Goodbye, Nick Eubanks

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11Jan 2021
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Goodbye, Nick Eubanks

Nick Eubanks (image via Michigan Daily)

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Eubanks attended Fort Lauderdale (FL) American Heritage, a program pretty well known for producing college prospect. He was a 3-star, the #15 tight end, and #344 overall in the class of 2016. Michigan secured his commitment late in the process, and he was one of three tight ends in that class, joining Sean McKeon and Devin Asiasi. I gave Eubanks a TTB Rating of 44 (LINK), largely because I thought Asiasi (a 92 rating) and McKeon (77) would push him out.

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31Dec 2020
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Goodbye, Cam McGrone

Cam McGrone (#44, image via 247 Sports)

HIGH SCHOOL
McGrone attended Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central, where he was a 4-star, the #7 outside linebacker, and #118 overall. He was chosen for the Army All-American Bowl that year in 2018, despite having torn his ACL as a junior. I gave him a TTB Rating of 80, and here are a couple paragraphs from my writeup on him (LINK):

McGrone’s blitzing is perhaps the best phase of his game, but it’s the way that he plays the ball carrier in the backfield that is most impressive. Some guys are mauling blitzers who just eat up everything coming their way, but McGrone plays with a low center of gravity that allows him to redirect and make plays all over in the backfield. Lawrence Central brings him from various angles, and he plays fast and reckless. He uses his hands well to shed blockers, and even when he gets caught up in the trash, he fights non-stop to shed. When he arrives at the ball carrier, he’s a violent hitter who runs through people. Unless he has hit a growth spurt, he has a solid frame but probably shouldn’t get too much larger than 235 lbs. or so in college, which is still a decent size.

On the negative side, McGrone has that injury history that can sometimes come back to repeat itself. It’s always concerning to have a guy who already tore an ACL. His play recognition skills need to improve, since he occasionally finds himself a half-step out of position on basic run reads. That may be partially the reason why his coaches choose to blitz him so often, to negate some read-and-react deficiencies.

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1Apr 2020
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Goodbye, Josh Uche

Josh Uche (image via MLive)

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HIGH SCHOOL
Uche was a little bit of a surprising pull for the Wolverines out of Miami (FL) Columbus. With offers from SEC powerhouses Alabama, Auburn, and Florida, along with Miami, his plan to come north was a little out of the ordinary. He finished the cycle as a 3-star, the #43 weakside end, and #707 overall. I initially gave him a TTB Rating of 80 (LINK) before bumping that up to an 82 (LINK).

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24Mar 2020
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Goodbye, Josh Metellus

Josh Metellus (image via The Wolverine)

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HIGH SCHOOL
Metellus was a high school teammate of Devin Bush, Jr. and Devin Gil. He committed to the Wolverines in June of 2015. I initially gave Metellus a TTB Rating of 71 (LINK) and stuck with the at rating throughout the class. That was in the ol’ Blogspot days. He ended up as a 3-star, the #48 safety, and #739 overall.

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16Mar 2020
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Goodbye, Lavert Hill

Lavert Hill (image via MGoBlue)

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Lavert Hill came to Michigan out of Detroit (MI) King after his brother, Delano, also came to Michigan after playing high school ball at Detroit (MI) Cass Tech. The younger brother was a 247 Sports 4-star, the #12 cornerback, and #132 overall. He was a U.S. Army All-American, too. I initially gave him a TTB Rating of 81 (LINK) before bumping him up to an 84 (LINK), which was good but still behind classmate David Long.

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