1. C.J. Carr – QB – Saline (MI) Saline
Weight: 195 lbs.
Notable offers: Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State
Commitment: Notre Dame
247 Composite: 4-star, #5 QB, #35 overall
Analysis: Carr is the grandson of former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr and the son of former Michigan quarterback Jason Carr, so everyone expected him to pick Michigan. But he went to “The Dark Side” and committed to the Fighting Irish. Rivalries aside, Carr completed 226/339 passes (69%) for 2,697 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions as a junior in 2022. Considered a borderline 5-star prospect, he has good arm strength, excellent accuracy, and decent mobility. He will be a pocket quarterback at the college level. One noteworthy thing from watching his film is that he’s not working with superior athletes at Saline, so many of his throws are to receivers who are well covered.
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2. Brady Prieskorn – TE – Rochester (MI) Adams
Weight: 225 lbs.
Notable offers: Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma
247 Composite: 4-star, #3 TE, #55 overall
Analysis: Prieskorn is another top-100 prospect in the state, and Michigan has a strong chance in this one with both crystal ball picks so far. As a junior in 2022, Prieskorn caught 24 passes for 648 yards and 10 touchdowns. He plays as a wideout in high school where’s a physical mismatch for cornerbacks and safeties, but he’s not athletic enough to fantasize about playing wide receiver in college. He will have to transition to putting his hand down, which may take some time. However, he’s a physical blocker who likes to bully people, and he uses his physicality to run through tacklers, too. Overall, he’s a very good prospect and would fit in well with how Michigan likes to use its tight ends. His older brother Caden Prieskorn spent the past few seasons playing tight end at Memphis and recently transferred to Ole Miss for the 2023 season.
3. Nick Marsh – WR – River Rouge (MI) River Rouge
Weight: 195 lbs.
Notable offers: Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee
Commitment: Michigan State
247 Composite: 4-star, #12 WR, #77 overall
Analysis: Yet another top-100 prospect, Marsh has the look of a prototypical pro receiver. He makes a lot of acrobatic and one-handed catches. He also runs sharp routes – though he will have to expand his route tree in college – and shows some shiftiness when he gets the ball in his hands. In other words, there’s no reason to expect him to be anything less than a good receiver in college, and he should be a force to be reckoned with down the road in East Lansing.
4. Brandon Davis-Swain – DL – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield
Weight: 240 lbs.
Notable offers: Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, USC
247 Composite: 4-star, #12 DL, #96 overall
Analysis: Davis-Swain was committed to Notre Dame at one point, but he backed off that commitment in December. Coming from West Bloomfield, it was thought he would lean toward Michigan, where his former head coach, Ron Bellamy, is now an assistant coach. He also has a few former teammates in Ann Arbor, including Donovan Edwards and Makari Paige. Davis-Swain is a little of a tweener without elite athleticism to play an edge rusher role but lacking the size at this point to be a defensive tackle. He will probably end up being more of a strongside defensive end player with the occasional ability to rush the passer but more of a responsibility to stop the run and eat up blockers.
5. Jacob Oden – S – Harper Woods (MI) Harper Woods
Weight: 188 lbs.
Notable offers: Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee
247 Composite: 4-star, #18 ATH, #169 overall
Analysis: Check out my commitment post for full analysis (LINK).
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