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February 2024

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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46 THE WOLVERINE ❱ FEBRUARY 2024 BY EJ HOLLAND W ith the early National Sign- ing Day over and done with on Dec. 20, it's time to take a deeper look at Michigan's 2024 recruiting class, which was ranked No. 15 nationally by the On3 Industry Ranking. I spent a ton of time on the road over the last year and saw several signees in one or multiple settings and also watched hours of film. Here is a breakdown of how I would rank each of U-M's 27 signees. 1. RB JORDAN MARSHALL CINCINNATI MOELLER On3 Industry Ranking: High four- star (top 75-100 prospect nationally) EJ's Ranking: High four-star (top 50-75 prospect nationally) Scouting Report: Impressive be- tween-the-tackles runner that wears down defenses with his power. Showed improved speed as a senior and the abil- ity to break off long runs for scores. Very instinctive runner that hits the hole without hesitation and shows tremen- dous vision, especially when finding cut-back lanes. Great balance. Serviceable pass catcher and willing to pass protect. Checks a lot of boxes as a three-down back. Will have a chance to come in and start as a true freshman at Michigan. Already has the physical build to play in the Big Ten and won't need much development. 2. OL ANDREW SPRAGUE KANSAS CITY (MO.) ROCKHURST On3 Industry Ranking: High four- star (top 75-100 prospect nationally) EJ's Ranking: High four-star (top 75-100 prospect nationally) Scouting Report: A mountain of a man at 6-foot-8, 285 pounds. Uses his sheer size and strength to completely overwhelm defenders and put them in the dirt. Knows how to finish blocks with authority in the run game. Very solid in pass protection but can better use his length to his advantage. How- ever, he's obviously a wall to get around. Looks comfortable at his size, espe- cially in space. Gets to the second level and often buries linebackers. A tad more work on his feet will make him a true dancing bear. Will need a year of devel- ❱  FOOTBALL RECRUITING POWER RANKING THE SIGNEES The Wolverine's Recruiting Editor Analyzes Michigan's No. 15-Ranked Class The On3 Industry Ranking lists Andrew Sprague as the No. 7 offensive tackle and No. 99 overall player nationally. PHOTO BY ZACH LIBBY

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