2018 Season Countdown: #67 Michael Barrett

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8Jul 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #67 Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett (image via Valdosta Daily Times)

Name: Michael Barrett
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 215 lbs.
High school: Valdosta (GA) Lowndes
Position: Running back/Slot receiver/Offensive weapon
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Barrett was a senior in high school (LINK). He completed 111/174 passes (63.8%) for 1,705 yards, 16 TDs, and 2 INTs; he also ran for 1,195 yards and 13 TDs.
TTB Rating:
 82

Barrett was the subject of much consternation for Michigan fans, for one reason or another. One reason was that he was not highly rated (3-star, #61 ATH, #753 overall). Another was that some teams were recruiting him as an option quarterback. You can see from his stats above that he wasn’t a bad QB in high school. Barrett didn’t end up committing to Michigan until late in January, and he was a nice consolation prize from the state of Georgia once the dust settled from Otis Reese’s flipping to Georgia.

I don’t know what to think of Barrett, exactly. He’s a wild card. Michigan reportedly plans to start him out at slot receiver, but you don’t often see 6’0″, 215 lb. slot receivers. I wouldn’t mind if the staff got creative (for them) and used him on bubble screens to get him going downhill against smaller defensive backs, but this coaching staff hasn’t used a ton of bubble screens during its tenure. Maybe the presence of Patterson with his running capability will open up some more zone read/bubble opportunities. There’s also the chance that Barrett could be used as a “wildcat” quarterback, but that’s not as much of a change-up with Patterson under center than it would be if, say, Brandon Peters or Dylan McCaffrey is the starting QB. I like Barrett as a player, but it’s unclear right now where he’ll play.

Prediction: Backup slot receiver

24Jan 2018
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Michael Barrett, Wolverine

Valdosta (GA) Lowndes RB Michael Barrett (image via Valdosta Today)

Valdosta (GA) Lowndes quarterback/running back/slot receiver/safety Michael Barrett committed to Michigan on Tuesday night. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Nebraska, among others.

Barrett is listed at 6’0″ and 215 lbs. He claims a 4.43 forty on his Hudl page (hint: don’t trust that number), a 305 lb. bench, a 480 lb. squat, a 4.46 shuttle, and a 34″ vertical.

RANKINGS
ESPN: 3-star, 78 grade, #50 ATH
Rivals: 3-star ATH
247 Sports: 3-star, 86 grade, #69 ATH, #819 overall

Hit the jump for more on Barrett’s recruitment.

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8Dec 2017
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Visitors: December 7-9, 2017

Shea Patterson (#20)

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TRANSFER

Deontay Anderson – S – Ole Miss: Anderson is a 6’1″, 221 lb. safety who missed the 2017 season with an injury. He made 32 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception in 2016. Michigan offered him coming out of high school, but he never visited campus. Anderson was a 4-star, the #2 safety, and #52 overall in the 2016 class. He would be a redshirt sophomore in 2018.

Van Jefferson – WR – Ole Miss: Jefferson is a 6’2″, 195 lb. wideout who spent the past three seasons at Ole Miss, including a redshirt year in 2015. He had 42 catches for 456 yards and 1 touchdown this past season. Michigan recruited him out of high school, and he’s the son of former NFL wide receiver Shawn Jefferson, who spent some time playing and coaching for the Detroit Lions. Van was a 4-star, the #11 wide receiver, and #106 overall in the 2015 recruiting class. He would be a redshirt junior in 2018.

Shea Patterson – QB – Ole Miss: I put together an entire post on the potential to get Patterson (LINK).

Hit the jump for more visitors.

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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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