Scouting Report: 2018 Quarterbacks

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29Mar 2017
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Scouting Report: 2018 Quarterbacks

Dorian Thompson-Robinson (image via USA Today)

Since quarterback is such an important position in the game of football, I like to take a hard look at whom Michigan is recruiting in each class. I actually started this post a couple weeks ago, but with all the film watching and such, it took me a while to complete it. When I evaluate quarterbacks for this piece, I think about how well they would fit in the offense that I expect Michigan to run. With that being said, there’s some uncertainty going forward with talk that Jim Harbaugh wants more athletic quarterbacks and an offense that employs more wide receivers than we have seen in the past. Harbaugh did have success with a more spread-oriented offense as the San Francisco 49ers head coach, so I tried to keep that in mind when putting together this list.

Below is an in-depth look at the eleven quarterbacks Michigan has offered in the 2018 class, in order of my preferenc:

1.¬†Trevor Lawrence – QB – Cartersville (GA) Cartersville: Lawrence is a 6’6″, 196 lb. prospect who committed to Clemson in December of 2016. He’s also a U.S. Army All-American and the #1 overall player in the country. Lawrence is probably the most “college ready” quarterback on this list. A pro-style guy, he has the size, footwork, arm strength, and accuracy to be deserving of his ranking. The thing that probably sets him apart is his intelligence and pre-snap reads. Lawrence does a great job of identifying coverages and getting rid of the ball quickly when he has an opportunity. In that sense I think he has a little bit of Peyton Manning in him; he’s a very cerebral quarterback. Lawrence isn’t a great athlete and I’m sure the Clemson offense will look different with Lawrence than it did with Deshaun Watson, but he still should be able to command that offense well.

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19Jan 2017
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2018 Recruiting Update: January 19, 2017

Iverson Clement (image via Imgrum)

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2018

St. Louis (MO) Christian Brothers wide receiver Kamryn Babb was offered by Michigan. Babb is a 6’1″, 189-pounder with offers from Auburn, LSU, Miami, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 wide receiver, and #86 overall. He has already been selected for the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. As a sophomore in 2015, he caught 39 passes for 832 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Mt. Holly (NJ) Rancocas Valley running back Iverson Clement was offered by Michigan. He’s 6’0″, 190 lbs. and a 4-star, the #22 athlete, and #283 overall. He claims a 4.49 forty, a 38″ vertical, and an 11.2 time in the 100 meters. As a junior in 2016, he ran 194 times for 1,430 yards (7.4 YPC) and 19 touchdowns. Immediately after the offer, Clement put Michigan in his top six, along with Florida, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, and Tennessee.

Brooklyn (NY) Erasmus Hall wide receiver¬†Aron Cruickshank was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’10”, 165-pounder with offers from Ohio State and Syracuse. Cruickshank is very slight and plays a lot of quarterback for his high school team, but his future is at receiver or maybe cornerback. Erasmus Hall is the school that produced Curtis Samuel.

 

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