Preview of 2019 In-State Recruiting: #1-5

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21Mar 2018
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Preview of 2019 In-State Recruiting: #1-5

Logan Brown (image via The D Zone)

I’m going to do things a little bit differently for 2019 than I have before. I started off this series several years ago just listing the big-time prospects within the state, and then I tweaked that by doing my own rankings the last couple classes. While I prefer doing my own rankings, the truth is that I just don’t have the time at this juncture to watch the film and go through the process of ranking each player. Therefore, I’m just going to run through the top players in the 247 Composite with my analysis of their abilities and recruitment. I don’t think my own personal rankings generate enough buzz or eyeballs to warrant making that extra effort

1. Devontae Dobbs – OT – Belleville (MI) Belleville
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 270 lbs.
Notable offers: Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State
Commitment: Uncommitted
247 Composite: 5-star, #1 OT, #9 overall
Analysis: Dobbs is athletic enough to play tackle at the next level, but the question with him is whether he will have the combination of length and bulk to play on the outside in college. It’s not impossible to succeed as a 6’4″ offensive tackle, but usually those guys are taller and longer. If tackle doesn’t work, he could be an excellent pulling guard because of his athleticism. But based on what I’ve seen, I think he’s ranked too highly at #9 overall.

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25Nov 2017
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Ohio State

Nicholas Petit-Frere (image via Bulldawg Illustrated)

2018

Eyabi Anoma – DE – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Anoma is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Maryland, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 weakside end, and #41 overall. His head coach, Biff Poggi, says that Anoma is the best player he’s ever coached, and that includes a bunch of a high-quality players from his days at Baltimore (MD) Gilman. Anoma also visited for the BBQ at the Big House. All six Crystal Ball picks have him going to Alabama. This is his official visit.

Michael Barrett – RB – Valdosta (GA) Lowndes: Barrett is a 5’11”, 215 lb. dual-threat quarterback who projects to running back in college. He’s a 3-star, the #61 athlete, and #706 overall with offers from LSU, Maryland, and Michigan, among others. This is his official visit. UPDATE: Barrett is no longer visiting.

Ja’Marr Chase – WR – Metairie (LA) Archbishop Rummel: Chase is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect who recently decommitted from Florida. He’s a 4-star, the #12 wide receiver, and #69 overall with offers from Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, TCU, and Tennessee, among others. TCU has taken the Crystal Ball lead with 76% of current predictions. Michigan just recently offered, so that relationship is still new, but it’s a positive sign that he scheduled a visit to Ann Arbor so quickly. This is his official visit.

Hit the jump for several more visitors.

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29Jul 2017
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2017 BBQ at the Big House Visitors

Myles Sims (image via Twitter)

Michigan will be hosting numerous football prospects on July 29, 2017, for the BBQ at the Big House. Last year there were travel issues for many prospects, who were unable to visit in August after their high school teams’ practices started. This year the BBQ is a week earlier, which should make for fewer conflicts. Here’s an early look at several players who plan to attend:

2018

Bryan Addison – S – Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra: Addison is a 6’4″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #4 athlete, and #146 overall. Michigan does not have any Crystal Ball picks right now, with USC leading the way at 50%.

Eyabi Anoma – DE – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Anoma is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 weakside end, and #54 overall.

Jerome Carvin – OT – Cordova (TN) Cordova: Carvin is a 6’4″, 325 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #30 offensive tackle, and #368 overall.

Hit the jump for more 2018 and 2019 recruits who plan to attend the BBQ.

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12Apr 2017
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Michigan Spring Game Visitors: April 10-16, 2017

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Michigan’s spring game will be on April 15, 2017. There are numerous prospects scheduled to be in attendance for the game.

2017

Jordan AnthonyNico Collins, Brad Hawkins, Joel Honigford, James Hudson, Deron Irving-Bey, Oliver Martin, Phillip Paea, Brad Robbins, Joshua Ross, O’Maury SamuelsDrew Singleton, Aubrey Solomon, Kurt Taylor

2018

Ben Bresnahan – TE – Cumming (GA) West Forsyth:

Dyami Brown – WR – Charlotte (NC) West Mecklenburg: Brown is a 6’2″, 180 lb. wide receiver with offers from Alabama, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 athlete, and #211 overall. Brown has publicly named Michigan to his top five (LINK).

Dallas Craddieth – WR – Florissant (MO) Hazelwood Central: Craddieth is a 6’1″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #93 wide receiver, and #538 overall.

Dimitri Douglas – OG – Saline (MI) Saline: Douglas is a 6’4″, 282 lb. prospect with offers from East Carolina and a bunch of MAC programs. He’s a 247 Sports 2-star, the #101 offensive tackle, and #1317 overall.

Emil Ekiyor – OG – Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral: Ekiyor is a Michigan commit (LINK).

Dallas Gant – LB – Toledo (OH) St. John’s: Gant is a 6’3″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #5 outside linebacker, and #117 overall. He visited Michigan on April 2 and immediately put Michigan in his top five. Right now the only Crystal Ball picks are in for Ohio State. UPDATE: Gant will headed to Ohio State for their spring game instead.

*James Graham – WR – Fitzgerald (GA) Fitzgerald: Graham is a 6’1″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma State, and others. He’s a 3-star, the #21 dual-threat quarterback, and #640 overall. I talked about him at more length in the 2018 quarterback scouting report post (LINK). He’ll be in town on Thursday and Friday.

Hit the jump for several more visitors from the 2018 and 2019 classes.

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7Apr 2017
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Visitors: April 3-9, 2017

Christian Turner

Christian Turner (image via Gwinnett Prep Sports)

2018

Brian Asamoah – LB – Columbus (OH) St. Francis DeSales: Asamoah is a 6’0″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Michigan, Penn State, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #45 outside linebacker, and #635 overall. Right now all three Crystal Ball picks are in favor of Cincinnati. Asamoah was supposed to visit a few weeks ago, but Jim Harbaugh was out of town, so he rescheduled. The word is that Michigan is concentrating on Dallas Gant as their primary – and lone – linebacker target right now, so they may not push for Asamoah. He’s visiting on Saturday, April 8.

Christian Turner – RB – Buford (GA) Buford: Turner is a 5’11”, 187 lb. runner with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #30 running back, and #494 overall. He visited Michigan on Thursday, April 6.

2019

Logan Brown – OT – Kentwood (MI) East Kentwood: Brown is a 6’6″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan and Wisconsin, among others.

M.J. Griffin – CB – Saline (MI) Saline: Griffin is a 5’10”, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Iowa State, and a couple MAC schools. He’s a transfer from Belleville (MI) Belleville.

Drake Thomas – LB – Wake Forest (NC) Heritage: Thomas is a 6’0″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Marshall, Michigan, North Carolina, and North Carolina State, among others. Michigan was his first offer. He’ll be in town today, April 7.

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