Preview: February 2023 National Signing Day

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31Jan 2023
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Preview: February 2023 National Signing Day

Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll TE Nyckoles Harbor

The second National Signing Day for the class of 2023 is tomorrow, February 1. While most recruits signed back in mid-December, there are always some high-profile players still lingering in February, along with kids who were just unsure or who were fielding late offers. Below are a few of the big story lines for Michigan fans, along with the uncommitted offerees:

Cameron Brandt – DL – Chatsworth (CA) Sierra Canyon
Brandt is “committed” to Stanford, but he committed last summer when David Shaw was still at the helm. Now that Shaw has been replaced by Troy Taylor, all bets are off. He’s a 3-star, the #51 defensive lineman, and #453 overall. Brandt took an official visit to Michigan this month, and the Wolverines now hold a 2-to-1 advantage in crystal ball picks. It appears likely that he will end up sending in his National Letter of Intent to the Wolverines on Wednesday.

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21Dec 2022
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Preview: 2023 Early National Signing Day

Kankakee (IL) Kankakee cornerback Jyaire Hill

Happy National Signing Day!

The first National Signing Day takes place today, December 21, 2022. Michigan has landed a number of commitments in recent days, both from the transfer portal (QB Jack Tuttle and TE A.J. Barner from Indiana; OL LaDarius Henderson from Arizona State; OL Drake Nugent and OL Myles Hinton from Stanford; LB Ernest Hausmann from Nebraska; and EDGE Josaiah Stewart from Coastal Carolina) and from the high school ranks (LB Hayden Moore, DT Roderick Pierce, DB D.J. Waller).

Michigan has offered upwards of 330+ players in the class of 2023, so I will not do a rundown here of every single uncommitted prospect. But there are some uncommitted players of note that are still available and being pursued by Michigan. Here are some of the more noteworthy ones:

  • Karmello English – WR – Phenix City (AL) Central: English (4-star, #25 WR, #178 overall) was previously committed to Auburn, but the coaching change altered that situation. His final five includes Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Michigan, and Jackson State. Some crystal balls came in last night for him to pick Michigan.
  • Chance Fitzgerald – WR – Nolensville (TN) Nolensville: Fitzgerald recently committed to Virginia Tech and was being slow played a little bit while Michigan prioritized English.
  • Aaron Gates – S – Sharpsburg (GA) Trinity: Gates (4-star, #21 ATH, #382 overall) has been committed to Florida all along, but at one time, there was optimism that Michigan could get him to flip. That appears unlikely at this point and he will probably stick with the Gators.
  • Nyckoles Harbor – WR/TE – Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll: I throw 5-star athlete Harbor in here just to reiterate that he is not signing until February.
  • Jyaire Hill – CB – Kankakee (IL) Kankakee: Hill is a 4-star, the #23 cornerback, and #194 overall in the 247 Composite. He released a top five that does not include Michigan, but the Wolverines had appeared to be battling Illinois neck-and-neck for his services. It will be interesting to see whether his top five was a smoke screen or if he truly has eliminated the Wolverines.
  • Jamel Howard – DT – Chicago (IL) Marist: Howard is also not signing until February. Some southern schools like LSU and Ole Miss have come in with offers lately, and he will likely take some more visits in January.
  • Taliafi Taala – OT – Sandy (UT) Alta: Taala (3-star, #38 OT, #508 overall) has been a target for Michigan, but he appears unlikely to end up in Michigan’s class at this point.

Another story line to watch is that of Michigan defensive end commit Enow Etta, who has been courted by Miami to join Collins Acheampong. Etta has said all the right things to the media about remaining committed to Michigan, but crazier things have happened.

I will keep a running list below of updates:

  • RB Cole Cabana – SIGNED NLI
  • RB Benjamin Hall – SIGNED NLI
  • WR Kendrick Bell – SIGNED NLI
  • WR Karmello English – SIGNED NLI
  • WR Fredrick Moore – SIGNED NLI
  • WR Semaj Morgan – SIGNED NLI
  • TE Zack Marshall – SIGNED NLI
  • TE Deakon Tonielli – SIGNED NLI
  • OT Evan Link – SIGNED NLI
  • OG Nathan Efobi – SIGNED NLI
  • C Amir Herring – SIGNED NLI
  • DE Enow Etta – SIGNED NLI
  • DE Aymeric Koumba – SIGNED NLI
  • DT Brooks Bahr – SIGNED NLI
  • DT Roderick Pierce – SIGNED NLI
  • LB Semaj Bridgeman – SIGNED NLI
  • LB Jason Hewlett – SIGNED NLI
  • LB Breeon Ishmail – SIGNED NLI
  • LB Hayden Moore – SIGNED NLI
  • CB Cameron Calhoun – SIGNED NLI
  • CB Jyaire Hill
  • CB D.J. Waller – SIGNED NLI
  • K Adam Samaha – SIGNED NLI

PLAYERS COMMITTING ELSEWHERE

  • DE Malachi Coleman – Nebraska
  • DE Matayo Uiagalelei – Oregon
  • CB Daylen Austin – Flipped from LSU to Oregon
  • CB Daniel Harris – Georgia
  • CB Kayin Lee – Flipped from Ohio State to Auburn
  • S Peyton Bowen – Flipped from Notre Dame to Oregon
15Dec 2021
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Class of 2022: Early National Signing Day Updates

Will Keon Sabb sign with Michigan today?

I will keep posting updates on here throughout the day:

The following National Letters of Intent have been sent in to Michigan:

  • S Zeke Berry
  • S Damani Dent
  • OT Andrew Gentry
  • DT Mason Graham
  • OT Connor Jones
  • S Kody Jones
  • TE Marlin Klein
  • OL Alessandro Lorenzetti
  • TE Colston Loveland
  • WR Tyler Morris
  • QB Alex Orji
  • LB Micah Pollard
  • CB Miles Pollard
  • LB Jimmy Rolder
  • S Keon Sabb
  • LB Deuce Spurlock
  • RB C.J. Stokes
  • WR Amorion Walker

These offered players have committed elsewhere today:

  • DE Nyjalik Kelly (Miami)
  • DT Khurtiss Perry (Alabama)
  • S Azarayeh Thomas (Florida State)
  • DE Samuel Okunlola (Pitt)
  • DT Nick James (Indiana)
  • LB Jaron Willis (Ole Miss)
  • CB Travis Hunter (Jackson State)
  • S Ja’Kobi Albert (Kentucky)
  • LB Tyler Banks (Ole Miss)
  • DT Deone Walker (Kentucky)
  • CB Terrance Brooks (flipped from Ohio State to Texas)
  • DT Quency Wiggins (LSU)
  • S Landon Hullaby (Texas Tech)
  • DT Davonte Miles (Bowling Green)
  • DE Ethan Burke (flipped from Michigan to Texas)
  • OT Andre Roye (flipped from Penn State to Maryland)
  • S Devin Moore (Florida)
  • TE Jake Johnson (Texas A&M)
  • LB Jaishawn Barham (flipped from South Carolina to Maryland)
  • RB Justin Williams (Tennessee)
14Dec 2021
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Class of 2022: Early National Signing Day Preview

Keon Sabb (image via On3)

With the early signing day approaching tomorrow, December 15, it certainly seems like things have gone wacky. Gone are the days when teams lost and hired new coaches around the New Year, giving those staffs five or six weeks to come together and sign players in early February. Welcome to the days of coaches being fired or jumping ship so the school can have someone in place to try to salvage recruiting classes for mid-December. I won’t say it’s an unforeseen problem – plenty of us talked about it – but it has put fans, players, coaches, and schools in positions we’ve never seen.

Here’s a list of current Michigan commits:

  • QB Jayden Denegal (early enrollee)
  • RB C.J. Stokes
  • WR Tyler Morris (early enrollee)
  • TE Marlin Klein
  • TE Colston Loveland (early enrollee)
  • OL Andrew Gentry (transfer from Virginia)
  • OL Connor Jones
  • OL Alessandro Lorenzetti
  • DT Mason Graham (early enrollee)
  • DT Kenneth Grant
  • DE Ethan Burke
  • DE Kevonte Henry
  • LB Aaron Alexander (early enrollee)
  • LB Micah Pollard
  • LB Jimmy Rolder
  • LB Deuce Spurlock
  • CB Will Johnson (early enrollee)
  • CB Myles Pollard (early enrollee)
  • S Zeke Berry
  • S Damani Dent
  • S Kody Jones (early enrollee)

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18Dec 2019
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Early Signing Day Thread

I will be posting updates for today on this here thread, with the most recent developments at the top so you can stay abreast of what’s going on without having to scroll too far.

NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT RECEIVED BY MICHIGAN

  • QB Dan Villari (LINK)
  • WR Roman Wilson (LINK)
  • OL Reece Atteberry (LINK)
  • DE Jaylen Harrell (LINK)
  • WR A.J. Henning (LINK)
  • OL Jeffrey Persi (LINK)
  • LB Cornell Wheeler (LINK)
  • LB Kalel Mullings (LINK)
  • LB William Mohan (LINK)
  • CB Andre Seldon (LINK)
  • DL Aaron Lewis (LINK)
  • S Makari Paige (LINK)
  • LB Nikhai Hill-Green (LINK)
  • S Jordan Morant (LINK)
  • DL Kris Jenkins, Jr. (LINK)
  • WR Eamonn Dennis (LINK)
  • RB Blake Corum (LINK)
  • S R.J. Moten (LINK)
  • OL Zak Zinter (LINK)
  • LB Osman Savage (LINK)
  • TE Matt Hibner (LINK)
  • DE Braiden McGregor (LINK)

COMMITMENTS ELSEWHERE FOR OFFERED PROSPECTS

  • RB Isaiah Jacobs (Maryland)
  • RB Jase McClellan (flipped from Oklahoma to Alabama)
  • DE Van Fillinger (Utah)
  • LB Justin Flowe (Oregon)
  • WR Sam Brown (West Virginia)
  • LB Phillip Webb (LSU)
  • RB E.J. Smith (Stanford)
  • WR Bryan Robinson (Florida State)
  • CB Arian Smith (Georgia)
  • QB C.J. Stroud (Ohio State)
  • WR Rakim Jarrett (flipped from LSU to Maryland)
  • DT Marcus Dumervil (LSU)
  • WR Johnny Wilson (flipped from Oregon to Arizona State)
  • WR Johnquai Lewis (Kansas)
  • CB Jaiden Francois (Nebraska)
  • QB Anthony Romphf (Purdue)
  • WR Kentron Poitier (Florida State)
  • LB Len’Neth Whitehead (Tennessee)
  • OT Tobias Braun (Ole Miss)
  • OT Myles Hinton (was already committed to Stanford but signed his NLI)
  • CB Malcolm Green (flipped from LSU to Clemson)
  • CB Geovonte Howard (Purdue)