2018 Recruiting Update: The Dump

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12Feb 2018
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2018 Recruiting Update: The Dump

Leesburg (GA) Lee County LB Otis Reese

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COMMITMENTS

Rochester (MI) Adams cornerback Vincent Gray committed to Michigan (LINK).

Northville (MI) Northville kicker Jake Moody committed to Michigan as a grayshirt.

DECOMMITMENTS

Washington (DC) St. John’s quarterback Kevin Doyle decommitted from Michigan (LINK).

Leesburg (GA) Lee County linebacker Otis Reese flipped from Michigan to Georgia. He’s a 4-star, the #5 outside linebacker, and #87 overall. Michigan’s coaching staff found out that he was flipping when he announced on the morning of National Signing Day, which is a . . . uhhh . . . less than ideal behavior from someone who has been committed to you for 1.5 years. Michigan’s coaches took heat for yanking offers late in the process previously (see: Erik Swenson), but at least those players had a chance to make other plans. If you wait until the last day to decide, somebody’s getting screwed.

Hit the jump for all the guys who committed elsewhere, along with some random bits.

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6Feb 2018
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Signing Day 2018 Primer

Nicholas Petit-Frere (image via 247 Sports)

With the early signing period that took place over three days in December, there’s a lot less hype about this year’s “National Signing Day” on February 7. Personally, I’m not a fan of hyping up the early signing period a week before Christmas, because there’s so much else going on at that time of year. Of course, the NCAA shouldn’t make their rules based on the lives of bloggers, but my personal preference would lean toward a time in February when not much else is happening.

Anyway, for those of you still paying attention to the few players who are still left on the board, here’s a look at some of Michigan’s top targets:

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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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12Jun 2017
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Visitors: June 12-18, 2017

Atlanta (GA) Carver safety Quindarious Monday (image via Rivals)

2018

Trey Dean – S – Hampton (GA) Dutchtown: Dean is a 6’2″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #22 safety, and #273 overall.

Quindarious Monday – S – Atlanta (GA) Carver: Monday is a 6’3″, 175 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #10 athlete, and #224 overall.

Hit the jump for a few more visitors.

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28Oct 2015
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Recruiting Update: October 28, 2015

South Jordan (UT) Bingham DT Jay Tufele


ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2016
Winter Garden (FL) West Orange wide receiver Eddie McDoom was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’11”, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, and Texas, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #65 wide receiver, and #392 overall. As a junior in 2014, he caught 47 passes for 854 yards and 15 touchdowns. McDoom is a speedy receiver who adjusts well to the ball in the air, which is something Michigan lacks. He is expected to stay in SEC country.

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2017
Pittsburgh (PA) Central Catholic offensive guard Chris “C.J.” Thorpe was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 308 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Penn State, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 offensive guard, and #220 overall. He is also a teammate of 2016 defensive back Damar Hamlin, who is expected to commit to Ohio State sooner or later. Some sites list him as a defensive tackle, but I think he might be a little too stiff to play defense. However, he is a very violent and relentless blocker on offense who has good foot quickness, if not ideal flexibility.

Hit the jump for another few 2017 offers, a 2018 offer, some guys who went off the board, and some other bits.

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