Michigan football is getting reinforcements. MGoBlog may need them.

Top150 East Kentwood (MI) defensive tackle Mazi Smith announced his commitment on Twitter, becoming the third prospect of the day to join the 2019 class, following tight end Erick All and running back Zach Charbonnet. Smith is ranked as high as 29th overall (ESPN) and no lower than 225th (247). His Hudl page features a short, violent junior highlight reel:

Smith was the subject of last year's final Future Blue Originals. Adam's takeaway:

Smith has the current skillset and upside to play 3-technique, and though I won’t go so far as to Dwumfour him up and call him the next Hurst, there’s certainly some resemblance there. On the most basic level, Smith checks all the boxes you want in an underclassman HS lineman: size, speed, and strength. His hand usage is advanced and he diagnoses the run well for a player his age. His biggest strength at this point is his speed off the ball at 6’3” and 290 pounds. Smith doesn’t look like he weighs 290—there’s no evidence of bad weight here—and he certainly doesn’t move like he weighs that much, but he blows through blocks and tackles backs like it.

He also holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Louisville, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Oregon, and Wisconsin, among others. He's the 14th commit in the 2019 class, which now ranks tenth nationally and second in the conference. A full Hello post on Smith will be posted, uh, as soon as we're ready.

The fallout from this big recruiting weekend may not be over, either.

It's one of those weekends.

Michigan added their second commit of the day and fifth of the week when four-star Westlake Village (CA) Oaks Christian running back Zach Charbonnet announced his pledge on Twitter. Charbonnet was among the many prospects on campus this weekend and the official visit led to him choosing the Wolverines over offers from UCLA, USC, Washington, Wisconsin, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and many others. It's not too difficult to see why so many power programs were in pursuit after watching his junior highlights, or even the first few plays on it:

All three recruiting sites list Charbonnet as a four-star; 247 is the most bullish, ranking him ninth among running backs and inside the top 250 overall, while Rivals (#20 RB) and ESPN (#26 RB) have him outside their respective top 300s for now.

A full Hello post will go up early this week. Here's a teaser provided by 247's Barton Simmons:

"Zach Charbonnet out of Oaks Christian in California caught my eye," Simmons wrote. "He’s got the prerequisite production having topped 2,000 yards as a junior against elite competition. At first glance a 11.2 100 meter time in track may restrict him from that elite future first rounder tier until you realize that Saquon Barkley and Rashaad Penny had similar track times in high school. His listed height at 6-foot-2 can be seen as a positive or a negative. Certainly he can carry the big back label but considering the ‘busts’ of Ty Isaac and Chris Warren, the late-round brand on Bo Scarbrough and the still-pending fate of Jalen Hurd, is a 6-foot-2 frame too big? Turn on the film and I see great feet, suddenness and twitch out of Charbonnet and I lean towards optimism on his trajectory."

Charbonnet is the 13th commit in the 2019 class, which ranks 15th nationally and second in the Big Ten.

Michigan's recent run of commits continues with OH TE Erick All, who's currently more in the Big WR mold:

Listed at 225, All is a 3* ranked around 500th on the composite. Recent FSU and Notre Dame offers may indicate he's going to get a bump in the near future as the sites catch up... or nah. That's how it goes these days. All and OH S Joey Velazquez will get full Hello posts in the near future.

Michigan's second 2020 commit is a cat-quick cornerback who drops 4.3 40s, but might be too small and get eaten by a walrus. 

Michigan picks up a viper commit from Cincinnati. Sea mammals uninvolved.

Purdue is mad! Other people are chastized for madness! Basketball scheduling makes sense! The porpoises are our enemy! Jack Hughes is not happening, your author is going to go weep in a closet! 

Michigan's first 2020 commit is a speedy wide receiver out of Ohio who has a jugs machine and the videos to prove it. 

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