Recruiting Snapshot: Ohio State

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24Dec 2018
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Recruiting Snapshot: Ohio State

Lewis Center (OH) Olentangy Orange DE Zach Harrison

2019 Ranking: #12 nationally. #3 in Big Ten. They have three 5-stars, seven 4-stars, and five 3-stars signed, along with one 4-star who’s a verbal commit.

Cream of the 2019 Crop: Lewis Center (OH) Olentangy Orange defensive end Zach Harrison made a late decision for the Buckeyes, picking the home-state team over Michigan and Penn State. Harrison is the #1 strongside end and #4 overall in the class. Austin (TX) Lake Travis wide receiver Garrett Wilson (#2 WR, #16 overall) and Buford (GA) Buford center Harry Miller (#2 C, #31 overall) are the other two 5-star commits. Michigan was never involved with Wilson, but the Wolverines appeared to be near the front for Miller before that recruitment went cold. Michigan had a shot, since 2018 freshman running back Christian Turner hailed from Buford, but it wasn’t meant to be.

2020 Ranking: #5 nationally. #1 in Big Ten. They have one 5-star and four 4-stars verbally committed.

Cream of the 2020 Crop: Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier offensive tackle Paris Johnson, Jr. committed to the Buckeyes in June. He’s the #1 offensive tackle and #6 overall in the 2020 class.

21Dec 2018
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Daxton Hill, Wolverine…again

Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington safety Daxton Hill committed to Michigan (LINK), flipped to Alabama (LINK), and then re-committed to Michigan on Wednesday.

Of course, you know this already, because you’re a diehard Michigan fan. I’m not breaking any news here.

Hill supposedly flipped to Alabama because of the “news” that Jim Harbaugh was leaving for the NFL’s Browns/Packers and Don Brown was leaving for the Temple head coaching job. Brown did interview for the Temple gig, so that might be a viable concern, but rumors of Harbaugh leaving for the NFL pop up literally every year. Harbaugh will have to deal with that type of negative recruiting for his entire career at Michigan. Once the rumors were dispelled, Hill regretted his decision.

Hill joins a short list of players who have committed to Michigan, de-committed, and then re-committed. A lot of recruits burn bridges or cut off ties to the program to which they originally committed. It has happened a few times in the last several years with the Wolverines, though, in the former of offensive guard David Dawson and defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon. (It may be noteworthy, though, that both Dawson and Solomon transferred before their Michigan careers ended, at least if Solomon follows through with his current intentions.)

ESPN: 5-star, 90 grade, #1 S, #13 overall
Rivals: 5-star, 6.1 grade, #1 S, #24 overall
247 Sports: 5-star, 98 grade, #1 S, #7 overall

This is just a reminder that I gave Hill my highest possible…

TTB Rating: 100 (ratings explanation)

20Dec 2018
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Cornelius Johnson, Wolverine

Greenwich (CT) Brunswick WR Cornelius Johnson (image via Brunswick Athletics)

Greenwich (CT) Brunswick wide receiver Cornelius Johnson committed to Michigan on Wednesday morning, sending in his National Letter of Intent to the Wolverines instead of Alabama, Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford, or a bunch of other schools.

Johnson is listed at 6’3″ and 197 lbs. He claims a 4.58 forty, a 4.13 shuttle, and 36.7″ vertical.

ESPN: 4-star, 81 grade, #36 WR, #281 overall
Rivals: 3-star, 5.7 grade, #69 WR
247 Sports: 4-star, 92 grade, #25 WR, #185 overall

Hit the jump for more on Johnson’s commitment.

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19Dec 2018
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Class of 2019 National Signing Day Tracker

Michigan commits who have signed and sent in their National Letter of Intent:

  • WR George Johnson III
  • OT Trevor Keegan
  • QB Cade McNamara
  • RB Zach Charbonnet
  • WR Giles Jackson
  • CB D.J. Turner II
  • TE Erick All
  • WR Cornelius Johnson
  • WR Quintel Kent
  • OT Trente Jones
  • DT Mike Morris
  • DE Gabe Newburg
  • CB Jalen Perry
  • WR Mike Sainristil
  • LB Charles Thomas
  • OT Jack Stewart
  • DE David Ojabo
  • LB Anthony Solomon
  • OG Nolan Rumler
  • OT Karsen Barnhart
  • OG Zach Carpenter
  • S Daxton Hill
  • DE Chris Hinton
  • DT Mazi Smith
  • LB Joey Velazquez

Offered players who have signed elsewhere:

  • RB Noah Cain (Penn State)
  • DE Zach Harrison (Ohio State)
  • TE Keon Zipperer (Florida)
  • QB Sam Howell (flipped from Florida State to North Carolina)
  • OT Evan Neal (Alabama)
  • TE Darius Robinson (Missouri)
  • RB D.J. Williams (Auburn)
  • DE Marcus Stripling (Oklahoma)
  • S Jordan Battle (flipped from Ohio State to Alabama)
  • DT Tyler Davis (Clemson)
  • OT Jakai Moore (South Carolina)
  • DE Lloyd Summerall (Florida)
18Dec 2018
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Class of 2019 Early Signing Day Primer

Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington safety Daxton Hill

The following Michigan commits are planning to enroll early in January:

  • TE Erick All
  • RB Zach Charbonnet
  • QB Cade McNamara
  • DE Gabe Newburg
  • CB Jalen Perry
  • ATH Mike Sainristil
  • DT Mazi Smith

Michigan expects all of its commitments to sign on the early signing day, but here are the expected times of their signing on Wednesday, as far as I know:

  • ATH Mike Sainristil: 1:00 p.m. EST Wednesday
  • QB Cade McNamara: 2:15 p.m. EST Wednesday
  • OT Karsen Barnhart: 3:00 p.m. EST Wednesday
  • WR George Johnson III: 3:15 p.m. EST Wednesday

Hit the jump for more on the signing day extravaganza.

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