen Mayfield (Michigan), #77
  • OL Darrell Simpson (Oklahoma)
  • OL Penei Sewell, #61
  • OL Brey Walker (Oklahoma), #70
  • DE Aidan Hutchinson (Michigan), #97
  • DE Ronnie Perkins, #11
  • DT Michael Thompson, #92
  • DT Tommy Togiai (Ohio State), #71
  • LB Palaie Gaoteote (USC), #10
  • LB Cam McGrone (Michigan), #22
  • LB Ray Scott (USC), #26
  • LB Solomon Tuliaupupu, #55
  • CB Anthony Cook (Texas), #17
  • CB Brendan Radley-Hiles, #44
  • CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart, #6
  • S Talanoa Hufanga (USC), #15
  • S Leon O’Neal, Jr., #9
  • S Joshua Proctor (Ohio State), #3
  • S Caden Sterns (Texas), #13
  • S Jaiden Woodbey (Florida State), #1

*Announcing at the game
**Previously committed to Michigan

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