2024 Recruiting Update: May 10, 2022

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10May 2022
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2024 Recruiting Update: May 10, 2022

Many (LA) Many safety Tylen Singleton (image via On3)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2024

Kyle Altuner – OT – Olney (MD) Good Counsel: Altuner is a 6’4″, 290 lb. prospect with offers from Maryland, Miami, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #19 offensive tackle, and #332 overall. He’s a teammate of 2024 linebacker Aaron Chiles, who was also offered recently.

Jamyri Cauley – WR – Dallas (TX) South Oak Cliff: Cauley is a 6’2″, 215-pounder with offers from Georgia, LSU, and Texas, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #11 wide receiver, and #71 overall. As a sophomore in 2021, he caught 35 passes for 938 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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8May 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #112 Nico Tiberia

Nico Tiberia (image via Twitter)

Name: Nico Tiberia
Height:
5’9″
Weight:
201 lbs.
High school:
Allen Park (MI) Allen Park
Position:
Running back
Class:
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number:
#36
Last year:
I did not rank Tiberia. He did not play in any games.
TTB Rating:
N/A

Tiberia was a highly productive running back at Allen Park in high school, but that was a few years ago. He walked onto the team and has not played in the past two seasons. Michigan needs running back help from a walk-on or two, considering they only have four scholarship backs. Last year four scholarship backs and four walk-on backs carried the ball. If last year shows anything, it will probably be Leon Franklin as the top walk-on, but Tiberia will have a chance to play.

Prediction: Backup running back

7May 2022
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Way Too Early 2023 Depth Chart: May 2022

Erick All

I know this is a very, very early depth chart, but I think it’s interesting for two reasons:

  1. It’s fun.
  2. It shows what positions Michigan needs to recruit in the 2023 class.

The following depth chart has removed these listed players from the 2022 depth chart due to expiring eligibility, even though some could return with a fifth year or COVID year exception:

  • QB Alan Bowman (graduation)
  • WR Ronnie Bell (graduation)
  • WR Cornelius Johnson (graduation)
  • WR Mike Sainristil (graduation)
  • TE Erick All (graduation)
  • TE Luke Schoonmaker (graduation)
  • OL Ryan Hayes (graduation)
  • OL Olu Oluwatimi (graduation)
  • DE Taylor Upshaw (graduation)
  • DT Julius Welschof (graduation)
  • LB Michael Barrett (graduation)
  • CB Gemon Green (graduation)
  • S German Green (graduation)
  • P Brad Robbins (graduation)

It also assumes that every currently rostered player and every currently committed prospect will be here in 2023, which is obviously not true.

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6May 2022
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Michigan’s Top Seven 2023 NFL Draft Prospects

Blake Corum (image via MGoBlue)

The following players (listed in alphabetical order) are Michigan’s best bets, in my opinion, to be drafted in 2023. Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan teams have produced 6.3 NFL draft picks per class during his tenure, so it’s a good bet that Michigan gets around this number of players to be selected.

TE Erick All
Senior Erick All was reportedly considering leaving the NFL after the 2021 season, but he decided to return. After a 2020 season in which he struggled with drops, he turned into a reliable target with 38 catches (second on the team) for 437 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a game-winning catch-and-run against Penn State. All is a solid blocker with good speed and run-after-catch ability, and he has a lithe 6’4″, 245 lb. frame. He probably won’t be first round material, but he could be a day two or three pick.

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6May 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #113 Christian Boivin

Christian Boivin

Name: Christian Boivin
Height:
6’0″
Weight:
204 lbs.
High school:
Traverse City (MI) West
Position:
Running back
Class:
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
#40
Last year:
I ranked Boivin #125 and said he would be a backup running back (LINK). He had 1 carry for 2 yards.
TTB Rating:
N/A

When Boivin came into college, I thought for sure he would be headed for the safety position. He runs a bit like a linebacker but doesn’t really have linebacker size. It makes some sense that he would stick at running back, though, because Michigan only had 4 scholarship running backs on the roster in 2021. Walk-ons Leon Franklin and Boivin appeared to be the next couple guys on the depth chart, and that resulted in Boivin getting 1 carry for 2 yards in the blowout win over Northern Illinois.

I expect Boivin to be in roughly the same spot in 2022 now that Hassan Haskins has graduated and C.J. Stokes is being brought in to maintain the number at 4 scholarship backs. Boivin is a little bit stiff to be a real contributor, but he can eat up a few carries at the end of blowouts to keep other guys fresh.

Prediction: Backup running back