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16Dec 2020
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Branden Jennings, Ex-Wolverine

Branden Jennings

Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood outside linebacker/defensive end Branden Jennings signed with Maryland on Wednesday morning after being committed to Michigan. Jennings had also previously been committed to Florida State.

Jackson is a 4-star, the #7 outside linebacker, and #109 overall. I’ve seen him projected all over the place, and sometimes I have wondered what other people see in him that I don’t see. I think he’s a good prospect – as a weakside end or outside linebacker – but some have intimated that he’s an inside linebacker, and I just don’t get that.

Anyway, Michigan loses some star power from its 2021 class since he’s just outside the top-100. They also lose a potential pass rusher.

Jennings is one of four decommits from the 2021 class, joining WR Markus Allen, LB Casey Phinney, and DE Quinton Somerville (Somerville picked UCLA shortly after Jennings picked Maryland).

15Dec 2020
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2021 Recruiting: Early Signing Day Primer

West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield RB Donovan Edwards (image via Freep)

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Michigan has 21 commits in the class of 2021, and the following players are expected to sign with Michigan during the early signing period, which starts tomorrow (December 16):

  • QB J.J. McCarthy
  • RB Tavierre Dunlap (early enrollee)
  • WR Andrel Anthony
  • WR Cristian Dixon (early enrollee)
  • TE Louis Hansen
  • OL Raheem Anderson II
  • OL Tristan Bounds
  • OL Greg Crippen
  • OL Giovanni El-Hadi
  • DE Kechaun Bennett
  • DE Dominick Giudice
  • DE T.J. Guy
  • DE Quintin Somerville
  • LB Junior Colson (early enrollee)
  • LB Tyler McLaurin
  • S Rod Moore
  • P Tommy Doman

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16Oct 2020
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Branden Jennings, Wolverine

Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood LB Branden Jennings (image via The Athletic)

Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood linebacker/defensive end Branden Jennings committed to Michigan on Friday afternoon after previously being committed to Florida State. Jennings picked the Wolverines over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Stanford, among others.

Jennings is listed at 6’3″ and 225 lbs. As a junior in 2019, he made 135 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and 8 sacks. As a sophomore in 2018, he made 136 tackles and 6 sacks.

ESPN: 4-star, 86 grade, #8 OLB, #67 overall
Rivals: 4-star, 5.9 grade, #4 ILB, #52 overall
247 Sports: 4-star, 93 grade, #9 OLB, #160 overall

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12Feb 2020
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Recruiting Update: February 12, 2020

Clayton (OH) Northmont WR Markus Allen (image via 247 Sports)

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The Detroit News talked to 2020 recruits about a few things, including why they didn’t choose Michigan/Michigan State (LINK). It’s always interesting reading these responses.


Markus Allen – WR – Clayton (OH) Northmont: Allen is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati and Pitt, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #125 wide receiver, and #796 overall. He claims a 4.62 forty. Northmont is the alma mater of Michigan defensive end Gabe Newburg, but Allen recently transferred to Northmont, so the two players don’t know each other.

Khalil Dinkins – WR – Wexford (PA) North Allegheny: Dinkins is a 6’4″, 207-pounder with offers from a couple MAC schools. He’s a 3-star, the #74 athlete, and #829 overall. He has some solid ball skills, but I think with his size and the way he moves, he will probably end up as an H-back or outside linebacker. He reminds me of former Wolverine Ricardo Miller.

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