2019 Season Countdown: #89 Joey Velazquez

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29May 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #89 Joey Velazquez

Joey Velazquez (image via Eleven Warriors)

Name: Joey Velazquez
Height:
5’11”
Weight:
195 lbs.
High school:
Columbus (OH) St. Francis De Sales
Position:
Linebacker
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Velazquez was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 101 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 7 forced fumbles, and 6 pass breakups; he also ran for 817 yards and 13 touchdowns.
TTB Rating:
82

Velazquez is that rare kid who leaves the shadow of Buckeye Stadium to head north to Ann Arbor. That takes a special kind of kid, especially when there are other options. While he didn’t have an Ohio State offer, there were other schools in pursuit – in both football and baseball, the latter of which Velazquez will also play at Michigan.

This year will probably be a developmental year for Velazquez. Defensive coordinator Don Brown said he could play WILL linebacker, but he’s coming in as a Viper. Michigan has two senior Vipers (Khaleke Hudson and Jordan Glasgow) and a redshirt freshman they’re grooming (Michael Barrett), so Velazquez shouldn’t be needed this season. And while he was listed at 6’0″ and 205 lbs. as a senior, he’s listed by Michigan at 5’11”, 195 lbs., not big enough to play WILL yet. Velazquez has a shot to play some special teams, perhaps, but I full expect him to redshirt.

Prediction: Redshirt

8Dec 2018
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Visitors: December 7-9, 2018

Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy OT Chris Akporoghene (image via Twitter)

2019

Chris Akporoghene – OT – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Akporoghene is a 6’4″, 294 lb. prospect who has been committed to Tennessee since July of 2018; he also has offers from Florida, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #67 offensive tackle, and #819 overall. Akporoghene is a native Nigerian, moved to Tennessee, and then finished up his football career at IMG Academy. This is his official visit.

Erick All – TE – Fairfield (OH) Fairfield: All is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Karsen Barnhart – OT – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is committed to Michigan (LINK). He was recently upgraded to a 4-star ranking on Rivals. This is his official visit.

Zach Carpenter – OG – Cincinnati (OH) Moeller: Carpenter is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Trente Jones – OT – Loganville (GA) Grayson: Jones is committed to Michigan (LINK). He’s currently a 4-star, the #18 offensive tackle, and #165 overall. This is his official visit.

Amauri Pesek-Hickson – LB – Overland Park (KS) Blue Valley North: Pesek-Hickson is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Nolan Rumler – OG – Akron (OH) Hoban: Rumler is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Joey Velazquez – LB – Columbus (OH) St. Frances DeSales: Velazquez is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

18Nov 2018
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Indiana

Thousand Oaks (CA) Oaks Christian RB Zach Charbonnet

2019

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.

Hit the jump for more visitors.

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31Oct 2018
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Penn State

Everett (MA) Everett WR/CB Mike Sainristil (image via Boston Globe)

This is an incomplete list of visitors, because I’m sure more will pop up between now and next Saturday. But here’s an early look at the players who are planning to be in town for the November 3 game against Penn State.

2019

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 Carpenter – OG – Cincinnati (OH) Moeller: Carpenter is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Quavaris Crouch – LB – Charlotte (NC) Harding: Crouch is a 6’2″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #2 athlete, and #28 overall. Right now all nine crystal ball picks are in favor of Clemson.

Kalen DeLoach – LB – Savannah (GA) Islands: DeLoach is a 6’0″, 206 lb. prospect who has been committed to Florida State since July; he also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 outside linebacker, and #242 overall.

Chris Hinton, Jr. – DE – Norcross (GA) Greater Atlanta Christian: Hinton is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Kenny McIntosh – Ft. Lauderdale (FL) University School: McIntosh is a 6’0″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #10 running back, and #186 overall. The crystal balls are 100% in favor of Miami. This is his official visit.

Kobe Myers – LB – Waterford (MI) Mott: Myers is a 6’1″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, and some MAC schools. He’s a 3-star, the #158 athlete, and #1933 overall.

Jackson Ostrowsky – QB – Mt. Pleasant (MI) Mt. Pleasant: Ostrowsky is a 6’0″, 195 lb. prospect with an offers from Central Michigan.

Nolan Rumler – OG – Akron (OH) Hoban: Rumler is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Mike Sainristil – CB – Everett (MA) Everett: Sainristil is a 5’10”, 175 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Michigan, and North Carolina, among others; he recently decommitted from Virginia Tech. His crystal balls are 100% in favor of Michigan now. Hit the jump for more visitors.

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10Oct 2018
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Wisconsin

Lewis Center (OH) Olentangy Orange DE Zach Harrison

NOTE: Due to time constraints, I have not been able to do full write-ups for each player, though I am working on chipping away at it.

2019

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

Davis Beal – LB – Austin (TX) Vandegrift: Beal is being looked at as a long snapper.

Bryce Benhart – OT – Lakeville (MN) North: Benhart is a 6’8″, 305 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #20 offensive tackle, and #183 overall. The crystal balls are currently 56% in favor of Wisconsin.

Hit the jump for several more big visitors.

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