Bodogblog

April 30th, 2018 at 2:07 PM ^

Some have equated him to Khaleke Hudson, which I do not believe is even a remotely similar comparison.  He looks like a good high school athlete with moves, a desire to compete, and some speed.  I think this is the safety/RB version of Vic Viramontes. 

Nowhere near the insane athleticism of Hudson. 

maizenbluedevil

April 30th, 2018 at 1:41 PM ^

Who?

Not trying to be snarky, genuinely have no idea who this guy is and it’s haed to keep track of these recruiting guys that seem to pop up out of nowhere all the time.

Mike Damone

April 30th, 2018 at 1:48 PM ^

Barnhart.  Seemed ready to announce earlier in the month w Michigan a strong favorite, then stated he wasn't ready.  Believe Michigan then visited him around 4/19 or 4/20.

3* per Rivals, #44 OT.  Can't have too many offensive lineman in the fold...

reddogrjw

April 30th, 2018 at 3:03 PM ^

almost the entire 2018 class could red-shirt for us

 

I am sure some will play

 

but we have 14 players from the 2017 class that are now RS Freshman that can contribute plus we lost very little from last year

 

the only 2018 recruits that might play are Hutchinson, Sims, McGrone, Muhammed and maybe a RB

 

but given we red-shirted Anthony and Singleton we don't need McGrone to play and we have great depth at CB - we could recruit the entire 2018 class and be just fine

trueblueintexas

April 30th, 2018 at 3:19 PM ^

What position do these impact Freshman in 2019 need to play?

QB - Still needs to be proven, but based on recruiting rankings there is a pretty good pipeline set up with Patterson, Peters, McCaffery, Milton.

RB - There is no shortage of numbers, just need the older guys to graduate to see what the young guys can do. 

WR - There is at least one more year of Black, DPJ, Collins & Martin. 

TE - Again, pretty stocked to the point both freshman this year will RS.

OT - There are plenty of candidates, they are all young, but after this year, we will have a much better idea if any of them can play at the highest levels. 

OG & C - There is a potential 2-3 year starter at Center (Ruiz) with a guy who played as a Freshman ready to back him up. Both gaurd spots are locked up (most likely for two more years) with a highly rated recruit (Filliaga) looking to find time.

DE - Most likely losing two very good players after this year but their backups will be getting valuable snaps this year and there is depth behind them already.

DT - A lot of young talent, but one (Solomon) has already proven himself.

LB & Viper - Michigan will be starting juniors in 2018 and have a whole class of RS Freshman getting good hype behind them.

CB - Would have to lose two early entries to have to start worrying about depth. A 4* freshman isn't even in the mix for PT this year.

S - After losing Kinnell this year and Mettelus next year, Michigan still has JKP, Woods, Hawkins and the incoming Freshman to fill two spots. 

 

For the first time in a decade. the one thing I am finally not overly concerned with is depth to prevent true Freshman from needing to log significant playing time. 

Yes, you have to keep the pipline flowing, but immediate impact freshman is probably not  the mot significant need at this point. They are a luxury. Keep finding the guys who can come in and keep the pipeline going.

Bluey

April 30th, 2018 at 2:19 PM ^

If someone told me this would be the level of Jim Harbaugh's recruiting in years 3 and 4 when he was hired I would have laughed in their face. Compare that with what Urban is doing in Columbus and it's very depressing.

KentuckianaWolverine

April 30th, 2018 at 2:45 PM ^

Just a quick reminder.....we all just watched TWO former walk-on Quarterbacks get drafted in the top 10, in the NFL draft. The #1 OVERALL pick (also the Heisman trophy winner) was one of those two players. While we all want a team full of 5 stars.....It's not the end of the world to find an a hidden gem.