The Wolverine

December 2018

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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DECEMBER 2018 THE WOLVERINE 49   FOOTBALL RECRUITING While Mullings still has another full year of high school football ahead of him, Michigan has positioned itself very well to land the speedy backer. West Bloomfield (Mich.) High four- star safety Makari Paige Paige has said a few times that he's not receiving the full-court press from Michigan, but he does feel wanted by the staff. He paid close at- tention to U-M's defense during the Penn State game and left impressed. "I was really watching the type of defense they run," he said. "I saw a lot of man to man going on and a lot of cover 2. I saw that a lot with the safe- ties and the rover, going down to play man to man. Even on a guy like K.J. [Hamler], he's pretty fast and I still saw [Josh] Metellus covering him the whole game. It was a lot of fun to watch." As the friend, teammate and class- mate of 2020 inside linebacker and Michigan commit Cornell Wheeler, Paige is pretty much on U-M's radar by default. However, the No. 12 safety and No. 201 overall prospect nation- ally would be a great fit in Brown's aggressive defense because of his length at 6-3 and versatility across several positions in the secondary. Detroit Martin Luther King four-star wide receiver Rashawn Williams For a while it looked like Michigan would be on the outside looking in for Williams, but after his visit to Ann Ar- bor for the Penn State game the junior started speaking about U-M in a way that he never really has before. "When I was watching the game, it felt like I was in those situations," Williams said. "When they threw the ball to Donovan Peoples-Jones, I just visualized myself making the plays he made. "When they threw the ball to Nico Collins on the post, I thought, 'Dang, I could be in this situation, catching the ball and all the fans looking at me.'" The No. 4 wide receiver and No. 24 overall prospect nationally in the ju- nior class is also quite high on Ohio State. He was throwing up the block M before the game and spending a lot of time with 2020 cornerback and Michigan commit Andre Sel- don. That doesn't necessarily mean that the 6-0, 178-pounder is a lock to Michigan, but the Maize and Blue certainly seem to be trending with the Detroit native. ❏ Complete Visitors List For Penn State Game Name Pos. Year Hometown Status Erick All TE 2019 Fairfield, Ohio Commit Parker Ball OG 2019 Douglas County, Ga. Unoffered Karsen Barnhart OT 2019 Paw Paw, Mich. Commit Zach Carpenter OG 2019 Cincinnati Commit Quavaris Crouch* ATH 2019 Charlotte, N.C. Offered Kalen DeLoach* LB 2019 Savannah, Ga. Offered Tommy Eichenberg LB 2019 Cleveland Offered Jett Elad CB 2019 Cleveland Unoffered Mica Gelb OG 2019 Washington, D.C. Unoffered Keshaun Harris WR 2019 Lansing, Mich. Unoffered Christopher Hinton DE 2019 Norcross, Ga. Commit Andy Maddox QB 2019 Prairie Village, Kan. Commit^ Kobe Myers ATH 2019 Waterford, Mich. Unoffered Jackson Ostrowsky QB 2019 Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Unoffered Jude Pedrozo LS 2019 Westerville, Ohio Unoffered Nolan Rumler OG 2019 Akron, Ohio Commit Mike Sainristil ATH 2019 Everett, Mass. Commit Kortez Toles CB 2019 Grand Blanc, Mich. Unoffered DJ Turner II CB 2019 Bradenton, Fla. Commit Joey Velazquez S 2019 Columbus, Ohio Commit Tyrece Woods DL 2019 Belleville, Mich. Commit Bryce Austin DT 2020 Southfield, Mich. Unoffered Tim Baldwin Jr. RB 2020 Ashburn, Va. Commit Kalil Branham WR 2020 Columbus, Ohio Commit Jaiden Cameron DE 2020 Clayton, Ohio Unoffered Joshua Downs WR 2020 Suwanee, Ga. Offered Brady Feeney OT 2020 O'Fallon, Mo. Unoffered Miles Fleming QB 2020 Columbus, Ohio Unoffered Josh Fryar OT 2020 Beech Grove, Ind. Unoffered Chase Glover WR 2020 West Bloomfield, Mich. Unoffered Angelo Grose CB 2020 Mansfield, Ohio Unoffered Devin Hightower LB 2020 Akron, Ohio Unoffered Myles Hinton OT 2020 Norcross, Ga. Offered Unique Houston RB 2020 Bay City, Mich. Unoffered Michael Jenkins CB 2020 Belleville, Mich. Unoffered Theo Johnson TE 2020 Windsor, Ontario Unoffered Jaheem Joseph ATH 2020 Miami Offered Karamba Kaba CB 2020 Ann Arbor, Mich. Unoffered Cameron Martinez ATH 2020 Muskegon, Mich. Unoffered JuTahn McClain RB 2020 Fairfield, Ohio Offered Mitchell Melton LB 2020 Baltimore Unoffered Kalel Mullings LB 2020 Milton, Mass. Offered Makari Paige S 2020 West Bloomfield, Mich. Offered Andre Seldon CB 2020 Belleville, Mich. Commit Devell Washington WR 2020 Bay City, Mich. Offered Cornell Wheeler LB 2020 West Bloomfield, Mich. Commit Rashawn Williams WR 2020 Detroit Offered Zak Zinter OT 2020 Cambridge, Mass. Offered Dacari Collins WR 2021 Powder Springs, Ga. Unoffered Hayden Conner OT 2021 Katy, Texas Offered Jimmy Gillette QB 2021 St. Joseph, Mich. Unoffered Tony Grimes CB 2021 Virginia Beach, Va. Offered Ramier Lewis OT 2021 Belleville, Mich. Unoffered Blake Nelson TE 2021 Walled Lake, Mich. Unoffered Damon Payne DE 2021 Belleville, Mich. Offered George Rooks DE 2021 Jersey City, N.J. Offered Jack Sawyer ATH 2021 Pickerington, Ohio Offered Rocco Spindler OG 2021 Clarkston, Mich. Offered Nicholas Steinacker DE 2021 Corunna, Mich. Offered Christian Veilleux QB 2021 Buffalo, N.Y. Offered Tyler Martin LB 2022 Cambridge, Mich. Offered Myles Rowser ATH 2022 Belleville, Mich. Unoffered * Official visit; ^ preferred walk-on

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