2021 Season Countdown: #31 Roman Wilson

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6Aug 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #31 Roman Wilson

Roman Wilson (image via MLive)

Name: Roman Wilson
180 lbs.
High school:
Honolulu (HI) St. Louis
Wide receiver
Jersey number:
Last year:
I ranked Wilson #56 and said he would be a backup wide receiver (LINK). He caugh 9 passes for 122 yards and 1 touchdown.
TTB Rating:

Wilson’s role in 2020 seemed up in the air going into the year, but he established himself as a reliable target with 9 catches in just six games. The freshman speedster made a nice diving catch against Indiana for a touchdown, which was the highlight of his year, but the coaching staff also gave him a handoff on an end around. Only four other true freshmen have averaged 1.5 catches or more per game since 2009 (Roy Roundtree, Jake Butt, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black), and Wilson reached 1.5 in 2020.

That bodes well for Wilson, even though he does not appear to be in line to start in 2021. The expectation is that he will be a rotation guy unless injuries happen. It’s good to have a guy like Wilson coming off the bench, a guy who can stretch the field with his speed and who has reliable hands. This probably won’t be a breakout year for him, but I expect to see continued growth, especially if the quarterback play can be more consistent.

Prediction: Backup wide receiver

18Apr 2021
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Xavier Worthy, Ex-Wolverine

Xavier Worthy (image via Diehardsport)

We learned a few days ago that Fresno (CA) Central East wide receiver Xavier Worthy would not be making good on his pledge to play for the Wolverines. Despite signing his National Letter of Intent, he requested out of it and will presumably be granted that request. In modern times it’s not worth the public relations hit to reject those requests.

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16Mar 2021
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Class of 2021: Historical Recruiting Comparisons

J.J. McCarthy (image via SI)

In case you’re not aware, I have a list of every Michigan recruit going back 20+ years and their rankings (LINK).

Below you will find each 2021 recruit and his closest ranked comparison by position in Michigan history. This might help boost – or temper – some expectations for what we will see from the class.

Hit the jump for the comparisons.

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4Feb 2021
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Ikechukwu Iwunnah, Wolverine

Ikechukwu Iwunnah (image via 247 Sports)

Garland (TX) Lakeview Centennial defensive tackle Ike Iwunnah flipped from Colorado to Michigan on Wednesday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Baylor, Missouri, and Texas, plus others.

Iwunnah is listed at 6’4″ and 275 lbs.

ESPN: 3-star, 75 grade, #78 DT
Rivals: 3-star, 5.5 grade
247 Sports: 3-star, 86 grade, #56 DT

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3Feb 2021
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Rayshaun Benny, Wolverine

Is that a beard? I want it to be a beard. It’s not a beard. (image via 247 Sports)

Oak Park (MI) Oak Park defensive tackle Rayshaun Benny flipped from Michigan State to Michigan on National Signing Day. Benny also fielded offers from Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, along with numerous others.

Benny is listed at 6’5″ and 275 lbs.

ESPN: 4-star, 80 grade, #19 DT
Rivals: 4-star, 5.9 grade, #9 DT, #90 overall
247 Sports: 4-star, 91 grade, #16 DT, #212 overall

Hit the jump for more on his commitment.

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