Class of 2018 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl

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28Dec 2017
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Class of 2018 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl

Jalil Irvin (image via 247 Sports)

The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl will be taking place on December 29, 2017, at 6:26 p.m. EST in New Orleans, LA.  This is a second-tier national all-star bowl, but there are still some solid players here. The game boasts a history of alumni including Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, and Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, among others. Below is a list of Michigan offerees to watch:


  • WR Kevin Austin (Notre Dame)
  • OT Jerome Carvin (Tennessee)
  • CB Isaiah Bolden (Florida State)
  • OG Jalil Irvin (Auburn)*
  • RB Tavion Thomas (Oklahoma)


  • OG Barton Clement (Texas A&M)
  • OT Dejmi Dumervil-Jean (Louisville)
  • OT Michael Furtney (Wisconsin)**
  • WR Mario Goodrich
  • OT Raiqwon O’Neal (Rutgers)
  • LB Bumper Pool (Oklahoma)
  • S Jamien Sherwood (Auburn)
  • LB DeAndre Square (Kentucky)**

*Previously committed to Michigan
**From the state of Michigan but not offered by the Wolverines

29Jul 2017
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2017 BBQ at the Big House Visitors

Myles Sims (image via Twitter)

Michigan will be hosting numerous football prospects on July 29, 2017, for the BBQ at the Big House. Last year there were travel issues for many prospects, who were unable to visit in August after their high school teams’ practices started. This year the BBQ is a week earlier, which should make for fewer conflicts. Here’s an early look at several players who plan to attend:


Bryan Addison – S – Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra: Addison is a 6’4″, 185 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #4 athlete, and #146 overall. Michigan does not have any Crystal Ball picks right now, with USC leading the way at 50%.

Eyabi Anoma – DE – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Anoma is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #3 weakside end, and #54 overall.

Jerome Carvin – OT – Cordova (TN) Cordova: Carvin is a 6’4″, 325 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #30 offensive tackle, and #368 overall.

Hit the jump for more 2018 and 2019 recruits who plan to attend the BBQ.

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26Jun 2017
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Visitors: June 19-25, 2017

Noah Cain (image via Scout)

I updated the visitors list with a bunch of players who camped over the weekend. It was too hard to tell from social media who was camping and who was just visiting, so I clumped them all together.


Emil Ekiyor – OG – Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral:

Aidan Hutchinson – DE – Dearborn (MI) Divine Child:

Jalen Mayfield – OT – Grand Rapids (MI) Catholic Central:

Cameron McGrone – LB – Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central: McGrone is a 6’1″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #17 outside linebacker, and #251 overall. He does not have a Michigan offer yet, but he is likely to get one on this trip.

Raiqwon O’Neal – OT – Conway (SC) Conway: O’Neal is a 6’5″, 265 lb. prospect with offers from Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, and South Carolina, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #70 offensive tackle, and #876 overall. He runs extremely well for a big guy, and I’m very surprised that he’s only the #876 overall recruit in the country. Conway is the alma mater of former Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway.

Hit the jump for several more 2018 and 2019 visitors.

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19Jun 2017
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6-19-17 Recruiting Update: Is there an echo in here?

Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra WR Bryan Addison (image via The Spun)


Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra wide receiver Bryan Addison was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 172 lb. prospect with offers from Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #9 athlete, and #221 overall. Addison could play receiver or safety at the next level. It’s next to impossible to pull someone from Junipero Serra since it’s USC territory, but miracles can happen . . . right?

Long Beach (CA) Poly quarterback Matt Corral decommitted from USC. I broke him down in my preview of 2018 quarterback recruiting (LINK), ranking him #2 of Michigan’s offers at the time. He’s a 4-star, the #2 pro-style quarterback, and #17 overall. Alabama, Florida, and Georgia have risen up on his list, and it’s not clear right now whether Michigan will pursue him or not.

Hit the jump for a couple more new offers and some other tidbits.

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