Monday, June 25, 2018

Michigan Monday: Commit-A-Palooza

Wow! What a weekend for the 2019 and 2020 class. Getting all these guys on campus at the same time was a great strategy.

Lets re-cap how they dropped.

First commit came from Cincinnati Football/Baseball star Joey Velazquez who will play both sports at Michigan.  He is a great athlete and will play Viper or Safety at Michigan.  He was committed to OSU for baseball and really wasn't on the radar for many football programs.   A great pick up for two sports!  Joey is a 3 star 2019 prospect.

2nd: Erick All committed.   Many thought the Wolverines were "All done" on Sunday after this talented TE committed.  :-)  Erick is 6'4 and 225 from Ohio.  He is rated as a 3 star prospect and had offers from BC, Duke FSU, Iowa, UK, Louisville, Maryland, MSU, Minnesota, ND, Pitt, Syracuse,  Wake, and Wisconsin.   That is a strong offer list and he is clearly a smart kid who picked a school that highlights the use of its Tight Ends! 

3rd: 4 star RB from California Zach Charbonnet.  Zach was also in town for an official visit and really connected with Ann Arbor and the Harbaugh's (his position coach Jay and of course Jimmy).  Reports are that Zach was the Wolverines #1 target at RB and he felt the love this weekend. 24/7's Barton Simmons is very high on the talented RB:    "Zach Charbonnet out of Oaks Christian in California caught my eye," Simmons wrote. "He’s got the prerequisite production having topped 2,000 yards as a junior against elite competition. At first glance a 11.2 100 meter time in track may restrict him from that elite future first rounder tier until you realize that Saquon Barkley and Rashaad Penny had similar track times in high school. His listed height at 6-foot-2 can be seen as a positive or a negative. Certainly he can carry the big back label but considering the ‘busts’ of Ty Isaac and Chris Warren, the late-round brand on Bo Scarbrough and the still-pending fate of Jalen Hurd, is a 6-foot-2 frame too big? Turn on the film and I see great feet, suddenness and twitch out of Charbonnet and I lean towards optimism on his trajectory."

His offers include: Pretty much the PAC 12, BC, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma,  MSU, ND, Nebraska, PSU, TCU, Tennessee, and more.  As mentioned Zach is 6'2 and 215 pounds and is in the 2019 class.  What a huge pick-up for the Wolverine offense!

4th:  4 star instate DT Mazi Smith picked the Wolverines around 10 PM last night.  Mazi is from Grand Rapids and a top DT in this class. He is rated 4 stars, 6'3 and 290 pounds and has been to Ann Arbor a number of times.  He has a great relationship with G-Matt and new S&C guy Ben Herbert.   If your wondering, he is #3 in the photo above.  He is standing next to 5 star Zach Harrison (Yes, please).  Mazi "and Blue" is a beast and ranked 123 in the country by 24/7 and #7 DT.  ESPN is very high on him and ranks him #29 in the country.   His offer list included: Alabama, Georgia, ND, MSU, PSU, OSU, Oregon, Wisconsin, and many more.   Mazi was always a strong lean to the Wolverines and it was great to get him in the boat this weekend. 

So that was a pretty good weekend!  We all can take a breath now and relax right?  Nope!

This worked so well this weekend, lets bring him back! Commit Watch

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These two guys are on commit watch today: DJ Turner and George Johnson.  Both guys visited this weekend and could drop as early as today.  DJ is a CB from GA and in the first row and the last player on the right in the photo above.  George is a WR from Florida with offers from FSU, Georgia, NC State, Oregon, Utah, GA Tech, and many more.

With the new rule, players can take officials in June, but after this weekend they will have to wait to until football season.

1 comment:

Cormac said...

They/We got DJ Turner!