Goodbye, Jon Runyan, Jr.

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14Jan 2020
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Goodbye, Jon Runyan, Jr.

Jon Runyan, Jr. (image via MLive)

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HIGH SCHOOL
Runyan, the son of former Michigan star tackle Jon Runyan, attended Philadelphia (NJ) St. Joseph’s. He only listed one offer on his recruiting pages, and that was from the Michigan Wolverines. His final ranking came in as a 3-star, the #124 offensive tackle, and #1138 overall. I gave him a final TTB Rating of 73 (LINK). From his commitment post:

Overall, I would have no problem playing Runyan at offensive tackle if he adds a little bit of length. He has the foot speed and coordination to be a blind side tackle if necessary. He may have to move inside to guard if he doesn’t hit that growth spurt. So much depends on size that it’s tough to project him far down the road, but based on his genes, athleticism, and technique, I think he could be a very good college player.

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13Jan 2020
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Edward Warinner, Wolverine

Edward Warinner (#31, image via Twitter)

This is just what Michigan fans like me wanted: one more opportunity to correct the spelling of “Warinner.”

Michigan State linebacker Edward Warinner has transferred to Michigan, where he is already enrolled in classes. He is the son of Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner, who has been with the program since the beginning of the 2018 season. It’s not clear right now whether he will be a scholarship player, which he was at MSU, or a walk-on. Michigan did not offer him a scholarship coming out of high school in 2018.

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13Jan 2020
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2021 Recruiting Update: January 13, 2019

Kaden Prather (image via 247 Sports)

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Just a reminder on the 2021 class as the 2020 class starts to come to a close: Michigan currently holds commitments from…

  • QB J.J. McCarthy
  • OT Giovanni El-Hadi

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2021

Kaden Prather – WR – Germantown (MD) Northwest: Prather is a 6’3″, 210-pounder with offers from Alabama, Maryland, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #49 wide receiver, and #301 overall. How are you the #49 wide receiver but still #301 overall? So roughly 1 out of 6 of the best players in the country play wide receiver? Hmmm… Anyway, Prather claims a 4.6 forty, a 4.56 shuttle, and a 29.7″ vertical.

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12Jan 2020
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All-Time Interception Leaders

Tom Curtis (image via Pinterest)

Not long ago, I posted a list of the players with the most interception returns for touchdowns in Michigan history (LINK). Here I present the all-time interception leaders for the Wolverines. I meant to post the top 25 only, but the 25th spot is shared by 19 guys. UPDATE: I have added a few names from Michigan’s record book.

  1. 25 – Tom Curtis (1967-1969)
  2. 18 – Charles Woodson (1995-1997)
  3. 13 – Wally Teninga (1945-1949)
  4. 12 – Gene Derricotte (1944-1948)
  5. 12 – Leon Hall (2003-2006)
  6. 11 – Brad Cochran (1983-1985)
  7. 11 – Vada Murray (1988-1990)
  8. 11 – DeWayne Patmon (1997-2000)
  9. 10 – Charlie Lentz (1948-1949)
  10. 10 – Keith Bostic (1980-1982)
  11. 10 – Evan Cooper (1981-1983)
  12. 10 – Lance Dottin (1988-1991)
  13. 10 – Marcus Ray (1995-1998)
  14. 9 – David Brown (1972-1974)
  15. 9 – Mike Jolly (1977-1979)
  16. 9 – Marlin Jackson (2001-2004)
  17. 8 – Dwight Hicks (1975-1977)
  18. 8 – Tony Jackson (1980-1981)
  19. 8 – Tripp Welborne (1988-1990)
  20. 8 – Ty Law (1993-1994)
  21. 8 – Todd Howard (2000-2001)
  22. 7 – Thomas Darden (1969-1971)
  23. 7 – Marion Body (1980-1982)
  24. 7 – Shonte Peoples (1991-1993)
  25. 7 – Steve Morrison (1991-1994)
  26. 7 – Markus Curry (2002-2004)
  27. 7 – Morgan Trent (2005-2008)
  28. 6 – Brian Healy (1967-1969)
  29. 6 – Tom Drake (1973-1974)
  30. 6 – Jerry Zuyer (1976)
  31. 6 – Jim Pickens (1975-1977)
  32. 6 – Michael Harden (1976-1979)
  33. 6 – Andy Cannavino (1978-1980)
  34. 6 – Brian Carpenter (1980-1981)
  35. 6 – Mike Mallory (1983-1984)
  36. 6 – Ivan Hicks (1984-1986)
  37. 6 – Doug Mallory (1984-1987)
  38. 6 – Clarence Thompson (1993-1995)
  39. 6 – James Whitley (1998-2000)
  40. 6 – Garland Rivers (2004-2006)
  41. 6 – Donovan Warren (2007-2009)
  42. 6 – Thomas Gordon (2011-2013)
  43. 6 – Raymon Taylor (2012-2013)
  44. 6 – Blake Countess (2011-2013)
  45. 6 – Jourdan Lewis (2013-2016)
  46. 6 – Channing Stribling (2013-2016)
  47. 6 – Lavert Hill (2016-2019)

In case you’re wondering, the current players on the roster most likely to join this list are Ambry Thomas (4 career interceptions) and Daxton Hill (1).

This was originally posted on February 15, 2019.

11Jan 2020
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Nightly Roundup: January 11, 2019

Nate Schonle (#81)

Nate Schoenle says he’s coming back for a fifth year. He said in his Instagram post that he needed two surgeries, which explains his absence in 2019.

Schoenle isn’t a great receiver, but he’s a heck of a blocker and special teams player, so his return will be a bonus.

Also, Ambry Thomas says he’s coming back for his senior year, which is what should have been expected.

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