2021 Season Countdown: #24a Karsen Barnhart

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15Aug 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #24a Karsen Barnhart

Karsen Barnhart (image via Twitter)

Name: Karsen Barnhart
Height:
6’4″
Weight:
307 lbs.
High school:
Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw
Position:
Offensive tackle
Class:
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number:
#52
Last year:
I ranked Barnhart #36 and said he would be a backup offensive guard (LINK). He started four games at left tackle.
TTB Rating:
86

Barnhart was a high school tight end and basketball player who figured to need a few years to develop his body and technique before he was ready to play a major role in college. After redshirting in 2019, he was slated to be a backup in 2020. That idea went out the window when injuries felled three-fifths of the starting line, giving Barnhart a chance to start four games at left tackle. Despite not being ready, he held his own at times but struggled to get much of a push because of a lack of bulk and strength.

It remains to be seen how the line will be staffed in 2021. Some projections have Barnhart replacing Jalen Mayfield at right tackle, while others have Barnhart on the outside looking in. Michigan’s early starting line in fall practice has been (from left to right) Ryan Hayes, Trevor Keegan, Andrew Vastardis, Zak Zinter, and Andrew Stueber. I can’t really see Vastardis spending an entire season as the starting center – at least not if Michigan wants to be good – so I’m expecting someone else to slip into the starting five, and that person is Barnhart.

Prediction: Starting right tackle

10Aug 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #36 Karsen Barnhart

Karsen Barnhart (image via MGoBlue)

Note: Yes, I’m continuing with the countdown even though it looks like the season will be canceled/postponed. I don’t like to leave things unfinished. Also, I already went to the trouble of making the dang list.

Name: Karsen Barnhart
Height: 
6’4″
Weight: 
301 lbs.
High school: 
Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw
Position: 
Offensive tackle
Class: 
Freshman
Jersey number: 
#52
Last year: 
I ranked Barnhart #91 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He played in two games and redshirted
TTB Rating: 
86

Barnhart was a high school tight end transitioning to the offensive line in college. With three seniors and another guy who was good enough to leave for the NFL after his junior year, a redshirt was inevitable. And that’s exactly what happened, though he did play against Middle Tennessee and Rutgers in mop-up duty.

Practice did result in quite a bit of practice buzz for Barnhart, though. He was one of two true freshmen to get people excited, along with Zach Carpenter.

This year Barnhart is probably looking at a backup role, but he should be the #6 or #7 lineman. Last year it was Ryan Hayes, who filled in when Jon Runyan, Jr. was hurt. In the 2020 season, it will probably be Barnhart or Joel Honigford. Barnhart has the athleticism to play tackle even though he might be a little short at 6’4″. Either way, it appears that Barnhart is putting himself in line for a starting role when an upperclassman moves on to the next level.

Prediction: Backup offensive guard

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.

Hit the jump for more.

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5Jul 2019
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Nightly Roundup: July 5, 2019

Karsen Barnhart (image via MGoBlue)

Aaron McMann talks about Michigan’s running back situation (LINK).

Nick Baumgardner has a fluff piece on incoming freshman offensive lineman Karsen Barnhart (LINK).