Friday, June 26, 2015

Michigan Friday: Big Visit and Big Commit

Let's start with the commitment of 4 star DE Ron Johnson, Jr.   As expected he pulled the trigger on a commitment after Khalid Kareem picked Bama and during his visit to Ann Arbor.   Ron hasn't been hiding his attention and tweeted out he and his parents knew where he wanted and should go, before his visit. 

Ron has a lot of potential on the field and for nicknames.   He could go RoJo or maybe Ron John?  Plenty of options there.   For his football ability, he is a 6'4 and 230 pounds and ranked a 4 star player by all the services outside of Scouts which list him as a 3 star.   His feedback as a player is very similar to what you might expect to hear for many DE's that is going into their senior year.   He needs to work on his strength and his pass rush technique. 

RoJo (too early?) had a nice offer list that included:  Alabama, ASU, BC, Ole Miss, Nebraska, ND, OSU, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, VT, Wisconsin and many others.   His offer list is very impressive and looks like a top 4 /5 star list. 

Ron John (better?) is the 20th commit to the class (with St-Juste), which is filling up daily.  I don't see how Michigan has 5 more spots but that would be the max for sure.   Look for the commit train to slow down now as the Wolverines hold spots for WR's and the top guys in the class. 

Did I mention the top guys in the class?

The #1 player in the class DT Rashan Gary is expected in Ann Arbor today after spending Thursday at "that team down South".  Let's hope the Wolverines are not stopping the NJ pipeline anytime soon.

  • Tim Hardaway got traded last night in a draft deal that sends him to the Atlanta Hawks. 

  • Is this a sign?  Terrance Davis a 4 star offensive lineman from DeMatha Catholic had 4 crystal ball predictions on 24/7 flip to Michigan.  With 20 commits, room at the Inn is filling up quick.
With so few spots left in the 2016 class, I will do a Big Board update next week on what I believe are the top players still on the Wolverines board.   Michigan still has needs at WR, CB, DT and one more outside LB.

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