If I Had My Druthers…2021 Class: Offense

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25Feb 2020
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If I Had My Druthers…2021 Class: Offense

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Michigan has been throwing out offers left and right over the past few years, which makes recruiting hard to track. I have always enjoyed evaluating players and watching film, so this is an attempt to put together the best possible class for Michigan.

These are not necessarily realistic, but rather than just saying, “I want every 5-star!”, I want to put together a somewhat attainable list of players that have impressed me.

This exercise assumes that Michigan will land 25 players in the 2021 class.

QUARTERBACK: J.J. McCarthy – La Grange Park (IL) Nazareth Academy
Ranking (247 Composite): 5-star, #2 pro-style QB, #16 overall
Scoop: McCarthy is already committed to Michigan (LINK).
Highlights: See above link

QUARTERBACK: Shedeur Sanders – Cedar Hill (TX) Trinity Christian
Ranking: 4-star, #14 pro-style QB, #238 overall
Scoop: Though he’s ranked as a pro-style quarterback, Sanders has the physical ability to be a dual-threat guy or play other skill positions. Don’t get me wrong – he’s not as blindingly fast as his dad, Deion Sanders, but he can still run well. I also like the idea of taking two quarterbacks, especially when other quarterbacks on the roster might transfer or switch positions. It would also be nice to have some of Prime Time’s star power hanging around the program.
Highlights: LINK

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29Jan 2020
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Peyton Smith – QB – Traverse City (MI) Central: Smith is a 6’3″, 190-pounder with a couple lower-level offers. Michigan is considering bringing him in as a preferred walk-on quarterback. He’s a 247 Sports 2-star, the #153 pro-style quarterback, and #3691 overall. Highlights can be found here (LINK).

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24Jan 2020
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Caleb Banks – OT – Southfield (MI) Southfield: Banks is a 6’6″, 255-pounder with offers from Indiana, Michigan, and Michigan State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #70 offensive tackle, and #741 overall. He could also end up playing defensive end at the next level.

Rayshaun Benny – OT – Oak Park (MI) Oak Park: Benny is a 6’5″, 275 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Oregon, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #23 offensive tackle, and #175 overall.

Jamari Buddin – LB – Belleville (MI) Belleville: Buddin is a 6’2″, 193 lb. prospect with offers from Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #21 outside linebacker, and #281 overall. All four of his crystal ball picks are for Michigan.

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24Dec 2019
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2021 Recruiting Update: Offense

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Dekel Crowdus – WR – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy: Crowdus, a Kentucky native, is a 5’10”, 165 lb. prospect with offers from Florida State, Kentucky, and Louisville, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #34 wide receiver, and #204 overall. He visited Michigan earlier this year before transferring to IMG.

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