Previously: Last year's profiles. S Sammy Faustin, S German Green, CB Gemon Green, CB Vincent Gray, CB Myles "Spider" Sims, LB Cameron McGrone, DE Taylor Upshaw, DE Julius Welschof, DE Aidan Hutchinson, OL Jalen Mayfield, OL Ryan Hayes, TE Luke Schoonmaker, TE Mustapha Muhammad, WR Ronnie Bell, RB-ish Michael Barrett, FB Ben VanSumeren.

[photo: Ron Rigdon, Jefferson County Leader]

 
Eureka, MO — 6'1", 212
 

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[Kaylee Todd]

24/7 3*, #1094 overall
#70 RB, #11 MO
Rivals 3*, 5.6 rating
#40 RB, #12 MO
ESPN 3*, 75 rating
#55 RB, #14 MO
Composite 3*, #978 overall
#49 RB, #11 MO
Other Suitors Purdue, Wyoming
YMRMFSPA Brandon Minor
Previously On MGoBlog Hello post from Ace.
Notes Twitter. Twitch.

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Senior:

You know, you do a lot of these and they can get repetitive. I try to insulate you, the reader, from that by deleting most of the truly generic takes, but even the finished products can be a bit same-y. So it's with great pleasure that I present you with something never before seen in one of these posts or anywhere else: these three colors in one outfit.

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Eureka Senior High School has some classy Washington-esque purple and gold duds, some bad Nike gray upon gray upon gray outfits, and then these pink, purple, and highlighter-yellow monstrosities that were surely the work of a four-year-old or criminally insane maniac. Adidas and Nike should leak these before every uniform reveal just so their latest attempt to make your favorite football team look like a sexy pterodactyl seems brilliant and understated by comparison. Hassan's senior highlight film cuts between various games and whenever it strikes on... this... your author vomit-snickers. It's a thing.

Anyway, Hassan Haskins. He's a running back.

[After THE JUMP: more about these uniforms, surely]

We interrupt the reading of tea leaves and the burning of entrails over the scraps of information leaking out of the submarine for an actual news update: Belleville Defensive End Tyrece Woods committed to Michigan last night. 

In the short term, Woods will cause strife between the star-gazers and the numbers guys. A three-star, Woods is currently the 46th-ranked prospect... in the state of Michigan (#1866 overall). Michigan was also his first and only Power 5 offer. However, his measurables suggest he might have slightly more upside than that.

It is worth noting however, that when both Greg Mattison and Don Brown approve of a defensive lineman, it is generally wise to adjust your opinions accordingly.

Woods is the 20th commit in the class, and the 4th defensive end. However, early indications are that Michigan might be planning to feed him many sandwiches and move him inside to three-tech, making him the second interior lineman in the class (joining Mazi Smith). His Belleville teammate Andre Seldon is committed in the 2020 class.

Informative update to follow.

Previously: Last year's profiles. S Sammy Faustin, S German Green, CB Gemon Green, CB Vincent Gray, CB Myles "Spider" Sims, LB Cameron McGrone, DE Taylor Upshaw, DE Julius Welschof, DE Aidan Hutchinson, OL Jalen Mayfield, OL Ryan Hayes, TE Luke Schoonmaker, TE Mustapha Muhammad, WR Ronnie Bell, RB-ish Michael Barrett.

 
Essexville, MI — 6'3", 236
 

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24/7 3*, #739 overall
#63 ATH, #15 MI
Rivals 3*, 5.7 rating
#34 ATH, #15 MI
ESPN 3*, 78 rating
#52 ATH, #14 MI
Composite 3*, #626 overall
#50 ATH, #12 MI
Other Suitors Iowa, ND, Mizzou, Minn
YMRMFSPA Khalid Hill
Previously On MGoBlog Hello post from Ace.
Notes Twitter. Instagram. Has a 2022 brother.

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Junior:

Senior:

Ace started Ben VanSumeren's Hello post by saying his commitment was "about as Harbaugh as it gets," and he had no idea how correct this was. A subsequent Mick McCabe article is almost Beyond Harbaugh, describing a footbaw player who:

  • quit basketball because he has to go to bed at 9PM and "my body is my temple"
  • decided in fifth grade to be a football player and told no one
  • gets up at 5 AM to get in a lifting session and then lifts again after school
  • has slept with a football since he fumbled once in seventh grade

This is a man who can have hours-long conversations about milk with his head coach. I have no idea how it took so long for Michigan and VanSumeren to finally hook up. This is like when Dawson and Joey spent like FOREVER just circling each other you know what let's just move on.

VanSumeren committed to WMU early. After there wasn't much movement for a bit since small schools near Bay City aren't recruiting hotbeds. Then he put up some absurd numbers at an Opening regional:

At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, he ran a 4.76 in the 40-yard dash. He ran 4.03 in the shuttle, the same time as the nation’s top overall tester Christian Morgan ran. He had over a 40-inch vertical.

Morgan is a safety headed to Baylor who was 20 pounds lighter than VanSumeren then; that vert is an inch off a national best; his overall SPARQ score of 127 is a few points short of the national leader, a 5'8" kid headed to Louisville. H-back and linebacker types never rank that high because only one of the four events—a powerball throw—is really up their alley. VanSumeren's numbers are truly absurd.

[After THE JUMP: brick body men still catch]

How are we going to have a defense without any dreds?

Jon Teske's a big galoot, but a smart galoot

DAMMIT WHAT ABOUT OUR NAME #CONTENT

Michael Barrett is proposed at QB, RB, FB, TE, viper, MLB, and SS by various persons in this post. That's a hot tomato!

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