2020 Season Countdown: #71 Eamonn Dennis

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1Jul 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #71 Eamonn Dennis

Eamonn Dennis

Name: Eamonn Dennis
Height:
5’10”
Weight:
173 lbs.
High school:
Worcester (MA) St. John’s
Position:
Cornerback
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Dennis was a senior in high school (LINK). He ran 39 times for 448 yards and 9 touchdowns and also caught 30 passes for 751 yards and 7 touchdowns, while returning 3 kickoffs for touchdowns.
TTB Rating:
72 79

As I look at Dennis’s stats for his senior season, my first thought is this . . . how did this guy get only 69 offensive touches during his senior year?

Anyway, Dennis blew away the competition while playing running back, receiver, special teams, and defensive back. He runs away from people, makes people miss, and shows great vision with the ball in his hands.

There were rumors that Dennis would play cornerback at Michigan, and at one point, he seemed to shoot those down, saying he wanted to play wide receiver. Based on the latest intel, he is indeed headed for corner to start his career.

Dennis is in No Man’s Land here at #71 because of positional uncertainty, a lack of experience at the position, and a healthy dose of tantalizing athleticism. Michigan does not have great depth at cornerback, and at least one guy ahead of him, senior Ambry Thomas, will be gone after 2020. The other corner spot probably belongs to Vincent Gray for the next couple seasons, but Dennis might have a shot in 2021 while battling Darion Green-Warren, Jalen Perry, Andre Seldon, and others. I think the coaching staff should try to get Dennis’s feet wet this fall, even if he plays four or fewer games to preserve his redshirt.

Prediction: Redshirt

21Feb 2020
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How does the 2020 class match up with Michigan’s all-time recruits?

A.J. Henning (image via Wolverines Wire)

Michigan wrapped up a decent recruiting class earlier in February. There are no 5-star recruits, but the Wolverines got a fair share of 4-star guys. For a historical perspective on where they match up with recruits from the past, here’s a look at where they slot in all-time, according to the 247 Composite.

A.J. Henning – WR – Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way East
2020 ranking: #101
Historical ranking: #80 all-time at Michigan
Flanked by: RB Kareem Walker (#100 in 2016) and DT Will Johnson (#105 in 2004)
Closest positional comparisons: Toney Clemons (#96 in 2007) and Adrian Arrington (#115 in 2004)

Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern
2020 ranking: #122
Historical ranking: #103
Tied with: WR Tarik Black (#122 in 2017)
Closest positional comparisons: Aidan Hutchinson (#112 in 2018) and Chris Wormley (#129 in 2012)

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28Dec 2019
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Afternoon Roundup: December 28, 2019

Ben Van Sumeren (image via Wolverines Wire)

The holidays are busy. I hope you all are doing well and enjoying Washington State vs. Air Force highlights!

A couple wrap-up items from recent days on players with decisions to make:

  • Nick Eubanks is returning for a fifth year at tight end, which is good because I don’t think he would get drafted in 2020.
  • Kwity Paye is returning for his senior year at defensive end, which is also good because I don’t think his draft stock would be very high.
  • It sounds like Ambry Thomas is coming back, although he hasn’t come out with that decision as definitively as the first two.

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26Oct 2019
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Notre Dame

Andrew Gentry (image via Twitter)

2020

Reece Atteberry – C – Aurora (CO) Eaglecrest: Atteberry is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Blake Corum – RB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Corum is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Eamonn Dennis – WR – Shrewsbury (MA) St. John’s: Dennis is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Andrew Gentry – OT – Littleton (CO) Columbine: Gentry is a 6’8″, 310 lb. prospect with offers from BYU, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Stanford, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #6 offensive tackle, and #61 overall. All 14 crystal ball picks are for BYU, where his brother also plays. Gentry is expected to go on his Mormon mission after high school, so he probably wouldn’t enroll until 2022.

Jaylen Harrell – DE – Tampa (FL) Berkely Prep: Harrell is a 6’4″, 235-pounder with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #14 weakside end, and #299 overall. Only two crystal ball picks have been made so far: one for Florida and one for FSU. This is an official visit.

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