I know this seems a little bit late, but since I just wrapped up the final TTB Ratings for 2019, I thought it would be time to share “recruiting awards” for the 2019 class. Feel free to pipe in with your own choices, and you can glance back at, say, the 2016 awards (LINK) to see how I did (what’s up, Andrew David?).
Best Overall Recruit: S Daxton Hill
It was a battle to land Hill, who was sought by everyone. Some thought he would go to the home-state Sooners; some thought he would go where his older brother did, Oklahoma State; he was committed to Alabama for a time; and he committed to Michigan twice. He was the #14 overall player to the 247 Composite, and I have him with a 100 as the best safety in the class.
Best Offensive Recruit: RB Zach Charbonnet
Charbonnet has great potential to be a stud running back. He’s fast, strong, catches the ball, and can make people miss.
Hit the jump for the rest of the awards.
Best Defensive Recruit: S Daxton Hill
Recruit Most Likely to Make an Early Impact: WR Mike Sainristil
Zach Charbonnet could easily go here, but Sainristil has already been named as the likely starter at slot receiver. He had a great spring and brings an ideal combination of skills to the wide receiver spot.
Fastest Recruit: S Daxton Hill
Hill recorded a laser-timed 4.30 forty and a 4.22 forty – and it translates to the field. There has been talk that he could play some wide receiver, too, although it’s probably best to let him settle in on defense first.
Strongest Recruit: OG/C Nolan Rumler
Rumler is a weight room junkie with big plans. Back in 2012, he was saying he wanted to bench press 500 lbs. and squat 700 (LINK). I don’t know exactly where he is on the path to those goals, but they’re not out of reach.
Best Under-the-Radar Recruit: OG Zach Carpenter
I usually limit this to 3-stars, but Sainristil is a 3-star – and he’s a named a starter, along with being a Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachusetts. He’s not under the radar. Instead, I’m going with Carpenter, who’s strong like Rumler but not as well known.
Most Overrated Recruit: QB Cade McNamara
This is supposed to be a 4- or 5-star guy that I don’t think will reach that potential, and my choice is McNamara. I can see a path to playing time for him, but I also can see him fading into the background with people like Joe Milton and J.J. McCarthy sandwiching him.
Recruit Most Likely to Redshirt: OT/OG Jack Stewart
Stewart has good potential, but he plays a position with a lot of depth. I don’t see him playing this season.
Personal Favorite Recruit: RB Zach Charbonnet
I’ve been so desperate for a good running back at Michigan for so many years that I have to hitch my wagon here to Charbonnet. He could end up in the same breath as Biakabutuka, Wheatley, Thomas, Hart, etc. if he stays healthy.
What do you think?
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