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25Apr 2017
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4-25-17 Recruiting Update: Unlocked

Micah Parsons (image via PennLive)

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Harrisburg (PA) Harrisburg defensive end Micah Parsons decommitted from Penn State. He’s a 5-star, the #1 weakside end, and #3 overall in the 247 Composite. Normally this would seem like good news, except all the Crystal Ball picks coming in are for Ohio State.


Richmond (TX) Fort Bend Travis wide receiver Arjei Henderson decommitted from Oklahoma. Michigan offered him earlier this month. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #9 wide receiver, and #37 overall. The 6’1″, 179-pounder has also landed offers from Auburn, LSU, Notre Dame, and Tennessee recently.

Hit the jump for several players who went off the board.

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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.

Hit the jump for the rest of the list.

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1Feb 2016
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Recruiting Update: February 1, 2016

H:EDITORIALPhotos11NOVEMBER2015RG-11-12-15 RG 236 RICHARD GILLARFD/Acorn Newspapers Newbury Park’s quarterback Cameron Rising runs the ball on Friday, November 6 during their game against Thousand Oaks. Thousand Oaks won the Conejo Valley Trophy with a field goal in the final minutes of the game, 36-35.

Newbury Park (CA) Newbury Park QB Cameron Rising

Baltimore (MD) Gilman offensive tackle Devery Hamilton decommitted from Michigan and committed to Stanford (LINK).

Pickerington (OH) Central tight end Trenton Gillison was offered by Michigan. Gillison is a 6’5″, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, and Kentucky, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #6 tight end, and #116 overall. Gillison is a long athlete with a good frame and decent speed.

Newbury Park (CA) Newbury Park quarterback Cameron Rising was offered by Michigan. Rising is a 6’3″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Arizona, Cal, and Houston, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #7 pro-style quarterback, and #95 overall. He’s a little thin still and needs to add some weight, but he’s an athletic pro-style QB who does a nice job of throwing on the run. As a sophomore in 2015, he completed 191/319 passes (59.9%) for 3,213 yards, 40 touchdowns, and just 1 interception; he also ran 79 times for 756 yards (9.6 yards/carry) and 11 touchdowns.

Hit the jump for more.

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