2024 Season Countdown: #109 Devon Baxter

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27May 2024
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2024 Season Countdown: #109 Devon Baxter

Devon Baxter (image via MGoBlue)

Name: Devon Baxter
Height:
6’6″
Weight:
235 lbs.
High school:
Clinton (MD) Gwynn Park
Position:
Defensive end
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Baxter was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 55 tackles, 13 sacks, 9 pass breakups, and 3 fumble recoveries.
TTB Rating:
78

Baxter was a bit of an under-the-radar recruit until Michigan jumped into the ring. He took an official visit to Michigan in mid-June of 2023, and a few days later, he publicly committed to the Wolverines. He finished as a low-ish 4-star as the #26 edge player and #337 overall in the 247 Composite, but 247 itself is highest on him, ranking him all the way up at #182 overall in the class.

Personally, I like Baxter as an athlete to get into the program. I think he could be a standout receiving tight end, and he could also be an outstanding edge rusher. He has the length, burst, and change-of-direction skills to make an impact getting after the passer, perhaps more so than anyone in the pipeline right now. Very few people in Michigan’s program have the length and quickness Baxter possesses. But he’s also very light right now at 235 pounds, and his technique is lacking. He plays as a stand-up edge mostly, but sometimes he puts his hand in the dirt or even kicks inside sometimes, too. Michigan needs to get him in the weight room and see how quickly he can put on some much needed strength, because he could be a Taco Charlton-like player, and Michigan will need some natural pass rushers in the near future.

Prediction: Redshirt

20Jun 2023
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Devon Baxter, Wolverine

Devon Baxter (image via Twitter)

Brandywine (MD) Gwynn Park defensive end Devon Baxter committed to Michigan on Monday evening. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Maryland, Penn State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech, among others.

Baxter is a 6’6″, 235 lb. prospect. As a junior in 2022, he made 48 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. He also caught 12 passes for 181 yards and 4 touchdowns.

RANKINGS
ESPN: Unranked
On3: 4-star, 90 grade, #27 EDGE
Rivals: 3-star, 5.7 grade, #38 SDE
247 Sports: 3-star, 88 grade, #41 EDGE

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14Jun 2023
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Visitors: June 16-18, 2023

Springfield (OH) Springfield cornerback Aaron Scott, Jr. (image via SI)

2024

Devon Baxter – DE – Brandywine (MD) Gwynn Park: Baxter is a 6’6″, 225-pounder with offers from Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #27 edge, and #387 overall.

Jeremiah Beasley – LB – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Beasley is a 6’1″, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee, and others. He’s a 4-star, the #28 linebacker, and #321 overall. Right now there are four crystal balls for Michigan and four for MSU. He’s the younger brother of Maliq Carr, a tight end for Michigan State.

Jadyn Davis – QB – Charlotte (NC) Providence Day: Davis is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Darrion Dupree – RB – Chicago (IL) Mount Carmel: Dupree is a 5’10”, 190 lb. back with offers from Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #32 running back, and #367 overall. With Jordan Marshall already in the fold and top-50 prospect Taylor Tatum coming in for an official visit next week – not to mention Micah Kaapana visiting last week – it’s unclear how Michigan is going to handle taking a second back in the class, or perhaps even a third. This is an official visit for Dupree. UPDATE: Dupree is no longer planning to visit.

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18Apr 2023
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2024 Recruiting Update: April 18, 2023

Austin (TX) Vandegrift offensive tackle Blake Frazier

COMMITMENT

Austin (TX) Vandegrift offensive tackle Blake Frazier committed to Michigan (LINK).

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2024

Devon Baxter – DE – Brandywine (MD) Gwynn Park: Baxter is a 6’6″, 220 lb. prospect with offers from Maryland, Penn State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #28 edge, and #363 overall.

Marquis Gallegos – S – West Hills (CA) Chaminade: Gallegos is a 6’1″, 175-pounder with offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #23 safety, and #250 overall. Gallegos visited Michigan, Michigan State, and Notre Dame during a midwest swing over spring break.

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