2021 Recruiting Update: January 8, 2021

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8Jan 2021
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2021 Recruiting Update: January 8, 2021

Ovie Oghoufo (image via 247 Sports)

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Da’Qualen “D.Q.” James – RB – Lancaster (TX) Lancaster: James is a 5’7″, 180 lb. prospect who’s committed to Hawaii. He did not sign during the early signing period, but Michigan has not extended an offer yet. He’s a 3-star, the #20 all-purpose back, and #1781 overall. As a senior in 2020, he ran the ball 82 times for 1,404 yards and 22 touchdowns. Personally, I know Michigan needs defensive tackles and cornerbacks, but aside from that, I don’t mind late additions of “athletes” who can come in and play a variety of positions.

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4Jan 2021
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2021 Recruiting Update: January 4, 2021

Owen Carney (#99, image via News-Gazette)

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Owen Carney – DE – Illinois: Carney announced he would be transferring from Illinois. He’s a 6’3″, 260-pounder who made 27 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks in 2020. With Kwity Paye leaving Michigan for the NFL and no clear-cut star waiting in the wings, Carney could potentially come in and take Paye’s spot. Carney is originally from Miami (FL) Central.

Mohamed Diallou – DT – Central Michigan: Diallo is a 6’4″, 305 lb. tackle who made 18 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks during the 2020 campaign. He’s originally from Ontario, Canada.

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Derrick Tangelo – DT – Duke: The transfer tackle committed to Penn State.

17Dec 2020
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2021 Recruiting: Early Signing Day Grades, Defense

Junior Colson (image via Freep)

Check out last night’s post for the offensive side of the ball (LINK).

DEFENSIVE TACKLE: D-
Need: 2
Signed: 1
Michigan only signed one player at a position of need. That player is Dominick Giudice (3-star, #102 WDE, #2007 overall). No offense to the young man, but he was so far off 247’s radar that they left him ranked as a weakside end despite the fact that he’s already 6’4″ and 260 lbs. Michigan should be able to land higher-profile recruits at the position. There were several defensive tackles that Michigan just seemed to stop recruiting (Victory Vaka, Anthony Hundley, Tywone Malone, etc.). Of course, insiders will often say that some players aren’t a fit for the Wolverines, but you know what else doesn’t suit the culture in Ann Arbor? Losing. Michigan still has a shot to sign Rayshaun Benny (verbally committed to MSU but not signed) or George Rooks (reportedly leaning toward PSU), but the staff may need to look to the transfer portal to shore up the interior.

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