Well, that was one hell of an Early Signing Day. Michigan officially signed 25 of its 27 commits, giving Jim Harbaugh the #8 class in the country. But even with one of the best classes of the last decade, there are some upset fans.
For the haters, stop whining, ya babies. Yeah, it’s too bad that Michigan missed out on Zach Harrison,
Be disappointed when Michigan misses out on its top targets. But don’t be surprised when it happens a couple times every class. There isn’t much more to it than that’s just recruiting. Even Alabama misses on top targets (Hello, Daxton Hill).
But enough with the negativity, have you looked at who Michigan did sign in this class? If you missed it, Jim Harbaugh and company added the best safety in the country, arguably the best, most
If you were wondering, this would be the first Michigan has finished with the #1 class in the Big Ten since 2007. Yeah, that long ago. That was Lloyd Carr’s final recruiting class which included five-star QB Ryan Mallett, five-star CB Donovan Warren, four-star WR Junior Hemingway, and three-star C David Molk
That 2007 class of 20 signees wasn’t full of a ton of game changers but it was full of recruiting stars. Like that class, this 2019 group has plenty of stars as well but I believe it is also full of instant and long-term dudes, as Don Brown would say.
Here are some of my quick takes on Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class at the Early Signing Day point:
- RB Zach Charbonnet will break records and win awards at Michigan.
- S Daxton Hill will give the secondary the playmaker it’s been missing for a long time.
- The Chris Hinton–Mazi Smith defensive tackle duo will make a big impact over the next four years.
- G/C Nolan Rumler, OT Trevor Keegan
andOL Trente Jones are as good of a trio of offensive line signees as there is in the country.
- DE David Ojabo and S Quinten Johnson will be standouts throughout their careers.
- Fans are going to love SR/PR Giles Jackson.
- I think WR Cornelius Johnson does big things in the maize and blue.
- Don’t sleep on TE Erick All and WR/CB Mike Sainristil.
And that doesn’t even include the rest of the signees, which features a lot of really nice impact players, role players, and depth pieces that championship caliber teams need to consistently build.
So, did Michigan get everyone on their wish list? No. No one ever does. College football recruiting is extremely fluid and a constant roller coaster with flips and spins.
This class saw four total
Speaking of National Signing Day, with 25 players signed and only S Quinten Johnson and ATH Amauri Pesek-Hickson waiting until February 6th to sign with their teammates, the staff can sit back and see who else decides to wait to sign until NSD.
A couple of positions to watch over are defensive tackle, running back, tight end, and
Ellies, somewhat ironically enough, reminds me a bit of
Overall, Michigan put together one hell of a recruiting class. Arguably the best of the Harbaugh era. And the scary thing is, it could’ve been even better. This is another cornerstone class, similar to 2017’s, that should produce several long-term starters, a lot of heavy contributors, and a couple stars.
So, cheer up, everyone. Michigan has the best recruiting class in the conference and it’s the holidays.