Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Michigan Tuesday: An Early Look at 2019 Recruiting

It seems Jimmy and staff started to prioritize the 2019 class back in the middle of the 2018 recruiting cycle.   Not sure what the thinking was but Michigan fans are expecting a top 5 class and the Wolverines are off to a great start. 

Current Commits:
5 Star DE or OT Chris Hinton - Rated #14 in the Country by 24/7
4 Star OG Nolan Rumler - Rated #63 in the country and from Akron, Oho
4 Star DE Stephen Herron Jr. - Rated #69 and is from Louisville
3 Star LB Charles Thomas, from IMG
As you can see Michigan already has committed players ranked higher then the entire 2018 class.  They are also strongly in on the following:
  • #1 Ranked RB Quavaris Crouch
  • 6'7 and 325 pound OT Xavier Truss
  • Teammates at Belleville High School:  5 Star OL Devontae Dobbs and 4 star MSU Commit DB Julian Barnett.  Michigan has some ground to make up with both guys but it seems a strong push lately has gotten the talented duo's attention.
  • Maryland OT William Harrod
  • IL OT Trevor Keegan
and many more....................
Michigan has changed recruiting strategies for 2019 and will go back to coaches being in charge of a certain area or state.   They have also blasted out a ton of offers, so expect their board to be pretty much in flux.  A large class over 25 players is expected.    Both lines will also be a priority as they were a big miss in the 2018 class.

  • Michigan of course continues to recruit Rice Grad Transfer OT Calvin Anderson .   Calvin visited Auburn last weekend and has put them in his top group with Michigan and Texas.  Calvin continues to enjoy the recruiting process and probably is still a month or so away from making a decision.   He did say that this is a business decision and a 7 month commitment to get him to the NFL.  So leaving Texas is a possibility as he wants to pick the best program that will continue to develop his skills and get him in the NFL Draft.  

  • Nebraska has already sold out their Spring Game.  Lots of excitement for Scott Frost and being  able to install a new offense in 14 practices. 

  • ESPN brought out their first look at the NBA Mock Draft, Wagner was not listed in the first round.

  • Michigan lost a recruiting staff member in coordinator Cooper Petagna who is headed to Washington.

  • Another name has appeared for the 10th coaching position in former Jets OC and Harbaugh assistant coach John Morton.


Renegade said...

"Michigan already has committed players"

To be precise - verbal commits.

Thom said...

"Michigan already has committed players"

Michigan had verbal commits in 2018 and they went elsewhere. Or did you forget?

Renegade said...

That was exactly point for the 2019 class.