Thursday, July 4, 2019

Michigan July 4th Update: Everyone Loves Kris!

The commitment train keeps rolling down the track and yesterday was no exception.   Kris Jenkins Jr. committed to the Wolverines in the 2020 class after visiting two weeks ago.  You might remember Kris Senior who played for Ypsi, went to Maryland and had a 10 year career in the NFL at DT or Kris's Uncle Cullen Jenkins who played at Central and had a 14 year career in the NFL.  

Now that is a good bloodline and makes it a little strange that Kris Jr. is so under the radar.   This is another East Coast prospect that is closer to the basement right now then his ceiling.   Even though he plays for Good Counsel a powerhouse program in the area.   His current weight might be the reason, Kris is 6'4 and 240 pounds and rated a 3 star prospect to all the services.  He currently listed as a DE but Don Brown and crew have talked to him playing anything from OLB to DT at Michigan.  
Unless Kris is crazy fast of the edge, I expect him to redshirt has he puts on a few pounds and some more muscle in Michigan's S&C program.  If he grows big like his dad or uncle and has the talent of those two, this was a complete steal.  Michigan is lacking DT's in this class and Kris getting around 300 pounds wouldn't hurt anyone's feeling.   I expect after a strong senior year, Kris will end up firmly in the 4 star range.  

Kris's offer list included the likes of Northwestern, Yale, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Iowa, Michigan State, Air Force, Duke, UNC, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, and Vanderbilt.  With all those academic schools in there, Kris must be a strong student athlete.  

Rooms at the Inn are getting tight! 

Michigan has 21 guys committed right now with a full class expected to be at 25.   I'm not counting the wrestling guy, who is expected not to use a football scholarship at least for a couple of years.  (rule is, if the kid sees the field he automatically counts against the football scholarship count).   That leaves 4 spots with needs being DT, OT, TE, and probably another CB.

  • Don Brown has also signed a new 3 year extension to stay as Michigan's DC.  Love the guy, he just needs to figure out the one game a year where he gets completely out coached.

Enjoy the holiday!


Mike Tebbe said...

If we only have 4 left and nobody decommits

RB - Jalen Berger
CB - Darian Green Warren
CB - Henry Gray
ATH - Malcom Greene

No top DT seems interested.. Already have 2 TE's..

EzmoB said...

No need for TE's in this class. Already have some really good TE's on the team. Plus coach Gattis is not going to utilize them that much anyways. Most definitely need another RB, 2 more DT's, 2 CB's.