2020 Recruiting Capsule: West Bloomfield S Makari Paige

2020 Recruiting Capsule: West Bloomfield S Makari Paige

January 13, 2019

West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield S Makari Paige (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Makari Paige
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 182 lbs.
High school: West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield
Position: Safety
Class: 2020
Offers: Akron, Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Western Michigan, Wisconsin
Commitment: Uncommitted

Notes: Teammate of 2020 linebacker Cornell Wheeler (Michigan). Coached by former Michigan WR Ronald Bellamy. 247 Composite 4-star, #11 safety, #4 in-state, #200 overall as of 1/12/19

Stats: 105 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 8 pass breakups as a junior in 2018



  1. Avatar
    Comments: 286
    Joined: 12/19/2015
    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Positive Observations:
    – Size/Speed Monster!
    – Doesn’t avoid contact; Seeks and Destroys!
    – Well-coached with technique
    – Takes on and sheds blocks well

    Other Observations:
    – Unsure of college position. Could be OLB or S
    – Needs to add some weight (as most do)

    Summary: Really want this guy. We missed out on Julian Barnett and Lance Dixon last signing and this guy is right down the street. Not surprised if headed to another P5 school with elite history. I’d expect him to remain in top 200 by end of the season. Possible top 100.

  2. Lanknows
    Comments: 5998
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    These are cool posts for a guy like me who is just getting oriented to the 2020 class.

    I do end up googling the name for each one since I’m curious about the 247 rankings. If you have any thoughts (Michigan specific or general) about them as recruits it would be interesting to hear.

  3. Lanknows
    Comments: 5998
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    It’ll be very interesting to see how the in-state class plays out this year. Looks like there is some high caliber talent (8 4-stars) but the Oak Park duo are an interesting case.

    2018 Michigan got everyone they wanted in-state (or close to it) but there were only a handful of 4-star recruits that came without baggage. 2019 was a bit of a disaster, in contrast. Michigan only landed 2 of the top 10 guys, whiffed on a big crop of talented linemen, and let schools like Georgia, LSU, and Clemson grab some lower-rated players M seemingly ignored. We’ll see what happens in 2020 as Michigan brings in a bunch of new assistants who don’t have many in-state ties.

    In-state recruiting can be overrated but IMO it can help with attrition and stability.

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