The Wolverine

March 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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2016 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE MEASURABLES • Has run a 5.52 40-yard dash and benches presses 405 pounds. STATISTICS • Three-year starter on both sides of the line at Cass Tech. • Helped lead Cass Tech to an 11-3 record and state Division I runner-up finish as a senior. • R e p o r t e d l y paved the way for over 2,800 yards r u s h i n g fo r t h e Cass Tech offense, w h i c h g a v e u p only two sacks all season despite throwing for 3,000- plus yards. He also notched 10 pan- cakes. • As a junior, Cass Tech finished with a 12-1 record and reached the state Division I semifinals, a 30-15 loss to Saline. He helped pave the way for future Ohio State running back Mike Weber, who notched 2,265 yards rush- ing and 29 TDs. • Helped Cass Tech to the Detroit Public School League title as a fresh- man in 2012. HONORS • S e l e c te d to t h e D e t ro i t Fre e Press Dream Team of the best play- ers in the state as a senior and to The Detroit News Dream Team as a junior and a senior. • Picked to the Detroit Dream Team as a junior and senior. ALL-STAR GAMES AND CAMPS • Played in the U.S. Army All-Ameri- can Bowl, Jan. 9, in San Antonio. RECRUITMENT • Visited Michigan State (twice), Ohio State, Notre Dame and Penn State, in addition to Michi- gan, before com- mitting to U-M June 2, 2015. • Took a trip to Michigan State unoffi- cially in September, was offered by the Spartans Jan. 18 and took an official visit to the school Jan. 22. • Confirmed his Michigan pledge on Feb. 2. NOTABLE • Born December 10, 1997. • His high school coach, Thomas Wilcher, played running back at Michi- gan from 1983-86 and won an NCAA title in the indoor 55-meter hurdles. • Current Wolverines from Cass Tech include redshirt junior guard David Dawson, senior safety Delano Hill and MICHAEL ONWENU OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 • 350 CASS TECH H.S. DETROIT, MICH. RANKINGS STARS NAT. POS. STATE ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 147 7 4 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 130 8 2 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 36 2 1 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 140 8 3 RIVALS' JOSH HELMHOLDT ON ONWENU "His size gives him an immediate strength advantage over almost every defensive lineman he goes against."

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