Friday, June 3, 2016

Michigan Friday: First DE For The 2017 Class

Michigan has been recruiting St. Joseph (Mich.) strong-side defensive end Corey Malone-Hatcher for what seems like 5 years.  He has been on commit watch every time he took a step in Ann Arbor. 

He finally pulled the trigger yesterday with a tweet that says, The Best Players in Michigan go to Michigan.   Corey had a very nice offer list that included the likes of Alabama, Cincinnati, Columbia, Iowa, UK, Louisville, ND, Oklahoma, MSU, Ohio State, Penn State, UCLA, Tennessee, Wisconsin  and many others.    (It's funny that Columbia is in there with the big football programs, I assume that is a great sign about his academics)

It was always a Michigan vs. ND battle, with ND close to his home town in St. Joseph.   The only thing Corey has had some trouble with is injuries, which has shorted his last two high schools seasons. Last year it was an Achilles injury.   Hopefully, he will have a very good and healthy senior season before coming to Ann Arbor. 

Corey is known as an athletic pass rusher that gets to the QB quickly.   He can play either DE or LB but most project him to DE at the next level.   Most insiders expect that Corey is the first of four DE's that Jimmy and staff will take during this class.   Look for more positive news on 6/12 when Luiji Vilain announces as well.

His highlight video is pretty impressive. 

  •  There seems to be positive rumors around the transfer of 6'6 Shooting Guard from Kentucky, Charles Matthews to Michigan.   He has yet to take a visit, but he considers Michigan his leader.

  • Update:  2018 Stone Mt., GA offensive lineman Jalil Irvin, committed to Michigan this morning.  He is a 6-foot-3, 270-pound lineman.   He attended the Atlanta Camp as a spectator but was offered a month ago. 

1 comment:

ScottyDoggs said...

This is not football, but for those who are not familiar with Muhammad Ali... Ali was a "very big deal" in the sixties and seventies.
His stance on not going to Vietnam is now admired by many as being down right truthful, and Muhammad Ali was not thought of as a civil rights leader, but gained respect as the years passed and Vietnam was looked at in a different light. His comments and actions during the "sixties" proved prophetic.
I take that back, this is related to football... quite a few specialists on Parkinson's disease, believe it was the direct result of the severe beating that Ali received in 1980 by Holmes... Ali took a severe head beating that few could take for a few minutes (at most)... a most ill advised fight (Ali was low on funds)
How this relates to football is a new company has invented a football helmet that actually crushes to absorb most of the impact... it sells for 500 to 600 dollars, but increase in volume would lower the cost... I have yet to see it mentioned on Michigan websites, but than again I cannot possibly read them all (unless I am obsessed as much as the hard workers at "MGOBLOG".
Instead of arguments about paying the players, please make NCAA require these stop diseases like the one Muhammad Ali developed... yes people do develop Parkinson's without football, and boxing but most experts agree that Ali's is a direct result from severe head trauma. Whether you liked him or not Muhammad Ali was an historical figure in 60's and 70's... yes, I liked him.