2022 Season Countdown: #114 Noah Stewart

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5May 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #114 Noah Stewart

Noah Stewart (image via Local Sports Journal)

Name: Noah Stewart
Height:
6’7″
Weight:
274 lbs.
High school:
Muskegon (MI) North
Position:
Offensive tackle
Class:
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number:
#61
Last year:
I ranked Stewart #121 and said he would be a backup offensive tackle (LINK). He played in one game.
TTB Rating:
N/A

Stewart is a massive offensive lineman who’s very narrow and a little bit raw. When he came out of high school, he looked like an oversized tight end. Despite being in college for a couple years, he is still listed at only 274 pounds on Michigan’s spring roster (he was 240 coming out of high school). At his height 274 is still way too light to be a legitimate option on the offensive line, and he needs to get into at least the 290s before talk of getting on the field much is warranted.

Prediction: Backup offensive tackle

3May 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #115 Josh Beetham

Josh Beetham (image via Twitter)

Name: Josh Beetham
Height:
6’5″
Weight:
239 lbs.
High school:
Yorkville (IL) Yorkville
Position:
Tight end
Class:
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number:
#37
Last year:
I did not rank Beetham. He played in one game.
TTB Rating:
N/A

And now we get to the class of 2020 quarterback that everyone thought would turn into a tight end: Dan Villa- . . . Josh Beetham! Yes, Beetham graduated in the class of 2020 but did not join Michigan’s football team as a walk-on until 2021. He was a 6’5″, 220 lb. pocket QB in high school, which naturally seems to lend itself to a transition to tight end. (Full disclosure: Beetham originally committed to Illinois as a preferred walk-on in 2020, but then ended up in Ann Arbor a year later.)

I might be underrating Beetham here, because he joined Michigan’s team in 2021 and played against Northern Illinois. That’s pretty impressive to play as a walk-on in your first season. However, Michigan has such depth at tight end that I have a hard time seeing him move up the ranks too much, especially when another walk-on (Carter Selzer) is already seeing a fair number of snaps. Perhaps Beetham will be the Carter Selzer of 2023, but for now, I think Beetham is probably going to stay off the radar most of the time.

Prediction: Backup tight end

2May 2022
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2023 Recruiting Update: May 2, 2022

Fayetteville (GA) Whitewater linebacker Raul Aguirre (image via Rivals)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2023

Raul Aguirre – LB – Fayetteville (GA) Whitewater: Aguirre is a 6’2″, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #9 linebacker, and #124 overall.

Demitrius Bell – CB – Murfreesboro (TN) Blackman: Bell is a 6’1″, 165-pounder with offers from Kentucky, LSU, Penn State, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star and the #46 athlete.

Derrick Bohler – WR – Miami (FL) Palmetto: Bohler is a 6’2″, 195 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Penn State, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star and the #159 wide receiver.

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1May 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #116 Bryce Wilcox

Bryce Wilcox (image via Newman Times-Herald)

Name: Bryce Wilcox
Height:
5’11”
Weight:
171 lbs.
High school:
Sharpsburg (GA) Trinity Christian
Position:
Safety
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Wilcox was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating:
N/A

Wilcox is another high-level preferred walk-on who turned down an offer from Navy to pay his own way to Michigan. A pretty dynamic wide receiver and defensive back for his high school team, Wilcox could play safety or wide receiver at the next level. He’s as good as or better than the walk-on receivers who have played at Michigan in recent years. If you watch his highlights below, you’ll see some big hits, some nice blocks, and some tremendous balance and change of direction with the ball in his hands.

As a freshman preferred walk-on, he’s very unlikely to play in 2022, but he is a guy with the talent to get on the field in the coming years, particularly on special teams.

Prediction: Redshirt

1May 2022
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Visitors: April 29-May 1, 2022

West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield C/OG Amir Herring (image via 247 Sports)

2023

Amir Herring – OG/C – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Herring is a 6’3″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #9 interior offensive lineman, and #215 overall. Right now 100% of his crystal balls are in favor of Michigan.

Cory Sims – RB – Murfreesboro (TN) Siegel: Sims is a 5’10”, 200-pounder with no FBS offers at this time. As a junior in 2021, he had 157 carries for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns.

2025

Alex Graham – CB – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Graham is a 6’0″, 160 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Cashus Shivers – WR – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Shivers is a 6’0″, 184 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.