Friday, March 31, 2023

Jadyn Davis, Wolverine


Jadyn Davis (image via Instagram)

Charlotte (NC) Providence Day quarterback Jadyn Davis committed to Michigan on Friday afternoon on SportsCenter. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Clemson, Ohio State, Tennessee, and many more.

I did a full scouting report on him a few weeks ago (LINK).

ESPN: 4-star, 86 grade, #3 dual-threat QB, #35 overall
On3: 4-star, 92 grade, #8 QB, #105 overall
Rivals: 5-star, 6.1 grade, #3 pro-style QB, #10 overall
247 Sports: 5-star, 98 grade, #2 QB, #28 overall

Hit the jump for more.

2025 Recruiting Update: March 31, 2023


Lynchburg (VA) Liberty Christian running back Gideon Davidson (image via Twitter)


Gideon Davidson - RB - Lynchburg (VA) Liberty Christian: Davidson is a 6'0", 193 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and USC, among others. He's a 4-star, the #3 running back, and #38 overall in the class. Davidson runs a 10.69 in the 100 meters and scored 19 touchdowns while playing varsity as a freshman.

Onis Konanbanny - CB - Rabun Gap (GA) Nacoochee: Konanbanny is a 6'2", 170-pounder who moved to Georgia from Great Britain but was born in France. Nacoochee is the alma mater of Michigan tight end Marlin Klein. Konanbanny visited Michigan last weekend and was offered on the trip.

Cameron Miller - CB - Atco (NJ) Winslow: Miller is a 5'11", 175 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, Penn State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, among others. He's a 4-star, the #8 cornerback, and #94 overall. Miller visited Ann Arbor last weekend and was offered.

Talyn Taylor - S - Geneva (IL) Geneva: Taylor is a 6'0", 165-pounder with offers from Illinois, Iowa, Notre Dame, Purdue, and Wisconsin, among others. Taylor could play receiver, corner, or safety at the next level.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Ex-Wolverine Coach Updates: Post-season 2022


Biff Poggi (image via Pressboxonline)

During the season, I like to keep readers updated on what's happening with former commits, players, and head coaches. But there's not enough time - and it's frankly not interesting enough - to keep up with all the former assistant coaches who are assistants elsewhere. So in the off-season, I like to do a little catching up on where former coaches are now. I am also including in this rundown a look at where some former Michigan players are now coaching, mostly in the college and professional ranks.


Joe Bolden (Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Assistant, Tulsa): Bolden spent one year as OLB coach and special teams coordinator for the Nevada Wolfpack and is now in a similar role at Tulsa, though he's only listed as a "defensive assistant" and special teams coordinator.

Don Brown (Head Coach, UMass): Brown went 1-11 in the first season of his second stint as the head coach at UMass.

Anthony Campanile (Linebackers Coach, Miami Dolphins): Campanile is heading into his fourth year as the Dolphins' linebackers coach.

Ross Douglas (Assistant Wide Receivers Coach, New England Patriots): Douglas is going into his second year as an assistant wide receivers coach for the Patriots.

Hit the jump for more updates.

2023 Spring Game Visitors


Kansas City (MO) Rockhurst offensive tackle Andrew Sprague (image via Hudl)

NOTE: The list below includes some players who will be visiting during the week of March 27-31, as well as some players who will attend the spring game.


Caleb Brewer - OT - Reading (PA) Wyomissing: Brewer is a 6'4", 275 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, and others. He's a 3-star, the #31 interior offensive lineman, and #547 overall.

Brandon Davis-Swain - DT - West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Davis-Swain is a 6'4", 240 lb. prospect who decommitted from Notre Dame. He's a 4-star, the #19 defensive lineman, and #146 overall.

Hogan Hansen - TE - Bellevue (WA) Bellevue: Hansen is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Hit the jump for more.

Monday, March 27, 2023

The 2023 Season Countdown is Coming!


Every year since 2009, I have counted down from the least important player on that year’s roster to the most important player, including starters, scholarship players, preferred walk-ons, special teams players, student body walk-ons, and everyone in between.

In case you want a look back at last year’s #1 player, here is Mazi Smith, who will probably be Michigan's top NFL draft pick this off-season (LINK).

YEARLY DISCLAIMER: The countdown is by the player’s importance to the team, not his overall talent. A talented player at a deep position won’t necessarily be missed a lot if he gets injured, but an injury to a moderately talented player at a thin position could be devastating. For example, I had cornerback Ambry Thomas ranked at #2 in 2020 because he was the team's only proven cornerback. Naturally, he opted out of the season and the team as a whole was an unmitigated disaster. Meanwhile, first round pick Kwity Paye was #6 because more talent was returning on the defensive line.

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Be ready for the countdown to begin next week after the spring game, which may let me re-calibrate some of my rankings.

2024 Recruiting Update: March 27, 2023


Jordan Marshall (image via Twitter)


Cincinnati (OH) Moeller running back Jordan Marshall committed to Michigan (LINK) and so did Lakewood (OH) St. Edward offensive lineman Ben Roebuck (LINK).


Jameer Grimsley - WR - Tampa (FL) Catholic: Grimsley is a 6'3", 185 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, Penn State, and Tennessee, among others.

Jiquavious Marshall - CB - Macon (GA) Westside: Marshall is a 6'5", 185-pounder with offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, and Nebraska, among others. He's a 3-star, the #52 athlete, and #525 overall. As a junior in 2022, he caught 35 passes for 548 yards and 6 touchdowns, while making 2 interceptions on defense.


Andalusia (AL) Andalusia running back J'Marion Burnette (4-star, #10 RB, #158 overall) committed to Auburn.

Queen Creek (AZ) Casteel cornerback Jeremiah Newcombe (4-star, #18 CB, #209 overall) committed to Oklahoma.


Here's the list of visitors from this past weekend (LINK).

Charlotte (NC) Providence Day quarterback Jadyn Davis is announcing his commitment on SportsCenter on Friday, March 31. Everyone expects him to pick Michigan. Here's the scouting report I wrote on him (LINK).

Class of 2023 Senior Highlights: LB Semaj Bridgeman

 Philadelphia (PA) Imhotep linebacker Semaj Bridgeman signed with Michigan back in December. He's rated as a 4-star, the #26 linebacker, and #300 overall in the class of 2023.