Mike Sainristil, Wolverine

Mike Sainristil, Wolverine


November 4, 2018

Mike Sainristil

Everett (MA) Everett athlete Mike Sainristil committed to Michigan on Sunday. A former Virginia Tech commit, he picked the Wolverines over offers from North Carolina, Ole Miss, and Wisconsin, among others.

Sainristil is listed at 5’10”, 175 lbs.

RANKINGS
ESPN: 4-star, 80 grade, #24 ATH
Rivals: 3-star, 5.6 grade, #63 ATH
247 Sports: 3-star, 86 grade, #75 CB, #809 overall

Hit the jump for more on Sainristil’s commitment.

Sainristil was rumored for a long time to be a Michigan lean, even while he was committed to the Hokies. He had been rumored to be a silent commit, and then he visited for this past weekend’s win over Penn State. Coming out of the visit, he decided to make it official.

Sainristil plays wide receiver, cornerback, and safety in high school, and he does all of them well. As an offensive player, he has strong hands and runs decent routes. He has good quickness and long speed. Defensively, Sainristil does a great job of high-pointing the football, and he has good instincts. He has fluid hips and changes direction well, and he has great leaping ability.

I don’t see many weaknesses in Sainristil’s game. He should be a 4-star prospect, in my opinion. Michigan could plug him into a few different spots, including slot receiver, outside receiver, nickel corner, outside corner, or as a returner. I really like Sainristil’s balance with the ball in his hands, so ideally, I would want him to play receiver. Despite a relatively slight build, I think he’s the type of guy who could be dangerous after the catch, not only because of his quickness, but because of his ability to break tackles, too.

Michigan now has 24 commitments in the 2019 class, including several “athlete” prospects like Giles Jackson, George Johnson III, and D.J. Turner. Sainristil will be the first player from Everett to play for Michigan. He was teammates with 2019 safety Lewis Cine last year, but Cine moved to Texas and recently committed to Georgia over the Wolverines.

TTB Rating: 80

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    Extrajuice
    Nov 06, 2018 at 11:49 AM

    Love the speed, love the acceleration and quick twitch. One of those guys that’s a playmaker. I guess Massachusetts kids don’t get a lot of love because I think he’s definitely underrated. To me, his skill set screams receiver and I was hoping they weren’t gonna make him try defense first. I’d rank him a little higher than TTB at an 83 mainly because of the big-play ability. Seems like he should have had more offers.

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