2022 Season Countdown: #82 Deuce Spurlock

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26Jun 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #82 Deuce Spurlock

Deuce Spurlock (image via Madison Record)

Name: Deuce Spurlock
Height:
6’2″
Weight:
220 lbs.
High school:
Madison (AL) Madison Academy
Position:
Linebacker
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Spurlock was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 186 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 2 pass breakups.
TTB Rating:
78

Spurlock is a good sized linebacker prospect who can run and somehow ended up ranked as the #994 overall prospect in the class and the #91 linebacker. I can’t claim to have watched every linebacker ranked ahead of him, but I find it hard to believe that there are 90 linebackers in the country who are better. Then again, Auburn and South Carolina were Spurlock’s two other best offers, so maybe I’m wrong.

Despite my evaluation that he’s a pretty solid player, I rarely like placing freshman linebackers very high in the countdown. Linebacker is a difficult position to play from a mental standpoint, and naturally, making the transition from high school to college is a big task. However, the need at the position is pretty strong considering the lack of depth and experience. Nikhai Hill-Green and Junior Colson are pretty entrenched as two of the top three guys – with perhaps some Mike Barrett mixed in there – but after that, it’s a roll of the dice to figure out which guy’s next. I could see Spurlock redshirting, and I could also see him being a guy who runs downfield on kickoff and punt coverage in every single game.

Prediction: Backup linebacker

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)

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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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28Sep 2021
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Deuce Spurlock, Wolverine

Deuce Spurlock (image via 247 Sports)

Madison (AL) Madison Academy linebacker Deuce Spurlock committed to Michigan on Sunday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Auburn, Pitt, and South Carolina, among others.

Spurlock is listed at 6’2″ and 200 lbs.

RANKINGS
ESPN: 3-star, 78 grade, #51 OLB
Rivals: 3-star OLB, 5.5 grade
247 Sports: 3-star, 85 grade, #92 ATH

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23Sep 2021
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Rutgers

Apple Valley (CA) Apple Valley QB Jayden Denegal

2022

Jayden Denegal – QB – Apple Valley (CA) Apple Valley: Denegal is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Deuce Spurlock – LB – Madison (AL) Madison Academy: Spurlock is a 6’2″, 200 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Mississippi State, Pitt, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #106 athlete, and #1048 overall. This is an official visit.

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