2021 Recruiting Capsule: Clarkston OT Garrett Dellinger

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20Feb 2020
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2021 Recruiting Capsule: Clarkston OT Garrett Dellinger

Clarkston offensive tackle Garrett Dellinger (image via Rivals)

Name: Garrett Dellinger
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 280 lbs.
High school: Clarkston (MI) Clarkston
Position: Offensive tackle
Class: 2021
Offers: Alabama, Arizona State, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Syracuse, Toledo, Wisconsin
Commitment: Undecided

Notes: ESPN 4-star, 87 grade, #1 OT, #29 overall, #1 in-state . . . Rivals 4-star, 5.8 grade, #22 OT, #155 overall, #7 in-state . . . 247 Sports 4-star, 95 grade, #2 OT, #36 overall, #3 in-state . . . Committed to play in 2021 Under Armour All-American Game . . . Younger brother is 2023 OL Cole Dellinger . . . Teammate of 2021 OG Rocco Spindler

Stats: N/A

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18Feb 2020
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2021 Recruiting Update: February 18, 2020

Spanish Fort (AL) Spanish Fort OLB Christian Burkhalter (image via Hudl)


Christian Burkhalter – LB – Spanish Fort (AL) Spanish Fort: Burkhalter is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Florida State, Ohio State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #33 athlete, and #388 overall. There’s something special in those Burkhalter genes, because his brother Jackson is a 2020 quarterback who’s listed at 6’5″, 210; Jackson has some FCS offers and some Power 5 preferred walk-on offers (highlights here). Christian plays an outside linebacker position, and he could potentially fill a similar role to what Noah Furbush did at Michigan.

T.J. Guy – DE – Mansfield (MA) Mansfield: Guy is a 6’4″, 240-pounder who’s ranked as a 3-star, the #37 weakside end, and #695 overall. After a recent offer from Michigan, Guy decommitted from Boston College. Ace Anbender put in a crystal ball for Guy to become a Wolverine, for whatever that’s worth. You should only take the time to watch this highlight film if you’re really bored, because two-thirds of it is standing around before the play:


Thaddius Franklin, Jr. – RB – Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna: Franklin committed to Miami after decommitting from the Hurricanes in December. He’s a 4-star and the #188 player in the country.

14Feb 2020
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Biggest Recruiting Needs in 2021

Belleville (MI) Belleville DT Damon Payne

Michigan recently wrapped up its 2020 recruiting class, so we turn our attention forward to what the Wolverines need in the class of 2021.

As a quick reminder, these players are already committed to Michigan in 2021:

  • QB J.J. McCarthy (LINK)
  • OL Giovanni El-Hadi (LINK)


Michigan played with very little depth at defensive tackle during the 2019 season, eventually relying on unproven walk-on Jess Speight to play key snaps late in the year. Depth was hurt by the transfer of Michael Dwumfour to Rutgers, but Dwumfour was injury-prone and often ineffective. The Wolverines brought in a couple solid prospects in 2018 (Chris Hinton, Jr. and Mazi Smith). When the 2020 season wraps, Carlo Kemp’s career will be over. The Wolverines do have some young defensive ends who could bulk up to play defensive tackle, but they do need some true tackles to shore up the interior.

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12Feb 2020
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Recruiting Update: February 12, 2020

Clayton (OH) Northmont WR Markus Allen (image via 247 Sports)

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The Detroit News talked to 2020 recruits about a few things, including why they didn’t choose Michigan/Michigan State (LINK). It’s always interesting reading these responses.


Markus Allen – WR – Clayton (OH) Northmont: Allen is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #125 wide receiver, and #796 overall. He claims a 4.62 forty. Northmont is the alma mater of Michigan defensive end Gabe Newburg, but Allen recently transferred to Northmont, so the two players don’t know each other.

Khalil Dinkins – WR – Wexford (PA) North Allegheny: Dinkins is a 6’4″, 207-pounder with offers from a couple MAC schools. He’s a 3-star, the #74 athlete, and #829 overall. He has some solid ball skills, but I think with his size and the way he moves, he will probably end up as an H-back or outside linebacker. He reminds me of former Wolverine Ricardo Miller.

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