2020 Polynesian Bowl Preview

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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).

17Dec 2019
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National Signing Day Primer

Darion Green-Warren

The early National Signing Day for the class of 2020 is coming up tomorrow, December 18, 2019. For the past few years, NSD has lost some of its luster when everything worked up to a froth in February. Now kids can sign in December or January. That’s good in some ways and bad in others.

But for our purposes, we want to know what’s going on tomorrow.

QUESTION #1: WILL THERE BE ANY BAD SURPRISES?
In short, no, I don’t think there will be. We will probably find out that there is a departure from the current commitment list, but not to one of the top-rated commits. The one who has garnered the most hand-wringing is safety Jordan Morant from Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic, who has taken a couple visits elsewhere. There has also been some concern that he would stay home and go to Rutgers. By all accounts he is expected to sign with Michigan.

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14Dec 2019
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Visitors: December 13-15, 2019

Massapequa (NY) Plainedge quarterback Dan Villari (image via Newsday)

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Jordan Morant – S – Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic: Morant is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Makari Paige – S – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Paige is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Andre Seldon, Jr. – CB – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Seldon is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Dan Villari – QB – Massapequa (NY) Plainedge: Villari is a 6’4″, 215 lb. prospect with FBS offers from Buffalo, Kent State, and UMass. He was previously committed to Fordham, an FCS program. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #40 pro-style quarterback, and #1239 overall, but the other major sites have not ranked him. He took an official to UMass last weekend and will take this official to Michigan, which means this is not a “blueshirt” situation. Michigan has already offered him a grayshirt opportunity, which means that he would not be on the team and start his eligibility until 2021. From anecdotal evidence, the majority of “grayshirt” guys seem to end up with straight-up scholarships by the following fall due to guys transferring out, getting injured, etc. The most recent example in Michigan’s case is kicker Jake Moody, who was supposed to grayshirt until some people transferred out; Moody then ended up on scholarship for his freshman year in 2018 and played quite a bit.

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30Nov 2019
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Ohio State

Jaylen Harrell (image via 247 Sports)

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

Elijah Gaines – S – Alexandria (VA) Episcopal: At one time Gaines had set up an official visit to Michigan for this game, but he committed to Penn State in the meantime.

Darion Green-Warren – CB – Harbor City (CA) Narbonne: Green-Warren is a 6’0″, 187-pounder with offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 cornerback, and #209 overall. His crystal ball is 88% in favor of USC and 0% for Michigan right now. UPDATE: Green-Warren is visiting in December.

Jaylen Harrell – DE – Tampa (FL) Berkeley Prep: Harrell is a 6’4″, 235 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, and Miami, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #14 weakside end, and #301 overall. This is an official visit.

Nikhai Hill-Green – LB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Hill-Green is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Myles Hinton – OT – Norcross (GA) Greater Atlanta Christian: Hinton is a 6’6″, 308-pounder who is committed to Stanford. His brother Chris is a Michigan defensive tackle, and Myles has visited several times this year, largely to see his brother. There’s an outside chance that Michigan can flip him.

Kris Jenkins, Jr. – DE – Olney (MD) Good Counsel: Jenkins is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Jayson Jones – DT – Calera (AL) Calera: Jones is a 6’6″, 340 lb. prospect who has been committed to Alabama since June of 2018. He has long insisted that he would take a visit to Michigan, even though some have doubted whether it would happen or not. He’s a 4-star, the #18 defensive tackle, and #174 overall.

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