James Hudson III, Wolverine

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8Aug 2016
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James Hudson III, Wolverine

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James Hudson

Toledo (OH) Central Catholic defensive end James Hudson committed to Michigan on Monday over offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, Penn State, Pitt, and Tennessee, among others.

Hudson is listed at 6’5″, 280 lbs. and he claims a 5.05 forty. As a junior in 2015, he made 82 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 8.5 sacks.

ESPN: 4-star, 80 grade, #30 DE
Rivals: 4-star, #8 SDE, #229 overall
Scout: 3-star, #32 DE
247 Sports: 4-star, 91 grade, #7 SDE, #220 overall

Hit the jump for more on Hudson’s commitment.

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3Jun 2016
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Where did Michigan recruit in 2016?

Florida: Where football is safer than golf.

By my count, Michigan sent out 257 offers in the class of 2016 (LINK). That was a significantly higher number than any I had seen from Michigan in previous years. The high up until then was the 195 offers sent out in 2011 (LINK). Part of that high number was the fact that the 2016 class saw some carryover from Brady Hoke and then a bunch of additional offers from Jim Harbaugh. The biggest reason for the uptick in offers, though, was simply a different recruiting strategy. Hoke sent out fewer offers in the hopes of building strong relationships with those offered; on the flip side, Harbaugh offers just about anyone who he thinks can play ball. It’s a way to get a foot in the door.

Below are the offers by state (number of commits in parentheses).

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2Jun 2016
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2017 Recruiting Update: June 2, 2016

St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph DE Corey Malone-Hatcher

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O’Fallon (IL) O’Fallon running back Kentrail Moran, a 2016 recruit, committed to New Mexico. He was a 247 Composite 3-star, the #47 RB, and #372 overall. At one time he was considered a strong Michigan lean. Michigan, in fact, still leads the Crystal Ball (55%) over Eastern Michigan (45%). So 100% of people missed on that one.

I’m looking at the top prospects in the state of Michigan for 2017. Here’s #1-5 (LINK) and here’s #6-10 (LINK).

Here’s Michigan 2016 camp schedule, along with notes and participants (LINK).

Lamar (TX) Lamar safety Grant Delpit announced that he’ll be transferring to Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy. He joins a long list of players Michigan has offered at IMG Academy, including LB Jordan Anthony, WR Jhamon Ausbon, OG Robert Hainsey, LB Will Ignont, LB Dylan Moses, and C Cesar Ruiz. Speaking of Jordan Anthony, he named Michigan to his top four.

West Linn (OR) West Linn offensive tackle Alex Forsyth will announce his commitment on June 11. He visited Michigan recently, but the 247 Sports Crystal Ball is 100% in favor of Oregon.

Hit the jump on some other news on offerees.

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23May 2016
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Final TTB Ratings for 2016

Rashan Gary

This post has been delayed for a bit. It probably would have been done sooner if not for the fact that Michigan got commitments from 29 players in the class of 2016, so there was a lot of film to review. Also, life got in the way a couple weekends ago when I planned to spend some time putting together this post.

Anyway, these ratings are designed to project how I see their careers developing at Michigan. For example, a running back who might get a chance to shine early at Indiana could be in a tooth-and-nail battle for playing time at Michigan. So these ratings are specific to Michigan, and do not necessarily reflect a prospect’s overall ability.

Ranked from highest final rating to lowest final rating, here are Michigan’s members of the 2016 class:

Rashan Gary: 100
He’s the consensus #1 prospect in the country, and his game translates well to a lot of places, including the NFL.

TE Devin Asiasi: 92
With his prodigious talent and Jim Harbaugh’s usage of the tight end, I see no reason why Asiasi – who is big, can block, can catch, and can run – can’t be a high draft pick in three to five years. Sometimes other things get in the way, but he’s the most well rounded TE prospect to come to Michigan in a long time.

CB David Long: 92
I still think Long is an excellent prospect who brings a good combination of physicality and athleticism, along with a good head on his shoulders.

Hit the jump for the rest of the 2016 recruiting class.

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