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Quick Analysis: Deontay Burnett to Michigan

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Taking a brief look at what the three-star wide receiver brings to the Wolverines.

UPDATE: Burnett tweeted this evening that he has not committed to Michigan. We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds.

Michigan received their tenth commitment of the 2015 recruiting class on Sunday afternoon in the form of wide receiver Deontay Burnett (Gardena, California), who flipped his commitment to the Wolverines from Washington State.

Burnett, 6-0, 166 pounds, is a three-star prospect and the 85th ranked wide receiver in the 2015 class, according to the 247 Composite. In watching his film, there's not one thing specifically that really stands out, but he is a solid prospect and is good in a lot of areas.

He is not the tallest receiver, is not all that fast and definitely needs to add some bulk to his frame, but he does a very nice job of getting behind defenders and pulling catches from over them. He is not a burner, but he's got a good burst off the line of scrimmage that sets him up to make plays downfield.

Burnett makes a lot of difficult catches look easy and does a good job of contorting his body to do so. He has the look of a player that will be successful running quick routes as opposed to deep ones.

There's quite a bit to like about him as a prospect and it will be interesting to follow his development while at Michigan.