In the last week or so, Michigan has gained four 2016 commitments in offensive lineman Michael Onwenu, running backs Kiante Enis and Chris Evans and linebacker Dytarious Johnson, bringing the total number of pledges from six to 10 over the weekend.
But the biggest thing of all that was addressed was Michigan's glaring need for versatility and athleticism. Enis and Evans both give them that.
I did a pair of quick analysis pieces for both of them. Here is a snippet of what Enis brings:
He has good size at 6-1, 200 pounds, which could allow him to play defensive back at the next level. In fact, it would not surprise me at all to see Enis ending up as a safety in Ann Arbor, but we will see what happens.
At running back, he is a burner and has the footwork to change direction quickly. He sees the field well and finds the opening and hits the hole hard. He is very patient and elusive and is a threat to take it to the end zone every single time that he touches the ball with the ability to also catch the ball out of the backfield.
When he is playing in the secondary, his speed translates nicely to that side of the ball. He has great ball skills and has the ability to go toe-to-toe for jump balls.
Following commitments from Matt Falcon and Kingston Davis, it became apparent that Michigan was looking at adding a third player at the position who could give them home-run hitting ability and good hands out of the backfield. Michigan now has that in both Evans and Enis, but Evans looks more likely to fill that role on offense.
At 5-11, 185 pounds, slot receiver is certainly in the cards with him as well. Evans has the ability to turn water into wine, turning dead plays into touchdowns with his speed downfield and quick feet. While he seems like the perfect third-down back in this offense, he has the ability to run between the tackles, as well.
Wherever Michigan uses Evans, his speed will be a huge plus for them. Michigan did a great job of addressing its need for athleticism this past weekend.
A quick analysis piece on Prattville camp commit Johnson will be up later on today.
Busy weekend for offers
The satellite camps have been a huge success so far in terms of seeing kids live in action and being able to offer them. The majority of the offers to come out of the weekend came from the pair of satellite camps in Florida that were held in Tampa and Miami.
The Florida players offered include:
- 2016 two-star safety Josh Metellus
- 2016 three-star cornerback Antwaine Richardson
- 2016 three-star defensive end/outside linebacker Terrell Lucas Jr.
- 2017 four-star wide receiver Daquon Green
- 2017 unranked wide receiver Clevan Thomas