U.S. Army/Adidas All-American Bowl Participants: Michigan

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25Jul 2020
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U.S. Army/Adidas All-American Bowl Participants: Michigan

Donovan Peoples-Jones

For your viewing pleasure, here’s a comprehensive list of Michigan’s commitments who were selected for the All-American Bowl (formerly the U.S. Army All-American Bowl). The next All-American Bowl will be in January of 2021 in San Antonio, TX.

2021
Junior Colson, LB – Brentwood, TN**
Tommy Doman, Jr., P – Orchard Lake, MI**
J.J. McCarthy, QB – La Grange Park, IL**

2020
Darion Green-Warren – Harbor City, CA
A.J. Henning – Frankfort, IL
Jordan Morant, S – Oradell, NJ
R.J. Moten, S – Delran, NJ
Kalel Mullings, LB – Milton, MA

2019
Daxton Hill, S – Tulsa, OK
Chris Hinton, DT – Norcross, GA
Cornelius Johnson, WR – Greenwich, CT

Hit the jump for the rest of the U.S. Army Bowl participants to play for Michigan since 2001.

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23May 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #100 Jordan Morant

Jordan Morant (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Jordan Morant
Height:
5’11”
Weight:
212 lbs.
High school:
Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic
Position:
Safety
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Morant was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 12 tackles, 1 pass breakup, and 1 kickoff return for a touchdown.
TTB Rating:
87

Morant had the unfortunate luck of suffering a foot injury early in his senior season, leading to a truncated high school career. I’m sure it was disappointing for Morant and his teammates, but it also would have been fun to watch his senior highlights, because his junior year looked great. He was selected for the All-American Bowl and the Polynesian Bowl, but he couldn’t participate in either. He finished as the #10 safety and #165 overall player. His high school head coach was Vito Campanile, the brother of former Michigan linebackers coach Anthony Campanile (now with the Dolphins).

Don’t let the ranking fool you into thinking I like Morant any less. I am concerned about his recovery from the injury (there were rumors floating around that this was on the verge of being a career-threatening injury), and missing most of his senior season could diminish his ability to be ready as a freshman. If the spring and spring football had been allowed to play out, I might have moved him up the list since he was an early enrollee, but missing (most of) his senior year and then spring ball puts him a little behind where he should be in order to play this year. I’m expecting him to redshirt, but I admit I could be way off if his recovery has gone well.

Prediction: Redshirt

Hit the jump for Morant’s short senior highlight clip.

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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)

Hit the jump for more.

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17Jan 2020
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2020 Polynesian Bowl Preview

A.J. Henning

The 2020 Polynesian Bowl is taking place on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 7:05 HST . . . which means it will be starting after midnight on the 19th if you’re on the East Coast.

Here’s a list of players Michigan pursued who are on the roster:

  • RB Sam Adams II (Washington)
  • OL Reece Atteberry (Michigan)
  • OL Tosh Baker (Notre Dame)
  • TE Kevin Bauman (Notre Dame)
  • RB Jalen Berger (Wisconsin)
  • WR LV Bunkley-Shelton (Arizona State)
  • OL Michael Carmody (Notre Dame)
  • DE Van Fillinger (Utah)
  • LB Justin Flowe (Oregon)
  • OL Andrew Gentry (Virginia)
  • OL Geirean Hatchett (Washington)
  • WR A.J. Henning (Michigan)
  • CB Luke Hill (Oregon)
  • WR Rakim Jarrett (Maryland)
  • DT Aidan Keanaaina (Notre Dame)
  • QB Sol-Jay Maiava (BYU)
  • CB Dontae Manning (Oregon)
  • CB Dwight McGlothern (LSU)
  • DE Braiden McGregor (Michigan)*
  • QB Parker McQuarrie (UCLA)
  • S Jordan Morant (Michigan)
  • LB Kalel Mullings (Michigan)
  • OL Myles Murao (Washington)
  • TE Mark Redman (Washington)
  • RB Bijan Robinson (Texas)
  • OL Roger Rosengarten (Washington)
  • TE Joe Royer (Ohio State)
  • LB Noah Sewell (Oregon)
  • LS Gregory Tarr (Michigan)
  • RB Lawrance Toafili (Florida State)
  • RB Chris Tyree (Notre Dame)
  • QB D.J. Uiagalelei (Clemson)
  • WR Roman Wilson (Michigan)

*Not participating due to injury

The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Here’s a list of Polynesian Bowl participants since it began (LINK).