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28Feb 2017
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Prediction: Who will fill out the 2018 class?

Will Mallory (image via Rivals)

It’s an impossible task to guess who will sign with Michigan in the 2018 class.

But I eat impossible tasks for breakfast.

So here’s my best guess for 2018. I’m adding five to the current number of open slots because I assume attrition will occur. So here are the 14 players who will definitely, positively sign with Michigan next February (or earlier).

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23Feb 2017
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Visitors: February 24-26, 2017

River Rouge (MI) River Rouge TE Lee Payton (image via 247 Sports)


Kevin Bradley – WR – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Bradley is a 5’7″, 155 lb. receiver with no offers at this time.

Robert Daniel, Jr. – CB – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Daniel is a 5’10”, 178 lb. prospect with offers from a handful of MAC programs. He’s a 3-star, the #77 cornerback, and #822 overall.

Gary Gayle – RB – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Gayle is a 5’7″, 160 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Aidan Hutchinson – DE – Dearborn (MI) Divine Child: Hutchinson visited Michigan early in the week and ended up committing on Tuesday night (LINK).


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22Feb 2017
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Aidan Hutchinson, Wolverine

Dearborn (MI) Divine Child DE Aidan Hutchinson (image via Twitter)

Dearborn (MI) Divine Child defensive end Aidan Hutchinson committed to Michigan on Tuesday night. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, among others.

Hutchinson measured in at 6’6″, 245 lbs. at the Best of the Midwest Combine this past weekend. He ran a 5.11 forty and a 4.6 shuttle, and he has a 27″ vertical.

ESPN: 4-star, 83 grade, #11 DE, #94 overall
Rivals: 3-star WDE
Scout: 4-star, #16 DE, #202 overall
247 Sports: 4-star, 93 grade, #5 SDE, #97 overall

Hit the jump for more on Hutchinson’s commitment.

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7Feb 2017
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Preview of 2018 In-state Recruiting: #1-5

Dearborn (MI) Divine Child defensive end Aidan Hutchinson

SITE NEWS: Thanks to everyone who donated to the site during the “server drive” over the weekend. I asked for $900 in donations, and within two days, I received $1,005. A special thanks to the person (wishing to stay anonymous) who chipped in $300, thus paying for four months of hosting. There were also multiple people who chipped in $100 or $75, which will pay for at least one month each.

On my other other site, Recruiting Season, I keep track of FBS prospects across the State of Michigan. Since the Mitten State is a fertile recruiting ground for the Wolverines, I like to keep an eye on which players might be potential Michigan-level recruits. So here, according to my own evaluations, are the top players in the state. Here’s the first chunk of five, and the second group will probably be released late this week or early next week. (If you click on each name, it will take you to their recruiting profile on Recruiting Season.)

1. Aidan Hutchinson – DE – Dearborn (MI) Divine Child
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 235 lbs.
Notable offers: LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Commitment: Uncommitted
247 Composite: 4-star, #8 SDE, #199 overall
Analysis: I wouldn’t have put Hutchinson this high if I had made this list following his sophomore year, but I saw some real improvements when it comes to both technique and athleticism since last year. He’s the son of former Michigan defensive tackle Chris Hutchinson, and I think his dad has been teaching him some things. The younger Hutchinson is a high-motor kid who has quick reaction skills, shows an array of pass rushing moves to beat offensive linemen, and plays aggressively.

Hit the jump for the rest of the top five.

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