Two Michigan players among top athletic ‘freaks’ in college football
For the second straight year, Michigan’s football program features one of the top athletic ‘freaks’ in college football. Since the early 2000s, Bruce Feldman, now with the Athletic, has compiled an annual ‘freaks’ list, highlighting players with exceptional physical abilities. Former Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye topped the list last year, and another Wolverines defensive is high in this year’s rankings, which were released Monday. “While at Michigan, Paye clocked the second-best 3-cone time on the team at 6.37. In addition, he vertical jumped 36 inches, ran a 4.64 40 and ripped off a 4.07 shuttle time.mlive.com
25 players on Michigan football roster who got scholarship offers from Minnesota
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – There are 25 players on the Michigan football roster who received scholarship offers from Minnesota during their recruiting processes. TE Erick AllRecruiting profile: 4-star, No. OL Karsen BarnhartRecruiting profile: 4-star, No. HenningRecruiting profile: 4-star, No. DL Luiji VilainRecruiting profile: 4-star, No.
All 12 three-stars from 2018 recruiting class could help make or break Michigan football season
Every single recruiting class is important, and the Wolverines have reached the point where the 2018 class -- by far Harbaugh’s most criticized group -- has to make major contributions. Remembering the 2018 recruiting cycleThe 2018 class was recruited amid Michigan’s worst season of the Harbaugh era. The result was Michigan’s only full recruiting class to be ranked outside the top 20 since Harbaugh took over. Michigan’s recruiting has since rebounded, but that 2018 unit will play a major role in the coming seasons. 18 in MissouriRole: Guaranteed starterNobody better exemplifies the 2018 class than Bell, and everyone who follows Michigan football knows his story.
Defensive line could make or break Michigan football season against quarterback-loaded schedule
Unfortunately, the defensive line wasn’t a strength for Michigan a year ago. Even though the schedule is shorter this season, Michigan won’t avoid the best quarterbacks in the Big Ten. Look no further than the 2019 recruiting class to find the X-factors for this defensive line. Beyond Hinton and Smith, the rest of the defensive line depth is hard to project. Beyond Hutchinson and Paye, the defensive line could very well be a weakness for Michigan, and that would be a crippling blow to a young defense.