Nightly Roundup: January 11, 2019

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11Jan 2020
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Nightly Roundup: January 11, 2019

Nate Schonle (#81)

Nate Schoenle says he’s coming back for a fifth year. He said in his Instagram post that he needed two surgeries, which explains his absence in 2019.

Schoenle isn’t a great receiver, but he’s a heck of a blocker and special teams player, so his return will be a bonus.

Also, Ambry Thomas says he’s coming back for his senior year, which is what should have been expected.

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15Aug 2019
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Final TTB Ratings for 2019

Daxton Hill

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I know it’s a little bit late in the game, but back in the spring, I didn’t have time to review all the senior film for Michigan’s 2019 signees and give them updated TTB Ratings. I did that during the 2019 Season Countdown, so here are the final TTB Ratings for the class of 2019.

S Daxton Hill: 100
He’s the best safety in the class, though it’s an unimpressive safety class overall.

RB Zach Charbonnet: 83 90
As long as he can get/stay healthy, Charbonnet has the potential to be a high draft pick in the future.

DT Chris Hinton, Jr.: 90
He should be an early contributor with high long-term upside.

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16Jun 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #71 David Ojabo

David Ojabo

Name: David Ojabo
252 lbs.
High school:
Blairstown (NJ) Blair Academy
Defensive end
Jersey number:
Last year:
Ojabo was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 33 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.
TTB Rating:

If you thought the recruitment of Julius Welschof in 2018 was a little bit odd, Michigan took it up a notch with Ojabo. Ojabo was born in 2000 in Nigeria. Not weird enough? Okay, he moved to Scotland in 2007. Not weird enough yet? Okay, then he moved to New Jersey. Crazy!

Now he’s moved to the New Jersey of the West, a.k.a. Ann Arbor.

Ojabo signed in December and enrolled at Michigan in January. He finished the recruiting cycle as a 4-star, the #19 strongside end, and #314 overall. A very difficult player to project, he didn’t play football until his junior year of high school (much like yesterday’s profiled guy, Taylor Upshaw) and not much film exists.

Based on the little film that exists, he almost reminds me of Jevon Kearse. Ojabo is freakishly fast and long-armed, but he has no idea how to play the game of football. Ojabo could play anywhere on the defensive line – from weakside end to nose tackle – depending on how his body develops. I love bib guys with freak athleticism, and the blank slate nature of his game suggests that while he may have a lot to learn, he’s likely willing to learn it, which is a big part of success. I expect big things from Ojabo down the road, but this year is going to be a tough transition time.

Prediction: Redshirt

30Nov 2018
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Who’s enrolling early?

Zach Charbonnet

Here’s a list of 2019 players who are expected to enroll at Michigan in January:

TE Erick All
RB Zach Charbonnet
RB Eric Gray
QB Cade McNamara
DE Gabe Newburg
DE David Ojabo
CB Jalen Perry
ATH Mike Sainristil
DT Mazi Smith
OT Jack Stewart

18Nov 2018
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Indiana

Thousand Oaks (CA) Oaks Christian RB Zach Charbonnet


Erick All – TE – Fairfield (OH) Fairfield: All is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Karsen Barnhart – OT – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Zach Charbonnet – RB – Thousand Oaks (CA) Oaks Christian: Charbonnet is committed to Michigan (LINK). He’s now a 4-star, the #6 running back, and #100 overall in the 247 Composite.

Eric Gray – RB – Memphis (TN) Lausanne: Gray is committed to Michigan (LINK). He’s a 4-star, the #3 all-purpose back, and #203 overall. UPDATE: Gray is no longer planning to visit.

Mike Harding – TE – Redford (MI) Catholic Central: Harding is a 6’6″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Bowling Green, Toledo, and Washington. He’s a 3-star, the #84 tight end, and #2005 overall.

Brock Horne – LB – Romeo (MI) Romeo: Horne was recently offered a preferred walk-on spot by Michigan (LINK).

George Johnson III – WR – Stuart (FL) Martin County: Johnson is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Dawand Jones – OT – Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis: Jones is a 6’8″, 360 lb. prospect with offers from Florida State, Indiana, and USC, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #82 offensive tackle, and #928 overall. He does not have a Michigan offer yet.

Percy King – S – Gahanna (OH) Lincoln: King is a 6’0″, 178 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Cole Kosco – QB – Poland (OH) Poland: Kosco is a 6’3″, 210 lb. prospect with no FBS offers at this time.

Kobe Myers – LB – Waterford (MI) Mott:

David Ojabo – DT – Blairstown (NJ) Blair Academy: Ojabo is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Jalen Perry – CB – Dacula (GA) Dacula: Perry is a 6’1″, 188 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, and South Carolina, among others, and he was previously committed to Georgia. He’s a 4-star, the #19 cornerback, and #172 overall. He visited Michigan a few weeks ago, but his crystal ball is 100% in favor of South Carolina. This is an official visit.

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