2018 Season Countdown: #82 Julius Welschof

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19Jun 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #82 Julius Welschof

Julius Welschof (image via USA Football Blogs)

Name: Julius Welschof
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 253 lbs.
High school: Miesbach (Germany) FOS Altoetting
Position: Defensive end
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Welschof was a kind of a senior in high school over in Deutschland (LINK).

Welschof is a unique case for Michigan football. This isn’t basketball, where Europeans have been taking over the NBA at some level for the past twenty years. Football has been distinctly American, and occasionally you find a Canadian with the athleticism and understanding to play high-level football in the United States. Michigan has had a few Canadians over the years, such as Renaldo Sagesse, Benjamin St-Juste, etc., but a European? This is uncharted territory.

Physically, Welschof is quite a man-child. He’s listed at 6’6″ and 253 lbs., and he can run. He’s not afraid to be physical, either. What he needs to work on are his technique and understanding of the game. As soon as that clicks, I think he can do some really great things, and he’ll have some of the best coaching available in the form of Greg Mattison. I don’t think Welschof will be needed a ton this year because there are more experienced, NFL-bound guys, but he could be a monster before all is said and done.

Prediction: Backup defensive end

13Apr 2018
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Visitors: 2018 Spring Game

John Dunmore (image via Rivals)

With the cancellation of the spring game, it’s unclear how many of these visits will still take place, how many will be rescheduled, and how many will be canceled altogether. I’ll leave this info here until I hear something one way or another on each of these players.

2018

Mustapha Muhammad – TE – Missouri City (TX) Ridge Point: Muhammad signed with Michigan in February.

Christian Turner – RB – Buford (GA) Buford: Turner signed with Michigan in February (LINK).

Julius Welschof – DE – Germany: Welschof already signed his National Letter of Intent to Michigan (LINK).

2019

Karsen Barnhart – OG – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is a 6’4″, 282 lb. player with offers from Michigan and Michigan State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #45 offensive tackle, and #431 overall. Right now 86% of the Crystal Ball picks are for MSU, while the other 14% have gone to Michigan.

Zach Carpenter – OG – Cincinnati (OH) Moeller: Carpenter is a 6’5″, 310-pounder with offers from Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #17 offensive guard, and #469 overall.

Te’Cory Couch – S – Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna: Couch is a 5’10”, 170 lb. prospect who has been committed to Tennessee since June of 2017; he also has offers from Miami, Michigan, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #27 athlete, and #292 overall. This is his official visit.

Luke Deal – TE – Greenwood (SC) Emerald: Deal is a 6’5″, 237 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Clemson, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #19 tight end, and #439 overall. Right now he has three Crystal Ball predictions, all for Clemson. This is his official visit.

John Dunmore – WR – Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna: Dunmore is a 6’2″, 172 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #21 wide receiver, and #120 overall. Dunmore was committed to Florida for a while, but he decommitted shortly after receiving the Michigan offer. This is his official visit.

Hit the jump for several more visitors.

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20Dec 2017
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Julius Welschof, Wolverine

Julius Welschof (image via USA Football)

Bayern (Germany) defensive end Julius Welschof committed to Michigan on Wednesday morning. He had previously been committed to Georgia Tech, and he also had offers from Iowa State, Minnesota, Rutgers, Syracuse, and UCF, among others.

Welschof is listed at 6’6″, 248 lbs.

RATINGS
ESPN: 3-star, 78 grade, #64 DE
Rivals: 3-star SDE
247 Sports: 4-star, #12 SDE, #323 overall

Hit the jump for more on Welschof’s commitment.

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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.

SIGNING ON DECEMBER 20, 2017

  • 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

NOT SIGNING YET

  • QB Kevin Doyle
  • WR Ronnie Bell
  • LB Otis Reese