Visitors: June 21-23, 2019

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18Jun 2019
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Visitors: June 21-23, 2019

Jordan Morant (image via North Jersey)

2020

Beau Brade – S – Clarksville (MD) River Hill: Brade is a 6’0″, 180 lb. prospect who committed to Maryland on June 13; he also has offers from Michigan and Pitt, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #56 safety, and #957 overall. This was supposed to be an official visit, but his commitment to the Terrapins may call off the visit.

Blake Corum – RB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Corum is a 5’9″, 180-pounder with offers from LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #17 running back, and #201 overall. Three teammates are committed to Michigan (Nikhai Hill-Green, Micah Mazzccua, and Osman Savage), and Corum’s crystal ball picks are all for Michigan.

Elijah Gaines – CB – Alexandria (VA) Episcopal: Gaines is a 6’3″, 200 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #50 athlete, and #506 overall. Episcopal is where Michigan defensive end Elijah Gaines spent the end of his high school career after moving from Canada.

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17Jun 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #70 D.J. Turner II

D.J. Turner II

Name: D.J. Turner II
Height:
6’0″
Weight:
173 lbs.
High school:
Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy
Position:
Cornerback
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Turner was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 17 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 4 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery.
TTB Rating:
82

Turner committed to Michigan in the summer before his senior year. He spent his junior year at North Gwinnett in Suwanee, GA, before transferring to IMG Academy as a senior. North Gwinnett was playing him at safety, while IMG moved him to his more likely college position, cornerback.

I considered putting Turner higher on the list, but the Wolverines just don’t seem to love throwing freshman corners out on the field. I do imagine Turner will play some, because the depth at corner is not great. Aside from presumed starters Lavert Hill and Ambry Thomas, Michigan’s options are untested redshirt freshmen (Vincent Gray, Gemon Green), freshmen (Turner, Jalen Perry), and perhaps a dose of Jaylen Kelly-Powell if necessary. Gray looks like corner #3, and beyond that, I don’t think any of these players will see a ton of snaps.

Prediction: Redshirt