Class of 2020 Early Enrollees

Class of 2020 Early Enrollees


January 6, 2020
Blake Corum

Very succinctly, here’s a list of class of 2020 commits who plan are enrolling early at Michigan in January.

  • Blake Corum – RB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances
  • Darion Green-Warren – CB – Harbor City (CA) Narbonne
  • Nikhai Hill-Green – LB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances
  • Aaron Lewis – DE – Williamstown (NJ) Williamstown
  • Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern
  • William Mohan – LB – Brooklyn (NY) Erasmus Hall
  • Makari Paige – S – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield
  • Andre Seldon, Jr. – CB – Belleville (MI) Belleville
  • Zak Zinter – OT – Cambridge (MA) Buckingham Browne & Nichols

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    Estar01
    Nov 23, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    How many players can enroll early?

    • Thunder
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      Nov 23, 2019 at 2:16 PM

      I believe Michigan can have 6 early enrollees in the 2020 class, but it’s really a behind-the-scenes thing. You never know how Michigan calculates the signees, the guys who count back to a previous class, etc.

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        Estar01
        Nov 23, 2019 at 8:54 PM

        Thanks, just seemed like a small early enrollee class.

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    PapaBear
    Nov 23, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Braiden McGregor, the most important of these early enrollees, from a health and development standpoint?

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    je93
    Dec 15, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    Really looking forward to Corum. Hope he’s the HR guy we’ve been missing

    • Thunder
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      Dec 15, 2019 at 8:29 PM

      HR guy? I guess his nickname will have to be Toby.

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        Extrajuice
        Dec 16, 2019 at 6:28 PM

        I’ve been filing complaints about Jim every week for years and Toby hasn’t done anything.

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    PapaBear
    Dec 15, 2019 at 10:06 PM

    Dumb question, but why enroll early? Unless, you have a real shot at PT, why give up half of your senior year in HS? Even McGregor and Corum have a very unrealistic chance of much playing time.

    Is this, in part a strategic move on scholarship count?

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      Roanman
      Dec 16, 2019 at 7:35 AM

      If you have aspirations of a professional football career, you pick up and extra winter of a significantly higher level of coaching and training which is probably invaluable.

      This is particularly true if you know you need to get bigger and stronger, as the strength, conditioning and nutrition program at the college level in general, and a place like Michigan in particular is miles superior to anything you will encounter for the rest of your life.

      This includes the professional level where you are treated like a grown-up in that you are expected to handle your own nutrition program.

      You also pick up 15 extra practices and a series of meetings in which you begin to learn your system, and more importantly you upgrade your ability to learn football in general and a new system in particular. This is extraordinarily valuable, as sooner of later your guy is gonna get fired and a new guy is going to come in. Those guys who can quickly adapt to a new system and language have an advantage when it comes to the new guy deciding who he wants to keep.

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      Lanknows
      Dec 16, 2019 at 1:33 PM

      Personal decision right? I think there is a mix of things to consider. A lot of kids are ready to move on to the next stage of life.

      Most kids want to play right away and this helps. 5 years sounds like a long time to be in college when you are 17. EE get better coaching on the field and off, sooner.

      Coming in January smooths the academics transition to jump into classes in the offseason instead of when football takes up 40 hours a week. Also –College is fun.

    • Thunder
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      Dec 16, 2019 at 2:51 PM

      I mean, it’s smart not to let scholarship spots slip by if you have an opportunity, but I don’t think that’s the driving factor. If you can get a bunch of 5-star recruits who can’t enroll until June, you take them.

      But there are a lot of reasons to enroll early, and I think it generally outweighs staying in high school. Other than going to your senior prom, what’s left in the second half of your high school senior year? And I bet some schools will still let those kids come back for their prom.

      I agree with the above posters, but there’s also this: the sooner you start, the sooner you can graduate. And in today’s college world, graduating in three years potentially means you can be a grad transfer for years four and five (like Joe Burrow, J’Marick Woods, etc.). If someone like Corum can graduate in three years and move on to find more playing time, you’re talking about enrolling somewhere else in January 2023, participating in spring practice at New School X, and having the 2023-2024 seasons to make your mark. If you don’t enroll early, you can still graduate in three years, but it’s a lot tougher.

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    Lanknows
    Jan 07, 2020 at 4:53 PM

    I can see contributions in the back 7. EE should help a few of these guys.

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