2020 Recruiting Update: May 23, 2019

2020 Recruiting Update: May 23, 2019


May 23, 2019
Owasso (OK) Owasso RB Isaiah Jacobs (image via 247 Sports)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2020

Ja’Khi Douglas – WR – Houma (LA) Terrebonne: Douglas is a 5’9″, 187 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and Florida State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #33 wide receiver, and #180 overall. He’s built a little bit like a running back, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him play in the backfield a little bit when he gets to college. He claims a 4.48 forty, a 4.51 shuttle, and a 37″ vertical.

Kyle Edwards – RB – Destrehan (LA) Destrehan: Edwards is a 6’0″, 210-pounder with offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #34 running back, and #463 overall. He’s a burly running back who reminds me a little bit of former Michigan back Thomas Rawls.

Montra Edwards – DT – Lexington (MS) Holmes Central: Edwards is a 6’2″, 282-pounder, and with those measurements, I can’t help thinking of Maurice Hurst, Jr. He’s a 3-star, the #62 defensive tackle, and #785 overall. His stat line of 102 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks as a junior is also pretty impressive, if not unbelievable.

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Desmond Evans – DE – Sanford (NC) Lee County: Evans is a 6’6″, 238 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, and North Carolina State, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #2 weakside end, and #14 overall.

Jay Hardy – DE – Chattanooga (TN) McCallie: Hardy is a 6’4″, 270 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #4 strongside end, and #85 overall. I would expect him to grow into a defensive tackle by the time all is said and done.

Isaiah Jacobs – RB – Owasso (OK) Owasso: Jacobs is a 5’10”, 195-pounder with offers from Arkansas, Maryland, and Ole Miss, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #62 running back, and #893 overall. He’s also the younger brother of former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs, who was selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

Jackson LaDuke – LB – Sparks (NV) Spanish Springs: LaDuke is a 6’3″, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #62 outside linebacker, and #886 overall.

Akinola Ogunbiyi – OG – Sugar Land (TX) Kempner: Ogunbiyi is a 6’4″, 329-pounder with offers from Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #11 offensive guard, and #288 overall. Oklahoma is the expected landing spot.

Bryan Robinson – WR – West Palm Beach (FL) Central: Robinson is a 6’1″, 178-pounder who committed to Miami in July of 2018. He’s a 4-star, the #16 wide receiver, and #81 overall. He is taking visits to other schools, so he does not appear to be solidly committed.

Noah Sewell – DE – Orem (UT) Orem: Sewell is a 6’2″, 266 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, LSU, Oregon, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #5 athlete, and #51 overall. Even though he plays some linebacker in high school, I think he will end up as a defensive end or even a defensive tackle at the next level, as he has some similarities to current Michigan defensive tackle Carlo Kemp.

Arian Smith – CB – Mulberry (FL) Mulberry: Smith is a 6’1″, 170-pounder with offers from Alabama, Florida, and Florida State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #35 wide receiver, and #183 overall. I have seen him listed as a wide receiver and running back, but I think he will end up at corner.

Omari Thomas – DT – Memphis (TN) Briarcrest Christian: Thomas isa 6’5″, 295 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #6 defensive tackle, and #71 overall.

OFF THE BOARD

Jalen Carter – DT – Apopka (FL) Apopka: Carter (4-star, #10 DT, #95 overall) committed to Georgia. When is the Jeremy Gallon connection going to pay off?

Jo’quavious Marks – RB – Atlanta (GA) Carver: Marks (4-star, #14 RB, #163 overall) committed to Mississippi State.

Myles Murphy – DE – Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove: Murphy (5-star, #2 SDE, #8 overall) committed to Clemson. The Tigers now have five 5-stars committed in 2020.

Noah Nelson – OT – Gilbert (AZ) Williams Field: Nelson (3-star, #44 OT, #538 overall) committed to Oklahoma. He had two crystal ball picks prior to pulling the trigger for the Sooners.

Jonathan Odom – TE – Tampa (FL) Jesuit: Odom (3-star, #25 TE, #740 overall) committed to Florida.

Kobe Pryor – RB – Cedartown (GA) Cedartown: Pryor (3-star, #45 RB, #597 overall)committed to Clemson.

Sawyer Racanelli – LB – Brush Prairie (WA) Hockinson: Racanelli (3-star, #47 ATH, #627 overall) committed to Washington.

Justin Rogers – OG – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Rogers (4-star, #1 OG, #30 overall) committed to Kentucky.

Ian Stewart – WR – Gibraltar (MI) Carlson: Stewart (3-star, #92 WR, #507 overall) committed to Michigan State.

MISCELLANEY

Nikhai Hill-Green – LB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Hill-Green (3-star, #27 OLB, #366 overall) is making his college decision today, with a final five of:

Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern: McGregor (4-star, #5 SDE, #87 overall) is making his final decision on Friday. It’s coming down to Michigan and Notre Dame.

On the negative side, Clovis (CA) West Kendall Milton (5-star, #3 RB, #21 overall) has narrowed his choices down to four schools not named Michigan:

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  1. 17years
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    17years
    May 23, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Kyle Edwards, he seems to be similar to RJ Moten. Strong, can break tackles. Quick, but not as quick as you’d expect from a Power 5 TB. Fast, but not with break away speed. Powerful, but not as powerful as you’d expect from a Power 5 FB. He’s sort of in between. Not a full fledged TB, not a full fledged FB. But he can break tackles like RJ Moten. I know I said breaks tackles twice. But that stands out to me in both of these offers. And both have some hands, though Moten has better hands.

    So I’m wondering if this is the kind of RB that fits in with Josh Gattis’ #speedinspace? There isn’t going to be much emphasis on the run game?

    This seems to be a different kind of RB than what Pep Hamilton wanted in his approach.

    But maybe this is the type of RB that Jim Harbaugh has always wanted.

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