2020 Recruiting Update: April 22, 2019

2020 Recruiting Update: April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019
Plainfield (IL) North RB Marcellus Moore (image via All Hawkeyes)

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Kalil Branham – WR – Columbus (OH) Northland: Branham decommitted from Michigan (LINK).


Marcellus Moore – RB – Plainfield (IL) North: Moore is a 5’8″, 165 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ole Miss, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #54 running back, and #723 overall. He claims a 4.29 forty, a 34″ vertical, and a 10.31 in the 100 meters. Please watch his highlight video and think about Josh Gattis’s #speedinspace mantra:

Sawyer Racanelli – LB – Brush Prairie (WA) Hockinson: Racanelli is a 6’3″, 200-pounder with offers from Cal, Oregon State, and UCLA. Shortly after he got offered by Michigan, the Washington Huskies jumped in with an offer, which immediately turned into a crystal ball pick coming in for the Huskies. He’s a 3-star, the #27 athlete, and #348 overall. I imagine he’ll probably end up in Seattle, but he’s an intriguing WR/LB/S combo.

Hit the jump for many more bits and pieces.


Fred Davis II – CB – Jacksonville (FL) Trinity: Davis committed to Clemson. He’s a borderline 5-star as the #33 overall prospect in the 2020 class, and he joins the #1 overall safety in the class, R.J. Mickens. The rich get richer.

Dontae Manning – CB – Kansas City (MO) Raytown: Manning, who is #180 overall, committed to Oklahoma.

Jadon Thompson – WR – Chicago (IL) Marist: Thompson committed to Illinois, which is a big get for the Illini. He’s a 4-star, the #55 wide receiver, and #303 overall.

Devell Washington – WR – Bay City (MI) Central: Washington posted this…

…just before committing to West Virginia.


Bryan Bresee – DE – Damascus (MD) Damascus: Bresee set a commitment date for April 23. He has visited Michigan in the past, but the Wolverines won’t be the choice. Right now Clemson is the overall crystal ball leader. This is a big deal, since Bresee is the #1 recruiting the country for 2021.

Sam Adams II – RB – Sammamish (WA) Eastside Catholic: Adams named Michigan to his top fifteen. He’s a 4-star, the #13 running back, and #144 overall, along with being the son of former NFL defensive tackle Sam Adams.

Maliq Carr – TE – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Carr (4-star, #8 TE, #326 overall) announced that he will be publicizing his choice on October 11:

Blake Corum – RB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Corum announced that he will be committing soon, and there are some who think his choice will be Michigan:

Johnquai Lewis – WR Hialeah (FL) Champagnat Catholic: Lewis (3-star, #138 WR, #769 overall) named Michigan to his top ten:

Jordan Morant – S – Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic: Morant (4-star, #8 safety, #112 overall) named Michigan to his top ten:

Antwaun Powell – DE – Portsmouth (VA) I.C. Norcom: Powell (4-star, #12 WDE, #247 overall) named Michigan to his top eight:

Kobe Pryor – RB – Cedartown (GA) Cedartown: Pryor (3-star, #55 RB, #727 overall) named Michigan to his top ten:

Ian Stewart – LB – Gibraltar (MI) Carlson: Stewart (3-star, #99 WR, #543 overall) left Michigan out of his top seven:

John Young – OT – Louisville (KY) Christian: Young (4-star, #28 OT, #306 overall) will be announcing his decision on April 29:


  1. Comments: 8
    Joined: 4/6/2017
    Apr 22, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    Marcellus Moore. Speedy 5’8″ guys who are always running away from people always make me think of Warrick Dunn. Which would be fine with me.

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Apr 22, 2019 at 3:11 PM

      Dunn was a whole lot of fun to watch, and he was dynamite in video games, too.

  2. Comments: 1357
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Apr 22, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    I think I like Blame Corum a little better than Moore. Bigger, stronger, every bit as twitchy … maybe more so.

    When you check out his film, take note of the size of the kids on the sideline. It’s no wonder nobody wants to play those guys.

  3. Comments: 276
    Joined: 2/6/2018
    Apr 22, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    I know he is not listed here, but it is looking increasingly like 2020 QB J.D. Johnson is going with Michigan:

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