Morning Roundup: February 23, 2020

Tag: Joey Velazquez


23Feb 2020
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Morning Roundup: February 23, 2020

Joey Velazquez (image via Twitter)

Michigan linebacker/baseball player Joey Velazquez got his first college hit:

Jordan Reid offers up his opinion on Cesar Ruiz:

In case you’re still wondering, Anthony Campanile was announced as a Miami Dolphins assistant (LINK).

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15Aug 2019
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Final TTB Ratings for 2019

Daxton Hill

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I know it’s a little bit late in the game, but back in the spring, I didn’t have time to review all the senior film for Michigan’s 2019 signees and give them updated TTB Ratings. I did that during the 2019 Season Countdown, so here are the final TTB Ratings for the class of 2019.

S Daxton Hill: 100
He’s the best safety in the class, though it’s an unimpressive safety class overall.

RB Zach Charbonnet: 83 90
As long as he can get/stay healthy, Charbonnet has the potential to be a high draft pick in the future.

DT Chris Hinton, Jr.: 90
He should be an early contributor with high long-term upside.

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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.

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