2022 Season Countdown: #83 C.J. Stokes

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25Jun 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #83 C.J. Stokes

C.J. Stokes (image via SI)

Name: C.J. Stokes
190 lbs.
High school:
Columbia (SC) Hammond
Running back
Jersey number:
Last year:
Stokes was a senior in high school (LINK).
TTB Rating:
59 71

Michigan beat out Louisville, Minnesota, Missouri, Penn State, and South Carolina for South Carolina native C.J. Stokes. Stokes ended up ranked as a 3-star, the #63 running back, and #798 overall. Playing in a small school league, he dusted the competition on his way to 1,000+ yards in each of his final three seasons and a 13-0 record as a senior.

I have no real reason to distrust Michigan’s running back evaluations. Jim Harbaugh has a track record of production there, even with guys whose talent I didn’t love, such as Karan Higdon and De’Veon Smith. I think Stokes can be a solid college running back. He’s built low to the ground, has some decent agility, and seems to have a good, hard-nosed attitude. Sometimes he seems a little slow to find holes and accelerate through them, and his top-end speed is a little questionable. But Hassan Haskins had some of the same issues, and he turned out just fine. Even so, Michigan has a great 1-2 punch at running back with Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards, and the big back role seems to be a battle between Tavierre Dunlap and Kalel Mullings. Add in walk-on Leon Franklin, who got a decent number of carries last year, and Stokes is going to be fighting for scraps or redshirting.

Prediction: Redshirt

1Mar 2022
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How Does the 2022 Class Match Up with Michigan’s All-Time Recruits?

Is Mason Graham the next Maurice Hurst, Jr.? (image via Twitter)

Thanks to Ashley, Eric, Joe, and Stephen for the recent Paypal donations.

As much as we like to get excited about every single Michigan recruit, it’s important to keep perspective and realize that not every one of these players will be destined for stardom. This exercise can give us a range of what to expect from some of these players, even though star rankings can be very wrong.

Will Johnson – CB – Grosse Pointe (MI) South
2022 ranking: #14
Historical ranking: tied for #9 all-time at Michigan
Tied with: S Daxton Hill (2019) and DE LaMarr Woodley (2003)
Closest positional comparisons: Jabrill Peppers (#3 in 2014) and Donovan Warren (#27 in 2007)

Derrick Moore – DE – Baltimore (MD) St. Francis
2022 ranking: #49
Historical ranking: tied for #37 all-time at Michigan
Tied with: OG Kyle Kalis (2012) and RB Ty Isaac (2013)
Closest positional comparisons: Pierre Woods (#43 in 2001) and Luiji Vilain (#56 in 2017)

Keon Sabb – S – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy
2022 ranking: #84
Historical ranking: #64 all-time at Michigan
Flanked by: OT Cory Zirbel (#83 in 2005) and #87 Kyle Bosch (2013)
Closest positional comparisons: Michael Williams (#72 in 2007) and Demar Dorsey (#87 in 2010)

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30Jul 2021
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Visitors: 2021 BBQ at the Big House

Josh Conerly (image via Twitter)


Aaron Alexander – LB – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Alexander is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Falentha Carswell – OT – Sandersville (GA) Washington: Carswell is a 6’7″, 275 lb. prospect who committed to Miami recently. He also has an offer from Michigan. He’s a 3-star, the #64 offensive tackle, and #741 overall. He’s a recent convert from basketball to football, so he’s a project.

Josh Conerly – OT – Seattle (CA) Rainier Beach: Conerly is a 6’5″, 275 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #4 offensive tackle, and #20 overall. He worked out in front of Michigan’s coaches at a satellite camp in Washington, and he also plans to return for an official visit in the fall.

Mario Eugenio – OLB – Clearwater (FL) Gaither: Eugenio is committed to Michigan (LINK).

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19Jun 2021
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C.J. Stokes, Wolverine

C.J. Stokes (image via Columbia Star)

Columbia (SC) Hammond running back C.J. Stokes committed to Michigan on Saturday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Penn State, South Carolina, and West Virginia, among others.

Stokes is listed at 5’11” and 190 lbs.

ESPN: Unranked
Rivals: 3-star, 5.6 grade, #50 RB
247 Sports: 3-star, 87 grade, #42 RB

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