Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Michigan Tuesday: Jimmy Gets His 2017 QB

News has been pretty slow over the holiday weekend.  Michigan Basketball had a nice home win over Purdue and Jimmy was playing in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.    Woodson is also reportedly replacing Keyson Johnson on ESPN's NFL Countdown.   Pretty normal boring stuff in the off season.  

Then the news broke last night that Michigan pulled in a huge 2017 recruit in QB Dylan McCaffrey.  The services are a bit scattered on the Dylan's size and whether he is a pro style or dual-threat QB.  Rivals has him at the #6 Dual Threat and 114th overall prospect.  Rivals has him at 6'4 and 185 pounds. 

24/7 has him as the #2 pro-style QB and at 6'5 200 pounds.  He is ranked as the #47th ranked prospect in the country. 

Scouts has him as the #3 QB overall and at 6'4.5 195 pounds.  He is ranked as the 39th player in the 2017 class.

All the services rank this talented QB with 4 stars. 

This is a talented football family, McCaffrey is the son of former NFL wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey. His brother, Christian, was the  Heisman runner-up for Stanford and maybe the best athlete in college football.  Dylan also has another brother that plays for Duke. 

This was Jimmy's top QB on this board and a huge pick-up.   Getting a top flight QB this early should help pull in a bunch of big time skill players on offense.   If Dylan has a good camp circuit this summer and senior year, I expect he will be a 5 star QB before signing day. 

Duke, Stanford and Michigan, I bet daddy is happy that his kids earned scholarships!

Side note: This is the second year in a row, Michigan has pulled the top player out of Colorado.

1 comment:

Mike T said...

Always good to get your stud QB early....

5* WR prospects Peoples-Jones and Black both took notice that Dylan is BLUE. Peoples-Jones is local kid and Black is from Alabama I think.

Still no word on Dytarious Johnson.... He changed high schools and the paperwork is messed up... Hope that doesn't cause an issue enrolling.

With him still up in the air we are 5 players over the 85 limit. With him we will be 6 over.

August 1st (Approx.) is the time frame we need to be at 85