2025 Recruiting Update: January 11, 2023

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11Jan 2023
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2025 Recruiting Update: January 11, 2023

Avery Gach (image via Detroit Jewish News)


Justin Baker – RB – Buford (GA) Buford: Baker is a 5’9″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Penn State, and USC, among others. Buford is a powerhouse program in the Peach State, but Michigan has not signed anyone from the program since 2018 when running back Christian Turner signed with the Wolverines.

Avery Gach – OT – Franklin (MI) Groves: Gach is a 6’5″, 275-pounder with offers from Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, and Wisconsin. Despite his high profile – and the tendency for Michigan to dominate those in-state recruitments – both of Gach’s parents graduated from Michigan State, so he’s a Spartan legacy. He did, however, travel to Columbus to watch Michigan beat Ohio State in the Horseshoe.

Justin Hill – DE – Cincinnati (OH) Winton Woods: Hill is a 6’4″, 205 lb. edge prospect who has offers from Kentucky and Michigan State. His high school teammate, cornerback Cameron Calhoun, recently signed with Michigan in the 2023 class.

Peyton Joseph – OG – Fort Valley (GA) Peach County: Joseph is a 6’4″, 280-pounder with offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Notre Dame, among others.

Christian Pierce – LB – Oak Lawn (IL) Brother Rice: Pierce is a 6’0″, 210 lb. inside linebacker who’s the brother of Michigan signee Roderick Pierce. The younger brother has offers from Akron, Illinois, and Texas.

9Jan 2023
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2024 Recruiting Update: January 9, 2022

Ainsworth (NE) Ainsworth TE Carter Nelson (image via Irish Sports Daily)


T.J. Lindsey – DT – Bryant (AR) Bryant: Lindsey is a 6’6″, 260 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #27 edge, and #402 overall, but I think he will end up playing defensive tackle at the next level.

L.J. McCray – DT – Daytona Beach (FL) Mainland: McCray is a 6’5″, 255-pounder with offers from Auburn, Florida, and Florida State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #39 defensive lineman, and #432 overall.

Carter Nelson – TE – Ainsworth (NE) Ainsworth: Nelson is a 6’4″, 205 lb. tight end target with offers from Auburn, Iowa, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #9 tight end, and #187 overall. Michigan doesn’t send out many offers to kids playing eight-man football, so here’s a special treat:

Xavier Porter – DT – Tampa (FL) Catholic: Porter is a 6’2″, 265-pounder with offers from Kentucky, Tennessee, UCF, and UCF, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #36 defensive lineman, and #392 overall.


T.J. Capers – LB – Miami (FL) Northwestern: Capers committed to Louisville. He’s a 5-star, the #2 edge, and #7 overall in 2024.

Peyton Woodyard – S – Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco: Woodyard committed to Georgia. He’s a 4-star, the #2 safety, and #29 overall.

8Jan 2023
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Under Armour All-American Game Participants: Michigan

Karmello English

The 2024 Under Armour All-American Game will be played in January of 2024.  The following participants have committed to or signed a Letter of Intent to play for Michigan:

Karmello English, WR – Phenix City, AL
Amir Herring, C – West Bloomfield, MI

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

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

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

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

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

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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7Jan 2023
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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 on January 7, 2023 in San Antonio, TX.

Semaj Bridgeman, LB – Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

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

Hit the jump for the rest of the U.S. Army Bowl participants to play for Michigan since 2001.

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