Michigan Adds California 4-Star WR to Stacked 2016 Class
It's been a long time since a recruit put a Michigan hat on at one of the famous All-American game commitments, but on Saturday the drought ended.
4-Star WR Dylan Crawford (CA) chose the wolverines on national television Saturday.
Crawford joins Ahmir Mitchell, Brad Hawkins, and Nate Johnson as the receivers in this stacked class.
Crawford is the 20th overall WR in the country, and the 113th player overall, according to 247.
VIDEO: Crawford picks Michigan pic.twitter.com/cCvmiFuqmv— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) January 9, 2016
You Win Some, You Lose Some: Nauta Goes Home
Despite a late push from Michigan staff, the top-ranked TE in the country, Isaac Nauta, committed to Georgia at the Army All-American game on Saturday.
Nauta originally committed to Florida State, then decommitted, and was considered a Georgia lock, but Michigan was considered in there until he threw the UGA hat on. Nauta reports to UGA tomorrow as an early enrollee.
Michigan had three players considering them at the Army game, and they nabbed one in Dylan Crawford.
Donnie Corley was the third, and Michigan was never considered close in the race for the Detroit MLK product.
Michigan Recruit Stats in Army Game
In the recruiting world, the Army AA game was pretty much the entire week/weekend. How did Michigan commits/targets fare in the game?:
COMMIT Brandon Peters: 4 COMP/16 ATT 47 Yds/0 INT
TARGET Mecole Hardman: 1 Rush, 5 Yards
COMMIT Dylan Crawford: 3 Rec/30 Yards (Tied for first on West in receptions)
TARGET Devin Asiasi: 1 Rec/25 Yds/1 TD
TARGET Mecole Hardman: 3 Rec/36 Yards
COMMIT Jordan Elliott: 1 AST
TARGET LaVert Hill: 1 Solo/1 PBU
TARGET David Long: 1 Solo/1 INT-27 YDS.
TARGET Jordan Fuller: 2 Solo
TARGET Caleb Kelly: 1 Solo
Michigan Trending for 2016 TE, Jump Ball Specialist
Since Nauta went to UGA, Michigan now needs a TE in their 2016 class because they can't keep Jake Butt forever.
A new name hit the surface on Sunday by way of Missouri: Chase Allen.
On Sunday, Steve Lorenz of 247 noted the significant jump to lead the race for TE Chase Allen. His crystal ball continues to trend to Michigan at 92%.
Allen (6-6, 220) is a truly gifted jump ball machine, per his highlights attached below. He shows great athleticism, hands like a receiver, and size like you need from a TE. 247 has him at 3-stars, but his highlights compare well with some 4-stars and up, but the question of the level of competition in Missouri is what likely makes the stars for Allen stay at 3.
Allen will likely visit Ann Arbor this upcoming weekend, also according to Lorenz at 247.
Another One? Top 100 TE Asiasi will Official to UM with Top 300 LB
Devin Asiasi and Boss Tagaloa of De La Salle (Concord, CA) will officially visit Michigan on January 22nd, according to Steve Lorenz of 247.
While, Tagaloa seems to be a sure pick to UCLA, Asiasi has felt a late push from Jay Harbaugh and the wolverines' staff.
Asiasi is a 4-star TE who played in the Army game. He is rated as the 4th TE in the country, and the 50th overall player according to 247. This would be a nice bounce back from the Nauta miss for Michigan. While, we won't have a true feel on Michigan's chances with Asiasi until after his visit, Michigan is definitely in on the California kids, adding Dylan Crawford on Saturday.
Tagaloa is rated as the 14th DT in the country, and the 102nd player overall. Although, Michigan is likely out, you can never count out Harbaugh and a visit to Ann Arbor.