Ex-Wolverine Commit Updates: Post-2018 Recap

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17Jan 2019
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Ex-Wolverine Commit Updates: Post-2018 Recap

Damien Harris (image via Stadium)


George Campbell III, WR (Florida State): Campbell struggled once again with injuries, and when he was healthy, he played in seven games and ended with 4 catches for 42 yards on the year. Florida State went 5-7.

Shaun Crawford, CB (Notre Dame): Crawford missed the entire season with a torn ACL, the third ACL injury of his football career.

Messiah DeWeaver, QB (East Mississippi Community College): DeWeaver completed 181/266 passes (68%) for 1,735 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions; he also ran 88 times for 110 yards (1.3 YPC) and 2 touchdowns. EMCC went 12-0 and won the NJCAA national championship. At the time of this 247 Sports article, he had scholarship offers to play for Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Louisiana-Lafayette, Ole Dominion, Southern Mississippi, and Toledo; he just announced on Twitter a couple days ago that he would be transferring to Old Dominion.

Hit the jump for a bunch of other former commits.

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12Sep 2017
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017, Week 2

Shane Morris

NOTE: This isn’t really related to anything, but we’ve had the #1, #3, and #7 most comments ever on the site on three different posts in the last week-and-a-half. It’s great. Thanks for reading and participating!


Independence C.C. RB Kingston Davis: Davis had 7 carries for 22 yards in a 27-23 win over Garden City Community College.

Rutgers LB Ross Douglas: Douglas made 7 tackles in a 16-13 loss to Eastern Michigan. Yes, Rutgers lost to EMU.

Central Michigan QB Shane Morris: Morris completed 28/37 passes (75.7%) for 467 yards and 5 touchdowns; he also ran 8 times for 32 yards in a 45-27 win over Kansas. This was easily the best game of his career and, frankly, quite a surprise.


Boston College RB A.J. Dillon: Dillon ran 15 times for 43 yards in a 34-10 loss to Wake Forest.

Illinois LB Dele’ Harding: Harding made 2 tackles in Illinois’ 20-7 win over Western Kentucky.

Alabama RB Damien Harris: Harris ran 6 times for 32 yards and caught 1 pass for -7 yards in a 41-10 win over Fresno State.

Eastern Illinois LB Dytarious Johnson: Johnson has made 10 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in two games this season.

Maryland CB Antwaine Richardson: Richardson made 2 tackles in a 63-17 win over Towson. This comes a week after he was carted off the field with fears of a spinal injury, so it’s good to know he’s healthy.

North Carolina State DT Darian Roseboro: Roseboro made 1 tackle in a 37-20 win over Marshall.

Penn State S Garrett Taylor: Taylor made 2 tackles in a 33-14 win over Pitt.

Pittsburgh DE Rashad Weaver: Weaver made 1 tackle in a 33-14 loss to Penn State.


Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin: Durkin’s Terrapins won against cupcake Towson, 63-17. They’re 2-0 this season.

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez: The Wildcats lost to Houston at home, 19-16. They’re 1-1 this year.

24Jul 2016
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Dytarious Johnson will enroll at Michigan in January

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Dytarious Johnson

I confirmed with Prattville (AL) Prattville linebacker Dytarious Johnson that he has cleared things up with the NCAA and Michigan, and he will enroll at Michigan in January. That will essentially make him an early enrollee for the 2017 class, giving him the 2017-2021 seasons to play four of those years.

Johnson was a 247 Composite 3-star in the 2016 class as the #47 inside linebacker and #1147 overall. Here’s my commitment post from when he committed in June 2015 (LINK). He’s a classmate of running back Kingston Davis.

20May 2016
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2016 Season Countdown: #96 Dytarious Johnson

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Dytarious Johnson

Name: Dytarious Johnson
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 215 lbs.
High school: Prattville (AL) Prattville
Position: Linebacker
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Johnson was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 64 tackles, 3 sacks, and 4 pass breakups.
TTB Rating: 77

Johnson was offered by Michigan during a satellite camp at Prattville High School last June, and he wasted no time in committing. A teammate of running back commit Kingston Davis, Johnson had transferred to Prattville from Selma (AL) Selma prior to his sophomore year. He was a hard-hitting outside linebacker who made some plays in the run game, but also had a titillating interception return for a touchdown on which he showed some nice speed with the ball in his hands. Largely unknown before grabbing the offer from Michigan, I gave him a TTB Rating of 77 after evaluating his film. Statistically, he regressed a bit as a senior, and film is oddly non-existent for his 2015 season.

Adding to the issues for Johnson, he did not make it through the NCAA Clearinghouse by National Signing Day or even by the April 1 deadline to sign a National Letter of Intent. According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the transfer from Selma to Prattville messed with his transcript situation, since the schools had different grading scales. Now it’s unclear whether he will be able to get through the Clearinghouse by the fall and help the team, or if he will perhaps have to go to a junior college or enroll in January. We’re in wait-and-see mode on his eligibility.

As for Johnson’s game, I still like what I saw from him on film as a junior. He’s physical, takes good angles, and is a plus athlete for an inside linebacker at the next level. I think he could fit at either inside linebacker position. My concerns are that film is readily available for most players in this day and age, but Prattville – a school with a good football program – was apparently unable to produce a highlight film for Johnson. That’s a red flag, but maybe something happened with their camera or their Hudl account. His mediocre senior statistics are a bit of a question mark. Were teams running away from him, or was he just not producing? Maybe he missed some time due to injury. Then, of course, there’s the academics issue. So there are a lot of red flags, and to be honest, this many red flags do not generally add up to success at the next level. I have Johnson at #96 because I think it’s going to be hard for him to contribute this season when he can’t start practicing until the fall, and his chances of ever contributing to the Wolverines naturally hinge on whether he can get accepted to a pretty difficult school.

Projection: Redshirt…or JUCO…or something

29Oct 2015
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Recruit Tracker: Kingston Davis and Dytarious Johnson

Kingston Davis

October 23, 2015: Prattville lost to lost to Montgomery (AL) Lee by a score of 48-28. Davis had 31 carries for 137 yards and 4 touchdowns. Johnson made 1 tackle. For the season Davis has 218 carries for 1,459 yards and 16 touchdowns, plus 6 catches for 60 yards. Johnson has 59.5 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and a blocked punt. Prattville is 5-4.

October 16, 2015: Prattville lost to Auburn (AL) Auburn by a score of 21-14. Davis had 25 carries for 141 yards and 1 touchdown. Johnson had 8 tackles and 3 tackles for loss. Davis now has 187 carries for 1,322 yards and 12 touchdowns, plus 6 catches for 60 yards. Johnson has 58.5 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and a blocked punt. Prattville is 5-3.

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