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Kedrick Bingley-Jones – DT – Providence (NC) Country Day: Bingley-Jones is a 6’4″, 266-pounder with offers from Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #15 defensive tackle, and #155 overall. His crystal ball picks are split evenly between Florida, UNC, and NC State.

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8Jun 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #79 Andrew Vastardis

Andrew Vastardis (image via Zimbio)

Name: Andrew Vastardis
Height:
6’3″
Weight:
317 lbs.
High school:
Ashburn (VA) Stone Bridge
Position:
Offensive guard/center
Class:
Redshirt junior
Jersey number:
#68
Last year:
I ranked Vastardis #87 and said he would be a backup center (LINK). He played in six games.
TTB Rating:
N/A

Vastardis was a well regarded player coming out of high school a few years ago. A three-sport athlete (football, basketball, baseball), he spurned some lower level scholarship offers to make a go of it at Michigan. So far it has turned out fairly well for him. He played in six games in 2018 at center and guard, along with special teams.

I still don’t see a big need for Vastardis going into 2019. Cesar Ruiz is entrenched as the team’s starting center, and Stephen Spanellis is Ruiz’s backup. Jess Speight is also a capable walk-on center, so Vastardis’s value is diminished a little bit, and there are a few solid guard options. Vastardis should be a special teams contributor and will see some snaps on offense.

Prediction: Backup center/guard

7Jun 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #80 Phillip Paea

Phillip Paea (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Phillip Paea
Height:
6’4″
Weight:
296 lbs.
High school:
Berrien Springs (MI) Berrien Springs
Position:
Offensive guard/defensive tackle
Class:
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number:
#58
Last year:
I ranked Paea #70 (LINK). He played in two games.
TTB Rating:
68

Usually as a college football player, I don’t refer to you as a journeyman. Most college players play for one school or a maximum of two over up to five years.

I will make an exception for journeyman Phillip Paea. Not because he has played for multiple schools, but he leads a nomadic existence. One day he’s camping out with the big uglies that make up the offensive line, and the next day, he’s hanging out with the dogs on defense. Michigan’s coaching staff can’t decide where he fits best or what hole he plugs, so he constantly bounces back and forth between offensive guard and defensive tackle.

I am on the record as saying that he has the most potential on the offensive line, but the defensive tackle position lacks experienced bodies. Where he plays this season is anyone’s guess.

Prediction: Backup hog/dog