2022 Recruiting Update: January 18, 2021

2022 Recruiting Update: January 18, 2021

January 18, 2021
Columbia (SC) Spring Valley QB DeQuandre “D.Q.” Smith (image via Hudl)


D.J. Allen – WR – Gladewater (TX) Gladewater: Allen is a 6’0″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Baylor, Houston, New Mexico, and SMU. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star and the #63 wide receiver in the country. As a junior in 2020, he caught 59 passes for 1,316 yards and 17 touchdowns. It’s very early in his recruitment (three of his six offers came in the last week), so it’s tough to gauge where he might be leaning.

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Tyler Banks – LB – Crewe (VA) Nottoway: Banks is a 6’1″, 215 lb. athlete with offers from Boston College, Buffalo, Old Dominion, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. He’s a 3-star, the #61 athlete, and #727 overall. Though he has played quarterback in high school, he is unlikely to remain at that position in college, where he projects more as a running back or linebacker.

DeQuandre Smith – QB – Columbia (SC) Spring Valley: Smith is another “athlete” at 6’1″ and 200 lbs. He was offered by Michigan linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary, and like Banks, he looks more likely to end up on defense. Smith is the better QB prospect and could play there at the next level, but not at the level Michigan would need him to play. Michigan is his first and only offer so far.


Chandler (AZ) Hamilton quarterback Nicco Marchiol did not include Michigan in his top four. Michigan was the early leader, but communication there fell off. Personally, I’m not a fan of left-handed quarterbacks, so this might be a blessing in disguise, even though he’s a 4-star, the #9 pro-style guy, and #220 overall.

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