Monday, June 20, 2016

Michigan Monday: Double 4 Star Saturday

Michigan's Ann Arbor camp opened over the weekend and Jimmy and staff picked up two surprise commitments from the same school in Georgia.   2017 DT Aubrey Solomon and 2018 S Otis Reese from Leesburg, GA committed to the Wolverines on Saturday afternoon.   Both of these commitments were a big surprise to many in the recruiting game.   Most had Aubrey ticketed to SEC schools like Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, etc. and the timing for Otis a 2018 class member was very quick.

You might recognize Leesburg as one of Michigan's Summer Camps earlier this month.  

Lets take a look at Aubrey first.

He is a 4 star recruit across the board and close to a top 100 guy in the nation for all 4 services.   Rivals has him the #4 DT in the country at 91st player nationally, ESPN has him as the #6 DT and 61st overall, 24/7 has him the #14 DT and 207 overall.    This is a big man, he is 6'3 300 pounds going into his senior year.   Talk about a run stopper!

His offer list is SEC heavy as you might suspect:  Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, UNC, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and USC.

Michigan is looking for a lot of DT depth in this class and might have room for one or two more guys.  Michigan lost Big Willie in the last draft and will lose the likes the Worm and Glasgow in the next for sure. 

This is a huge win for the Wolverines on the recruiting trail and one nobody saw coming.   Congrats to 24/7 for having the inside information and this one.   This is Michigan's 15th commitment to the 2017 class.

Next is 2018 Safety Otis Reese:

Otis has been favoring Michigan for awhile now, he got offered in April and attended the camp this month.   He has always listed Michigan has his leader but he is still entering his junior year of high school. 

The only services to rank him for 2018 are 247 and Scouts both have him listed as a 4 star safety.    He is listed at 6'2 and 195 pounds and might be perfect for the SAM/Peppers role in Michigan's defense.

Otis early offer list included UCLA, LSU, Louisville and CMU. 

2018 seems a long time away but getting Otis on board early is a good sign for the recruiting class with only 4 members in it. 

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