Ann Arbor (MI) Huron kicker Adam Samaha committed to Michigan on Thursday, a couple days before visiting Michigan State for their epic win over Ohio State.
Samaha is listed at 6’0″ and 170 lbs. He’s the #1 kicker in the country, according to Kornblue Kicking, and is the only 5-star in the 2023 class.
I am not good at judging kickers, so in general, I just make sure everyone’s aware that a kicker committed and then we find out in a few years whether he’s any good or not. In general, good kickers tend to be good, so this is good.
Also, Samaha is a left-footed kicker.
There’s your scouting.
Samaha is the first commitment for Michigan in the 2023 class. He would be the first Huron player to sign with Michigan since wide receiver Jeremy Jackson in 2010.
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Here is an early list of players who are planning to head to Ann Arbor for The Game.
Zeke Berry – S – Concord (CA) De La Salle: Berry is a 6’0″, 185-pounder with offers from Michigan, Oregon, and UCLA; he decommitted from Arizona. He’s a 4-star, the #19 safety, and #227 overall. This is an official visit.
Ethan Burke – DE – Austin (TX) Westlake: Burke is a 6’7″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Baylor, Kansas State, Michigan, and Texas Tech, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star and the #40 edge player. This is an official visit.
Joshua Conerly – OT – Seattle (WA) Rainier Beach: Conerly is a 6’5″, 275-pounder with offers from Michigan, Oregon, and USC, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #3 offensive tackle, and #19 overall. He already took an official visit to Michigan – and an unofficial – so this will be his third trip to Ann Arbor. UPDATE: Conerly is no longer planning to visit.
Kenneth Grant – DT – Merrillville (IN) Merrillville: Grant is committed to Michigan.
Kevonte Henry – LB – Lawndale (CA) Leuzinger: Henry is committed to Michigan (LINK).
Domani Jackson – CB – Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei: Jackson is a 6’1″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama and Michigan, along with a bunch of others. He also just decommitted from USC last week. He’s a 5-star, the #2 cornerback, and #6 overall. He has developed a good relationship with Michigan commit Will Johnson (see below), who has been a big positive in Jackson’s recruitment. Jackson took an official visit back in September, so this is an unofficial.
Lander Barton – LB – Salt Lake City (UT) Brighton: Barton is a 6’4″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Texas, and Utah, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #21 linebacker, and #187 overall. Numerous family members went to Utah, so he will be a tough pull from the Utes. This is an official visit.
Joshua Conerly – OT – Seattle (WA) Rainier: Conerly is a 6’5″, 275-pounder with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #3 offensive tackle, and #20 overall. This is an official visit.