2020 Recruiting Capsule: Southfield A&T DT Bryce Austin

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9Feb 2019
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2020 Recruiting Capsule: Southfield A&T DT Bryce Austin

Bryce Austin

Name: Bryce Austin
260 lbs.
High school:
Southfield (MI) A&T
Defensive tackle
Offers: Akron, Ball State, Boston College, Buffalo, Indiana, Iowa State, Kent State, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse

Notes: Claims a 4.7 forty…315 lb. bench press…455 lb. squat…27″ vertical…Teammate of 2020 QB Anthony Romphf…247 Sports 3-star, #23 DT, #10 in-state, #320 overall as of 2/7/19

Stats: N/A

Strengths: Above average first step explosiveness…Solid frame to add weight…Good quickness and speed…Changes direction well…Very solid roll tackler…Loose in hips with good bend…Flashes good motor when chasing plays down from behind

Weaknesses: Inconsistent hand strike coming off ball…Can get overpowered at times…Tentative at times when tackling in traffic…Limited height puts a cap on overall mass

Overall: I see a player similar overall to former Michigan defensive end/defensive tackle Jibreel Black. Black was a tweener who played some at both positions, but was never a real standout at either spot. It will be interesting to see how Austin’s body develops, because he could be anywhere from a strongside end to a 3-tech tackle or even a one-gap nose tackle.

2Feb 2019
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2020 Recruiting Capsule: Flint Beecher WR/S Earnest Sanders

Flint (MI) Beecher WR/S Earnest Sanders (#11, image via Endless Motor)

Name: Earnest Sanders
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 190 lbs.
High school: Flint (MI) Beecher
Position: Wide receiver/safety
Class: 2020
Offers: Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky, Toledo
Commitment: Undecided

Notes: 247 Sports 3-star, #62 WR, #8 in-state, #315 overall…Also a high-level basketball player with hoops offers from Oakland and Southern Mississippi

Stats: N/A

Strengths: Catches ball well with hands away from body…Very good straight-line speed…Good size with solid frame…Strong runner…Shows ability to plant foot and make 90-degree cuts…Takes short, choppy steps with good change-of-direction skills

Weaknesses: Does not come off ball hard on every play…Needs to improve route running

Overall: I had seen Sanders’s name come across on Twitter and a couple websites, but I had not checked out his film previously. After having checked it out, though, I came away extremely impressed. Sanders has physical skills on par with almost any receiver to come out of the state of Michigan in years, and yes, I’m including Donovan Peoples-Jones. He is not as refined as Peoples-Jones, but they have similar size, and I would give Sanders the edge in short-area quickness. It will be interesting to see how his recruitment develops and whether he leans toward basketball or football. I also like Sanders as a safety prospect and think he has the frame to bulk up to play that position in college, as well.


27Jan 2019
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2020 Recruiting Capsule: East Kentwood DE Bryce Mostella

Bryce Mostella (image via Twitter)

Name: Bryce Mostella
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 235 lbs.
High school: Grand Rapids (MI) East Kentwood
Position: Defensive end
Class: 2020
Offers: Akron, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo, Western Michigan
Commitment: Undecided

Notes: Teammate of 2019 OT Logan Brown (Wisconsin) and DT Mazi Smith (Michigan)…247 Composite 4-star, #14 WDE, #8 in-state, #345 overall as of 1/26/19

Stats: N/A


26Jan 2019
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2020 Recruiting Capsule: Detroit King RB Peny Boone

Detroit (MI) King RB Peny Boone (image via MLive)

Name: Peny Boone
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 225 lbs.
High school: Detroit (MI) Martin Luther King, Jr.
Position: Running back
Class: 2020
Offers: Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee, Toledo, Western Michigan
Commitment: Uncommitted

Notes: Brother of former Central Michigan and NFL running back Zurlon Tipton (who is now deceased)…Claims 4.81 forty, 4.84 shuttle, 28.7″ vertical…247 Composite 4-star, #29 RB, #7 in-state, #340 overall as of 1/24/19…Teammate of 2020 wide receiver Rashawn Williams

Stats: N/A


20Jan 2019
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2020 Recruiting Capsule: Port Huron Northern DE Braiden McGregor

Port Huron (MI) Northern DE Braiden McGregor (image via The Wolverine)

Name: Braiden McGregor
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 248 lbs.
High school: Port Huron (MI) Northern
Position: Defensive end
Class: 2020
Offers: Alabama, Central Michigan, Clemson, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Toledo, Virginia, Western Michigan, Wisconsin
Commitment: Uncommitted

Notes: 247 Composite 4-star, #18 strongside end, #6 in-state, #323 overall as of 1/20/19

Stats: As a junior in 2018, he had 99 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 blocked punts, 2 forced fumbles, and 6 total touchdowns