2021 Michigan vs. Georgia Preview: Last Time They Played

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21Dec 2021
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2021 Michigan vs. Georgia Preview: Last Time They Played

Stan Noskin (image via Bentley Library)

Despite having two separate, storied, long successful programs, the Michigan Wolverines and Georgia Bulldogs have only faced off twice.

The first meeting took place on October 5, 1957, a game which Michigan won 26-0 at home. Michigan quarterback Stan Noskin completed 5/9 passes for 80 yards, but his biggest contribution was when he ran 3 times for 9 yards and 2 touchdowns. Running back Mike Shatusky ran 5 times for 19 yards and 1 touchdown.

The second meeting also took place in Ann Arbor, this one on October 2, 1965. Backup running back Dennis Sirosky ran 5 times for 12 yards and 1 touchdown, the only score for the Wolverines. Quarterback Dick Vidmer threw 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the 15-7 loss.

21Dec 2021
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Under Armour All-American Game Participants: Michigan

Loganville (GA) Grayson OT Trente Jones

The 2022 Under Armour All-American Game will be played in January of 2022.  The following participants have committed to or signed a Letter of Intent to play for Michigan:

2022
Will Johnson, CB – Grosse Pointe, MI*
Derrick Moore, DE – Baltimore, MD*
Keon Sabb, S – Bradenton, FL*
Amorion Walker, WR – Ponchatoula, LA*

2021
Giovanni El-Hadi, OT – Sterling Heights, MI
Jaydon Hood, LB – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2020
Blake Corum, RB – Baltimore, MD
Micah Mazzccua, OT – Baltimore, MD
Braiden McGregor, DE – Port Huron, MI#
Andre Seldon, Jr., CB – Belleville, MI

2019
Zach Charbonnet, RB – Thousand Oaks, CA
Quinten Johnson, S – Washington, DC
Trente Jones, OT – Loganville, GA
Nolan Rumler, OG – Akron, OH
Mazi Smith, DT – East Kentwood, MI
Anthony Solomon, LB – Fort Lauderdale, FL

2018
Mustapha Muhammad, TE – Missouri City, TX
Myles Sims, CB – Atlanta, GA

2017
Jaylen Kelly-Powell, S – Detroit, MI
Kwity Paye, DE – Warwick, RI
Cesar Ruiz, C – Bradenton, FL
Luiji Vilain, DE – Alexandria, VA

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21Dec 2021
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U.S. Army/Adidas All-American Bowl Participants: Michigan

Donovan Peoples-Jones

For your viewing pleasure, here’s a comprehensive list of Michigan’s commitments who were selected for the All-American Bowl (formerly the U.S. Army All-American Bowl). The next All-American Bowl will be in January of 2021 in San Antonio, TX.

2022
Zeke Berry, S – Concord, CA#
Darrius Clemons, WR – Portland, OR#
Jayden Denegal, QB – Apple Valley, CA
Tyler Morris, WR – La Grange Park, IL#

2021
Junior Colson, LB – Brentwood, TN**
Tommy Doman, Jr., P – Orchard Lake, MI**
J.J. McCarthy, QB – La Grange Park, IL**

2020
Darion Green-Warren – Harbor City, CA
A.J. Henning – Frankfort, IL
Jordan Morant, S – Oradell, NJ
R.J. Moten, S – Delran, NJ
Kalel Mullings, LB – Milton, MA

2019
Daxton Hill, S – Tulsa, OK
Chris Hinton, DT – Norcross, GA
Cornelius Johnson, WR – Greenwich, CT

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21Dec 2021
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2021 Michigan vs. Georgia Preview: Roster Notes

Georgia tight end Brock Bowers (image via UGA Wire)

As two nationally prominent schools, Michigan and Georgia unsurprisingly have quite a few battles on the recruiting front. Perhaps there aren’t many true head-to-head battles, but plenty of players get offered by both schools. Michigan tries to dip into Georgia way more than Georgia tries to dip into the state of Michigan, so Michigan loses plenty of those battles, too.

Here is a list of Georgia players that Michigan pursued out of high school:

  • OLB Robert Beal, Jr.
  • WR Dominick Blaylock
  • TE Brock Bowers
  • RB Lovasea Carroll
  • S Lewis Cine
  • QB J.T. Daniels
  • DT Jordan Davis
  • TE Arik Gilbert
  • TE Ryland Goede
  • DT Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins
  • WR Kearis Jackson
  • WR Jaylen Johnson
  • CB Kamari Lassiter
  • OL Warren McClendon
  • RB Kenny McIntosh
  • RB Kendall Milton
  • OL Micah Morris
  • WR George Pickens
  • CB William Poole
  • OL Tate Ratledge
  • CB Kelee Ringo
  • WR Justin Robinson
  • WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint
  • OL Jamaree Salyer
  • OL Justin Shaffer
  • CB Christopher Smith
  • LB Nolan Smith
  • S Ameer Speed
  • OL Xavier Truss
  • QB Brock Vandagriff
  • LB Quay Walker
  • TE Darnell Washington

The Bulldogs have zero players on their roster from the state of Michigan, but freshman safety Matthew Helow is the younger brother of Michigan linebackers coach George Helow.

On the flip side, Michigan has several players from the state of Georgia, including . . .

  • Michael Barrett – LB – Valdosta (GA) Lowndes
  • Chris Hinton, Jr. – DT – Johns Creek (GA) Greater Atlanta Christian
  • Trente Jones – OT – Loganville (GA) Grayson
  • Alexander Lidback – LB – Alpharetta (GA) Alpharetta
  • Jalen Perry – CB – Dacula (GA) Dacula
  • D.J. Turner II – CB – Suwanee (GA) and transferred to IMG Academy
  • William Wagner – LS – Alpharetta (GA) Alpharetta
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Alex Orji, Wolverine

Alex Orji (image via Dallas Morning News)

Sachse (TX) Sachse quarterback Alex Orji flipped from Virginia Tech to Michigan on National Signing Day. He also had offers from Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma, TCU, and Texas Tech, among others.

Orji is 6’2″ and 233 lbs. He claims a 39″ vertical, a 275 lb. bench, and a 550 lb. squat.

RANKINGS
ESPN: 4-star, 81 grade, #17 ATH, #244 overall
On3: 3-star, 89 grade, #15 ATH
Rivals: 3-star, 5.7 grade, #9 dual-threat QB
247 Sports: 3-star, 86 grade, #47 QB

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