Devery Hamilton Poised To Have Phenomenal Senior Year
Rivals.com Mid-Atlantic analyst Adam Friedman expects 2016 Michigan offensive lineman commit, Devery Hamilton, to become a football legend at Baltimore Gilmon High this upcoming season.
"He's extremely athletic for a big guy; he has even played tight end in high school" Friedman told The Wolverine ($). "He has the long frame to be a 300-pounder at the next level no problem, with college weight training. He's a smart kid, so learning scheme won't be a problem."
Hamilton, the four-star recruit and No. 12 ranked player in the state of Maryland, committed to the Wolverines on June 24, becoming the 19th verbal pledge of the 2016 class. He also holds offers from Clemson, LSU, Michigan State, Penn State, Stanford and Wisconsin.
Kurt Taylor Discusses Recent Michigan Offer
Kurt Taylor, a hot commodity in the 2017 class at running back, visited Ann Arbor for the Big House Barbecue and a strong impression at the camp was enough for the junior to receive his 12th collegiate offer from Michigan.
Taylor, ranked as the No. 34 ball carrier in the nation and No. 48 overall in the state of Georgia, told 247Sports ($) that he received nothing but praise from the Michigan coaching staff, and even was even compared to a former NFL Pro Bowler.
"It's a blessing and a great feeling. Coach Harbaugh is a great coach and he loved my size. He compared me to Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter and said that I can do great things if I came to Michigan".
The 5-foot-9, 200 pounder also picked up an offer from Indiana this past Monday, which now totals his offers from the Big Ten at three, along with Rutgers.
Rashan Gary Nation's No. 1 Recruit?
The hiring of former Paramus Catholic head coach Chris Partridge as recruiting coordinator has paid dividends to Michigan's recruiting surge in the state of New Jersey.
It's also gave Michigan an edge for 2016 five-star defensive lineman Rashan Gary, who's the No. 1 ranked player in the country by 247Sports. Rivals.com however has Gary ranked below North Carolina defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, which Prep Football Report's Tom Lemming ($) disputes.
"Dexter Lawrence is a great kid, but when you put it together, Rashan is like [NFL All-Pro] Ndamukong Suh, he is great against everybody he goes up against," Lemming said. "He never takes a play off. He has that nasty disposition.
"He's not quite as heavy as Dexter [6-4, 340] but more athletic and quicker than Dexter.
"Both are great players. You want them both, but if you get Rashan, you're getting an instant impact player in the middle of the defense."