Poll results: Which 5-star prospect do you want most at Michigan?

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13Sep 2013
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Poll results: Which 5-star prospect do you want most at Michigan?

This was a poll I took in May, which was prior to Peppers’ commitment to Michigan.

Jabrill Peppers – CB – Paramus (NJ) Catholic: 68%
Peppers committed to Michigan in late May, so Michigan fans got their top pick.

Da’Shawn Hand – DE – Woodbridge (VA) Woodbridge: 31%
Hand took his official visit to Michigan for the Notre Dame game last weekend, and things seem to be continuing an upward trend. Most analysts think he’ll choose Michigan at the announcement on his birthday, which is November 14.

Andrew Brown – DT – Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith: 0%
Brown had Michigan in his top ten at one point, but now he’s one of two 5-star prospects committed to the University of Virginia.

Adoree’ Jackson – CB – Junipero (CA) Gardena Serra: 0%
Jackson, a native of Illinois, spoke highly of Michigan early on. However, he wants to run track in college, and Michigan has basically fallen off of his radar as he has his sights set on triple-jumping his way to the Olympics.

John “Juju” Smith – S – Long Beach (CA) Cal Poly: 0%
Smith is sort of a wild card at this point, because he could play multiple positions – cornerback, safety, or wide receiver. Michigan would likely still take him, and he does like the Wolverines . . . but the chances are fading.

21Feb 2013
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Scouting Report: Andrew Brown

Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith defensive tackle Andrew Brown
(image via Recruit 757)

Name: Andrew Brown
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 292 lbs.
High school: Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith
Position: Defensive tackle
Class: 2014

Notes: Holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia,  Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Penn State, South Florida, Syracuse, Tennessee, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and West Virginia . . . Rivals 5-star, #6 overall . . . Scout 4-star, #5 DE . . . 247 Sports 5-star, 99 grade, #1 DT, #4 overall

Strengths: Big body but not sloppy at all . . . Could carry another 30 lbs. comfortably . . . Quick first two steps . . . Shows effective pass rush moves (club, spin, etc.) . . . Speed and quickness to beat interior offensive linemen consistently . . . Violent tackler who could create turnovers in backfield . . . Shows speed to chase plays down from behind

Weaknesses: Does not use hands well to defeat blockers . . . Needs to improve inside hand placement . . . Has ability to stay low, but does not play low consistently . . . Does not move feet well when engaged with run blockers . . . If he does not beat you with his first two steps, he lacks proper technique and drive to fight through blockers

Projection: Defensive tackle.  He could play defensive end in a 3-4, but he looks more like a 3-tech defensive tackle to me.  Eventually, he should be playing at 310-320 lbs.  He will have to learn some technique, but the athleticism is there to be an elite college defensive tackle.  Wherever he ends up, he will likely play and make an impact early in his career.  I do have concerns about his maturity (he flexes and poses too much, and there have been incidents of his cockiness at camps, too), but that won’t stop schools from recruiting him.

Reminds me of: Delvon Simmons (Texas Tech)

1Oct 2012
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Recruiting Update: October 1, 2012

Quin Blanding (image via 247 Sports)

Virginia Beach (VA) Bayside safety Quin Blanding was offered by Michigan.  Blanding is a 6’2″, 200 lb. defensive back with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech, among others.  As a sophomore in 2011, he had 67 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 7 interceptions.  He was one of just a couple rising juniors to be invited to Nike’s The Opening in Eugene, OR, last July.

Chesapeake (VA) Indian River defensive tackle Andrew Brown was offered by Michigan.  Brown is a 6’4″, 282 lb. tackle with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech, among others.  I’m not a big fan of Brown because he’s a showboater.  He has a lot of talent, but there’s a little too much pounding of his chest in his highlights.  I would prefer if Michigan stays away from players like this.

Check out the Recruit Tracker series to see how Michigan’s 2013 recruits are doing this season.

Also, here’s a highlight film of Richmond (VA) Hermitage running back Derrick Green from the first half of the season.  I still don’t see a dynamic running back, but he does fall forward for an extra yard or two, so that’s good . . .