Micah Mazzccua, Wolverine

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25Feb 2019
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Micah Mazzccua, Wolverine

Baltimore (MD) St. Frances OG Micah Mazzccua (image via Detroit News)

Baltimore (MD) St. Frances offensive lineman Micah Mazzccua committed to Michigan on Monday evening. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Maryland, Syracuse, Temple, UMass, and Virginia Tech.

Mazzccua is listed at 6’5″ and 289 lbs.

RATINGS
ESPN: Unranked
Rivals: 3-star, 5.6 grade
247 Sports: 3-star, 85 grade, #86 OT, #800 overall

Mazzccua was offered by Michigan in late January, and early indications were positive for the Wolverines, especially because he was not getting a ton of attention on the recruiting trail or from other programs. It also helped that St. Frances’s co-head coach is Biff Poggi, a former Michigan staffer and the father of former Michigan fullback/defensive lineman Henry Poggi. It doesn’t hurt that St. Frances linebacker Osman Savage is committed to the Wolverines. Mazzccua (and a bunch of other St. Frances prospects) visited Ann Arbor two weekends ago.

Mazzccua has a good frame, and even though I’ve seen him listed anywhere from 289 to 305 lbs., he looks like he could comfortably carry some more weight. He played in Philadelphia before transferring to St. Frances prior to his junior season, but as a junior, he played some left guard and some left tackle. He shows a willingness to be a relentless blocker, and he plays to the whistle. He’s good at fitting onto double-teams and driving his feet with short, choppy steps.

There are some shortcomings with Mazzccua; some of them are physical, and some of them are technical. He can be a little slow off the ball, especially when working to his outside (left side). That presents a problem with the ability to reach block, but it really presents a weakness when he’s asked to slide in pass protection. He needs to stay lower in both the running and passing game, but especially in pass pro, he opens up the gate too much because he’s slow out of his stance. He also needs to work on his pulling technique.

Overall, Mazzccua has potential as an offensive lineman, but he’s limited. I see him as an offensive guard or perhaps a center. He lacks the foot speed to play on the edge, even though I think he has enough length to play tackle. There are a lot of technical things that he needs to improve. He can get there, but it might take a few years. I see him roughly in the same vein as Stephen Spanellis, although Spanellis had a little more bulk coming out of high school.

Michigan now has seven commitments in the 2020 class, and Mazzccua is the first offensive lineman. The Wolverines took six offensive linemen in 2019. Savage and/or Mazzccua would be the first player(s) from Maryland to sign with Michigan since Spanellis in the 2016 class.

18Feb 2019
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Visitors: February 16-18, 2019

2020

Demon Clowney – DE – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Clowney is a 6’4″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Georgia, LSU, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #5 weakside end, and #78 overall. 

Blake Corum – RB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Corum is a 5’9″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, Maryland, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #18 running back, and #210 overall. 

Luke Hill – CB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Hill is a 5’11”, 180-pounder with offers from Alabama, Clemson, and Florida, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #7 cornerback, and #59 overall. 

Traeshon Holden – WR – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Holden is a 6’3″, 195-pounder with offers from Alabama, Florida, Michigan, and West Virginia, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #43 wide receiver, and #235 overall. His crystal ball is 100% for WVU right now.

KeAndre Lambert – WR – Norfolk (VA) Maury: Lambert is a 6’1″, 167 lb. prospect with offers from Clemson, Florida, Notre Dame, and others. He’s a 4-star, the #35 wide receiver, and #188 overall. He claims a 4.56 forty and a 36″ vertical. Right now both of his crystal ball picks are for Virginia Tech. He has named Michigan to his top 11.

Micah Mazzccua – OG – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Mazzccua is a 6’5″, 289-pounder with offers from Maryland, Michigan, Syracuse, and Temple. As a transfer from Philadelphia, he’s not quite as highly touted or well known as a lot of the other St. Frances Academy prospects.

Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern: McGregor is a 6’5″, 248 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #20 strongside end, and #330 overall. His crystal ball is split between the Wolverines and the Fighting Irish.

Justin Rogers – OG – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Rogers is a 6’2″, 311-pounder with offers from Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #1 offensive guard, and #16 overall. His crystal ball is 53% for Georgia and 47% for Ohio State right now.

Osman Savage – LB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Savage is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Michael Statham – OT – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Statham is a 6’6″, 300-pounder with offers from LSU, Maryland, Michigan, and Missouri, among others. 

Brandon Taylor – DE – Lima (OH) Lima: Taylor is a 6’4″, 240 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Michigan State, and South Florida, along with a bunch of MAC schools. 

2021

Clinton Burton, Jr. – CB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Burton is a 5’11”, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Duke, Maryland, and Michigan, among others. 

Jimmy Gillette – QB – St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph: Gillette is a 5’10”, 160 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Aaron Willis – LB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Willis is a 6’0″, 200 lb. prospect who committed to Virginia Tech in September of 2018. He also has offers from Clemson, LSU, and Michigan.

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2020 Recruiting Update: January 31, 2019

Southfield (MI) A&T defensive tackle Bryce Austin (image via Twitter)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2020

Bryce Austin – DT – Southfield (MI) A&T: Austin is a 6’2″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Michigan State, Missouri, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #22 defensive tackle, and #314 overall. He visited Ann Arbor last weekend and was given the offer while on campus. He’s a teammate of 2020 quarterback Anthony Romphf, whom Michigan offered a couple weeks ago.

Brian Branch – WR – Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek: Branch is a 6’0″, 175-pounder with offers from Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #26 safety, and #442 overall. As a junior in 2018, he had 5 interceptions, 15 catches for 368 yards and 3 touchdowns, and 2 kickoff return touchdowns.

Gary Bryant, Jr. – WR – Corona (CA) Centennial: Bryant is a 5’10”, 160 lb. prospect with offers from Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #17 wide receiver, and #75 overall.

Hit the jump for a bunch of other new offers.

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